AOC reveals two ultrawide 1440p gaming monitors with up to 144Hz and FreeSync

midian182

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The CU34G2 and CU34G2X ($450) do share a lot of specs: 3440 x 1440 resolution, 300 nits max brightness, 1500R curve, 3000:1 contrast ratio, and 1 ms MPRT response time. They also use 34-inch 8-bit VA panels with WLED backlighting, and support AMD’s FreeSync.

Both monitors come with Game Color mode that optimizes saturation for better grey levels and image detail, as well as Dial Point crosshairs to improve aiming in games. They also share the same design, which lets users alter the height, tilt, and swivel.

One area where the monitors differ is in their refresh rates. The CU34G2 refreshes at up to 100Hz, while the CU34G2X can reach 144Hz. Additionally, the CU34G2 covers 124% of the sRGB space and 92% of AdobeRGB, and the X variant covers 119%of sRGB and 88% of AdobeRGB.

Both monitors have a single DisplayPort 1.2 input and two HDMI ports, though the CU34G2X uses HDMI 1.4, strangely, while the other monitor uses HDMI 2.0. You also get a quad-port USB 3.0 hub and a headphone output.

The monitors launch in the UK in January 2020. The CU34G2 (100Hz) will cost £399, and the CU34G2X will be £499. If and when they come to the US, expect prices to be around $450 and $550. Update: The CU34G2X is now listed in Amazon for $450.

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RaXoR

TS Maniac
AOC makes surprisingly decent monitors for the price. I have an AOC Agon monitor which was in the initial G-Sync compatible list that Nvidia released. It has proven to be of great value and I only paid around $200 - $300 for it.
 

R00sT3R

TS Guru
Yet more crappy VA panels from AOC.

..I tried one earlier in the year, looked OK until stuff started moving on screen...went back to Amazon after two days.
 

DukeJukem

TS Booster
I love seeing these type of advancements but I'm personally an IPS guy. Once you've seen those colors pop and get those amazing viewing angles you can't really justify switching. I can't wait for those TRUE 1ms IPS displays.
 

veLa

TS Evangelist
Yet more crappy VA panels from AOC.

..I tried one earlier in the year, looked OK until stuff started moving on screen...went back to Amazon after two days.
That's a shame that you got a dud. I just had two of their curved 27" 1440p144 panels set up and have been very satisfied with size and image quality. They're a huge step up from the 1080p60 TN panels I'd been dealing with at home for the last few years.

No, they aren't as good as the professional IPS displays I edit TV shows on at work, but for home gaming use, I can't argue with their pricing.