MSI Announces New Quantum Dot Monitor with Updated Console Mode

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MSI has announced the MAG321QR-QD, a 1440P resolution IPS monitor with 170 Hz refresh rate and quantum dot technology that includes an updated version of the manufacturer’s console mode with VRR function support, enabling owners of next-gen consoles to enjoy their games on the display without screen tearing.

  • IPS Panel – Optimize screen colors and brightness to enhance your viewing experience.
  • WQHD High Resolution – Games will look even better, displaying more details.
  • 170Hz Refresh Rate – Respond faster with smoother frames.
  • 1ms Response Time – Eliminate screen tearing and choppy frame rates.
  • Wide Color Gamut – Game colors and details will look more realistic and refined.
  • Gaming Intelligence App – Create the perfect viewing settings for your games.
  • Night Vision – Smart black tuner to brighten your day by bringing out the fine details in dark areas.
  • Mystic Light – The ultimate gaming finish.
  • NVIDIA G-SYNC Compatible – Prevent screen tearing or stuttering, producing ultra-smooth lag-free gameplay.
  • Console Mode – 2K Resolution PS5 Optimization with VRR supported.
  • Frameless design – Enjoy the ultimate gaming experience with super narrow bezels.
  • Anti-Flicker and Less Blue Light – Game even longer and prevent eye strain and fatigue.
  • 178° Wide Viewing Angle – Colors and details will stay sharp at more angles with a 178° wide viewing angle.
  • Adjustable Stand – Easily change the position of the monitor for maximum ergonomics.

Also announced today is the G321Q, a 32-inch 1440P monitor that also features a 170 Hz high refresh rate IPS panel, coupled with the updated console mode with VRR support.

  • IPS Panel – Optimize screen colors and brightness to enhance your viewing experience.
  • WQHD High Resolution – Games will look even better, displaying more details.
  • 170Hz Refresh Rate – Respond faster with smoother frames.
  • 1ms Response Time – Eliminate screen tearing and choppy frame rates.
  • Wide Color Gamut – Game colors and details will look more realistic and refined.
  • Night Vision – Smart black tuner to brighten your day by bringing out the fine details in dark areas.
  • NVIDIA G-SYNC Compatible – Prevent screen tearing or stuttering, producing ultra-smooth lag-free gameplay.
  • Console Mode – 2K Resolution PS5 Optimization with VRR supported.
  • Frameless design – Enjoy the ultimate gaming experience with super narrow bezels.
  • Anti-Flicker and Less Blue Light – Game even longer and prevent eye strain and fatigue.
  • 178° Wide Viewing Angle – Colors and details will stay sharp at more angles with a 178° wide viewing angle.

Specifications

MAG321QR-QDG321Q
Refresh Rate170Hz (Max.*)170Hz (Max.*)
Screen Sizee31.5″ (80 cm)31.5″ (80 cm)
Active Display Area (mm)698.112(H) x 392.688(V) mm698.112(H) 392.688(V) mm
CurvatureFlatFlat
Panel TypeIPSIPS
Resolution2560×1440 (WQHD)2560×1440 (WQHD)
Pixel pitch (mm)0.272(H)x0.272(V)0.272(H)x0.272(V)
Aspect Ratio16:916:9
Dynamic Refresh Rate technologyG-SYNC CompatibleG-SYNC Compatible
HDR (High dynamic range)VESA DisplayHDR 400HDR Ready
SDR Brightness (nits)350300
HDR Brightness (Peak nits)400N/A
Contrast Ratio1200:11200:1
Response Time (MPRT)1ms (MPRT)1ms (MPRT)
sRGB / Adobe RGB / / DCI-P3 Follow CIE 1976 standard140% / 98% / 97%123% / 90% / 93%
AdjustmentsEquipped with adjustable stand. Tilt: -5° 2 20° Swivel: -45° O 45° Height: 0~130mm VESA Mount: 100x100mmEquipped with fixed stand. Tilt: -5° 2 20° Swivel: N/A Height: N/A VESA Mount: 100×100 mm
I/O PortsDisplayPort (1.2a) HDMI (2.0b)x2 USB Type-C (DP alt mode with PD 15W: 5V/3A) with USB 2.0 function USB 2.0 Type-B USB 2.0 Type-Ax 2DisplayPort (1.2a) HDMI (2.0b) x 2
Note:DisplayPort: 2560 x 1440 (Up to 170Hz by DP Overclocking) HDMI 2560 x 1440 (Up to 144Hz) Type C. 2560 X 1440(Up to 170Hz by DP Overclocking)DisplayPort 2560 X 1440 (Up to 170Hz by DP Overclocking) HDMI™ 2560×1440 (Up to 144Hz)

From an MSI press release:

We’re proudly introducing the latest addition to MSI’s renowned QD series monitor – MAG321QR-QD. Equipped with a 1440P resolution IPS panel, it gives you a great viewing angle and clear image quality thanks to MSI’s quantum dot technology.

The color performance of MAG321QR-QD is fantastic. The color volume reaches 97% Adobe RGB and 98% DCI-P3 and presents the most vivid colors in default Premium Color Mode. MSI also prepared built-in color limitation modes for those gamers who prefer the precise colors of productivity work.

MSI’s renowned console mode has also been upgraded on this monitor for the latest next-gen console update. The MAG321QR-QD can perfectly support MSI’s console mode with a new update of VRR function support. It let users fully enjoy gaming on next-gen consoles without sacrificing image quality and suffer from screen tearing.

Meanwhile, MSI also released another 32-inch 1440P monitor G321Q with the latest updated console mode function for different options. This monitor is also equipped with 170Hz high refresh rate IPS panel for stunning image quality.

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