While AOC might not be among the top gaming brands like BenQ, Asus or even Dell for that matter, lately it’s been making waves with its newest 144 Hz monitor, the AOC G2460QPU. This 224 inch monitor has surprisingly good colors out of the box and with its ability to crank out 144 frames every second, it is a seriously strong contender for the best gaming monitors on the market, based on this chart.
Besides its advertised 1 ms grey-to-grey response time, gamers will also be able to enjoy the silky smooth gameplay that accompanies true 144 Hz monitors. Similar models from other brands like BenQ’s 2420Z or even Asus’s VG248QE showcase extremely high-end specifications such as a very low response time and very high refresh rates and this is precisely why gamers, especially FPS fanatics, have been particularly interested in them. With these stats, you can expect to have little to no screen tearing. Input lag, which comes with each and every monitor, even those that are built for gaming, are minimal. With up to a total input lag of 2 ms (including response time and signal delay), the G2460PQU is indeed within the top range like the VG248QE by Asus.
This particular monitor does come with a drawback however. It has a TN panel, instead of a VA, PLS or IPS, which means that its color reproduction is gimped somewhat and the clarity of the images will suffer as a result of that too (check this chart out to compare the gaming monitors). Nonetheless, if you’re a gamer of any sort, you should realize that fluidity trumps static image quality any time of the day. This is because motion blur will be frequent in IPS panels, especially in monitors that are larger than 27 inches. The response time will be significantly slower, averaging out at about 10 ms. The slowest monitors will generate an input lag of over 20 ms, which can be unbearable in FPS games such as Counterstrike or Call Of Duty.
The AOC G2460PQU has a very high luminance of over 200 nits, if you ever wish to crank it up that high and a resolution of 1920 x 1080. For a 24 inch display, that’s certainly sufficient. The connectivity options that you can get out of this monitor is pretty decent as well. VGA, HDMI, Display Port and DVI are all available. USB ports (1 upstream and 3 downstream) are provided too for the sake of convenience.
Lastly, it’s VESA compatible so you’ll be able to mount your monitor onto the stand. Its other technical specifications are pretty similar to the best TN paneled monitors, but what makes it better than most is its 144 Hz refresh rate, which is a cool 24 higher than the usual 120 Hz monitors these days. It’s also reasonably priced at about $400, which makes it an excellent buy for people who’re into FPS gaming.