MSI Optix MAG322CQR 31.5" 16:9 Curved FreeSync HDR VA Gaming Monitor

BH #MSOMAG322CQR • MFR #OPTIX MAG322CQR
MSI Optix MAG322CQR 31.5" 16:9 Curved FreeSync HDR VA Gaming Monitor
Key Features
  • 31.5" Vertical Alignment (VA) Panel
  • HDMI | DisplayPort | USB Type-C | 3.5mm
  • 2560 x 1440 @ 165 Hz Resolution
  • 3000:1 Contrast Ratio
See beyond the game and witness your epic battle with the Optix MAG322CQR 31.5" 16:9 Curved FreeSync HDR VA Gaming Monitor from MSI, which is designed so games can be enjoyed as they were meant to be. To help gamers excel, this display features a 165 Hz refresh rate, a 1 ms response time, and AMD FreeSync compatibility for quick and blur-free images. Additionally, it has a 1500R curvature that places you in the middle of the action for an even more immersive experience, is HDR Ready to bring out details thought contrast and shadow adjustment and reduces both screen flicker and blue light output. If you'd like to place a few of these monitors side by side, it's near-frameless design lets you create a 180° setup.
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MSI MAG322CQR Overview

See beyond the game and witness your epic battle with the Optix MAG322CQR 31.5" 16:9 Curved FreeSync HDR VA Gaming Monitor from MSI, which is designed so games can be enjoyed as they were meant to be. To help gamers excel, this display features a 165 Hz refresh rate, a 1 ms response time, and AMD FreeSync compatibility for quick and blur-free images. Additionally, it has a 1500R curvature that places you in the middle of the action for an even more immersive experience, is HDR Ready to bring out details thought contrast and shadow adjustment and reduces both screen flicker and blue light output. If you'd like to place a few of these monitors side by side, it's near-frameless design lets you create a 180° setup.

The Optix MAG322CQR was built with a 31.5" Vertical Alignment (VA) panel, a 2560 x 1440 resolution, a 16:9 aspect ratio, a 3000:1 static contrast ratio, 300 cd/m? brightness rating, viewing angles of 178°, support for 1.07 billion colors (8-bit + FRC), and coverage for 96% of the DCI-P3 gamut and 124% of the SRGB color gamuts. Connectivity options include a DisplayPort 1.2 port, two HDMI 2.0b ports, and a USB Type-C port that supports DisplayPort and charging. Additional connectivity may be accomplished using one USB 2.0 Type-B port, two USB 2.0 Type-A ports, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. For better comfort, this display's tilt may be adjusted from -5 to 20° and its height may be adjusted up to 5.1" or take advantage of the 100 x 100mm VESA mount.

Please note that the 165 Hz refresh rate is only support using DisplayPort. The HDMI inputs support refresh rates of up to 144 Hz.

General Features

165 Hz Refresh Rate and 1ms Response Time

Optix monitors are equipped with a 165 Hz refresh rate and a 1ms response time VA LED panel which benefits fast moving game genres, such as first-person shooters, fighters, racing sims, real-time strategy, and sports. These types of games require very fast and precise movements, which a high refresh rate and fast response time monitor will put you ahead of your competition.

Personalize Your Gaming Rig

Customize and set up your own color scheme through the MSI GAMING APP. With MSI Mystic Light, the Optix MAG322CQR's RGB lights provide a soft ambient light that can easily be synced with any other Mystic Light enabled gaming product. Select any of the colors from the palette using your smartphone or the Mystic Light App to match your system style to your taste.

Tailored to Fit

The MSI Optix Gaming monitor is built to enhance your gaming sessions to be as comfortable as possible. With adjustments to tilt, swivel, and height, easily change the position of the gaming monitor for maximum ergonomics and optimum viewing experience.

From Edge to Edge

With a super narrow bezel, enjoy the best immersion possible in the latest games with a multi-monitor 180° setup. Enjoy better continuity between screens while playing games, working, or general computing.

178° of Wide Viewing Angles

By having a large viewing angle, MSI gaming monitors has more leeway for placing your monitor in your setup without giving up the optimal viewing experience. Colors and details will stay sharp at more angles compared to other monitors with less viewing angles.

AMD FreeSync

Gaming shouldn't be a choice between choppy gameplay or broken frames. With MSI Optix series gaming monitors, it doesn't have to be. Get fluid, artifact-free performance at virtually any framerate with AMD FreeSync technology.

Please note that FreeSync technology requires a monitor and AMD Radeon graphics, both with FreeSync support.

Anti-Flicker Technology

Generic monitor displays normally have a flicker rate of about 200 times per second, which is unnoticeable to the naked eye, but can cause fatigue over time. MSI Anti-Flicker technology provides a very comfortable viewing experience by reducing the amount of flicker.

