Yes, you learn that proper, AOC are halving the response time of as we speak’s quickest gaming displays with an AMD FreeSync 2 HDR panel able to delivering zero.5ms timing. This goes to make these 5ms IPS look much more pedestrian now.
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The new vary of AOC AGON3 displays are going to ship the best spec displays they’ve ever created, with the Nvidia G-Sync HDR-powered AG273UG, a 4K 144Hz IPS panel, with a quantum dot filter and a 1,000cd/m2 peak luminance sitting on the high of their new stack. But earlier than that occurs AOC could have their super-fast AMD FreeSync 2 AG273QCX already on the e-shelves.
That’s a 1440p curved display screen, with a 144Hz refresh fee, a large color gamut (to offer it that HDR goodness) and a response time that begs the query, are we getting into the nanosecond age of monitor specs? The reply is clearly no – there’s no advertising and marketing individual on the planet that will need to put 500,000ns on their monitor spec sheet…
“We were talking with AUO and they have a new panel,” explains AOC’s Alfonso Clemente. “Up until now curved monitors were either IPS or VA, which is okay, but the response time was not so great. There’s always some ghosting, some blurring. But now there are curved panels from AU Optronics that allow 0.5ms response time.”
There’s one obtrusive omission from the display screen particulars above, and that’s the display screen kind they are utilizing. The astute amongst you should have already realised that there’s not a posicle’s probability in hades that is going to be a VA or IPS panel with response occasions that low – it needs to be a TN. Urgh.
Except, apparently, not urgh.
“I saw this TN panel, they were doing a demonstration in Taipei,” says Clemente, “and the picture quality is probably better than IPS. It’s not quantum dot, you can’t put that on TN, but the quality was really reminiscent of quantum dot. The market has never seen a TN panel with this colour quality. Viewing angles are TN viewing angles, but you don’t care about that.”
If they’re going to have the ability to qualify the AG273QCX as a HDR display screen, then it completely needs to be essentially the most vibrant TN panel ever, and that’s fairly thrilling. It’s not going to have the identical eye-searing luminance as its G-Sync HDR cousin, however FreeSync 2’s calls for are rather more relaxed than Nvidia’s.
Nvidia have primarily taken the Ultra HD Premium customary, the place 1,000cd/m2 is a minimal requirement, and utilized it to their very own gaming spec. AMD although aren’t so aggressive. That means this AU Optronics panel, with a 400cd/m2 peak luminance can nonetheless rely as a HDR show.
And, as is AMD’s wont, FreeSync 2 displays are going to be rather more reasonably priced than their G-Sync HDR rivals… hell, they’re extra reasonably priced than customary G-Sync. This thrilling AOC display screen will go on sale for €599 in April subsequent 12 months, with a equally specced G-Sync (non-HDR) model, known as the AG273QCG, costing €699.
If you’re speaking in regards to the delayed, next-gen G-Sync HDR gaming displays, then you definately’re going to most likely want so as to add a one to the entrance of these costs…