AOC Preps Two Gaming-Ready Ultrawide 1440p Monitors (Update)

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Update 12/1219. 7:40 p.m. ET:  We've spotted the AOC CU34G2X  on sale at Amazon for $450. However, pricing for the CU34G2 isn't listed yet.

Original article 12/11: 12:55 p.m. ET. 

AOC is coming with not one but two new ultrawide gaming monitors: the CU34G2 and the CU34G2X, which are almost identical, with just a couple subtle but very relevant differences, as spotted by ComputerBase this week.

They both share identical chassis and similar panels, offering 34-inches with a 3440 x 1440 resolution. The panels are 8-bit VA units with WLED backlighting and a 3,000:1 static contrast ratio. 

The design is clearly oriented at gamers with a sleek housing, elegant stand and red accents. Plus, both support AMD FreeSync.

That’s where the similarities end and the differences begin. The CU34G2 (non-X) has a panel that can refresh at up to 100 Hz, whereas the CU34G2X will go up to 144 Hz. Their color space is also slightly different, with the CU34G2 covering 124% of the sRGB space and 92% of AdobeRGB, whilst the CU34G2X  covers 119%of sRGB and 88% of AdobeRGB. 

Weirdly, the lower refresh rate variant is said to have HDMI 2.0, and the 144 Hz CU34G2X is said to only have HDMI 1.4. Both do have DisplayPort 1.2 though, so the most important base is covered.

ComputerBase is reporting the prices to be €469 for the CU34G2, so expect similar figures for U.S. pricing if it does come here. Availability is slated for January.

Niels Broekhuijsen

Niels Broekhuijsen is a Contributing Writer for Tom's Hardware US. He reviews cases, water cooling and pc builds.