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Great Monitor for Gamers! NOT for creators!
Reviewed in the United States on August 11, 2019
This review is for the MSI MPG341CQR monitor.
I went from a 4k 60hz monitor to a 3k 144hz monitor and the difference in gaming experience is just amazing. The 144hz refresh rate is amazing and the 34" is absolutely perfect. I realize this isn't specific to the monitor itself but relevant to many gamers trying to find the sweet spot. You do notice some difference in the "crispness" of everything at first due to the downgrade in overall resolution but after a few days you don't notice at all. All you notice is how smooth everything is! To take full advantage of this monitor I recommend a GTX1080 or higher (1080Ti, 2070 Super, 2080, 2080 Super, and 2080Ti). If you can afford an RTX Titan go buy the $2,000 LG or ASUS models instead.
The monitor itself is by no means affordable at $799 BUT you do get a fantastic gaming experience with it. You do have to sacrifice HDR content entirely as adaptive sync does not work with HDR. The adaptive sync experience with my 2080Ti has been great - haven't noticed any issues thus far. The monitor is very nicely built, sturdy and looks like it will last for the long haul. The edges are thin and the screen starts about ~8mm from the outside of the panel. The OSD software (download from MSI) is really nice as well.
For gamers this is an amazing monitor and a great experience! However, if you are very sensitive to color accuracy or do creative work this monitor isn't for you. Out of the box the colors were so dull and lifeless that iv'e spent a few hours tweaking the settings to get them where I personally felt the colors were nice and where they should be. I highly recommend a calibration or taking the time to play with the settings both on the monitor and the NVIDIA control panel. Some of the mode settings are, in my opinion, unusable as they introduce serious fringing and color aberrations. You will need to go fully custom rather than a mode set and forget. The AI feature and RGB is a "nice to have" but entirely unnecessary. Would have preferred losing these features and the cost going down $100-$150.
Will be sure to update this review if anything else comes to mind or I experience any issues.