Skip to main content

AOC 31.5-inch 155 Hz Curved QHD Gaming Monitor Spotted in Early Listing

AOC AG323QCX2
(Image credit: AOC)

AOC is coming out with a new gaming monitor: the AG323QCX2 -- or rather, a 31.5-inch VA-based gaming panel, as listed on AOC's Chinese website

The display is naturally quite large at 31.5 inches, but with 1440p resolution it should be quite manageable to run. Because it's a VA panel, it has a 3000:1 static contrast ratio that can produce deep, inky blacks, 121% of the sRGB color space and 91% of DCI-P3 will help with rich colors on the other end of the spectrum too. AOC quotes a Delta E (color difference from real) of under two, which is considered the minimum benchmark for professional work. 

HDR10 support is present, but don't expect any kind of local dimming like you'll finid on some of the best HDR monitors -- it's best to look at this monitor as capable of interpreting HDR signals, but not necessarily displaying them optimally as it has no zones and a peak brightness of 400 nits.

Image 1 of 2

AOC AG323QCX2

(Image credit: AOC China)
Image 2 of 2

AOC AG323QCX2

(Image credit: AOC China)

That being said, it's a gaming panel, with features geared towards that. In that light, the AG323QCX2 has a 155 Hz refresh rate, 1500R curve for added immersion, and AMD FreeSync support with Nvidia G-Sync compatibility likely coming down the line, if that really matters at all. Double-check at the time of purchase if you need these features for your best gaming monitor

A 1 ms MPRT refresh rate ensures blur-free images, though response times are almost always a bit of a mixed bag with VA panels, especially on darker scenes. 

Two 5W speakers are built in, and connectivity is handled by two HDMI 2.0 ports, Two DisplayPort 1.4a ports, audio jacks, and a four-port USB 3.2 hub. The low-resolution images available also appear to suggest the rear of the monitor will have some kind of RGB ring, along with a stand that has a full range of adjustments.

No word on pricing or availability, but chances are that if this comes to the US, it will compete among the more affordable 31.5-inch gaming monitors.

  • Colif
    oh no, i better sell my 144hz screen as that one is 11 more hz faster...

    is this splitting hairs, 165 & 144 are close enough, nope... we go right down the middle.
    Reply
  • thepersonwithaface45
    Colif said:
    oh no, i better sell my 144hz screen as that one is 11 more hz faster...

    is this splitting hairs, 165 & 144 are close enough, nope... we go right down the middle.
    but is yours 4k?
    Reply
  • drivinfast247
    thepersonwithaface45 said:
    but is yours 4k?
    The one listed in article isn't.
    Reply
  • Colif
    https://www.guru3d.com/news-story/aoc-ag323qcx2-is-a-va-based-monitor-with-wqhd-and-freesync.html2560 x 1440. 155hz

    mines same res, just 144.

    just thought I would check :)
    Reply
  • thepersonwithaface45
    What does QHD mean then? I always assumed it meant 4k :/
    Reply
  • Colif
    QHD = 2560 x 1440
    UHD - 3840 x 2160

    Quad is 4 x 720p
    Ultra is 4 x 1080p
    Reply
  • Colif
    UHD is actually split in two — there’s 3,840 by 2,160, and then there’s a big step up, to 7,680 by 4,320, which is also called UHD. It’s reasonable to refer to these two UHD variants as 4K UHD and 8K UHD — but, to be more precise, the 8K UHD spec should probably be renamed QUHD

    link8k and 4k are both currently called UHD. Nothing confusing there :)
    Reply