MSI Gives Console Gamers the Gift of 120FPS

If you managed to snag a PlayStation 5 or an Xbox Series X for the holidays, you know that these systems are capable of outputting 120 FPS on 1080p. This means that you can experience the buttery-smooth gaming experience of playing with more than the usual 30 or 60 FPS that the previous generation had to offer. This feature is what MSI calls, its MSI Monitor Console Mode.

MSI is really reaching out to the console gamer demographic. Last time, they introduced the MSI QHD display optimization for the PS5. This time around, they’ve given this step-by-step guide on how to enable 120FPS (1080p). MSI received a number of queries about 120 FPS support with capable monitors.

On your PS5, here’s what you need to do.

1. Look for Saved Data and Game/App Settings from the Settings

MSI Monitor Console Mode Guide #1

2. Choose Performance Mode in the Game Presets

MSI Monitor Console Mode Guide #2

 

3. Restart the game and your game will run at the highest supported screen refresh rate

You can also watch a video tutorial by MSI posted below.

You can turn on the built-in screen refresh rate detection function so you can check if you’re running at 60 or 120 FPS.

Likewise, if you’re on Team Xbox, here are the steps.

1. Look for General > TV & display options in the settings

MSI Monitor Console Mode Guide #3

2. Change the Display to 120Hz in TV & display options

MSI Monitor Console Mode Guide #4

 

You can search for your MSI monitor model below to see if it supports FHD 120Hz.

MSI Console Mode support list – FHD 120Hz

CurvedFlat
MPG ARTYMIS 343CQR (Launch in January)Oculux NXG253R (3rd of February launch)
MPG ARTYMIS 323CQR (Launch in April)Optix MPG341QR (Launch in May)
MPG ARTYMIS 273CQRX (Launch in April)Optix MPG321UR (Launch in May)
MPG ARTYMIS 273CQR (Launch in April)Optix MPG321QRF (Launch in May)
MAG ARTYMIS 324CP (Launch in April)Optix MAG274QRF-QD
MAG ARTYMIS 274CP (Launch in May)Optix MAG274QRF
Optix MPG341CQROptix MAG274R
Optix MPG341CQRVOptix MAG273R
Optix MPG27CQ2Optix MAG273
Optix MPG27COptix MAG272QP
Optix MPG27COptix MAG272QP
Optix MAG322CQROptix MAG272QR
Optix MAG322CQRVOptix MAG272R
Optix MAG322CROptix MAG271R
Optix MAG321CQROptix MAG271V
Optix MAG272CRXOptix MAG251RX
Optix MAG272CQROptix G273QPF (21th of January launch)
Optix MAG272CROptix G272
Optix MAG272COptix G271
Optix MAG271CQROptix G242
Optix MAG271CROptix G241
Optix MAG271CCreator PS321QR
Optix MAG241CR
Optix MAG241C
Optix MAG240CR
Optix MAG24C
Optix AG321CQR
Optix AG321CR
Optix G32CQ4
Optix G32C4
Optix G27CQ4
Optix G27C7 (14th of January launch)
Optix G27C6P (14th of January launch)
Optix G27C6 (14th of January launch)
Optix G27C5
Optix G27C4
Optix G27C2
Optix G24C6P (14th of January launch)
Optix G24C6 (3rd of December launch)
Optix G24C4

Currently, there are a limited number of games that are able to take advantage of this. To save yourself with the hassle of looking for the games, MSI, gave us a list of games that support 120 FPS on the PS5 and Xbox Series X.

Playstation 5 Games

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War (Supports 120 FPS at lower resolution)
Destiny 2 (Supports 120FPS at lower resolution in Crucible matches)
Devil May Cry V: Special Edition (Supports 120FPS at 1080p)
Dirt 5 (Supports 120 FPS at lower resolution)
Monster Boy And The Cursed Kingdom (Supports 120 FPS at native 4K)
Nioh Collection (Both Nioh 1, Nioh 2, and DLC for both games supports 120 FPS at a lower resolution)
Rainbow Six Siege (Supports 120 FPS at lower resolution)
WRC 9 (Supports 120 FPS in ‘Performance Mode’)

 

Xbox Series X

Call of Duty: Warzone*
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
CrossCode
Destiny 2
Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition
Dirt 5
ExoMecha
Gears 5 (multiplayer)
Halo Infinite (multiplayer)
Halo: The Master Chief Collection
King Oddball
Metal: Hellsinger
Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom
Ori and the Will of the Wisps
Orphan of the Machine
Rainbow Six Siege
Rocket League*
Rogue Company
Second Extinction
Star Wars Squadrons
The Falconeer
The Touryst
WRC 9

Go ahead and try these settings out for yourself with the MSI Monitor Console Mode. But be warned, once you start playing on 120Hz and above, 60 FPS will feel VERY different.

Don’t say we didn’t warn you.