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EK Announces Monoblock for MSI X399 Motherboards

EK Water Blocks, the Slovenia-based premium computer liquid cooling gear manufacturer is releasing a new Socket TR4 based monoblock made for several MSI X399 motherboards. The EK-FB MSI X399 Gaming RGB Monoblock has an integrated 4-pin RGB LED strip which makes it compatible with MSI Mystic Light, thus offering a full lighting customization experience.

This is a complete all-in-one (CPU and motherboard) liquid cooling solution for two MSI AMD X399 Chipset based motherboards that support AMD Socket TR4 AMD Ryzen Threadripper processors. This monoblock is compatible with the following MSI motherboards:
  • MSI X399 Gaming Pro Carbon AC
  • MSI X399 SLI Plus

NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 Sneakily Gets G-SYNC Support

NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 is the company's cheapest and smallest GPU based on its "Pascal" graphics architecture, and is targeted at people who need IGP-replacement graphics cards around $50. Besides fewer shaders, it has a reduced software feature-set, with the notable omission of NVIDIA G-SYNC, the company's proprietary adaptive V-sync technology. We get that someone who pays the $150-200 premium for a monitor that supports it is unlikely to game on a GT 1030, but one user found otherwise.

With the latest GeForce drivers, Redditor "wantkitteh" found that their MSI GeForce GT 1030, when paired with an Acer Predator G-SYNC capable monitor (best guess XB272), was offering G-SYNC controls in the NVIDIA Control Panel. The monitor's OSD settings utility confirmed G-SYNC to be enabled. To meet the requirement, you need GPU and monitor to support G-SYNC, and be connected by a compatible DisplayPort 1.2 (or later) cable. It's something.

MSI Outs Socket AM4 Motherboard BIOS Updates for "Raven Ridge" APU Support

MSI is among the first motherboard manufacturers to release BIOS updates for its entire socket AM4 motherboard lineup, to enable support for Ryzen 3 2200G and Ryzen 5 2400G APUs, based on the "Raven Ridge" silicon. With the two chips installed, you will finally be able to use the DVI, D-Sub, HDMI or DisplayPort connectors on the rear-panel of your socket AM4 motherboards. Motherboards based on AMD's upcoming 400-series chipset, will come with support for "Raven Ridge" APUs out of the box, among other chips, such as the company's upcoming 12 nm "Pinnacle Ridge" processors.

Among MSI's 300-series chipset socket AM4 motherboards to receive "Raven Ridge" support, are the X370 XPower Gaming Titanium, the X370 Gaming M7 ACK, the X370 Gaming Pro Carbon, the X370 Gaming Pro, X370 Gaming Plus, X370 SLI Plus, X370 Krait Gaming; the B350 Tomahawk Plus, the B350 Tomahawk, the B350 Tomahawk Arctic, B350 PC Mate, B350M Gaming Pro, B350M Mortar, B350M Bazooka, B350M Pro-VDH, and A320M Gaming Pro. You'll find the BIOS ROM files in the downloads section of your motherboard's product page on MSI website.

MSI Intros Radeon RX 580 Armor MK2 Graphics Card

MSI today introduced its Radeon RX 580 Armor MK2 graphics card series, available in standard and OC variants. Both feature 8 GB of GDDR5 memory. The two cards feature the same Armor MK2 product design that the company debuted with the RX 570 Armor MK2 series, earlier this month. The standard variant offers out of the box clock speeds of 1353 MHz core, which is slightly higher than AMD-reference clocks of 1340 MHz. The OC variant tops that with 1366 MHz out of the box. Both variants leave the memory untouched at 8.00 GHz (GDDR5-effective).

