MSI launches three new console-ready Optix monitors with up to 175 Hz refresh rate and 34-inch panel size
MSI has added the Optix MPG341QR, Optix MPG321UR-QD, and Optix MPG321QRF-QD monitors to its extensive lineup. The panels come with a “console mode” that supports “2K resolution PS5 optimization” for those lucky PlayStation 5 owners still looking for the ideal monitor. While only one of the models has HDMI 2.1 support specifically stated in the specifications, all three monitors deliver high refresh rates and extensive color-space coverage.
MSI lists the Optix MPG341QR first with the name giving away the fact that it has a 34-inch panel. The resolution hits 3440x1440 (UWQHD), the monitor manages a 144 Hz refresh rate, and it can offer a response time of 1 ms. Widescreen gaming is possible thanks to the display’s 21:9 aspect ratio, but this model only supports UWQHD @100Hz via HDMI 2.0 (144 Hz via DisplayPort 1.4).
The Optix MPG321UR-QD is a 32-inch Quantum Dot panel that is more likely going to appeal to PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X owners because of its UHD@144 Hz via HDMI 2.1 capability. The resolution reaches 3840x2160 and color-space coverage is impressive: AdobeRGB 99%, DCI-P3 97%, sRGB 143%. The MSI Optix MPG321UR-QD has a 16:9 aspect ratio.
Lastly, the MSI Optix MPG321QRF-QD delivers the highest refresh rate at 175 Hz but also the lowest resolution at 2560x1440. Console mode offers FHD and WQHD gaming @120 Hz on the PS5, and HDMI 2.0b supports WQHD @144 Hz (DisplayPort 1.4a for 175 Hz). The 32-inch IPS monitor is, like the other two models, Nvidia G-Sync compatible, and it manages a 1 ms gray-to-gray response time.
Prices and availability for the three new MSI Optix monitors are yet to be announced, but you can check through each model’s full specs in the datasheets below.