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MSI Unveils Radeon RX 6800 XT Gaming X Trio

MSI in its regular MSI Insider stream unveiled its premium custom-design graphics card based on the Radeon RX 6800 XT, the RX 6800 XT Gaming X Trio. This card features the latest generation Tri Frozr 2 board design that the company introduced with its NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30-series custom-design graphics cards. The Radeon logo sits next to an illuminated MSI Gaming logo along the top of the card. Next to them are two 8-pin PCIe power inputs. The cooling solution appears to be of the same size as the one found on the GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio. We expect this card to MSI's most premium RX 6800 XT offering. AMD in its launch event for the RX 6000 series claimed that the RX 6800 XT offers performance competitive with the RTX 3080.

MSI Announces Optix MAG274QRF-QD Monitor

MSI, the world's leading manufacturer for true gaming hardware, is proudly expanding the hardware possibilities for all gamers. This time, we are honored to introduce our latest eSports Gaming Monitor: Optix MAG274QRF-QD. Equipped with a Rapid IPS panel, the latest technology that delivers 4x faster response time than normal IPS panels, the Optix MAG274QRF-QD will give you all the competitive advantages you need. Experience extremely smooth and tear-free gameplay with built-in NVIDIA G-Sync Compatible technology, 165hz high refresh rate, and 1 ms GTG fast response time.

Performance matters a lot, but it would be a great pity if the beautiful details in the games are lost. This wouldn't be a problem with the Optix MAG274QRF-QD. The WQHD (2560x1440) high resolution and Quantum Dot technology will produce the most mesmerizing images. Enjoy every scene as if you are living within. Always improving, MSI will keep on challenging itself in the design of gaming monitors, and ensure that you are always ahead of your opponents.

MSI Announces MEG B550 Unify series

MSI, a world-leading gaming motherboard manufacturer, proudly announces the new flagship AMD B550 motherboards - MEG B550 UNIFY and MEG B550 UNIFY-X. The spirit of the UNIFY series consists of modest and pure black design, emphasizing the real value of the motherboard that can be brought to the demanding gamers and power users instead of fancy LED decorations. By eliminating all the redundant RGB LEDs and adopting the UV black printing, the heatsink shows the gleam and the shining reflection of the dragon that symbolizes a mysterious and high-quality image. For the UNIFY series motherboard, MSI put great efforts into those essential parts concerned by those enthusiast gamers, enhancing not only the thermal but also power solution to run with the AMD Ryzen processors.

Emphasizing the ultimate performance, MEG B550 UNIFY brings astonishing overclocking records to enthusiast gamers. With AMD Ryzen 5 3600XT processor, it is an incredible result to push CPU frequency to 6155.35 MHz, becoming the world's record breaker once again.

MSI Releases CPU Cooler Type Optimization to ClickBIOS 5

MSI, a world-leading motherboard manufacturer, announces the new BIOS feature: CPU Cooler Tuning. "CPU Cooler Tuning" is an innovative design that unleashes the processors from the thermal design power of the boxed cooler after users replace it with a better solution. It helps the users take advantage of the full potential of the processors. It is also very intuitive and easy to use. The drop-down menu shows the options to the users and lets them choose the cooling solution and the system will automatically change the power and current limit to the corresponding values.

This table shows the maximum power and current limit of B460 & H410 motherboards and how high the frequency they can achieve. It is obvious that the power limit makes a huge impact on the boost frequency when the processor is under load. As long as the cooler is efficient enough, MSI recommends users to set the power limit at a higher value for better performance.

MSI Announces VIGOR GK20, IMMERSE GH61, IMMERSE HS01 COMBO, AND CLUTCH GM20 ELITE

MSI, leader in true gaming hardware, is proud to announce the VIGOR GK20, IMMERSE GH61, IMMERSE HS01 COMBO, and CLUTCH GM20 ELITE to provide more choices for mainstream gamers with a determination to win and a refined gaming design. A SOLID BASE FOR GAMING - VIGOR GK20 is your best and most reliable partner in battle! With ergonomic design keycaps, rainbow lighting effect, and being water-repellent keeping your keyboard functional and clean. Conveniently placed hotkeys and 12-keys anti-ghosting enable you to speed up and stay in control during games.

