MSI Optix MPG321UR-QD – The Ultimate PC Gaming Monitor?

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When it comes to getting the latest and greatest PC gaming hardware, it all falls short if you don’t have a monitor that is capable of taking full advantage of it. Having an RTX 4090 or AMD RX 7900 XTX, paired with the latest processors from Intel and AMD will result in incredible gaming performance. However, if you have a Full HD 60Hz monitor, you are certainly won’t reap the full benefit of such hardware. That’s where the MSI Optix MPG32IUR-QD comes into play.


This monitor features a 4K resolution, which is already a big upgrade over Full HD, at 4x the resolution, meaning you’ll be using a lot more of that GPU and CPU power. However, it also features an impressive 120Hz refresh rate, increasing the hardware demand from Full HD 60Hz by roughly 8x, and also requiring a bigger increase in VRAM to deal with the higher resolution textures, and at the same time, a faster Gen4 or Gen5 SSD will also be prefered to ensure you can load those larger assets to feed the increased demands to the graphics card. Thankfully, we have such a system to hand, with the Intel Core i7-13700KF processors and the latest MSI RTX 4090 Suprim 24G graphics card.

As my original point was about monitors, it’s all about the MSI Optix MPG32IUR-QD today. With a fast 1ms response time, 120Hz refresh rate, 4K resolution, and Nvidia G-Sync technology, it’s set to be a great gaming experience. However, the list of features just keeps on going here, with exceptional colour reproduction its IPS panel is able to hit an impressive 99% Adobe RGB, 97% DCI-P3 and 82% Rec.2020 thanks to its deployment of Quantum Dot technology, and VESA DisplayHDR 600 certification.


  • IPS Panel – Provides 1ms fast response time, and optimizes screen colors and brightness.
  • A content creation level colour reproduction of 99% Adobe RGB, 97% DCI-P3 and 82% Rec.2020 by utilizing a dynamically engineered layer of Quantum Dot technology.
  • UHD High Resolution – Games will look even better, displaying more details.
  • 144Hz Refresh Rate – Respond faster with smoother frames.
  • 1ms Response Time – Eliminate screen tearing and choppy frame rates.
  • Gaming Intelligence – Gaming Intelligence is how we label software-integrated MSI products. These products contain AI gaming features for gamers’ specific needs.
  • NVIDIA G-Sync Compatible – Prevent screen tearing or stuttering, producing ultra-smooth lag-free gameplay.
  • HDMI™ 2.1-Best solution for console users. 4K 120Hz with HDMI™ interface.
  • Gaming OSD App – Create the perfect viewing settings for your games.
  • Adjustable Stand – Easily change the position of the monitor for maximum ergonomics.
  • VESA DisplayHDR 600 – Stunning visuals through contrast and shadow adjustment.
  • Night Vision – Smart black tuner to brighten your day by bringing out the fine details in dark areas.
  • Mystic Light – The ultimate gaming finish.

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Peter Donnell

As a child still in my 30's (but not for long), I spend my day combining my love of music and movies with a life-long passion for gaming, from arcade classics and retro consoles to the latest high-end PC and console games. So it's no wonder I write about tech and test the latest hardware while I enjoy my hobbies!

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