While MSI is better known for their motherboards and graphics cards, their line of gaming monitors are definitely worthy contenders in a crowded market.
With its high refresh rate and quick pixel response, the MSI Optix MPG27CQ is a good choice for high-performance esports gaming, but it lacks HDR and was only so-so in our video...
The MSI Optix MPG27CQ is a decent gaming monitor, thanks to its curved display panel and solid collection of gaming-oriented features. With a 144Hz refresh rate and AMD FreeSync capability, it offers smooth, tear-free gameplay that will work with even...
The stand is as good as they get, and while it lacks vertical modes, it offers plenty of adjustment to suit your requirements. It’s also very sturdy, adding an air of quality to the monitor. Rich colours, a well calibrated out of the box experience, stunning RGB lighting effects that are more than just aesthetics, it certainly all adds up.
Superb feature set, nice styling, bold colours and contrast but with flawed pixel response.
MSI has put together a solid 1440p monitor with fantastic viewing angles, but the Optix MPG27CQ’s lack of contrast, high cost, and rather limited in-game integrations hold it back from being a must-buy.
The MSI MPG27CQ is a competent gaming monitor with excellent video processing and contrast, FreeSync and a 144Hz refresh rate. Its out-of-box color is good enough without calibration, but software support for the RGB lighting is limited.
With all things considered, the MSI MPG27CQ’s price needs some consideration since it sits close to the high side. Competitors like the AOC AG271QX can be had for considerably less, while an IPS variant like the Asus MG279Q sits at almost the same price. But if you also love RGB like the majority of gamers out there, the MPG27CQ is a fantastic buy!
The MSI Optix MPG27CQ is a fantastic monitor that deserves plenty of praise. It has impressive build quality, looks great, gaming performance is good and image quality is excellent. And I do like the was MSI has implemented its RGB lighting system, serving a purpose beyond pure ostentation.
While both the curve and the RGB lighting will largely come down to taste and preference, thankfully the monitor doesn’t lean too heavily on either one. It’s clearly designed with gamers in mind, and in that realm it definitely excels.
If you ignore the extraneous elements and focus just upon the quality of the display then the MSI MPG27C is a monitor guaranteed to please. Just be aware that you're paying a price premium for additional features that you'll never really use.
That got me thinking… could I build a system where every RGB element was controlled by one piece of software? And if so, which companies were “compatible”?After lots of planning, 2 companies stepped forward and agreed to help with this build. Everything...
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You will either like it or consider the RGB pointless. Either way, the Optix MPG27CQ is a talking point in a sea of homogeneity.