The ergonomic design with concave shaped keycaps enable a more comfortable typing and gaming experience. The RGB effect of the GK20 is here to stay as a static display which can be dimmed or turned off completely. Take control of your GK20 with hotkeys, easily adjust backlight brightness, or control media and volume without installing software. Being water repellent makes GK20 more durable and easy to clean. (*Tested under limited conditions (maximum 60 ml of liquid splash), excluding number keypads and indicator on upper-right corner.) Stand your ground in battle thanks to tactically positioned rubber feet for increased stability and an unyielding platform. Enjoy 12-key anti-ghosting (QWERASDFZXCV) on GK20 keyboard for absolute control in games.

MSI Partners with Ubisoft to Launch Watch_Dogs: Legion with Ambient Link Features

MSI, a world-leading gaming brand, has extended a partnership with UBISOFT - one of the world's largest game publishers - for the launch of the AAA game, Watch Dogs: Legion, coming October 29th, 2020. MSI Ambient Link features on Watch Dogs: Legion will be available from the same date to celebrate the game's release. Gamers can play on MSI's latest gaming desktops and gaming monitors to build their resistance in Watch Dogs Legion.

In Watch Dogs: Legion, you could also use your cellphone to arm combat drones, deploy stealthy spider-bots, or use your tech know-how to rig the system with explosions. Moreover, MSI's MEG Aegis Ti5 HMI brings the same future technology to life for gamers as well. The HMI intelligent gaming desktop is the world's first to introduce the automotive HMI concept into a gaming computer. Through HMI, you can quickly switch the game mod or start the game, all with one button. Everything is possible to experience Watch Dogs: Legion with MSI's latest MEG Aegis Ti5 gaming desktops and MPG341CQR gaming monitors.

MSI Subsidiary Starlit Partner Sold RTX 30-Series Cards Over MSRP; Company Investigates

Recently, it has been brought to light that a particular seller on Ebay was selling price-hiked MSI RTX 30-series graphics cards - such as the RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio - well over MSRP ($1,359 for an RTX 3080, compared to NVIDIA's $699 and MSI's $799). A more attentive look at the seller, identified as Starlit Partner, reveals that they carried only MSI-manufactured SKUs for NVIDIA's RTX 30-series, and was selling them, in most cases, as sealed and brand new. Now, scalping of NVIDIA's latest graphics card series has been thoroughly covered here on TechPowerUp; however, suspicions of ties between Starlit Partner and MSI itself, and the suggestion that this was a coordinated move in order to sell RTX 30-series inventory at marked-up pricing, deserves a longer appraisal.

As soon as the suspicion was posted in the Internet, some users donned their detective cloaks and went digging for more information, and confirmed the ties to MSI. However, MSI has already issued a statement on the issue, clarifying the scenario we were faced with. Indeed, MSI has ties to Starlit Partner, as they themselves acknowledge - the later is an individual sales subsidiary working under MSI. However, MSI further explains in the statement that Starlit Partner is tasked with the sale of refurbished items and excess inventory - and that they should never have had access to NVIDIA's RTX-30 series graphics cards in the first place. MSI launched an investigation that confirmed an error in inventory allocation allowed Starlit Partner to access inventory they shouldn't have had access to (without clarifying the error).

Alphacool Unveils Eisblock Plexi Water Blocks for MSI Ventus RTX 3080 and RTX 3090

Today, Alphacool presents its latest RTX 3080/3090 GPU cooling block for the MSI GeForce RTX 3080/3090 Ventus 3X to pre-order. Delivery is expected to start at the end of October. This cooler covers all the necessary components that require cooling. This includes the voltage converters, graphics memory and of course the GPU. All known hotspots of the graphics cards are completely cooled with water. Alphacool includes special 1 mm thick Ultra Soft thermal pads with this GPU cooler. As the name suggests, these are very soft and nestle perfectly to the components to be cooled. When the thermal pads heat up, the consistency and behavior is more like a thermal paste than a thermal pad. This of course has a positive effect on heat dissipation and is thermally far superior to standard thermal pads.

