MSI, the Taiwanese company, has recently added a new gaming monitor with a refresh rate of up to 170 Hz and HDR support to its lineup. The G272QPF is a 27-inch IPS panel monitor with a WQHD resolution (2560×1440 pixels). Despite having a typical brightness of 300 cd/m² and no dimming zones, the HDR performance is not convincing.
According to the specifications of the MSI G272QPF, it has a 1ms GTG response time, a contrast ratio of 1000:1, and a 10-bit color depth (8-bit + FRC). The monitor also covers 120.22 percent sRGB, 92.83 percent DCI-P3, and 91.18 percent Adobe RGB. Thanks to the G-Sync compatible Adaptive Sync, tearing in games can be avoided. The black stabilizer feature can brighten up dark areas in games.
The OSD is operated using a five-way joystick. The monitor’s interface includes two HDMI 2.0b inputs (WQHD at max. 144 Hz), a DisplayPort 1.2a (WQHD at max. 170 Hz), and a headphone output.
The MSI G272QPF is also ergonomic, with rotation, tilt, height adjustment, pivot, VESA mount (75 x 75 mm), blue light filtering, and a flicker-free backlight. The monitor weighs 3.8 kg without the stand and measures 613.04 x 368.84 x 58.89 mm (W x H x D).
Price and availability
Currently, the MSI G272QPF 170 Hz gaming monitor is available on Amazon.co.uk for £370.40. Additionally, MSI recently launched a budget gaming ultrawide monitor, the G32C4X, with a VA panel, Full HD resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels), 250 Hz refresh rate, 1500 R curvature, and HDR support. The ultra-wide HDR monitor has a contrast ratio of 3000:1, a brightness of 300 cd/m², and a 10-bit color depth (8 bits + FRC). The monitor is priced at £330.39.
MSI G272QPF specifications
- Display: 27-inch Rapid IPS panel, Anti-glare
- Active Display area: 596.736(H)x335.664(V)
- Resolution: 2560×1440 (WQHD)
- Pixel pitch (H X V): 0.2331(H)x0.2331(V)
- Aspect ratio: 16:9
- Brightness: 300 nits
- Conrast ratio: 1000:1
- DCR: 100000000:1
- Refresh rate: 170Hz
- Response time: 1ms (GTG)
- Viewing angle: 178°(H) / 178°(V)
- Display colors: 1.07B (8 bits + FRC)
- Adobe RGB / DCI-P3 / SRGB: 91.18% / 92.83% / 120.22%
- Features: G-SYNC Compatible, HDR Ready, Night Vision, Anti-Flicker, Less Blue Light, Kensington lock, Wide color gamut, Frameless design
- Ports: 2x HDMI (Supports WQHD@144Hz as specified in HDMI 2.0b), 1x DisplayPort (Supports WQHD@170Hz as specified in DisplayPort 1.2a By DP overclocking), 1x Headphone out
- Stand: Tilt (-5° ~ 20°), Swivel (-45° ~ 45°), Pivot (-90° ~ 90°), Height adj. (130 mm)
- VESA mount: 75 x 75 mm
- Dimensions: 613.04 x 233.68 x 405.11 mm (with stand)
- Weight: 6.7 kg (with stand)