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AOC AGON Pro AG254FG Gaming Monitor Review

 

Ever wonder what kind of monitors the professionals use at gaming tournaments? Well, we actually have one of those to show you today! The AOC AGON Pro AG254FG Gaming Monitor. This isn’t your simple old monitor with standard specs. This monitor is capable of taking your gaming to the next level. If oyu are being held back by refresh rates or response times this monitor will give you no more room for excuses. The AG254FG is capable of extreme refresh rates that even the best graphics cards will struggle to keep up. Not often to you come across a monitor that has jaw dropping specs but, this one will have you second guessing your current setup for sure! Not only can you join the fun that the pro’s and see what it’s like to have a monitor capable of tournament grade performance, but you can look cool doing so while you put in the practice to get there one day. If you are serious about E-Sports and want to really see what you are capable of then this monitor is something, you really do need. 

The all-new fourth generation AGON AG254FG is our Red Dot design award winning model for everyone who seeks cutting edge performance and flawless immersion. It comes with High Dynamic Range 400 (HDR), NVIDIA G-SYNC, 360Hz refresh rate and customizable front and back RGB Light FX.

  • TRUE MASTERY IS UNBEATABLE: Get into the world of E-Sports and become the next legend with the AGON PRO AG254FG tournament-gaming monitor, equipped with all the features you need to claim victory.

  • EXPERIENCE LEGENDARY SPEED: Hyper-responsive 360Hz refresh rate and blazing-fast 1ms (GTG) response time ensure unparalleled smoothness and fluidity to your games. SMOOTH VICTORIES WITH NVIDIA G-SYNC: NVIDIA G-SYNC technology synchronizes the display and GPU to provide the most fluid, tear-free gaming experience at its highest performance.

  • GAIN A SUPERIOR EDGE WITH NVIDIA REFLEX: NVIDIA Reflex Analyzer technologies deliver the ultimate competitive advantage with ultra-low latency, ultra-high responsiveness, and virtually instantaneous response to your mouse and keyboard actions.

  • A PERFECT PICTURE AT EVERY ANGLE: With the latest VESA DisplayHDR 400 certified technology, colors are more accurate than ever before with greater depth, nuance, and vibrancy. See your characters come to life with impressive luminescence, high contrast, and dynamic color range.

  • LIGHT UP THE BATTLEFIELD WITH AOC LIGHT FX AND AGON LOGO PROJECTION: Powerful LED technology illuminates your room with ambiance, while logo projection showcases the AGON shield or text logo dynamically on the surface of your desk. Choose from over 16.8 million color options, 11 ultra-vivid lighting effects, and synchronize with AGON gaming peripherals to create the ultimate light show.

  • INSTANTLY CHANGE GEARS WITH THE AGON QUICK SWITCH KEYPAD: Quickly switch between 6 game modes to enhance your in-game experience AOC G-MENU: Customize your AGON monitor and peripherals in a convenient, all-in-one software.

I would like to thank AOC for providing the review sample. This is a snippet from what AOC has to say about themselves on their website:

AOC was founded in 1967. From day one we have maintained our focus on display technology and have continued to innovate in this field, always with the same goal: delivering you a great experience with our products, no matter the purpose of use.

For demanding professionals, we provide computer displays with high resolutions, high color accuracy, and an impressive set of advanced features. For style-conscious home users, we offer high-performance monitors with unique, eye-catching designs. For office use, we achieve important energy efficiency standards. Many of our business monitors come with comprehensive ergonomic adjustment options.

And for professional gamers, we redefine awesomeness with our selection of AOC Gaming and AGON displays, which not only excel with their fast performance, but also with their unique designs and gamer-specific features.

Whatever display you need, we are passionate about providing it to you, always aiming for the highest quality possible, and always with our 3-year warranty (4-year warranty for AGON).

Features

  • 25″ class (24.5″ viewable) AGON PRO 4 series tournament-grade monitor with 1920×1080 FHD resolution IPS panel and minimal bezels.

  • Lightning-fast 360Hz refresh rate and rapid 1ms response GTG to hit moving targets with precision and get you ahead of the competition by milliseconds.