The Alphacool Eisblock Aurora Plexi GPX-N RTX 3090/3080 Ventus comes with a suitable backplate. This does not have to be purchased separately.
Like all Eisblock Aurora coolers, these models offer a comprehensive Digital RGB, sometimes better known as aRGB, illumination.

MSI Teases MPG ARTYMIS 343CQR 1000R Curved Gaming Monitor

MSI, the world's leading manufacturer for true gaming hardware, is proudly expanding the hardware possibilities for all gamers. MSI is proud to launch the world's first 1000R AI Curved Gaming Monitor - MSI ARTYMIS Series. 1000R, The most suitable curvature for the human eyes. It can Perfectly fits the curvature of the human eye so that you can see the entire screen without any fatigue. The curved surface design can also enhance the sense of coverage and immersion so that you will not be disturbed by the outside environment during the game, which greatly enhances the gaming experience.

In addition to 1000R, we also added many innovative and exclusive AI features to the product. The first product within the series - MPG ARTYMIS 343CQR, comes equipped with 3440 x1440 resolution, 1 ms response time, and HDR400 to fully utilize the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3000 Series. The visual experience brought about by performance enhancement is expected to be launched in December of 2020, so stay tuned.

MSI Statement Regarding Reported Instability with GeForce RTX 30 Series Graphics Cards

MSI became aware of reports from customers, reviewers, and system integrators that there may be instability when GeForce RTX 30 Series graphics cards core clocks exceeded a certain amount. The latest GeForce driver (456.55) includes fixes for the issue. As such, MSI recommends owners of GeForce RTX 30 Series graphics cards update to the latest driver release which can be downloaded from the NVIDIA GeForce website.

MSI stands behind its design decisions for its GeForce RTX 30 Series graphics cards catalog which consists of GAMING models and VENTUS models. MSI utilizes a mixed capacitor grouping in its designs to benefit from the strengths of both SP-Caps and MLCCs. All MSI GeForce RTX 30 Series cards that have shipped out since the beginning of production, which include media review samples, feature the PCB configurations as shown in the updated images below.

MSI Releases AGESA Combo PI V2 1.1.0.0 BIOS Updates for AMD 500-series Motherboards

MSI, the world leading gaming motherboard brand, releases optimized BIOS updates for AMD 500-series motherboards. Combo PI V2 1.1.0.0 BIOS has been released and it will be able to download in the coming days.

Highlights include: Optimized compatibility for AMD Ryzen 3000-Series and Ryzen 4000 G-Series Desktop Processors and future AM4 socket processors, solve some specific OC failure issues, updated SMU module, and optimized DDR4 memory overclocking. MSI will keep announcing BIOS news. Please find the latest information of the complete product list and more details about the Combo PI V2 1.1.0.0 and newer BIOS update on this blog.

NVIDIA AIC Partners Clarify RTX 3080/3090 Crash to Desktop Issues, Capacitor Choices

(UPDATE 28SEPT 16H31 GMT: Updated the MSI section with changes in the RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio store page).

Compounding the limited availability with the crash to desktop issues users have been experiencing with NVIDIA's recent RTX 3080/3090 graphics cards have led to rivers of digital ink being run on NVIDIA's latest RTX-30 series. After we've reported on NVIDIA's PG132 "Base Design" and manufacturer-specific capacitor choices and circuitry, we've now seen many of NVIDIA's AIC partners actually respond to this issue, clarifying their choices in this specific part of RTX 30-series board design, as well as the steps they've taken (if any) so as to help solve the issues (which are thus confirmed as being somewhat related to these capacitor choices, even if they are not the root cause.)

Alphacool Announces Waterblocks For MSI & ASUS RTX3080/RTX3090

Today, Alphacool presents several new coolers that are ready to pre-order for GeForce RTX 3080 and 3090 cards. Delivery will begin at the end of October. These include coolers for the ASUS STRIX and TUF series and coolers for the MSI Gaming X Trio series. The new coolers cover all important components like voltage converter, graphics memory and of course the GPU. Also any other important areas that tend to get hot are also cooled via liquid. To ensure the best possible heat transfer, Alphacool uses special 1 mm thick Ultra Soft thermal pads for all surrounding components, which snuggle particularly well to the components. The incredibly soft consistency of the Ultra Soft thermal pads behaves similar to a thermal paste after heating. Due to this perfect coating, the heat transfer is much better than with standard thermal pads.

