This week AOC have announced the launch of their new 31.5″ sized CQ32G1 display, aimed at casual gamers. It’s key features are its large screen size, 2560 x 1440 resolution, 144Hz refresh rate, 1ms response time and support for AMD FreeSync.
The CQ32G1 has a three-side frameless design and a 1800R curvature. It is based on a Samsung SVA technology panel and offers specs including a 3000:1 contrast ratio, 300 cd/m2 brightness, 124% sRGB gamut (i.e extended gamut offering high DCI-P3 coverage), 8-bit colour depth and 178/178 viewing angles. The AMD FreeSync range is 48 – 144Hz, and although it’s not one of the current G-sync Compatible certified screens, you should still be able to use this VRR from compatible NVIDIA cards (although performance may vary). There is a 1ms MPRT spec but this relates to the fact that the screen also has an added blur reduction backlight.
AOC’s Flicker-Free technology and LowBlue Mode allows longer gaming sessions with less eye strain (moderate use is still advised). To better differentiate opponents, gamers can adjust colour saturation and grey levels with 20 levels of detail with AOC Game Color. AOC Dial Point (on-screen aiming indicator) also helps gamers with their accuracy and aiming where an in-game crosshair is lacking.
The stand offers only a basic tilt adjustment, and there are 1x DisplayPort 1.2, 1x HDMI 2.0, 1x HDMI 1.4 and 1x headphone connections offered.
The CQ32G1 is available in Europe as of February with an MSRP of £ 359.