Looking to make the most of a high-powered video card and push your frame rates into 200 frames per second territory? Then AOC’s new screen could be for you. It’s a 240Hz gaming monitor, released under the company’s AGON gaming brand. Let’s take a closer look at its features.
The AGON AG251FZ features a 240Hz refresh rate, 1ms response time and FreeSync compatible adaptive sync technology that keeps your frame rate locked, no matter what’s going on on screen.
FreeSync works by eliminating the motion blur, screen tearing and stuttering, that can sometimes occur when your monitor struggles to keep up with the on-screen action.
The AG251FZ rocks a 25-inch screen and a full HD resolution of 1920×1080 pixels.
It’s likely to prove a favorite with professional eSports players, and features a range of features especially designed with pro gamers in mind.
Of these, the most important is AOC Low Input Lag Mode, which bypasses most of the monitor’s internal video processing.
Meaning players can see their control inputs reflected on-screen immediately, offering a huge advantage in competitive games, like CS: GO, and fast-paced shooters such as Doom.
While 4K displays are becoming more and more popular, and despite offering an unbridled level of detail, they’re mostly limited to a refresh rate of 60Hz.
While Asus and Acer have announced 4K, 144Hz screens, like Asus’s Swift PG27UQ, they’re currently prohibitively expensive, and coupled with the cost of a GTX 1080 or GTX 1080Ti, will put a large dent in anyone’s wallet.
AOC’s 240Hz gaming monitor offers PC builders and gamers another way to push the limits of their video card, at a much cheaper price.
What you get when you pair the AGON AG251FZ with a top-of-the range cards is eye-wateringly fast performance, that console gamers can only dream of.
The AG251FZ also features a retractable headset holder, the AOC Ergo Dial Base with tilt, swivel and height adjustment (height scale included) and a carry handle for easy transportation.
AOC Flicker Free technology reduces flickering to prevent eyestrain during extended gaming sessions.
In order to adapt the display image to specific games, this 240Hz gaming monitor features a range of game modes plus the AOC Shadow Control option to brighten extremely dark areas without affecting the rest of the screen.
The screen comes packaged with an AOC QuickSwitch controller, allowing for easy adjustment of settings on the fly.
In terms of connectivity, the screen features single VGA, DVI, HDMI 2.0, and DisplayPort connectors, four USB 3.0 ports and a micorphone in/out port.
The AOC AGON AG251FZ is available now and retails at around $600.
Time to build
If this 240Hz gaming monitor is part of a planned PC build, make sure you check out this comprehensive step-by-step guide, and the series of short and simple to follow videos below for tips on how to put everything together.
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