AOC Releasing New Agon AG352UCG6 Ultrawide
Anyone else craving more Ultrawide monitor goodness? Because I know I am! AOC has been in the game of making monitors for a while, but they generally were associated with somewhat cheaply built budget monitors (albeit generally solid panels). More recently they have moved into building higher end, often times Ultrawide, monitors. The rumors from today are no different, AOC is to be showing off the AOC Agon AG352UCG6 at the Intel Extreme Masters event.
This new display is rumored to be 35 inches and curved, using an MVA panel (proven to be nearly as good at color accuracy as IPS but generally easier to get to higher framerates). In theory, the Agon AG352UCG6 will feature GSYNC, a 4ms response time, 300cd/m2 of brightness (so not HDR territory), and a 2500:1 contrast ratio. Pretty solid specs if you ask me, but the price is likely to more than the ~$800 AG352UCG (note, this is not a refresh of the same panel as far as we know).
Interestingly enough, the AG352UCG6 appears to be on a really solid stand, not a first for AOC, but still somewhat new to their brand name. Personally, though, I don’t like the red accents myself, but if you’re into that then it’s there.
At a 20hz frequency increase over the AG352UCG, the price premium may or may not be worth it. 100hz is pretty solid overall, and unless you’re a competitive gamer, you likely don’t “need” much more.
What do you think of this new panel? I for one think it’s awesome, but I’ll stick with 1080p for my main monitor for the time being, especially with the GPU price hikes of current.