MSI has just entered the gaming monitor market with the announcement of the MSI Optix G27C. Previously, you could only find the MSI logo on displays such as AIO computers and gaming laptops, but the company is now also joining this lucrative market as well.
The MSI Optix G27C will be a part of the MSI Optix series. The 27-inch monitor features a 144Hz refresh rate and thus giving you a butter smooth gaming experience. Furthermore, the Optix G27C gaming monitor boasts a 1920×1080 (1080p, FHD, Full HD) resolution on a VA panel. The response time is 4ms (Gray-to-Gray), which is good enough for most people.
What’s especially noteworthy about this VA gaming monitor is the great color gamut. With support for 110 percent of the sRGB color spectrum and 85 percent NTSC coverage, MSI states that this is more than 20 percent than “standard monitors” and therefore resulting in more colorful and vivid images. This is due to Quantum Dot technology being supported. 178-degree viewing angles are specified as well.
The display is also curved with a 1800R curvative, giving you a more immersive gaming experience than flat PC displays. Since the panel type is VA (Vertical Alignment), the brightness will be high and in this case, it’s 3000:1. Brightness is specified to be 300 cd/m2 (Nit), which is standard for most VA monitors.
As far as the backlight goes, it is LED of course and Flicker-Free (MSI Anti-Flicker) as well, so you won’t experience eye strain. Blue Light Reduction technology is supported as well to spare your eyes. The stand offers only tilt adjustments and connection options include DisplayPort 1.2, HDMI 1.4 and DVI.
The MSI Optix G27C has similar specs to the Samsung C27FG70 gaming monitor, which supports FreeSync, so it would be a surprise if this gaming monitor supported FreeSync as well. There aren’t information about FreeSync on the official product page on MSI’s website for the MSI Optix G27C.
No word yet on pricing and availability, but we expect a price tag of roughly 300-320 US dollars when it gets released. Newegg Canada lists it for 460 CAD. Based on our preliminary knowledge, we’ll give this gaming monitor a 9.2/10 rating. This might change when it gets released.
MSI Optix G27C Review
The MSI Optix G27C supports a 144Hz refresh rate, has VA panel and a great color gamut coverage. Based on the information we know about this monitor, it looks like it's a great deal.