AOC has announced a new addition to its G90-series of inexpensive gaming monitors with a new model with FreeSync capabilities and a high refresh rate. The new AOC G2590FX has similar key characteristics as other displays in the lineup, but saves some money by removing USB features and uses a different stand setup.

The AOC G2590FX is the fourth SKU in the G90 lineup that is positioned slightly below the G2590PX, but above the entry-level G2590VXQ. The new display is based on a 24.5-inch TN panel with a Full HD resolution, 400 nits brightness, 1000:1 contrast ratio, 1 ms GtG response time, and 170°/160° horizontal/vertical viewing angles. The new monitor supports AMD’s FreeSync dynamic refresh rate technology with a 30-144 Hz range as well as low framerate compensation (LFC). In addition, it comes with various AOC enhancements for gaming monitors, including AOC’s low input lag feature as well as Shadow Control capability to make dark scenes brighter. The new unit has the same style as the rest LCDs in the G90 family: it features thin bezels and “gaming red” inlays.

There are a number of important differences between the AOC G2590FX and the more expensive G2590PX monitor. Firstly, the new product is not equipped with a USB 3.0 hub; secondly, it does not have an MHL input; thirdly, it does not come with built-in speakers; fourthly, it uses a slightly different stand.

Specifications of AOC's G90 Series Gaming Displays
  G2590VXQ G2590FX G2590PX G2790PX
Panel 24.5" TN 27" TN
Native Resolution 1920 × 1080
Maximum Refresh Rate 75 Hz 144 Hz
Dynamic Refresh Tech AMD FreeSync with LFC
Range 30 - 75 Hz 30 - 144 Hz
Brightness 250 cd/m² 400 cd/m²
Contrast 1000:1
Viewing Angles 170°/160° horizontal/vertical
Response Time 1 ms GtG
Pixel Pitch 0.2825 mm² 0.3113 mm²
Pixel Density 90 PPI 81 PPI
Color Gamut Support sRGB
Inputs 1 × DP 1.2
2 × HDMI 1.4
1 × MHL
1 × D-Sub
1 × DP 1.2
2 × HDMI 1.4
1 × D-Sub
1 × DP 1.2
2 × HDMI 1.4
1 × MHL
1 × D-Sub
1 × DP 1.2
2 × HDMI 1.4
1 × D-Sub
USB Hub - - 4-port USB hub
Audio 2 W × 2
headphone output
headphone output 2 W × 2
headphone output
Proprietary Enhancements AOC Low Input Lag
Shadow Control
Power Consumption Idle 0.5 W
Operating 25 W 23 W 28 W 32 W
Stand Adjustments Tilt -3.5º/19.5º -3.5º/21.5º -3.5º/19.5º
Swivel - -20º/20º
Height - 130 mm
Pivot - 90º
VESA Mounts 100 × 100 mm
Launch Timeframe January 2018 June 2018 February 2018 December 2017
Launch Price €179 EU
£159 UK
£219 UK €279 EU 
£249 UK
€349 EU
£309 UK
Additional Information Link Link Link Link
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The AOC G2590FX display will cost approximately £30/€35 lower than the AOC G2590PX, which is not a significant difference. Whether or not it makes sense to buy the cheaper version without a USB hub and a stand without height adjustment is up to end-users to decide. Meanwhile, it is clear that AOC is trying to expand its gaming lineup as significantly as possible in order to better compete against all rivals.

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  • rtho782 - Thursday, May 31, 2018 - link

    I really struggle to get excited about a 1080p screen these days... Reply
  • Alexvrb - Friday, June 01, 2018 - link

    I struggle to care about monitors with a sub-144hz refresh rate and middling response time. Not everyone is looking for the same thing in a monitor. If you have a moderate display budget, you're going to have to make compromises and prioritize features. Reply
  • WatcherCK - Thursday, May 31, 2018 - link

    A question to anyone reading, if I setup a two wide by two high (or 3x2) array of these monitors (those bezels are nicely thin) and I had the top row inverted so that the thinnest parts of the bezels were meeting in the middle would (because these are freesync) the radeon software allow for the desktop to be inverted on the top row?

    If I wanted to implement a 3x2 array I would need two GPUs to make up the requisite number of outputs, does the radeon software support a single desktop over two GPUs? Gaming over two GPUs on a multiple monitor setup?

    I have an old business desk with a large top, a local hardware store has a nice array of reasonably priced galvanised plumbing supplies (straight pipes and 90 degree angles) that I could use for a grid mounted to the desk that could support an array of monitors and VESA mounting systems are plentiful...
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  • Death666Angel - Thursday, May 31, 2018 - link

    Not speaking from experience, but GPU drivers (including AMD) have rotate screen functions (all four 90° settings being available) so that should work.
    The other question I'm not too sure about. I know you can use several graphics cards and have them display the same extended desktop, so that should work (staying with one vendor is a plus though, to avoid driver issues). but gaming on those monitors should only work via SLI/CF, which I think means that you can't use the output of one card. But with SLI/CF basically being gone anyway, maybe you can look for a card that supports 6 outputs? Eyefinity used to be a thing to drive a 3x2 array of monitors. Maybe look for Displayport Hubs? There used to be stuff where one DP port could be turned to supply multiple monitors (how the first 4k monitors were driven).
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  • Death666Angel - Thursday, May 31, 2018 - link

    In any case, good luck and definitely make a forum post somewhere about that project. :D Reply
  • poopypoo - Sunday, June 03, 2018 - link

    They lost me at "gaming red". Reply

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