23.6" MSI Optix MAG241C gaming monitor performance benchmarks

The monitor panel has good viewing angles and offers better contrast and colors than TN panels. The monitor has a VESA mount. The MSI Optix MAG241C has the Display Port and this is essential for NVIDIA cards to work with AMD FreeSync. With the AMD FreeSync support, this monitor is compatible with both AMD and NVIDIA graphics cards. The MSI Optix MAG241C is a relatively new monitor. MSI Optix MAG241C has an excellent contrast ratio of 3000 : 1. For graphics color quality, the MSI Optix MAG241C has an excellent color depth of 8 -bit, resulting in smoother gradients and more accurate colors. In terms of pixel density, the MSI Optix MAG241C has an excellent density of 93 pixels-per-inch, resulting in sharper text and picture quality. For the extremely fast frame rates, the MSI Optix MAG241C has a maximum refresh rate of 144 Hz that allows smoother gameplay. The minimum response rate of MSI Optix MAG241C is 5 ms, which is can cause ghosting effects. MSI Optix MAG241C has a total input lag of 16 ms, which is bad among the competition. For the average response rate, the MSI Optix MAG241C scores 12 ms, which can cause motion blurring due to ineffective synchronization with the high refresh rate. Graphically demanding games may cause frame drops outside the adative refresh rate of 48 Hz. The brightness of MSI Optix MAG241C is lower than other monitors.

 23.6" MSI Optix MAG241C gaming monitor performance benchmarks
Brand MSI
Year 2018
Model Optix MAG241C
Size 23.6"
Minimum Refresh Rate 48Hz
Maximum Refresh Rate 144Hz
AMD FreeSync Yes
Maximum Resolution 1920 x 1080
Panel Type VA
Pixel Density 93 ppi
Minimum Response Time 5ms
Average Response Time 12ms
Total Response + Input Lag 16ms
Maximum Brightness 300 cd/m^2
Price $ 199.0
VESA Mount Yes
Native Color Depth 8 bit
Static Contrast Ratio 3000 : 1
Display Port Yes
Overall Combination Score 71.3/100 Very Good


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23.6" MSI Optix MAG241C Brand, series, model

ModelOptix MAG241C

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23.6" MSI Optix MAG241C Connectivity

Connectivity2 x USB 2.0 (downstream) , 1 x USB 2.0 (upstream) , 2 x HDMI 1.4, 1 x DisplayPort 1.2, 1 x DVI-D Dual Link, 1 x 3.5 mm Audio Out

23.6" MSI Optix MAG241C Dimensions, weight and color

Depth with stand225.24 mm (millimeters) 22.524 cm (centimeters) 8.8677 in (inches) 0.739 ft (feet)
Height with stand411.5 mm (millimeters) 41.15 cm (centimeters) 16.2008 in (inches) 1.3501 ft (feet)
Weight with stand4.2 kg (kilograms) 9.26 lbs (pounds)
Width with stand536.4 mm (millimeters) 53.64 cm (centimeters) 21.1181 in (inches) 1.7598 ft (feet)

23.6" MSI Optix MAG241C Display

Aspect ratio1.778:116:9
Brightness300 cd/m² (candela per square meter)
Colors16777216 colors 24 bits
DCI P390 % (percent)
Diagonal599 mm (millimeters) 59.9 cm (centimeters) 23.5827 in (inches) 1.9652 ft (feet)
Height293.285 mm (millimeters) 29.3285 cm (centimeters) 11.5467 in (inches) 0.9622 ft (feet)
Horizontal viewing angle178 ° (degrees)
Minimum response time1 ms (milliseconds) 0.0010 s (seconds)
Panel bit depth8 bits
Panel typeVA
Pixel density93 ppi (pixels per inch) 36 ppcm (pixels per centimeter)
Pixel pitch0.272 mm (millimeters) 0.0272 cm (centimeters) 0.0107 in (inches) 0.0009 ft (feet)
Radius of curvature1500 mm (millimeters) 150 cm (centimeters) 59.0551 in (inches) 4.9213 ft (feet)
Resolution1920 x 1080 pixels Full HD / 1080p
Size class23.6 in (inches)
Static contrast3000 : 1
Vertical viewing angle178 ° (degrees)
Width521.395 mm (millimeters) 52.1395 cm (centimeters) 20.5274 in (inches) 1.7106 ft (feet)
sRGB115 % (percent)

23.6" MSI Optix MAG241C Ergonomics

Backward tilt20 ° (degrees)
Forward tilt5 ° (degrees)
Forward/backward tiltYes
Height adjustmentNo
Landscape/portrait pivotNo
Left/right swivelNo
Removable standYes
VESA interface100 x 100 mm
VESA mountYes

23.6" MSI Optix MAG241C Features

FeaturesAMD FreeSync technology, Flicker-free technology, Low Blue LightMSI Remote Display App

23.6" MSI Optix MAG241C Frequencies

Horizontal frequency (digital)55.3 kHz - 162 kHz (kilohertz)
Vertical frequency (digital)48 Hz - 144 Hz (hertz)

23.6" MSI Optix MAG241C Operating and storage conditions

Operating humidity10 % - 80 % (percent)
Operating temperature10 °C - 40 °C (degrees Celsius) 50 °F - 104 °F (degrees Fahrenheit)

23.6" MSI Optix MAG241C Power supply and consumption

110V100 V - 120 V (volts)
220V220 V - 240 V (volts)
Alternating current frequency50 Hz - 60 Hz (hertz)
Power consumption (average)48 W (watts)
Power consumption (off)0.3 W (watts)
Power consumption (sleep)0.5 W (watts)

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axilgwapo 4 months ago
MSI Optix MAG241C Freesync, gsync compatible?

I just bought MSI Optix MAG241C 24" Freesync to pair up with my MSI Ventus RTX 2060, MSI said that it's GSYNC compatible but I am experiencing some flickers while gaming

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Fefo 7 months ago
Asus MG248QR or MSI OPTIX MAG241C?

They are both at the same price (0) but the Asus comes with COD Black ops 4, and the MSI has a VA panel. The Asus is also from 2016 and the MSI is from early 2018.

I play all kind of games, competitive and adventure, but I play mostly rainbow six siege but when I play other games I also care about the color so the VA might look better. And I have a curve TV which look amazing so curve monitor is not a problem for me, also the MSI is frameless. But the reason of why I'm undecided is because of the free game that I get with the Asus
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