MSI G27C3F 1500R curved VA display with 180Hz and 1 ms

The recently launched MSI G274F (approx. $164 or £220 on Amazon) gaming monitor boasts Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 180 Hz refresh rate, and rapid 1 ms gray-to-gray response time. But that’s not all—the newly introduced G27C3F brings a 27-inch 1500R curved VA display, differing from the IPS technology of its counterpart. This variation results in a notably superior contrast ratio of 3000:1 compared to the 1000:1 offered by the previous model.

MSI G27C3F 1500R curved VA display

The G27C3F, with its 8-bit color depth, elevates brightness to 300 cd/m² from the previous 250 cd/m² while maintaining a 1500R display curvature. The Adaptive-Sync feature, referred to as anti-tearing technology, likely implies FreeSync Premium support.

Interface-wise, it includes two HDMI 2.0b inputs, a DisplayPort 1.2a, and a headphone output. While the 1500R VA monitor allows only tilting adjustments, it does offer a VESA mount (75 x 75 mm), a blue light filter, and a flicker-reduced backlight.

The MSI G27C3F claims to cover 90 percent of Adobe RGB, 92 percent of DCI-P3, and a whopping 117 percent of sRGB, boasting a black stabilizer called “Night Vision” accessible via the OSD.

Price and availability

Available for purchase at Adorama.com, the MSI G274F 1500R curved VA gaming monitor is priced at $169.99.

Updated on January 04, 2024: the MSI G274F is now listed on Bhphotovideo.com at $149.99.

Updated on January 19, 2024: the MSI G274F is currently listed on Amazon.com at $176.14.

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MSI G274F specifications

MSI G27C3F 1500R curved VA display
  • Display: 27-inch Rapid VA panel, Anti-glare
  • Curvature: 1500R
  • Active Display area: 597.888(H)x336.312(V)
  • Resolution: 1920×1080 (FHD)
  • Pixel pitch (H X V): 0.3114(H)x0.3114(V)
  • Aspect ratio: 16:9
  • Brightness: 300 nits
  • Conrast ratio: 3000:1
  • DCR: 100000000:1
  • Refresh rate: 180Hz
  • Response time: 1ms (GTG)
  • Viewing angle: 178°(H) / 178°(V)
  • Display colors: 16.7M (8bits)
  • Adobe RGB / DCI-P3 / SRGB: 90% / 92% / 117%
  • Features: Adaptive-sync, Night Vision, Anti-Flicker, Less Blue Light, Kensington lock, Wide color gamut, Frameless design
  • Ports: 1x Display Port (1.2a), 2x HDMI (2.0b), 1x Earphone out
  • Stand: Tilt (-5° ~ 20°)
  • VESA mount: 75 x 75 mm

Additionally, we recently conducted a review of the MSI Modern MD272XPW, which features a USB hub, integrated speakers, and an elegant white chassis, all complemented by an ergonomic stand.

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