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MSI Optix G273 Review

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The MSI Optix G273 has been praised for its 165Gz refresh rate, rapid 1ms response time, and compatibility with both FreeSync and G-Sync GPUs. However, it cannot render HDR content.

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Product Snapshot

Overview

The MSI Optix G273 is an entry level display that was announced in late 2021. Equipped with a 1920×1080, 165 Hz Refresh rate, 1 ms response time IPS panel, the Optix G273 was designed as a basic 27-inch gaming monitor. It offers tear-free gameplay thanks to built-in NVIDIA G-Sync compatible technology when paired with a compatible NVIDIA graphics card, and has good connectivity options that include a 3.5mm Audio port, one DisplayPort Input, and two HDMI 2.0 inputs..

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our Verdict

The MSI Optix G273 has been termed an excellent pick for casual gaming by reviewers. Testers from Rtings attributed its smooth gaming sequences and transitions to its impressive 165Hz refresh rate, and courtesy of its 1ms response time, they did not experience any ghosting during their experiments. Reviewers from Monitor Nerds were happy that the display is both FreeSync and G-Sync compatible, as this meant that gamers shouldn’t have to fret over whether or not their AMD Radeon or NVIDIA GPU will work with it. Also appreciated was its wide viewing angles, as this meant that it could be used in a shared office space or for group viewing. They also noted that it has a low 4ms input lag for quick responsiveness and that it boasts superb reflection handling which makes it great for use in brightly lit environments.

Unfortunately, critics felt that its lack of support for HDR content may deter users who are used to sharp and vivid color, and lamented that its poor ergonomics may make it inconvenient to make adjustments to its placement.

ReasonS to Buy

  • High 165Hz refresh rate ensures smooth gaming
  • Rapid 1ms response time to prevent ghosting
  • Features both FreeSync and G-Sync compatibility
  • Great reflection handling
  • Quick responsiveness courtesy of a low input lag

Reason to Avoid

  • Poor ergonomics
  • No support for HDR
  • Poor contrast

MSI Optix G273 Specs

Display TypeLED
HDMI Inputs2
HDR Formatn/a
Max Resolution1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Number of DisplayPort Ver 1.2 Inputs1
Panel TypePanel TypeVA
Refresh Rate165 Hz
Response TimeResponse Time1 ms
Screen size27"
Sync TechnologySync TechnologyAMD FreeSync

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Test Results

Brightness (nits)325.5
Contrast Ratio (as ratio, x:1)1,390.5
Color Gamut/Accuracy % (DCI P3 xy)0
Color Gamut/Accuracy % (DCI P3 uv)0
Color Gamut % (Adobe RGB Coverage xy)84.7
Color Gamut % (sRGB Coverage xy)99.15
Color Gamut % (Rec. 2020 Coverage xy)0
Color Gamut % (Rec. 709 Coverage xy)0
Input Lag (ms)6.55
Response Time (ms)7.8
Reflections % (Total Reflections)4.4
Horizontal Viewing Angle (Washout Left)28
Horizontal Viewing Angle (Washout Right)28
Vertical Viewing Angle (Washout Above)26
Vertical Viewing Angle (Washout Below)28

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Market Context

The MSI Optix G273 is an entry level display that was announced in late 2021. Equipped with a 1920×1080, 165 Hz Refresh rate, 1 ms…

The MSI Optix G273 is an entry level display that was announced in late 2021. Equipped with a 1920×1080, 165 Hz Refresh rate, 1 ms response time IPS panel, the Optix G273 was designed as a basic 27-inch gaming monitor. It offers tear-free gameplay thanks to built-in NVIDIA G-Sync compatible technology when paired with a compatible NVIDIA graphics card, and has good connectivity options that include a 3.5mm Audio port, one DisplayPort Input, and two HDMI 2.0 inputs..

The LG 27GP950-B beats it out the Optix G273 in terms of resolution, as its 4K screen delivers sharper picture quality compared to that of…

The LG 27GP950-B beats it out the Optix G273 in terms of resolution, as its 4K screen delivers sharper picture quality compared to that of the G273, which has a 1080p resolution.

While the MSI Optix G273 delivers pretty solid gaming features and brightness levels, the Optix G273QF is just a cut above it in terms of…

While the MSI Optix G273 delivers pretty solid gaming features and brightness levels, the Optix G273QF is just a cut above it in terms of screen resolution and contrast. The G273 has a 1080p screen and a 1000:1 contrast ratio, and is outclassed by the G273QF’s 1440p screen and 1200:1 contrast ratio.

The G273 does prove to be a better pick compared to the MSI Optix MAG271CQR, as it delivers more accurate color, and is also NVIDIA…

The G273 does prove to be a better pick compared to the MSI Optix MAG271CQR, as it delivers more accurate color, and is also NVIDIA G-Sync compatible.

The MSI Optix G273 has slightly wider viewing angles compared to the Samsung G7 Odyssey, which has a curved screen. The Samsung may be ideal…

The MSI Optix G273 has slightly wider viewing angles compared to the Samsung G7 Odyssey, which has a curved screen. The Samsung may be ideal for users who would want to enjoy an immersive viewing experience, but, despite it having a curved screen. This makes the Optix is a much better alternative for co-op gaming.

Released in November 2021, The MSI Optix G273 came about six months after its predecessor, the Optix G272, with a few subtle improvements that might…

Released in November 2021, The MSI Optix G273 came about six months after its predecessor, the Optix G272, with a few subtle improvements that might make a difference for users who want to get the most value for their money. The G273 features an increased brightness level of 300 nits compared to the G272’s 250 nits, as well as an extra HDMI port for added convenience. The G273 also features HDR support which is lacking in the G272.

Display Type

LED

IPS

LED

LED

IPS

LED

HDMI Inputs

2

2

2

2

2

2

HDR Format

n/a

HDR10, HDR600

n/a

n/a

HDR10, HDR400

n/a

Max Resolution

1920 x 1080 (Full HD)

3840 x 2160 (4k)

2560 x 1440

2560 x 1440

3840 x 2160 (4k)

1920 x 1080 (Full HD)

Number of DisplayPort Ver 1.2 Inputs

1

Panel Type

VA

IPS

Rapid IPS

VA

IPS

IPS

Refresh Rate

165 Hz

144 Hz

166 Hz

144 Hz

144 Hz

144 Hz

Response Time

1 ms

1 ms

1 ms

1 ms

1 ms

1 ms

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Expert Score

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True Score

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Expert Scores

  • Rtings
    103.4

    Category Trust Rating

    74
    The MSI Optix G273 is a decent gaming monitor overall. It has low input lag,… Read More

    By:

    Rob Shafer
  • Monitor Nerds
    60.13

    Category Trust Rating

    By:

    Matthew Lopes
  • Display Ninja
    10.93

    Category Trust Rating

    90
    The MSI Optix G273 is a decent gaming monitor overall. It has low input lag,… Read More

    By:

    Paolo Reva

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