Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1080 Ti is the first graphics card we've tested at TR that makes gaming at 4K a truly realistic option. The release of AOC's first 4K gaming monitor seems to be well-timed, then. The 27" AOC Agon AG271UG is built around a high-pixel-density IPS panel with G-Sync variable refresh rate technology.
AOC says the flicker-free screen has a 1000:1 contrast ratio and 300 cd/m² brightness. The company added blue light reduction and shadow brightness features into the monitor, too. The refresh rate is limited to an unimpressive-sounding 60Hz, but the G-Sync capability should help the screen take full advantage of every one of those cycles when paired with a compatible Nvidia graphics card.
The monitor's base is adjustable for height, tilt, and swivel. Buyers also get a VESA mounting point if they need to mount the screen to a wall or ergonomic an arm. AOC attached a wired remote with game preset buttons that lets users bring up application-specific preferences. A pair of 2W built-in speakers and a swiveling headphone hook gives gamers both a place to stow a headset and something to listen to when not wearing it. The monitor also sports a built-in four-port USB 3.0 hub. Inputs are limited to a single HDMI port and one DisplayPort jack, which seems a bit stingy for a monitor in this price bracket.
AOC appears to have had some level of difficulty bringing this model to market. The AG271UG was shown back in July with an expected street date in November of last year and a refresh rate of 60 Hz. According to PC Gamer, the Agon AG271UG will begin selling later this month at around $800.