The Armor MK2 series is positioned a notch above the original Arsenal-series Armor SKU, in featuring a pair of updated TorX 2.0 fans, red-colored accents in place of white on the cooler shroud, and the addition of a metal back-plate with red accents. It hence sits in between the Armor and Gaming series. TorX 2.0 fans feature double ball-bearings, and an improved fan blade design for higher air-flow, allowing MSI to lower the fan speeds, and with it, noise. The fans stay off when the GPU is idling. The PCB design is unchanged between the Armor MK2 and the original RX 580 Armor series. The company didn't reveal pricing.

MSI Announces Immerse GH60 GAMING Headset and Vigor GK40 Combo

MSI, leader in true gaming hardware, today announces the Immerse GH60 GAMING Headset, Vigor GK40 GAMING Keyboard and Vigor GK40 Combo to provide more choices for mainstream gamers who are looking for powerful weapons to conquer the battlefield.

Immerse GH60 GAMING Headset
Using 50mm Neodymium driver units with Hi-Res certification, the Immerse GH60 provides highly detailed and crystal clear sound. Whether you're trying to hear the enemy's slightest movements or just looking to enjoy your favorite music in all its glory. The 3.5mm headphone jack doesn't only bring the convenience in PC games but also in mobile devices to communicate with friends. With ergonomic design, GH60's flexible headband and soft ear pads ensure a comfortable fit that distributes the weight of the headset evenly, while still fully enclosing the ears to isolate distracting noises. Two sets of ear pads are included to provide a choice between smooth leather or soft cloth, or to simply allow gamers to switch to a fresh pair.

MSI Intros the OPTIX MPG27CQ Monitor: 27", WQHD, 144 Hz, 1800R, VA Panel

MSI has added another monitor to its OPTIX lineup, in the form of the OPTIX MPG27CQ monitor. This one sports a VA-type 27" panel, which delivers its images in a crisp, WQHD (2560 x 1440) resolution. The usage of a VA panel means this monitor is able to deliver up to 144 Hz refresh rates with a 1 ms response time and 178/178 viewing angles, while sRGB and NTSC coverage stand at 115% and 100%, respectively.

Another thing to note is the monitor's rated brightness: at 400 cd/m², it isn't the best we've seen, but at least it holds its maximum brightness honorably, without adding any HDR-capable gimmicks, even though it's much more capable of that than some other monitors that have been recently announced. One of the more interesting thinks about this monitor, however, is the inclusion of SteelSeries' Game Sense technology, which should allow the bottom bezel led strips to react to your gaming conditions, such as ammo count, health, and other factors. Additionally for gamers, there's support for Adaptive Sync tech to smooth out the frame-rate and avoid tearing.

MSI Radeon RX 570 Armor MK2 Graphics Card Pictured

MSI is apparently working on a revised version of its dual-fan Armor design for AMD's cards, dropping the white and black color scheme and opting for a more AMD-basic black and red one. The new versions, tentatively dubbed the Armor MK2 graphics cards, are expected to trickle through MSI's AMD graphics card lineup slowly, starting with the RX 570 and RX 560 graphics cards in their OC versions. The new color scheme, even if used to exhaustion already, does a little more than the previous Armor iteration in conveying the image of an AMD graphics card (black and red, anyone?), and the Armor MK2 models should feature an additional color and design upgrade to the existing backplate.

MSI Unveils Latest GE63 Raider RGB and GT75VR Titan Pro Gaming Notebooks

At the 2018 CES show, MSI gaming notebooks has been focused on pioneering and innovative gaming features for worldwide enthusiasts of the latest gaming laptops, MSI's first gaming notebook top cover with limitedless RGB backlit, with slimmest gaming laptops in the GS series, more features and world's 1st gaming laptop with Killer Wireless-AC 1550. All these new features show MSI's innovation at the 2018 CES show.

