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MSI Oculux NXG253R 24.5" Gaming Monitor

Neoscore 77%NEX score 79%

Product Overview

MSI Oculux NXG253R is a 24.5-inch e-sports-ready gaming display. With a rapid IPS panel, it is able to deliver up to 360Hz refresh rate, 1ms GTG response time, and G-Sync compatibility.
Purposefully designed for e-sports gaming, the Oculux NXG253R unsurprisingly prioritizes speed and smoothness. For long gaming sessions, this monitor comes with a stand with broad height, tilt, swivel, and pivot adjustments.
At the same time, the rapid IPS panel delivers excellent color reproduction and supports HDR. It ensures that the gaming experience is enjoyable, too.

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Ratings

What we found**

Neoscore: 77% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • 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***

NEX score: 79% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Good contrast
  • Excellent build quality
  • Incredible 360 Hz refresh rate
  • Good color accuracy
  • Good reflection handling and very good peak brightness
  • Excellent ergonomics and wide viewing angles
Cons
  • Lacks variable backlight
  • Low contrast ratio
  • Lacks Adaptive-Sync
  • No G-Sync support
  • Not for everyone
  • Can't display a wide color gamut
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Specifications

Connectivity

Ports
2x HDMI 2.0, 1x DisplayPort 1.4, 1x 3.5 mm Audio Out, 3x USB 3.2 (Type-A; Gen 1; downstream), 1x USB 3.2 (Type-B; Gen 1; upstream)

Construction

Adjustment | Height
130 mm / 5.1181 in
Adjustment | Pivot
-90° ~ 90°
Adjustment | Swivel
-45° ~ 45°
Adjustment | Tilt
-5° ~ 20°
Camera
No
Colors
Black
VESA Mount
100 x 100 mm

Dimensions

Size | Depth
9.2 in / 233.7 mm w/ stand
Size | Height
15.72 in / 399.3 mm w/ stand
Size | Width
22.05 in / 560.1 mm
Weight
6.47 kg / 14 lbs w/ stand

Display

Aspect Ratio
16:9
Brightness
320 nits / 460 nits (peak)
Contrast Ratio
1000:1 (static), 100000000:1 (dynamic)
Display Backlight
W-LED
Display Color Depth
10 bits (8 bits + FRC), 1073741824 colors
Display Diagonal
25" (24.5 in / 622.3 mm)
Display Type
IPS, Anti-glare/Matte
Gamut
84.09% DCI-P3, 109.63% sRGB
Input Lag
4.3 ms
Pixel Density
89 ppi
Pixel Pitch
0.283 mm
Refresh Rate
48 Hz ~ 360 Hz
Resolution
FHD (1920x1080)
Response Time
1 ms (min) / 5 ms (avg) / 8 ms (max)
Viewing Angle
178° H / 178° V

Function

Variable Framerate
NVIDIA G-SYNC
Video
Flicker-free technology, Frameless Design, NVIDIA Ray Tracing technology, MSI Mystic Light, NVIDIA DLSS, Ultra Low Motion Blur (ULMB), Rapid IPS, Low Blue Light, 5-way OSD navigation joystick, Wide Color Gamut, HDR Ready, NVIDIA Reflex Latency Analyzer

Performance

Power Consumption
22 W (average) / 0.5 W (sleep) / 0.3 W (off)

Production

Debut
2021

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External Reviews

pcmag[1]

Sentiment Score 84%
Reviewers from pcmag have found the following***:
MSI's Oculux NXG253R has 94% of the sRGB gamut and 71% coverage of Adobe RGB and DCI-P3. In HDR, our 4K Costa Rica test footage (output at 1080p to match the monitor's native resolution) looked great. If your top priority is serious contrast and exceptional color reproduction, I'd suggest the Razer Raptor 27 instead.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Fast IPS refresh rate
  • Excellent color reproduction
  • Excellent build quality
Cons
  • No G-Sync support

rtings[2]

Sentiment Score 64%
Reviewers from rtings have found the following***:
The MSI Oculux NXG253R is a great monitor for most uses. It's best-suited for its intended usage as a gaming monitor, with a fantastic refresh rate, outstanding response time, and superb input lag. The relatively small, low-resolution screen isn't the best for multitasking, but it still delivers okay text clarity.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Outstanding response time
  • Good reflection handling and very good peak brightness
  • Excellent ergonomics and wide viewing angles
  • Superb input lag
  • Exceptional gray uniformity and superb gradient handling
Cons
  • Low contrast ratio
  • Can't display a wide color gamut
  • No local dimming

t3[3]

Sentiment Score 82%
Reviewers from t3 have found the following***:
The MSI Oculux NXG253R gaming monitor has a 24.5-inch IPS LCD panel. It runs at a resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels, and boasts a jaw-dropping 360 Hz refresh rate. We've also got support for Nvidia G-Sync and HDR, a 1000:1 contrast ratio, 400 nits of maximum brightness, and a 1 ms grey-to-grey response time.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Incredible 360 Hz refresh rate
  • Gorgeous design
Cons
  • Not for everyone

tomshardware[4]

Sentiment Score 85%
Reviewers from tomshardware have found the following***:
The MSI Oculux NXG253R is a very accurate monitor. It's all about gaming performance but is perfectly usable as an everyday monitor too. Color is spot-on when referenced to the sRGB gamut spec with excellent gamma and grayscale tracking. Contrast was deep with no loss of detail and strong detail was always visible.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Very bright
  • Good contrast
  • Good color accuracy
Cons
  • Lacks Adaptive-Sync
  • Lacks variable backlight

User Reviews

References

1. ^ MSI Oculux NXG253R Review. [pcmag]. https://www.pcmag.com/reviews/msi-oculux-nxg253r. 2021-09-16. Retrieved 2021-09-16.
2. ^ MSI Oculux NXG253R Monitor Review. [rtings]. https://www.rtings.com/monitor/reviews/msi/oculux-nxg253r. 2021-07-21. Retrieved 2021-09-21.
3. ^ MSI Oculux NXG253R gaming monitor review: serious hardware for gamers. [t3]. https://www.t3.com/reviews/msi-oculux-nxg253r-gaming-monitor-review. 2021-09-20. Retrieved 2021-10-20.
4. ^ MSI Oculux NXG253R 360 Hz Monitor Review: Fastest Display We’ve Ever Tested. [tomshardware]. https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/msi-oculux-nxg253r-review. 2021-07-16. Retrieved 2021-07-18.

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