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AOC Intros New Monitor With Nvidia G-SYNC

AOC released a 24-inch gaming monitor that supports Nvidia's G-SYNC technology, the AOC G2460PG. This could be a great investment for PC gamers who want to squeeze every frame they can out of their favorite title. Of course, you'll need a Nvidia "Kepler" GTX GPU in order to receive the benefits that the G-SYNC tech provides.

Nvidia introduced its G-SYNC technology back in October 2013, promising that frame tears, stutters and video lag will be "a thing in the past." The tech, which is a module embedded in the monitor, communicates with the Nvidia GTX GPU so that frames are displayed the second they're rendered. This results in smoother gameplay and better visuals.

"This advanced AOC gaming display (2460PG) gives competitive gamers a serious edge so they can focus on the game without the distraction of screen tearing, ghosting or latency," the press release said. "This means gamers receive critical images, such as enemy movement, on screen the moment they are rendered for greater accuracy and a serious gaming advantage over competitors."

This 24-inch monitor has a typical brightness of 300 cd/m2, a typical contrast ratio of 80,000,000:1 and a typical response time of 5 ms (OD: 1 ms). It also features 16.7 million colors, 170 degree (H) and 160 degree (V) viewing angles, and a recommended resolution of 1920 x 1080. The display is also capable of up to 144 Hz refresh rates.

The new gaming monitor also includes AOC's DialPoint Custom Crosshair technology that provides six custom crosshair settings as well as DisplayPort input and five USB ports for connecting peripherals. The company also mentions USB 3.0, an ergonomic stand that can pivot 90 degrees, Nvidia 3D Vision and "energy-saving" features like W-LED backlighting.

Gamers wanting this new G-SYNC monitor from AOC will need $449 before heading over to Micro Center to place the order.

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  • husker
    To bad this monitor is a step backward (and nearly twice the price) from my 4 year old ASUS monitor with 1920x1200 resolution.
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  • Spoogemonkey
    To bad this monitor is a step backward (and nearly twice the price) from my 4 year old ASUS monitor with 1920x1200 resolution.

    Didn't realize monitors were available four years ago with gsync and 144hz. What model is it???
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  • DelightfulDucklings
    I like the tech and certainly think it'll be a nice improvement but that is way too high of a price for a feature like this. Hopefully the alternative, Freesync (I think that's what it was called?), will make this a feature we can get for only a small premium.
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  • Spoogemonkey
    @husker

    Didn't realize monitors were available four years ago with gsync and 144hz. What model is it???
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  • Spoogemonkey
    Sorry for the repost! Takes four mins for comments to post???
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  • pills161
    The Asus one is still much better, bigger screen and appears to have better response time, although price is way too high. We need more Gsync monitors so we can drive the prices down a bit.
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  • SirTrollsALot
    Sorry for the repost! Takes four mins for comments to post???

    @Spooge You are feeding the Troll... yum yum
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  • DarkSable
    @ DelightfulDucklings:
    Freesync isn't even close to free, it's going to be an optional feature in the new vesa standard, but that doesn't mean every monitor is going to start having it, nor that it won't be priced as a premium... or that it will work as well, until it's been around for a lot longer.

    @pills161:
    Yeah, the Asus Swift is also 1440p AND has an 8-bit panel. $700 for that is not unreasonable when a 1440p, 60hz IPS panel with no other features can easily cost $600.

    This monitor is priced too high for what it is. $400 will buy you a very, VERY high quality BenQ 144Hz, 1080p panel, so by adding $50 for G-sync, AOC is trying to claim that this monitor is equivalent to one of the best 6-bit TN panels out there, which I kind of doubt.
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  • thor220
    14228675 said:
    @ DelightfulDucklings:
    Freesync isn't even close to free, it's going to be an optional feature in the new vesa standard, but that doesn't mean every monitor is going to start having it, nor that it won't be priced as a premium... or that it will work as well, until it's been around for a lot longer.

    @pills161:
    Yeah, the Asus Swift is also 1440p AND has an 8-bit panel. $700 for that is not unreasonable when a 1440p, 60hz IPS panel with no other features can easily cost $600.

    This monitor is priced too high for what it is. $400 will buy you a very, VERY high quality BenQ 144Hz, 1080p panel, so by adding $50 for G-sync, AOC is trying to claim that this monitor is equivalent to one of the best 6-bit TN panels out there, which I kind of doubt.

    Actually freesync is free and will be part of the display port standard going forward

    source - http://www.bit-tech.net/news/hardware/2014/09/22/amd-freesync-deal/1

    I would take that any day over the Nvidia tech that adds $200 to the price of the monitor and requires nvidia stuff. It's good to know that other gaming devices will be able to take advantage of freesync as well. No additional hardware is required for freesync so no change in pricing is needed.

    "but that doesn't mean every monitor is going to start having it"

    Yes every new monitor will have it. Why wouldn't new monitors use the faster and new display port spec?
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  • soldier44
    Haven't gamed at 1080p since 2008. Been on a 30 inch 2560 x 1600 since then and tired of waiting for a 30 + inch IPS 120-144 hz display at 2K so I'm going up to a IPS 4K display over 30 inches @ 60hz when LG releases there 31 incher in the next few months.
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