Displays are constantly getting higher quality panels, faster refresh rates, and it seems that they are always growing. AOC just announced its latest monitor, which features a 35-inch UltraWide screen, 1800R curve, 1440p resolution, 120Hz G-Sync, and more. Read on to find out if this should be your next battle station upgrade.
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We love UltraWide monitors around here. If you look at Jordan’s Behind the Screens from this weekend, you’ll see that this style of monitors find a home at many of our desks.
Today, AOC announced its latest UltraWide monitor. This new display is 35-inches wide, has an aspect ratio of 21:9, and a resolution of 3440×1440. With DisplayPort, HDMI, and USB 3.0 ports, this monitor has just about any connection you could imagine.
Built-in speakers also find a home in AOC’s latest AGON gaming monitor. One of my favorite features from this monitor, however, is that it’s 120Hz G-SYNC compatible. This means that, for those with NVIDIA graphics cards, this monitor will play games buttery-smooth at 120FPS (on systems that can support it).
It’s been hard to find good high-end monitors at 3440×1440 with 120Hz G-SYNC support. One reason for this is that G-SYNC is a more expensive technology to implement than FreeSync from AMD and that most people just don’t want to spend the extra cash for it.
In my opinion, if you have a system capable of running 21:9 1440p games at 120Hz, a G-SYNC monitor is a must. If you’re wondering what this G-SYNC is, it’s a proprietary technology that NVIDIA uses to synchronize the refresh rate of the monitor to the maximum performance your computer can handle, minimizing tearing and giving a better quality image overall.
This monitor also includes AOC’s FlickerFree technology and LowBlue Mode. Both of these features are designed to give you a better viewing experience regardless of the system used with this monitor.
One thing many might not think about when it comes to an UltraWide monitor is curvature. I’ve used non-curved and curved versions, and the 1800R curve really helps. When you’re already looking at a monitor that’s quite a bit wider than normal offerings, a slight curve can help keep from having to turn your head as much.