AOC Announces AGON AG251FZ 240Hz FreeSync Monitor

Subject: Displays | November 25, 2016 - 08:29 PM |
Tagged: AOC, 240Hz, freesync

This is just getting silly. While TN, 1080p monitors have been fading into the background, they are fast switching, and AOC is pushing that advantage. The AOC AGON AG251FZ is a 25-inch FreeSync display that can support up to 240 Hz refresh rates. They’re not the first monitor to reach this milestone, as Acer made a similar announcement back in August, but this display should be bright and smooth, especially for our readers with AMD GPUs.

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If you like to smoothly scroll documents, then you may also appreciate that its stand can pivot into portrait mode. I doubt it will have the best color representation, though, so those who want to photo edit, especially outside of sRGB, may want to look elsewhere. In fact, they don’t even list their sRGB (web and video) or AdobeRGB (video and print) coverage. I’d hope it would at least have 100% sRGB, but I can’t say for sure.

TechPowerUp claims that it will launch in January for about £449 GBP.

Source: AOC

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November 26, 2016 | 03:32 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Is the pixel response time actually fast enough to support this high of refresh rate? I would think that a lot of displays would show artifacts even at refresh rates much lower than 240 Hz. Would the artifacts caused by the refresh rate exceeding the pixel response time he called ghosting, or something else? It might be interesting to get some really high speed camera footage of these things.

November 26, 2016 | 04:25 PM - Posted by Scott Michaud

Don't know. They always publish grey-to-grey, which is less than a millisecond. If black-white-black is less than 4ms, then it should be possible and then some, but who knows?

Then again, slight ghosting at 240Hz might still look better than, say, no ghosting at 144Hz. It might even be enough time slices to just feel like a continuous, tiny motion blur.

November 28, 2016 | 08:03 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

now we just need NV to support adaptive sync...

November 28, 2016 | 04:49 PM - Posted by Scott Michaud

NVIDIA already has a GSync-capable 240Hz monitor. But yeah, I think this is a technology that should be an industry effort.

November 28, 2016 | 07:00 PM - Posted by Mutation666 (not verified)

1080p no care, make the 4k 120hz panels

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