MSI goes 165Hz with Its new curved Gaming Monitor

This display is an update of last year’s Optix G27C4 which was praised for its refresh rate, blur reduction, and contrast in the 27-inch 1080p category. The new G27C5 retains a 27-inch VA panel with a 1080p resolution, along with 1500R curvature and 1ms response times. The refresh rate is still 165 Hz, and brightness and contrast also remain 250 nits and 3,000:1, respectively. The only difference we can spot is in the color coverage. Whereas both displays cover 90% of the DCI-P3 space, the new C5 model drops sRGB coverage down to 113% from the C4’s 120%. For the C4, MSI only specified that it uses a VA panel, but the C5’s spec sheet lists a Samsung VA panel specifically. The G27C5 comes with support for FreeSync, carrying a range from 48 Hz to 165 Hz to ensure your games play stutter and tear-free. It consists of one DisplayPort 1.2 input and two HDMI 1.4 inputs, though using the latter will limit the refresh rate to 144 Hz. The stand looks unchanged from the prior model and supports -5 to 20 degrees of tilt.MSI hasn’t shared any official word on pricing