All Eisblock Aurora coolers for the RTX 3080 and 3090 models are delivered with backplate. It is not necessary to purchase them separately. Like all Eisblock Aurora coolers, these models offer a comprehensive Digital RGB, sometimes better known as aRGB, illumination.

RTX 3080 Crash to Desktop Problems Likely Connected to AIB-Designed Capacitor Choice

Igor's Lab has posted an interesting investigative article where he advances a possible reason for the recent crash to desktop problems for RTX 3080 owners. For one, Igor mentions how the launch timings were much tighter than usual, with NVIDIA AIB partners having much less time than would be adequate to prepare and thoroughly test their designs. One of the reasons this apparently happened was that NVIDIA released the compatible driver stack much later than usual for AIB partners; this meant that their actual testing and QA for produced RTX 3080 graphics cards was mostly limited to power on and voltage stability testing, other than actual gaming/graphics workload testing, which might have allowed for some less-than-stellar chip samples to be employed on some of the companies' OC products (which, with higher operating frequencies and consequent broadband frequency mixtures, hit the apparent 2 GHz frequency wall that produces the crash to desktop).

Another reason for this, according to Igor, is the actual "reference board" PG132 design, which is used as a reference, "Base Design" for partners to architecture their custom cards around. The thing here is that apparently NVIDIA's BOM left open choices in terms of power cleanup and regulation in the mounted capacitors. The Base Design features six mandatory capacitors for filtering high frequencies on the voltage rails (NVVDD and MSVDD). There are a number of choices for capacitors to be installed here, with varying levels of capability. POSCAPs (Conductive Polymer Tantalum Solid Capacitors) are generally worse than SP-CAPs (Conductive Polymer-Aluminium-Electrolytic-Capacitors) which are superseded in quality by MLCCs (Multilayer Ceramic Chip Capacitor, which have to be deployed in groups). Below is the circuitry arrangement employed below the BGA array where NVIDIA's GA-102 chip is seated, which corresponds to the central area on the back of the PCB.

MSI Releases Duet Display Secondary Monitor Software

MSI, a world leader in gaming and content creation hardware, unveils it's new feature Duet Display, a cross-platform solution incorporates the iOS device by adding the touch screen capability to your PC, allowing your iOS device to become a drawing board. "MSI is constantly searching for solutions to improve our user's experience. The new Duet Display improves the experience on gaming as well as in work productivity, helping users who have to work from home during the global pandemic and keep productivity with their tasks," said Harry Kao, MSI Technical Director.

The convenience of the cross-platform MSI Duet Display ensures the perfect experience for remote workers or people on the go. For those people often have multiple devices with them (an iPad, a PC for personal use, a PC for work), Duet Display will be the most comprehensive and lowest latency application that integrates their life and work in so many ways.

Bitspower Intros CPU+VRM Monoblock for MSI MEG Z490 Ace

Bitspower today introduced a CPU+VRM monoblock tailor-made for the MSI MEG Z490 Ace motherboard (model: BP-MBMZ490ACE). The monoblock provides liquid cooling to the Socket LGA1200 CPU and the adjoining CPU VRM solution, by making contact with its hottest components, the DrMOS, via thermal pads. The CPU contact area features a mirror finish, so you get to use your own TIM. The primary material of the monoblock is nickel-plated copper, coupled with a clear acrylic top that's studded with addressable RGB LEDs. The main coolant channel passes over the VRM area, and a micro-fin lattice over the CPU socket. Available now, the Bitspower BP-MBMZ490ACE is priced at USD $205.

MSI Announces the MAG B550 TORPEDO Motherboard

MSI, a world-leading motherboard manufacturer, proudly announces the new member of the MAG family: the all-new MAG B550 TORPEDO. For the 3rd Gen Ryzen processors & Ryzen 4000 G-series processors, the new MAG B550 TORPEDO motherboard is designed to be the best choice in its class. The MAG B550 TORPEDO has the same military theme as all the other members in the MAG family. The 10 Dual Rail Power System with smart power stages and the stunning extended heatsink allow the MAG B550 TORPEDO to stably supply the power needs for multi-core processors. It supports up to AMD Ryzen 9 3950X 16 cores processors.

