AOC Agon G322QCX 32" QHD FreeSync Curved Gaming Monitor Review: Affordable High-End Gaming

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The enhancements curved ultra-wide monitors bring to gaming cannot be overstated. Until we all have a pair of high-performance VR goggles in our systems, a wraparound display is the best way to create a simulation on the desktop.

While plenty of progress has been made in the speed and accuracy of these screens, a 32-38” panel running at 100Hz or higher with adaptive refresh will cost you at least $1,000 in most cases.

For a relatively low price, the AG322QCX delivers a generous amount of screen real estate, QHD resolution, DCI color, 144Hz and FreeSync.

The AG322QCX offers a superb jumbo screen experience for gaming and general use alike. Speed and contrast enhance play, while some extra height keeps the player focused. When you have to get back to work with spreadsheets, word processing and web browsing, the 16:9 aspect ratio becomes a good fit. While many ultra-wides are used in the enterprise, 16:9 is still the dominant aspect ratio by far.

We enjoy the style AOC brings to the Agon line. Not all the panels have a lighting feature, but the AG322QCX does a nice job with its LED array. The stand and base are beautiful aluminum castings, and the whole package exudes quality. With performance to match, this display is easy to recommend.

If your budget won’t allow for a 38” 21:9 screen, this is a great value choice.

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Christian Eberle
Contributing Editor

Christian Eberle is a Contributing Editor for Tom's Hardware US. He's a veteran reviewer of A/V equipment, specializing in monitors. Christian began his obsession with tech when he built his first PC in 1991, a 286 running DOS 3.0 at a blazing 12MHz. In 2006, he undertook training from the Imaging Science Foundation in video calibration and testing and thus started a passion for precise imaging that persists to this day. He is also a professional musician with a degree from the New England Conservatory as a classical bassoonist which he used to good effect as a performer with the West Point Army Band from 1987 to 2013. He enjoys watching movies and listening to high-end audio in his custom-built home theater and can be seen riding trails near his home on a race-ready ICE VTX recumbent trike. Christian enjoys the endless summer in Florida where he lives with his wife and Chihuahua and plays with orchestras around the state.

  • BulkZerker
    Thanks for the review. Only thing I'd like different about this monitor would be no curve in the screen.
  • milkod2001
    Yes, no curve please, 4k and Gsync at 200-300 extra and we have a deal.
  • Calculatron
    I love your guys' monitor reviews.

    I really hope that Nixeus reaches out to you guys, and sends you their EDG27. I bought their VUE24A largely based on a review done here, and while I still still enjoy it, I wouldn't mind moving on to an upgrade. (1440p, VA panel, etcetera)
  • vmylo81
    The aoc ag322qcx4 is coming out this summer with hdr400 support.
  • Slesreth
    21118488 said:
    Boasting a 32” curved VA panel with Quad HD resolution, 144Hz, FreeSync and extended color, this monitor can handle most gamers' agendas.
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    CONS■No calibration possible in sRGB mode■Clunky OSD controller
    Clunky OSD controllers can be forgiven, as long as they function. No sRGB calibration can not be.