At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2024, MSI has taken the gaming experience to the next level by introducing the MEG 321URX QD-OLED monitor, equipped with ground breaking artificial intelligence (AI) features. Among the standout features is “SkySight,” an onboard AI accelerator that goes beyond traditional display capabilities, promising a game-changing advantage for competitive gamers.
SkySight, as demonstrated by MSI at CES, employs AI to detect enemy positions in popular games like League of Legends. The monitor’s AI processes information independently of the computer’s operating system and software, making it virtually undetectable. By analysing the on-screen mini-map, SkySight places an icon on the display to indicate the direction from which potential threats are approaching, providing users with a tactical advantage that has raised questions about fairness within the gaming community.
League of Legends enthusiasts will also appreciate the MEG 321URX’s AI tracking system, which monitors in-game health status. The RGB LED light bar, known as the Spectrum Bar, located at the bottom of the bezel, dynamically matches the user’s health bar in real-time. This immersive integration of AI into gaming enhances the visual experience and keeps players informed about their in-game conditions.
MSI has further expanded the MEG 321URX’s capabilities by announcing a forthcoming PC application. This application will allow users to train the monitor to recognize various on-screen elements, including health bars and enemies, in any game of their choice. While the initial training will require the computer’s processing power, MSI assures users that the monitor itself will handle all subsequent processing, providing endless possibilities for customization across different gaming titles.
Despite the excitement surrounding the AI features, the MEG 321URX QD-OLED boasts other impressive specifications. The non-curved 32-inch, 4K screen features a QD-OLED panel that vividly showcases greens, blues, and reds. With a contrast ratio of 1500000:1 and Display HDR 400 support, the display promises a visually stunning and immersive gaming experience.
Competitive gamers will appreciate the monitor’s impressive 240 Hz refresh rate, enabling tear-free gaming at up to 240 frames per second in 4K resolution (3840 x 2160). Additionally, the MEG 321URX offers a rapid 0.03 ms response time and has earned the VESA ClearMR 13000 anti-blur certification, ensuring clarity and precision during fast-paced gameplay.
Connectivity options abound with HDMI 2.1, DisplayPort 2.1, and USB-C, with the latter supporting DisplayPort input and providing up to 90W of USB power delivery. This USB-C capability turns the monitor into a versatile docking station for laptops, offering seamless connectivity and convenience.
To address concerns about potential screen burn-in, the MEG 321URX introduces OLED Care 2.0. This feature subtly varies the brightness of static on-screen elements, such as watermarks or the Windows taskbar, using a graphene-based thermal solution to prevent overheating.
While MSI has not disclosed pricing details, the MEG 321URX QD-OLED is anticipated to hit the market in spring 2024, possibly aligning with Computex 2024. As the release date approaches, gamers eagerly await more information on how the AI features will revolutionize their gaming experiences and the potential impact on competitive play.