Besides the heatsink on the power stage components, the MAG B550 TORPEDO also has the M.2 SHIELD FROZR that maintains the temperature of the PCI-E Gen 4 SSDs that it also supports. Support of the PCI-E Gen 4 graphics card is the next highlight of this motherboard. The PCI-Express signals are strengthen and protect against electromagnetic interference for stutter-free user experience by the steel Armor PCI-E slot. Be ready to enjoy the superior bandwidth with MSI lightning Gen4 solution.

MSI Announces Alpha 15 & 17 Models Powered by AMD Ryzen 7 4800H + Radeon RX 5600M

As digital games are quickly emerging as one of the world's favorite pastimes, gaming laptop giant MSI continues to produce innovative laptops to meet the diverse demands of gamers. MSI's all-AMD laptops, Alpha 15 and 17, are making a strong comeback with more powerful specifications, offering the latest 7 nm-powered AMD mobile processor and graphics technology.

Designed for gamers looking for the most advanced technology, MSI's all-AMD Alpha 15 and 17 gaming laptops combine the cutting-edge hardware of up to AMD Ryzen 7 4800H mobile processor and AMD Radeon RX 5600M graphics, which together offer desktop-class performance as an appealing and affordable option for mainstream gamers. As the chart indicates, the 7 nm combination significantly expedites the speed and performance for multitasking, heavy workloads, or playing popular games like "Grand Theft Auto V", "Shadow of the Tomb Raider" and "Borderlands 3".

MSI Releases AGESA V2 1.0.8.1 BIOS Updates for AMD 500-series Chipset Motherboards

MSI began rolling out UEFI firmware updates that pack AMD's latest AGESA Combo PI V2 1.0.8.1 microcode, for the company's Socket AM4 motherboards based on the AMD 500-series chipsets. The company released firmware updates for 9 of its B550 motherboards today. Some time mid-September, it plans to release updates for X570 chipset boards, and the rest of its B550 motherboards. By late-September, updates will be released for A520 chipset boards.

MSI says AGESA V2 1.0.8.1 improves memory compatibility and memory overclocking headroom, and supports UMA memory share control for Ryzen 4000G / PRO 4000G "Renoir" desktop processors. MSI added fixes specific to its products, such as Soft RAID issues on B550, and PCs refusing to resume from S3 state. Check the "support" section of your motherboard's product page on the MSI website for the new firmware updates.

MSI Unveils The Oculux NXG253R 360Hz eSports Gaming Monitor

MSI, world's leading manufacturer for true gaming hardware, is proudly expanding the hardware possibilities for gamers. This time, we are honored to introduce our latest flat eSports Gaming Monitor: Oculux NXG253R. MSI Oculux NXG253R supports the latest NVIDIA G-SYNC technology, accompanied with extremely high refresh rate of 360Hz and fast response time of 1 ms GTG, giving gamers the smoothest gaming experience. The mystic light feature allows you to personalize your gaming rig, giving you a full grip of your game in a blink of an eye. In addition to providing the best hardware performance, MSI is committed to providing players with the best gaming experience, cooperating with NVIDIA, and introducing the latest NVIDIA Reflex Latency Analyzer function.

NVIDIA Reflex Feature Detailed, Vastly Reduce Input Latency, Measure End-to-End System Latency

NVIDIA Reflex is a new innovation designed to minimize input latency with competitive e-sports games. When it comes out later this month with patches to popular e-sports titles such as Fortnite, Apex Legends, and Valorant, along with a GeForce driver update, the feature could improve input latencies even without any specialized hardware. Input latency is defined as the time it takes for a user input (such as a mouse click) in a game, to reflect as output on the screen, or the time it takes for your mouse click to register as a gunshot in an online shooter, and appear on-screen. The feature is compatible with any NVIDIA GeForce GPU, GTX 900 series or later.