Experience the 24 Million colors with Gaming Modes on GE63 Raider RGB
The GE series has been an all-time classic favored by gaming enthusiasts since its inception. But in 2018, the upcoming GE63/73 Raider RGB has been given a new identity and weaponry inspired by exotic sports cars; with the 12 zones of the RGB lights design at top cover on both sides of the lighting, the backlight armed with 24M different lighting modes using SteelSeries Engine 3 or independent control by Dragon Center, users can show more in-game real-time interactions related to the lights from the top cover and keyboard backlight, that makes the new generation of GE63/73 more vibrant and more professional for gamers to show off their gaming skills with these lighting interactions.

MSI Releases Motherboard BIOS Updates Addressing Recent CPU Vulnerabilities

MSI, one of the world leading motherboard developers, has been working swift on solutions ever since receiving a formal notice from Intel stating that the current Intel microcode version might be subject to recently identified security vulnerabilities. To ensure any system powered by MSI Z370-series motherboards is operating securely, Intel and MSI have been working around the clock to prepare updated microcode and release new BIOS updates, which are now available for download. More information from Intel on the updated microcode can be found here.

MSI strongly recommends its users to update their systems by downloading and applying the latest BIOS. It is recommended to review Intel's Security Advisory, for more information, including appropriate identification and mitigation measures. Furthermore, MSI is preparing updates for its X299-series, 200-series, 100-series and X99-series motherboards. For these platforms, BIOS versions containing similar security patches are expected to be ready very soon. Keep an eye on the product pages to check for their availability.

MSI Intros Radeon RX Vega 64 Air Boost Graphics Card

MSI today rolled out its first quasi-custom design Radeon RX Vega 64 graphics card, the MSI RX Vega 64 Air Boost. This card combines an AMD reference-design (or at least close-to-reference) PCB, with a custom-design lateral-flow cooling solution by MSI. The lateral blower features a large base plate with a copper core; the base plate draws heat from the VRM, the copper core from the "Vega 10" MCM. The card ships with slightly overclocked speeds of 1272 MHz core, and 1575 MHz boost. Drawing power from two 8-pin PCIe power connectors, the card puts out three DisplayPort 1.4 connectors, and an HDMI 2.0 port. The company didn't reveal pricing.

MSI Z170A Xpower Titanium Modded, Supports Intel Core i3-8350K

The seemingly impossible (as per Intel) has happened: an Intel Z170 motherboard was made to support Intel's latest Core i3-8350K. This news comes after various reports and counter reports went for and against this being actually viable, according to motherboard socket pin count and function allocation. That this happened not on a Z270 motherboard, but on a Z170, really does serve to open our eyes as customers to what sort of games might be being played by tech companies in product refreshes and new motherboard chipsets.

MSI Releases TXE 3.0 Vulnerability Fix for Intel LGA1151 Motherboards

In order to avoid severe security vulnerabilities for the platforms, MSI motherboards now support the latest Intel Trusted Execution Engine (TXE) 3.0 for safer system protection. According to recent Intel comprehensive security review, security vulnerabilities are identified and could potentially allow attackers to gain unauthorized access to platforms features, secrets and 3rdparty secrets protected by Intel TXE. Therefore, Intel has validated and released Intel TXE 3.0 updates to address the encountered security situations.

Currently all MSI 100,200 and 300 series motherboards are supporting the newest Intel TXE 3.0 by updating to the latest BIOS and installing the latest software updates. MSI always places strong emphasis on security and anti-hack issues to makes sure all MSI motherboard users are operating under the most secure circumstances. MSI will continue to provide additional updates if necessary to ensure maximum platform security protection for users.

MSI Intros Optix MAG24C Curved Gaming Monitor

MSI today introduced the Optix MAG24C, a 24-inch curved gaming-grade monitor, which could be the company's most affordable. Its Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) resolution may not be much to write home about in 2017, but bolstering it gaming-grade credentials are its 144 Hz refresh-rate, and 1 ms (GTG) response-time, and support for AMD FreeSync technology. It also features OSD crosshairs, FPS counters, and display presets specific to game genres.

