MSI MAG274UPF 4K Gaming Monitor with 1 ms, 144Hz, HDR, and G-Sync Compatible

MSI unveiled the MAG 274UPF gaming monitor during Computex 2023, providing gamers with a closer look at its specifications through an official product page. While initially marketed as a 4K display with a maximum refresh rate of 160 Hz, the updated details now indicate a slightly reduced refresh rate of up to 144 Hz.

MSI MAG 274UPF

Featuring a 27-inch IPS panel, the MAG274UPF boasts DisplayHDR 400 certification and an impressive 1 ms fast gray change. Its specifications include a peak brightness of 400 cd/m², a 1000:1 contrast ratio, and 10-bit color depth (8-bit + FRC), covering 129 percent sRGB, 97 percent DCI-P3, and 97 percent Adobe RGB. The monitor consumes an estimated 26 watts of power.

The MAG 274UPF supports G-Sync compatible Adaptive Sync technology, along with features like a black stabilizer, switchable crosshair overlay, and sniper zoom (Optix Scope). Its interface selection comprises two HDMI 2.1 inputs, a DisplayPort 1.4a (with DSC), a USB 2.0 hub, a headphone output, and USB-C with DisplayPort alternate mode and 65-watt PD. The monitor also offers KVM switch functionality, although it remains unclear whether this feature is hardware or software-based.

Ergonomically, the monitor provides rotation, tilt, height adjustment, pivot, VESA mounting (75 x 75 mm), blue light filtering, and flicker-reduced backlighting. Firmware updates are facilitated through gaming intelligence software and a USB connection.

Weighing 4.05 kg without the stand, the MAG 274UPF has dimensions of 613.5 x 362.5 x 69.8 mm (W x H x D) and supports picture-in-picture and picture-in-picture modes.

Price and availability

The MSI MAG 274UPF 27-inch 4K UHD Gaming Monitor is available for purchase on Amazon.com and Newegg.com, priced at $449.99.

Updated on October 18, 2023: the MSI MAG 274UPF is now also listed on Amazon.co.uk for £548.99.

MSI MAG 274UPF specifications

MSI MAG 274UPF
  • Display: 27-inch Rapid IPS panel, Anti-glare
  • Active Display area: 596.736(H) x 335.664 (V)
  • Resolution: 3840 x 2160 (4K UHD)
  • Pixel pitch 0.1554(H) x 0.1554(V)
  • Aspect ratio: 16:9
  • Brightness: 400 nits
  • Conrast ratio: 1000:1
  • DCR: 100000000:1
  • Refresh rate: 144Hz
  • Response time: 1ms (GTG)
  • Viewing angle: 178°(H) / 178°(V)
  • Display colors: 1.07B (8 bits + FRC)
  • Adobe RGB / DCI-P3 / SRGB: 97% / 98% / 129%
  • Features: DisplayHDR 400, AMD FreeSync Premium, G-sync compatible, Night Vision, Anti-Flicker, Less Blue Light, Kensington lock, Wide color gamut, Frameless design, Gaming Intelligence, KVM, Mystic Light, Game Assistance, Console mode
  • Ports: 2x HDMI 2.1, 1x DisplayPort 1.4a, 1x USB Type-C (DP alt. w/ PD Charging 65W), 2 x USB 2.0 Type A, 1 x USB 2.0 Type B, 1 x Headphone Out
  • Stand: Tilt (-5° ~ 20°), Height adj. (130 mm), Swivel (-45° ~ 45°), Pivot (-90° ~ 90°)
  • VESA mount: 75 x 75 mm
  • Dimensions: 613.5 x 196.5 x 402.1 mm (with stand)
  • Weight: 6.05 kg (with stand)

In addition to this, MSI has introduced the MAG 325CQRXF gaming monitor featuring a 31.5-inch VA panel, WQHD resolution of 3440 x 1440 pixels, a remarkable maximum refresh rate of 240 Hz, DisplayHDR 400 certification, a 1000-R curvature, and an impressive 3500:1 contrast ratio. This model is competitively priced at $399.99.

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