Blue Light Reduction

Optix monitors are optimized to produce less amount of blue light displayed by the monitor, so that you can game for longer periods of time without eye fatigue.
UPC: 824142195321

MSI MAG322CQR Specs

Display
Size31.5"
Screen Area27.455 x 15.443" / 697.344 x 392.256 mm
Panel TypeVA LCD
Curvature1500R
TouchscreenNo
Resolution2560 x 1440
Aspect Ratio16:9
Pixels Per Inch (ppi)93 ppi
FinishGlossy with Anti-Reflective Coating
Maximum Brightness300 cd/m2
Contrast Ratio3000:1
Dynamic Contrast Ratio100,000,000:1
Refresh Rate165 Hz
Variable Refresh TechnologyFreeSync
Bit Depth / Color Support8-Bit+FRC (1.07 Billion Colors)
Color Gamut96% DCI-P3
124% sRGB
Response Time1 ms (MPRT)
Viewing Angle (H x V)178 x 178°
Dot Pitch0.2724 x 0.2724 mm
Inputs / Outputs
Connection1 x DisplayPort 1.2
2 x HDMI 2.0b
1 x USB Type-C Input/Output
1 x USB Type-B (USB 2.0) Input
2 x USB Type-A (USB 2.0) Output
1 x 3.5 mm Output
Power
AC Input Power100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
AC Input Power VAC50 / 60 Hz
Power Adapter TypeInternal
Physical
Height Adjustment5.1" / 130 mm
Tilt Adjustment-5 to 20°
Mounting-Hole Pattern100 x 100 mm
Lock SlotYes, Kensington
Dimensions (W x H x D)28.0 x 20.2 x 10.5" / 710.4 x 513.6 x 266.5 mm
Weight15.43 lb / 7.00 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight22 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)37 x 20.5 x 6.75"

MSI MAG322CQR Reviews

Great monitor

By Wilton
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-01-14

This is a great monitor but for PC. I bought it looking for better performance out of an Xbox Series X but it is not HDR10, so that feature will be useless. On the other hand an Xbox Series S is great for this monitor. Love the menu interface and @1440 120FPS runs great on Next Gen Consoles.

Disappointing.

By matthew
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2020-12-31

This was delivered today. I bought this monitor after reading what little reviews are out there and overall the sentiments about the monitor's image quality were positive if not very positive. There was little mention of some ghosting but was subjective. Its Not subjective. Its awful. Like, looks no better at its best...than my 1080p Samsung 27 I bought 5yrs ago at Sams for $140. Using this on a brand new Display Port 1.2 cable. Fresh display drivers, audio drivers, and Windows updates applied today. Freesync Premium enabled. Thought the ghosting would only affect gaming but Youtube tested at 480 - 2160p 60fps is a mess with ghosting causing the image to look not sharp and smooth but stuttery and has what looks like digital noise in every frame. Anime is pretty bad, 4k movie trailers worse at every response time setting Normal/Fast/Fastest. Some games were much much better setting this at faster response setting, and some games it made it worse. Had to mess with it per game every time. Not cool. Valorant/CS GO were pretty good with less ghosting but obvious ghosting even though these games ran far above the 165fps for sync. Freesync enabled. With and without vsync makes no difference. COD Cold War is awful.. digital noise everywhere. I've turned the settings down while keeping the resolution and refresh constant and nothing makes the issue go away with the just frankly weird effects on the textures and color noise when moving. Freesync is doing its job, there is zero page tearing. I'm on an AMD Vega 64. Color is not awesome. Like very not awesome. Gaming OSD app doesn't exactly make this an easy adjustment either. A lot of fiddling time would be spent here. I've read this process is not fun to calibrate on the MSI models. PPI at less than 100 seems to be why this even at its best visually looks nearly the same as my 1080p 27. With the ghosting, it actually looks worse even when at its best FPS and frame syncing, hundreds of FPS. Scrolling down a web page with bright text on dark images makes after images of the words as you scroll. Same as in games with any movement. Viewing angle even sitting directly center as far as eye level..there's parts of the screen at the top and bottom, and on the corners that looks like dimmer from the viewing angle effects of this specific VA panel. I couldn't find a place to sit or stand where that was not visible on a darker screen or in Youtube with the dark theme etc. Horizon 4 on this monitor is less vivid, less smooth even at higher frame rate than I get in 1080p since I turned the settings down but kept resolution 2560x1440p vsync and without..etc. On my old monitor 1080p max settings, Freesyc 72Hz vsync, the game is butter smooth and responsive . On this monitor the car you're driving looks amazing..like the 100+ fps I see on the fps meter would usually mean.. but everything around it is a mess. Road surface twitching in lit areas, trees and grass look like their glitching. Gets better if you set response time to Fastest but always there, either way. Just not as bad. Messy image with motion. Any motion. I was super pumped for this upgrade as its been years and I've upgraded my PC substantially. But this monitor is not good for media, not good at gaming no matter how many fps you throw at it because of the ghosting. Even 720p 60fps youtube video on this monitor is ghosting so bad it looks worse than on my son's raspberry Pi using an old DVI 1080p monitor. That 10yr old panel was Way smoother. I was shocked watching these side by side in real time. My wife watched me play some games, and videos from 720p/60fps up to 2160p 60fps and the only thing she asked was if I could still return it. How could this be a 2020 new release $400+ gaming monitor that looks this bad while gaming/watching videos/doing computer things? I think I'll be returning this, I cannot express my disappointment.

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