Wednesday, May 20th 2009

MSI Announces 790FX/790GX Winki Edition AM3 Motherboards

MSI, in the spirit of quickly creating and releasing new innovations, has incorporated the Winki online environment – just announced at CeBIT 2009 - as a key feature in its new AM3 790FX and 790GX mainboards. Transforming the mainboard into a tool anyone can use, MSI's independently developed Winki online environment is perfect for a fast online nettop or netbook.

Winki is MSI's unique online environment An extraordinary combination of technology and research, Winki users can navigate the BIOS settings to instantly go online after turning on their PC, with absolutely no need to wait for an OS to start up. Winki includes four major Internet services: Web page browsing, online chat/instant messaging, online phone calls (VoIP), and fast photo viewing.

APS + Winki, the most energy conserving, Internet-connected mainboard
MSI's mainboards, since being first introduced on the company’s P45 line, have included the independently developed APS (Active Phase Switching) technology that automatically adjusts the amount of power being supplied to key components. This technology not only monitors the CPU to make power adjustments, but refers a whole range of PC components, including the memory and north bridge. In two years of integrating APS technology in its mainboards, MSI has been named best in class for performance and power saving by the worldwide PC benchmarking site, Tom's Hardware Guide, for both its X58 and P45 series mainboards.

APS has another key feature: it is a zero software, zero setting, 100% hardware controlled technology. Since it does not have to rely on the Windows OS, the 790FX and 790GX mainboards can use APS power saving functionality while running the Winki online environment. Users can enjoy both Winki convenience and save power at the same time!

Totally safe online experience
Winki's web browsing function is safe and fully compatible with other websites. It can open SSL certificates for secure online transfers and supports JAVA-Script and Web 2.0 so the user's online experience is exactly what they are used to. No matter if it's streaming music over the web, checking e-mail, or editing a file online, the user will not be hampered in any way because he/she is using Winki. For making the most of cloud computing, Winki's web browser let's you get started right away.

The most comprehensive online chat service
Winki's integrated IM/online chat function includes MSN Messenger, Yahoo Messenger, ICQ, QQ, Google Talk and SIP..., all-together fifteen of the most common protocols. Additionally, Winki's environment can support different accounts at the same time to make the PC a total information center right at start up.

Free online phone calls; instantly connected
Winki's environment also builds Skype service into its architecture, to provide fast VoIP access as soon as one turns on the PC.

Easy photo browsing
Winki's photo browser lets the user instantly access any pictures on their IDE/SATA hard drives and USB devices. It also allows the user to manage all photo files and displays common formats such as JPG, JPEG, PNG, and BMP.Source: MSI
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30 Comments on MSI Announces 790FX/790GX Winki Edition AM3 Motherboards

#1
Wile E
Power User
Winki has to be one of the worst product names I've ever heard. They desperately need to fire the ones respnsoble for letting that name get approved. Furthermore, the one that originally came up with the idea of using this name, should be tied up in a public square, and stoned to death.
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#5
Kitkat
wow...

by: thebeephaha
winki...

:twitch:
exactly what i mean with MSI... that GD70 was spot on (acording to most) .... but they always over do it, under do it, or wtf it. With weird track records (great/horible boards) between and there recent (UGLY) logo change , strange marketing names.... ppl will sleep on even the good boards. My first motherboard was a BLOOD RED MSI... wtf happend to this company. slowly becoming a soyo. (remember soyo dragon wow.)

"what ya runnin?"
"ive got a winki in my box!"
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#6
Kitkat
by: Wile E
Winki has to be one of the worst product names I've ever heard. They desperately need to fire the ones respnsoble for letting that name get approved. Furthermore, the one that originally came up with the idea of using this name, should be tied up in a public square, and stoned to death.
oh definatly theres been some marketing blunders out there (most in mainstream world away from tech where more ppl would take notice) but wiki thats a FIREING (at my co at least where ANYONE EVENY MY GRANNY could name it better and where fireing ppl is easy cause im running a ONCE top mobo co lol) im sure they are the ones responcible for recent changes. Just seems like SOMONE would catch that lol
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#7
Mussels
Moderprator
winki sounds like something you name a males private parts to avoid children understanding the conversation.

This is no different to the asus thingo that no one uses.
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#8
Weer
Finally, the first Teletubby-inspired hardware!
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#9
pentastar111
Wee-Willy should get royalties from them using his last name.
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#10
Ketxxx
Heedless Psychic
Genuine question: Who the hell cares what Toms Hardware has to say? They offend my senses, and should offend any other legitimate enthusiasts senses. Seriously.
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#11
Mussels
Moderprator
by: Ketxxx
Genuine question: Who the hell cares what Toms Hardware has to say? They offend my senses, and should offend any other legitimate enthusiasts senses. Seriously.
i care what they say. Whatever they say, i cab disbelieve.
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#12
Ketxxx
Heedless Psychic
:roll:
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#13
DrPepper
The Doctor is in the house
Who wants to help me overclock my winki :p Is that really intentional that name ? or is it a typo thats gone unoticed and they just rolled with it.
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#15
Ketxxx
Heedless Psychic
The only thing my "win-ki" needs to be successfully "overclocked" is a hot girl :p
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#16
twicksisted
bwahahahahahaaaaaaa *out of breath*... Winky lolololol
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#17
mdm-adph
Attention Asian producers -- I know you're proud of yourselves. Your countries are economic powerhouses -- you've earned it.

But if you're going to sell products in a Western market, please hire at least one native English speaker for your advertising teams before you decide on anything, even if he or she is just there to proofread. It can't be that expensive.
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#18
Mussels
Moderprator
by: mdm-adph
Attention Asian producers -- I know you're proud of yourselves. Your countries are economic powerhouses -- you've earned it.

But if you're going to sell products in a Western market, please hire at least one native English speaker for your advertising teams before you decide on anything, even if he or she is just there to proofread. It can't be that expensive.
now selling the XFX x58 I <3 doodle
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#19
H82LUZ73
My winki is better (or bigger) then yours:toast:
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#20
Baum
instant linux (just fast booting) and then asking money for it mhh don't know if i like that, but is it different to that? self programmed? and can i access my hd?
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#21
mdm-adph
by: Baum
instant linux (just fast booting) and then asking money for it mhh don't know if i like that, but is it different to that? self programmed? and can i access my hd?
You see? That's why these stupid names are such a problem. I was so distracted by the fact that this thing is named "winki" that I didn't even notice that it's apparently about MSI's version of the popular quickbooting Linux "instant on" operating system, which I actually think is really neat.

Was their marketing team trying to make a play on the word "wink" like "blink," something like "it boots before a wink of your eye?" I can only imagine. :shadedshu
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#22
Kitkat
by: Mussels
i care what they say. Whatever they say, i cab disbelieve.
ahahahaha +1
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#23
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: mdm-adph
Attention Asian producers -- I know you're proud of yourselves. Your countries are economic powerhouses -- you've earned it.

But if you're going to sell products in a Western market, please hire at least one native English speaker for your advertising teams before you decide on anything, even if he or she is just there to proofread. It can't be that expensive.
I completely agree. In fact, I had to look up "winki" only to end up laughing. Here's another one:

http://vr-zone.com/forums/433525/hippus-s-handshoemouse-a-design-based-on-medical-research.html

I guarantee you'll laugh hard at one particular point.
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#24
Static~Charge
And in MSI's peripheral line for the Winki Edition: a dual-drive external storage chassis called "The Twins".
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