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MSI Optix G273QF Review

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80
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Experts

88
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Analysts praised the MSI Optix G273QF, recommending it for gaming and office work. They praised its FreeSync support, G-SYNC compatibility, and 165 Hz refresh rate. However we are disappointed by its low contrast ratio. Users seeking a monitor for dark rooms should consider the MSI Optix MAG271CQR, which has a 3,372:1 contrast ratio.

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Product Snapshot

Overview

The MSI Optix G273QF is a mid-range gaming monitor released in 2021, promising great image quality and gaming features. This device has a very low response time and input lag, providing gaming performance. Just like select highest-rated computer monitors, this device has a 165Hz refresh rate. With FreeSync support and G-SYNC compatibility, this monitor offers smooth motion handling. Featuring an IPS panel, this device provides wide viewing angles, supporting co-op gaming. It has a high 2560 x 1 440 resolution, providing graphics and text quality. Continue browsing our review and discover how it stacks up against the best gaming monitors available today.

Consensus

our Verdict

Product testers praised the MSI Optix G273QF, endorsing it for gaming. They liked its FreeSync support and G-SYNC compatibility. Experts at Monitor Nerds praised its 312-nit peak brightness and decent reflection handling, recommending it for office use. Consider the MSI Optix MAG273R review if you need an HDR model with a higher peak brightness. Commenting about its 2560 x 14420 resolution, researchers say it provides clear text. It has an IPS panel, providing good viewing angles. This monitor proved to have an excellent SDR color gamut, covering a whopping 99.4% of the sRGB color space. For this reason, editors recommended for photo editing. Researchers at RTINGS hailed its HDMI 2.0 ports. Tests revealed that it has an excellent 6.9 ms total response time and outstanding 3.4 ms input lag. This monitor has a 165 Hz maximum refresh rate and testers. However, the 1,249:1 contrast ratio was deemed mediocre by testers, and it pales in comparison to the 1494:1 contrast ratio of the IPS panel-equipped MSI Optix G273..

ReasonS to Buy

  • Very wide viewing angles
  • Great resolution and decent screen size
  • FreeSync support and G-SYNC compatibility
  • Outstanding response time and input lag
  • 165 Hz refresh rate

Reason to Avoid

  • Poor contrast ratio
  • Lacks HDR mode
  • Stand supports limited adjustment

MSI Optix G273QF Specs

Display TypeLED
HDMI Inputs2
HDR Formatn/a
Max Resolution2560 x 1440
Panel TypePanel TypeRapid IPS
Refresh Rate166 Hz
Response TimeResponse Time1 ms
Screen size27"
Sync TechnologySync TechnologyG-Sync

All Specs

Test Results

Brightness (nits)312
Contrast Ratio (as ratio, x:1)1,249
Color Gamut/Accuracy % (DCI P3 xy)0
Color Gamut/Accuracy % (DCI P3 uv)0
Color Gamut % (Adobe RGB Coverage xy)84.4
Color Gamut % (sRGB Coverage xy)99.4
Color Gamut % (Rec. 2020 Coverage xy)0
Color Gamut % (Rec. 709 Coverage xy)0
Input Lag (ms)8.5
Response Time (ms)6
Reflections % (Total Reflections)5.5
Horizontal Viewing Angle (Washout Left)43
Horizontal Viewing Angle (Washout Right)40
Vertical Viewing Angle (Washout Above)34
Vertical Viewing Angle (Washout Below)33

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The MSI Optix G273QF is a mid-range gaming monitor released in 2021, promising great image quality and gaming features. This device has a very low…

The MSI Optix G273QF is a mid-range gaming monitor released in 2021, promising great image quality and gaming features. This device has a very low response time and input lag, providing gaming performance. Just like select highest-rated computer monitors, this device has a 165Hz refresh rate. With FreeSync support and G-SYNC compatibility, this monitor offers smooth motion handling. Featuring an IPS panel, this device provides wide viewing angles, supporting co-op gaming. It has a high 2560 x 1 440 resolution, providing graphics and text quality. Continue browsing our review and discover how it stacks up against the best gaming monitors available today.

The MSI Optix MAG274QRF has a more ergonomically flexible stand than the MSI Optix G273QF (this review). Additionally, the MSI Optix MAG274QRF boasts HDR10 technology,…

The MSI Optix MAG274QRF has a more ergonomically flexible stand than the MSI Optix G273QF (this review). Additionally, the MSI Optix MAG274QRF boasts HDR10 technology, which is not present on the MSI Optix G273QF.

The MSI Optix G273QF has a higher 2560 x 1440 native resolution compared to the 1920×1080 of the MSI Optix G273QPF. Therefore text and graphics…

The MSI Optix G273QF has a higher 2560 x 1440 native resolution compared to the 1920×1080 of the MSI Optix G273QPF. Therefore text and graphics are crisper on the MSI Optix G273QF. In addition, the MSI Optix G273QF has a much faster 6.9 ms total response time compared to the 12.7 ms response time of the MSI Optix G273QPF.

The Gigabyte M27Q is a better monitor than the MSI Optix G273QF. While the Gigabyte monitor features HDR technology, a KVM switch, and a USB…

The Gigabyte M27Q is a better monitor than the MSI Optix G273QF. While the Gigabyte monitor features HDR technology, a KVM switch, and a USB hub, those features are missing on the Optix display.

Display Type

LED

HDMI Inputs

2

HDR Format

n/a

Max Resolution

2560 x 1440

Panel Type

Rapid IPS

Refresh Rate

166 Hz

Response Time

1 ms

Screen size

27"

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Customer Score

88

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True Score

80

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Expert Scores

  • Rtings
    103.4

    Category Trust Rating

    71
    The MSI Optix G273QF is great for gaming. It has a high 165Hz refresh rate… Read More

    By:

    Rob Shafer
  • Display Ninja
    10.93

    Category Trust Rating

    90
    Thanks to its 27″ 1440p IPS panel with wide color gamut, the MSI G273QF delivers… Read More

    By:

    Samuel Breton

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