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MSI Also Launches its Z97 Gaming Series Motherboards

In addition to its overclocker-centric OC Series of motherboards based on the Z97 Express chipset, MSI launched several motherboard models in the Gaming Series. It starts off with the Z97I Gaming for mini-ITX builds, Z97M Gaming for micro-ATX ones, the Z97 Gaming 3, Z97 Gaming 5, and Z97 Gaming 7, built in the standard ATX form-factor. Interestingly, these are not the only Gaming Series boards. There's also the Z97-G43 Gaming, Z97-G45 Gaming, and Z97-GD65 Gaming. A characteristic feature of these boards is a design focus on better audio and wired networking. On the audio front, most models feature AudioBoost audio with ground-layer isolation and headphones amp; while on the wired networking front, the higher-end models feature Broadcom Killer E2200 gaming-optimized NICs. On the ones that lack it, MSI dropped in at least an Intel-made NIC.

MSI Radeon R9 270X GAMING 2G ITX Launched

MSI's all new R9 270X GAMING 2G ITX is the latest addition to the MSI GAMING line-up and a perfect companion to the latest Intel and AMD Mini-ITX motherboards. At just 17 centimeters the card is fully featured and surprisingly cool and silent given its size and performance. This is thanks to the MSI RADAX fan solution, a true Hybrid Radial/Axial fan that combines the best of both worlds and reduces temperatures up to 30%. This is one of the consistent elements of MSI's GAMING Graphics Cards which all give you more performance while reducing temperatures and noise.

The new MSI GAMING App allows you to instantly overclock your MSI GAMING Graphics Card and MSI GAMING Motherboards, while you can video capture and stream in high quality with XSplit Gamecaster and MSI Predator. Military Class 4 components provide excellent stability and lifetime and the RADAX fan keeps your card running at low noise and full speed all day. The MSI R9 270X GAMING 2G ITX, combined with a variety of MSI GAMING motherboards in Mini-ITX provide a unique, rich gaming experience optimized for today's online and socialized gaming world while offering amazing thermal and acoustic performance in the mini-ITX form factor.

MSI Launches its Z97 OC Series Motherboards

MSI's motherboard lineup based on the Z97 Express chipset is branched primarily into two lines, Gaming Series, and OC Series. The Gaming Series covers price points all the way from $100 to $220, offering a feature-set that's tuned for gaming PC builds with moderate CPU/memory overclocks. The OC Series, on the other hand, is ranged between $200 and $400, offering products tuned toward serious to professional (competitive) overclockers. The OC Series consists of three models, beginning with the Z97 MPower, the Z97 MPower MAX AC, and the Z97 XPower AC.

MSI Outs GeForce GTX 750 OCV1 Graphics Card

MSI rolled out its newest factory-overclocked GeForce GTX 750 graphics card, the GTX 750 2GD5/OCV1. Based on the company's entry-level dual-slot cooling solution, and a compact PCB that draws all its power from the PCI-Express slot, this card offers factory-overclocked speeds of 1059 MHz core, 1137 MHz GPU Boost, and 5.00 GHz (GDDR5-effective) memory; and features 1 GB of it, across the GPU's 128-bit wide interface. Display outputs include dual-link DVI, D-Sub, and HDMI. Expect the card to be priced around US $130.

Intel Z97-based LGA1150 Motherboards Show Up on Newegg

Ahead of their anticipated May 9th launch, various motherboards based on Intel's upcoming Z97 Express chipset began appearing on US retailer Newegg.com. The boards are up for order, and ready to ship. Notable mentions include MSI Z97 MPower MAX AC, the company's flagship motherboard based on this chipset, which is going for US $259.99; its slightly toned down variant, the Z97 MPower, priced at $199.99; ASUS TUF Sabertooth Z97, the company's tough-nut motherboard based on this chipset, priced at US $249.99; MSI Z97-Gaming 7, priced at $189.99; GIGABYTE Z97X-UD3H, the company's mid-range Z97 model, priced at $149.99; and the similarly priced ASUS Z97-A. Featuring out of the box support for Intel's upcoming Core "Haswell" refresh processors, including the new high-end Core i7-4790K, Z97 Express brings SATA-Express and M.2 support to the table.


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MSI Radeon R9 295X2 Now Available

MSI, the gaming force in Graphics Cards is happy to announce the availability of the new AMD Radeon R9 295X2 Graphics Card. With two R9 290X GPUs on-board with clock speeds up to 1018 MHz and 8 Gigabyte of GDDR5, the R9 295X2 delivers the most insane frame rates in todays and future games. The card is cooled with a zeo maintenance liquid cooling system so gamers can expect cool temperatures, quiet operation and consistent performance. So whether you're looking at the best card for Gaming at 4K and higher resolutions or want to be in the driver's seat for this year's most stunning PC Games, the R9 295X2 is the right choice.