NVIDIA briefly detailed how this works. On the software side, the NVIDIA driver co-operates with a compatible game engine to optimize the game's 3D rendering pipeline. This is accomplished by dynamically reducing the rendering queue, so fewer frames are queued up for the GPU to render. NVIDIA claims that the technology can also keep the GPU perfectly in sync with the CPU (1:1 render queue), reducing the "back-pressure" on the GPU, letting the game sample mouse input at the last possible moment. NVIDIA is releasing Reflex to gamers as GeForce driver updates, and to game developers as the Reflex SDK. This allows them to integrate the technology with their game engine, providing a toggle for the technology, and also put out in-game performance metrics.

MSI Unveils The MEG Aegis Ti5 Gaming Desktop featuring NVIDIA Ampere Graphics

MSI, the world's leading eSports gaming brand, announced the world's first NVIDIA Ampere series gaming desktop: MEG Aegis Ti5. With its futuristic design and the most up to date specifications in the industry, it is a must for players that want to enjoy 3A masterpiece games. MEG Aegis Ti5's built-in NVIDIA RTX 3080 graphics card and Intel Core i9-10900K processor can provide players with the smoothest and most delicate gaming images. MSI's exclusive Silent Strom Cooling 4 separates the air-chamber cooling to ensure that the system can run at high performance for a long time. The MEG Aegis Ti5 has the world's first gaming knob design, which allows players to easily control the MEG Aegis Ti5. The built-in Thunderbolt 3 technology helps players easily back up game records, and the 2.5G LAN and WiFi 6 network design provide players the smoothest network experience.

MSI Unveils First Custom NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Series

As a leading brand in True Gaming hardware, MSI is proud to share its take on NVIDIA's exciting new GeForce RTX 30 series GPUs, with graphics cards that unite the latest in graphics technology, high-performance circuit board design, and advanced cooling.

The new NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Series GPUs, the 2nd generation of RTX, features new RT Cores, Tensor Cores and streaming multiprocessors, bringing stunning visuals, amazingly fast frame rates, and AI acceleration to games and creative applications. Powered by the NVIDIA Ampere architecture, which delivers increases of up to 1.9X performance-per-watt over the previous generation, the RTX 30 Series effortlessly powers graphics experiences at all resolutions, even up to 8K at the top end. The GeForce RTX 3090, 3080, and 3070 represent the greatest GPU generational leap in the history of NVIDIA.

MSI Also Announces PRO 22XT 10M and MP241 All-in-One Desktop PCs

Without question, MSI is not only the market leader in the gaming hardware industry but also the innovative pioneer of technology. MSI always showcases cutting edge technology that surprises the world. As the world tends to be unpredictable, MSI keeps on developing products with stylish, stable, and the best performance for all kinds of users. The MSI PRO Series All-in-One PC is made for both commercial and professional use. Crafted with reliable materials, and optimized with the exclusive applicability for any situation, it is built to deliver a clear visual and user experience.

PRO 22XT 10M is the all-in-one PC that can change your living style in many ways. With an IPS panel and a Full HD resolution at 1080p, the PRO 22XT 10M lets you view whatever you want, however you want. With the IPS grade panel, it instantly optimizes the screen colors and brightness to ensure that you enjoy every detail at its best while working. The wide viewing angle of the IPS panel ensures you receive the correct information no matter which angle you are viewing from, making it an advantage when discussing with a group of people.

MSI Announces MPG GF Line of Power Supplies with Support for Latest NVIDIA Graphics Cards

MSI unveils it's very first and very own power supply products: the MPG GF Series. The MPG GF Series has three models including: A650GF, A750GF, and A850GF. Notably, the MPG GF Series can support all the way to the latest NVIDIA graphics cards. Prepared for the highest of requirements, MPG GF Series' IO supports VGA port up to 3x 8-pin and CPU port up to 2x 8-pin or supports VGA 4x 8-pin and CPU 1x 8-pin installation method as shown in the images below.

MSI's MPG GF Series' is 80 PLUS Gold certified and is built using 100% all Japanese 105° C capacitors, providing the best reliability and efficiency to our users. To take things a step further, the MPG GF Series is also proudly backed by a 10-year limited warranty.
MSI MPG A650-GF
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