Product Comparison: MSI Optix MPG27CQ vs MSI Optix MAG27CQ


General Specifications
Brand
MSI
MSI
Model
Optix MPG27CQ
Optix MAG27CQ
Origin
China
China
About the Product
With the new MSI Optix MPG series, monitors we wanted to make sure you always have the right information on time to challenge your opponents. Always keep an eye on your in game status and never lose sight of your enemy.
Bring you're A-game with the Optix MAG27CQ curved gaming monitor. Equipped with a 2560x1440 resolution, 144Hz refresh rate, 1ms response time VA panel, the Optix MAG27CQ will help you see your opponents and aim with ease.
Key Specs
Screen Size
27 in.
27 in.
Resolution
2560 x 1440
2560 x 1440
Response Time
1 ms
1 ms
Refresh Rate
144 Hz
144 Hz
What customers say about "Key Specs"
MSI Optix MPG27CQ Curved Gaming Monitor
  • The 1440p 144hz screen is perfect when combined with a curve that is noticeable but not too ‘in your face’.
  • The 27 inch size is great because it is immersive while still being competitive.
  • The frequency and response time is out of this world. Amazing gaming monitor.
  • This monitor is incredible! Jumping from 1080p to 1440p is phenomenal.
  • The experience with this monitor has been fantastic at 70 - 144hz.
MSI Optix MAG27CQ Curved Gaming Monitor
  • It's bright, curved, low latency, high refresh rate at 144Hz AND its 2k1440p resolution is great.
  • I believe this is the absolute best curved 27" monitor on the market for this price.
  • 1440p resolution looks amazing. 144Hz refresh rate works flawlessly.
  • I definately recommend this monitor if you're looking for a good resolution and high refresh rate.
  • Refresh rate and resolution are awesome along with picture quality.
Size & Weight
Material
Plastic
Plastic
Color
Black
Black
Height
21.88 in.
17.09 in.
Width
24.09 in.
24.1 in.
Depth
14.93 in.
8.08 in.
Weight
16.76 pounds
12.85 pounds

MSI Optix MPG27CQ

MSI Optix MAG27CQ

Display
Display Type
LED
LED
Panel Type
VA
VA
Aspect Ratio
16:9
16:9
Contrast Ratio
3000:1
3000:1
Brightness
400 cd/m²
250 cd/m²
Color Supported
16.7 Million
16.7 Million
View Angle Vertical
178 °
178 °
View Angle Horizontal
178 °
178 °
Curved Display
Yes
Yes
Anti-Glare
Yes
Yes
What customers say about "Display"
MSI Optix MPG27CQ Curved Gaming Monitor
  • This monitor is simply brilliant. This VA panel brings amazing picture.
  • Extremely accurate colors with VA panel. Also, the viewing angles are perfect.
  • Contrast is impeccable. Everything looks just amazing on this display.
  • Vivid color and large color gamut. Simply amazing monitor.
  • Amazing curved screen. It is not very curved, so everything looks just amazing.
MSI Optix MAG27CQ Curved Gaming Monitor
  • Colors are great, brightness is great. Great monitor.
  • Really good monitor. The colors are very vibrant and crisp.
  • The screen itself has a beautiful contrast being a 3000:1 static contrast screen, you see colors very vividly.
  • The picture is crisp. The colors are vibrant. The blacks are deep.
  • Awesome picture quality. Sturdy base. Good colors.
Features
Type
Gaming
Gaming
Touch Screen
No
No
Build-in speaker
No
No
Built-In Webcam
No
No
TV Tuner
No
No
Pivot Function
No
No
VESA-compatible
100x100
75x75
Extras
AMD FreeSync Technology, Flicker-free Technology, Low Blue Light
Gaming OSD APP, True colors, AMD FreeSync Technology, Anti-Flicker and Less Blue Light, Frameless Design
What customers say about "Features"
MSI Optix MPG27CQ Curved Gaming Monitor
  • Build quality is very strong and sturdy. I was worried because of the small bezels, but everything is super sturdy.
  • This monitor has a lot of settings to pick from within the intuitive UI menu accessible from the rear joystick like button.
  • The monitor is easy to connect and adjust. Very convenient OSD joystick.
  • The RGB lights on the bottom of the monitor are distracting and don’t have many game sync options.
  • VESA mount 100 x 100mm is very misleading. The manufacturer provides virtually zero guidance.
MSI Optix MAG27CQ Curved Gaming Monitor
  • In conclusion, this monitor is a reasonable price for the features it packs.
  • MSI added the feature of allowing the stand to adjust up and down.
  • Nice stand which adjusts for the correct height.
  • I have to say though that my favorite feature of the monitor is the curve.
  • Great features and value. The 2k gamers dream.
Connectivity
Inputs
DisplayPort, 2x HDMI, 3x USB 3.1, 3.5mm audio out, 3.5mm Microphone In
DisplayPort 1.2, HDMI 2.0, DVI, 3.5mm audio out
What customers say about "Connectivity"
MSI Optix MPG27CQ Curved Gaming Monitor
  • Awesome display. Has all the ports, that I need and some bonuses like 3.5 jacks and USB ports.
  • You get 1 DP, and 2 HDMI connections, which is enough for everybody's setup.
  • Monitor has super speed USB type A to USB type B.
  • With an HDMI 2.0 connection could get 120hz and the free sync working well.
  • The biggest cons for me in this display is lack of DVI port.
MSI Optix MAG27CQ Curved Gaming Monitor
  • Make sure you use the Mini DisplayPort cable, not HDMI. If you are an nvidia card owner, this makes sense.
  • Amazing 2K monitor. Lots of good connections.
  • Good monitor, good and durable connect.
  • Great connect, easy setup, good manual.
  • I tried all 3 Display Ports on my GPU, DVI, and HDMI connections but nothing worked.
Power
Wattage
90 Watts
60 Watts
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE, FCC
CE, FCC

MSI Optix MPG27CQ

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