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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, gaming performance, and overall price / performance. Chapter

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Refresh rate

200 Hz (DP) 100 Hz (HDMI)

Response time

2ms GTG

Screen size

35 ″

Resolution

3440 x 1440

Panel refresh rate

4 4 Hz Amazon

4 Hz VA

4 Hz Amazon panel refresh rate 2444 4 Hz

response time

2ms GTG

screen size

35 "

3440 X 1440

panel type

VA

aspect ratio

21; resolution: 9

type of panel

VA

HDR

HDR1000

brightness

Contrast ratio

to 1000 cd / m 2

2500: 1

Color depth

8-bit

Viewing angle

178 ° / 178 °

Color gamut

130.6% sRGB , 100 IP3

Backlight Technology

WLED

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24Hz - 200Hz

Dimensions (WxHxD)

847 x 467 x 266mm (with stand)

input

4 x USB 3.1 (1st gen, x20 Downstream, HDMI 2 1) DisplayPort 1.4, 1 microphone input from 3.5mm, 1 3.5mm Audio In, 1 3.5mm Audio Out

PROS

Very Sensitive

Very Wide Color Gamut

200Hz Fast Refresh Rate

2ms GTG

Gsync Ultimate

CONS

The higher-end

in the price range doesn't feel good in workmanship The

AOC AG353UCG monitor is a sturdy box, and most of its functions (including some marketing lenses) are wrapped around the outside. Inside, the monitor is individually packaged and the stand and panel are disassembled.

The assembly of this display does not require 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.

Next to the panel and stand, users will find the following items:

Refresh rate

200Hz (DP) 100Hz (HDMI)

Response time

2ms GTG

Screen size

35 inches

Resolution

x 3444 VA

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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 branding can be found on the bottom edge of the panel, next to Nvidia's definitive Gsync logo. The back of the panel is where most of the design features are located, and the RGB loop is the main focus. The stand design is quite slim, and of course there is this feeling - we'll talk about this soon. In addition to the stand, the stand looks well equipped with a cutout to help the panel move. The two

headphone holders insert into the side of the panel, allowing you to place two headphones on the screen at any time.AG353UCG does not provide any cable management solution, making it a hassle for cleaning. In addition, the display itself must be thick. Although this is expected, it still stands out and makes the panel look 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 series of AOC panels.

My first impression of the quality of the building was not good at all. The first thing I noticed is that the screen experienced an astonishing amount of wobble. Comparing it to other faulty mounts (Odyssey G9 and Acer Nitro VG270), AG353UCG is the worst among them. There is a lot of movement in the stand, which shouldn't be the case with a monitor at this price. You need to use this monitor on a rock solid desk; otherwise, you may feel dizzy after a while.

Coming out of the stand, the rest of the monitor feels pretty good. The panel itself feels sturdy and scored highly 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-reflective coating with a hardness of 3H. The matte finish of the panel does a great job in reducing natural and artificial light sources.

This monitor has a very good frame, only 9mm

3.5mm audio port (headphone, line-in, line-out).

For a complete list of inputs for this monitor, see specifications

Finally, we have the screen display. Like other displays in the AGON series, the AG353UCG is equipped with a joystick for navigating the screen, thank goodness. It also comes with a handy keyboard for navigating the OSD when you encounter a joystick problem. In addition to the

controls, the OSD itself has a host of customization options. In addition to general settings for brightness, contrast, color, and presets, users can also configure their game presets. With the option to enable the overload feature and custom GSync controls, gamers will be pleased with the number of options available. The

Panel RGB can also be changed in the "Light FX" settings; all common suspects are provided here as well. The panel is also equipped with a pair of exquisite speakers, providing volume and DTS options in the OSD. The design of the OSD

hasn't changed much from the other AGON monitors we've tested, but it's not a bad thing, it covers just about everything you want.

In addition to the gaming functions provided by this monitor, AOC also advertises an extremely wide color gamut. Although this is not necessary for gaming, it adds immersion and is perfect for people who want to work with color accuracy.

In the next section, we will test the AC353UCG for color accuracy, image quality, panel uniformity, and brightness.

First we run a quick operation out of the box. For this monitor, it was "normal" color temperature, game mode was off, and sRGB color SDR was enabled. As you can see from the results above, this monitor's pre-calibrated color presets are fine, but nothing remarkable. Out-of-the-box settings provide a good white point (6410K) and an equally acceptable depth of black of 0.073. The contrast ratio is much lower than the advertised 2500: 1, but close to 2000: 1. The average deltaE out of the box is 1.86, but for a monitor at this price, you could expect a little better.

