Back at CES 2018, MSI expanded its Optix gaming monitor lineup with the announcement of two new curved display: the MPG27C and the MPG27CQ. Specifically, the curvature on both monitors is rated at 1800R, which gives gamers an immersive 178-degree viewing angle.
Besides the curved design, MSI has also built SteelSeries’ GameSense into both displays, providing an RGB element for both monitors. Using the GameSense engine, MSI says that gamers can program the lighting effects of all five RGB zones at the front of the monitor to notify them of specific features, such as in-game timers or cooldowns, Discord notifications, as well as other at-a-glance notifications.
The only difference between the two gaming monitors is that the MPG27C comes with a WQHD (2,560 x 1440) display, while the MPG27CQ only sports a Full HD (1,920 x 1,080) display. As far as specifications go, both monitors use anti-glare VA panels with 100% and 115% coverage of the NTSC and sRGB colour spectrums respectively. More importantly, both monitors also feature 144Hz refresh rate and 1ms response time.
In terms of connectivity, both monitors feature two HDMI 2.0 ports, one DisplayPort 1.2, a USB 3.0 Type-B, a Kensington Lock, an audio combo jack, and two USB 3.0 Type-A ports. Lastly, both monitors will ship with an adjustable stand and support for VESA mounting.
At the time of writing, MSI has yet to provide official pricing for both monitors; there’s no word yet on when they would be available locally too.