Msi mag27cq: MSI Full HD Gaming Red LED Non-Glare Super Narrow Bezel 1ms 2560 x 1440 144Hz Refresh Rate 2K Resolution Free Sync 27” Curved Gaming Monitor (Optix MAG27CQ) : Electronics

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Been looking for a new monitor and this one seemed almost perfect except that it didn’t have G-sync nor have the certified compatibility. Went out and bought it yesterday to test for myself. General specs: MAG27CQ, 144 Hz, Freesync (48-144Hz range), 1440p, 27inch, VA panel.

After testing for 4+ hours, I’m hoping someone can help me with some tips but I think the monitor just might not be very compatible with G-sync, no big deal it was worth a shot and for those that don’t care about G-sync or have an AMD card – the monitor is beautiful! Great colors, insane contrast, and decent response times. A nice curvature that isn’t distracting and perfect for the screen size IMO. If anyone owns this monitor, please comment to let me know if you have a fix or similar issues.

After testing 4 games (R6 Siege, RLeague, Hitman 2, and Witcher 3) I managed to experience a full spectrum of G-sync functionality.

  • R6 worked beautifully. 0 issues. Increased graphics to average 50 frames – perfect. Decreased graphics to average 110 frames – perfect.

  • RLeague I hit 144Hz so not sure if G-sync even matters, but the G-sync ON display was not visible and I couldn’t get it to appear. Makes me think it wasn’t even active, no big deal for Rleague though since FPS is so high.

  • But Hitman 2 and Witcher 3, where I increase quality over framerate (averaging about 50-75 for both games depending on the area), I have stuttering and flickering. Hitman 2 was probably the worst offender. Throughout the menu and loading screen I experienced flickering. The flickering actually lessened in game, but was still very noticeable.

I played all these games without G-sync compatibility to confirm the issues, and again, it looks beautiful and feels great as the monitor itself is awesome. But I want my new monitor to be future proof so a semi-functioning VRR is not ideal – I’ll likely be returning it but might milk the 30 day return period for a bit of more testing.

I’ve tried messing with CRU and lowering the VRR range, normally at 48-144Hz, dropped it to 35-144Hz but didn’t have any effect. Someone suggested that for the VA 48-144Hz freesync panels to try 30-144Hz. I’ll try that later tonight and edit, but I’m thinking the monitor will only ever partially work – some games will work like R6 Siege (beautifully), some will work like Hitman 2 (terribly), and some will work like Witcher 3 (minor but noticeable). I see exactly why Nvidia said that some will work, some won’t work, and some will partially work.

For those that already own the monitor, I think it’s awesome. You have the option to play around and for some games it’ll work flawlessly and just turn it off for the ones that don’t. For those looking to buy it, see above and hope my experience and testing helped you!

Gonna keep looking for a new monitor, definitely want a 27in, 144Hz, 1440p. And a mostly or completely functioning VRR ability with my 1070. VA panel is something I’m very interested in now thanks to the MAG27.

EDIT: Played around with it more. Extending CRU range down to 30Hz, messing with Overdrive (aka Response Time), and nothing really helped. What I did notice was that when I can maintain high FPS 80+ the flickering decreases significantly. For Hitman 2, at around 50-60 the flickering was very apparent. I decreased my graphical settings to reach around 85-100 FPS and I don’t think I noticed it at all. More of the same with BFV when I tested last night, felt okay but strong flickering throughout the menu/loading screens. Lessened in-game but still noticeable when my frames dipped. Really wonder why games like R6 Siege work perfectly and others don’t…

2017 27″ MSI Optix MAG27CQ Specifications

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    Optix MAG27CQ Specifications

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Brand MSI
Type Monitor
Size 27″ (inches)
Panel SVA
Refresh Rate 144 Hz
Min Response Time 1 ms
Screen Aspect Ratio 16:9
Screen Resolution 2560 x 1440

