MSI has launched a new gaming monitor that not only has a ultra-wide display but also some high refresh rates along as low as 1ms response. The Optix MAG301CR features VA panel which operates natively at 2,560 x 1,080 pixels (WFHD) resolution.
The 30-inch ultra-wide display has a 21:9 aspect ratio with a promised 3,000:1 contrast ratio. Additionally, MSi states that the panel covers the entire sRGB colour space and 98% of DCI-P3 colour gamut which makes the MAG301CR ideal for professional works like video and photo editing besides gaming.
As this is a 30-inch ultra-wide with such great clarity and a wide aspect ratio, multitasking won’t be difficult that much. As a gaming monitor it has some key gaming features as well, like the 200 Hz peak refresh rate and 1 ms response times, much because this is a VA panel.
The monitor is also AMD FreeSync certfied which helps to minimize screen tearing. Even though MSI is marketing the MAG301CR as being “HDR-ready” but its not actually certified by any HDR standards. For the I/O ports, we have two HDMI 2.0b ports, one DisplayPort 1.2a port and a single USB Type-C port.
Also there’s a a 3.5 mm jack for connecting headphones or external speakers and MSI has included three USB 3.2 Gen1 ports as well, one of them being Type-B and the others are Type-A. MSI has not confirmed the pricing or availability yet but it seems that the MAG301CR will not come cheap.
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