AOC has introduced its new Agon-series 27-inch gaming display featuring a variable refresh rate of up to 165 Hz enabled by AMD’s FreeSync 2 technology. Like all Agon monitors, the AG273QX is aimed at demanding gamers and supports a multitude of features for the target audience, including special gaming modes, RGB lighting on the back, as well as G-Menu software for adjustments.

The AOG Agon AG273QX display uses an 8-bit 27-inch VA panel featuring a 2560×1440 resolution, 400 nits peak brightness, a 3000:1 static contrast ratio, a maximum refresh rate of 165Hz, a 1 ms MPRT response time, and 178°/178° viewing angles. Being an AMD FreeSync 2-certified monitor, the AG273QX fully supports a variable refresh rate (presumably with a 48 Hz to 165 Hz), direct-to-display tonemapping, low framerate compensation (LFC) mode, and can hit 90% of the DCI-P3 color gamut. The LCD also meets DisplayHDR 400 requirements with an HDR brightness of 400 nits and supports at least HDR10 transport. Unfortunately, AOC does not disclose how many backlighting zones its new monitor has.

When it comes to connectivity, the Agon AG273QX has a D-Sub, two DisplayPort 1.2, one miniDisplayPort, and two HDMI 2.0 connector. In addition, it has a quad-port USB 3.0 hub, and a headphone output, which is common for gaming displays these days. As an added bonus, the monitor has two 5 W speakers.

Since the product is designed primarily for gamers, the Agon AG273QX not only features a stand that can adjust height, tilt, swivel, and even pivot, but also a handle for easy carrying.  Meanwhile, it also supports three pre-configured game modes (FPS, RTS, Racing) as well as three customizable game modes. Last but not least, it also comes with G-Menu software to make adjustments without using the OSD buttons.

AOC will start sales of its Agon AG273QX in November. In the UK the product will cost £439, so expect its MSRP in the US to be around $499.

The AOC Agon AG273QX
  General Specifications
Panel 27" VA
Native Resolution 2560 × 1440
Maximum Refresh Rate 165 Hz
Response Time 1 ms MPRT
Brightness 400 cd/m² (peak)
Contrast 3000:1
Backlighting LED
Viewing Angles 178°/178° horizontal/vertical
Curvature -
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Color Gamut 122% sRGB/BT.709
99% AdobeRGB
90% DCI-P3
DisplayHDR Tier 400
Dynamic Refresh Rate Tech AMD FreeSync 2
Pixel Pitch 0.2331 mm²
Pixel Density 108 PPI
Inputs 2 × DisplayPort 1.2
1 × Mini DisplayPort 1.2
1 × D-Sub
2 × HDMI 2.0
Audio 3.5 mm input and output
USB Hub 4 × USB 3.0 Type-A connectors
2 × USB 3.0 Type-B input
Stand Pivot: +
Swivel: -3-/30 °
Tilt: 3.5/21.5 °
Height: 110mm
VESA: 75x75
MSRP EU: ?
UK: £439
US: ~$499 (not confirmed)

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Source: AOC

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  • p1esk - Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - link

    Wow, thanks for that! This is what I want to see on AT! I’m now seriously considering getting one of these... Reply
  • jakky567 - Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - link

    This monitor won't support HDR past 120 hz. Reply
  • BLu3HaZe - Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - link

    It's DisplayHDR400, shouldn't expect any decent HDR from this. But it will support 165 Hz with 4:2:2 subsampling, DP 1.2 can do 200 while HDMI 2.0 can do 175 at 10 bit colour. Reply
  • BLu3HaZe - Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - link

    Isn't this a slightly overclocked flat panel version of the AG273QCX which has been available for sometime now, even at $280 for a couple of weeks? Reply
  • peevee - Thursday, October 24, 2019 - link

    Time for AOC to change the brand, at least in the US now it means "a very stupid big-mouthed bartendter". Reply
  • dstutz - Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - link

    What a totally relevant, definitely not at all idiotic comment. Thank you for your meaningful contribution to this community. Reply

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