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MSI has announced the 1000R Vision Break Through Boundaries campaign to showcase the ARTYMIS series of 1000R curved monitors. A video for a study about how curved displays can help minimize eye fatigue is included in its press release. Conducted in partnership with the Bradford School of Optometry and Vision Science, it measured eyestrain by comparing different curved panel designs.

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Many people use curved monitors to gain a better immersive viewing experience. Since a “1000R curve” most closely matches the curvature of our field of vision, a 1000R Curved Monitor like the ones in the ARTYMIS lineup offer the best way to achieve near-perfect immersion when gaming or watching movies and shows. The ‘R’ here indicates the radius, and the number you see before the ‘R’ is the radius of circle (and the arc).

To study the effects of digital eye strain and how to minimize them, MSI teamed up with the University of Bradford. The study allowed participants to game on a 1000R and 1800R monitor, while researchers recorded non-verbal signs of eye fatigue in participants for each monitor. Participants report enjoying a much more immersive and comfortable gaming experience when playing on the 1000R curved monitor, compared to the 1800R curved screen.

Vectors examined in study

  • Visual Clarity
  • Contrast Sensitivity
  • Ocular Accommodation
  • Retinal Imaging and Optical Coherence Tomography
  • Non-Invasive Tear Break-Up Time
  • Anterior Eye and Fluorescein Assessment
  • Blink Rate

The study used MSI 1800R and MSI 1000R curved monitors, assessing users’ experiences of extended gaming on each across multiple days. The participants said they felt much less eye fatigue when gaming with the 1000R curvature panels. They also felt more immersed when gaming on a curved panel.

We know a curved screen can give you more gaming immersion but what are the visual health benefits? Conducted in partnership with the University of Bradford’s school of Optometry & Vision Science, the study will measure the digital eye strain of gamers using the MSI 1800R monitor, compared with the newly-launched MSI 1000R monitor – designed to mimic the curvature of an eye’s field of view.

Source: MSI (1, 2, 3)

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7 Comments

  1. I wonder if the reduced eye fatigue also applies to office type use cases. I spend more time looking at charts than video.

  2. [QUOTE=”Nanobot, post: 42530, member: 73″]
    I wonder if the reduced eye fatigue also applies to office type use cases. I spend more time looking at charts than video.
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    I feel ya, I’m stuck in MS office land and vsphere all day.

  3. No thanks. 21:9 3440×1440 ain’t gonna cut it for me. I’d prefer some height to go with that width.

  4. [QUOTE=”Ditchinit, post: 42559, member: 4253″]
    No thanks. 21:9 3440×1440 ain’t gonna cut it for me. I’d prefer some height to go with that width.
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    As far as I’m concerned, I need something with at least 1600 pixels of vertical height. I prefer more, but that’s my minimum if I can have it. Also, I’m not interested in sub 38″ displays.

  5. I wouldn’t turn down a free on just to play with – a UW 1000R might be kinda neat to play around on a bit, but this wouldn’t be the monitor I would put my money towards. Looks like this does have token HDR support (HDR400) and does support Freesync – but I couldn’t find anything about refresh rates in the article or source material.

    All this seems to be about the curvature and how great it is. I particularly like this:
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  6. [B][I]Non-Invasive Tear Break-Up Time[/I][/B]
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    Which I probably could use, for how often I lose at competitive games and it leaves me crying myself to the next game.

    I think I like my current dual monitor setup – which isn’t far off from 1000R curvature (or whatever I want it to be actually, as I can adjust the angle easily enough), it just has a bezel running down the middle. Not the best for “full UW screen gaming”, but doesn’t affect productivity at all as it gives me a natural breakpoint for positioning windows and such.

  8. [QUOTE=”Brian_B, post: 42561, member: 96″]
    but I couldn’t find anything about refresh rates in the article or source material.
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    There are different models like this one [URL]https://www.msi.com/Monitor/MPG-ARTYMIS-343CQR[/URL] which is 165hz+

  9. [QUOTE=”Brian_B, post: 42561, member: 96″]
    but I couldn’t find anything about refresh rates in the article or source material.
    [/QUOTE]
    Yeah, they didn’t list them but I did put tags for the three models we reported on back in July. They’re listed at the bottom. The only one that wasn’t in that press release was a MAG model.

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