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MSI Optix MPG341CQR Review

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Despite mediocre color uniformity and narrow viewing angles, the MSI Optix MPG341CQR remains a top-tier gaming monitor thanks to a rapid 4ms response time, 144Hz refresh rate, and excellent color accuracy.

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Product Snapshot

Overview

The MSI Optix MPG341CQR is a mid-tier curved gaming monitor that was announced in late 2019. The display offers a rapid 4ms response time to get rid of ghosting during fast-paced gaming, stunning visuals thanks to its superior color accuracy, and with responsive RGB LED lighting on both the front and rear of the display, avid players will be treated to the ultimate gameplay experience. The display features a variable 144Hz refresh rate to prevent screen tearing, and with a stand that is tilt, height, and swivel adjustable, the curved display is a lot easier to adjust compared to the LG 34GP83A-B. Stick around for the rest of this MSI Optix MPG341CQR review to see what else lies in store and establish how it matches up to some of the top rated computer monitors in the market.

Consensus

our Verdict

The MSI Optix MPG341CQR is a great gaming monitor for competitive gamers, with a fast response time and variable refresh rate. Its color accuracy is excellent, and the RGB lighting is well-placed. However, the viewing angles and color uniformity are a bit underwhelming.

Reason to Buy

  • Excellent color accuracy
  • Rapid 4ms response rate
  • 144Hz refresh rate eliminates screen tearing
  • Highly adjustable stand
  • Elaborate RGB lighting

Reason to Avoid

  • Mediocre color uniformity
  • Narrow viewing angles
  • No local dimming
  • Not easily portable

MSI Optix MPG341CQR Specs

Display TypeLED
HDMI Inputs2
Max Resolution3440 × 1440
Panel TypePanel TypeVA
Refresh Rate144 Hz
Response TimeResponse Time1 ms
Screen size34"

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Expert Score

77

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83

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True Score

77

Expert Score Breakdown

  • PC Mag
    91.7

    Category Trust Rating

    80
    MSI’s 34-inch ultrawide Optix MPG341CQR combines solid gaming performance with a raft of exclusive features,… read more

    By:

    Chris Stobing
  • Kit Guru
    77.17

    Category Trust Rating

    80
    PROS: Good colour accuracy, which becomes almost excellent when calibrated., 144Hz refresh-rate., Curved panel., FreeSync… read more

    By:

    James Morris
  • Techradar
    64.71

    Category Trust Rating

    90
    What to make of MSI’s new Optix MPG341CQR? In a gaming monitor market that’s very… read more

    By:

    Jeremy Laird
  • Expert Reviews UK
    51.58

    Category Trust Rating

    80
    MSI’s unusual approach to the Optix MPG341CQR pays dividends. For pure display performance the AG352UCG… read more

    By:

    James Archer
  • Choice
    38.5

    Category Trust Rating

    71

    By:

    Unknown
  • IGN
    20.35

    Category Trust Rating

    85
    The MSI MPG341CQR boasts a combination of specs you won’t find on many other monitors,… read more

    By:

    Whitson Gordon

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