The record-shattering dual-GPU R9 295X2 is packed with two Hawaii XT GPUs featuring 5632 processors running at speeds up to 1018 MHz. The massive 8 Gigabyte of GDDR5 runs at 5 GHz and delivers enough bandwidth to drive 4K screens or 5 1080p screens in Eyefinity. Together with support for TrueAudio and Mantle technology, the R9 295X2 is ready to power the best games of 2014.

G.SKILL Ripjaws Releases DDR3L 32GB 2133MHz SO-DIMM Memory

G.SKILL International Co. Ltd., the leading high performance memory designer and manufacturer, is proud to announce the release of an even higher performance, higher capacity DDR3L SO-DIMM memory kit at 2133MHz! This time with a massive 32GB (4x8GB) capacity! Operating at a low voltage of 1.35V and at a timing of 11-11-11-31, this new Ripjaws SO-DIMM memory kit will elevate the performance of your extreme performance gaming laptop to new heights. Desktop performance and capacity on a laptop is now a reality!

The following is a test screenshot completed on the MSI GT70 2OC gaming laptop, exhibiting stability under extreme load. "As a world leading gaming brand, MSI Notebook's goal is to become the most trusted name in gaming and e-sport. We stand by our principles of breakthroughs in design, the pursuit of excellence, and technological innovation as we have continued to raise the bar for ourselves and have accomplished a great deal of pioneering work in the industry," commented Sam Chern, marketing director at MSI.

Next-gen MSI OC Series Motherboard to Feature "Delid Die Guard"

The upcoming entries to MSI's more overclocker-oriented line of motherboards, the M-Power and X-Power OC Series, will feature an interesting new feature that could appeal to overclockers that like to de-lid (remove the IHS of) their processors, for more direct heat-transfer between the chip and cooler. Called the "Delid Die Guard," the accessory is a replacement LGA socket brace that runs its way around the die, and not the edges of the package. The thickness of the brace puts it at the exact level of the surface of the chip (much like the support braces GPUs come with), and so it prevents heavy coolers (think chunky LN2 pots) from pressing too hard against the die, potentially breaking it. The feature could debut on MSI's upcoming M-Power motherboard based on the Z97 Express chipset.


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MSI 9-series Gaming Series Motherboards Pictured

MSI is ready with its Gaming series socket LGA1150 motherboards based on Intel's next-gen 9-series chipset, which are ready for Core "Haswell" refresh processors. The series includes three boards in the ATX form-factor, the 9-series Gaming 9 AC, 9-series Gaming 7, and 9-series Gaming 3; and one in the mini-ITX form-factor, the 9-series Gaming. The 9-series Gaming 9 AC is loaded with features, including a 12-phase CPU VRM, four DDR3 DIMM slots, three PCI-Express 3.0 x16 slots (x16/NC/NC or x8/x8/NC or x8/x4/x4), eight SATA 6 Gb/s ports, a PCI-Express x2 M.2 slot, Killer E2200 NIC, 802.11 ac WLAN, and more.

Next up, is the 9-series Gaming 7, which offers the same 12-phase CPU VRM as the 9-series Gaming 9 AC, same three PCI-Express 3.0 x16 slots, four PCI-Express 2.0 x1, and an identical storage connectivity. The 9-series Gaming 3 is the most affordable of the lot, with a 6-phase CPU VRM, one PCI-Express 3.0 x16, a PCI-Express 2.0 x16 (electrical x4), two PCI-Express 2.0 x1, and three PCI; six SATA 6 Gb/s, one M.2, and Killer E2200 NIC. Lastly, there's the 9-series Gaming ITX, which offers a decent 6-phase VRM, single PCI-Express 3.0 x16, 802.11 ac networking, Killer E2200 NIC, and AudioBoost audio. The three should launch in the run up to the mid-May release of Intel's new processors.
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MSI ProBox23 Thin Mini-ITX Barebone Now Shipping

MSI announces the launch of the MSI ProBox23, the first model in its new generation of commercial oriented barebone PCs. These series use the latest Intel H81 chipset, and support the 4th Generation Intel Core processors with high performance and integrated GPU providing powerful graphics processing.

Furthermore, the MSI ProBox23 is equipped with a thin mini-itx motherboard and energy efficient CPU cooler. With a length and width of only 20cm and a height of just 5cm, this barebone PC is one of the smallest in its kind. Moreover, the MSI ProBox23 can easily be mounted behind a monitor, making it the best space-saving solution for commercial and entertainment applications. The MSI ProBox23 will be available worldwide per beginning of April 2014.

