With the Agon AG455UCX, AOC is launching a new DQHD monitor that, with a 44.5″ screen diagonal, is slightly smaller than the competition. The screen is advertised with a curvature, a headset stand and freesync support, among other things.
If you want to get a particularly wide monitor in 32:9 format and with 1440p resolution, the size is severely limited. In the PCGH price comparison are true 19 matching models listedbut they all rely on a screen diagonal of 49″. But there should soon be more choice here: AOC wants to bring a corresponding monitor onto the market, which is slightly smaller with a 44.5″ screen diagonal.
DQHD with 165 Hertz
Specifically, it is the AOC Agon AG455UCX, which uses a VA panel with 5120×1440 pixels (Dual QHD). In addition, the panel is said to be curved by 1500R, which is not unusual for a monitor in this format. The situation is different with the refresh rate: AOC speaks of 165 Hz here, which means that there is hardly any competition even among the larger monitors in the format mentioned. Only five models in the PCGH price comparison offer this or a higher refresh rate. Three variants of the Samsung Odyssey G9 (Neo) also manage 240 Hertz.
In keeping with the high frame rate, the AOC Agon AG455UCX is said to support Adaptive Sync and Freesync, but there is no talk of Nvidia’s Gsync. In addition, the monitor is advertised with a display HDR 400, which is achieved in practice simply by the maximum brightness of 400 cd/m². In terms of connections, the AG455UCX also offers three HDMI 2.1 sockets, DisplayPort 1.4 and USB-C. There is also a USB hub with four ports according to USB standard 3.2 Gen 1 and a headset socket on the device. A matching bracket for a headset is provided on the left side of the monitor.
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The monitor product page linked below is already online, but the model is not yet available. In addition, AOC has not yet revealed the price. With regard to other monitors with similar equipment, this should probably be around 1,000. For comparison: The AOC Agon AG493UCX2 offers similar technology with a 49″ panel and costs in the PCGH price comparison currently around 1,130 euros.