The Optix MAG24C is based on a VA (vertical-alignment) display panel, with 1800R curvature, 178°/178° viewing-angles, 110% sRGB coverage, 250 cd/m² maximum brightness, and 3,000:1 static contrast-ratio (with dynamic mega-contrast). A blue-light reduction mechanism, and flicker-free brightness control, complete its panel-specific features. The monitor takes input from DisplayPort 1.2a (needed for 144 Hz and FreeSync), HDMI 1.4a, and DVI. Its stand allows tilt and height adjustments. The company didn't reveal pricing.

ADATA Releases the XPG STORM RGB M.2 2280 Active-Cooled Heatsink

ADATA Technology, a leading manufacturer of high performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash products, today launched the XPG STORM heatsink add-on for M.2 2280 drives. STORM features an aluminum heatsink and with a fan. It can be easily affixed to any compatible SSD to provide powerful cooling. Lower SSD temperatures promote more stable storage and system performance, in addition to the XPG-styled STORM heatsink with its colorful RGB lighting contributing to attractive, gaming-themed PC setups.

Lower temperatures complement high speeds
While M.2 2280 PCIe SSDs are currently the fastest on the market, their high data rates also mean considerable heat buildup. Without a heatsink, accumulating heat can compromise performance and accelerate SSD aging. STORM includes an aluminum heatsink that fits on any M.2 SSD without causing overhead issues. Together with the heatsink, STORM uses a fan to circulate cool air and reduces temperature by at least 25% when compared with bare M.2 SSDs.

MSI Announces Infinite X Desktops with 8th Gen Core Processors

MSI, world's leading manufacturer of true gaming hardware is proudly expanding its Infinite Gaming Desktop series with the first Gaming Desktop featuring the Intel 8th generation processors, the MSI Infinite X. The Infinite X is built for gamers with a never-ending desire to game and want endless possibilities to game the way they want. This desktop is delivering the best gaming performance by equipping MSI's renowned graphics cards to give gamers just that little bit more in-game advantage.

Together with the newest unlocked processor generation from Intel it will give the speed and performance gamers require, even pushing the limits with the ability to overclock. To keep a system with all this power cool, the Infinite X uses MSI's exclusive Silent Storm Cooling 3 thermal design, making its cooling efficiency unmatched and as quiet as an assassin.

MSI Adds GP62M World of Tanks Edition to Gaming Laptop Repertoire

MSI had launched the MSI GP62M World of Tanks Edition not long ago and we are excited to share with you about this special edition, which became a hit in the market. Although, MSI feels a bit of sorry for whom are waiting for a shortfall of this attractive gaming laptop. We understand that you've been waiting and we're so glad to be able to announce that we've stepped up the production in the shortest possible time to supply the various regions and fulfill the demand of WOT gamers and military enthusiasts. Do you wanna know why this gorgeous model could be so popular? Let's unveil the success factors.

MSI spent a lot of time to study the various tanks in World of tanks and try to find out one could be the key that helps gamers win the battle. As a result, the rare tank IS-2 is gloriously embedded on the top-cover and the palm rest, forging an impregnable appeal with IS-2's commanding presence. For this reason, you will become the center of attention on certain occasions.

MSI Readies New INFINITE X High-End Gaming Desktop for November Release

MSI, world's leading manufacturer of true gaming hardware is proudly expanding its Infinite Gaming Desktop series with the first Gaming Desktop featuring the Intel 8th generation processors, the MSI Infinite X. The Infinite X is built for gamers with a never-ending desire to game and want endless possibilities to game the way they want. This desktop is delivering the best gaming performance by equipping MSI's renowned graphics cards to give gamers just that little bit more in-game advantage. Together with the newest unlocked processor generation from Intel it will give the speed and performance gamers require, even pushing the limits with the ability to overclock.

