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MSI Optix MAG274QRF-QD

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Product Overview

MSI Optix MAG274QRF-QD is a mainstream 27-inch QHD monitor in MSI's 2020 lineup. It is powered by a 10-bit IPS panel.
In terms of color reproduction, one can expect above average performance. The included stand comes with tilt, swivel, pivot, and height adjustments that make for a more ergonomic viewing experience. With a fast 1 ms response time, this display is a good gaming option. Additionally, this monitor can get quite contrasty.
In terms of drawbacks, this monitor lacks HDR support.

Ratings

What we found

Neofiliac score 87%
Pros
  • Rich color reproduction
  • Stand with tilt, swivel, pivot, and height adjustments
  • Fast 1 ms response time
  • High 1000:1 contrast ratio
  • 10-bit display panel
  • Support for NVIDIA G-SYNC
Cons
  • No publicized HDR support

What external reviewers found

External score 79%
Pros
  • Great ergonomics
  • Excellent gaming performance
  • Excellent color accuracy
  • Fantastic color reproduction
  • Fantastic 1440p resolution
Cons
  • No DisplayPort 1.4
  • No sRGB mode
  • No HDR10 support
  • Mediocre contrast ratio
  • No G-Sync or AMD FreeSync support
  • Doesn't get bright enough for HDR content

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External Reviews

laptopmag[1]

Reviewer score 88% (normalized by Neofiliac)
Reviewers from laptopmag have found:
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 and stuttering.
Pros
  • Fantastic color reproduction
  • Fast response time
  • Excellent gaming performance
Cons
  • No G-Sync or AMD FreeSync support

pcmag[2]

Reviewer score 84% (normalized by Neofiliac)
Reviewers from pcmag have found:
MSI Optix MAG274QRF-QD is a QHD (2,560-by-1,440-pixel) Rapid IPS monitor. It shows an impressive color gamut that far exceeds the sRGB color space. Its 165Hz refresh rate and Nvidia G-Sync support provide very smooth motion.
Pros
  • Impressive 165Hz refresh rate
  • G-Sync and Nvidia G-Sync support
  • Very smooth motion
Cons
  • Slightly oversaturated colors

rtings[3]

Reviewer score 61% (normalized by Neofiliac)
Reviewers from rtings have found:
The MSI Optix MAG274QRF-QD has a large, high-resolution screen that delivers clear text. The ergonomics are great, and it has wide viewing angles, making it easy to share your screen with someone else. It has a 165Hz refresh rate with native FreeSync support and G-SYNC compatibility. Sadly, it has a low contrast ratio that makes blacks look gray when viewed in the dark.
Pros
  • High 165Hz refresh rate with native FreeSync support and G-SYNC compatibility
  • Wide viewing angles
  • Great ergonomics
  • Low input lag
  • Outstanding response time
Cons
  • Low HDR peak brightness
  • Mediocre contrast ratio
  • Doesn't get bright enough for HDR content

t3[4]

Reviewer score 82% (normalized by Neofiliac)
Reviewers from t3 have found:
MSI Optix MAG274QRF-QD is a great mid-range gaming monitor. Runs the colour gamut at 97% DCI-P3 and 147% sRGB. 165Hz refresh rate, coupled with G-SYNC and FreeSync capabilities. Brightness is decent but can be quite low for HDR.
Pros
  • Fantastic 1440p resolution
  • Great value for money
Cons
  • Low brightness
  • No DisplayPort 1.4

tomshardware[5]

Reviewer score 78% (normalized by Neofiliac)
Reviewers from tomshardware have found:
The MSI Optix MAG274QRF-QD doesn't require calibration and, in fact, does not really benefit visually from adjustment. In the default User mode, it hits the marks as well as any factory-calibrated screen we've tested. There is no sRGB mode available, but we expect most will enjoy the MSI's large and vibrant color palette, especially for gaming.
Pros
  • Excellent gaming performance
  • Large color gamut
  • Excellent color accuracy
Cons
  • No sRGB mode
  • No HDR10 support

References

  1. ^ The MSI Optix MAG274QRF-QD review. [laptopmag].
  2. ^ MSI Optix MAG274QRF-QD Review. [pcmag].
  3. ^ MSI Optix MAG274QRF-QD Monitor Review. [rtings].
  4. ^ MSI Optix MAG274QRF-QD review: Superfast quantum gaming monitor . [t3].
  5. ^ MSI Optix MAG274QRF-QD Review: Widest Color Gamut Yet. [tomshardware].

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