Fantastic value for money IPS display that pumps out 165Hz while retaining image quality.
27-inches wide, 1440p resolution, I PS panel, 165Hz refresh rate and Nvidia G-Sync support for $900? No that’s not a typo. With those specs and pricing, the AOC AG271QG makes a very compelling argument for the Nvidia gamer looking for cutting edge display tech without breaking the bank.
Being an AHVA IPS panel, colour uniformity and viewing angles are excellent. It’s fantastic AOC has packed an IPS panel into the AG271QG and still made it pump out 165Hz. By default, the AG271QG operates at a maximum of 144Hz. If you want 165Hz goodness, go into the monitor’s OSD and turn on ULMB (ultra-low motion blur). Be warned though, enabling ULMB has the side-effect of disabling G-Sync, so unless you’re confident your rig can pump out 165fps consistently, you probably want to leave ULMB turned off and run the AG271QG at 144Hz. The perceivable difference between 144Hz and 165Hz is minor anyways.
Out of the box, colours are serviceable, but once calibrated, you can achieve close to 100% sRGB. Sure, it’s not the 99% DCI-P3 other monitors spoil you with, but at this price point and with a 165Hz refresh rate, 99% sRGB is nothing to sneeze at and for gamers, well worth the compromise.
If 240Hz refresh rates and 1ms response times are that matters for you, grab a TN panel and put up with the reduced image quality. But if you plan on using your monitor for more than gaming, the AOC AG271QG’s mainstream size, resolution and image quality make it a perfect all-rounder at an affordable price.
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