Over the years, AOC has been known for introducing a series of affordable gaming monitors to the market that seem to place value and budget above high-end specifications and overall performance levels. However, with the emergence of AOC AG353UCG, this feature is about to change. The
35-inch 200Hz gaming monitor arrives as part of the AGON series, AOC’s premium gaming panel series. In addition to the fast refresh rate, the display also offers HDR1000, 2ms response time, 100 IP3 color accuracy, RGB backlight, and many other exciting gaming features, such as Gsync Ultimate and Fullarray Local Dimming (FALD).
In the next article, we will introduce AG353UCG step by step to understand how it compares with some of the leading alternative products on the market. We will focus on color accuracy, panel uniformity, build quality, game performance, and overall price/performance.
So there are still many things to experience, let's not waste time sneaking into it!
200 Hz (DP) 100 Hz (HDMI)
3440 x 1440
Panel type 4
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Resolution 3440 X 1440
178° / 178°
IP3 4LED 4 4G 4LED panel 4 4G 4 light proof 44G 4LED 4 4G 4 4G 4G 4 4G 4G panel
100 x 100 mm
size (width x height x depth)
847 x 467 x support 264 4 4 4 4 mm (4 4 4 4 4 mm USB input) peas; downstream), 1 x HDMI 2.0, 2 x DisplayPort 1.4, 1 3.5mm microphone input, 1 3.5mm audio input, 1 3.5mm audio output
Very wide range of color spectrum
200Hz Fast refresh rate
44 2ms Gsync Ultimate
High end of the price range The quality of workmanship of
is not very good.
AOC AG353UCG is packaged in a sturdy box and displays the display and most of its functions (including some marketing photos) on the outside. Inside, the monitor is individually packaged, and the stand and panel have been removed.
The assembly of this display requires no tools and is very intuitive. However, you need to install the monitor in the box and make sure not to damage the panel during assembly.
Along with the panel and stand, users will find the following items:
200Hz (DP) 100Hz (HDMI)
x 3444 VA
on Amazon With the previous specifications, let us have a more comprehensive understanding of the build quality, design and mechanical functions of the AG353UCG.
Starting from the design, AG353UCG is a bit popular for me personally. It provides the classic AOC red theme with black background, and some cool RGB on the back and bottom of the panel. AOC uses a wide V-shaped bracket, which contrasts sharply with the 1800R curvature of the panel. The
AGON brand is located on the bottom bezel of the panel together with Nvidia's authoritative Gsync logo. The back of the panel is where most of the design functions are located, with the RGB loop as the main focus. The design of the stand is very slim, and of course it feels like this. We will see it soon. Except for the stand, the stand looks great and is equipped with a cut-out to help the panel move. The
two earphone holders snap into the side of the panel, allowing you to connect two sets of earphones to the display at any time. AG353UCG does not provide any cable management solutions, which makes ordering a bit cumbersome. Also, the screen itself is definitely bulky. Although to be expected, it still stands out and makes the panel appear bulky.
As we said in the introduction, AOC is not known for its excellent build quality. In other words, this is one of their premium AGON products; It will be interesting to see how it differs from the standard AOC panel series.
My first impression of the quality of the building was not good at all. The first thing I noticed is that the monitor experienced an amazing amount of oscillation. Compared with other poorer mounts Odyssey G9 and Acer Nitro VG270, AG353UCG is the worst. There is a lot of movement in the booth, which shouldn't be the case for monitors at this price. You really need to use this monitor on a sturdy table; otherwise, you may feel dizzy after a while.
Leaving the stand, the rest of the monitor feels pretty good. The panel itself feels sturdy and scored high in our ruggedness test. Like other AOC monitors, this monitor also provides a fair amount of plastic, in a bad way.
For me, the build quality is not the best. If you are dealing with a budget group, you can forgive these little flaws. However, this is not the case, it is at the higher end of the price range, which makes the build quality seem worse.