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Type Monitor
Year 2017
Brand MSI
Model Series MAG
Model Number Optix MAG27CQ
Size 27″ (inches)
Panel SVA
Screen Size Class 27″ (inches)
Diagonal Size 27 in
68.6 cm
685.8 mm
2.25 ft
Screen Width 23.49 in
59.7 cm
596.736 mm
1.96 ft
Screen Height 13.22 in
33. 6 cm
335.664 mm
1.1 ft
Display Curvature 1800
Display Manufacturer Samsung
Display Type SVA
Display Bit Depth 8 bits
Frame Rate Control No
Max Number of Colors 16777216
Bits 24
Screen Aspect Ratio 16:9
Screen Resolution 2560 x 1440
Screen Pixel Pitch 0.233 mm
Screen Pixel Density 109 ppi
Backlight Source W-LED
sRGB 110 %
NTSC 1953 85 %
Screen Brightness 250 cd/m²
Static Screen Contrast 3000 : 1
Dynamic Screen Contrast 100000000 : 1
Screen Horizontal Viewing Angle 178 °
Screen Vertical Viewing Angle 178 °
Display Minimum Response Time 1 ms
Display Average Response Time 12 ms
Display Coating Anti-glare/Matte
3D No
Case Width with Stand 24. 4 in
62 cm
619.7 mm
2.03 ft
Case Height with Stand 17.76 in
45.1 cm
451 mm
1.48 ft
Case Depth with Stand 9.41 in
23.9 cm
239 mm
0.78 ft
Case Weight with Stand 4.89 kg
11 lbs
Case Color Black, Red
Built-in Camera No
Connectivity 1 x DVI-D Dual Link
1 x 3.5 mm Audio Out
1 x HDMI 2.0
1 x DisplayPort 1.2
Cool Features Low Blue Light
AMD FreeSync technology
Flicker-free technology
Vesa Mount Support Yes
VESA Interface Standard Size 75 x 75
Removable VESA Stand Yes
Height Adjustment Yes
Height Adjustment Range 65 mm
6.5 cm
2.5591 in
0.2133 ft
Landscape or Portrait Pivot Support No
Left or Right Swivel Support Yes
Left Swivel 30 °
Right Swivel 30 °
Forward and Backward Tilt Support Yes
Forward Tilt 5 °
Backward Tilt 15 °
Vertical Digital Frequency 48 Hz – 144 Hz
Horizontal Digital Frequency 56 kHz – 214. 56 kHz
110V 100 V – 120 V
220V 220 V – 240 V
AC Frequency 50 Hz – 60 Hz
Power Consumption When Device is Off 0.3 W
Power Consumption in Sleep Mode 0.5 W
Average Power Consumption 48 W
Maximum Power Consumption 60 W
Extras DisplayPort cable
Safe Operating Temperature Level 10 °C – 40 °C
50 °F – 104 °F
Safe Operating Humidity Level 10 % – 80 %

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Optix MAG27CQ

  • 1800R Curved Screen: Ultimate Gaming Immersion
  • Resolution 1440p: high definition image
  • Increased screen refresh rate: 144Hz
  • Low LCD response time: 1ms
  • Convenient OSD: Optimize monitor settings for specific games
  • Wide color gamut: 85% NTSC and 110% sRGB
  • Adaptive Sync: Eliminate Tearing
  • User Comfort: Screen Flicker Reduction and Blue Light Reduction
  • Frameless housing: ideal for multi-monitor configurations
  • Wide viewing angles: 178°
  • Optimized work with computers and MSI
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  • Attractive design: built-in red LED light

The Optix MAG27CQ is a curved gaming monitor with a low response time (1ms) VA panel and a fast refresh rate (144Hz). Incorporating the latest technology, including Adaptive Sync, this model is the perfect choice for PC gaming, including competitive.

For multi-monitor configurations

With a narrow bezel, MSI gaming monitors are ideal for panoramic configurations with a 180-degree field of view. Multi-monitor systems will provide the maximum effect of presence in games, and will also be useful for productive work in professional applications.

Immersive gaming experience

A key feature of MSI’s gaming monitors is its 1800R curved screen, which is optimal for both gaming and general applications. But it is in games that such a screen will show its main advantages, because it provides a much deeper immersion in the game compared to conventional ones.

Curved Screen

Seamless panoramic image ideal for immersive gaming.

Flat screen

Screens are placed at an angle, which interferes with the perception of the game.