To keep a system with all this power cool, the Infinite X uses MSI's exclusive Silent Storm Cooling 3 thermal design, making its cooling efficiency unmatched and as quiet as an assassin. To make sure gaming never stops, the system can be upgraded with ease. In this way, the storage can be expanded for more games. Of course, MSI added its own gaming DNA features such as a tempered glass side panel and RGB Mystic Light to customize this gaming desktop to your own likings.

MSI Intros TXE 3.0 Security Update for Intel 100, 200, and 300-series Chipset

In order to avoid severe security vulnerabilities for the platforms, MSI motherboards now support the latest Intel Trusted Execution Engine (TXE) 3.0 for safer system protection. According to recent Intel comprehensive security review, security vulnerabilities are identified and could potentially allow attackers to gain unauthorized access to platforms features, secrets and 3rd party secrets protected by Intel TXE. Therefore, Intel has validated and released Intel TXE 3.0 updates to address the encountered security situations.

Currently all MSI 100,200 and 300 series motherboards are supporting the newest Intel TXE 3.0 by updating to the latest BIOS and installing the latest software updates. MSI always places strong emphasis on security and anti-hack issues to makes sure all MSI motherboard users are operating under the most secure circumstances. MSI will continue to provide additional updates if necessary to ensure maximum platform security protection for users.

MSI Stuffs a GeForce GTX 1050 Into New GS63 Stealth Ultra-Slim Gaming Laptop

MSI, a world leader in gaming hardware, introduces a new model of its GS63 Stealth line of notebooks. The newest variant features the same ultra-slim design, but with a more affordable GeForce GTX 1050 GPU. At just 1.8kg, the Stealth also features a powerful cooling module with three fans and five heatpipes to keep the system optimal at all times. The notebook has a 72 percent NTSC IPS level display, SteelSeries multi-color backlit keyboard and Killer Double shot Pro for smoother online gameplay.

The notebook takes advantage of MSI's Cooler Boost Trinity technology. It features five heatpipes for effective low-noise heat dissipation, even while gaming. Combing this cooling system with NVIDIA's latest GeForce GTX 1050, the system will be able to perform to its full capacity for a long period of time.

MSI Announces its GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Gaming, Duke, and Aero Series

As the world's most popular GAMING hardware vendor, MSI is proud to announce a full line up of graphics cards based on NVIDIA's new gaming GPU. Building on the monumental success of MSI's award winning GAMING series, the MSI GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Titanium 8G and GTX 1070 Ti GAMING 8G come equipped with the full force of the TWIN FROZR VI cooler, allowing for higher core and memory clock speeds for increased performance in games. The famous shapes of the eye-catching TWIN FROZR cooler are intensified by a fiery GAMING glow piercing through the cover, while the MSI GAMING dragon RGB LED on the side can be set to millions of colors to match your mood or build. A completely new custom 10-phase PCB design using Military Class Level components with 6-pin and 8-pin power connectors enables higher performance to push your graphics card to the max.

MSI's award-winning TWIN FROZR VI Thermal Design raised the bar of Graphics Card air cooling. TORX Fan 2.0 is the enhanced version of the patented MSI TORX Fan technology which generates 22% more air pressure for better cooling performance while further reducing noise levels. Connected to the huge heatsink are up to 8mm thick copper heat pipes with a squared shape at the bottom for optimal heat transfer from the solid nickel-plated copper baseplate combined with premium thermal compound X to keep the Pascal powerhouse cool.

MSI, PALIT, ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Graphics Cards Also Pictured

Videocardz does a great job on putting their hands on as-of-yet unreleased pictures of upcoming GPUs, and this time, they've brought out some more custom takes on NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 1070 Ti graphics card from MSI, PALIT, and yet more ZOTAC models. MSI has shown their red and black color scheme yet again on their Gaming model; lower in the product stack comes the Armor model, with its black and white color scheme; and finally, there's the blower-type Aero version of the GTX 1070 Ti.