  • NVIDIA G-SYNC technology ensures ultra-smooth, tear-free gaming performance, while NVIDIA Reflex Analyzer reduces system latency to the lowest possible setting for higher in-game responsiveness where every millisecond counts.

  • VESA DisplayHDR 400 certified performance and cinema-standard DCI-P3 color gamut brings characters to life and creates stunning imagery with dynamic color range, rich details, and diverse contrast for full immersion.

  • Instantly switch gears between 6 game modes using the wireless AGON Quickswitch Keypad to optimize visuals and adjust AOC Shadow Control settings to improve your gaming experience.

  • AOC Screen Shield eliminates shadows and glares from external light sources for optimal visibility

  • Light up the battlefield with ultra-vivid AOC Light FX and AGON Logo Projection that can be customized and synchronized with other AGON gaming peripherals via the AOC G-Menu software for the ultimate gaming setup.

  • AOC Low Input Lag delivers a lag-free display for higher resolution, enhances picture quality, and maximizes in-game responsiveness, giving the player an edge over the competition.

  • Console ready (1920×1080@120Hz) with robust connectivity options, including: 1x DisplayPort 1.4, 2x HDMI 2.0, 1x HDCP 2.2, and 4x USB 3.2, 1x mini USB, 2x 5W built-in speakers with DTS Sound, audio out (3.5mm), and microphone in/out for convenience.

  • Quick-release stand with ergonomic adjustments (Height, Swivel, & Tilt) and VESA compatible wall mount for the most optimum viewing angle and high comfortability during long campaigns and extended gaming sessions.

 

 

 

Specifications

Display Information

SCREEN SIZE (INCH)

24.5

FLAT / CURVED

Flat

PANEL TREATMENT

Antiglare (AG)

RESOLUTION NAME

FHD

PANEL TYPE

IPS

BACKLIGHT TYPE

WLED

RESPONSE TIME GTG

1ms

VIEWING ANGLE (CR10)

178/178

DISPLAY HARDNESS

3H

PANEL RESOLUTION

1920×1080

ASPECT RATIO

16:9

BRIGHTNESS IN NITS

400

REFRESH RATE

360Hz

STATIC CONTRAST RATIO

1000:1

DISPLAY COLORS

16.7 Million

 

Video Features

SYNC TECHNOLOGY (VRR)

G-SYNC + NVIDIA Rflex Analyzer

SYNC RANGE

1-360

DIGITAL SIGNAL FREQUENCY HORIZONTAL

30Khz~400Khz (DP)/30Khz~280Khz (HDMI)

COLOR SPACE (SRGB) CIE 1931 %

110

COLOR SPACE (ADOBE RGB) CIE 1931 %

110

FLICKER-FREE

NVIDIA REFLEX ANALYZER

DIGITAL SIGNAL FREQUENCY VERTICAL

1~360Hz (DP) / 48~240Hz (HDMI)

HDR (HIGH DYNAMIC RANGE)

Vesa Certified DisplayHDR 400

COLOUR SPACE (DCI-P3) CIE 1976 %

86

COLOUR SPACE (NTSC) CIE 1976 %

94

BLUE LIGHT TECHNOLOGY

Low Blue Light

 

Cabinet Information

BEZEL TYPE (FRONT)

3-sided frameless

BEZEL FINISHING (FRONT)

Matte

CABINET FINISHING (BACKSIDE)

Matte

LED LOGO PROJECTOR

SPEAKERS

KENSINGTON LOCK

BEZEL COLOR (FRONT)

Black

CABINET COLOR (BACKSIDE)

Black

LIGHT FX (RGB)

REMOVABLE STAND

SPEAKER POWER

5Wx2+DTS

VESA WALLMOUNT

100×100

 

Ergononmic

TILT

-3/21

SWIVEL

-30/30

HEIGHT ADJUST (MM)

130mm

PIVOT

 

Gaming Features

GAMING STYLE

Shooters, MMORPG, Action, eSports, RTS, FPS (eSports), Beat’m up, Racing

GAMING CONVENIENCE

G-Menu (only for Light FX)

