MSI MPG ARTYMIS 273CQRX-QD monitor review

A 27-inch curved 240Hz monitor with superb colour - what's not to like in the MSI MPG ARTYMIS 273CQRX-QD?!

MSI MPG ARTYMIS 273CQRX-QD
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Our Verdict

The MSI MPG ARTYMIS 273CQRX-QD is an unashamedly gamer-focussed monitor which boasts some seriously impressive gaming credentials. It performs very well for this role, but despite offering great colour accuracy and a wide colour gamut, the monitor's VA LCD panel causes noticeable colour and contrast shift, meaning serious creatives should think seriously before buying.

For

  • Excellent colour accuracy
  • 240Hz refresh & 1ms response
  • Feature-packed

Against

  • VA panel causes colour shift
  • Not 4K

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If you're looking to upgrade your monitor, the choices are almost endless, but one especially tempting option is to go for a curved display. Curved monitors can often be had for similar money to an equivalent flat panel, but they give you the added immersion of a screen that wraps around you, which is especially appealing for a captivating gaming experience.

That’s exactly what the MSI MPG ARTYMIS 273CQRX-QD is targeted at – gaming. Boasting a super-fast refresh rate, ultra-low response time, and a relatively pronounced screen curvature - along with other gamer-focussed features such as AMD FreeSync Premium Pro support - this is an obvious monitor choice for gamers.

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The Verdict
4

out of 10

MSI MPG ARTYMIS 273CQRX-QD

The MSI MPG ARTYMIS 273CQRX-QD is an unashamedly gamer-focussed monitor which boasts some seriously impressive gaming credentials. It performs very well for this role, but despite offering great colour accuracy and a wide colour gamut, the monitor's VA LCD panel causes noticeable colour and contrast shift, meaning serious creatives should think seriously before buying.

Ben is the imaging labs manager for Future titles, including for Creative Bloq's sister site Digital Camera World. Whether he's in the lab testing the sharpness of new lenses, the resolution of the latest image sensors, the zoom range of monster bridge cameras or even the latest camera phones, Ben is our go-to man for technical insight. With years of experience in testing cameras, monitors and calibrators, he's able to recommend the best buys for creatives.