Items tagged with MSI

If you’ve already read Marco’s excellent analysis of the GeForce GTX 1060, then you know that NVIDIA has produced a compelling graphics card for the mainstream market that offers respectable performance and extremely low power consumption (and if you haven’t read the review, you can find it here). And following the official reveal of a new GeForce card came a flurry of announcements from NVIDIA’s graphics partners; all of which are looking corner the market with multiple variants catering to the widest pool of gamers. So far, we’ve seen numerous entries from ASUS, MSI, EVGA and Gigabyte (among... Read more...
Hot on the heels of AMD releasing its first Polaris part, the Radeon RX 480, its hardware partners are finalizing customized cards that sport factory overclocks and custom cooling solutions that help the cards run chillier and quieter than stock. Two that have just been announced include the ASUS ROG Strix RX 480 and the MSI Radeon RX 480 8G Gaming X. Before we dive into these custom cards, let's talk a moment about the Radeon RX 480. If you haven't done so already, check out our full review with plenty of benchmarks and analysis. Short and to the point, we declared the first Polaris part from... Read more...
ASUS and MSI came under fire last week when reviewers discovered that both were shipping graphics cards to hardware reviewers that featured higher than expected clock speeds. While most of us wouldn’t mind receiving a product that performs better than stock from the factory, the problem arises from the fact that this configuration is different from what general consumers that purchased the exact same cards received. In MSI’s case, cards were shipping to reviewers with OC Mode engaged, which cranks up the GPU clock to 1708 MHz and sets GPU boost to 1847 MHz. Cards shipping to consumers are set by... Read more...
Multiple websites are claiming to have received graphics cards from ASUS and MSI with jacked up clockspeeds that are higher than the ones shipping to consumers by default. Known as review samples, it's not uncommon to see slight deviations from the final product when reviewers get their hands on parts before they've launched to retail, but the insinuation here is that ASUS and MSI are gaming the review process to give their cards an edge over the competition. This isn't a black and white situation. The folks at TechPowerUp noticed that something was amiss with MSI's GeForce GTX 1080 Gaming X card,... Read more...
It seems as though everyone and their grandma is releasing new GeForce GTX 1080 graphics cards today, and MSI is no exception. The company has no less than six new GeForce GTX 1080 cards on tap, and any one of them would be a worthy addition to your gaming rig. For starters, you should know that all six cards are built using the same Pascal base, which means you’ll get 2,560 CUDA cores and 8GB of GDDR5X memory running on a 256-bit bus. In its base configuration, the GeForce GTX 1080 has a base clock of 1697 MHz and a boost clock of 1733 MHz. The MSI GeForce GTX 1080 GAMING X 8 uses a new TWIN FROZR... Read more...
It’s time to announce the winners for yet another giveaway here at HotHardware! This time around we teamed up with our friends at Killer Networking and MSI and put together a fantastic motherboard giveaway, featuring two of MSI’s latest Z170-based boards equipped with Killer Networking Technology! Over the course of the contest, you all had a chance to win one of four MSI motherboards – two MSI Z170A Gaming M3 boards and two MSI Z170A Gaming M5 boards were up for grabs! Supports 6th Gen Intel Core / Pentium / Celeron processors for LGA 1151 socket Supports DDR4-3600+(OC) Memory DDR4 Boost: Give... Read more...
It’s time for yet another giveaway here at HotHardware! This time around we have teamed up with our friends at Killer Networking and MSI and put together a fantastic motherboard giveaway, featuring two of MSI’s latest Z170-based boards equipped with Killer Networking Technology!Over the next week, you’ll all have a chance to win one of four MSI motherboards – two MSI Z170A Gaming M3 boards and two MSI Z170A Gaming M5 boards are up for grabs!Supports 6th Gen Intel Core / Pentium / Celeron processors for LGA 1151 socketSupports DDR4-3600+(OC) MemoryDDR4 Boost: Give your DDR4 memory a performance... Read more...