Beauty is in the details

This 27-inch MSI Optix series monitor has a high resolution of 2560×1440 pixels. Thus, it is able to display a clearer image both when watching movies and videos, and when playing games. Thanks to the increased detail of textures, character models and backgrounds, the game world will look even more realistic on the screen of such a monitor!





Wide viewing angles give you more freedom to install your MSI gaming monitor without compromising image quality. When viewed from an angle, the colors on its screen will be distorted much less compared to monitors with more modest viewing angles.

MSI Less Blue Light Technology – REDUCED BLUE LIGHT

MSI Less Blue Light technology reduces the negative effects of the blue light spectrum on vision, allowing you to play for a long time without fear.

Optix MAG27CQ Less Blue Light

Wide color coverage



True color technology – REALISTIC COLORS

Optix series gaming monitors can display 20% more colors than regular monitors. Accurate color reproduction means a more realistic image, which contributes to an even greater immersion in the game.



Adaptive Sync for Image Enhancement

MSI gaming monitors use Adaptive Sync technology to improve image quality in fast-paced PC games. It synchronizes the screen refresh rate with the GPU’s frame rate, thereby eliminating visual artifacts such as “frame tearing”. With this monitor, you can enjoy the game exactly as the developers intended it – with maximum image quality.


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27″ MSI Optix MAG27CQ – specifications, description

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This is a 27″ model with a resolution of 2560×1440 pixels (Quad HD (QHD) / 1440p). The sensor type is SVA with W-LED backlighting. The maximum brightness is 250 cd/m2 and the viewing angles are 178 degrees horizontal and 178 degrees Reduce eye fatigue with Flicker-Free technology, a flicker-free backlight.0003

The static contrast ratio achievable within one frame is 3000:1. This feature is important. Dynamic contrast, adjusted by reducing the brightness of the backlight in the dark areas of the frame – 100000000:1. This characteristic is often a marketing ploy.

If you are buying a monitor for gaming, pay attention to the maximum refresh rate at maximum resolution. In MSI Optix MAG27CQ, the frequency reaches 144 Hz.

When working with photographs or demanding accurate color reproduction, color gamut is important. We also recommend that you calibrate your monitor after purchase. NTSC coverage: 85%. sRGB coverage: 110%.

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Model Information

Company/Brand/Manufacturer The name of the manufacturing company. You can also view all products by clicking on the name. MSI
Model The name under which the device appears in stores. Optix MAG27CQ
Alternate name A manufacturer often provides detailed labeling for their products. No data
Year of manufacture 2017

Matrix size and type

No data
LCD panel Model of the panel used in the display.
  • Samsung LSM270DP01
Size / class One of the main characteristics by which size is determined is indicated in inches. It affects the size and quality of the image. Click on a value to search for monitors of the same size. 27 “
The radius of curvature includes concave screens. According to manufacturers, this improves users immersion and increases convenience when working with a large diagonal. The less the specified radius, the more the screen is bent. 1800 mm
Matrix Diagonal For convenience, given in different length units (millimeters, centimeters, inches and feet) 685.8 mm
68.6 cm
Matrix width For convenience, it is given in different length units (millimeters, centimeters, inches and feet). 596.736 mm
59.7 cm
Die height For convenience, given in different length units (millimeters, centimeters, inches and feet). 335.664 mm
33.6 cm
Resolution One of the main characteristics that together with the diagonal affects the image quality. With a large diagonal and low resolution at the same time, the picture on the screen will be of poor quality, the fonts will be loose, and large pixels will be noticeable. With a small diagonal and high resolution, the quality increases, but the size of elements and fonts decreases, which requires that scaling be enabled on the computer. Directly affects the demands on the video card. Click on a value to search for monitors with the same resolution. 2560×1440 Quad HD (QHD) / 1440p
Aspect Ratio The horizontal to vertical aspect ratio of the display. The most popular value is 16:9, 4:3 screens are becoming a thing of the past, ultra-wide 21:9 are gradually coming into fashion. Unexpectedly convenient for work can be 16:10. 16:9
Matrix type An important feature. There are 3 main types of matrices: TN, IPS, VA and their variations. Also, some manufacturers give their names, for example, PLS. Each type has its own advantages and disadvantages, choose according to your requirements. Click to find monitors with a similar matrix. SVA
Finish Available in matt and glossy finishes. Gloss is usually more saturated color and high contrast, but glare in bright light, you can see your reflection in the monitor. Matte displays have an anti-reflective coating that makes colors less saturated. Choose according to your lighting. Matte/Anti-Glare
Monitor Effective Area A cosmetic parameter calculated from the ratio of the bezel to the display matrix. It is worth paying attention to if you are a fan of thin frames or the space on your computer desk is very limited. n.a.
Additional information n.a. The distance between adjacent pixels is measured in millimeters, it affects the graininess of the screen, the looseness of the font and the optimal distance from the person to the display. 0.233 mm
Pixel Density The number of pixels per square inch of the sensor. Affects the graininess of the screen, the looseness of the font and the optimal distance from the person to the display. 109 ppi
Matrix color depth An important parameter for those who work with color, for example, process photos. The most widely used monitors with 8-bit matrices. Displays with greater color depth and bit depth are significantly more expensive. 8 bit
FRC (Frame rate control) Technology that increases the color depth of the matrix. During operation, quickly switches pixels between color shades, due to which the user sees an intermediate shade. Please note that some people are vulnerable to such flickering, their eyes get tired quickly, there is a feeling of dryness. However, most people do not feel any discomfort, and the vast majority of monitors come with FRC. None
Number of colors displayed 16777216
Color bit depth 24
Rec. 2020 N/A
Backlight Modern sensors do not emit light, so they need a backlight. The type of backlight affects the image quality, the correct display of colors, eye fatigue. In addition, over time, the backlight may degrade, distorting the color reproduction. W-LED

