MSI announces the 'ultimate esports display' with 240Hz refresh rate

MSI Optix G241 Gaming Monnitor
MSI Optix G241 Gaming Monnitor (Image credit: MSI)

MSI Optix 271 Gaming Monitor

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What you need to know

MSI announced three new gaming monitors today, including one that it calls the "ultimate esports display." The three new monitors are led by the MSI Optix MAG251RX Esports gaming monitor, which features a 24.5-inch display with a refresh rate of 240Hz. The The MSI Optix G271 and MSI Optix G241 have a refresh rate of 144Hz and 1ms response times. The monitors are available from several retailers, including Amazon, NewEgg, and B&H, depending on your region and which monitor you'd like.

The MSI Optix MAG251RX Esports gaming monitor is NVIDIA G-SYNC compatible. When combined with its 240Hz display and 1ms response time, the monitor should deliver incredibly smooth gameplay. It's also. VESA certified for easy mounting.

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Header Cell - Column 0 MSI Optix MAG251RX Esports gaming monitorMSI Optix 271 gaming monitorMSI Optix 241 gaming monitor
Panel size24.5" (IPS)27" (IPS)23.8" (IPS)
Aspect ratio16:916:916:9
Refresh rate240Hz144Hz144Hz
Response time1ms1ms1ms
Brightness400 nits250 nits250 nits
Color84% DCI-P3107% SRGB92% DCI-P3120% SRGB95% DCI-P3128% SRGB
Video ports1x DP (1.2a)2x HDMI (2.0)1x USB C1x DP (1.2a)2x HDMI (1.4b)1x USB C | 1x DP (1.2a)2x HDMI (1.4b)
USB ports3x USB 2.0 Type A1x USB 2.0 Type BN/AN/A

The MSI Optix MAG251RX Esports gaming monitor supports Night Vision, which allows you to game longer without eye strain. It's also an HDR400 monitor, which means it delivers good color contrast and colors and a high refresh rate.

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