MSI Optix G27C2 27 inch Review

MSI gaming monitor review. Updated 2020 Amazon pricing, screen size and resolution details Reviewed and rated using scores for brightness, screen quality, color balance and value for money. Is this MSI monitor right for a PC gamer?

Should you buy the MSI Optix G27C2 27 inch?

PCGameBenchmark has reviewed 112 models to find the best gaming monitor available on Amazon. We've ignored some of the smaller and generic brands. We've filtered to only show the best gaming monitors available to buy right now - this MSI gaming monitor made our 2020 list.

Now's a great time to buy a new PC gaming monitor. So many games are enhanced with great graphics, there are always MSI deals to be had (no need to wait for Black Friday 2020) and there's a massive range to choose from. High quality graphics are super important when you’re playing and the gaming monitors sometimes sold with PCs are pretty rubbish. You may also want to use a monitor alongside a gaming laptop.

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This gaming monitor weighs 12.8 lbs - important to know if you’re taking it to live events or college.

PCGameBenchmark ratings are built up from the scores of the Amazon community, to show the most important aspects of a PC gaming monitor. We merge those scores to create a percentage rating. On for gaming this monitor scored a 4.6/5, brightness 4.4/5, picture quality 4.4/5, material quality 4.4/5, durability 4.1/5 and on screen quality 4.1/5. That makes an aggregate score of 86%.

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MSI Optix G27C2 27 inch
PCGameBenchmark Rating: 86%

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MSI Optix G27C2 27 inch Specs

Refresh Rate

144 Hz

Response Time

1 ms


12.8 lb (5.81 kg)

Dimensions (L x W x H)

62.23 cm x 45.21 cm x 22.86 cm
24.5 in x 17.8 in x 9 in



Model Number


MSI Optix G27C2 27 inch Features

  • THE CURVED ADVANTAGE — This 27-inch 1800R curved MSI gaming monitor with Full HD (1920 x 1080p + 16: 9 aspect ratio) delivers immersive gameplay with MSI Gaming OSD for in-game assistance and on-screen customizations
  • AMD FREESYNC — Adaptive FreeSync technology matches the refresh rate of your PC GPU to eliminate screen tearing and stuttering to deliver ultra-smooth, lag-free visuals. (NOTE: Adaptive Sync capabilities require a compatible AMD graphics card)
  • REFRESH RATE — 144hz refresh rate delivers seamless, anti-ghosting action from frame-to-frame
  • RESPONSE TIME — 1ms response time VA LED panel optimizes your experience for fast-reflex games such as first-person shooters, MMORPG, fighting, racing, real-time strategy, and sports
  • WIDE-ANGLE SCREEN — 178° wide-angle anti-glare screen creates a comfortable viewing experience from any position
  • FRAMELESS DISPLAY — Create seamless multi-monitor setups for your games and prevent harsh breaks between each display with ultra-narrow bezel
  • WIDE COLOR GAMUT — 110% sRGB, 85% NTSC, and 20% more gamut coverage than standard gaming monitors for more vivid, realistic visuals at 250 cd / m2 brightness
  • REDUCED EYE STRAIN — Anti-flicker technology reduces display flicker rate and tandems with blue light reduction to diminish eye-strain and overall fatigue
  • PORT CONNECTIONS — 1x DisplayPort 1. 2, 1x HDMI 1. 4, 1x DVI, 1x Audio combo jack. Connect gaming consoles with the featured HDMI port (NOTE: cables not included)
  • — Covered by a 1-year limited when registered online with the MSI using the product number below the barcode. (NOTE: starts at the date of purchase)

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