GAME COLOR

MOTION BLUR REDUCTION

FRAME COUNTER

GOOD FOR CONSOLE GAMING

RTS, FPS, Racing, Gamer 1, Gamer 2, Off

LOW INPUT LAG

SHADOW CONTROL

CROSSHAIR / DIAL POINT

QUICK SWITCH

CONSOLE COMPATIBILITY

1920×1080@120Hz

 

Power Consumption

POWER SUPPLY

External

POWER SOURCE

100 – 240V 50/60Hz

POWER CONSUMPTION ON (TYPICAL) IN WATTS

38 watt

POWER CONSUMPTION OFF IN WATTS

0.5 watt

POWER CONSUMPTION STANDBY IN WATTS

0.3 watt

SUSTAINABILITY

WEEE

 

Connectivity Information

HDMI

HDMI 2.0×2

DISPLAY PORT

DisplayPort 1.4×1

USB HUB SPEED

USB 3.2

USB FAST CHARGE PORT

AUDIO OUTPUT

Headphone out (3.5mm)

DIGITAL HDCP (HDMI VERSION)

HDCP 2.2

USB HUB

USB DOWNSTREAM PORTS

4

AUDIO INPUT

Microphone In

 

Power/Environmental

Power Supply

External

Power Source

100 – 240V 50/60Hz

Power Consumption On (Energystar)

52 watt

Power Consumption Standby (Energystar)

0.5 watt

Power Consumption Off (Energystar)

0.3 watt

Energy Class

C

 

Dimensions/Weights

PRODUCT DIMENSIONS INCL. BASE (H X W X D)

398.9~528.9(H) × 556.6(W) × 308.2 (D)

PACKAGING DIMENSIONS (L X W X H)

652 (H) x 690(W) x 225(D)

NET WEIGHT EXCL. PACKAGE (IN KG)

6.36

PRODUCT DIMENSIONS EXCL. BASE (L X W X H)

335 (H) × 556.6(W) × 72.4 (D)

GROSS WEIGHT INCL. PACKAGE (IN KG)

11.5

 

What’s in the Box?

HDMI CABLE

1.8 m

POWER ADAPTOR

DISPLAYPORT CABLE

1.8m

OTHER

Monitor hood, OSD pad

Warranty

Warranty Period

4 Years

 

Let’s move on and take a look at the Packaging and Contents of the AOC AGON Pro AG254FG Gaming Monitor!

 


 

Packaging

I always like to highlight the packaging during the review process. Knowing what the package looks like can be very helpful if you are concerned in receiving a genuine product from a 3rd party retailer. This monitor will arrive in a box typical in size for what you would expect for a monitor. The display itself is in a snugly fit foam housing. Just be careful how you open the box and slide out your monitor. As far as the packaging goes your display is safe and sound!

 

Contents

  • HDMI cable (m) 1.8 m

  • DisplayPort Cable (m) 1.8 m

  • OSD Controller

  • Monitor Hood

  • External Power Block

  • Setup Guide and Paperwork

 

 

Now lets take a close look at the AOC AGON Pro AG254FG Gaming Monitor!

A Closer Look

 

360HZ REFRESH RATE

Be one step ahead of your opponent thanks to next-level equipment! With an incredible refresh rate of 360Hz, your monitor displays more images per second than average screens. Get smoother and faster gameplay than you have ever experienced before.

 

1MS RESPONSE TIME (GTG)

A pixel response time of 1ms GTG means speed without the smear for an enhanced experience. Fast-moving action and dramatic transitions will be rendered smoothly without the effects of ghosting.

 

SCREEN SHIELD

The removable screen shield eliminates shadows and glare from external light sources for optimal visibility of your in-game action.

 

VESA CERTIFIED DISPLAYHDR™ 400

Even the lowest level of High Dynamic Range (HDR) feature poses a significant upgrade to common monitors. The peak luminance of 400 cd/m² enables your display to hone the picture quality with a manifold color spectrum and more diverse contrast. The VESA-certificate ensures richness of detail and realistic portrayals of game and film worlds.

