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MSI MPG Artymis 343CQR 34" Curved Gaming Monitor

Neoscore 77%NEX score 76%

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Product Overview

MSI MPG Artymis 343CQR is a flagship 34-inch ultra-wide 1000R-curved gaming monitor. An evolution of the Optix MAG342CQR from the previous model year, the Artymis 343CQR offers extreme 1000R curvature as well as faster 165Hz refresh rate.
Using again a VA panel, the 343CQR does not compromise in color gamut or response time, though a lower contrast is supported as a tradeoff.
Like other premium gaming monitors in MSI's MPG series, the Artymis 343CQR offers extensive RGB lighting. It also comes with a USB-C hub that was missing from the MAG models.
Compared to the traditional 16:9 panel, the 21:9 panel widens the screen so that gamers can enjoy a more immersive experience. The widescreen will also allow gamers to multitask with several windows when needed.

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Ratings

What we found**

Neoscore: 77% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • DisplayHDR 400
  • Ultra-wide form factor
  • 1000R curvature
  • Stand with tilt, swivel, and height adjustments
  • High 3000:1 contrast ratio
  • 10-bit display panel
Cons

    What external reviewers found***

    NEX score: 76% (not directly comparable across industries)
    Pros
    • Fantastic image quality
    • Great build quality
    • Superb colour accuracy
    • Good color accuracy
    Cons
    • Not suitable for gaming
    • No Nvidia GSync support
    • No G-Sync certification
    • No gamma control
    • Doesn’t support up to 100Hz
    • No speakers
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    Price Comparison (incl. referral links)*

    Specifications

    Connectivity

    Ports
    1x USB 3.2 (Type-B; Gen 1; upstream), 2x HDMI 2.0 (a), 2x DisplayPort 1.4 (a), 2x USB 3.2 (Type-A; Gen 1; downstream), 1x USB 3.2 (Type-C; Gen 1; upstream; DP Alt Mode)

    Construction

    Adjustment | Height
    100 mm / 3.937 in
    Adjustment | Pivot
    N/A
    Adjustment | Swivel
    -30° ~ 30°
    Adjustment | Tilt
    -5° ~ 20°
    Camera
    No
    Colors
    Black
    Form Factor
    Curved monitor
    VESA Mount
    100 x 100 mm

    Dimensions

    Size | Depth
    12.43 in / 315.6 mm w/ stand
    Size | Height
    12.7 in / 322.5 mm w/ stand
    Size | Width
    31.31 in / 795.3 mm
    Weight
    9.17 kg / 20 lbs w/ stand

    Display

    Aspect Ratio
    21:9
    Brightness
    550 nits (peak)
    Contrast Ratio
    3000:1 (static), 100000000:1 (dynamic)
    Display Backlight
    W-LED
    Display Color Depth
    10 bits (8 bits + FRC), 1073741824 colors
    Display Curvature
    1000R
    Display Diagonal
    34" (34.03 in / 864.25 mm)
    Display Type
    VA, Anti-glare/Matte
    Gamut
    92.7% DCI-P3, 117.8% sRGB
    Pixel Density
    109 ppi
    Pixel Pitch
    0.232 mm
    Refresh Rate
    48 Hz ~ 165 Hz
    Resolution
    UW-QHD (3440x1440)
    Viewing Angle
    178° H / 178° V

    Function

    HDR
    DisplayHDR 400
    Licenses
    CE, FCC, WEEE
    Operating Humidity
    10 % ~ 85 %
    Operating Temperature
    0 °C ~ 40 °C , 32 °F ~ 104 °F
    Variable Framerate
    AMD FreeSync Premium
    Video
    Flicker-free technology, Gaming OSD App, Mobile Projector, Smart Gaming, MSI Mystic Light, Low Blue Light, True Color Sync, Console Mode

    Performance

    Power Consumption
    54 W (average) / 0.5 W (sleep) / 0.5 W (off)

    Production

    Debut
    2021

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    External Reviews

    laptopmag[1]

