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This morning, Rivet Networks is announcing its latest Killer networking product, the Killer E2500 Gigabit Ethernet Controller. For the uninitiated, the very first Killer Networking cards were introduced way back in 2005 and were designed to maximize throughput and minimize ping times for gamers. While total throughput is often similar between network controllers today, Killer networking products reckon they can still deliver a superior experience through improved ping times and quality-of-service (QoS) prioritization.While the Killer lineup has shifted hands a time or two, from Bigfoot Networks... Read more...
Virtual Reality (VR) is the “next big thing” in the gaming arena, and MSI is delving into the market feet first with the world’s first VR backpack. Dubbed the VR One, MSI bills the device as the thinnest and lightest backpack PC system ever made. While VR systems like the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift traditionally leave you tethered to your desktop (or laptop) with wires, the VR One gives you complete freedom to walk around and fully interact with your virtual environment with ease. MSI describes the VR One as having a “futuristic robot machine style” and we won’t disagree with that assertion. If you’ve... Read more...
NVIDIA just announced a new, cheaper variant of its Pascal-based GeForce GTX 1060 graphics card. While the standard GTX 1060 comes with 6GB of memory and retails for $249, NVIDIA is launching a 3GB variant that costs just $199. All other specs remain the same, which means that you’ll find 1152 CUDA cores, a base clock of 1506MHz, a boost clock of 1708MHz, a 192-bit memory interface and a TDP of 120 watts. NVIDIA does note, however, that the GTX 1060 6GB is on average about 5 percent faster than its new 3GB counterpart. On the other hand, NVIDIA is also quick to point out that the GTX 1060 3GB is... Read more...
The folks at NVIDIA have gone and done a bad thing. By building mobile versions of Pascal, they've went and rendered all of us with a previous generation gaming laptop suddenly feeling inadequate with our hardware and wanting for an upgrade. Seriously, check out these benchmarks we ran. The good news is notebook makers are starting to roll out laptops based on NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 10 series GPU, including MSI, which is excited as we are about Pascal. "NVIDIA’s GTX 10 Series GPU ushers a new era of mobile gaming where mind-blowing visual performance is no longer restricted to desktops, and VR is... Read more...
There’s no question that the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 is a beastly graphics chip. Marco reviewed the graphics card back in mid-May and praised its stellar performance and relatively low power consumption compared to the competition. For the most part, we’ve mainly seen air-cooled versions of the GeForce GTX 1080 make their way to the market, but Corsair has just announced a new card for water-cooling enthusiasts. Corsair worked in conjunction with MSI to introduce the Hydro GFX GTX 1080. The graphics card features a Hydro Series H55 cooler mounted on the GPU along with a fully-sealed liquid cooling... Read more...
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...
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