I love a great 1920×1080 gaming monitor as much as the next person, but personally, I’ve always been more of a 2560×1440 kinda gal. The problem is, my current best gaming monitor recommendation for 1440p is the increasingly scarce MSI Optix MPG27CQ, and I’ve been desperately trying to find a replacement for it all year. BenQ’s EX3203R came close, but was let down by its pants HDR, while AOC’s Agon AG322QC4 had good HDR but slightly underwhelming colour accuracy. I also liked AOC’s Agon AG273QCG, but for some reason AOC put a horrible grainy finish on its curved TN panel, which ending spoiling the whole thing.
Finally, though, I think my hunt has come to an end with AOC’s Agon AG273QX. This is the flat AMD FreeSync 2 HDR sibling of the curved, Nvidia G-Sync AG273QCG I just mentioned, and honestly, I feel like Christmas has come early. Not only does this 165Hz VA monitor have excellent colour accuracy, but there’s no grain, its HDR is pretty good and it plays nice with Nvidia graphics cards as well. What more could I possibly want?