MSI OPTIX MAG273R Gaming Monitor.
MSI OPTIX MAG273R Gaming Monitor 27″ LCD panel LED backlight (1920 x 1080 full HD) with 144Hz refresh rate – Display without after image. It has a 1ms response time that helps eliminate screen tearing and choppy frame rates with a Wide view angle – 178° visible. Adaptive sync – keep the screen tearing away from your monitor.
The MSI Optix MAG273R is a good IPS monitor with a 27 inch, 1080p screen. The relatively low pixel density isn’t great for multitasking or desktop work, but this monitor mainly targets esports players, with a high refresh rate, low input lag, and great response time. It also supports AMD’s FreeSync variable refresh rate technology.
OSD Features of MSI MAG273R
Pressing the joystick brings up the MAG273R’s OSD, which fills a large portion of the screen. At the top of each menu is information on resolution, refresh rate, HDR and FreeSync status and active input.
The Gaming menu offers five picture modes aimed at different game types. User is the default and best mode, as it allows for image adjustments. Night Vision raises the black level to make shadow detail more visible. Response time is a three-level overdrive. We ran it on its maximum without visible ghosting.
Anti-Motion Blur is a backlight strobe that takes out overdrive and Adaptive-Sync. It also reduces brightness by 50%. We noticed visible phasing when using it, so we recommend leaving it off. Refresh Rate is an FPS counter you can place in any corner of the screen. Alarm Clock is a countdown timer, and Screen Assistance offers an array of aiming points. You get five different reticle shapes in either red or white, and you can place it anywhere on the screen using the joystick.
The Professional sub-menu repeats the backlight strobe option and adds dynamic contrast (HDCR) and four more picture modes. The last one, HDR, attempts to simulate the effect of HDR with SDR content. We weren’t fans of it, but users should try it for themselves before deciding. Image Enhancement adds ringing around high-contrast objects. We suggest leaving it off.
The Image menu has the MAG273R’s calibration controls. You get three color temp presets, plus a set of RGB sliders. We were able to achieve excellent grayscale tracking with them. We wish there were extra gamma presets because we found the default luminance urve to be a little light; measuring closer to 1.9 rather than 2.2.
1920 x 1080 (FHD)
178° (H) / 178° (V)
|Active Display Area (mm)||
597.6(H) x 336.15(V)
|Pixel Pitch (H x V)||
0.31125(H) x 0.31125(V)
1.07B (8bits + FRC)
|DCI-P3 / sRGB||
98% / 136%
1x DP (1.2a) 2x HDMI (2.0)
|USB ports||2x USB 2.0 Type A 1x USB 2.0 Type B|
1x Earphone out
100 x 100 mm
5-way OSD navigation joystick
External Adaptor 12V 5A
65.4 to 166.6KHz (H) 30 to 144Hz (V)
-5° ~ 20°
0 ~ 130mm
|Dimension (W x H x D)||
617 x 508.6 x 206.72 mm / 24.29 x 20.02 x 8.14 inch
|Carton Dimension (W X H X D)||
707 x 555 x 144 mm / 27.83 x 21.85 x 5.67 inch
|Weight (NW / GW)||
6.14kg / 8.56kg 13.54lbs / 18.87lbs
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|Note||Display Port: 1920 x 1080 (Up to 144Hz) HDMI: 1920 x 1080 (Up to 144Hz) The color gamut follows the CIE 1976 testing standard|