New 200Hz Refresh AOC 35-inch Ultra-Wide Announced with FreeSync

By Published November 09, 2016 at 5:12 pm

High-end monitors are really starting to get pumped-out now, it seems. This generation of ~$250+ GPUs supports resolutions of 1440p with relative ease, and UltraWide displays are proliferating on the market to popularize the 21:9 aspect ratio.

AOC's new AG352QCX is a bit of an oddity, with regard to its specifications. This display is a 35-inch curved panel, which already positions it against primarily expensive competition, and runs a 200Hz refresh with an acceptable 4ms response time. FreeSync is thrown into the mix, too, and the display is targeted at a $600 price-point -- fiercely competitive, given what's out there right now.

Unfortunately, it's also 2560x1080. For a 35" display, that's pushing it; the pixel density falls in comparison to something like a Predator (which is... expensive). For $600, it's about what you'd expect, but LG has some pretty closely matched competition for around $400 (just without the insane refresh) and with an equal resolution.

Regardless, AOC's display is a relatively high-end unit and has specifications which interest us. Its only pitfall is resolution; we'd rather have a 3440x1440 resolution at the 35" form factor, but it's still worth a consideration for the holidays.

- Steve "Lelldorianx" Burke.

Steve Burke

Steve started GamersNexus back when it was just a cool name, and now it's grown into an expansive website with an overwhelming amount of features. He recalls his first difficult decision with GN's direction: "I didn't know whether or not I wanted 'Gamers' to have a possessive apostrophe -- I mean, grammatically it should, but I didn't like it in the name. It was ugly. I also had people who were typing apostrophes into the address bar - sigh. It made sense to just leave it as 'Gamers.'"

First world problems, Steve. First world problems.

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