MSI Oculux NXG251R 240 Hz G-Sync Gaming Monitor Review 11

MSI Oculux NXG251R 240 Hz G-Sync Gaming Monitor Review

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The MSI Oculux NXG251R is a 24.5-inch monitor aimed at hardcore gamers and eSports professionals. Its TN panel refreshes at 240 Hz and is backed up with a G-Sync module, which means it's primarily made for Nvidia-powered gaming rigs. It also offers several other features you might expect from a serious gaming-grade monitor, such as thin bezels, a built-in USB 3.1 hub, and a height-adjustable stand. If RGB bling is your cup of tea, there's a bit of that present too. The lightning system of the Oculux NXG251R is part of MSI's Mystic Light ecosystem, which means it can be synchronized with other Mystic Light-supported devices, such as MSI's graphics cards, motherboards, and peripherals.

To confirm the gaming credentials of the Oculux NXG251R, MSI decided to endorse Method, a gaming organization that started off as the best World of Warcraft guild in the world, but nowadays actively competes in several other games, such as PUBG and CS:GO. According to MSI, this monitor is what Method members use for all of their training and competing. Take this information at face value—it certainly doesn't tell us anything about the quality of the monitor, but if you're into multiplayer gaming, buying a monitor that's being used by your favorite eSports team could make you feel closer to the pros. Enough of that, let's get down to some serious testing to figure out if the MSI Oculux NXG251R is any good, starting off with the specs!


MSI Oculux NXG251R
Screen Size24.5"
Native Resolution and Pixel Density1,920x1,080 (16:9) / 89.91 PPI
Panel TechnologyTN (Twisted Nematic), 8-bit (6-bit + FRC)
Refresh Rate240 Hz + Nvidia G-Sync
Brightness400 nits
Contrast1,000:1 (static)
Viewing Angles170° (horizontal) / 160° (vertical)
Response Time1 ms (GtG)
AdjustabilityTilt (25°), height (130 mm)
Video Inputs1x DisplayPort 1.2a, 1x HDMI 1.4
USB Ports1x USB 3.1 Gen1 upstream, 3x USB 3.1 Gen1 downstream
Supplied Cables1x DisplayPort, 1x HDMI, 1x USB 3.1 upstream
AudioBuilt-in stereo speakers, 3.5 mm headphone output
ExtrasMystic Light LED backlight
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