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    MSI debuts Optix MAG274QRF-QD eSports monitor with Rapid IPS

    This is a 27-inch Quantum Dot tech flat gaming monitor with 1ms GtG, 165Hz refresh.
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    Re: MSI debuts Optix MAG274QRF-QD eSports monitor with Rapid IPS

    Nice !
    Except i need freesync and really i would like a bit higher Hz then 165
    And i would like HDR a step higher than HDR400

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    Re: MSI debuts Optix MAG274QRF-QD eSports monitor with Rapid IPS

    Quote Originally Posted by Gentle Viking View Post
    Nice !
    Except i need freesync
    The table says "Gsync Compatible", so that's VESA standard isn't it?

    As for the HDR rating, is it a competitive advantage to have other players able to blind you by shining a torch at you in game?

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    Re: MSI debuts Optix MAG274QRF-QD eSports monitor with Rapid IPS

    Yes, it's freesync.

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    Re: MSI debuts Optix MAG274QRF-QD eSports monitor with Rapid IPS

    Maybe if it is that kind of game, i have a flashlight and if i point that in the face of someone, there is a clear and present danger of that person getting eye damage.
    There is a laser in that flashlight, but it is not aimed forward, but backwards towards a blob of phosphorus.

    I know some freesync monitors can do G sync, but not sure how it is the other way around.

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    Re: MSI debuts Optix MAG274QRF-QD eSports monitor with Rapid IPS

    Quote Originally Posted by Gentle Viking View Post

    I know some freesync monitors can do G sync, but not sure how it is the other way around.
    This isn't G-sync, it's plain freesync which Nvidia call 'G-sync compatible'.

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    Re: MSI debuts Optix MAG274QRF-QD eSports monitor with Rapid IPS

    Maybe.
    I think it is a stupid way of putting it, the other 2 screens in the pic have freesync premium clearly "stamped"
    But yes if it was only G sync then it should read that and not just G sync compatible.

    If it was me i would have written Freesync premium & G sync compatible, cuz that say it how it is then, it is a freesync screen but you can use it if you are on Nvidia.

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    Re: MSI debuts Optix MAG274QRF-QD eSports monitor with Rapid IPS

    Quote Originally Posted by Gentle Viking View Post
    Maybe.
    I think it is a stupid way of putting it, the other 2 screens in the pic have freesync premium clearly "stamped"
    But yes if it was only G sync then it should read that and not just G sync compatible.

    If it was me i would have written Freesync premium & G sync compatible, cuz that say it how it is then, it is a freesync screen but you can use it if you are on Nvidia.
    I think for a Vesa adaptive sync monitor to be called Freesync it still has to be blessed by AMD Whereas Gsync needs Nvidia certification. So it is probably just who they paid money to for a nice badge.

    To be fair, the Nvidia certification does seem harder to pass and a better guarantee of a good monitor, so could make a good choice for an AMD user.

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    Re: MSI debuts Optix MAG274QRF-QD eSports monitor with Rapid IPS

    Thats what i was thinking just now in the bath, maybe Nvidia are paying MSI to keep as little AMD specific naming on their products, maybe for cash, maybe for favors of some kind.
    Quid pro quo

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    Re: MSI debuts Optix MAG274QRF-QD eSports monitor with Rapid IPS

    Quote Originally Posted by Gentle Viking View Post
    Thats what i was thinking just now in the bath, maybe Nvidia are paying MSI to keep as little AMD specific naming on their products, maybe for cash, maybe for favors of some kind.
    Quid pro quo
    I would be stunned if Nvidia paid them anything, it will be MSI paying to use the Nvidia badge. There will be plenty of people who will still be looking for a Gsync badge though, so it may be a good investment for MSI.

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    Re: MSI debuts Optix MAG274QRF-QD eSports monitor with Rapid IPS

    Yeah in numbers of cards in peoples computers ( gamers at least ) Nvidia are the big player and have been for quite a while, so make sense to cater to them.

    But you are right the "whatever" could also be flowing the other way.
    I myself have been on my trusty old 22" CRT screen up until a few years ago, and since i have also lost my interest in computer hardware long before that, then keeping up and with the strange way my brain work, well it is not really happening other than skimming the surface.
    10 - 20 years ago i would have been able to rant for hours, just on specs on chipsets - CPU's - GPU's, hell getting my threadripper platform i had to google how to overclock it, thats how disconnected i have become, and i started overclocking on my 700 MHZ cpu way back in the day.
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    Re: MSI debuts Optix MAG274QRF-QD eSports monitor with Rapid IPS

    Quote Originally Posted by Gentle Viking View Post
    , and i started overclocking on my 700 MHZ cpu way back in the day.
    Clearly a youngster

    My first overclock was a Dragon 32 where the 8 bit 0.9MHz CPU could be upped to 1.8MHz with a careful "poke" command. I was lucky and my CPU would manage that, a friend was gutted that his would crash.

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    With a PI i would just be script kiddie like, i can not code anything, though back on the ZX81 days i did try to do a bit of basic, but i was quickly turned off from that.
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