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MSI to Sell Motherboard + Graphics Card Combos with Cashbacks

MSI offers cashback to end-users who buy a selected MSI motherboard combined with a MSI graphics card at official MSI resellers. Some of the eligible products are MSI's full range of X99 motherboards, the MSI Z97 GAMING line-up, the Z97S SLI Krait Edition and selected H97 models. Combined with a purchase of one of MSI's latest GTX960, GTX970 or GTX980 graphics cards, or MSI's high performance R9 290 or R9270X cards, end users can receive cashback adding up to €50.

The promotion is running in 20 countries in Europe and is set for those looking to upgrade or assemble a brand new high-performance PC by themselves, ready to take on any PC computing task in 2015. All program details can be found here. People from the following countries are eligible for the MSI cashback action which runs from February 10th until March 12th 2015: France, Belgium, Luxemburg, Netherlands, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Denmark, UK, Germany, Poland, Slovakia, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Spain, Italy, Austria, Russia, Ukraine, Turkey.

MSI Unveils Xield5 Gaming Mousepad

MSI unveiled the Xield5 Gaming mousepad. Featuring the familiar MSI Gaming Dragon graphics, this cloth-surface mousepad is an almost doormat-sized 760 mm x 560 mm (WxL), and 5 mm thick, with an anti-slip underside. It weighs 730 g. Nature bamboo-rubber makes up for its filler. Its intended use (as shown in the pictures below), is to take up enough space on your desk to seat your keyboard and mouse, or gaming laptop and mouse. MSI didn't reveal pricing or availability.

EK Introduces MOSFET Blocks for MSI X99 Motherboards

EK Water Blocks, Ljubljana based premium liquid cooling gear manufacturer, is proud to introduce EK-MOSFET MSI X99 Gaming and MOSFET MSI X99 MPower - two new water blocks for water cooling of the power regulation (VRM / MOSFETs) module on MSI X99S Plus, - Gaming and MPower series motherboards.

EK-MOSFET MSI X99 series water blocks are built to provide best possible VRM cooling and are highly recommended in overclocked systems as they provide uninterrupted workflow by ensuring total power delivery stability under highest overclocks.

Kingston HyperX Sets DDR4 Overclocking World Record at 4351MHz

HyperX, a division of Kingston Technology, the independent world leader in memory products, today announced its HyperX Predator DDR4 memory was overclocked at 4351 MHz, the highest frequency among all DDR4 memory in the world. The mark was set by overclocker "Toppc" of MSI using one 4GB HyperX Predator 3333MHz DDR4 module on the new MSI X99S XPOWER AC motherboard. The valid CPU-Z screenshot can be found here. The video of the overclocking record can be found here.

In addition to having the highest frequency, 10 out of the top 20 memory clock records were achieved using HyperX Predator DDR4 memory. Eight of those records were set at the recent HyperX OC Takeover (HOT) World Finals event during 2015 International CES, where the world's top overclocker's gathered to compete for $15,000 (USD) in prize money. HyperX DDR4 memory currently also has the top scores in two other benchmarks recognized by HWBOT, MaxxMEM and MaxxMEM Read Bandwidth, respectively.

MSI Nightblade Now with Latest GTX 900 Series Graphics

MSI, leading gaming hardware brand, is leveling up by implementing the latest MSI 900-series graphics cards into the tiny MSI Nightblade powerhouse. The recent release of the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980, 970 and 960 graphics cards enables MSI to offer gamers an even more lavishing gaming experience with the MSI Nightblade, which fits an ATX-size graphics card without the need for additional adapters, despite its mini-ITX form factor.

Gamers that want a powerful, compact gaming PC that can be carried to gaming and LAN events will have an excellent pick with the MSI Nightblade. By default, the Nightblade B85 gaming systems come with Killer Game Networking technology, Audio Boost 2 and Military Class 4 components, known for its stability and power efficiency. Selected resellers will also offer the MSI Nightblade with locally preferred configurations.

MSI to Refresh X99S Motherboard Series as USB 3.1-equipped X99A Series

MSI is planning to give its socket LGA2011v3 motherboard lineup a refresh, replacing the X99S series, with the new X99A series. The X99A series will feature USB 3.1, the new 10 Gb/s USB standard. One confirmed model from the new lineup is the X99A Gaming 9 ACK. This board offers two USB 3.1 type-A ports, which are 100% backwards compatible with USB 3.0 and USB 2.0, and are driven by an ASMedia ASM1352R controller. This chip is wired to the X99 PCH over PCI-Express 2.0 x2, which is just enough bandwidth for 10 Gb/s downstream. At CES, MSI displayed the first motherboard to feature a USB 3.1 type-C port, the Z97A Gaming 6.