Like many modern panels, AG353UCG uses an anti-glare coating with 3H hardness. The matte finish of the panel does a great job of reducing sources of natural and artificial light. The frame of this
monitor is very good, only 9mm
AOC AG353UCG, although it did not reach the advertised number, it is still very good compared to some of the leading gaming panels on the market. Let’s not forget that this monitor is specifically designed for gaming and usually affects colors due to speed and response. That being said, we timed 126% of the sRGB color space, 87% of the Adobe RGB space, and 90 IP3.
As can be seen from the above figure, AG353UCG far exceeds the sRGB color space. For this reason, I am happy to recommend this monitor for accurate color work in a specific spectral range. But remember, if you are interested in buying this screen, I also recommend that you use a colorimeter in advance to remove the colors.
We finished the image quality and color accuracy test by checking the maximum brightness, minimum brightness, and 120 candela levels on this panel. The results are as follows:
So, considering the color accuracy and image clarity, it's time to let the AC353UCG experience some gameplay scenes to see how it performs in single player games and fast paced competitive games.
I started playing a fast-paced shooter, testing the AGON refresh rate, response time, and general input lag-CS: GO. We started some deathmatches, and the first thing I noticed was FPS. I decided to reproduce it in the original resolution (3440 x 1440), and the equipment I used really struggled to maintain the 200 frames per second mark. In other words, the game feels very fluid during gameplay, even when some players will be more intense. Of course, for all tests in the game, we turned on GSync and set the overhead to medium. We found that choosing low overhead does not provide enough sharpness, and choosing "strong" will cause ghostly halo overshoots around the image. Tried setting the overload setting to "off", but moving objects experienced a lot of queuing and motion blur.
Hurry up, I enabled the HDR signal through Windows and loaded Shadow of the Tomb Raider. Although this is an old game, it can still benefit a lot from HDR panels, especially panels with HDR1000 certification like this one. It is worth mentioning that when using HDR, we also use the FALD (Full Array Local Dimming) function, which is set in the game mode.
Shadow Of The Tomb Raider looks impressive in this setting, there are no two ways to do it. When using HDR, the increased depth in light and dark scenes is obvious. One thing I want to point out is that the colors show up a bit on the saturated side, but it all depends on the accuracy of the panel when it is not calibrated. Other than that, the game looks great. However, the somewhat unpleasant thing is the halo that occurs when a bright object falls on a dark background, for example, walking through a cave with a torch.
halo appears when using FALD, which is very obvious. You can disable this feature and restore the image quality to a more natural level, but this will have a ripple effect and cause other visual artifacts.
In general, the gameplay of this panel is good. Although it is not the best for high-level competitive games, it performs well in almost all other areas, you know, except for the halo. This is the case with
, our complete overview of the AOC AG353UCG 35-inch gaming monitor. The only real question to be answered is whether we think this group is worthwhile. For me, this is very difficult. At the current retail price south of $2,000—yes, $2,000—you have to say it may not be. It is true that this monitor is equipped with a lot of features and supports an impressive ultra-wide QHD 1440p resolution, but for 2K, it is really difficult to find real value in this monitor.
Having said that, the 35-inch panel is a great entrance with a high sense of immersion. Playing single player games at 1440p on a panel of this size is really great. Of course, the colors are not very accurate, but when you play games, they do stand out. I feel completely immersed in a single player game, and the image quality is very clear. However, the downside of this screen resolution is that it naturally places demands on your system. You need a fairly powerful PC to run the game at a stable 200FPS, which is the recommended FPS for the highest smoothness.
200Hz (DP) 100Hz (HDMI)
3440 x 1440
great Amazon portal To get a high sense of immersion. Playing single player games at 1440p on a panel of this size is really great. Of course, the colors are not very accurate, but when you play games, they do stand out. I feel completely immersed in a single player game, and the image quality is very clear. However, the downside of this screen resolution is that it naturally places demands on your system.
AOC AG353UCG 35-inch monitor