To compare the AW2523HF’s performance, I’ve rounded up all the 360 Hz monitors in my database and put in a lone 240 Hz screen as a reality check, ViewSonic’s XG2431. The others are AOC’s AG254FG, Alienware’s AW2521H, MSI’s NXG253R and the Acer Predator X25. All are IPS/FHD panels.
Pixel Response and Input Lag
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These charts show why we’re here; this is as fast as a gaming monitor gets today. A 3ms panel draw means zero motion blur. Overdrive is not really necessary, but the AW2523HF has it and uses it for a very subtle improvement. Motion resolution is visually perfect; moving images are as clear as static ones.
Input lag is also nearly non-existent. The MSI wins the contest at 17ms total lag, but the AW2523HF matches its $200 more expensive stablemate with an equally impressive 19ms. This is otherworldly performance that must be seen and experienced to be fully appreciated.
The AW2523HF offers viewing angles similar to other premium IPS panels. The image cools off a bit at 45 degrees to the side but doesn’t get any dimmer. The top view is poor, like most, with a green tint and washed-out picture.
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The AW2523HF’s screen uniformity is what I expect from any premium display. There are no visible variations in a black field pattern, nor are there any issues viewing other colors and brightness levels. The image maintains smooth tones throughout.
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