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MSI MAG274 Review Rundown

MSI (Micro-Star International)Published on 05 Apr 2021Last Edited on 16 Sep 2021Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer*

Overview

Photo of MSI Optix MAG274 & MAG274QRF-QD Gaming Monitors
Neoscore* 78%
  • Extremely wide color gamut
  • Fast response times
  • Fantastic motion performance
  • Lacks local dimming

Summary

The MSI Optix MAG274QRF-QD is a 27-inch, 165Hz, 1440p monitor. Its color performance is exceptional, its input lag is one of the lowest we've seen, and its 165Hz refresh rate and Nvidia G-Sync support provide very smooth motion. It uses quantum dot technology to provide a very wide color gamut for HDR content, but it doesn't get bright enough to make highlights pop, and it lacks a local dimming feature.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.

Rundown

laptopmag[1]

Sentiment Score[*] 84%
Reviewers from Laptopmag have found the following[***]:
MSI Optix MAG274QRF-QD is a 27-inch, 2560 x 1440-pixel rapid IPS flat-panel. It has a 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio and a 165Hz refresh rate for silky tear-free gaming. The support for both AMDFreeSync and Nvidia G-Sync technology helps prevent artifacts like screen tearing, stuttering, and input latency during video playback.
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Pros[**]
  • Fast response times and 165Hz refresh rate
  • Comfortable, ergonomically friendly design
  • Supports both AMDFreeSync and Nvidia G-Sync
Cons[**]
  • Not as bright as competing monitors

pcmag[2]

Sentiment Score[*] 87%
Reviewers from Pcmag have found the following[***]:
MSI Optix MAG274QRF-QD is a 27-inch, 165Hz, 1440p monitor available for $399. It features a wide color gamut and impressively low input-lag figures. It isn't the brightest or highest-contrast monitor on the market, but it's one of the best options.
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Pros[**]
  • Excellent picture with wide color gamut
  • Excellent motion performance
  • Low input lag
Cons[**]
  • Not the brightest or highest-contrast monitor on the market

rtings[3]

Sentiment Score[*] 78%
Reviewers from Rtings have found the following[***]:
The MSI Optix MAG274QRF-QD is an excellent gaming monitor that's packed with features. It has a high 165Hz refresh rate with variable refresh rate (VRR) support, an outstanding response time, and extremely low input lag. It uses quantum dot technology to provide a very wide color gamut for HDR content, but with its low HDR peak brightness, mediocre contrast, and lack of local dimming, HDR content doesn't look all that different from SDR.
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Pros[**]
  • Excellent gaming performance
  • Extremely low input lag
  • Very fast response time
Cons[**]
  • Low HDR peak brightness
  • Low input lag

tomshardware[4]

Sentiment Score[*] 65%
Reviewers from Tomshardware have found the following[***]:
MSI's Optix MAG274QRF-QD is a standout gaming monitor. It has a huge color gamut that not only meets but slightly exceeds the DCI-P3 spec. On top of that, it has USB-C connectivity and accepts HDR signals at 1440p resolution.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Superb picture quality
  • Large color gamut
  • USB-C connectivity
Cons[**]
  • Lacks sRGB support

references

  1. 1. ^ The MSI Optix MAG274QRF-QD review. Laptopmag. 2021-06-13. Retrieved 2021-06-18.
  2. 2. ^ MSI Optix MAG274QRF-QD Review. Pcmag. 2021-03-25. Retrieved 2021-03-26.
  3. 3. ^ MSI Optix MAG274QRF-QD Monitor Review. Rtings. 2021-02-10. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  4. 4. ^ MSI Optix MAG274QRF-QD Review: Widest Color Gamut Yet. Tomshardware. 2021-04-05. Retrieved 2021-04-05.
  5. *. Neoscore is our sentiment analyzer based on natural language processing (NLP). Scaled in the range of 0 to 100, Neoscore eliminates scoring biases from each publisher; it likely differs from the publisher's own rating, if available, as a result.
  6. **. Neoanalyzer is our summarizer based on NLP. It identifies key takeaways from each third-party review. The takeaways that it produces likely differ from the publisher's own bullets points, if available, as a result.
  7. ***. Neosummarizer is based on NLP. It extracts summaries from third-party reviews. It likely that these summaries differ from the publisher's own, if available.

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