January 21, 2022

MSI introduces the Optix MAG281URF, a 4K@144Hz monitor with HDMI 2.1

What simply occurred? We would not have the ability to discover graphics playing cards, nevertheless it appears shoppers are spoilt for selection with regards to displays. One other mannequin is on its method from MSI that sounds fairly compelling: the Optix MAG281UFR, a 28-inch show with a 4K decision, 144Hz refresh price, and HDMI 2.1.

MSI’s Optix MAG281URF has the potential to be an incredible monitor when mixed with a robust graphics card. Its 28-inch “Speedy IPS” display screen provides a 3840 x 2160 decision mixed with a 144Hz refresh price and a 1ms GTG response time.

MSI can be selling the monitor’s HDMI 2.1 help, making it extra interesting to PS5/XBSX homeowners. The product’s web site emphasizes that that is precise HDMI 2.1 with its full 48 Gbps bandwidth and never ‘faux HDMI 2.1,’ which has bandwidth matching the HDMI 2.0 specification.

Elsewhere, the monitor is G-Sync suitable and VESA Show 400 licensed (400 nits peak HDR brightness). It additionally covers 95% of the DCI-P3 and 124% of the sRGB shade gamuts, figures that the corporate says places it forward of 90% of different gaming displays.

Different options of the Optix MAG281URF embody a blue mild discount filter that reduces emissions within the blue-violet section of the blue mild spectrum with out sacrificing shade or image high quality, claims MSI.

It additionally has a KVM change so customers can management and switch information between a number of units utilizing a single mouse, keyboard, and monitor, together with in-built crosshairs and magnifiers, picture-by-picture mode, and RGB lighting on the rear for casting ambient mild.

Port choice is sort of intensive with a single DisplayPort (1.4a), two HDMI 2.1 inputs, two USB 2.0 Kind-A, a USB 2.0 Kind-B, and a USB Kind-C that may additionally energy units as much as 15W.

No phrase but on pricing or availability. For comparability, the Asus ROG Swift PG32UQ, a 32-inch 4K@144Hz monitor, is round $1,000, so anticipate the smaller Optix MAG281URF to reach beneath this value level.

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