If you’re hip to pre-built, small-form factor gaming systems, MSI is now shipping quite a whopper of a PC which it claims is the world’s smallest gaming tower. The Vortex measures just 10.5 inches tall and aims straight for the jugular with an unlocked Intel Core i7 6700K processor paired with either 16GB (2x8GB) or 32GB (4x8GB) of DDR4 2133MHz memory. On the graphics front, you have two choices: you can go with either a dual NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 GPUs (6GB) or dual GeForce GTX 980 (16GB). The graphics subsystem is 4K-ready and capable of simultaneously outputting to up to six displays. Storage... Read more...
It wasn't long ago when using "gaming" and "all-in-one" in the same sentence would elicit funny or otherwise puzzled stares. And now? While not ubiquitous, AIO systems with gaming chops are much more common and quickly growing in number. You can add to their ranks MSI's upgraded Gaming 24, a Skylake-H powered AIO with discrete graphics.Customers can choose between an Intel Core i5-6300HQ or Core i7-6700HQ. The former is a quad-core chip clocked at 2.3GHz to 3.2GHz with 6MB of cache, while the latter ups the ante with slightly faster clockspeeds (2.6GHz to 3.5GHz) and Hyper Threading support. It... Read more...
MSI claims that it is now shipping the “World’s Most Powerful Gaming All-In-One PC” and we must admit, it does pack quite a punch. MSI’s Gaming 27T, as it names implies, features a 27-inch display. But unlike some all-in-ones released in the past few months, the 27T doesn’t feature a 4K display. Instead, the all-in-one ships with a Full HD (1920x1080) resolution anti-glare display. Powering the machine is a Skylake-based Intel Core i7-6700 processor which has a base clock of 3.4GHz and Turbo Boosts up to 4GHz. You’ll find a healthy 16GB of RAM standard along with an incredibly potent NVIDIA GeForce... Read more...
Shh, do you hear that? Neither do we, nor are we supposed to. In case you're wondering, we're listening for MSI's Cubi N mini PC, only we can listen until the cows come home and never hear a peep from the tiny box. That's because it's a fanless system designed to deliver "ultra-silent" (not just silent!) operation.In case you haven't been paying attention to the NUCs and Zboxes and every other pint sized PC of late, these mini systems are growing in popularity. You can thank advances in processor technology for that, and in this case, give a salute to Intel and its Braswell architecture. The Cubi... Read more...
Although the $999 GeForce GTX Titan X is currently the King of the single-GPU hill, NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 980 Ti is the far more palatable option for most hardcore enthusiasts, due to its lower $649 starting price point. As we showed you in our initial coverage of the GeForce GTX 980 Ti, however, the card is still a monster in terms of performance. It typically outpaces AMD’s flagship Radeon R9 Fury X (at least with DX11 titles) and it finishes only a few percentage points behind the much pricier Titan X.NVIDIA’s partners have also taken the GeForce GTX 980 Ti and morphed it into something even... Read more...
Mobile gaming GPUs have never been on par with their latest desktop brethren, though that's about to change with the introduction of a GeForce GTX 980 built for laptops. NVIDIA answered the call for true desktop class graphics in a laptop form factor, and MSI will be the first to market with a gaming notebook built around the high end GPU.That system is the GT72 Dominator Pro G, a limited edition laptop in celebration of MSI's 29th anniversary. What makes it so special is the combination of a true GeForce GTX 980 GPU (with 8GB of GDDR5 memory) paired up with an Intel Core i7-6820HK processor based... Read more...
It won't be long (hopefully) before Intel's newly launched Skylake processors for the desktop will find their way onto retail shelves (they're already available through system builders). If you've been waiting for Skylake, you'll soon be able to proceed with your new build. In the meantime, you can get started with other parts, including the motherboard, some of which sport Rivet Network's all-new Killer E2400 Gigabit Ethernet Controller. Rivet's new flagship controller introduces something called "Advanced Stream Detect 2.0," which is a collection of technologies and algorithms designed for superior... Read more...
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