MSI

Earlier this month MSI demonstrated its ultrawide curved 49-inch gaming display at Computex. The unit uses a mass-produced panel and already has a model number, so its launch is imminent. Apparently, just like ASUS and Samsung, MSI believes that ultrawide displays with a 32:9 aspect ratio are going to become popular among gamers going forward. The specifications of MSI’s Optix MAG491C are pretty straightforward: the LCD is based on Samsung’s 49-inch curved VA panel featuring a 3840×1080 resolution, a 400 nits brightness, a 3000:1 contrast ratio, an 1800R curvature, a 4 ms GtG response time, and a 144 Hz maximum refresh rate. However while Samsung appears to be supplying the panel, we've seen no sign that the company is offering quantum dot-enhanced backlighting technology to...

MSI’s Four-Way M.2 PCIe Card: It Looks Like a GPU

Having seen both ASUS and ASRock’s PCIe cards that support four M.2 NVMe drives each at a x4 connection at CES, and then GIGABYTE’s prototype card at Computex, there...

42 by Ian Cutress yesterday

MSI’s 49” Optix Curved Display and Oculux 25” High Refresh Monitors Announced

While MSI may be best known for motherboards and laptops, the company is making a big play at the monitor market as well. And this is in a quite...

16 by Joe Shields on 6/6/2018

MSI B450 AM4 Motherboards at Computex

AMD's 2000-series Ryzen processors represent an incredible step forward even though they are based on a revamped architecture, but much like Intel's Coffee Lake launch, the company only released...

8 by Joe Shields on 6/5/2018

MSI Prestige PS42 Laptop: Made For Business

When thinking of MSI laptops, one probably picture the company's powerful gaming rigs. However, the company that makes heavy-hitting notebooks, with names like the Titan and the Dominator, is...

2 by Joe Shields on 6/5/2018

The MSI X299 XPower Gaming AC Review: Flagship Fantasy

MSI's flagship motherboard for HEDT the X299 XPower Gaming AC. The XPower Gaming AC pulls from its overclocking and enthusiast pedigree as well as including features more focused on...

17 by Joe Shields on 5/9/2018

AMD Launches Combat Crate Bundles: CPU, GPU, & Motherboard In a Box

AMD on Wednesday announced its Combat Crate bundles, an initiative aimed to deliver a complete set of barebones PC hardware straight to the hands of gamers. The bundles will...

12 by Anton Shilov on 4/25/2018

MSI Unveils New Vortex Desktop Workstation and Updated Mobile Workstations

MSI has announced updates to its mobile workstation lineup infusing them with Coffee Lake CPUs and Quadro based graphics cards as well as introducing a new pint-sized (Liter size...

6 by Joe Shields on 4/19/2018

Overclocking The AMD Ryzen APUs: Guide and Results

With AMD’s new launch of Raven Ridge APUs, the Ryzen 3 2200G ($99) and Ryzen 5 2400G ($169), AMD holds the current integrated graphics apex when directly compared against...

54 by Ian Cutress & Gavin Bonshor on 4/16/2018

MSI Upgrades Budget Laptops with Intel’s CFL-H: Six-Core Notebooks Start at $1,099

Traditionally, PC makers tend to upgrade their premium product series with the latest CPUs or GPUs first and only then expand usage of new chips to more affordable product...

9 by Anton Shilov on 4/14/2018

MSI GT63/GT83 Titans Upgraded with Six-Core CPUs, Samsung’s PCIe SSDs

Among the many laptops getting a refresh this month alongside Intel's new 8th gen Core processors are the 15.6-inch GT63 and the 18.4-inch GT83 desktop replacement laptops, both of...

11 by Anton Shilov on 4/13/2018

The MSI X370 XPower Gaming Titanium Motherboard Review: A Silver Flagship

The MSI X370 XPower Gaming Titanium is marketed as a top of the range ATX offering and currently stands as MSI's flagship AM4 socket motherboard. The XPower branding over...

20 by Gavin Bonshor on 4/13/2018

MSI Announces GS65 Stealth: Thin & Lighter 15-Inch Gaming Laptop

When most think of gaming laptops large bulky devices with aggressive styling and likely some RGB LED flare setting themselves apart from the pool of monotonous portables. However, for...

18 by Joe Shields on 4/10/2018

MSI's GT75 Titan DTR Laptop Gets Coffee Lake Treatment: Core i9 + GeForce GTX 1080

MSI has updated their GT series of gaming laptops (GT63, GT75, and GT83) all receiving an upgrade to the 8th generation Intel CPUs. The GT75 will now support up...

7 by Joe Shields on 4/10/2018

The MSI X299M Gaming Pro Carbon AC Motherboard Review

There are only a few options in the microATX market if you want all the Intel cores but want to remain small and compact. The challenger today is MSI's...

12 by Joe Shields on 3/22/2018

The MSI B350 Tomahawk Motherboard Review: Gaming On a Budget

Without key buzzwords such as 'RGB' and 'gaming', MSI is looking to target AMD users on a strict budget with the B350 Tomahawk. Compared to X370, the B350 boards...

34 by Gavin Bonshor on 3/12/2018

The MSI X299 Gaming M7 ACK Motherboard Review: Light up the Night

What happens when a vendor adds 802.11ac to Killer networking? You get an ACK - specifically, the MSI X299 Gaming M7 ACK. This motherboard includes 3-way SLI and Crossfire...

34 by Joe Shields on 3/5/2018

MSI Reveals Vigor GK80 and GK70 Gaming Keyboards: Cherry Red RGB Switches, Aluminum Chassis

Today MSI has revealed two new keyboards adding to its Gaming Gear line of peripherals in the Vigor GK70 and GK80 Gaming keyboards. Both keyboards feature a base constructed...

6 by Joe Shields on 2/28/2018

New EKWB Threadripper X399 Monoblocks for GIGABYTE and MSI

EKWB has announced the release of two new monoblocks made for GIGABYTE and MSI Threadripper X399 motherboards. Both blocks are an all-in-one (CPU and power delivery) cooling solution...

11 by Joe Shields on 2/20/2018

AM4 Motherboard BIOS Updates Released to Support AMD Ryzen APUs

AMD’s Ryzen CPUs made a large impact on the market starting around mid-2017 when they were released. When Ryzen based CPUs hit the scene, performance was on generally on...

7 by Joe Shields on 2/12/2018

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