AOC C32G2AE FHD 165Hz Gaming Monitor Review
Peter Donnell / 6 months ago
AOC is one of the leading names when it comes to gaming monitors, and that’s hardly surprising since it seems they have at least one monitor for just about every budget or scenario you can think of. From affordable sub £100 office and budget gaming models, to £1000-2000 gaming monsters that’ll leave your jaw on the floor. Today’s review sees us looking at something fairly affordable, costing around £275 at the time of the review. That may not be “cheap” but when you consider what you’re getting for your money, it seems too good to be true.
For starters, this monitor comes with a massive 32″ panel, and as a 32″ monitor user myself, I can tell you that’s plenty! It’s a full HD panel, which may not excite the resolution junkies out there, but on the plus side, it’s massive, it’s curved, and then it has two main party tricks; a 1ms response rate and a fast 165Hz refresh rate. If you crave frames more than pixels, you’re getting a lot for your investment here. Plus, with FreeSync Premium (48-165hz) allowing for tear-free action, a wide range of gaming modes and more, it’s certainly ticking a lot of boxes. Plus, all these features are freely supported on the latest generation of PlayStation and Xbox, so it could be a versatile option for those who want to game on a broader range of devices.
- 31.5 inch full HD gaming display
- 1500R curvature
- 1ms Response Rate
- 165Hz Refresh Rate
- 6 Game Modes and G-Menu
- Flicker-free and low blue light technology
- High-quality VA panel matte display
- VESA 100 x 100 and removable base
- Built-in speaker 2 x 5 watts
What AOC Had to Say
“A 165Hz refresh rate, well over twice the industry standard of 60Hz, makes games run smooth as silk. Realize the potential in your graphics card. Forget screen tearing and forget motion blur. Feel your reflexes become one with the action. Never look back. 1ms response time equals speed without the smear for an enhanced experience. Fast-moving action and dramatic transitions will be rendered smoothly without the effects of ghosting.
Enjoy the best quality visuals even in fast-paced games. The AMD FreeSync Premium Technology ensures that the GPU’s and monitor’s refresh rates are synchronised, which provides a fluid, tear-free gaming experience at the highest performance. The AMD FreeSync Premium features a refresh rate minimum of 120Hz, decreasing blur and sharpening the picture for a more life-like experience. The LFC feature eliminates the risk of stutter in case the frame rate drops below the refresh rate.
Curved design wraps around you putting you at the centre of the action and provides an immersive gaming experience.”