Source: AnandTech

MSI First to Support NVM Express Storage on all X99/Z97/H97 Motherboards

MSI, world leading in motherboards, is the world's first motherboard brand to fully support the next generation in storage control, NVM Express. All MSI motherboards sporting Intel 9 series chipsets including X99, Z97 and H97 are now supported. MSI has prepared BIOS updates which are now available for download. NVM Express is the next generation PCI Express storage standard introducing lower latency and lower power consumption but increased transfer speeds compared to the legacy AHCI controller.

MSI's R&D fine-tuned the BIOS to fully unleash all the power NVMe has to offer while supporting the majority of devices available on the market without any hassle. With the latest BIOS, MSI X99/Z97/H97 motherboards can support NVMe devices as primary storage under Windows 7 64-bit and Windows 8.1 64-bit and fully support NVMe booting. The BIOS updates can now be downloaded from the company website. The table below describes all supported models and BIOS version.

MSI Launches New All-in-One PCs based on AMD Beema Platform

MSI is excited to announce the launch of three new All-in-One PC's equipped with AMD's latest energy efficient Beema APU platform. The Adora20 5M and AE200 5M include a 19.5" anti-glare display featuring MSI Anti-Flicker & Less Blue Light Technology, to effectively reduce eyestrain and eye fatigue during long working hours. The new AE220 5M features a similar display with a 21.5" size and a compact design which blends seamlessly into modern interiors. With an ultra-slim casing (only 23mm at its thinnest point), the MSI Adora20 5M brings a new level of perfect home PC experience.

The new All-in-One PC's feature the latest E2-6110 and A4-6210 Quad Core APUs of AMD's Beema platform with a 28nm production process and SoC (System on Chip) APU processor technology. Evolved from AMD's previous Kabini platform design, the latest AMD Beema platform provides higher performance while power consumption is reduced up to 20%. The AMD Beema APUs are fitted with new AMD Radeon R2 and R3 built-in graphics, increasing exceptional rendering performance by 10% for a big boost in multimedia and 3D performance compared to previous generations. Users can now enjoy high performance and quality from a discrete graphics card without the need for a dedicated graphics solution.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN X To Feature Tweakable Idle Fan-off Mode

Taking advantage of the low TDP of GeForce GTX 970 and GTX 980, several NVIDIA add-in card (AIC) partners such as ASUS, MSI, and Palit, innovated their VGA cooling solutions to feature idle fan-off. Such a feature lets the card turn its fans completely off, when the GPU is idling, or is below a temperature threshold, making the card completely silent when not gaming. NVIDIA plans to standardize this with its next-generation GeForce GTX TITAN X graphics card.

Given that its TITAN family of super high-end graphics cards never get to be custom-designed by AICs, NVIDIA has decided to standardize an idle fan-off feature of its own. Unlike AICs, who have used specialized fan-controller chips that take auxiliary temperature input to decide when to turn the fan off, NVIDIA's approach will be more driver-based. Future drivers accompanying the GTX TITAN X will offer a new feature, which when enabled, lets you choose between a non-linear fan curve that keeps the fan off; and one that runs it at low speeds. This should let the driver power the fan of a GTX TITAN X completely off, until it reaches a temperature threshold, and only then begin to ramp up speeds. It could help not just idle (desktop), but also light-gaming scenarios (think League of Legends).

MSI Z97A Gaming 6 its First Motherboard to Feature USB 3.1 Type-C

MSI showed off the Z97A Gaming 6, the company's first motherboard to feature a USB 3.1 port, with the new Type-C connector. This board is essentially a Z97 Gaming 5, with a USB 3.1 controller, and the Type-C port on its rear panel. The board features an 8-phase CPU VRM, three PCI-Express 3.0 x16 slots (x8/x4/x4 when all three are populated), an M.2 slot, SATA-Express, Killer gigabit Ethernet controller, and the company's Audio Boost onboard audio, with ground-layer isolation. Expect this board to sell around the $160 mark.

