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MSI MPG27CQ display review: there are more functions than you can count

MSI MPG27CQ display review: there are more functions than you can count

By  Elwira Iakovou 2020-02-03 1108 13

At present, with the rise of the e-sports display industry, the e-sports display industry has been greatly promoted. Last year, when the entire display industry decreased by 30%, e-sports display had a huge increase of 166%. Many manufacturers also saw the great potential of e-sports display and entered the field of e-sports display one after another. This time we got the top e-sports display from MSI. Why do you say that TA is a top e-sports monitor? you will understand after reading the article.

Appearance: strong E-sports style

Let's first take a look at unboxing, on the packaging of the MPG27CQ e-sports display of MSI. MSI uses black as the tone commonly used by e-sports, adds the circuit pattern of RGB color as decoration, and marks various key parameters on the package. The whole package looks very textured.

Display performance

MSI Optix MPG27CQ has high 144Hz refresh rate and 1ms response time, so it is designed for e-sports. Not only that, 1800R surface plus 2K resolution 27 inch panel, or VA screen, note that the TN screen is not VA screen, according to and MSI understanding, it is also that IPS native can not achieve the response speed of 1ms, otherwise it is possible to be on the IPS screen.

It's a very suitable match. In addition to e-sports 's very strong attributes, the quality of the screen is also very high, up to the color gamut of 115%sRGB and 100%NTSC (CIE1976 standard), which is much better than many monitors on the market. (the detailed test data of the monitor is concentrated in the appendix on the second page. If you need it, you can check it on the second page.).

Complete accessories

MSI MPG27CQ e-sports display and all accessories are taken out, in addition to the conventional power cord (MSI externally installed the power supply), the package contains a variety of connections (DP, HDMI, USB connection to the computer using Gaming OSD functions and GameSense), wire materials are all equipped with a three-piece set of praise and instructions.

Convenient and tool-free installation

The MSI MPG27CQ e-sports display uses a very convenient tool-free installation, snaps are used between the stand and the display, and screws are used between the bracket and the stand (fastening can be accomplished by using C-rings on both sides of the screws without the use of tools).

Free regulation

And in the micro-star MPG27CQ e-sports display bracket also left a rational buckle to provide wire finishing, the red base has the feeling of finishing pen, although it looks like the three feet of the base is a little thin, but in fact, the whole base is made of metal, so the MPG27CQ body on the shelf is still very solid and stable, but also supports multi-directional adjustment, which can be said to be very smooth.

Powerful atmosphere lamp

There are still a lot of details about the whole MPG27CQ, and the five light bars below can not only be atmosphere lights, but also become indicators of key information of the game (number of bullets, blood, etc.) through software drivers. Its lighting can be synchronized to peripherals and even chassis through GAMESENSE software, so that you can experience a software to control the entire pc lighting effect, without having to set the lighting effect separately for each device, which is simple and convenient, and the overall look and feel will be better.

Behind the MSI MPG27CQ e-sports display are RGB lights and cooling vents, and the brushed texture on the back also makes the whole display look more textured.

It can be said that the appearance of the entire display and lighting collocation is very reasonable, it looks like a strong competitive wind, but it does not appear flamboyant, the appearance is really well received.

Functional experience: too many to count

Complete interface

From left to right, the bottom interface of MSI MPG27CQ e-sports display can see the power supply / HDMI 1 / HDMI 2 / DP / USB 3.1 Type B (to connect with the computer) / mixed sound source interface, the interface is still very complete. On the left side of the MSI MPG27CQ e-sports display, there are two USB3.0 ports and a split 3.5mm headset interface.

Narrow bezel triple screen effect

For more advanced players, the MPG27CQ is a good display for the narrow bezel, so if you want to build a dual screen or even three screens, plus the curvature of 1800R, you can have a better display and immersion experience.

There are so many powerful functions that I can't count them

And the display put the operation button on the back of the display, using the joystick OSD button, you can clearly see the display rocker operation instructions on the menu, of course, if you still find it troublesome, you can use the Gaming OSD software to set up the various parameters of the display more simply and intuitively. From this operator panel alone, it is not difficult to find that the entire display has more adjustable functions than I can count. MSI MPG27CQ e-sports display not only has high appearance, strong performance and good panel quality, but also has a variety of powerful functions for independent adjustment.

Basically a display needs to adjust, adjustable parameters, there are all in the menu, even without entering the menu, use the joystick to quickly use the preset functions, such as countdown timer, FPS game star assistant and so on.

The reason why MPG27CQ is positioned as a e-sports display, its 144Hz high refresh rate, 1ms response and other specifications and support AMD Freesync 2 adaptive synchronization technology, has been worthy of the name. This time, coupled with the main GameSense RGB lighting display function, and the enhanced sense of immersion enhanced by the 1800R curved surface display, this whole e-sports display is called the top e-sports display regardless of the cool degree of appearance or the powerful performance of internal specifications.

Game experience

Using CSGO to experience the game, when officially entering the game, the lamp at the bottom of the display is still the RGB rotation light effect set before, and once the game is officially played, the light at the bottom can show the parameters we have set in the game, such as the blood volume of the characters. When the blood volume of the task in the game is particularly low, the bottom light of the monitor not only becomes less, but also shows red color. Of course, there will be a lot of auxiliary logos on the screen, and MSI MPG27CQ provides a variety of multi-color auxiliary aiming logos to choose from.

Of course, we can also use the software to set the five light areas at the bottom of the display to display five different messages: ammunition, the number of hits, the number of teammates, and so on. In fact, this RGB LED can only be divided into five blocks, in fact, if you want, you can also be subdivided into six segments of each block, there can also be more choices of colors! As for the final effect of the lighting DIY, it depends on how imaginative the user is.

Of course, since it is a top-level e-sports display, where it can be adjusted independently, it will certainly provide you with the adjustment function, and even the atmosphere lamp on the back of the display can be adjusted by software.

As a deep cooperation with Sirui, GAMESENSE, can synchronize the lighting settings with Sirui.


After experiencing this e-sports curved surface display, I personally feel that MSI Optix MPG27CQ performs quite well in the game experience, no matter the high update rate response that e-sports 's use is most concerned about, or the brightness and color. The GameSense function that innovation joins is worth affirming, no matter from the linkage between lighting effect and PC or actual game information prompt is very practical. What is even more surprising is that the display has a high color gamut performance of 115% SRGB and 100% NTSC (CIE1976 standard), coupled with a very good visual angle, it can also meet semi-professional needs or entertainment purposes such as repairing pictures or watching photos and films. Such a e-sports display can really be called a high-end display. The price of only 4K + also makes this display extremely competitive in high-end e-sports displays. Recently, a partner who is interested in buying e-sports displays this e-sports display is really worth a look.

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