Review – MSI MPG Artymis 232CQR


MSI has just launched the new MPG Artymis 323CQR after its two brothers: the 323CQR and the 273CQR. A 32-inch curved monitor that immerses gamers in the action thanks to a strongly curved screen. The 16:9 format VA panel has a WQHD (2560 x 1440 pixels) resolution with a pronounced 1000R curve. This 32-inch gaming monitor is also Display HDR-400 certified. Let’s see in real life how this MPG Artymis 323CQR display from MSI performs, which will still cost you €599.

MSI MPG Artymis 232 CQR

XG43UQ specifications:

  • VA panel
  • A QHD resolution (2560×1440),
  • HDR400 certified brightness – P3 color coverage that reaches 90% (not on all pre-configurations).
  • A contrast of 2500:1
  • 178° viewing angles
  • 4ms refresh rate (1ms MPRT)
  • A maximum frequency of 165Hz
  • AMD Freesync Premium
  • Anti-glare coating
  • VESA 100x100mm
  • 2 USB 2.0 ports
  • 1x DisplayPort 1.2a
  • 2x HDMI 2.0b
  • 1x USB Type-C (with DisplayPort Alternate mode , Power Delivery 15W)
  • Features: Night Vision, Smart Crosshair, Anti-Flicker, Less Blue Light and Mystic Light

MSI MPG Artymis 232 CQR


A light sensor for automatic brightness control is located in the front center on the bottom frame of the screen. The MSI screen follows the trend of the time and has a 3-sided borderless on 3 sides. It should be noted that the mix of glossy, matte and honeycomb plastic will not please everyone. As for the stand, it is quite heavy and breathes solidity. For the fixing system of the foot, you will have to take out your screwdriver. The stand is directly attached to the VESA 100 mounting system.

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Some of the connectivity is on the bottom of the screen, but much higher than most screens, making it easy to install new cables without having to lay the screen flat. MSI adds a headphone holder on the side and a mouse bungie on the bottom of the screen, a great idea that should please all types of gamers.

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And the rest?

For the PlayStation 5, the MSI MPG 323CQR has a special console mode that allows the monitor to accept the 4K signal on the QHD display and support HDR technology. By making the gaming PC monitor accept 4K signals and convert them to QHD, the image quality should be much better than other displays with QHD resolution.