PALIT hasn't shown their hand on the blower-style GTX 1070 Ti, which they almost assuredly have; however, there are some pictures fo two of their custom models. There's a Dual-Fan model with the same name, and another, slightly higher-tier looking JetStream version, which likely brings some RGB elements and a custom PCB - likely, the GTX 1070 Ti version of their GTX 1080 JetStream graphics card.

MSI Announces Cubi 3 Silent and Cubi 3 Silent S Mini Desktops

MSI proudly announces a new, fanless, aluminum mini PC: the MSI Cubi 3 Silent and Cubi 3 Silent S. The Cubi 3 Silent series are MSI's first fanless mini PCs and are featured with the Intel Kabylake-U processors to provide efficient performance. The Cubi 3 Silent series have a comprehensive connectivity to suit the needs of both consumers and businesses. Next to that, these new mini PCs can be upgraded with ease.

By simply removing 4 screws on the bottom side of the Cubi 3 Silent, the user has access to its M.2 Slot, 2.5" HDD and SO-DIMM memory modules. The MSI Cubi 3 Silent is mountable to a wall by VESA standards or can be combined with an HDTV, so the user can enjoy Ultra High-Definition and high quality media entertainment at home. A black and a silver version of the MSI Cubi 3 Silent series are globally available by end of October 2017.

Graphics Cards Vendors Increase Orders in Wake of Expected Mining Sales Increase

DigiTimes is reporting that graphics cards vendors and AIB (add-in board partners) to both AMD and NVIDIA are increasing their orders for GPUs. Citing sources from the upstream supply chain, the report says that the reason for this is an expected increase in sales due to higher demand for cryptocurrency mining workloads. Most cryptocurrencies are mined on GPUs today, and there are miners that leverage both AMD and NVIDIA's architectures for increased mining performance. Whereas before mining was somewhat of a strictly AMD business, NVIDIA's architectures have also been developed for in most recent cryptocurrency mining efforts, which means that no one manufacturer is the sole source of mining GPUs.

As such, and counting on continued economic support for current cryptocurrency pricing (or even increase), Asustek, Gigabyte Technology, Micro-Star International (MSI), TUL, Colorful and Galaxy Microsystems have increased their orders from respective manufacturing partners. Since graphics cards pricing has stabilized and even decreased somewhat in recent weeks from their selling points just some months ago, this might mean that we'll finally see some graphics card models from both AMD and NVIDIA finally being retailed for their MSRP again. However, demand for mining-efficient GPUs is expected to increase alongside cryptocurrency value, so don't take this increased supply for granted - demand could spike at any moment, and with little warning.

MSI Intros Optix AG32C 32-inch Curved Gaming Monitor

MSI today rolled out the Optix AG32C, a gaming-grade 32-inch (31.5-inch viewing area) monitor, with an 1800R curvature. Despite its colossal panel size, the monitor only puts out Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) resolution. Lending to its gaming-grade credentials are 165 Hz maximum refresh-rate, 1 ms response time, and support for AMD FreeSync technology. Other vital specs include 178°/178° viewing angles, 3000:1 static contrast-ratio, and 250 cd/m² maximum brightness. Display inputs include HDMI 2.0, DisplayPort 1.2, and dual-link DVI. Other features include an anti-flicker brightness adjustment, OSD crosshairs, etc. The company didn't reveal pricing.

MSI Announces the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gaming X Trio and Gaming Trio

MSI is proud to announce its latest high-end graphics card, the new GeForce GTX 1080 Ti GAMING X TRIO. This new card features three fans and a beautiful Mystic Light RGB implementation with detailed controls. Boasting an improved thermal design with Military Class certified components, it's bound to enhance your high-end gaming experience.

MSI's Mystic Light enables you to customize the RGB effects of your hardware to give your system a different look whenever you feel like it. Using the MSI Mystic Light software, you can control three zones of LED individually on the shroud and backplate. Furthermore, you can synchronize colors and effects of your graphics card, motherboard, case-fans and peripherals to enhance the gaming atmosphere surrounding you.
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