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MSI Shows off its X99 Motherboard

MSI showed off its very first LGA2011-2 motherboard, based on Intel's X99 Express chipset, supporting Core i7 "Haswell-E" HEDT processors. The unnamed board is still in its early stages of development, none of its product styling (colors, heatsinks/lack-thereof) are final. The board features eight DDR4 DIMM slots, with which it should support up to 64 GB of quad-channel DDR4 memory. The CPU is powered by an 8-phase VRM. Expansion slots include four PCI-Express 3.0 x16. Storage connectivity includes one each of SATA-Express, M.2, and eight SATA 6 Gb/s ports. Most of its connectors are not even placed, but one can expect multiple USB 3.0 ports, two gigabit Ethernet connections, Thunderbolt, etc.

Intel "Devil's Canyon" 9-series Chipset Exclusive?

Intel's next socket LGA1150 quad-core processors for overclockers, namely the Core i7-4790K and the Core i7-4690K, codenamed "Devil's Canyon," could be exclusive to motherboards based on the 9-series chipset. For overclockers, the choices would hence narrow down to motherboards based on the Z97 Express chipset. Marketing material distributed to retailers ahead of the processors' mid-June launch, mention "Devil's Canyon" to be supported by "new Intel 9 series chipset," while the same material detailing unlocked Pentium 20th Anniversary Edition mention it to be supported by "both Intel 8 and 9 series chipset."

Intel not mentioning that for "Devil's Canyon" is leading some to speculate that it won't be supported by motherboards running 8-series chipset, notably Z87 Express. For overclockers with expensive Z87 motherboards such as the ASUS Maximus VI Extreme, Gigabyte Z87X SOC, and MSI Z87 MPower MAX, this could spell trouble. Based on binned "Haswell Refresh" silicon, "Devil's Canyon" chips are special, in that they feature enhanced on-package electricals that can tolerate higher current; an enhanced thermal interface material between the die and the integrated heatspreader (IHS), enhanced LGA contact points, and increased voltage and thermal limits.

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MSI Gaming All-in-One PCs Launch in the US

MSI Computer Corp, a leading high-end manufacturer of computer hardware products and solutions, unveils their full line-up of the world's first and most powerful gaming All-in-One computers, including the NVIDIA GTX 880M powered 27" AG270with speakers & amplifier empowered by Yamaha, and the ultra-slim 24" AG240 and 22" AG220.

"MSI's squadron of gaming AIOs takes gaming to the next level and outperforms any other unit on the market," says Andy Tung, CEO of MSI Pan America. "The state of the art components shreds gaming benchmarks, delivers an immersive gaming experience and is hands down the most superb combination of style and performance."

MSI Announces its GeForce GT 740 Series

MSI joined the GeForce GT 740 launch party with two cards, the N740-2GD5, which features 2 GB of GDDR5 memory, and the N740-2GD3, which features 2 GB DDR3. Both cards are based on essentially the same board design, and offer NVIDIA-reference clock speeds of 1006 MHz core. The N740-2GD5 features reference GDDR5 memory clocks of 5.00 GHz, while the N740-2GD3 offers 1782 MHz (DDR). Based on the 28 nm GK107 silicon, the GeForce GT 740 offers 384 CUDA cores, 32 TMUs, 16 ROPs, and a 128-bit wide memory interface.

MSI Z97 Gaming 9 AC Now Available

MSI, world leading in motherboard technology, is pleased to announce its unleashing of the Z97 GAMING 9 AC motherboard to the public. The Z97 GAMING 9 AC from MSI is a custom designed motherboard, decorated with luscious new heat-sinks and unique Dragon Armor that highlight an arsenal of new features found on the board. It's masterpiece being Xtreme Audio DAC, a premium dedicated onboard sound card with specially selected high quality audio components, set up and tuned by professionals delivering 120dB Signal-to-Noise-Ratio (SNR) 192kHz / 32-Bit of purest sound quality for studio-grade Hi-Fi solutions and gaming headgear. The MSI Z97 GAMING 9 AC also comes with an Intel Wi-Fi AC module with Bluetooth 4.0 and Intel WiDi support.

