AOC has introduced its new family of entry-level displays that offer a refresh rate up to 144 Hz, a 1 ms response time, and AMD’s FreeSync technology. The G90 monitors do not belong to the premium AGON lineup designed for serious gamers, but they still take some pages from the AGON book when it comes to design and firmware.

The AOC G90 family consists of three models: the 24.5-inch G2590VXQ, the 24.5-inch G2590PX, and the 27-inch G2790PX. All three are based on TN panels featuring an FHD resolution, 250-400 nits brightness, 1000:1 contrast ratio, 1 ms GtG response time, and 170°/160° horizontal/vertical viewing angles (which is just what you come to expect from inexpensive TN LCDs). All three monitors share a similar design with rather thin bezels and “gaming red” inlays, but there are some differences when it comes to how the stand adjusts. All three support AMD’s FreeSync dynamic refresh rate technology with low framerate compensation (LFC), with a 30-144 Hz range for the G2590PX and G2790PX as well as 30-75 Hz for the cheapest G2590 VXQ. Finally, all three support AOC’s low input lag feature as well as Shadow Control enhancement to make dark scenes brighter.

The G90 lineup from AOC is aimed at a wide audience of gamers and support a variety of inputs, including D-Sub, DisplayPort, HDMI (two of these, probably to simplify connection of game consoles) and even MHL for the 24.5” models.

Specifications of AOC's G90 Series Gaming Displays
  G2590VXQ G2590PX G2790PX
Panel 24.5" TN 27" TN
Native Resolution 1920 × 1080
Maximum Refresh Rate 75 Hz 144 Hz
Dynamic Refresh Tech AMD FreeSync with LFC
Range 30 - 75 Hz 30 - 144 Hz
Brightness 250 cd/m² 400 cd/m²
Contrast 1000:1
Viewing Angles 170°/160° horizontal/vertical
Response Time 1 ms GtG
Pixel Pitch 0.2825 mm² 0.3113 mm²
Pixel Density 90 PPI 81 PPI
Color Gamut Support sRGB
Inputs 1 × DisplayPort 1.2
2 × HDMI 1.4
1 × MHL
1 × D-Sub
1 × DisplayPort 1.2
2 × HDMI 1.4
1 × D-Sub
USB Hub - 4-port USB hub
Audio 2 W × 2
headphone output
Proprietary Enhancements AOC Low Input Lag
Shadow Control
Power Consumption Idle 0.5 W
Operating 25 W 28 W 32 W
Stand Adjustments Tilt -3.5º/19.5º
Swivel - -20º/20º
Height - 130 mm
Pivot 90º
VESA Mounts 100 × 100 mm
Launch Timeframe January 2018 February 2018 December 2017
Launch Price €179 in Europe
£159 in the UK
€279 in Europe
£249 in the UK
€349 in Europe
£309 in the UK
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The AOC G2790PX is already available from select retailers in Europe for €349/£309; the G2590X, its younger brother, will hit the market in February and will cost €279/£249. The most affordable G2590VXQ will ship next month with a €179/£159 price tag.

Pricing of the new AOC G90-series monitors in the USA is to be announced at a later date. In the meantime, AOC’s partners are selling off previous-gen gaming monitors with discounts right now. For example, the AOC G2460PF that strongly resembles the G2590PX (24” TN, FHD, 350 nits, 1000:1, 144 Hz, 1 ms GtG, FreeSync, DVI, D-Sub, HDMI, adjustable stand, no Shadow Control) can now be purchased for $205 from Amazon.

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  • tarqsharq - Friday, December 29, 2017 - link

    The 30-75hz range is really nice, especially if someone is rocking a lower end card like a RX560.
  • cigar3tte - Thursday, December 28, 2017 - link

    So what's the difference between G2460PF and G2590PX? It seems at €279 in Europe, the G2590PX wouldn't be anywhere near the $205 price tag of G2460PF, but both are 24" 144Hz TN FreeSync 1080p monitors.
  • reccatyo - Thursday, December 28, 2017 - link

    Screen size (23.7 vs 24.5), design and max brightness (350 vs 400).
  • reccatyo - Thursday, December 28, 2017 - link

    The G2460PF DOES have Shadow Control
  • piroroadkill - Friday, December 29, 2017 - link

    1920×1080 27", ouch. TN, oh no :(
  • satai - Friday, December 29, 2017 - link


    I am still waiting for high-res IPS or VAs @120Hz. They don't need to be cheap but they need to exist :-/
  • Trixanity - Friday, December 29, 2017 - link

    They exist but they're not cheap.
  • satai - Saturday, December 30, 2017 - link

    Can you recommend a model or two? Asking for a friend.
  • RBFL - Saturday, December 30, 2017 - link

    I just bought a Nixeus EDG 27 for my son. It is driven by an RX480 and it looks pretty good to me.

    It has a range of 30-144Hz and an AHVA screen. It costs $400-450 depending on the stand.
  • satai - Sunday, December 31, 2017 - link

    Thanks. I am personaly going to wait a month or two for 4k offers but I definitly like this option as an backup alternative if CES2018 doesn't bring 4Ks for me.

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