MSI MAG274QRF-QD (IPS)

MSI MAG274QRF-QD (IPS)

MSI MAG274QRF-QD (IPS)

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BEST RATING
Productivity:
3.3
CASUAL GAMING: Fair6.1/10
COMPETITIVE GAMING: Poor5.8/10
PRODUCTIVITY: Fair6.2/10
MEDIA CONSUMPTION: Fair6.0/10
RESOLUTION: Good7.0/10
BRIGHTNESS: Fair6.9/10
CONTRAST: Fair6.1/10
COLOR VOLUME: Poor5.6/10
REFRESH RATE: Good7.0/10
RESPONSE TIME: Good7.3/10
TEXT QUALITY: Good7.0/10

The MSI MAG274QRF-QD is a midrange-priced, 27-inch monitor with a 2560 x 1440 resolution, well-suited for casual gaming with its good refresh rate and variable refresh rate support to reduce screen tearing. Its IPS panel offers good color accuracy, with extensive coverage of color gamuts making it suitable for digital photo editing. It has a fast response time, minimizing ghosting, which is also beneficial for competitive gaming. The stand is adjustable, enhancing ergonomics for productivity. However, its HDR performance is limited, not being ideal for HDR gaming or video editing. The monitor's matte coating and resolution provide good text quality and image clarity, beneficial for general use and media consumption. Give Feedback

this description is based on the product variant with some specs. At the time of writing, the variant with some specs cost some dollars.




Evaluation

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Pros
  • Good refresh rate for gaming
  • Adjustable stand for desk ergonomics
  • Rich color depth enhances image
  • Multiple HDMI and DisplayPort inputs
Cons
  • Limited HDR gaming and media capacity
  • Brightness level may disappoint some users
  • Poor color volume can affect visuals
  • Total response time could be faster

Ratings by Category

Productivity:
3.3
The productivity score is based on a variety of factors like resolution, screen size, pixels per inch, ergonomics and screen coating.
Casual Gaming:
3.1
The casual gaming score is based on a variety of factors including refresh rate, resolution, contrast, brightness, color gamut and screen coating.
Media Consumption:
3.1
The media comparison score is based on a variety of factors like resolution, contrast, brightness and screen coating

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$360
Screen Size
27"
Resolution
2560 x 1440
Screen Type
LED
Screen Sub-type
IPS
Refresh Rate
165Hz

COLOR, CONTRAST & BRIGHTNESS

Native Contrast
1195:1
SDR Peak Brightness
372 nits
HDR Peak Brightness
390 nits
Suitable for HDR Gaming and Media Consumption
No
sRGB Color Gamut
96.8 %

MOTION CHARACTERISTICS

Total Response Time
9.1 ms
Variable Refresh Rate
20 - 165 Hz
Strobing / BFI
Yes
Persistence Blur Score
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7.1/10
Ghosting Score
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7.3/10

TEXT & IMAGE CLARITY

Pixels Per Inch
109 PPI
Coating
Matte
Text Clarity Score
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7/10
Image Clarity Score
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7/10

PORTS & CONNECTIVITY

HDMI 1.4 Ports
0
HDMI 2.0 Ports
2
HDMI 2.1 Ports
0
Micro HDMI Ports
0
DisplayPort 1.2 Ports
1

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Tom's Hardware

Christian Eberle | April 2021
"The MSI Optix MAG274QRF-QD has the largest color gamut we’ve ever seen and near-perfect out-of-box accuracy. sRGB content will be oversaturated though, and HDR doesn’t do anything for image quality."

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