Thursday, May 14th 2020

MSI Announces the Optix G241 and G271 Monitors: 1080p IPS, 144 Hz, 1 ms, AMD FreeSync

MSI today announced two new diagonally-different additions to its monitor lineup. Under the Optix branding, the Optix G241 and G271 monitors both feature a 1080p IPS panel ticking at 144 Hz refresh rates. 1 ms response time is featured in both monitors, as is support for AMD's FreeSync. Where both panels differ is in the color space they're offering: the 27" G271 offers a slightly narrower 92% DCI-P3 coverage (94% on the G241). Viewing angles (178º), maximum brightness (250 cd m²) and a 1,000:1 contrast ratio are equal between both monitors.

I/O-wise, we're looking at 2x HDMI 1.4b, 1x DisplayPort 1.2a, and 1x audio out. The Optix G271 is available starting from a very interesting $239, while the G241 is available for $189.99.
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10 Comments on MSI Announces the Optix G241 and G271 Monitors: 1080p IPS, 144 Hz, 1 ms, AMD FreeSync

#1
deu
So I will be the person this time that says: wauw radical! a 27" 1080p screen with 144hz! But wait its IPS and 1ms! radicaaaaal! Innooooo-vaaaaeee-tiiiiioooon! (shout the last word like the announcement of a boxingmatch...) Cred for the post but damn the companies are resting on their money-cows!
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#3
AnarchoPrimitiv
... Because there's not enough 27" monitors to choose from...
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#4
Decryptor009
20.5 inch is the best size for 1080P. Very crisp.
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#5
mtcn77
AnarchoPrimitiv
... Because there's not enough 27" monitors to choose from...
This is Freesync Premium which is 48-144 Hz VRR, afaik. Though, no 'HDR' for these units, a required piece to mention in my opinion.
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#6
Caring1
Are the i/o's updated to latest spec?
1ms is pretty good for IPS.
And we have to remember these are targeting E-sports players.
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#7
mtcn77
Caring1
Are the i/o's updated to latest spec?
1ms is pretty good for IPS.
And we have to remember these are targeting E-sports players.
No, 1.2a is not the latest spec. Though, it is not a requirement. Like how the hdmi standard does not require a new port, it is the scaler doing the work of a new specification. I had these worries in the past that faster specification could cut into interface latency if standards are not met, so low latency in this case is good.
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#8
ObiFrost
Anymal
Panda panel?
Yup, same as XG2401 and 24G2, not quite sure about overdrive.
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#9
Turmania
250 brightness that is pretty low these days
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mtcn77
Turmania
250 brightness that is pretty low these days
It is all a matter of gamma setting.
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