AGON, the gaming arm of AOC, has officially announced its Pro AG274QGM 27in Nvidia Reflex gaming monitor. On paper, the IPS panel touts an enviable specification with a 2,560×1,440 QHD resolution, 300Hz maximum refresh rate, 1ms GTg response time and 576-zone mini LED backlight.
Such credentials are enough to achieve DisplayHDR 1,000 certification, ensuring 10-bit image processing and at least 90 per cent DCI-P3 CIE D65e coverage for both 10 per cent and full-screen colour patches. Ultra-fast QHD gaming with enviable HDR characteristics should be enough for most enthusiast gamers to take note, yet there’s extra incentive through Nvidia G-Sync Ultimate support complete with Nvidia Reflex Analyzer.
Working in tandem with Reflex-supported peripherals, the Pro AG274QGM’s dedicated analyser module is able to detect inputs and accurately measure the time it takes for the resulting pixels to react. Think of it as the time between between a mouse-button click and the muzzle flash of your weapon.
Any wired mouse can be used to gauge display latency, but to add peripheral latency to the equation a Reflex-compatible pointer will be required. The likes of Asus and Razer have already presented such hardware, and AGON is getting in on the act with its Gaming GM510 Reflex Mouse.
Weighing 58g and packing a Pixart PMW3389 sensor, the 16,000 DPI peripheral touts Kailh switches and an eye-catching honeycomb design that looks the part but may offer questionable comfort. Priced at £36, the GM510 is intended to plug directly into the AG274QGM’s dedicated Reflex USB port – one of four available USB 3.2 – for instant feedback on end-to-end latency.
Reflex is part of a wider push from Nvidia to lure enthusiast gamers toward feature-packed G-Sync displays, but cost could be a stumbling block. At the time of writing, pricing and availability for the AG274QGM have not been announced.