MSI Ushers in New Era of PC Gaming at CES 2015

MSI Computer Corp, a leading manufacturer of computer hardware products and solutions, blasts into 2015 with an award winning lineup of gaming solutions, including the GT80 Titan SLI, the world's first gaming laptop with an integrated mechanical keyboard; CES Innovation award recipient GS30 Shadow with Gaming Dock, GT72 Dominator Pro, AG240 4K All-In-One gaming PC, and X99A GAMING 9 ACK motherboard; along with a new and redesigned GE62 Apache for the next generation of MSI's GE Series gaming laptops and others.

"PC gaming is constantly evolving and our new lineup of battle machines are ready to take on any challenge," says Andy Tung, President of MSI Pan America. "We've thrown down the gauntlet with a selection of outstanding choices for every type of gamer."

MSI GeForce GTX 960 Graphics Cards Leaked

Here are some of the first pictures of MSI's upcoming GeForce GTX 960 graphics cards. Both variations of essentially the same card, the GTX 960 Gaming OC and GTX 960 100ME (100 million edition) cards are based on NVIDIA's new GM206 silicon. The only specs we have at hand are 2 GB of memory across a 128-bit wide memory interface, and a very low power footprint. These two cards feature a 4+1 phase VRM, which draws power from just a single 8-pin PCIe power connector. Reference cards may feature just a single 6-pin. Both cards feature a compacted variant of MSI's TwinFrozr V cooling solution, which debuted with the GeForce GTX 980/GTX 970 Gaming series. The two are expected to launch on the 22nd of January, 2015.

Source: VideoCardz

MSI Releases Black & White X99S SLI Krait Edition Motherboard

MSI, world leading in motherboard technology, is proud to announce its X99S SLI Krait Edition motherboard. Introducing a newly designed fully black and white motherboard perfect for anyone looking for something different. The new MSI X99S SLI Krait Edition isn't just a good looking black & white motherboard, it also presents an arsenal of features and improvements. Offering reliable and fast Intel Gigabit LAN together with Nvidia SLI and AMD CrossFire support for enthusiasts looking to pair up multiple graphics cards.

Reward your ears with Audio Boost and all of its audio enhancing features. On-board Turbo M.2 with speeds up to 32 Gb/s makes sure users can enjoy blazing fast system boot up and loading of applications and games. A SATA Express port is also available. Guard-Pro and Military Class 4 provide all the stability you need through carefully selected and thoroughly tested components and materials.

TechPowerUp and MSI FarCry 4 Giveaway: Here are the Winners

Here are the winners of TechPowerUp and MSI FarCry 4 Giveaway, celebrating the season's hottest open-world shooter, which would play even better on a rig powered by MSI Gaming. Over the past 20 days, we raked in hundreds of entries on our Facebook page, which is little more than dropping in your hat for the giveaway. Without further ado, the winners!
  • Sezgin from Turkey, wins an MSI X99S Gaming 7 motherboard
  • UPlay keys to FarCry 4 won by:
  • o Kevin from Belgium
    o Mark from Denmark
    o Abdul from Pakistan
    o Terrence from the United States
    o Eduardo from Chile
A huge Congratulations to you guys!

MSI Announces Z97I Gaming ACK Motherboard

MSI, world leading in motherboard technology, announces the true mini-ITX gaming solution, featuring ACK powered by Killer DoubleShot Pro, M.2 connectivity and a whole new gaming oriented PCB design. Gamers around the world looking for a powerful small-sized gaming machine with all the necessary bells & whistles can now get excited.

ACK powered by Killer DoubleShot Pro delivers 3.5x times lower latency and 2.9x times faster data throughput compared to traditional Wireless-N solutions. Killer Smart Teaming allows the use of LAN and WI-FI at the same time with speeds up to 1.867 Gbps and the ability to process gaming activity through LAN and other internet activity through Wi-Fi for the best lag-free gaming experience. Advanced Stream Detect automatically classifies and prioritizes the latency-sensitive applications for online games. Together with smart applications which allow you to control your bandwidth, MSI ACK is the one and only true wireless GAMING solution.

MSI Outs a Full-height Radeon R5 230 Graphics Card

MSI rolled out a full-height Radeon R5 230 graphics card (model: R5230-1GD3H). Decked in red, with a single-slot passive heatsink cooling the GPU and memory, the card features 1 GB of DDR3 memory, and display outputs of dual-link DVI, HDMI 1.4a, and D-Sub. Based on the 28 nm "Caicos Pro" silicon, the Radeon R5 230 features 160 stream processors, GPU core clock speeds of 625 MHz, with 1.00 GHz memory, and a 64-bit wide DDR3 memory bus. Expect a sub-$50 pricing.

