Given they share all however three of the identical letters, you’d assume the AOC G2460VQ6 can be fairly much like the G2460PF I reviewed a few weeks in the past. To some extent, they’re – each share an virtually similar outward look with an understated purple stripe down the decrease bezel, and every has a 24in TN panel that helps AMD’s adaptive frame-rate expertise, FreeSync, which makes your video games seem smoother in case your graphics card occurs to be struggling a bit.
The most important distinction comes right down to refresh price. Whereas the PF went all the way in which as much as 144Hz, the VQ6 maxes out at 75Hz. The VQ6 additionally comes with a barely completely different set of ports, providing VGA, HDMI and DisplayPort, however no USB hub or DVI-D, and has a hard and fast, tilt-only stand. Essentially, it’s a stripped down model of its PF sibling, and comes with a worth to match, the bottom I’ve seen being £135 in comparison with the £210 now demanded by its superior stablemate (alas, the G2460PF’s earlier worth of £170 was solely obtainable within the run-up to Black Friday). Is it price contemplating, although?
In some ways, the VQ6 feels a little bit superfluous within the face of the PF. I’d definitely pay the additional £75 for an adjustable stand and better refresh price, however the VQ6 has a secret weapon up its sleeve. Whisper it, however the high quality of its panel is definitely higher than the G2460PF. I needed to do a little bit of tweaking in its onboard menu system, however I managed to get its sRGB protection as much as 97.9% with my X-Rite i1 Display Pro calibrator, which is fairly spectacular for a TN display screen. Most IPS shows can be happy to do significantly better, so the actual fact AOC’s managed to squeeze this a lot color accuracy out of this sort of panel is fairly good going.
As a outcome, colors and pictures appeared virtually simply as wealthy and vibrant on the G2460VQ6 as they did on my AOC Q2770PQU reference monitor, which has an IPS display screen. The VQ6’s wonderful distinction ratio of 1263:1 additionally supplied loads of element in darker shadow areas, and as soon as once more outperformed the G2460PF.
Admittedly, the VQ6 wasn’t fairly as vibrant because the PF, topping out at roughly 300cd/m2 versus over 380cd/m2, however I didn’t actually really feel like I used to be lacking out on a lot right here, as even looking at a 300cd/m2 display screen for a protracted time frame goes to begin tiring your eyes out. Fortunately, AOC’s thought forward about this and included its anti-blue mild expertise to assist cut back eye pressure over lengthy gaming periods. Another upside to a barely decrease general brightness is a decrease, extra correct black stage, which measured in at a decent zero.24cd/m2. The PF, by comparability, solely managed zero.37cd/m2.
Since it’s a part of AOC’s gaming line-up, the G2460VQ6 additionally comes with quite a lot of gaming color profiles, together with FPS, RTS and Racing choices, plus two generic Gamer modes. Personally, I discovered all 5 of them to be far too cool for my liking (cool as in blue, not ‘down with the kids’ type of cool), and none of them allow you to mess with the color temperature, both, making them fairly rigid relating to adjusting for color accuracy. Personally, I’d advise sticking with the Standard profile and altering the User color temperature setting to reign in its sturdy greens, as I did above to get that 97% sRGB determine.
Last, however not least, there’s that 75Hz refresh price. You’ll have to make use of the monitor’s DisplayPort connection to make the most of it, however having that additional little bit of headroom is a pleasant little improve over your conventional 60Hz monitor. Yes, it’s solely a small improve in comparison with the PF’s 144Hz refresh price, however I’d argue it’s a greater match for these with barely older graphics playing cards, if solely as a result of 75fps is a little more achievable than 144fps. It’s additionally a great way to increase the lifetime of your present card when you don’t fancy paying over the chances for one thing extra fashionable.
Throw in AMD’s FreeSync expertise as nicely, which helps pull up the body price within the occasion of a major drop and stop any pesky stutter, and the G2460VQ6 may nicely be your ticket to a brand new and improved gaming expertise without breaking the bank. Again, I’d in all probability spend the additional on the G2460PF to get a greater stand and some extra ports, but when your finances doesn’t stretch that far, the G2460VQ6 definitely gained’t disappoint.