Next, we move on to the game presets and choose FPS as our start. The results are very similar to the out-of-the-box results, which is unusual considering that most manufacturers like to clutter up their game presets. With a deltaE of 1.94, the color accuracy in this game mode is very good, taking this into account. The recorded white point and black depth are the same as the initial settings, and the gamma score is 2.13. After

we tested two game modes, one is the career mode with a normal color temperature and the other is the final test with a cool color temperature. Unsurprisingly, Cool gave us the worst results, resulting in a blue color all the time. The racing gameplay isn't much better, but the white point is perfect at 6499K. The depth of black of 0.287 appears to be very high, but the contrast is penalized as a result. The average deltaE of the two presets are 2.03 and 2.23, which isn't surprising, but they aren't the worst we've tested.

We immediately decided to run a more comprehensive test on the more accurate color profile provided by AG353UCG. For this particular test, we used the game mode of color off and sRGB in the monitor settings. As you can see, the result is not that bad. The white point is as stable as the black depth, which has the best contrast of any monitor we tested. The average deltaE is also acceptable, as 1.8, and the maximum deltaE is 3.15 respectively. The

monitor calibration needs some adjustments, but in the end, we finally turned off the game mode, the color temperature was set to USER, and the RGB value was set to 49/45/50. The

monitor calibration produced better results, but it was far from what I wanted.

Although the white point is perfect and the black depth is low, the contrast is still hit, dropping to 1550:1. The average deltaE dropped to 1.38, but was still much more accurate than expected after calibration. Also, the maximum deltaE is 3.64 and I am very disappointed with the results we received.

Panel Uniformity is a test we run to verify the brightness and color uniformity of the entire screen. During this test, the central square was used as the reference space. Then test every two squares to see how different it is from the reference.

In an ideal world, we want all the squares to be green, which means that it does not break the differential threshold, which we can set at the beginning of the test.

Note: The results will vary from panel to panel.

In terms of panel uniformity, AOC AG353UCG performed very well. As you can see in the image above, almost all quadrants get green scores (the deviation from the reference square is equal to or less than 10). On the left side of the panel there is a square that leads to a red (bad) score. Although this feels a bit strange, it is completely normal for a monitor of this size.

At the corner, the panel uniformity fluctuates a bit, but when watching games or movie content, you can see the difference physically. Overall, in terms of panel uniformity, you must give AG353UCG a good score. The viewing angle of

AOC AG353UCG is quite good. Viewing this panel from a vignetting angle (above 60 degrees) is completely acceptable. Even if the panel does undergo a color change, there is nothing unpleasant.

You can easily use this monitor for collaborative gaming and multi-person viewing without any real inconvenience.

refresh rate

200 Hz (DP) 100 Hz (HDMI)

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 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 within 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 play it at the original resolution (3440 x 1440), and the computer I was using could not keep the score at 200 frames per second. In other words, the game feels very smooth during the game, even when multiple players are rushing more intensely. Of course, for all game tests, we turned on GSync and set the overload to medium. We found that choosing low overload does not provide enough sharpness, and "strong" will cause overshoot in the form of ghost halos around the image. I tried to turn off the overload setting, but the moving object experienced a lot of resistance 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 look a bit saturated, but it all depends on the accuracy of the panel when not calibrated. Other than that, the game looks great. However, one thing that is a bit offensive is the halo that appears when glowing objects fall on a dark background, for example, when walking through a cave with a torch.

The halo appears when using FALD, which is very obvious. You can disable this feature and restore the image quality to a more natural state, 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 choice for high-end competitive games, it performs well in almost every other area, 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 large), you have to say that it may not be. It is true that this monitor has many features and it supports the amazing ultra-wide QHD 1440p resolution, but for 2K, it is really difficult for you to find a real value in this monitor.

With that said, the 35-inch panel is a great entry point for a high sense of immersion. Playing single player games at 1440p on a panel of this size looks great. It is true that the colors are not very accurate, but they become popular when you play games. I feel completely immersed in a single player game and the image quality is very clear. However, a downside to this screen resolution is that it naturally places demands on your system. You will need a very thick PC to run the game at a constant 200 FPS; This is the recommended SPF for the best fluidity.

refresh rate

200Hz (DP) 100Hz (HDMI)

response time

2ms GTG

screen size

35 ″

resolution

3440 x 1440

panel type

Amazon OC panel to

4 VA panel feeling extremely high immersion. Playing single player games at 1440p on a panel of this size looks great. It is true that the colors are not very accurate, but they become popular when you play games. I feel completely immersed in a single player game and the image quality is very clear. However, a downside to this screen resolution is that it naturally places demands on your system.

AOC AG353UCG 35 Inch Monitor

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