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MSI Officially Announce Range of New QD-OLED Monitors

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Some basic information was leaked last month, but we now have more formal details of MSI’s planned new QD-OLED gaming monitors to share. The company are planning to launch a range of new QD-OLED displays in their gaming lineup, with a range of sizes and specs on offer. There’s exciting new 27″ models with a high 360Hz refresh rate, 32″ models with 4K and 240Hz and also some curved ultrawide 34″ and 49″ models announced. Full details below on what we know so far.

32″ 4K 240Hz models

There are two models on offer here with a 31.5″ screen size, 3840 x 2160 “4K” resolution and 240Hz refresh rate. These will provide alternatives to the already announced equivalent models from Asus and Dough. They are flat format models, unlike Dell’s recently announced model.

  • MPG 321URX – 31.5″ flat format, 4K resolution, 240Hz refresh rate ,0.03ms G2G response time
  • MAG 321UPX – 31.5″ flat format, 4K resolution, 240Hz refresh rate ,0.03ms G2G response time

These models also come with a variety of features such as MSI Gaming Intelligence, USB type-C connectivity, and MSI Console Mode. We believe from the original leaked roadmap that one of the differences here is that the MPG 321URX model will have a 90W power delivery from USB-C, while the other MAG 321UPX have 15W. Other differences remain to be confirmed.

MSI say they “will unveil more details at CES 2024” which is in January, so no word on release date or pricing for these models yet.

27″ 1440p with 360Hz

There are also two models announced with a smaller 27″ screen size and lower 2560 x 1440 resolution, but with a high 360Hz refresh rate – this will be the highest currently on offer in the OLED monitor market. Dell have also recently announced their own Alienware screen with this spec.

  • MPG 271QRX – 27″ flat format, 1440p resolution, 360Hz refresh rate, 0.03ms G2G response time
  • MAG 271QPX – 27″ flat format, 1440p resolution, 360Hz refresh rate, 0.03ms G2G response time

These models also come with a variety of features such as MSI Gaming Intelligence, USB type-C connectivity, and MSI Console Mode. We believe from the original leaked roadmap that one of the differences here is that the MPG 271QRX model will have a 90W power delivery from USB-C, while the other MAG 271QPX have 15W. Other differences remain to be confirmed.

Like the larger 32″ models, MSI say they “will unveil more details at CES 2024” which is in January, so no word on release date or pricing for these models yet.

34″ and 49″ curved Ultrawide Models

  • MAG 341CQP (pictured) – 34″ ultrawide, 1800R curvature, 3440 x 1440 resolution, 144Hz refresh rate, 0.03ms G2G response time. Oddly this is a slower refresh rate than the first generation 175Hz QD-OLED monitors of this size, although there should be some benefits from the second generation QD-OLED panel included here when it comes to text clarity/pixel structure.
  • MPG 491CQP – 49″ super ultrawide, 1800R curvature, 5120 x 1440 resolution, 144Hz refresh rate, 0.03ms G2G response time. This is a competing model to the recently launched Asus ROG Swift PG49WCD we have recently reviewed.

VESA certification for ClearMR 9000 and DisplayHDR True Black 400 are included on both models.

MSI Gaming Intelligence (G.I.) powered by AI technology, enhances gaming experience and offers features like Smart Crosshair, Night Vision AI, Optix Scope, and more. For console gamers, MSI say they offer HDMI 2.1 ports with full 48Gbps bandwidth, support for 120Hz, VRR, and ALLM. MSI Console mode incorporates CEC (Consumer Electronics Control), allowing users to control their devices with a single controller. They also provide Type-C functionality to enhance connectivity with mobile devices.

Both models are expected to launch on 6 January 2024 according to the press release.

OLED Care Measures

MSI have also upgraded their “MSI OLED Care 2.0”, enhancing screen protection optimization to reduce the risk of OLED panel damage during extended use. The fan-less design also harnesses graphene’s exceptional thermal conductivity which allows for efficient and silent heat dispersion according to their press release. This is expected to help extend life span and reduce the risk of image retention.

Pricing and Availability

34″ and 49″ ultrawide models are expected to launch on 6 January 2024. The other 32″ and 27″ models don’t yet have a release date, but we expect more news in January around the time of CES.

Source: MSI


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