MSI has unveiled three new gaming monitors in its Optix lineup. The choices are WQHD resolution at 175 Hz (MPG321QRF-QD), Ultra-Wide WQHD at 144 Hz (MPG321UR-QD), and a 4K monitor with HDMI 2.1 and 144 Hz (MPG341QR).
MSI Optix MPG341QR
The new 34-inch model of the new monitors resolves in 21:9 aspect ratio with 3,440 × 1,440 pixels (Ultra Wide QHD) and relies on an IPS panel with a maximum brightness of 550 cd/m². Thus, it is sufficient for certification in the smallest HDR standard, HDR 400.
A DisplayPort 1.4a and a USB-C port with DP Alt mode are available, both of which enable a maximum refresh rate of 144 Hz. On the other hand, a maximum of 100 Hz is possible on the HDMI 2.0 ports of the MSI Optix MPG341QR. In addition, two more USB 2.0 Type A-one USB 2.0 Type B- and one 3.5 mm jack port are available.
Optix MPG321UR-QD: 4K with Quantum Dot Film
The MSI Optix MPG321UR-QD comes in at 32 inches in a classic 16:9 format. It comes in at 4K resolution and even enables up to 144 Hz via DisplayPort 1.4a and a full two HDMI 2.1 ports, allowing for high frame rates of 120 Hz and Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) at 4K resolution even on PlayStation 4 and Xbox Series X/S consoles.
The maximum brightness is 600 cd/m², which means DisplayHDR 600 certification. It is supported by a wide selection of additional ports. A whole six USB 2.0-A ports are available, and thanks to KVM 3.0, for example, controllers of the latest consoles can also be connected directly to the monitor. The Quantum Dot film also enables a DCI-P3 color space coverage of 97 percent.
MSI Optix MPG321QRF-QD: WQHD format with 175 Hz
Fewer pixels thanks to WQHD resolution (2,560 × 1,440 px), but up to 175 Hz is what the Optix MPG321QRF-QD does with “Rapid IPS” panel, whose response time MSI specifies as under 1 millisecond gray to gray. It also reaches a peak of 600 cd/m² and offers 1x DisplayPort 1.4a, 2x HDMI 2.0 and 1x USB-C. In addition, three USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports are available.
Prices and availability
MSI has not yet revealed when the three new MSI Optix gaming monitors will be released and how expensive they will be.