If you're looking for a gaming monitor, you'll find yourself with a plethora of options these days. Not only will you have to choose between many brands, you'll also have to choose one model from the wide range of products available from each manufacturer. AOC sent us pretty much their entire gaming lineup, which we will discuss in this review. The various prices and characteristics of the models make them attractive to many different users.
AOC shouldn't be an unfamiliar name to our regular readers. TPV Technologies' , which is also responsible for Philips monitors, own brand, offers a wide range of products. They tend to have fairly competitive prices. The AOC G2460Pqu is an old favorite for lovers of 144HZ displays with a competitive price. The models in this test are all aimed at gamers, but AOC also manages to offer decent bang for the buck here - even though there's an exception, but that has its reasons.
It should be noted that AOC not only offers 24 and 27 inch models for gamers, but even a 22 inch model. The G2260VWQ6 is a '1ms' model which you is available for a bit more than 100 pounds. Its bigger brother, the G2460VQ6, can also not be called very expensive, since it has a price tag of around 130 pounds. This trend can also be seen with the two 144Hz models in the test: the G2460PF and the G2770Pf both on average have a price tag just under 220 pounds, respectively just under 290 pounds. These four models all feature FreeSync, which AOC has done justice to: many manufacturers charge an additional cost for this technique, but that isn't the case here. The G2460PG is clearly more expensive; this 24 inch monitor features G-sync, but because of the scaler and associated licensing fees from Nvidia, this one will cost you about 390 pounds, though we can find it in our price comparison table for about 300 pounds.
Besides speed, other factors such as resolution, anti-motion blur or other techniques may be desirable. It depends on the kind of games you like to play and how sensitive your are to shocks, tearing or motion blur. 144Hz displays definitely offer a smoother gaming experience; sync techniques are the cherry on top here. With 60Hz a form of synchronization is usually a clearer advantage, especially in the 40-60 fps area where most gamers want to end up. It's a shame Nvidia and AMD can't compromise on this, because right now the range of FreeSync monitors has become quite a bit larger than the range of G-Sync models, while the former are also priced more competitively. We hope something is going to change in the near future. Whatever the future may bring, right now it's good too see AOC apply FreeSync technology to two models with a lower maximum vertical frequency, while also increasing that frequency a little, to 75Hz. In its entirety it offers a very pleasant gaming experience, if you have a capable graphics card.
On the next pages we'll introduce all models separately, after that we'll that a look at how they compare to gaming monitors which we've tested before and are still available right now.