Wednesday, October 28th 2020

MSI Announces Optix MAG274QRF-QD Monitor

MSI, the world's leading manufacturer for true gaming hardware, is proudly expanding the hardware possibilities for all gamers. This time, we are honored to introduce our latest eSports Gaming Monitor: Optix MAG274QRF-QD. Equipped with a Rapid IPS panel, the latest technology that delivers 4x faster response time than normal IPS panels, the Optix MAG274QRF-QD will give you all the competitive advantages you need. Experience extremely smooth and tear-free gameplay with built-in NVIDIA G-Sync Compatible technology, 165hz high refresh rate, and 1 ms GTG fast response time.

Performance matters a lot, but it would be a great pity if the beautiful details in the games are lost. This wouldn't be a problem with the Optix MAG274QRF-QD. The WQHD (2560x1440) high resolution and Quantum Dot technology will produce the most mesmerizing images. Enjoy every scene as if you are living within. Always improving, MSI will keep on challenging itself in the design of gaming monitors, and ensure that you are always ahead of your opponents.
Same as normal IPS, Rapid IPS eliminates image distortion and provides minimal color shifts when viewed from different angles, providing you with the best viewing experiences. Additionally, the response time of Rapid IPS display is shortened to 1 ms GTG due to the liquid crystal molecules which rotate with the speed 4x faster than normal ones. The crystal clear image will certainly give you a competitive edge for precise decisions in fast-moving games.

Quantum dots are nanocrystals that can absorb light. When hit by light, they will give off a very precise color and provide realistic images. Experience images bursting with a dazzling range of over one billion colors, each upscale to incredible clarity thanks to our intelligent WQHD processor. With the most accurate color reproduction, enjoy every scene as if you are living within.


WQHD (2560x1440) High Resolution
Optix MAG274QRF-QD features a WQHD panel that supports resolution up to 2560x1440, capturing every detail in the game and turning every frame a visual feast. This 16:9 panel also allows gamers to examine bigger game scenes compared to other traditional FHD panels and put them ahead of other competitors.


165Hz Refresh Rate and 1 ms GTG Response Time
Optix MAG274QRF-QD is equipped with a 165Hz refresh rate and a 1 ms GTG response time panel. It will undoubtedly be beneficial to professional gamers, especially those playing fast-moving games. Games will no longer look quirky since our monitor will be able to keep up with any FPS your graphics card produces.

Gaming OSD APP 2.0
Gaming OSD App allows you to control your monitor display under a software window. You can even customize display settings for different software in the app. It will then automatically apply the presets once you start using the software. Last but not least, the Gaming OSD App allows you to use in-game hotkeys to adjust display settings.

Adjustable Stand
The MSI Optix Gaming monitor is built to make you as comfortable as possible while gaming. Through adjustments of tilting (-5°~20°), lowering, raising (0~100 mm), swiveling (-75°~75°), and pivoting (-90°~90°), you can easily change the position of the monitor for maximum ergonomics and optimum viewing experiences.

HDR Ready
High Dynamic Range (HDR) display delivers better color and contrast accuracy. Optix MAG274QRF-QD is equipped with HDR technology that can produce images with more details, a wider range of colors, and look more similar to what is seen by the human eye when compared to traditional monitors.

Night Vision
Night Vision smartly computes and amplifies the details in the dark area of the screen, as opposed to brutally brightening the whole screen and causing some areas to overexpose. This creates overall comfortable and pleasing images. You are not afraid of dark anymore, are you?
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13 Comments on MSI Announces Optix MAG274QRF-QD Monitor

#1
natr0n
Seems like a good lineup.
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#3
Mistral
Now make that in 32 inch...
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#5
yotano211
Now make this with a built in toilet
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kayjay010101
Rob94hawk
Awesome. Now do this in 4K.
This^ we've got enough 1440p 144/165Hz panels on the market, including MSI's various models. The only thing that seems to differentiate this model is it having HDR support, but if the price is $100 higher than the competition then that's not much of a bragging point.
Mistral
Now make that in 32 inch...
As someone who's used a 32" 1440p monitor for years, you don't want one... You lose all the benefits of having a higher resolution. 1440p at 32" is like 1080p at a standard 24". If this was a 4K monitor however, 32" would be a great choice. I sold my 32" 1440p monitor and got a 27" and realized what I'd been missing out on, it's really not worth it.
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Turmania
Real important question, price?
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#8
ObiFrost
I swear on my house, MSI releases new monitors weekly, like wtf, none of the monitor brands rehash their lineups so harshly like MSI. One week it's atrocious AUO VA panel, another LG IPS, then whatever F are TNs from and this cycle continues for the past few months...


Can these hideous brands for once release 1 bloodly good panel (like 1080p Pandas were marvelous for price/performance $170) a year, but packing the punch with all the latest features and good quality?

/rant out/:banghead:


If MSI wants to compete, price this at $320 max, because we have VX2758-2KP-MHD at $350 and sometimes found for $330 or under GL850-B/GL83A's $380-450...


And no, 165hz isn't a valuable excuse to price this garbage $450+ since most 144hz monitors can oc to ~165hz.
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#9
medi01
IPS, HDR, zero words on contrast ratio (thanks for "accuracy"), give me a break.
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#11
mak1skav
Now I have to wait for Hardware Unboxed to review one I guess.
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Mistral
kayjay010101
As someone who's used a 32" 1440p monitor for years, you don't want one... You lose all the benefits of having a higher resolution. 1440p at 32" is like 1080p at a standard 24". If this was a 4K monitor however, 32" would be a great choice. I sold my 32" 1440p monitor and got a 27" and realized what I'd been missing out on, it's really not worth it.
I've used a 32 inch IPS for two years, and switched to a 32 inch VA (75 vs 144 Hz) couple of months ago. The size and resolution are excellent, and you get the benefit of being able to sit a bit further away from it. Improves your posture and is less tiring. On the other hand, if you do not have the space, I completely understand your concerns.

Frankly, image quality on the IPS was clearly superior, but after some calibration the VA comes close and the smoothness in games is incompatible. The only thing that's annoying is that the VA cannot do a non-static mesh fence even if it was to save it's life. So, a quality 32 inch IPS at a somewhat reasonable price would be great.
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#13
ooddshot
Is this a good monitor for Xbox series x? I play call of duty Cold War multiplayer 90% of the time
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