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MSI Optix G27C6 Review

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75
74
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Experts

82
114

Consumers

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The MSI Optix G27C6 pleased experts, and they recommended it for gaming and office work. They were impressed by its 165Hz refresh rate, AMD FreeSync, and super-low input lag. Researchers also hailed its high contrast ratio. However, they were displeased by its ergonimically handicapped stand, limited connectivity options, and poor viewing angles.

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Product Snapshot

Overview

The MSI Optix G27C6 is an entry-level gaming monitor released in 2020, intending to deliver fluid, tear-free visuals to gamers. Ranked among the top computer monitors, this device boasts a frameless design that provides a sleek appearance. It has a remarkable 165Hz refresh rate, AMD FreeSync support, and G-SYNC compatibility, reducing screen tearing. Featuring a VA panel, this monitor has a phenomenal contrast ratio, providing deep blacks even in dark environments. This unit has a very good color gamut, and the 27-inch screen features a slight 1500R curvature that provides visual immersion. Read on to see how this device compares with the most popular gaming monitors being sold today.

Consensus

our Verdict

The MSI Optix G27C6 pleased experts with its decent gaming features, and they recommended it for gamers. Analysts at PC Mag praised the 165Hz refresh rate, although it’s limited to 144Hz over HDMI. It has AMD FreeSync support and G-SYNC compatibility, reducing screen tearing during testing. Editors at RTINGS measured its contrast ratio to be an excellent 4,229:1, and they endorsed it for dark room gaming. Testing revealed a peak brightness of 321 nits, which was deemed very good. Reviewers clocked the input lag at an outstanding 4.0 ms during tests, and the 18.6 ms total response time was deemed okay for gaming. However, the MSI Optix MAG271CQR review has a faster 13.0 ms response time. Although it has an excellent SDR mode color gamut, covering 97.6% of the sRGB color space, experts could not recommend it for serious content creation partly because of the ergonomically limited stand and average Full HD resolution. The connectivity options on this device are limited to two HDMI 1.4 ports and a DisplayPort 1.2 connector. Analysts were also displeased by its narrow viewing angles, which are typical of VA panels. If you intend to engage in co-op gaming, consider an IPS panel model such as the MSI Optix G272 review. The stand was criticized because it offers only limited adjustment

Reason to Buy

  • FreeSync tech and G-SYNC support
  • 165Hz refresh rate
  • Outstanding input lag
  • Impressive contrast ratio and dark room performance
  • Good peak brightness

Reason to Avoid

  • 165Hz refresh rate limited to DisplayPort
  • So-so 18.6 ms response time
  • Non-flexible stand
  • Narrow viewing angles
  • Average Full HD resolution

MSI Optix G27C6 Specs

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

All Specs

Test Results

Brightness (nits)321
Contrast Ratio (as ratio, x:1)4,229
Color Gamut/Accuracy % (DCI P3 xy)0
Color Gamut/Accuracy % (DCI P3 uv)0
Color Gamut % (Adobe RGB Coverage xy)85.6
Color Gamut % (sRGB Coverage xy)97.6
Color Gamut % (Rec. 2020 Coverage xy)0
Color Gamut % (Rec. 709 Coverage xy)0
Input Lag (ms)9.2
Response Time (ms)7.6
Reflections % (Total Reflections)5.7
Horizontal Viewing Angle (Washout Left)26
Horizontal Viewing Angle (Washout Right)27
Vertical Viewing Angle (Washout Above)26
Vertical Viewing Angle (Washout Below)26

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Market Context

The MSI Optix G27C6 is an entry-level gaming monitor released in 2020, intending to deliver fluid, tear-free visuals to gamers. Ranked among the top computer…

The MSI Optix G27C6 is an entry-level gaming monitor released in 2020, intending to deliver fluid, tear-free visuals to gamers. Ranked among the top computer monitors, this device boasts a frameless design that provides a sleek appearance. It has a remarkable 165Hz refresh rate, AMD FreeSync support, and G-SYNC compatibility, reducing screen tearing. Featuring a VA panel, this monitor has a phenomenal contrast ratio, providing deep blacks even in dark environments. This unit has a very good color gamut, and the 27-inch screen features a slight 1500R curvature that provides visual immersion. Read on to see how this device compares with the most popular gaming monitors being sold today.

The MSI Optix G27C6 has a VA panel, which is radically different from the IPS panel of the ASUS TUF Gaming VG249Q1A. Therefore, the ASUS…

The MSI Optix G27C6 has a VA panel, which is radically different from the IPS panel of the ASUS TUF Gaming VG249Q1A. Therefore, the ASUS monitor has better viewing angles, while the MSI display has a much higher contrast ratio. The ASUS screen has a significantly faster 5.7 ms total response time compared to the 18.6 ms of the MSI device.

The MSI Optix G27C5 has a faster 13.0 ms total response time compared to the 18.6 ms total response time of the MSI Optix G27C6….

The MSI Optix G27C5 has a faster 13.0 ms total response time compared to the 18.6 ms total response time of the MSI Optix G27C6. These two monitors are otherwise very similar, sharing the same VA panel technology, Full HD resolution, and 165Hz refresh rate.

The MSI Optix G27C6 has a higher 165Hz refresh rate, which dwarfs the 144Hz refresh rate of the MSI Optix G27C7. Otherwise, these monitors are…

The MSI Optix G27C6 has a higher 165Hz refresh rate, which dwarfs the 144Hz refresh rate of the MSI Optix G27C7. Otherwise, these monitors are both 27-inch models with a curved screen, FreeSync tech, and VA panel technology.

Display Type

VA

LED

VA

HDMI Inputs

2

2

2

HDR Format

n/a

n/a

n/a

Max Resolution

1920 x 1080 (Full HD)

1920 x 1080 (Full HD)

1920 x 1080 (Full HD)

Panel Type

VA

IPS

VA

Refresh Rate

165 Hz

165 Hz

165 Hz

Response Time

1 ms

1 ms

1 ms

Screen size

27"

24"

27"

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