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MSI Optix G271CQR


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The MSI Optix G271CQR is a 27 inch Quad HD Display from MSI. It was launched in 2022. It comes with a 10-bit Curved VA panel with Anti-glare/Matte finish. It can display a max resolution of 2560 x 1440 @ 165 Hz with a pixel density of 109 ppi.

Picture Quality

Now, the very next spec of a Display that impacts picture quality is Color Gamut.

This Monitor is rated with a DCI P3 gamut coverage of 85%. FYI, this is equivalent to 115.91% sRGB. The color quality on this monitor will be Lifelike! Thus, this display will also be useful for professionals who are interested in photo editing and color grading business.

Understanding Color Gamut

Color gamut spec of a display is a measure of the range of colors that the monitor can show.

A display with poor color accuracy will produce undersaturated colors that will spoil the immersion.

It is specified in different units - sRGB,sRGB (standard RGB), NTSC, DCI P3 etc. It is upto the manufacturer which one they choose.

For example, the color gamut of this Monitor is specified using DCI P3.

But you don't need to worry about that, below is a chart that you can use to choose a Monitor with good color accuracy.

Color Gamut Chart

Other than color accuracy, the static contrast specification of a Monitor holds almost equal role in picture quality.

Understanding the static contrast specification

Static contrast ratio of a Display corresponds to its Black levels. A Display with low static contrast ratio (<1000:1) will not produce deep blacks. Apart from this, such monitors are likely to suffer from backlight bleeds such as this:

Backlight bleed exampleThe image is an example of another display, it is not this one

Clearly this will impact your experience, especially in a dark room.

Other than black levels, a Display with high constrast ratio lets you to see more details. So, resolution and static contrast ratio go hand in hand in a sense.

If given a choice, I will prefer a FHD Display with high contrast ratio over a 4K Display with low contrast ratio.

This display features a static contrast ratio of 3000 : 1, enough to display deep blacks and eye-catching visuals.

As for brightness, the peak luminance the Display can produce is 250 nits. The backlight of this Monitor is powered by W-LED technology.

Gaming Performance

If you need a display primarily for gaming, make sure to take a Monitor with lowest input lag and response times.

The input lag on this Monitor is 5 ms and its minimum response time is 1 ms. As a gamer, you will love this Monitor.

What is Input lag ?

This lag is the latency at which key-presses/mouse movements changes the content of the screen. Though, this won't matter much if you aren't into competitive/FPS games like call of duty.

For best of both worlds, look for a Monitor that comes with an input lag and response time of < 20ms.

Ergonomics and Dimensions

Now, coming to ergonomics — a VESA mount with interface size of 100 x 100 mm is provided for wall-mounting. The display supports Swivel and Tilt, however there is no support for Pivot on this Monitor.

The width of this Display is 23.87 inches while its height is 17.26 inches ( adjustable upto 3.54 inches ).

In total this monitor weighs around 5.65 kgs including stand. Without stand, it weighs 4.45 kgs. So plan your desk space accordingly.


For display connectivity, MSI has provided two HDMI 2.0 (b; CEC) ports and one DisplayPort 1.2 (a) port on this monitor.

However, USB ports are not available on this unit.

Now, coming to power consumption, on average, the MSI Optix G271CQR consumes 31.39 watts. On standby, it uses 0.5 watts.

Both 110V and 220V lines are supported on this unit.


Gaming Monitor
27" (inches)
Model Series
Model Number
Optix G271CQR
Launch Year
27" 10 bit VA Panel
Bit Depth
10 bits (8 bits + FRC) ~1073741824 colors
Quad HD - 2560 x 1440 ~109 ppi
Refresh Rate
165 Hz
Response Time
Input Lag
250 Nits
Backlight Source
Static Contrast
3000 : 1
Dynamic Contrast
100000000 : 1
Display Coating
Color Gamut
sRGB: 115.91% (eq.)
DCI P3: 85% (Rated)
NTSC 1953: 83.15% (eq.)
Rec 2020: 51% (eq.)
Adobe RGB: 76.5% (eq.)
Display Ports
  • 2 x HDMI 2.0 (b; CEC)
  • 1 x DisplayPort 1.2 (a)
Speakers: N/A
Inbuilt Subwoofer: N/A
Ports: 1 x 3.5 mm Audio Out
Power Consumption
Average: 31.2 W
Maximum: 52.32 W
Standby: 0.5 W
Power Outlet
100 V - 120 V @ 50 Hz - 60 Hz
220 V - 240 V @ 50 Hz - 60 Hz
Energy Class
Width: 23.49 " (inches)
Height: 13.22 " (inches)
Diagonal: 27" (inches)
Width: 23.87 " (inches)
Height: 15.74" (inches)
Depth: N/A
Weight: 4.3kg
Body with Stand
Width: 23.87 " (inches)
Height: 17.26 " (inches)
Depth: 11.39 " (inches)
Weight: 5.65 kg
Viewing Angle
Horizontal: 178 °
Vertical: 178 °
Pivot Support
Left Pivot: N/A
Right Pivot: N/A
Tilt Support
Forward Tilt: 5 °
Backward Tilt: 20 °
Swivel Support
Left Swivel: 30 °
Right Swivel: 30 °
Height Adjustment
Vesa Mount Support
Interface: 100 x 100 mm
Storage: N/A
Operation: 5000
Storage: -20 °C - 60 °C
Operation: 0 °C - 40 °C
Storage: 10 % - 90 %
Operation: 20 % - 90 %