MSI Optix MPG321QRF-QD 32″ Gaming Monitor Review

There’s no shortage of amazing gaming monitors these days. All the big brands have something worth your time, some reasonably priced and some unreasonably priced, but really, there’s something for every taste and budget. MSI is perhaps best known for its graphics cards and motherboards, to name a few products they manufacture. However, their gaming monitors are also among the best in the world, so I’m really looking forward to testing the new MSI Optix MPG321QRF-QD.

It is a very well equipped monitor. While it’s not flagship tech, at £690 it’s not exactly low-end hardware either. MSI has a model above that with a 4K panel for around £900, but at 2K resolution I think the QRF-QD will have the most appeal to the most competitive PC gamers and their wallets. There’s less modern gadgetry here than I expected too, it’s not curved, and it’s not ultra wide either. It’s a 16:9 flatscreen, so in many ways it looks more traditional. It comes with a 175Hz refresh rate, 1ms response time, G-Sync compatible, VESA Display HDR 600, and an IPS panel. It also promises impressive color reproduction, thanks to Quantum Dot technology, delivering up to 99% Adobe RGB, 97% DCI-P3 and 82% Rec.2020.


  • IPS Panel – Provides fast 1ms response time, optimizes screen colors and brightness.
  • Content Creation level color reproduction of 99% Adobe RGB, 97% DCI-P3 and 82% Rec.2020 using a dynamically engineered Quantum Dot technology layer.
  • WQHD High Resolution – Games will look even better, displaying more detail.
  • 175Hz Refresh Rate – Respond faster with smoother images.
  • 1ms Response Time – Eliminates screen tearing and choppy frame rates.
  • Gaming Intelligence – Gaming Intelligence is how we label MSI’s in-software products. These products contain AI gaming features for specific gamer needs.
  • NVIDIA G-Sync Compatible – Prevents screen tearing or stuttering, producing ultra-smooth, lag-free gameplay.
  • Gaming OSD Application – Create the perfect viewing settings for your games.
  • Adjustable Stand – Easily change the position of the monitor for maximum ergonomics.
  • VESA DisplayHDR 600 – Stunning visuals with contrast and shadow adjustment.
  • Night Vision – Smart black tuner to brighten your day by bringing out fine detail in dark areas.
  • Mystic Light – The ultimate gaming finish.

For detailed specifications, please visit the official Optix MPG321QRF-QD product page here.

Edward N. Arrington