    Sentiment Score 61%
    Reviewers from laptopmag have found the following***:
    The Artymis 343CQR features one DisplayPort 1.4 input, two HDMI 2.0 ports, one USB Type C (DisplayPort Alternative), two USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type A ports, and a headphone jack. It has a 34-inch ultrawide display with a 3440 x 1440 resolution, 165Hz refresh rate and 1 millisecond refresh rate. It covered 89.3% of the DCI-P3 color gamut, which is less than its advertised rating of 92.7%. The monitor’s menus are easy to navigate, as everything can be performed with the joystick.
    Find the original article here.
    Pros
    • Gorgeous 3440 x 1440 resolution
    • Good color accuracy
    • Supports up to 165Hz
    Cons
    • Doesn’t support up to 100Hz

    t3[2]

    Sentiment Score 78%
    Reviewers from t3 have found the following***:
    The 32-inch MSI MPG Artymis 343CQR gaming monitor has a resolution of 3440 x 1440 (UWQHD), 3,000:1 contrast ratio, a maximum refresh rate of 165Hz, 1ms response time and 550nits peak brightness. OSD menus are really easy to navigate and there's also the Gaming OSD app for Windows which makes it even simpler. The 1000R curvature is supposed to fit the natural curve of the human eye so that you can see the entire screen without any fatigue.
    Find the original article here.
    Pros
    • Gorgeous curved design
    • Excellent image enhancement
    • Comfortable to use
    Cons
    • No Nvidia GSync support

    techadvisor[3]

    Sentiment Score 81%
    Reviewers from techadvisor have found the following***:
    The MPG Artymis 343CQR has AMD FreeSync clocked to 165Hz. It works perfectly with Nvidia graphics cards despite a lack of official G-Sync certification and it performed well in our tests. The underlying panel is a VA display with 10-bit colour and a 1ms response time, which is a good specification for high-end gaming. MSI combines the superb contrast with great colour accuracy.
    Find the original article here.
    Pros
    • Superb image quality
    • Impressive contrast ratio
    • Superb colour accuracy
    Cons
    • No G-Sync certification

    tomshardware[4]

    Sentiment Score 82%
    Reviewers from tomshardware have found the following***:
    The MSI MPG Artymis 343CQR is as curvy as a gaming monitor gets today. At 1000R, the monitor's image is sharp and contrast-y enough to overshadow any horizontal line curvature. Brightness is reasonable with the highest levels reserved only for small highlights.
    Find the original article here.
    Pros
    • High contrast for HDR content
    • HDR and FreeSync support
    • Good color accuracy
    Cons
    • No gamma control
    • Loud background noise

    trustedreviews[5]

    Sentiment Score 82%
    Reviewers from trustedreviews have found the following***:
    The MSI MPG Artymis 343CQR is a brilliant gaming monitor. It offers contrast that’s three times higher than the average IPS display. The 165Hz refresh rate delivers smooth gameplay in single-player titles. In HDR mode, the MSI hits a peak brightness of 578 nits and a black point of 0.03 nits, which means a contrast level of nearly 20,000:1.
    Find the original article here.
    Pros
    • Fantastic image quality
    • Impressive colour accuracy
    • Great build quality
    Cons
    • Not suitable for gaming
    • No speakers

    User Reviews

    References

    1. ^ MSI MPG Artymis 343CQR ultrawide curved gaming monitor review . [laptopmag]. https://www.laptopmag.com/reviews/msi-mpg-artymis-343cqr. 2022-01-18. Retrieved 2022-01-26.
    2. ^ MSI MPG Artymis 343CQR review: totally immerse yourself in the action. [t3]. https://www.t3.com/reviews/msi-mpg-artymis-343cqr-review. 2021-10-08. Retrieved 2021-10-20.
    3. ^ MSI MPG Artymis 343CQR review. [techadvisor]. https://www.techadvisor.co.uk/review/msi-mpg-artymis-343cqr-3803685/. Retrieved 2021-04-15.
    4. ^ MSI MPG Artymis 343CQR Review: Extreme 1000R Curve for Maximum Realism. [tomshardware]. https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/msi_mpg_artymis_343cqr_review. 2021-03-15. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
    5. ^ MSI MPG Artymis 343CQR Review. [trustedreviews]. https://www.trustedreviews.com/reviews/msi-mpg-artymis-343cqr. Retrieved 2021-04-13.

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