TechPowerUp and MSI Announce Far Cry 4 Giveaway

TechPowerUp and MSI are back with another interesting giveaway, this time celebrating Far Cry 4, the open-world shooter adventure in a Himalayan setting. Simply fill up a short form (or have Facebook do it for you), and five lucky winners stand to win UPlay keys to Far Cry 4; one lucky winner gets an MSI X99S Gaming 7 socket LGA2011v3 motherboard, which is armed to the teeth with every feature a serious gamer can possibly need! For more information, and to participate, visit this page.

MSI GAMING to Feature New XSplit Gamecaster V2 Software

MSI, world leading in gaming hardware and solutions, announced today the upgrade to "XSplit Version 2" on MSI GAMING products featuring the earlier versions of XSplit Gamecaster. XSplit has received an excellent reputation as the software of choice for live streaming gameplay to Twitch and other streaming platforms. With innovative and user-friendly updates, XSplit V2 is guaranteed to bring users cutting-edge streaming tech and a refined user experience on their powerful MSI GAMING devices. MSI is 100% committed to gaming and recognizes streaming as a big part of it that's why most MSI GAMING products come with a premium license to XSplit Gamecaster for free. All MSI GAMING users who are currently using their XSplit license can upgrade to V2 for free.

XSplit V2 represents the biggest update since the release of XSplit Gamecaster back in February 2014 and the biggest leap in terms of improvements and features since the original public release of XSplit Broadcaster back in 2010. In XSplit V2, a brand new range of optimizations, improvements and features implemented across both XSplit Gamecaster and XSplit Broadcaster are meant to ensure a hassle-free, lightning fast streaming experience for both the streamer and the followers. Now, get ready to experience the new XSplit V2 presented by live streaming guru SplitmediaLabs.

EK Releases MSI GTX 970 Gaming Water Block

EK Water Blocks, Ljubljana based premium computer liquid cooling gear manufacturer, is proud to introduce a new Full-Cover water block, designed and engineered specificaly for MSI Gaming 4G series NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 graphics cards - the EK-FC970 GTX TF5.

EK-FC970 GTX TF5 - with TF5 standing as Twin Frozr V (5) abbrevation - is a high-performance Full-Cover water block, co-developed with MSI engineering team. The cooler actively cools the GPU, RAM as well as VRM (voltage regulation module) as water flows directly over these critical areas thus allowing the graphics card and it's VRM to remain stable under high overclocks.

MSI Launches GeForce GTX 970 Golden Edition OC

MSI is pleased to announce a special and limited edition GAMING graphics card powered by NVIDIA's GTX 970 GPU. The new MSI GTX 970 GAMING 4G GOLDEN EDITIONfeatures increased clock speeds and improved cooling performance thanks to an all copper heatsink and heatpipe with anti-oxidation treatment.Kept cool by MSI's all-new Twin Frozr V with Hybrid Frozr technology, this limited edition MSI GTX 970 GAMING card providesgaming enthusiasts with low-noise and low-temperature graphics performance. The MSI GTX 970 GAMING 4G GOLDEN EDITIONwill be available exclusively in the USA and APAC countries.

The new MSI twin Frozr V Thermal Design is the pinnacle of graphics card air cooling. With a smaller than 2-slot design the new Twin Frozr V is able to surpass previous generation's by a large margin. The new 10cm Torx fans ensure huge amounts of silent airflow and visually match the bold new look of the Twin Frozr V. The heatsink itself is re-organized through the SuperSU design which increases heat-pipe efficiency, especially when combined with Airflow Control Technology. Hybrid Frozr is a throwback to 2008 when MSI was the first to market high-end, zero noise graphics cards thanks to fans that stop spinning in low-temperature situations. Additionally, you will find Independent Fan Control on certain models which allows fans to spin independently of one-another based on component temperature below the fans.

MSI Announces Radeon R9 290X Gaming 8GB Graphics Card

MSI is proud to announce the availability of the new R9 290X GAMING 8G graphics card. Packed with 8 Gigabyte GDDR5 memory operating at 5500MHz and all the extra features stuffed with it, the new 290X GAMING 8G is sure to drive UltraHD gaming resolutions without any problem. The MSI Twin Frozr IV Advanced ensures your card runs cool so you can enjoy maximum performance while AMD's PowerTune technology enables the R9 290X GAMING 8G to run at highest clock speeds.