Having superior sound quality while gaming is the decisive factor between a kilI or be killed. The MSI Z97 GAMING 9 AC motherboard comes with a premium Hi-Fi sound card, delivering 192kHz / 32-Bit 120 dB SNR bit-perfect audio quality, onboard! Premium audio components like a C-Media HD Audio Processor, Wolfson WM8741 DAC and Texas Instruments TPA6120A2 amplifier are selected for the truly amazing sound quality. Enjoy pure sound quality and a breathtaking, never heard before, gaming sound experience that gives you the upper hand on your enemy.

MSI Introduces the GeForce GTX 780 GAMING 6G

MSI, world leader in graphics card technology Is pleased to announce the availability of the GTX 780 GAMING 6G. Featuring everything you'd expect from an MSI graphics card, but now with doubled-up memory for higher performance at 4K resolutions.

With the already spectacular performance of the GTX 780 and the introduction of new games and high resolution monitors comes the demand for more video memory. Combined with the award winning Twin Frozr IV Advanced thermal design, MSI exclusive Gaming App and the all new Afterburner 3.0 the GTX 780 GAMING 6G is an easy step-up into the world of 64-bit 4K resolution gaming, the way it's meant to be played.

G.Skill to Host OC World Cup Finals at Computex 2014

G.SKILL International Co. Ltd., the leading high performance memory designer and manufacturer, is proud to announce the 6 finalists to compete in the G.SKILL OC World Cup 2014 & battle for the ultimate prize of $10,000 USD during Computex 2014. After a month-long of online qualifiers on HWBot, 6 of the top qualifiers including "der8auer" from Germany, "8 Pack" from UK, "ZeR0_Dan" & "Hero" from China, "Xtreme Addict" from Poland and "Splave" from USA will be attending G.SKILL OC World Cup live finals at G.SKILL booth I0218, Nangang Exhibition Center, Computex 2014, going head-to-head for a shot at the largest single cash prize in competitive overclocking history, $10,000 USD.

G.SKILL OC World Cup 2014 live qualifiers will be held from Tuesday, 3rd to Thursday, 5th June with 2 rounds per day, finals & award ceremony will be held on Friday 6th June. With the Championship title & $10,000 cash prize at stake, overclockers are expected push their hardware to the absolute limit using G.SKILL TridentX Memory, MSI GTX 750Ti Gaming VGA cards, Seasonic 1000W Platinum PSUs and 4th Gen Intel Core processor, More details on official event page.

MSI Announces Gaming Series W8 Gaming Mouse

It's not just motherboards, graphics cards, and notebooks that MSI is trying to sell under its Gaming Series brand, the company is also taking cracks at gaming peripherals from time to time. Its latest creation is the Gaming Series W8 gaming mouse. One of the few ambidextrous palm-grip mice in existence, the W8 has a very Sharkoon Drakonia-like appearance to it. The W8 offers eight programmable buttons with native macro storage on a 128 KB ROM. Under its hood is a 5,600 dpi sensor with on-the-fly adjustments. Other features include adjustable weight, and a software app to make macro settings. MSI didn't reveal pricing or availability.

MSI Introduces the AG270 All-in-One Gaming PC

Following the success of the MSI AG2712 Gaming All-in-One PC, world-renowned vendor of gaming products, MSI is introducing a new 27-inch, All-in-One Gaming PC; the MSI AG270 2PE / AG270 2PC. The MSI AG270 features the 4th Intel Core i7 quad-core processor, NVIDIA top-of-the-line GeForce GTX 870/880M discrete graphics card, and up to 8GB GDDR5 of graphics memory for the best gaming experience. Besides that, MSI includes an anti-flicker, non-glare display to the AG270, topping it off with an all new audio speaker solution empowered by Yamaha.

Three Layers of Innovative Screen Protection for Gamer's Eyes
To provide gamers with an even better gaming environment, MSI introduces an anti-glare matte display on its All-in-One PC. No matter at LAN event venues or brightly-lit Internet cafes, the anti-glare protection guards the user's eyes against glare from the computer screen.

