MSI Announces Optix Gaming Monitor With A 165 Hz Refresh Rate

MSI has recently announced the launch of its MSI Optix PAG272QR2 gaming monitor which has some pretty impressive specs.

This follows on from a few more impressive monitors that MSI has already announced this year. It looks like they’re going full steam ahead to provide great choices for the gaming and esports community.

MSI Optix Display Specifications

So far, we know that this monitor from MSI will have a 27-inch display, a 1440p resolution, and a great 165 Hz refresh rate. The pixel density is also noted as 108 pixels per inch (PPI).

For the display itself, the monitor features a Low Blue Light mode and support for Acer’s flicker-free technology to reduce eye strain. This makes it perfect for those who will be using it for several hours of gaming.

The monitor also has a static contrast ratio of 1000:1 with color gamuts from sRGB to DCI PS and Adobe RGB. With 150% coverage of the sRGB color gamut, 98% coverage for DCI P3, and 99% for Adobe RGB, this monitor has a fantastic display in terms of color reproduction.

With these specifications, it makes this monitor a perfect fit for any gaming system. With such a high refresh rate, this makes it a great choice for those who love fast-paced games and competitive esports titles.

Other Specs Announced

There’s interestingly a 5-way OSD navigation joystick included which allows you to easily change the settings on this monitor.

The monitor features a good range of ports including HDMI 2.0 ports, two DisplayPort 1.4 ports, and a 3.5mm audio output. This allows you to connect a few different devices with ease, whether this is a gaming system or a console.

How Much Will It Cost?

Unfortunately, there isn’t any pricing information out yet and we’re also unsure when this 165 Hz monitor will even be available to purchase. Given that MSI has just announced this monitor, we’ll probably be waiting a few months at the very least.

When it is released, we wouldn’t be surprised if it fell into stock level issues like many other pieces of hardware are in now due to the COVID-19 pandemic. If we hear any updates in the meantime, we will be sure to let you know.