MSI Gaming-branded SteelSeries Siberia V2 Headset Sells Separately

Possibly the most highly co-branded gaming peripheral on the planet, SteelSeries Siberia V2 headset is now donning a new look - MSI Gaming. Decked in black and red, the headset features red "MSI Gaming" branding on its headband, a red "dragon" peeping through the black mesh of its cans, and a full MSI Gaming logo inside them. If you've not had enough "MSI Gaming" with your motherboard, graphics card, keyboard, notebooks, RAM, or even full-blown gaming desktops already, then you can add this headset to your bucket list. Pricing details are not at hand.

MSI Releases AM1 Socketed Kabini Mini-ITX AM1I motherboard

MSI, world leader in motherboards, debuts its first AMD AM1 Socketed Kabini Mini-ITX motherboard, the MSI AM1I. With Kabini being sold separately, the MSI AM1I is fully upgradable and gives the user flexibility when looking for a ultra-low power dual or quad core solution. With MSI AM1I's rich feature set and support for the powerful power efficient Kabini APU, packed with high performance DirectX 11.2-support, it is the ideal motherboard to use in a compact desktop, HTPC or other multimedia solutions.

Kabini is the first x86 quad-core System on a Chip solution for mainstream use with improved performance per watt and best-in-class graphics. Now being sold separately, instead of soldered to a motherboard, the AM1 platform offers a complete, customizable package together with the MSI AM1I motherboard.

MSI Announces A88X-G41 PC Mate Motherboard

MSI rolled out a new mid-range, socket FM2+ motherboard in the ATX form-factor, the A88X-G41 PC Mate. As its name suggests, it's based on the A88X FCH chipset by AMD. Drawing power from a combination of 24-pin ATX and 8-pin EPS connectors, the board uses a 5-phase VRM to condition power for the FM2+ socket, which is wired to two DDR3 DIMM slots, that support up to 32 GB of dual-channel DDR3-1866 MHz memory; and a single PCI-Express 3.0 x16 slot. The second x16 slot is electrical PCI-Express 2.0 x4, and wired to the FCH.

Storage connectivity on the A88X-G41 PC Mate includes just six SATA 6 Gb/s ports, even as the A88X FCH offers eight. The board offers a total of four USB 3.0 ports, two on the rear panel, two by header. Also on offer are ten USB 2.0 ports, four on the rear panel, six by headers. There's quite some legacy connectivity on offer, such as LPT and COM, by headers. Display outputs include a dual-link DVI, D-Sub, and HDMI 1.4a. 6-channel HD audio, and gigabit Ethernet make for the rest of it. The A88X-G41 PC Mate is driven by AMI UEFI BIOS. Expect this board to be priced around the $100 mark.

EK Releases MSI R9 290X Lightning Full-Cover Water Block

EK Water Blocks, Ljubljana-based premium water cooling gear manufacturer, is proud to introduce the full-cover water cooling solution for the MSI R9 290X LIGHTNING series graphics cards.

EK-FC R9-290X Lightning water block directly 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 its VRM to remain stable under high overclocks.

MSI Fires Up B85I GAMING and B85M GAMING Motherboards

MSI, world leading in motherboards, debuts its new GAMING motherboards based on the Intel B85 chipset, the B85M GAMING and B85I GAMING. Inheriting the outstanding DNA of MSI's GAMING product family, the new B85 microATX and Mini-ITX GAMING motherboards feature USB Audio Power, Killer LAN, Audio Boost, and a whole new software and hardware design for enhanced performance. Offering the full GAMING experience in a small size without compromising on features.

The best possible sound quality with USB Audio Power
High quality USB audio devices, such as external DACs, suffer from weak USB power delivery when multiple USB devices are connected, highly impacting sound quality. MSI USB Audio Power continues to deliver 5V to the USB ports on motherboards, greatly improving sound quality. The USB Audio Power design, which powers the USB ports independently, offers more stable power and better audio signals than traditional solutions. This results in much clearer sound with reduced noise, along with improved power stability for the users' extra devices, enjoying an enriched sound presentation.

