This is a curved Full HD gaming monitor with an on-paper, a 1ms response time, and 144Hz refresh rate. The specs are identical to those of Samsung CFG70 which is priced identically. The AOC panel has AMD FreeSync built-in, a striking red and black design that suits its gaming credentials, and a borderless frame on three sides.
Features, build quality, and design.
The monitor has 1800R curvature with a three-sided borderless design which should not be taken literally. The monitor has thin bezels that do not take a lot of room. The triangular stand raises the display by 130mm which provides 34 degrees swivel adjustments and -4 degrees to 21.5 of tilt. The case is red and black which give some kind of aggressiveness gamers look for. The OSD is accessed via the buttons on the lower right edge. For the menu, you can enable the AOC’s bright frame feature, set the colour of the profile, and help adjust the contrast ratio and brightness of the portion of t screen. Where there is connectivity, there is the display port 1.2, two HDMI 1.4 ports, and a VGA port. There are no speakers and no USB hub, although if you what to channel sound through it, you can plug the headphones into its 3.5mm jack.
It uses a curved full HD of 1920 x 1080 VA panel which gives a good contrast ratio of 3848:1. It has near-perfect colour accuracy in the SRGB mode which has an average of Delta E of 1.03 and an RGB gamut coverage of 95.8% which is very too impressive.
Here it reminiscent of the Samsung CFG70 which achieves 99.6% and 0.45%. There is a great difference between the Samsung and the AOC panels. The Samsung panels get to around 2501:1 whereas the AOC achieves an incredible contrast ratio. With this said, this is still a very impressive figure when is especially compared to an IPS panel that you will struggle to achieve half of the figure.
Gaming performance is a mixed bag. If you are a competitive gamer, you will want to set your monitor to the boost mode but when you do that it has implications. The AOC being super dim, that is not a feasible option for most but for the Samsung CFG70, it is not suited for competitive gaming outside of the fastest setting.
The AOC C27G1 ticks almost every box and is certainly a good gaming monitor. It has excellent colour reproduction, it features a fast 144Hz panel and it is appropriately designed. However comparing itself to the Samsung CFG70, the peak brightness is a letdown for the AOC but Samsung outshines it in every response time mode.