AOC is working on its new flagship display aimed at demanding gamers. The new Agon 35-inch ultra-wide display will not only feature a 200 Hz variable refresh rate, but also peak brightness of 1000 nits. The monitor will carry VESA’s DisplayHDR 1000 badge and will cover 100% of the DCI-P3 color space.

The AOC Agon AG353-series displays will belong to the company’s third generation premium gaming monitors that will tend to improve key qualities of monitors designed for demanding as well as hardcore gamers. Traditionally for the segment, the new LCDs will attempt to bring together large sizes, high refresh rates, high brightness, as well as technologies like AMD’s FreeSync 2 HDR or NVIDIA’s G-Sync HDR.

The Agon AG353-series monitors will rely on a 35-inch curved VA panel featuring 3440×1440 resolution, 1000 nits peak brightness in HDR mode, a 2000:1 contrast ratio (a bit lower than what you come to expect from a VA panel), a 1 ms MTRT response time (4ms GtG), and a 200 Hz maximum refresh rate. The displays will carry the DisplayHDR 1000 badge, so they will support at least HDR10 transport. Furthermore, they are promised to cover 100% of the DCI-P3 color space, which is something that not every IPS-based LCD can do.

AOC plans to offer two versions of the Agon AG353-series monitors: the AG353UCG featuring NVIDIA’s G-Sync HDR as well as another one supporting AMD’s FreeSync 2 HDR. The key differences between the two will be scalers approved by AMD or NVIDIA as well as certification from the GPU developers. The G-Sync HDR version will feature a 512-zone Full Array Local Dimming backlight.

According to TFTCentral, the device will support HDMI 2.0, DisplayPort 1.4, and come with 2x8 W speakers. A four port USB 3.1 (5 Gbps) is also provided.

AOC disclosed at a media event that its G-Sync-supporting Agon AG353-series displays will hit the market sometimes in June, 2019. MSRP of the product is unknown, but we are dealing with a premium monitor and therefore it will be priced accordingly.

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  • geo2160 - Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - link

    HDR1000 on an LCD panel likely means local dimming, even for VA. An optimistic price range expectation for this would be at least 2000$ for freesync and 2500$ for G-Sync.
  • edzieba - Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - link

    It could be cheaper (but also awful in practice) edge-dimming, like the Samsung C32HG70.
  • a5cent - Friday, April 12, 2019 - link

    It says right in the article that the G-SYNC version will support FALD (512 dimming zones). So yes, at least for the G-SYNC version will support local dimming.

    I'm not aware of any FreeSync 2 controller that supports FALD. Particularly on large monitors like this, it's currently impossible to support DisplayHDR 1000 without FALD. So, IF there isn't some new development in the FreeSync controller space, the FreeSync version is likely be edge-lit and achieve at most a DisplayHDR 600 rating.
  • R3MF - Sunday, April 14, 2019 - link

    that'll come as a shock to samsung who are releasing their new HDR1000 Freesync2 monitor next week...!
  • arhardcore - Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - link

    AoC seems to think they are no longer a budget brand...
  • GreenReaper - Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - link

    Being "Admiral Overseas Corporation" they're ultimately based on an outmoded monarchical system. The Republic of Gamers still offers a superior form of gaming governance.
  • imaheadcase - Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - link

    AOC or RoG they all get parts from same factories.
  • ToTTenTranz - Thursday, April 11, 2019 - link

  • Azethoth - Monday, April 15, 2019 - link

    No way man, nothing goes over his head, he would just reach up and grab it!
  • Valantar - Thursday, April 11, 2019 - link

    Well, I would argue that nautical military terms such as "Admiral" are not intrinsically linked to specific systems of governance. Or are you suggesting that they represent some sort of military dictatorship? Their name does seem to harken back to the days of the British East India Company and similar tools of imperialism, but that would require a state from which they would be based, which the name omits. "Overseas" in the name is as such rather ambiguous - overseas from where, exactly?

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