MSI Optix AG32C: 32-inch Curved 165Hz FreeSync Gaming Monitor

By October 17, 2017 4 Comments

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MSI, the brand known for their high-performance gaming hardware, has just announced a new gaming monitor, the MSI Optix AG32C. The new monitor uses a 31.5-inch VA panel with a maximum resolution of just 1920×1080 (Full HD). It’s also curved with a curvature of 1800R.

This is a very low resolution for a monitor this huge, but on the bright side, AMD FreeSync is supported. This essentially means you can wave goodbye to screen tearing without any repercussions. Furthermore, the Optix AG32C display supports a maximum refresh rate of 165Hz, which is very good as well. Since it supports FreeSync, it’s best to combine this monitor with a Radeon GPU to get the most out of this monitor. That way, you can enjoy a smooth, tear-free gaming experience.

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Moving on to the color spectrum, 110% of sRGB and 85% of NTSC are supported, which are impressive specifications considering it’s a monitor for gaming and not a professional monitor of any sort. Response time is specified to be 1ms, which is today’s standard for VA panels.

178 degrees viewing angles are supported and the static ratio is rated as 3000:1 (static). Maximum brightness is 250 cd/m2, which is not impressive. Input options include DisplayPort 1.2, HDMI 2.0, and dual-link DVI.

As far as the price tag for this monitor goes, we have not yet received any information regarding this. No word on release date either.

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  • WrathPC

    1ms is today’s standard for VA? You mean TN? Or does this monitor have ULMB. Attention to detail is lacking.

  • No info on ULMB.

    1ms can be considered today’s standard for VA panels since Samsung pushed the boundaries last year with their CFG70 monitors which feature both VA panels and 1 millisecond response times.

  • WrathPC

    Their panels are 4ms and only 1ms with stobing the backlight. Thats still a native 4ms.

  • Brechan Fraser

    I just picked up this monitor (here in Calgary, Canada it’s going for about $470 CAD), there’s a couple of things I’ve noticed out of the gate…..

    1) It states on both the website I got the monitor from, and from MSI’s own website that the monitor has a 75 mm x 75 mm VESA mount, it’s actually 100 mm (I measured it)
    2) And while all sites that list this monitor state it’s VESA compatible; it’s not really, as the mounting mechanism for the base protrudes out about an inch outside the back panel, so spacers are required to mount to a desk/ wall monitor stand.

    Color is great, it’s nice to be able to game at something better than 60 Hz, and no color calibration was necessary prior to gaming, watching videos etc.