Eye-safe monitors without PWM

Manufacturers that care about your eyesight do not use PWM (pulse-width modulation) backlight brightness control, the principle of which is to turn on and turning off the backlight LEDs at a high frequency, resulting in eye fatigue. Please note that many monitor models provide adequate brightness control only up to some limit, below which PWM comes into play. Look for a review in which the absence of PWM at any brightness is confirmed by measurements.

Brightness Maximum display brightness. All modern monitors produce sufficient maximum brightness. When buying, it is worth checking the minimum so that your eyes are comfortable in low light. 250 cd/m2
Static contrast A value that determines how much contrast the monitor can display simultaneously on a single frame. 3000:1
Dynamic Contrast Mostly marketing and advertising. This indicates the difference between the maximum possible bright and dark color on the display, which is almost impossible in real use. Pay attention to static contrast. 100000000:1
Viewing angles (horizontal/vertical) Viewing angles at which the manufacturer believes the image will remain within acceptable quality limits. Be prepared for noticeable color distortion. 178 / 178 °


Maximum vertical refresh rate An important value for gamers. Shows how many times per second the image on the matrix is ​​updated. The higher the refresh rate, the smoother and more comfortable the game. The simplest monitors give out 60 Hz, budget gaming 120 Hz, the top-end ones – 240, 360 and even higher. An intermediate version of 144 Hz is gaining more and more popularity. It is important to choose a video card that consistently produces a number of frames equal to the monitor frequency, otherwise you will not feel any improvement. 144Hz
Minimum Vertical Refresh Rate 48Hz
Maximum Horizontal Frequency The maximum horizontal scan rate, indicating the number of horizontal lines drawn by the screen per second. 214.56 ms
Minimum horizontal scan rate The minimum horizontal scan rate, indicating the number of horizontal lines drawn by the screen per second. 56 ms
Minimum Response Time GtG (Grey to Gray) High response time sensors will delight you with loops in action-packed movie scenes with games. GtG – the time during which the matrix switches the brightness on gray from minimum to almost maximum. Considering that all colors are displayed in games, it poorly reflects the real performance, but it is stubbornly indicated by manufacturers in promotional materials. Modern monitors have overclocking technologies in which the response time is reduced, but image artifacts appear. Overclocking functions vary among manufacturers, some really help, some do nothing but damage the picture. 1 ms
Medium response time BWB (Black-White-Black), BtB (Black to Back) High response time sensors will delight you with trails in action-packed movie scenes with games. Average response time – the time during which the matrix switches from black to white and back. Modern monitors have overclocking technologies in which the response time is reduced, but image artifacts appear. Overclocking functions vary among manufacturers, some really help, some do nothing but damage the picture. 12ms
Input lag (input-lag) Another important parameter for gamers. The delay between the signal from the computer to the monitor and the display of the picture on the screen. At high values, you will experience a delay between your actions and the display on the screen. n/a

