Generally, there are three types of panels in the monitor market: TN, VA, and IPS. Each of them has unique characteristics and features. E-sports players and fps gamers pursue the smoothest and fastest gameplay to win. This is why they prefer the TN panel monitor due to the high refresh rate and fast response time, but color presentation and the viewing angle are TN panels' weaknesses. These cons of TN panels are precisely the pros of IPS panels. The IPS panel has colorful color and accuracy also better viewing angle, but it lacks a high refresh rate and fast response time. Through progress, panel technology has been changed, with Rapid IPS capable of keeping the pros of IPS and improving the cons of IPS panels.
What is Rapid IPS
Rapid IPS is the latest technology that delivers 4x faster response time than a normal IPS panel. The arrangement of Rapid liquid crystal is similar to IPS, but by reducing the thickness of the liquid crystal layer it achieves a faster response.
Compare Rapid IPS to TN Panel
From the picture, it is easy to see the difference. Rapid IPS is more colorful and the sunshine and shadow are clearer. The detail of dust is also more vivid. However, the image of TN is more white so that the color is too pale to show the details of objects in the game. Rapid IPS overcomes the refresh rate and response time issues while keeping the benefit of color accuracy. On most occasions, Rapid IPS is one of the most ideal options for playing games.
Previously, MSI launched the MAG274QRF and MAG274QRF-QD. They are popular among gamers because of their wide color gamut, high refresh rate, and fast response time. Now there is another choice: the MAG301RF. It is equipped with Rapid IPS, 2560X1080 resolution, built-in G-sync compatibility, 200hz high refresh rate, and 1ms response time. These features give a smooth and extremely fast experience for gameplay.
The MAG301RF is not only for pc gamers, but it also has some features to satisfy console players. It supports FHD 120hz on consoles, giving players smoother gameplay. The MAG301RF also has an HDMI™ CEC function. When turning on the console, the monitor is lit up at the same time.
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Rapid IPS Model
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