The MSI Optix G274 is a 27 inch Full HD Display from MSI. It was launched in 2022. It features a True 8-bit IPS panel with Anti-glare/Matte finish. It can display a max resolution of 1920 x 1080 with a refresh rate of 170 Hz and pixel density of 81 ppi.
Now, the very next specification of a Display that will impact your experience is its Color Gamut.
The MSI Optix G274 features 95% DCI P3 color gamut coverage — equivalent to 129.55% 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 the Color Gamut Specification
Color gamut spec of a Monitor indicates the range of colors that the display can show.
A panel with poor color reproduction will produce washed out colors that will spoil the immersion.
Different manufacturers use different units to specify color gamut. Such as — sRGB (standard RGB), NTSC 1953, DCI P3 Adobe RGB and rec.2020.
In case of this Monitor, its color gamut is specified in 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.
Next in the list that will impact your experience is Static Contrast.
Understanding the static contrast ratio of a Display
A Display with low static contrast ratio will not produce deep enough blacks and possibly can bleed backlight as shown in the below image:The image is an example of another display, it is not this one
The above Monitor's static contrast is 800:1. So make sure you get a Display with a static contrast of >= 1000:1. More is better.
Also, a Display with high constrast ratio enables you to see more details. So, resolution and static contrast ratio go hand in hand in a sense.
If given a choice, always prefer a FHD Display with high contrast ratio over a 4K Display with low contrast ratio.
This monitor features a static contrast ratio of 1000 : 1 — good enough for a display in this range.
Coming to brightness, it is can produce a maximum brightness of 250 nits. The backlight used on its panel is W-LED.
If you need a display primarily for gaming, make sure to take a Monitor that features the lowest input lag and response times.
The input lag on the MSI Optix G274 is 5 ms and its minimum response time is 1 ms. You will love this Monitor if you are a gamer.
Understanding Input lag and response time
This lag is the latency at which your key-presses or mouse movements changes the content of your display. For casual Non-FPS games, input lag doesn't matter much.
For best of both worlds, get a Display that has an input lag and response time of < 20ms.
Ergonomics and Dimensions
Speaking of ergonomics — a VESA mount with interface size of 100 x 100 mm is provided for wall-mounting. It comes with Tiltfeature, but there is no support for Swivel or Pivot.
The width of this Display is 24.63 inches while its height is 18.58 inches. It weighs approximately 4.1 Kgs and an additional 1.2 kgs if you include its stand. So plan your desk space accordingly.
For display connectivity, MSI has provided two HDMI 1.4 (b) ports and one DisplayPort 1.2 (a) port on this monitor.
No USB ports are provided on this unit.
In terms of power usage, the monitor consumes 31.39 Watts on average and 0.31 Watts on standby.
For powering this monitor, you'll need either a 110V or 220V outlet @ 50Hz-60Hz.