27" MSI Optix MPG27CQ gaming monitor performance benchmarks

The MSI Optix MPG27CQ is a relatively new monitor. The monitor has a VESA mount. MSI Optix MPG27CQ has an excellent contrast ratio of 3000 : 1. With the AMD FreeSync support, this monitor is compatible with both AMD and NVIDIA graphics cards. For the average response rate, the MSI Optix MPG27CQ scores 6 ms, which ensures effective synchronization with the high refresh rate. In terms of pixel density, the MSI Optix MPG27CQ has an excellent density of 109 pixels-per-inch, resulting in sharper text and picture quality. MSI Optix MPG27CQ has a total input lag of 11 ms, which is excellent among the competition. For graphics color quality, the MSI Optix MPG27CQ has an excellent color depth of 8 -bit, resulting in smoother gradients and more accurate colors. The monitor panel has good viewing angles and offers better contrast and colors than TN panels. The brightness of MSI Optix MPG27CQ is significantly better than other monitors. The MSI Optix MPG27CQ has the Display Port and this is essential for NVIDIA cards to work with AMD FreeSync. For the extremely fast frame rates, the MSI Optix MPG27CQ has a maximum refresh rate of 144 Hz that allows smoother gameplay. Graphically demanding games may cause frame drops outside the adative refresh rate of 144 Hz. The minimum response rate of MSI Optix MPG27CQ is 5 ms, which is can cause ghosting effects.

 27" MSI Optix MPG27CQ gaming monitor performance benchmarks
Brand MSI
Year 2018
Model Optix MPG27CQ
Size 27"
Minimum Refresh Rate 144Hz
Maximum Refresh Rate 144Hz
AMD FreeSync Yes
Maximum Resolution 2560 x 1440
Panel Type VA
Pixel Density 109 ppi
Minimum Response Time 5ms
Average Response Time 6ms
Total Response + Input Lag 11ms
Maximum Brightness 400 cd/m^2
Price $ 450.0
VESA Mount Yes
Native Color Depth 8 bit
Static Contrast Ratio 3000 : 1
Display Port Yes
Overall Combination Score 73.8/100 Very Good


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27" MSI Optix MPG27CQ Accessories

AccessoriesDisplayPort cable

27" MSI Optix MPG27CQ Brand, series, model

ModelOptix MPG27CQ

27" MSI Optix MPG27CQ Camera


27" MSI Optix MPG27CQ Connectivity

Connectivity3 x USB 3.0 (downstream) , 1 x USB 3.0 (upstream) , 2 x HDMI 1.4, 1 x DisplayPort 1.2, 1 x DVI-D Dual Link, 1 x 3.5 mm Microphone In, 1 x 3.5 mm Audio Out

27" MSI Optix MPG27CQ Dimensions, weight and color

Depth with stand379.3 mm (millimeters) 37.93 cm (centimeters) 14.9331 in (inches) 1.2444 ft (feet)
Height with stand555.3 mm (millimeters) 55.53 cm (centimeters) 21.8622 in (inches) 1.8219 ft (feet)
Weight with stand7.6 kg (kilograms) 16.76 lbs (pounds)
Width with stand612 mm (millimeters) 61.2 cm (centimeters) 24.0945 in (inches) 2.0079 ft (feet)

27" MSI Optix MPG27CQ Display

Aspect ratio1.778:116:9
Brightness400 cd/m² (candela per square meter)
Colors16777216 colors 24 bits
Diagonal685.8 mm (millimeters) 68.58 cm (centimeters) 27 in (inches) 2.25 ft (feet)
Dynamic contrast100000000 : 1
Height335.664 mm (millimeters) 33.5664 cm (centimeters) 13.2151 in (inches) 1.1013 ft (feet)
Horizontal viewing angle178 ° (degrees)
Minimum response time1 ms (milliseconds) 0.0010 s (seconds)
NTSC (1953)100 % (percent)
Panel bit depth8 bits
Panel typeVA
Pixel density109 ppi (pixels per inch) 42 ppcm (pixels per centimeter)
Pixel pitch0.233 mm (millimeters) 0.0233 cm (centimeters) 0.0092 in (inches) 0.0008 ft (feet)
Radius of curvature1800 mm (millimeters) 180 cm (centimeters) 70.8661 in (inches) 5.9055 ft (feet)
Resolution2560 x 1440 pixels Quad HD (QHD) / 1440p
Size class27 in (inches)
Static contrast3000 : 1
Vertical viewing angle178 ° (degrees)
Width596.736 mm (millimeters) 59.6736 cm (centimeters) 23.4935 in (inches) 1.9578 ft (feet)
sRGB115 % (percent)

