The relatively cheap gaming monitor MSI Optix G27C5 is replaced by a new Optix G27C5 E2 170Hz gaming monitor that doesn’t change much – you still get a curved 27-inch, 170 Hz, 1080p monitor with decent color reproduction for a reasonable price.
The new MSI Optix G27C5 E2 curved gaming monitor has a 27-inch VA panel with a resolution of 1920 × 1080 pixels, which corresponds to the Full HD format.
The 27 inch curved monitor has a curved shape: the radius of curvature is 1500R. AMD FreeSync technology has been implemented to improve the smoothness and overall quality of the gaming experience.
The refresh rate reaches 170Hz. The screen response time is 4 ms. It has 93% coverage of the DCI-P3 color space and 117% coverage of the sRGB color space.
The brightness is 250 cd/m2. Typical and dynamic contrast ratios are 3000:1 and 100,000,000:1. Viewing angles horizontally and vertically reach 178 degrees.
The MSI gaming monitor is equipped with two HDMI 1.4b connectors and one DisplayPort 1.2a interface. Among other things, it is worth mentioning Anti-Flicker and Blue Light Reduction technologies, which help reduce eye strain during long gaming sessions.
Price and availability
MSI Optix G27C5 E2 curved gaming monitor is currently listed on Amazon.com at $219.99 but without any availability details. So if you compare it with its predecessor, it is a very cheap gaming monitor.
MSI Optix G27C5 E2 specifications
- Display: 27-inch Anti-Glare VA panel
- Aspect ratio: 16:9
- Resolution: 1920 x 1080 pixels (FHD)
- Brightness: 250 nits
- Contrast ratio: 3000: 1
- DCR: 100000000:1
- Display colors: 16.7B (8bits + FRC)
- Response time: 1ms GtG
- Refresh rate: 170Hz
- Viewing angles: 178/178 °
- DCI-P3 / SRGB: 93% / 117%
- Features: AMD FreeSync, Kensington Lock, Frameless design, Anti-Flicker, Low Blue Light, Wide color gamut
- Stand: Tilt (-5° ~ 20°)
- Ports: 2x HDMI 1.4b, 1x DisplayPort 1.2a 1x earphones out
- VESA mounting: 100×100 mm
- Dimensions: 611.5 x 228.4 x 457.5 mm (with stand)
- Weight: 6.3 kg / 13.89 lbs (with stand)
Recently, MSI introduced the new Optix G274QRFW gaming screen in a chic white color. The 27 inch white gaming monitor has a Rapid IPS panel with WQHD resolution (2560×1440 pixels), a maximum refresh rate of 170 Hz, and HDR support and is priced at $223.89.