AOC AGON AG273FCZE with 27″ Curved VA Panel, 240Hz and 0.5ms MPRT

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AOC are set to release a new model in their AGON gaming series of screens. The AG273FCZE is 27″ in size and features a 1500R curved VA panel with a 240Hz refresh rate and a 0.5ms MPRT spec thanks to its added motion blur reduction backlight. This will be one of the few available 240Hz VA panels on the market, and it still remains to be seen whether this technology can keep up appropriately with the high frame rate demands when it comes to pixel response times and motion clarity.

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Dell Alienware AW2521HF Information Appears Online, 24.5″ Model with 240Hz IPS Panel

2 January 2020 – now updated with more information.

A bit of early information about an interesting new gaming monitor from Dell has appeared online. Listed on AMD’s FreeSync monitor list is a new 24.5″ sized model, the Alienware AW2521HF. This features a 1920 x 1080 resolution IPS technology panel, with support for 240Hz refresh rate.

Dell have already recently released a 27″ IPS display with a 240Hz refresh rate, the AW2720HF. That screen is one of the first 240Hz IPS monitors on the market, and we’ve already reviewed Acer’s competing Nitro XV273 X model which gives us an understanding of how well these new panels can perform and just how fast they are.

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Philips 276C8 with 27″ IPS Panel, Super-Slim Design and USB type-C Connectivity

This screen was originally showcased back in August at IFA. This month Philips announces in more detail the launch of the Philips 276C8 monitor with USB-C. “From its stylish, bezel-free aesthetics, to its USB-C connectivity, to its spectacular picture quality, the Philips 276C8 offers an ideal blend of design and performance.”

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TFTCentral’s November Monthly Round-up

Here’s our monthly roundup for those who perhaps can’t keep up with all the news and information on a regular basis. We will try and provide a round-up of some of the key things going on in the monitor world each month, as well as features and useful stuff we’ve not reported on before. If you want to keep up to date but on a less regular basis, this should be all you need!

If you missed our last round-up piece for September (we missed October due to vacation!), it’s available here. If you’ve spotted anything you think would be of interest that we’ve missed, let us know!

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Asus to Issue Firmware Update to Address ROG Swift PG35VQ Flickering Issue

Some users of the high end Asus ROG Swift PG35VQ and Acer Predator X35 displays have reported issues with flickering in certain situations. Pcmonitors.info described this as “obvious flickering and strong interlace pattern artifacts (thick ‘dancing lines’ with textures breaking up into a heavily interlaced pattern) when certain textures or shades are displayed in some games. “

Asus have now acknowledged the issue and plan to release a firmware update by the end of the year to fix it.

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Acer Predator X38 P with 37.5″ Ultrawide Panel, 175Hz Refresh Rate and G-sync

Appearing on a leading Taiwanese retail store today is a new and exciting model from Acer. The Predator X38 P is a massive curved 37.5″ ultrawide screen which looks like it will offer basically the same spec and features as the long-anticipated (and still not properly available) LG 38GL950G. The X38 P features a 24:10 aspect ratio Nano IPS technology panel with a 3840 x 1600 resolution, as well as support for refresh rates up to 175Hz.

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AOC AGON AG493UCX with 49″ Ultrawide VA Panel, 5120 x 1440 and 120Hz Refresh Rate

AOC have released a new gaming monitor in their popular AGON series. The AG493UCX is a massive curved (1800R) 49″ ultrawide screen with a 5120 x 1440 resolution, the same as two 27″ 2560 x 1440 monitors joined side by side. The screen uses a VA technology panel and boasts a 1ms MPRT spec, 120Hz refresh rate and adaptive-sync support for VRR from both AMD and NVIDIA systems.

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AOC AGON AG323QCXE Gaming Display with 31.5″ VA Panel and 144Hz Refresh Rate

AOC have released the spec for a new model in their AGON gaming series. The AG323QCXE is 31.5″ in size and features a curved (1500R) VA technology panel, 1ms MPRT spec and 144Hz refresh rate. This is supported by adaptive-sync, making variable refresh rates available from both AMD and NVIDIA systems.

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Interesting Market Analysis Shows Trends for Gaming Monitors

Some interesting market analysis has been completed recently by new tech site levvvel.com in relation to the gaming monitor market. They looked at a total of 276 current/coming soon gaming monitors with a refresh rate of 144Hz or more to understand some of the trends and patterns in this space.

We have provided a summary of some of the key call-outs and interesting notes from that analysis below, but would encourage you to read the full article for more information.

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NVIDIA Open Up Support for Adaptive-sync/FreeSync for Future Native G-sync Module Screens

In the last year we’ve seen a distinct change to NVIDIA’s approach to variable refresh rates (VRR) and their ‘G-sync’ technology. Historically there was a clear demarcation between the competing NVIDIA G-sync and AMD FreeSync options. If you had an NVIDIA graphics and wanted to use G-sync VRR then you also needed a display featuring the added G-sync hardware module chip. If you had an AMD graphics card and wanted to use their alternative ‘FreeSync’ technology for VRR, you needed a screen which supported the VESA adaptive-sync standard. You could not mix and match the two options – so you could not use NVIDIA G-sync on an adaptive-sync display, and you could not use FreeSync from a Native G-sync display. This is all changing …

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