Some PlayStation fans are disappointed that Sony’s next-generation console does not support a 1440p gaming monitor, instead, it only outputs a 1080p signal and then upscales it. Not so with MSI monitors: the console mode of some selected models promises a significantly better display quality.
Only a few days ago it was officially confirmed that the PlayStation 5 will only support the resolutions 720p, 1080p, and 4K, there is no trace of 1440p – even though the resolution is extremely widespread in gaming monitors. Sony has indicated that this feature could be submitted via software update if there is a correspondingly high demand, but MSI offers a workaround until the time comes.
Some selected monitors offer a console mode, which accepts a 4K signal from the PlayStation 5 and then downscale it to 1440p. This procedure should ultimately produce a significantly sharper image than monitors without this feature, which upscale a 1080p signal – but the differences should not be as extreme as in the image from MSI embedded below. The following MSI monitors support this feature:
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- Optix MPG341CQR
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- Optix MAG342CQR
- Optix AG321CQR
- Prestige PS321QR
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However, some of these MSI monitors are equipped with panels in 21:9 format and therefore are not particularly well suited for use with consoles anyway. In any case, this feature is a nice temporary solution until Sony officially provides 1440p support.
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