With support for the latest industry standards and thrilling new technology such as Mantle support in Battlefield 4. Thanks to the bundled MSI GAMING App gamers can quickly switch between three pre-sets including a silent mode optimized for power efficiency and an overclocking and OC Mode to get the most power out of your graphics card, without worrying about learning how to overclock. The R9 290X GAMING 8G has been designed to give you a fluid and silent gaming experience that delivers you true next-gen performance for 4K UHD resolutions and up, without sacrificing on thermals or noise.

MSI Launches Two FM2+ A68H Chipset Based Motherboards

MSI, world leading in motherboards, launches 2 new AMD A68H series FM2+/FM2 socket based motherboards, the MSI A68HM-P33 and MSI A68HM-E33. The new MSI A68H motherboards support the latest AMD Kaveri APU (7000 series) and are backwards compatible with FM2 processors (Richland and Trinity, 6000 and 5000 series). Featuring onboard LAN, PCI Express 3.0, SATA 6Gb/s, USB 3.0 and multiple display support, the MSI AMD A68H series motherboards present a rich blend of features and technologies, offering the most stable and best cost/performance solution available.

MSI A68H series motherboards are available in microATX form factor and offer a great choice in connectivity with a Dothill RAID controller, onboard LAN, PCI Express 3.0, SATA and up to 10 USB ports. When combined with today's processors featuring advanced integrated graphics, such as the AMD 7000 series APUs, MSI A68H motherboards support AMD Eyefinity. All these features come at a very attractive price point, making MSI A68H series motherboards the most comprehensive and best cost/performance solution available.

MSI Z97 Gaming 9 ACK and X99S Gaming 9 ACK Now Available

MSI, world leading in motherboard technology, is pleased to announce its release of the MSI X99S GAMING 9 ACK and Z97 GAMING 9 ACK motherboard. Introducing the true wireless gaming solution, ACK powered by Killer DoubleShot Pro delivers 3.5x times lower latency and 2.9x times faster data throughput compared to traditional Wireless-N solutions. Killer Smart Teaming allows the use of LAN and WI-FI at the same time with speeds up to 1.867 Gbps and the ability to process gaming activity through LAN and other internet activity through Wi-Fi for the best lag-free gaming experience. Together with smart applications which allow you to control your bandwidth, MSI ACK is the one and only true wireless GAMING solution.

Team up for the best online gaming experience. Part of Smart Teaming, the Killer Network Manager channels internet gaming traffic in a unique way by separating gaming network activity from other application network activity and adds the next step in online gaming making sure all gaming traffic is processed over LAN and other activity over WI-FI. Smart Teaming also lets you experience the benefit in terms of speed from teaming up LAN bandwidth with Wi-Fi bandwidth adding up to a whopping 1.876 Gbps.

MSI Also Unveils X99S Gaming 9 ACK Motherboard

MSI updated its flagship Gaming series socket LGA2011V3 motherboard portfolio with an upgraded variant of the X99S Gaming 9 AC, the X99S Gaming 9 ACK. The "K" in the "ACK" stands for "Killer," denoting the board's Killer DoubleShot Pro feature, which lets you team up your wired gigabit Ethernet, with WLAN, to produce a staggering 1.866 Gbps of bandwidth, at low latency. In other words, the board features a Qualcomm Killer WLAN controller, instead of the Intel-made one on the standard X99S Gaming 9 AC. The wired gigabit Ethernet interface is care of a Killer E2205 controller, whereas the WLAN interface is handled by a Killer 1525 chip, which supports 802.11 ac, in addition to Bluetooth 4.0. The rest of this board's feature-set is identical to that of the X99S Gaming 9 AC. MSI will formally announce the board later this month.

MSI Unveils GeForce GTX 970 Gold Limited Edition

At its BeatIT 2014 event, MSI unveiled its limited-edition GeForce GTX 970 Gold graphics card. The card looks essentially similar to the GTX 970 Gaming, with the exception of a pure copper-stack heatsink, instead of aluminium, exposed copper heat pipes, and a golden-orange tinted cooler shroud applique. The back-plate features a unique vent pattern, with a golden "dragon" logo. MSI didn't disclose clock speeds, but we expect the card's design-focus to be on overclocking headroom, rather than factory-OC. The other thing that remains to be disclosed is just how "limited" the card's production run is, and in which markets it will be available.

Source: KitGuru
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