AOC is working on its new flagship display aimed at demanding gamers. The new Agon 35-inch ultra-wide display will not only feature a 200 Hz variable refresh rate, but also peak brightness of 1000 nits. The monitor will carry VESA’s DisplayHDR 1000 badge and will cover 100% of the DCI-P3 color space.

The AOC Agon AG353-series displays will belong to the company’s third generation premium gaming monitors that will tend to improve key qualities of monitors designed for demanding as well as hardcore gamers. Traditionally for the segment, the new LCDs will attempt to bring together large sizes, high refresh rates, high brightness, as well as technologies like AMD’s FreeSync 2 HDR or NVIDIA’s G-Sync HDR.

The Agon AG353-series monitors will rely on a 35-inch curved VA panel featuring 3440×1440 resolution, 1000 nits peak brightness in HDR mode, a 2000:1 contrast ratio (a bit lower than what you come to expect from a VA panel), a 1 ms MTRT response time (4ms GtG), and a 200 Hz maximum refresh rate. The displays will carry the DisplayHDR 1000 badge, so they will support at least HDR10 transport. Furthermore, they are promised to cover 100% of the DCI-P3 color space, which is something that not every IPS-based LCD can do.

AOC plans to offer two versions of the Agon AG353-series monitors: the AG353UCG featuring NVIDIA’s G-Sync HDR as well as another one supporting AMD’s FreeSync 2 HDR. The key differences between the two will be scalers approved by AMD or NVIDIA as well as certification from the GPU developers. The G-Sync HDR version will feature a 512-zone Full Array Local Dimming backlight.

According to TFTCentral, the device will support HDMI 2.0, DisplayPort 1.4, and come with 2x8 W speakers. A four port USB 3.1 (5 Gbps) is also provided.

AOC disclosed at a media event that its G-Sync-supporting Agon AG353-series displays will hit the market sometimes in June, 2019. MSRP of the product is unknown, but we are dealing with a premium monitor and therefore it will be priced accordingly.

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  • Valantar - Thursday, April 11, 2019 - link

    Seconded! If frankly be shocked if it lacked FALD as the article kind of suggests.
  • a5cent - Friday, April 12, 2019 - link

    The FreeSync version very likely will lack FALD.

    There currently is no FreeSync controller ASIC on the market that supports FALD. Unless AOC has access to some secret pre-release FreeSync controller that nobody else has, the FreeSync version will not support FALD and will be limited to DisplayHDR 600 as a result.
  • Hxx - Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - link

    it will likely use the exact same panel as the one in the ACER x35 and the similar Asus PG35VQ. Personally i think this is great news since it will likely be priced much lower than those 2 and still offer a similar experience . Damn now i need to figure out which useless body parts i can sell to get one
  • imaheadcase - Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - link

    Start with the brain, since its not in use now.
  • kbswaff - Thursday, April 11, 2019 - link

    This decade has been filled with tech promotion, but now I am burned out from all of it, or rather I have burn-in. Here is the monitor you all have been waiting for (that you will still be waiting since this is just tech erotica). 🙄
  • vivekvs1992 - Thursday, April 11, 2019 - link

    True.. Each "toy" is on fascinating till the next one comes around.. I was saving up for a its 2080..still i never go and buy the latest stuff.. Gadgets are renewed only if one breaks down(somewhat common considering the glass slabs our phones have become)
  • Lakados - Thursday, April 11, 2019 - link

    I want to know if it supports VESA100, if it does then there may be a chance I will pick it up some time in December.
  • Exodite - Thursday, April 11, 2019 - link

    Is there really any point to a 200Hz VA panel?

    Honest question.

    I realize this is a premium panel but VA often struggle with latency compared to IPS, and even more so compared to TN, and it's not unheard of for VA panels struggling to deliver 144Hz updates in a timely manner.
  • a5cent - Friday, April 12, 2019 - link

    At least from the VA panels we've seen so far, no, there is no point. I assume it's not a coincidence that the 200 Hz refresh rating is advertised as "overclocked", meaning we absolutely should expect smearing. The only question is how much.

    On the other hand, a VA panel doing 144 Hz really well would already be quite the accomplishment. If it can pull 144 Hz off without smearing, I'd say this is the panel to get. Beyond 100-120 Hz you get diminishing returns, so not achieving 200 Hz isn't that big of a loss to begin with.
  • Exodite - Friday, April 12, 2019 - link

    I'm totally with you on the conclusion, VA is superior to the other display technologies in most ways outside of refresh rates and I would personally be fine with 100/120 or 144 Hz.

    Just trying to determine if the whole 200 Hz thing is marketing or actually a significant advancement of the technology I'm unaware of. :)

    I'm not in the market for a new monitor right now, I have a 27" IPS 1440p/144 Hz that I'm happy with, but if I were then this wouldn't be ruled out on account of not being able to deliver an actual 200 Hz refresh.

    (Though it likely would get ruled out on account of price...)

    Thanks for the feedback!

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