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

Some pleasure: MSI teased its upcoming super-ultrawide gaming monitor to enthusiasts on Twitter. Details surrounding “Project 491C” are scarce at the moment, with the company only confirming that it will feature a QD-OLED screen with a 240Hz maximum refresh rate.

MSI’s monitor will have a 32:9 aspect ratio and, judging by its name, will measure 49 inches diagonally. Its two 27-inch 16:9 panels placed side-by-side would create the same form factor, with the benefit of no bezel in the middle.

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

MSI’s monitor will also be curved, although the company hasn’t specified how aggressive the curvature will be…

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

It’s also possible that it will have a resolution of 5,120 x 1,440, the same size as Samsung’s latest super-ultrawide VA panel. Finally, the most exciting option: It could be one of the “8K ultrawide” monitors AMD talked about in its RDNA 3 reveal livestream with DisplayPort 2.1 support, offering a 7,680 x 2,160 resolution.

Regardless, the MSI Project 491C is likely to be a great gaming monitor due to its QD-OLED panel having the highest refresh rate. Expect to hear more details about it, including pricing and availability, at CES in January.

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

We’ve learned that LG will open pre-orders for the monitor on December 12, with shipping starting on December 28. It won’t come cheap, however, with LG’s site citing a $1,700 price tag in the US.