MSI Announces Z97 Gaming 9 AC Flagship LGA1150 Motherboard

MSI launched its Intel Z97 chipset-based Gaming series lineup with three ATX motherboards, the Z97 Gaming 3, the Z97 Gaming 5, and the Z97 Gaming 7. The company now made a high-end addition, with the Z97 Gaming 9 AC. Built in the standard ATX form-factor, the board is filled to the brim with features targeted more toward high-end gaming PC builds, than professional CPU/memory overclocking. It still offers a decent overclocking feature-set. To begin with, the board draws power from a combination of 24-pin ATX, 8-pin EPS connectors, and uses a 16-phase VRM to condition power for the CPU, which is wired to four DDR3 DIMM slots, and three PCI-Express 3.0 x16 slots (x8/x4/x4 when all three are populated, x8/x8/x0 when two are, and x16/x0/x0 when one is. 3-way SLI and CrossFire are supported.

An EMI shield covers the rear-panel I/O, while another shields the entire onboard audio circuitry, and the NICs. Audio is care of a 100+ dBA SNR DAC, which an external headphone amp circuit, ground-layer isolation, audio-grade capacitors, and EMI shielding. Wired connectivity is handled by Broadcom's newer Killer E2205 gigabit NIC. Wireless connectivity is handled by an Intel-made chipset that offers 802.11 ac WLAN, and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity. Storage connectivity is devoid of SATA-Express, but features eight SATA 6 Gb/s, and an M.2 slot. Overclocking features include voltage measurement points, and POST LED display. Expect this one to go for over US $200.

MSI Launches 26 New Intel H97 and Z97 Motherboards

MSI, world leading in motherboard technology, is pleased to announce its new line of Intel Z97 and H97 based motherboards are now available. With a choice of no less than 26 new models including Mini-ITX, microATX and ATX models, MSI motherboards are the best choice of millions of gamers, overclockers, pc enthusiasts and businesses world-wide and this number grows every day. Signifying its capabilities and design the MSI Z97 XPOWER AC is the culmination of overclocking know-how and technology and the flagship of MSI's OC motherboards. This year the MSI Z97 XPOWER AC already broke the 7GHz mark and is awarded the COMPUTEX 2014 d&i award. MSI's Z97 GAMING lineup features completely new models with the breath-taking Z97 GAMING 9 AC at the gamers' choice, featuring the best on-board gaming audio ever with Xtreme Audio DAC and Audio Boost 2. Supporters of MSI's classic black and blue colors can look forward to new models like Z97S SLI PLUS that combines good looks with plenty of features at a competitive price point. People looking to upgrade now can rest assured that future 4th and 5th Intel socket 1150 based processors will be supported on MSI Z97 and H97 motherboards.

MSI Launches 16 New 9 Series Classic Motherboards

MSI, world leader in motherboard technology, is proud to announce its next generation of award-winning Classic motherboards. With 16 new models available in Mini-ITX, microATX and ATX size, the new MSI Z97 Classic motherboards present an arsenal of new features and improvements as well as technical ingenuity.

Offering reliable and fast Gigabit LAN from Intel and official Nvidia SLI support for enthusiasts looking to pair up multiple graphics cards. On-board M.2 and SATA Express provides the fastest storage performance through unprecedented transfer speeds up to 10 Gb/s with flexible solutions for using preferred devices. Guard-Pro and Military Class 4 provide all the stability you need through carefully selected and thoroughly tested components and materials. MSI's new Z97 Classic motherboards for Intel 4th Generation core processors delivers an unprecedented choice of technical features no matter which model you choose.

MSI Ships GS70 Stealth Pro and GS60 Ghost Pro 3K Gaming Notebooks

MSI Computer Corp, a leading manufacturer of computer hardware products and solutions, announces the immediate availability of the GS60 Ghost Pro 3K and the GS70 Stealth Pro gaming notebooks. Designed for the mobile gamer who demands a sexy and sleek design with performance capable of shredding any game settings, MSI's newest gaming notebooks feature NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M graphics, 4th Generation Intel Core i7 processor, Killer Gaming Networking and Super RAID Technology.

MSI's Super RAID technology provides superior data processing and accessing speed by supporting multiple SSDs and increasing data read/write speeds. MSI's GS70 Stealth Pro, equipped with the latest Super RAID 2 technology, combines the power of three mSATA SSDs, kicking up read speeds to over 1,500 MB/s or three times faster than high performance single SSD notebooks and more than 15 times faster than conventional laptops with standard SATA hard drives.

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.
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