Viewing Angles, Uniformity, Response & Lag
The AG352UCG6 showed a slight red shift when viewed at 45° off-axis along with a 40% light reduction. Detail remained solid, but the image washed out a little. These results are typical of VA panels, which have inferior viewing angles to IPS displays. The image looks almost exactly the same from up top.
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Screen uniformity is a sample-specific issue, so comparisons between the AG352UCG and AG352UCG6 are dubious. That being said, the two performed pretty much the same in our test. Both screens were on par with the rest of the pack besides the exceptional MPG27CQ and AG322QCX. Our sample showed no hotspots, bleed, or glow in either field patterns or real-world content. The color test revealed our review subject to perform better than most with a 1.87dE variation.
Pixel Response & Input Lag
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Engaging the 120Hz overclock takes the AG352UCG6 above its predecessor. With a 10ms screen draw and 35ms of total input lag, it performed as well as any other 120Hz gaming monitor. Note, the MPG27CQ had an advantage here since it runs at 144Hz.
Gaming With G-Sync
We had little trouble running Far Cry 4 and Tomb Raider at frame rates over 100fps when using our GeForce 1080 Ti-equipped system. Those extra Hz certainly came in handy, but the highest setting produced visible ghosting, which manifested as white outlines around dark objects. We couldn’t get to 120Hz unless we lowered detail from the highest setting. Then, motion was silky smooth with no perceptible lag from either mouse or keyboard inputs. Blur was non-existent with overdrive set on Light. Tearing wasn’t an issue.
After our calibration challenges, we experimented with both gamma and shadow control settings in-game. Unless shadow control was set to at least 1, darker areas looked blob-like with little or no visible detail. Gamma 3 produced the best contrast regardless of overall brightness. We went back to shadow control 3 to ensure everything was visible in the darkest and brightest areas of the image.
Contrast was reasonably deep but didn’t have the impact we’ve seen from some other VA displays. Our gaming experience seems to support keeping the old AG352UCG model around. Aside from an increase in refresh rate, the new AG352UCG6 does not improve on gaming experiences.