AOC Agon AG254FG Review: Blinding Speed, Accurate Color

A 24.5-inch IPS gaming monitor with 360 Hz, Adaptive-Sync, HDR and Nvidia’s Latency Analyzer

AOC Agon AG254FG
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For $750, there are all kinds of gaming monitor options avaiable – you could go for a 240 Hz 27-inch QHD, a 34-inch curved, or even a 32-inch 144 Hz Ultra HD panel if you shop around. But none of those can do what the AG254FG and other 360 Hz screens can do: produce the cleanest and smoothest moving image while delivering responsiveness that makes the game seem directly connected to your brain.

Beautiful images with lots of color and detail are great when they’re not moving. But start mowing through hordes of alien monsters at breakneck speeds, and suddenly that 144 Hz Ultra HD image looks soft. And those extra 10 to 15 milliseconds of control lag are felt when you need more attempts to get through the toughest levels.

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The AOC Agon AG254FG is a supremely capable gaming monitor. Its 360 Hz refresh rate is totally reliable. G-Sync and FreeSync work equally well, which is to say flawlessly. The overdrive is barely necessary, but it makes a slight improvement in clarity. The G-Sync Reflex Latency Analyzer is handy when you want to see the input lag values in real time. And since color is spot-on out of the box, no image tweaks are required.

My only wish is for a wide gamut. Though that is something that no 360 Hz monitor has currently, the AG254FG has a tad less color volume than its competitors. But it has higher contrast, especially for HDR content. So, in many cases, image depth comparisons are a wash.

Of all the gaming monitors I’ve tried, the 360 Hz ones are the most fun. When you’re trying to reproduce moving reality on a two-dimensional screen, frame rate is king. Competitive esports players already know this, and now they have another excellent choice when shopping for a premium tool. The AOC Agon AG254FG is a superlative gaming display. Highly Recommended.

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.

  • Sleepy_Hollowed
    Wow, thank you for the review, what an impressive monitor.

    I'd say it's almost perfect, I'd prefer it to be ultra-wide 1080p, but 1080p works just fine for high refresh rate gaming/rendering.

    I don't think I can play anything at max resolution at that refresh rate without DLSS or FSR and some tweaking even at 1080p, but it'd be interesting revisiting games at that refresh rate.
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  • DougMcC
    Not going to be buying another monitor without 4k+. Where's my 4k240+ at?