MSI announces "Console Mode" for its 1440p Gaming Monitors

Play PS5 on your 1440p monitor without 1080p downsampling

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MSI announces "Console Mode" for its 1440p Gaming Monitors

Sony's PlayStation 5 console lacks support for 1440p resolutions, leaving gamers without 4K displays no option but to run their new console at 1080p. This leaves most users of 1440p monitors in a situation that's far from ideal. Thankfully, MSI has solved this issue on their latest WQHD and 1440p monitors. 

For most users of 1440p displays, Sony's PlayStation 5 will output at 1080p, and their screen will then upscale that image to 1440p. This enlarged 1080p image won't look great on a 1440p panel, and far worse than a native 4K or native 1440p presentation. 

Many of MSI's 1440p and WQHD monitors now support a feature called "console mode", which takes 4K signals and downsamples them down to 1440p. While this will not look as good as a native 4K presentation, it will look much better than an upscaled 1080p signal. This ensures that users of MSI's 1440p monitors will get the best possible experience when using PlayStation 5 consoles. 

This console mode is great for everyone who uses a 4K compatible console on a 1440p screen, including systems like Sony's PlayStation 4 Pro.  

   Some of you might already know that SONY PS5 does not fully support QHD resolution output at this moment. This means that if you use the conventional QHD monitor, you only can choose the FHD resolution output on the QHD screen, the image quality will be worse. Nowadays, more and more consumers are choosing monitors instead of TVs to play console and PC games. For these users, the lack of QHD resolution output support is a hindrance.

MSI has heard the voices of these consumers and provided a relatively good solution. We designed an exclusive Console Mode for the consoles, which can automatically accept 4K signals on QHD monitor, and support HDR simultaneously. This gives you the best gaming experiences and allows you to enjoy console games even with a QHD monitor.


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While announcing their "Console Mode" for 1440p monitors, MSI also provided the list below of HDR-compatible 1440p/WQHD screens. 

You can join the discussion on MSI's "Console Mode" for 1440p/WQHD screens on the OC3D Forums

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16-11-2020, 12:31:08

Or Sony could just support it already. They even said they could and there's no limitations it's just "their customers aren't demanding it enough". What a stupid thing to say.Quote

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