MSI Adds 20" and 22" Models to Ultra-slim Adora All-in-One Series

MSI, leading international motherboard, graphics card, notebook and All-in-One PC manufacturer today launches its all new, ultra-slim Adora20 and Adora22 All-in-One PCs. The MSI Adora series are the first AIO PCs in the world to use Anti-Flicker display technology. Its casings have a thickness of just 21mm at its thinnest point. Through the use of staggered lines on the side, the Adora20 and Adora22 look even slimmer. Both models are equipped with the Intel 4th Gen Mobile Pentium and Core multi-core processor and a high-end NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M discrete graphics card (Adora20 2NC / Adora22 2NC). In addition to the Anti-Flicker display technology, the anti-glare display allows the user to use the computer for extended periods without experiencing eyestrain. The Adora20 and Adora22 are generally available as of today.

MSI GS60 Ghost and GS70 Stealth Gaming Laptops Launch In the US

MSI Computer Corp, a leading manufacturer of computer hardware products and solutions, announces the immediate availability of the ultra-slim, yet powerful GS60 Ghost and GS70 Stealth gaming notebooks. Now available in 17-inch and 15-inch models, the GS Series offers gamers unmatched gaming power in incredibly thin and light gaming notebooks.

Designed for the serious gamer, the GS60 Ghost and GS70 Stealth notebooks deliver next generation graphics with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M/870M Graphics and blazing fast performance with 4th Gen Intel Core i7 processor and Killer Gaming Networking. The gaming notebooks also feature a variety of cutting edge components, including SteelSeries gaming backlit keyboard, powerful customization options with SteelSeries Engine, Sound Blaster Cinema, Dynaudio Technology and XSplit Gamecaster.

MSI New GAMING Product Lineup To Feature XSplit Gamecaster

MSI, global leader and manufacturer of gaming hardware and solutions, announces a full lineup of gaming products featuring XSplit Gamecaster by SplitmediaLabs.

SplitmediaLabs Limited is an innovative software company specializing in the development of multimedia applications and technology. "We have worked with MSI to optimize XSplit Gamecaster for use with a wide range of next generation MSI gaming hardware, making it easier than ever for gamers to live stream their gameplay to Twitch or record and upload it directly to YouTube," says CEO of SplitmediaLabs, Henrik Levring.

ASUS Unveils B85-Pro Gamer Motherboard

ASUS' choice of decking its mainline motherboards in black and gold is coming to bite it, as the company unveiled one of the first of its "Gamer" line of motherboards. Simply put, these are boards from its mainline Z87 and B85 series products, but with black and red color scheme, and not many of the goodies that its expensive ROG (Republic of Gamers) series comes with. It's the idea of making entry-level and mid-range products more appealing to gamers that ASUS appears to have aped MSI on, even if MSI isn't the original "black + red" motherboard maker. That said, the B85-Pro Gamer isn't just a B85-Pro with fancy heatsinks. Its PCB resembles rather closely with that of the Z87-A.

To begin with, this slim ATX motherboard uses an 8-phase VRM to condition power to the LGA1150 socket. It's wired to four DDR3 DIMM slots, and a single PCI-Express 3.0 x16 slot. The other long x16 slot on this board is physically PCI-Express 2.0 x4, and wired to the B85 PCH. Three legacy PCI, and two PCI-Express 2.0 x1 make up the rest of the expansion area. Storage connectivity includes four SATA 6 Gb/s, and two SATA 3 Gb/s. Display outputs (which we doubt gamers would use), include DVI, D-Sub, and HDMI. ASUS worked on the networking and audio of this board. It features a rather premium Intel I217V GbE controller, and SupremeFX audio, with a 115 dBA SNR CODEC, electrolytic capacitors, a TI-made 300Ω headphones amp, and ground-layer isolation.

MSI Also Announces the GS60 Ghost Gaming Notebook

MSI, the leading gaming computer innovator and maker, now presenting the brand new design GS60 Ghost gaming notebook. The MSI engineers refine every detailed material and component to increase the performance to the limit and stay true to portability. The MSI GS60 Ghost packs Intel core i7-4700HQ, incredible graphics powered by NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M and featured exclusive Super Raid with groundbreaking storage performance. At 19.9mm thin weighing 1.9 kg, the GS60 Ghost is definitely the most portable 15.6 inch gaming weapon.

All cutting-edge feature in one!
Eric Kuo, vice president of global sales & marketing, MSI Notebook, pointed out that the innovative GS60 Ghost features the new generation of 3D discrete graphics card and hot new ultra-high speed solid state hard drive with M.2 interface comes optional to give the system read/write speeds in excess of 950 MB/s. MSI gaming notebooks are the top choice for top gamers around the world (Top player, top choice!). What's more, the SteelSeries keyboard, designed specifically for the professional gamers in mind, offers better feel and durability than any other keyboard on any other type of laptop out there. These laptops offer a wide range of other envelope pushing features, including the high speed Killer Gaming Networking chip and Audio Boost headset sound enhancement technology, at a reasonable price, making these dream machines for the extreme gamer.