3D support

3D technology support Information about whether the monitor supports virtual reality. The technology depends on the manufacturer and type of screen. No
3D Technologies Supported technologies vary by screen manufacturer and type. n/a


HDR n/a


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Technology n.a.
Meaning n.a. data

Speakers and camera

Built-in speakers The in-monitor audio system allows the monitor to play computer-supplied audio over HDMI or another interface. n.a.
Built-in subwoofer The subwoofer reproduces low frequencies for enhanced sound quality. n.a.
Additional audio features n.a. N/A
Built-in camera resolution N/A
Additional camera features N/A

TV -tuner

Built-in TV tuner Option that allows you to send a TV signal directly to the device . There are various formats supported by digital, analog and cable tuners. None

Networking and device connectivity

Network technologies Network standards that allow you to connect to the Internet and home networks via wireless and wired connections. n/a
Peripheral connection ports Memory card slots, USB ports, audio/video connectors and other interfaces that allow you to connect a variety of devices. 1 x HDMI 2. 0
1 x DisplayPort 1.2
1 x DVI-D Dual Link
1 x 3.5 mm Audio Out

SoC and OS

CPU Central processing unit. n/a
Number of CPU cores n/a
CPU frequency The maximum CPU frequency. n/a
GPU Graphic processor. n.a.
Number of GPU cores n.a.
RAM RAM. n.a.
RAM type n.a.
Number of RAM channels n.a. Built-in memory. n/a
OS Operating system. N/A

Supported media formats

Video file formats List of video formats supported by the device. You can directly connect an external hard drive or transfer the file over the network and open it if supported. n/a
Graphics file formats List of graphics formats supported by the device. You can directly connect an external hard drive or transfer the file over the network and open it if supported. N/A
Audio file formats List of audio formats supported by the device. You can directly connect an external hard drive or transfer the file over the network and open it if supported. No data

Power supply and energy consumption

110 V network Ability to work in a network with a voltage of 110 volts and allowable voltage spread at which the manufacturer guarantees performance. 100 V – 120 V
Mains 220 V Ability to work in a network with a voltage of 220 volts and allowable voltage spread at which the manufacturer guarantees performance. 220V – 240V
Frequency Permissible AC frequency range at which the manufacturer guarantees operation. 50 Hz – 60 Hz
Current consumption n.a.
Sleep power consumption the sleep or standby mode that most monitors enter when there is an extended period of no signal. 0.5 W
Power consumption in ECO mode n.a. 48W
Energy Efficiency Class An EU standard that indicates the energy consumption of devices. The classification includes the following values: A+++, A++, A+, A, B, C, D, E, F, G. A+++ are the most energy efficient devices. N/A


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VESA mount The VESA mount standard allows you to choose a mount or arm to easily mount your monitor. There are both simple fixed wall mounts and expensive 3-DOF brackets that allow you to mount your monitor at the desired angle. Yes
VESA standard Depending on the size and weight of the device, different mounts are available. 75 x 75 mm
Detachable stand Possibility to remove the stand, otherwise the “leg” of the monitor. It will be useful if you want to fix it on the wall. Yes
Height adjustment (up / down) The ability to adjust the height of the monitor stand by raising and lowering it above the surface. Allows you to set the screen exactly at eye level. No
Portrait Rotation Can be rotated 90° or more. No
Horizontal rotation (left / right) Possibility to rotate the device around its own axis horizontally. Replaced by turning along with the stand. Yes
Maximum steering angle left 30°
Maximum steering angle right 30°
Vertical tilt (forward / backward) Ability to tilt the screen forward or backward for optimal viewing angle . Yes
Forward Tilt The maximum angle that the screen can be tilted forward. 5 °
Tilt Back The maximum angle that the screen can be tilted back. 15 °

Dimensions, weight, color

Width without foot 619.7 mm
Height without knife 451 mm
Depth without foot 239 mm
Weight without foot 4.