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In this blog we are going to introduce.

1. PS5 QHD Resolution compatibility

Some of you might already know that SONY PS5 does not fully support QHD resolution output at this moment. This means that if you use the conventional QHD monitor, you only can choose the FHD resolution output on the QHD screen, the image quality will be worse. Nowadays, more and more consumers are choosing monitors instead of TVs to play console and PC games. For these users, the lack of QHD resolution output support is a hindrance.

MSI has heard the voices of these consumers and provided a relatively good solution. We designed an exclusive Console Mode for the consoles, which can automatically accept 4K signals on QHD monitor, and support HDR simultaneously. This gives you the best gaming experiences and allows you to enjoy console games even with a QHD monitor.


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To avoid consumers' concerns about whether their QHD displays support console HDR or not, we provided the following table for reference. We hope that this will increase the convenience of playing games.

MSI Console Mode support list

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MPG ARTYMIS 343CQR Creator PS321QR
Optix MPG341CQR Optix MAG274QRF-QD
Optix MPG341CQRV Optix MAG274QRF
Optix MAG342CQR
Optix AG321CQR

2. PS5/Xbox FHD@120Hz compatibility

Another thing that makes everyone very curious is the latest feature of the 120FPS screen display. Many consumers say that they can’t find a way to set it in the game menu, asking about screen support of a 120FPS display with 144Hz or above monitor. Such postings are constantly appearing on various social platforms. This is why today, we are going to post a tutorial on how to use the MSI's monitors to turn on the 120FPS screen display, and at the same time reveal what kind of MSI monitor can support FHD 120FPS screen display.

See the Following Steps:

1. Look for Saved Data and Game/App Settings from the Settings

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2. Choose Performance Mode in the Game Presets

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3. Restart the game and your game will run at the highest supported screen refresh rate.


Attached is the video link for the complete walkthrough. In the upper left corner, we turned on the built-in screen refresh rate detection function. The number displayed is the FPS displayed by the current game. The initial state is 60Hz. After completing the above steps, it will display 120Hz:


Including the steps of setup for Xbox:

See the Following Steps:

1. Look for General > TV & display options in the settings

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2. Change the Display to 120Hz in TV & display options

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The products in the table below are monitors tested by MSI that can support FHD 120Hz display:

MSI Console Mode support list – FHD 120Hz

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MPG ARTYMIS 343CQR (Launch in January) Oculux NXG253R (3rd of February launch)
MPG ARTYMIS 323CQR (Launch in April) Optix MPG341QR (Launch in May)
MPG ARTYMIS 273CQRX (Launch in April) Optix MPG321UR (Launch in May)
MPG ARTYMIS 273CQR (Launch in April) Optix MPG321QRF (Launch in May)
MAG ARTYMIS 324CP (Launch in April) Optix MAG274QRF-QD
MAG ARTYMIS 274CP (Launch in May) Optix MAG274QRF
Optix MPG341CQR Optix MAG274R
Optix MAG322CQR Optix MAG272QP
Optix MAG322CQRV Optix MAG272QR
Optix MAG322CR Optix MAG272R
Optix MAG272CRX Optix MAG271V
Optix MAG322CR Optix MAG272R
Optix MAG272CQR Optix MAG251RX
Optix MAG272CR Optix G273QPF (21th of January launch)
Optix MAG272C Optix G272
Optix MAG271CQR Optix G271
Optix MAG240CR Optix G242
Optix AG321CQR Optix G241
Optix AG321CR Creator PS321QR
Optix G32CQ4
Optix G32C4
Optix G27CQ4
Optix G27C7 (14th of January launch)
Optix G27C6P (14th of January launch)
Optix G27C6 (14th of January launch)
Optix G27C5
Optix G27C4
Optix G24C6P (14th of January launch)
Optix G24C6 (3rd of December launch)
Optix G24C4

*18th of December Update: Remove Optix MAG321CQR, Optix MAG273R, Optix MAG273 due to compatibility issue.


To save your time, we found the list of games that currently support 120FPS display on PS5 and Xbox Series X.

Current Game that support 120FPS – PS5

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War (Supports 120 FPS at lower resolution)
Destiny 2 (Supports 120FPS at lower resolution in Crucible matches)
Devil May Cry V: Special Edition (Supports 120FPS at 1080p)
Dirt 5 (Supports 120 FPS at lower resolution)
Monster Boy And The Cursed Kingdom (Supports 120 FPS at native 4K)
Nioh Collection (Both Nioh 1, Nioh 2 and DLC for both games supports 120 FPS at a lower resolution)
Rainbow Six Siege (Supports 120 FPS at lower resolution)
WRC 9 (Supports 120 FPS in ‘Performance Mode’)

Current Game that support 120FPS – Xbox Series X

Call of Duty: Warzone*
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
CrossCode
Destiny 2
Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition
Dirt 5
ExoMecha
Gears 5 (multiplayer)
Halo Infinite (multiplayer)
Halo: The Master Chief Collection
King Oddball
Metal: Hellsinger
Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom
Ori and the Will of the Wisps
Orphan of the Machine
Rainbow Six Siege
Rocket League*
Rogue Company
Second Extinction
Star Wars Squadrons
The Falconeer
The Touryst
WRC 9

Additional Explanations : 

  • Under HDMI 2.0 conditions: PS5 QHD resolution, Refresh Rate up to 60Hz.
  • Because the PS5/Xbox does not support 21:9 display, there will be black borders on the left and right of the screen, and the screen will not be scaled to maintain the best gaming experience for users.
  • The console mode will automatically detects, so there is no need to change any settings on the monitor.
  • If 120Hz cannot be achieved, please try turning off FreeSync and Raytracing in the settings.