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4K 144Hz Gaming with the MSI MAG 274UPF & MSI Infinity Desktop

Just how easy is it to game at high frame rates and fully power a 4K 144Hz display? MSI reached out to us with that exact question and sent over some hardware they thought could help us achieve that feat. Today we're taking the MSI Infinity prebuilt desktop from Cyberpower PC through a variety of 4K games, using the MSI MAG 274UPF as our display. Join me as I delve in to the 4K gaming experience and detail my route to achieving the buttery smooth levels of FPS that PC gamers crave. 

Watch the video via our VIMEO Channel (Below) or over on YouTube at 2160p HERE


00:00 High frame rate gaming!
01:15 The System
02:10 Modern Warfare III
04:07 Assassins Creed Mirage
05:22 Microsoft Flight Simulator
06:50 Escape from Tarkov
08:37 Apex Legends
09:49 FC24
11:01 Mat’s Closing Thoughts

The MSI MAG 274UPF is a high refresh rate, 4K, rapid-IPS 27″ monitor designed with fast and fluid gaming in mind. Traditionally, high frame rate gaming meant sacrificing some visual quality and playing at resolutions such as 1080p – MSI are looking to change things up though and are marketing the MAG 274UPF as an ‘e-sports' product. It's packed with features such as Optix Scope and a built in crosshair, that go alongside the bright, crisp and vibrant Rapid-IPS panel to deliver fluid, colourful and smooth gaming to gamers, without having to sacrifice any graphical detail by lowering the resolution.

The MSI Infinity desktop from Cyberpower PC features an MSI Nvidia RTX 4080 Suprim X GPU – Which as can be seen in the full video review, was surprisingly adequate for providing enough graphical horsepower to fully utilise the technology on offer from the MAG 274UPF monitor and reach fully drive the monitor's 144Hz refresh rate. We took the system and display through a variety of games and tweaked settings to provide the fastest experience possible without sacrificing too much quality and graphical fidelity.

MSI MAG 274UPF Specification
  • Panel Size – 27″ (69 cm)
  • Active Display Area – (mm) 596.736(H) x 335.664 (V)
  • Curvature – Flat
  • Panel Type – Rapid IPS
  • Panel Resolution – 3840 x 2160 (UHD)
  • Pixel Pitch (H x V) – 0.1554(H) x 0.1554(V)
  • Aspect Ratio – 16:9
  • Brightness (nits)
    • 400 (Typ.)
    • 400 (HDR Peak)
  • Contrast Ratio – 1000:1
  • DCR – 100000000:1
  • Signal Frequency – 106.7~320 KHz(H) / 48~144 Hz(V)
  • ACTIVATED RANGE – 48~144Hz
  • Refresh Rate – 144Hz
  • Response time – 1ms (GtG)
  • DYNAMIC REFRESH RATE TECHNOLOGY – FreeSync Premium, G-sync compatible
  • Video ports
    • 2x HDMI™ (Supports UHD@144Hz as specified in HDMI™ 2.1) 1x DisplayPort (Supports UHD@144Hz as specified in DisplayPort 1.4a) 1x USB Type-C (DP alt. w/ PD Charging 65W)
  • USB ports
    • 2 x USB 2.0 Type A
    • 1 x USB 2.0 Type B
  • Audio ports
    • 1 x Headphone Out
  • Viewing Angle – 178° (H) / 178° (V)
  • Adobe RGB / DCI-P3 / sRGB 97% / 98% / 129%
  • Surface Treatment – Anti-glare
  • Display Colors – 1.07B (8bit + FRC)
  • Power Type – External Adaptor 19V 6.32A
  • Power Input – 100~240V, 50~60Hz
  • Adjustment (Tilt) -5° ~ 20°
  • Adjustment (Swivel) -45° ~ 45°
  • Adjustment (Pivot) -90° ~ 90°
  • Adjustment (Height) 0 ~ 130mm
  • Kensington Lock – Yes
Cyberpower PC MSI Infinity Desktop Specification
  • Case: CyberPowerPC PRISM Panoramic Gaming case – Black
  • CPU (Processor): Intel® Core™ i7-14700KF – 20-Core [8P @ 3.40GHz-5.50GHz / 12E @ 2.50GHz-4.30GHz] – 33MB Cache, Ultimate OC Compatible
  • Graphics Card (GPU): MSI GeForce RTX™ 4080 Suprim X – 16GB GDDR6X – Real-Time Ray Tracing, NVIDIA DLSS 3 (Single Card)
  • CPU Cooling: Lian Li Galahad 240mm AIO Black SL Edition Liquid Cooler, Ultimate OC Compatible
  • Motherboard: MSI MAG Z790 TOMAHAWK WIFI: ATX w/ PCIe 5.0, Wi-Fi 6E, USB 3.2 Gen 2×2
  • Memory (RAM): 32GB (2x16GB) DDR5/5600mhz Corsair Vengeance RGB Memory
  • PSU (Power Supply): MSI MAG A850GL PCIE5 850W 80+ Gold ATX 3.0 Fully Modular Gaming Power Supply
  • NVME Drive: 2TB Kingston Fury Renegade M.2 PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD – 7300MB/s Read & 7000MB/s Write (Single Drive)
  • Wired Networking: ONBOARD 10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN PORT
  • Warranty Service: DESKTOP GOLD WARRANTY: 5 Years' Labour, 2 Years' Parts, 2 Years' Collect and Return plus Life-Time Technical Support

The MAG 274UPF is currently reduced by £100 for MSI's Black Friday promotions, down to £449 which you can find HERE. You can check out the Cyberpower range Powered by MSI HERE.

KitGuru says: The days of high FPS 4K gaming being out of reach for the majority of gamers are beginning to come to an end. 4K gaming at high FPS is achievable without the very top end GPU and CPU. The added detail brought to the table by using a 4K display in games like Escape From Tarkov, Call of Duty and Apex Legends alongside the fluidity of a high refresh rate make for an amazing gaming experience overall. 

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