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CES 2024: Focus on AI – and big screen gaming – at MSI

When it comes to gaming, you want a big picture. And this applies to both laptops and separate monitors.

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CES 2024: Focus on AI – and big screen gaming – at MSI

Gamers clearly want bigger monitors. The MSI MPG 491CQP QD-OLED is MSI’s first 49-inch monitor with a QD-OLED panel and a 32:9 aspect ratio. The resolution is double QHD (5,120 x 1,440 pixels) and the screen has 1800R curvature. That is, quite curved.

The screen combines an OLED panel with Quantum Dot technology, which promises vivid colors. The refresh rate is 144 Hz. The monitor, which we got to see at MSI’s booth at CES in Las Vegas, was honored at the CES Awards in the Gaming & eSports and Computer Peripherals & Accessories categories.

 

MPG 491CQP QD-OLED. (Photo: MSI)

MSI is betting on QD-OLED technology for gaming in general. All models will be available in both curved and flat models. The screen’s subpixels are arranged to deliver sharper images and clearly defined text. MSI OLED Care 2.0 should minimize the risk of burn-in damage to the OLED panel during prolonged use.

Titan and Raider in 18-inch version

We have tested several versions of the MSI Titan over the years, all of which have been extreme. The new Titan 18 HX is no different. Including the ability to hold up to 192 GB of RAM in four memory slots! Plus three SSD storage modules.

As the name suggests, the machine has an 18″ screen, which according to MSI’s Jonathan Wu, who showed us around the stand, is the new large screen size at MSI. This also applies to the Raider 18, which is less extreme. However, both are available with a top-shelf i9 processor and 120Hz 4K display.

AI for gaming

MSI has unveiled three AI gaming desktops at the show: MPG Trident AS 14th, MAG Infinite S3 14th and MAG Codex 6 14th. All are powered by 14th Gen Intel Core processors and Nvidia GeForce RTX 4070 graphics cards. These machines seamlessly blend AI with raw power. The outstanding hardware is powered by the Frozr AI Cooling feature, a technological marvel that uses advanced algorithms. Dynamic temperature monitoring ensures fast reactions to changes, suppressing spikes and guaranteeing optimal performance.

Stealth AI Studio – for both gaming and AI work. Also with 18″ screen in 4K resolution (Photo: John Alex Hvidlykke, L&B Home)

At the stand, we also saw the MSI Artist program, which is a program for AI-generating images from text. Like Midjourney, for example, but without a subscription and a massive server park in the cloud.

 

Executive vice president Michelle Johnston Holthaus from Intel at the MSI Titan 18 booth (Photo: MSI)

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