Just in case you haven’t had sufficient of curved, ultrawide displays lately, you’ll be happy to listen to that AOC is about to unveil a model new one at this yr’s Intel Extreme Masters match in Katowice, Poland.
Dubbed the AG352UCG6 Black Edition (sure, that’s the AG352UCG I reviewed with a 6 on the tip), this 35in, 3440×1440 monitor now comes with a 120Hz refresh fee, permitting you to squeeze a complete ten further frames out of it in comparison with its six-less sibling.
It is just meant to be a particular version of the common AG352UCG, in line with AOC, primarily for ‘the esports’, so it’s not that stunning that little or no seems to have modified. Like its unspecial cousin, the AG352UCG6 additionally comes with a 21:9 facet ratio, Nvidia G-Sync help, plus AOC’s flicker-free know-how to assist hold eye pressure to a minimal. You additionally get that useful retractable headphone arm on the again to hold up your headset if you’re achieved enjoying video games.
However, regardless of the IEM Expo going down this weekend (24th-25th February) and the IEM match happening between 2nd-Sixth March, the monitor received’t truly be that can be purchased till later this yr – May, to be exact. There’s at the moment no phrase but on how a lot it should value, however given the AG352UCG I reviewed value £760 / $800, you may most likely anticipate it to land someplace round there – solely most likely at a barely greater value due to these ten further refreshes.
If you occur to be within the common neighborhood of Katowice throughout these dates, nevertheless, and need to go and see it within the flesh, then you definitely’ll discover the AG352UCG6 on the Alsen sales space situated in B2.
AOC’s personal esports crew received’t be utilizing the AG352UCG6 to compete on on the IEM – solely AOC’s 240Hz AG251FZ will do, on this case – however ultrawide displays are typically fairly useful for video games and workplace work alike. They present much more area for taking a look at paperwork aspect by aspect than an everyday 16:9 monitor, and so they’re typically higher for watching movies and movies on as their 21:9 facet ratio helps hold these pesky black bars to a minimal.
Games that make the most of a 21:9 facet ratio, like Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age amongst others, additionally look fairly pretty in ultrawide mode, however it’s value declaring that numerous video games will nonetheless revert to a typical 1920×1080 or 2560×1440 decision with chunky black bars at both finish of the monitor in the event that they don’t help it, which is barely much less pretty.
Still, whereas the AOC AG352UCG was an excellent monitor after I examined it earlier this month, there’s additionally the Philips 349X7FJEW and Acer Predator Z35p to think about as effectively. The FreeSync-enabled Philips is considerably cheaper than its two rivals, whereas the G-Sync-supported Acer has marginally higher viewing angles than its AOC counterpart. I’ll even be taking a look at Dell’s Alienware providing, the AW3418DW, very quickly, too, to try to discover which one deserves to be topped best monitor for ultrawide gaming.