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MSI teases super-ultrawide 240Hz QD-OLED gaming monitor

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Something to look forward to: MSI teased its upcoming super-ultrawide gaming monitor aimed at enthusiasts on Twitter. Details around “Project 491C” are scarce at the moment, with the company only confirming that it will have a QD-OLED display with a maximum refresh rate of 240Hz.

The monitor from MSI has an aspect ratio of 32:9 and, judging by the name, will measure 49 inches diagonally. This would give it the same form factor as two side-by-side 27-inch 16:9 panels, with the benefit of no bezels in the middle.

Samsung Display will manufacture the panel, making it the company’s fourth QD-OLED screen size following the 55-inch and 65-inch TV panels and the 34-inch ultra-wide panel in the excellent Alienware AW3423DW.

MSI’s monitor will also be curved, though the company didn’t mention how aggressive the curvature will be…

When it comes to the Project 491C’s resolution, there are a few possibilities. It could be capped at just 3,840 x 1,080, but that’s highly unlikely given the high-end nature of QD OLED displays right now.

It’s also possible it will have a resolution of 5,120 x 1,440, just like some of Samsung’s latest super-ultrawide VA panels of the same size. Finally, the most exciting option: This could be one of the “8K ultrawide” monitors with DisplayPort 2.1 support that AMD talked about during its RDNA 3 live stream, giving it a resolution of 7,680 x 2,160.

Be that as it may, the MSI Project 491C is likely to make a fantastic gaming monitor thanks to the highest refresh rate on a QD OLED panel to date. Expect to hear more details on this, including pricing and availability at CES in January.

In related news, LG has finally listed the UltraGear 45GR95QE OLED monitor on its website. For a quick refresher (pun intended), the upcoming 45-inch ultra-wide display has a resolution of 3,440 x 1,440 and a refresh rate of 240 Hz.

We’ve learned that LG will open pre-orders for the monitor on December 12, scheduled to begin shipping on December 28. It won’t be cheap, though, as LG’s site lists a price tag of $1,700 in the US.


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