The AOC G2460VQ6 represents the low-price end of the brand’s latest value offerings which include the AOC G2790PX we recently reviewed. What sets this cheaper model apart is it only offers a 75Hz refresh rate and a more straightforward, yet older-looking design. The AOC G2460VQ6 is an excellent choice if cash is limited but a responsive and gaming-oriented display is a must for your setup.
AOC G2460VQ6 Specifications
- Screen Size: 24 Inches
- Resolution: 1920 x 1080 FHD
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Panel Technology: Twisted Nematic (TN)
- Refresh Rate: 75Hz
- Response Time:1ms
- Contrast Ratio: 1000:1
- Brightness: 250 cd/m²
- Built-in Speakers: Yes (2 x 2 Watts)
- Stand: Height – No
- Stand: Tilt – Yes
- Stand: Swivel – No
- Stand: Pivot – No
- VESA Compatibility: Yes
- Connectivity: DisplayPort 1.2 x 1, HDMI 1.4 x 1, VGA x 1, 3.5mm Jack
- Dimensions (W x H x D): 22.26” x 16.21” x .8.6”
- Weight: 9.41lbs
Design and Features
The AOC G2460VQ6 is an affordable gaming monitor, so its design is pretty straightforward without any gimmicks that we usually associate with the niche. The chassis is dominantly matte black except for a red decorative strip on the bottom bezel which denotes the product’s intended category. Unlike its higher-tier siblings, this model isn’t frameless, so users will have to live with four borders.
The back of the AOC G2460VQ6’s housing sports a familiar brushed texture which the brand uses on a lot of their displays. The monitor’s proportions are reasonable enough to make placement convenient, even if you live in a tight space. The whole device also weighs in at less than 10lbs, so lugging it around for LAN sessions is easy as peas.
The AOC G2460VQ6’s 100 x 100 VESA bolt pattern is readily visible at the center of the bulge, making more configurations possible if you opt for an aftermarket mount. The included stand can only offer tilt adjustments, so taller users or those who want multi-display arrays might need to spend on an armature.
The AOC G2460VQ6 is a FreeSync gaming monitor, so it doesn’t come with connectivity restrictions set by a proprietary module. You will find a port each for DisplayPort 1.2, HDMI 1.4, and VGA on the I/O panel, along with a 3.5mm audio jack. There are no USB slots, but you still get a pair of built-in speakers which are weak for gaming, but valuable for a cheap monitor.
Display and Performance
The AOC G2460VQ6 sports a 24-inch TN panel with a 1920 x 1080 resolution, 75Hz refresh rate, and 1ms response time. Brightness is lower at 250cd/m2 when compared to the G2790PX which offers 400cd/m2, but it still is plenty for typical use. These specs are common in budget-oriented monitors, where a clean image or responsiveness is much more crucial that top-end specs.
Surprisingly, the AOC G2460VQ6 does quite well when it comes to image quality and vibrancy after getting scrutinized by a colorimeter. The screen can represent 100% of the sRGB gamut which equates to around 78% Adobe RGB. Accuracy averages at Delta E 1.12 which is also phenomenal for a TN display that focuses on entry-level to midrange gaming.
However, the AOC G2460VQ6 drops the ball in contrast since it fails to reach the specified 1000:1. Instead, users will only get to utilize up to 650:1 which adds a bit of washing out to blacks and other dark colors. The limited backlight did not give much headroom to improve this since adjustments are a bit restricted due to the shorter range.
Panel quality for the AOC G2460VQ6 is very good since there were no noticeable leaks and uniformity issues did not exceed 12%. The only noticeable color shift you will see is when the screen is viewed at a skewed angle. However, this limitation is accepted and expected from TN panels which have narrower limits than IPS or VA panels.
The most significant selling point for the AOC G2460VQ6 is its FreeSync feature which works starting from 35Hz all the way up to 75Hz. The extra headroom adds a nice touch or extension of smoothness to gaming visuals, although a 144Hz display will always have the advantage.
Blurring also isn’t an issue on the AOC G2460VQ6, although there will be some instances where a few trails will be noticeable to the sensitive eye. This flaw is caused more by the refresh limitation rather than a slow pixel response time. This model includes an overdrive feature, but it adds overshoot, so we recommend leaving it off.
Finally, the AOC G2460VQ6’s gaming performance is solidified by its low input lag of only 9.5ms which is superb for a limited refresh monitor. We did not notice any delays when we tested this product with Overwatch, making it a fantastic entry-level choice for competitive E-Sports gaming.
Thoughts on the AOC G2460VQ6
The AOC G2460VQ6 is severely limited with a low refresh limit by today’s gaming standards. But what makes it great is the value its capabilities present in the sub $150 segment, where a finding a comparable monitor that is as accurate or responsive can be impossible at times. This model is a perfect pair for budget rigs equipped with AMD APUs like the Ryzen 2200g which carries a FreeSync-compatible IGPU.
The only monitor that can dethrone the AOC G2460VQ6 when it comes to performance per dollar is the older AOC G2460PF which offers a 144Hz refresh rate and a better-designed chassis. Pricing hovers closer to $200, but catching it for ten to twenty bucks less is relatively easy since pricing drops regularly.