AOC Expands G90-Series Monitors: 144 Hz and FreeSync

Thursday, May 31st, 2018 - Monitors, Teknologi

AOC Expands G90-Series Monitors: 144 Hz and FreeSync

AOC has announced a new addition to its G90-series of inexpensive gaming monitors with a new model with FreeSync capabilities and a high refresh rate. The new AOC G2590FX has similar key characteristics as other displays in the lineup, but saves some money by removing USB features and uses a different stand setup.

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The AOC G2590FX is the fourth SKU in the G90 lineup that is positioned slightly below the G2590PX, but above the entry-level G2590VXQ. The new display is based on a 24.5-inch TN panel with a Full HD resolution, 400 nits brightness, 1000:1 contrast ratio, 1 ms GtG response time, and 170°/0° horizontal/vertical viewing angles. The new monitor supports AMD’s FreeSync dynamic refresh rate technology with a 30-144 Hz range as well as low framerate compensation (LFC). In addition, it comes with various AOC enhancements for gaming monitors, including AOC’s low input lag feature as well as Shadow Control capability to make dark scenes brighter. The new unit has the same style as the rest LCDs in the G90 family: it features thin bezels and “gaming red” inlays.

There are a number of important differences between the AOC G2590FX and the more expensive G2590PX monitor. Firstly, the new product is not equipped with a USB 3.0 hub; secondly, it does not have an MHL input; thirdly, it does not come with built-in speakers; fourthly, it uses a slightly different stand.

Specifications of AOC's G90 Series Gaming Displays
 G2590VXQG2590FXG2590PXG2790PX
Panel24.5" TN27" TN
Native Resolution1920 × 1080
Maximum Refresh Rate75 Hz144 Hz
Dynamic RefreshTechAMD FreeSync with LFC
Range30 – 75 Hz30 – 144 Hz
Brightness250 cd/m²400 cd/m²
Contrast1000:1
Viewing Angles170°/0° horizontal/vertical
Response Time1 ms GtG
Pixel Pitch0.2825 mm²0.3113 mm²
Pixel Density0 PPI81 PPI
Color Gamut SupportsRGB
Inputs1 × DP 1.2
2 × HDMI 1.4
1 × MHL
1 × D-Sub
1 × DP 1.2
2 × HDMI 1.4
1 × D-Sub
1 × DP 1.2
2 × HDMI 1.4
1 × MHL
1 × D-Sub
1 × DP 1.2
2 × HDMI 1.4
1 × D-Sub
USB Hub4-port USB hub
Audio2 W × 2
headphone output
headphone output2 W × 2
headphone output
Proprietary EnhancementsAOC Low Input Lag
Shadow Control
Power ConsumptionIdle0.5 W
Operating25 W23 W28 W32 W
Stand AdjustmentsTilt-3.5º/19.5º-3.5º/21.5º-3.5º/19.5º
Swivel-20º/20º
Height130 mm
Pivot
VESA Mounts100 × 100 mm
Launch TimeframeJanuary 2018June 2018February 2018December 2017
Launch Price€179 EU
£159 UK
£219 UK€279 EU 
£249 UK
€349 EU
£309 UK
Additional InformationLinkLinkLinkLink
Check AvailabilityAmazon.comAmazon.comAmazon.comAmazon.com

The AOC G2590FX display will cost approximately £30/€35 lower than the AOC G2590PX, which is not a significant difference. Whether or not it makes sense to buy the cheaper version without a USB hub and a stand without height adjustment is up to end-users to decide. Meanwhile, it is clear that AOC is trying to expand its gaming lineup as significantly as possible in order to better compete against all rivals.

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