AOC has introduced its new large gaming display aimed at gamers on a budget. The AOC Q3279VWFD8 is a 31.5-inch monitor and features AMD’s FreeSync technology, but its price will be around €250 in Europe.

The AOC Q3279VWFD8 is based on an 8-bit + FRC 31.5-inch IPS panel featuring a 2560×1440 resolution, 250 nits brightness, a 1200:1 static contrast ratio, a 5 ms GtG response time, a 75 Hz refresh rate, and so on. The monitor covers 98% of the sRGB and 84% of the Adobe RGB color gamuts. In addition, the display supports AMD's FreeSync dynamic refresh rate technology. The manufacturer does not publish the exact FreeSync’s range, specifically the lower bound, but typically the range is around 30-75 Hz on inexpensive models.

When it comes to inputs, the AOC Q3279VWFD8 has one DisplayPort 1.2 input, one HDMI 1.4 port, one DVI-D port, and one D-Sub input. In addition, the LCD has one 3.5-mm audio output for headphones, but does not include integrated speakers. As for the stand, it supports tilt adjustment, but not height or swivel adjustments.

AOC will start selling its Q3279VWFD8 later this month for the price of £219 in the U.K. and approximately €250 in mainland Europe. Being very affordable for a 31.5-inch model, the AOC Q3279VWFD8 naturally does not support premium features, such as high brightness, DCI-P3, a high refresh rate and so on. Obviously, price and dimension are the main selling points of the product. Besides, customers in budget hardly own high-end graphics cards that offer performance of above 100 fps in the latest games at a 2560×1440 resolution.

Specifications of AOC's Entry-Level 31.5" Gaming Display
  Q3279VWFD8
Panel 31.5" IPS
Native Resolution 2560 × 1440
Maximum Refresh Rate 75 Hz
Dynamic Refresh Tech FreeSync on DisplayPort
30?-75 Hz
Response Time 5 ms (gray-to-gray)
Brightness 250 cd/m²
Contrast 1200:1
Viewing Angles 178°/178° horizontal/vertical
Pixel Pitch 0.273 × 0.273 mm
PPI 93
Color Gamut 98% sRGB
88% NTSC
84$% Adobe RGB
Inputs 1 × DisplayPort 1.2
1 × DVI DL
1 × D-Sub
1 × HDMI 1.4
Audio 3.5-mm headphone jack
Color Black and Silver
Power Consumption Standby < 0.5 W
Maximum 45 W

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Source: AOC

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  • roedtogsvart - Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - link

    >>gaming monitor
    >>75hz
    :thinking:
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  • darkchazz - Thursday, July 19, 2018 - link

    I have used a 75hz monitor before and input-lag was low enough to be usable in even multiplayer shooters like overwatch. Sure it wasn't as smooth as my current 144hz gsync monitor but it definitely was a far cry from 60hz. Reply
  • TheWereCat - Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - link

    Just a few hours ago I was about to buy two of these, then I noticed the lack of VESA.
    I got two 31,5" Viewsonic VX3211-2K-MHD instead for €15 more a piece instead.
    Reply
  • Cellar Door - Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - link

    Only 250 cd/m² brightness. That is a deal breaker. Reply
  • TheWereCat - Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - link

    The AOC has the same brightness specification. Reply
  • Death666Angel - Thursday, July 19, 2018 - link

    Do you sit directly in front of the sun that you need more brightness? Anything about 200cd/m² is too much in my rooms. Reply
  • bug77 - Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - link

    Quad HD! FreeSync! D-Sub?!? Reply
  • johnnycanadian - Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - link

    Someone might want a really, really large server monitor? :-) Reply
  • thomasg - Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - link

    I think you youngsters never learned what VGA could really do.
    I well remember my last CRT, a Dell branded Sony Flat Trinitron Tube, running at 2048x1536 and 85 Hz over VGA.
    CRTs were long dead, and DVI absolutely standard when LCDs could even remotely come close to that.

    Even today, digital interfaces have just barely surpassed the capacity of the ancient VGA standard and only very recently do LCDs play in a comparable league to the latest and greatest CRTs from 2 decades ago. Well, their contrast still sucks, but what you gonna do :-)

    But in all seriousness: VGA is still immensely useful, even today, its so cheap to implement that it's basically free, and it allows to connect an unbelievable amount of modern and legacy hardware alike.
    If nothing else, it's just simply a great debug tool for either the monitor itself or external hardware.
    Reply
  • Death666Angel - Thursday, July 19, 2018 - link

    Well, an analog output is okay for analog devices, such as CRTs. CRTs with digital connection need a digital to analog converted, because the CRT controls are analog. Vice versa for LCDs. I remember graphics card tests where the analog output was tested and rated, because ATI and Nvidia used to skimp on it and only Matrox was delivering really good analog output quality. So that 2048x1536@85Hz looked really shitty on anything not Matrox. :D 30" 2560x1600 has also been around for over a decade (2006 for the Dell UltraSharp 3007WFP, which was the first consumer grade monitor I remember reading about in that range). But it wasn't until the move to 16:9 1440p that things got affordable. My brother had a 19" CRT when I had a 24" LCD. I would never trade it in a million years. I could move my monitor easily, place it nearly everywhere, have sharp text and watch LoTR on a decent sized screen. Sure, his shooter games looked better in motion. But that isn't what I do 90% of the time. :) I don't know any professional who wants to trade in his recent-ish 24"+ LCD against any old CRT, even the best of them. Only some (retro) gamers. :P Reply

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