27" MSI Optix MPG27CQ Ergonomics

Backward tilt20 ° (degrees)
Forward tilt5 ° (degrees)
Forward/backward tiltYes
Height adjustmentYes
Height adjustment range120 mm (millimeters) 12 cm (centimeters) 4.7244 in (inches) 0.3937 ft (feet)
Landscape/portrait pivotNo
Left swivel40 ° (degrees)
Left/right swivelYes
Removable standYes
Right swivel40 ° (degrees)
VESA interface100 x 100 mm
VESA mountYes

27" MSI Optix MPG27CQ Features

FeaturesAMD FreeSync technology, Flicker-free technology, Low Blue Light

27" MSI Optix MPG27CQ Frequencies

Vertical frequency (digital)144 Hz (hertz)

27" MSI Optix MPG27CQ Operating and storage conditions

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

27" MSI Optix MPG27CQ Power supply and consumption

110V100 V - 120 V (volts)
220V220 V - 240 V (volts)
Alternating current frequency50 Hz - 60 Hz (hertz)
Power consumption (maximum)65 W (watts)
Power consumption (off)0.3 W (watts)
Power consumption (sleep)0.5 W (watts)

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Critics Reviews

The MSI Optix MPG27CQ delivers all sorts of gaming-oriented capability, from a wide color gamut and fast response times to AMD FreeSync support and fancy lighting that's more than just eye candy.
MSI Optix MPG27CQ Gaming Monitor Review. ... The MSI Optix MPG27CQ is consistently sold for 0 or more at most online merchants, ... The Verdict. If the list of supported games keeps growing ...
The Optix MPG27CQ takes up some major desk space for a 27-inch panel. It measures 21.9 by 24.1 by 14.9 inches (HWD). That last number may sound like a mistake, but the depth includes the extension ...
MSI’s 27-inch Optix MPG27CQ monitor offers extended color, FreeSync and a 144Hz refresh rate with cool lighting effects and the promise of premium gaming.
This is a review we’ve been looking forward to for a while, ever since we first saw the monitor demoed at an MSI press event. The Optix MPG27CQ is a screen with serious gaming credentials ...
MSI's Optix MAG27CQ and MPG27CQ monitors check a lot of boxes on the feature list: 27" curved monitors with 1440p resolutions, FreeSync support, 144Hz refresh rates, and 1ms response times. Let's ...
Viewing Angles VA panels aren’t the best for off-axis image quality, but the MPG27CQ offered similar performance to other examples we’ve tested. We saw an obvious red shift to the sides with a ...
The price tag here of just over £500 plants the MSI Optix MPG27CQ in premium territory, but it isn’t unreasonable given what you get: a high quality VA panel with low response times, minimum ...
Conclusion. MSI makes no bones about extended color support in the MPG27CQ. While the vendor doesn’t specifically mention DCI-P3 in its marketing, based on our testing this is clearly a DCI monitor.
Conclusion. The price tag here of just over £500 plants the MSI Optix MPG27CQ in premium territory, but it isn’t unreasonable given what you get: a high quality VA panel with low response times ...
The Optix MPG27CQ is a screen with serious gaming credentials, sporting as it does a curved 27” panel with a 2,560 x 1,440 resolution (1440p) and a 144Hz refresh rate with support for AMD ...

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r3dnano 5 months ago
Question MSI Optix MPG27CQ Vs Asus ROG Swift PG278QR

I need to decide between these two models.

MSI Optix MPG27CQ is VA

Asus ROG Swift PG278QR is TN

Both same specs in terms of size, speed, etc.... although the Asus has GSync.

I do some casual gaming and also internet browsing.

I'm more bothered by color than response times, not in a professional way: I just like the games to look neat.

I'm really afraid that VA panel is going to have some backlight bleed, but worried the TN one will have bad color reproduction and view angles.

Any opinion?
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hai350376 6 months ago
msi optix mpg27cq vs asus mg279q which better

Hi every one !

i have asus mg279q , but old monitor , i intend to upgrade msi optix mpg27cq , msi better than asus , thanks all
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