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AOC's 1440p 144Hz FreeSync 2 monitor drops in April 2018

AOC's next-gen 27-inch 1440p 144Hz FreeSync 2 monitor arrives in 2018, with 0.5ms response time.

Published Sat, Aug 26 2017 11:00 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:54 AM CST

AOC has just unveiled its next-gen gaming displays, with two 27-inch models under their AGON gaming brand that will be coming out in April and May 2018 for the FreeSync 2, and G-Sync versions respectively.

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The big surprise here is that both monitors feature a super-fast 0.5ms response time, which is an incredible feat considering both panels are 2560x1440 native resolution displays with 144/165Hz. The AOC AG273QCX is a 27-inch 1440p HDR display with a native 144Hz refresh rate, TN panel, and 0.5ms response time - this is the FreeSync 2 powered display which will debut at around $700.

AOC also announced a new NVIDIA G-Sync version of the display, the AG273QCG that rocks the same native resolution, 0.5ms response time, but increased 165Hz refresh rate. The AMD FreeSync 2-powered display rocks HDR support, which would probably explain the drop to 144Hz from 165Hz. I'd rather have a HDR-capable display @ 144Hz than a non-HDR display @ 165Hz, but the G-Sync variant will cost $824... $120 more than the FreeSync 2 model.

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AOC's upcoming FreeSync 2 gaming monitor will arrive in April 2018, while the G-Sync variant will drop in May 2018.


Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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