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There’s been a sea change in the gaming monitor market: Endgame OLED has arrived. The first-generation Quantum Dot OLED panels which superseded the fast, colourful, high-contrast, original OLED panels, have evolved into ultimate gaming displays that fix the foibles of the first generation while taking colours and contrast to the next level.

These new QD-OLED monitors are faster, brighter, display better text and, thanks to MSI QD-OLED, come with peace of mind against the dreaded image burn-in which blighted the technology. In short, there’s never been a better time to upgrade your display.

MSI’s expansive new QD-OLED gaming monitor range has models to suit all gamers – whether they demand the fastest screens, the highest-resolutions or largest displays – and all of them come with MSI’s new, bespoke, anti-burn-in technology plus a three-year warranty that backs it up.

To celebrate the launch, MSI is throwing in a US$100 Steam voucher throughout the promotional period. But, which model should you choose – and why?

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Meet MSI’s latest and greatest QD-OLED gaming monitors

A great monitor all starts with a great display, and MSI QD-OLED’s offer the best performance you can get for PC and console gaming right now., that use a special graphene film to help heat dissipation and facilitate a noise-free, fan-less design, and all come with MSI’s warranty-backed OLED Care 2.0 technology to fend-off burn-in.

To maximise gaming performance there’s Adaptive Sync technology to prevent image tearing. MSI’s QD-OLEDs support the VESA DisplayHDR True Black 400 high-contrast rating and designers will love that they can display 99 per cent of the tricky DCI-P3 colour gamut thanks to MSI’s QD Premium Colour technology (to a Delta E≤2) standard. FPS players will like the superimposed Smart Crosshair (which includes Sniper mode) to boost aiming accuracy. All gamers will love the rapid 0.03ms GTG pixel response time which marries with fast refresh rates to banish blur; plus MSI’s Gaming Intelligence App to access every setting via Windows. All have USB-A and (DisplayPort compatible) USB-C ports for KVM functionality.

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Even console gamers are catered for thanks to HDMI 2.1 ports that support 120Hz refresh rates and image enhancement technologies like VRR and ALLM to prevent image tearing.

Which is the right MSI QD-OLED monitor for you?

There are four main flavours within MSI’s next-gen QD-OLED gaming monitor range:

Blistering Speed!

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First up is the MSI MPG 271QRX QD-OLED. This 27-inch, flat-screen, 1,440p, 16:9 monitor is perfect for fast-and-frantic gamers who require ultimate pixel performance. The bright, colourful and high-contrast display has a 360Hz refresh rate which marries with the crazy-fast 0.03ms pixel response time to render, even the fastest moving objects, buttery smooth.

It also has a small, stable stand which pro players can get right up close to and its generous height, pivot, swivel and tilt adjustments mean you can tailor your positioning, just so. If your need for speed approaches greed, this is the model for you. Own the show for $1,799.

Furiously Fast 4K

MSI MPG 321URX QD-OLED

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If you want more screen real estate, both in terms of resolution and physical inches, then check out the MSI MPG 321URX QD-OLED. This 32-inch behemoth’s 16:9, flat-screen display is perfect for gamers who need to see as much as possible, all at once. It has a UHD, 4K, 3,840 x 2,160 resolution that will enable you to see opponents coming from any direction or plan your attack with the best view of the lay of the land. There’s very little compromise in speed, too as it still offers an incredibly fast 240Hz refresh rate. Find it for $2,199.

Big n’ Curvy

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The 34-inch MSI MAG 341CQP QD-OLED is the choice to make if you want a curved gaming monitor (rated 1800R). These monitors are great if you want to reduce eye fatigue as your eyeball needn’t refocus as it pans across the screen. That’s particularly useful when you’re gaming for long periods, whatever the genre.

The ultra-wide, 21:9 format, high-resolution, 3,440 x 1,440 display has a fast, 175Hz refresh rate meaning it’s particularly perfect for flight sim and sim-racing games – it’s like looking out of a cockpit. The fast performance and plentiful real estate means you can clearly see rival drivers and hit those apexes perfectly when racing while the bright colours and impeccable contrast make flight sims even more realistic. It even has height, swivel and tilt adjustments. Get it exclusively at JB Hi-Fi for $1,999.

Go Wide, Really Wide

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The MSI MPG 491CQP QD-OLED gaming monitor (with a whopping 32:9 aspect ratio) is for those who want total immersion and an outlook that even caters to your peripheral vision. This curved (1800R) beast has a whopping 49-inch diagonal and this, coupled with the enormous 5,120 x 1,440 resolution, means you can see everything ahead of you, all at the same time.

It’s got a speedy 144Hz refresh rate meaning, whether you’re racing, flying, owning, or adventuring, the MPG 491CQP is the ultimate choice for immersing yourself in the latest and greatest, eye-candy rich games. It’s available now for a cheaper-than-rivals price of $1,999.

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So, whichever MSI QD-OLED gaming monitor tickles your fancy, upgrade to an ultimate gaming (and creator) visual experience today and be rewarded, not just by a phenomenal, endgame OLED gaming monitor and a peace-of-mind, anti-burn-in, three-year warranty, but a US$100 Steam voucher too! Click here for more details.

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