MSI Reveals The Optix MAG301CR2 Widescreen Monitor

Optix MAG301CR2
Optix MAG301CR2 MSI

The future of gaming is not only bright but also fast. With the launch of AMD's Ryzen 5000 CPUs, their new RDNA2 GPUs, and Nvidia brand-new RTX 30 series GPUs, gaming is never going to feel like it usually did. And if you're considering upgrading to any of these newly released combinations, you'll have to make sure that your monitor isn't holding you back. Unlike old times, when monitors didn't matter all that much for gaming, today it certainly does. This is one of the primary reasons why we keep seeing innovation in the monitor-sphere. Each brand comes up with something innovative, just like the Optix MAG301CR2 from MSI.

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What is Exceptional About the Optix MAG301CR2?

First of all, the Optix MAG301CR2 is a curved widescreen monitor. It features a curvature of 1500R and 2560X1080 WFHD resolution. Moreover, the monitor boasts refresh rates of up to 200Hz, a lightning-fast 1ms response time, HDR support, and FreeSync compatibility. The only thing not exceptional for my taste is the choice of a VA panel over an IPS, which is a bummer for monitor enthusiasts. Nonetheless, the Optix MAG301CR2 should please everyone who's looking for a gaming monitor with a widescreen resolution, amazing colors, and top-of-the-line gaming features.

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Optix MAG301CR2 specifications

Now, let's get to the meat of the matter and speak about everything that the Optix MAG301CR2 has to offer:

  • Resolution: 2560X1080 WFHD Resolution
  • Panel Size: 29.5"
  • Panel Type: VA
  • Refresh Rate: 200Hz
  • Refresh Rate Type: FreeSync Premium
  • Brightness: 300 nits
  • Aspect Ratio: 21:9
  • Contrast Ratio: 3000:1
  • Display Colors: 1.07B (8bit+FRC)
  • Video Ports: 1x DP 1.2, 2x HDMI 2.0, 1x Type C

Besides these specifications, the monitor also supports wide viewing angles. The accompanying stand allows for height adjustment, swivel, tilt, and pivot adjustments as well.

While the monitor itself is official and priced at $350, the Optix MAG301CR2's availability is yet to be confirmed.

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