 

QUICK SWITCH

Changing your monitor settings while playing against others seemed like an impossible task if you wanted to win. Don’t miss out on a flawless victory because you changed your settings midgame. Thanks to the AGON Quick Switch you can save your preferred monitor settings and switch between them with one simple click.

 

GOOD FOR CONSOLE GAMING

Many of our top-notch monitors are not only designed to work with PC towers but are also compatible with consoles. You can easily plug them into your Xbox or PlayStation and enjoy the great image quality. The monitors support up to 120Hz, so even the newest generation models run on the highest settings.

 

6 GAMES MODE

Tailor your display to the game with a click of a button. Switch settings between in-built presets for FPS, racing, or RTS games, or customize your own ideal conditions and save them. The AOC Settings KeyPad makes switching profiles or adjusting features quick and easy.

 

AOC G-MENU

AOC G-Menu is a free tool that you can install on your PC to have complete customization paired with maximum convenience.

 

Now let’s move on to the best part, The Performance results of the AOC AGON Pro AG254FG Gaming Monitor!

Testing Results

 

We used a SpyderX Pro to conduct the testing and later the calibration. I prefer my own dial in because the Spyder software thinks I need a very dim monitor. Plus if You use two different brands of monitors it is extremely difficult to achieve a perfectly synced picture, even when using a calibration tool.

 

MONITOR PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS

It’s important to know how your monitors perform during color-critical work. With the SpyderX Display Analysis feature, you can better understand the color, brightness, contrast, gamut, tone response and white point of your monitors.

95% of sRGB and 73% of P3 are good results!

 

Highest brightness reading was 429.5 and highest contrast was 720:1!

Now lets move on to the Conclusion and Verdict of the AOC AGON Pro AG254FG Gaming Monitor review!

Conclusion and Verdict

I am by no means a pro when it comes to gaming, but I enjoy it a lot. I am definitely a casual gamer, but I found this monitor helpful in more ways than one. I will start by saying I was surprised I wasn’t disappointed with the screen size. For too long I had the mind set bigger is always better. When it comes to your gaming monitor this is so far from the truth. If you are looking for accuracy, then having a smaller screen is better. You ultimately have less real-estate to cover and when it comes to pro gaming the accuracy and reaction time can be the difference in determining a win or a loss. So having a high refresh rate and a smaller screen is the key. Just make sure you have a decent graphics card to hit the 360Hz refresh. My 5500 XT struggled but because the is a 1080p resolution, you will achieve much higher FPS than a 1440P screen. A 1080p screen is something I would consider the minimum resolution when choosing a monitor. I will be honest with the smaller size I would have never guessed it wasn’t at least 1440p.

There are too many positives to mention. I liked the fact that there was an OSD controller. This should be mandatory for every monitor. Not having to reach around the back and find the OSD button was fantastic. The game modes had very distinct coloring and contrast. Each had its own benefit in their respective categories. The screen features a different type of screen. It’s hard to explain but it looked better than your typical matte screen. This was defiantly something that reduced the glare and reflections.

 

The AOC AGON Pro AG254FG is geared towards professionals for sure. When you put the monitor hood on it looks like something you see on TV. It just looks like serious stuff. The monitor’s presence is all business, and when you walk into a room and see something like this you know you have a serious gamer on your hands. From the elite specifications to the RGB this is a true gamers dream monitor.

As you can see from the test results the colors are good. They didn’t set color reproduction records but represented each color gamut sufficiently. Gaming on this was like driving a luxury car and you could just feel the responsiveness and difference form something typical.

One thing I have yet to mention are the speakers.. They have a decent sound and get plenty loud enough. If you are in a pinch and don’t have a external set of speakers, then don’t worry because you wont be disappointed by the sound from the built in speakers.

Everything you need to know: 360Hz, 1ms response, IPS panel, sRGB coverage, P3 Coverage, Brightness, Contrast, NVIDIA G-SYNC, VESA DisplayHDR 400 certified, 5W Speakers, and RGB. All of these things I just mentioned make this monitor a beast among all other monitors.

 



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