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[Taipei, Taiwan] Last year, MSI launched two Esports Gaming monitors: MAG74QRF-QD and MAG274QRF. Both of them are popular among gamers. They are all equipped with Rapid IPS panels with a high refresh rate and fast response time. However, what is the difference between them? The difference is QD: Quantum Dots.

What is Quantum Dots

The Quantum Dots technology builds upon traditional LCD. By putting the Quantum Dots layer between the backlight and LCD, the Quantum Dots layer can tune the color accurately, making the images more colorful.
So with the Quantum dots technology, the MAG274QRF-QD has wide color coverage and beautiful color. DCI-P3 and Adobe can reach 97%, 99% respectively. But what's DCI-P3 and Adobe RGB?

What is Quantum Dots

Color coverage

DCI-P3 and Adobe RGB are both color space standards. Simply put, color coverage is the overlap ratio of the monitor color area of these standards. The bigger the number, the wider the color gamut. There are some standards used in the market like sRGB, Adobe RGB, DCI-P3, and Rec. 2020. Although they are all standards of color coverage, their definition is a little different from one another.

Adobe RGB is created by Adobe. It has a wider color area than sRGB so it can express more color details. If you are a creator, the wider color area will be important to you. It can help you show more detailed colors, making the project visually perfect.

The two pictures below are the color coverage of MAG274QRF-QD and other brands' IPS monitors. As you can see, the MAG274QRF-QD has a bigger percentage than other monitors. Looking at the three coordinate points, the MAG274QRF-QD extends to more areas than other monitors. It indicates that the MAG274QRF-QD not only has more color gamut in one color but also extends to the whole RGB spectrum.

99% of AdobeRGB
99% of AdobeRGB
MAG274QRF-QD
83% of AdobeRGB
83% of AdobeRGB
Other Brand IPS Monitor

Adobe RGB (CIE1931 area)

You can see the actual image in the two pictures below. The left side is the other monitor, and the right side is the MAG274QRF-QD. It’s easy to see the difference between the two pictures. The MAG274QRF-QD shows a more colorful image while the left side picture looks more faded.

The MAG274QRF-QD shows a more colorful image while the left side picture looks more faded

The MAG274QRF-QD shows a more colorful image while the left side picture looks more faded

The MAG274QRF-QD is equipped with 2560X1440 resolution

MAG274QRF-QD

The MAG274QRF-QD is equipped with 2560X1440 resolution, Quantum Dots, a 165Hz high refresh rate, and a 1ms response time. The 27-inch panel and high resolution give you a better viewing experience. With the 165Hz high refresh rate, you can enjoy the smoothness of the games. For content creation, it can help you make high fps content. The Quantum Dots Technology offers you a wide color area and colorful image. Whether you are a gamer or a creator, the Quantum Dots will help with providing better visuals.

In the future, MSI will keep on developing monitors with Quantum Dots. This month, MSI introduced the MPG321QRF-QD and MPG321UR-QD during COMPUTEX while the MPG ARTYMIS 273CQRX-QD will be introduced in the future. These three monitors all come equipped with Quantum Dots technology. To get more information on these monitors, please keep following the MSI website.


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