MSI Introduces the GP70 Leopard and GP60 Leopard Notebooks

Slim and slight, MSI's GP70 Leopard and GP60 Leopard present better performance of the latest laptops for online gaming competitions. Under the hood, these NBs meet your need for machines that with good performance with better gaming experience. In addition, they sport envelope-pushing Steelseries gaming keyboards, unique Audio Boost for headsets sound enhancement solution. Easy to Take and powerful, these NBs will give you the furious advantage in HD gaming competitions.

MSI has received high marks for its high-end gaming laptops, the good performance but compact gaming design in new gaming notebooks. They featured Intel's 4th Generation Quad Core processor and new Generation NVIDIA GeForce 840M discrete graphics. Specially designed to meet the demands of online gamers around the world.

MSI Announces AG220 and AG240 All-in-One PCs

MSI, prominent developer in gaming technology, is once again leading the way by releasing the new AG220 and AG240 as the successors to its AG2712A that won the CES Innovation Award this year. The AG220 and AG240 are 21.5" and 23.6" Full HD All-in-One PCs that support MSI's industry-leading Anti-Flicker and Less Blue Light technologies. Both AG220 and AG240 come with touch and non-touch displays and are based on Intel's latest Haswell platform with support for quad-core processors. The PCs also feature NVIDIA's latest GeForce GTX 860M gamer-grade discrete graphics card and Killer game networking accelerator favored by professional gamers. Additionally, they come with speakers by Yamaha and the all new Headset Master technology to easily switch between headset and speaker audio output.

MSI Announce GS70 Stealth Pro Laptop with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M

MSI, the leading gaming computer innovator and manufacturer, now announce the upgraded version of GS70 Stealth gaming notebook. With the cutting-edge designed and featured lethal arsenal components, it's been the world-wild award winner of stylish gaming laptop since it launched in 2013. In 2014, what interested the market was not only the latest generation of Intel Core i7 processor and powerful NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M graphics, but also equipped with the exclusive Super Raid 2 technology, Killer Networking and SteelSeries full color gaming keyboard with SSE. The ultra-thin and light exterior appearance and blush aluminum chassis, measuring less than 22 mm thick and weighting only 2.66 kg, the GS70 is definitely the world's thinnest and lightest 17-inch ultra mobile gaming solution.

Eric Kuo, vice president of global sales & marketing, MSI Notebook, pointed out that the innovative GS70 Stealth features the new generation of enthusiast GTX 870M discrete graphics card and hot new ultra-high speed solid state hard drive with 3x M.2 interface comes optional to give the system read/write speeds in excess of 1500 MB/s. MSI gaming notebooks are the top choice for top gamers around the world (Top player, top choice!). What's more, the SteelSeries keyboard, designed specifically for the professional gamers in mind, offers better feel and durability than any other keyboard on any other type of laptop out there. These laptops offer a wide range of other envelope pushing features, including the high speed Killer Gaming Networking chip and Audio Boost headset sound enhancement technology, at a reasonable price, making these dream machines for the extreme gamer.

MSI Unleashes New GT Dominator and GE Apache Gaming Notebooks

MSI Computer Corp, a leading manufacturer of computer hardware products and solutions, announces the immediate availability of the devastatingly powerful GT Dominator and performance driven GE Apache gaming notebooks.

MSI's new GT Dominator and GE Apache lineups are now equipped with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 800M Series Graphics, 4th Gen Intel Core i7 processor, Killer Gaming Networking, SteelSeries gaming backlit keyboard with customization engine, Sound Blaster Cinema, Dynaudio Technology and XSplit Gamecaster. Available in 17-inch and 16-inch, the GT Dominator and GE Apache offers both professional and amateur gamers unmatched mobile gaming performance.

MSI Announces Radeon R9 280 Gaming

MSI finally launched its first Radeon R9 280 graphics card, flashing its Gaming Series branding. Based on an otherwise identical board design to that of the R9 280X Gaming, the card features MSI's Twin Frozr IV cooling solution. It offers factory-overclocked speeds of 933 MHz core, 1000 MHz boost, and 5.00 GHz memory. Based on the 28 nm "Tahiti" silicon, the Radeon R9 280 offers 1,792 stream processors, 112 TMUs, 32 ROPs, and a 384-bit wide GDDR5 memory interface, holding 3 GB of memory. The card draws power from a combination of 6-pin and 8-pin PCIe power connectors, display outputs include two mini-DisplayPort connectors, two dual-link DVI, and an HDMI connector. Expect this one to go for around $280.
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