MSI's new QD-OLED gaming monitors are a feast for the eyes

MSI QD-OLED Gaming Monitors
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Popping colours, refresh rates that push the limits of what the human eye can actually perceive, and deep blacks that really make you feel the cosmic void when playing a space sim. A powerful monitor is a key component of a serious PC gamer's arsenal, and hardware manufacturer MSI has been dutifully creating them for decades now, ensuring you're always getting the best visual experience when settling in for a session.

Now, MSI has released its latest line of flagship QD-OLED gaming monitors for 2024, but before introducing the contenders, let's look at the technologies and designs that make these monitors so special.

It's no secret that OLED panels offer the best visual quality on the market, with fast response times (0.03ms for all QD-OLED panels), wide viewing angles, and those famous contrast ratios, where each pixel is capable of emitting 'true black,' making for a vibrant image that you can only fully appreciate when it's right there in front of you. All new MSI monitors with QD-OLED panel now use DisplayHDR True Black 400—one of the latest iterations of HDR technology which features global dimming, peak luminance of 400 cd/m², and true 8-bit image quality.

The 49" MPG491CQP QD-OLED Gaming Monitor  (Image credit: MSI)

MSI's QD-OLED range enlists the power of AI too, with AI Vision revealing details in dark areas and saturating colours beautifully. MSI Gaming Intelligence, meanwhile, has a bundle of features to further optimise your experience. Night Vision, for example, reveals the dark areas in the corner, while Optix Scope adds a hardware level zoom to any weapon in your game. Smart Crosshair is also a useful tool to add a crosshair in any game and changes its colour automatically for maximum contrast with the background so you always have a clear aim. 

If you are looking for a monitor for your console, MSI QD-OLED monitors can also be a good choice thanks to the increased bandwidth of HDMI 2.1. Auto Low Latency Mode support makes these monitors especially powerful for those looking for an edge in online and competitive games. 

One of the historical drawbacks of OLED has been burn-in, where the panel degrades over time due to the heat emitted from static images on the screen. MSI's QD-OLED panels offset this with a Graphene film and customised heatsink design, which together disperse the heat and extend the panel's lifespan. OLED CARE 2.0 adds to its predecessor's roster of techs like Pixel Shift and Static Screen Detection with new tricks like Multi Logo Detection, Taskbar Detection, and Boundary Detection, all minimising the risk of burn-in.

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And for that sweet, sweet peace of mind, each panel comes with a 3-Year Burn-in Warranty too.

You can find out more about MSI QD-OLED panels right here, but for now let's move onto the actual monitors, shall we? 

MAG 341CQP QD-OLED (£999)

The MSI MAG 341CQP Gaming Monitor (Image credit: MSI)

This 34" Ultrawide QHD (3440x1440) display features DisplayHDR True Black 400, an impressive 1500000:1 contrast ratio, 175 Hz refresh rate, and VESA Certified ClearMR 9000, ensuring crystal-clear images with minimal motion blur.

MPG 321URX QD-OLED (£1299)

The MPG 321URX QD-OLED Gaming Monitor (Image credit: MSI)

The 32" MPG 321URX QD-OLED  delivers a pure 4K (3840x2160) UHD experience, capping out at 240Hz, which even the most powerful graphics cards will have their work cut out in maximising. If you are looking for a 4K monitor to get the best out of your high end graphics card, you have a great option here. 

MPG 271QRX QD-OLED (£999)

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This 27" WQHD 2K (2560x1440) display comes with a searing 360 Hz refresh rate, DisplayHDR TrueBlack 400, and is VESA Certified ClearMR 13000, which is the highest motion range (and lowest blur) rating a monitor can have. With high refresh rate and low latency, the MPG 271QRX QD-OLED is also a good option for competitive esports players.

MPG 491CQP QD-OLED (£1299)

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Want a huge, ultrawide screen that will expand your experience all the way into your peripheral? Then this one's for you. With a DQHD (5120x1440) resolution (that's a 32:9 aspect ratio) and 49" of screen real estate, this panel is a powerhouse for both gaming and work. It's endowed with all the perks of other QD-OLED displays, with a searing 144Hz refresh rate that's more than enough for most modern gaming needs.

Would you like to know more? Find out about the availability of these monitors at the MSI website. You can also follow what's happening in the MSI labs on Facebook, Instagram, and X (Twitter).