The relatively inexpensive G27C4 MSI curved monitor has been replaced by a new curved computer monitor model named MSI Optix G27C5 that hardly changes – you still get a 27-inch curved display, 165Hz refresh rate, 1ms response time, 1080p resolution with a decent color panel for a reasonable price.
If you look at the picture and the data sheet of the new MSI curved monitor, the only difference to the MSI Optix G27C4 (priced at $276 on Newegg or Amazon) from last year is that only 113 percent of the sRGB color space is still displaying the predecessor was still 120 percent, but with DCI-P3 the manufacturer’s information remains at 90 percent. In contrast to the G27CQ4, the resolution is significantly lower at 1080p instead of 1440p.
It is not entirely clear why MSI found it necessary to launch a new model with so few innovations. The 165hz monitor remains interesting for many gamers with a limited budget: The 27 inch curved gaming monitor in a radius of 1500R. The resolution is only 1920 x 1080 pixels, but the panel is decent 165Hz, the response time is specified by MSI with one millisecond, the maximum brightness is 250 nits.
Nothing happens with the connections either, as usual, the monitor can either be connected to a computer via a DisplayPort 1.2 or one of two HDMI 1.4 inputs, but with the latter option, the frame rate is limited to 144Hz.
Price and availability
MSI Optix G27C5 has been priced at $399.99 and it is now available to buy via the Newegg.com store.
Earlier this month, MSI has also introduced a 30 inch curved monitor in 21:9 format that combines a VA panel with a 200hz fast frame rate – MSI Optix MAG301CR also includes AMD FreeSync and a decent resolution, in order to be able to offer gamers the most complete package possible with this new MSI curved monitor. Priced at $349.99 and can be purchased through the Amazon.com and the Bhphotovideo.com online shops.