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« Reply #15 on: August 29, 2018, 07:40:33 pm »
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MSI MPG27CQ

Review by Alexander Gryzhin (=DEAD=)
Review by PC Lab PL
Review by Playwares (very accurate)
Review by Rtings (very inaccurate)
Review by Techspot
Review by Tom's Hardware

Curved semi-wide gamut matte 2560x1440 144hz VA panel with AMD Free-Sync (48-144hz range) 2x USB 3.0, Displayport, 2x HDMI 2.0, 2x USB 3.0, a height adjustable stand and a fake frame-less casing with a perceived black depth reducing inner black bezel.  The preset color accuracy can very significantly, so read the reviews before buying.


MSI MAG27CQ

Review by Techspot

Fully adjustable, curved, matte 144hz 2560x1440 VA panel with Dual-Link DVI, Displayport, HDMI 2.0 and 3.5mm Audio Out.  The MAG27CQ has a strong preset blue dominance, and very low preset gamma (1.89 average) resulting in very washed out and awful image quality.


MSI MAG271CQR

Global Hardware HD (sub 1.95 average gamma)
Review by IT Hardware PL
Review by Playwares (2.06 gamma)
Review by Rtings (high & very skewed gamma)
Review by Tom's Hardware (low, 2.01 average preset gamma)

Matte, curved (1800R), semi-wide gamut, 2560x1440 144hz VA panel with a height adjustable stand, AMD Free-Sync, Displayport (48-144hz Free-Sync range), 2x HDMI 2.0 (48-120hz Free-Sync range) and 2x USB 3.0.  The MSI has skewed preset gamma which varies significantly between the tested units, a slight blue tint and over-saturates the color of SDR (HDTV/REC 709 & sRGB) content by 20% since it has a semi-wide gamut panel which is also not capable of fully covering the DCI-P3 (HDR) color space, though MSI only claims it can cover 90% (IT Hardware PL measured 85%). 


MSI MAG321CQR

Review by Playwares

Matte, curved (1800R), semi-wide gamut, 2560x1440 144hz VA panel with a height adjustable stand, AMD Free-Sync, Displayport (48-144hz Free-Sync range), 2x HDMI 2.0 (48-120hz Free-Sync range) and 2x USB 2.0.  The MAG321CQR has low (1.99) preset gamma and over-saturates the color of SDR (HDTV/REC 709 & sRGB content), but has negligible input lag, good overdrive for a VA panel and back-light strobing.


MSI Optix MAG272CQR

Review by Global HD Russia

Matte, curved (1500R), semi-wide gamut, 2560x1440 165hz VA panel with a height adjustable stand, AMD Free-Sync, Displayport (48-165hz Free-Sync range), 2x HDMI 2.0 (48-120hz Free-Sync range), USB-C, 2x USB 3.2 and 3.5mm Audio Out.  The MSI is uses a semi-wide gamut (it over-saturates SDR color by >25%)  but is fairly accurate when set to the Custom Pro mode which also unlocks the color controls and increases the preset gamma and RGB level accuracy.  Unfortunately the contrast ratio is limited to around 2,200:1 (versus 3,000:1 spec) when using the most accurate preset modes, and when calibrated.  Global HD does not measure input lag and the PixerPixAn photo of the overdrive indicates quiet slow pixel response times.
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