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The mini-ITX form factor is as popular as ever, with a handful of options already available for Intel's new LGA1200 socket. Over the years motherboard vendors have been perfecting their small form factor models designed to offer all of the performance of the larger-sized models, but with a smaller desktop footprint. Of these, two of the most desirable models based on features and pricing from all the mini-ITX models on the Z490 chipset are the GIGABYTE Z490I Aorus Ultra and MSI MEG Z490I Unify. Offering dual PCIe 3.0 x4 M.2 slots, 2.5 GbE Ethernet ports, and integrated Wi-Fi 6 radios, both GIGABYTE and MSI's motherboards are designed to address the high end of the market. And with both boards going for the same price...

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...

55 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...

64 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...

18 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...

51 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...

9 by Joe Shields on 2/12/2018

MSI Announces Immerse GH60 Gaming Headset, Vigor GK40 Keyboard and Vigor GK40 Combo

MSI this week has announced two new products to add to its gaming peripherals lineup: the Immerse GH60 Gaming Headset, as well as new Vigor GK40 keyboard. Along with...

6 by Joe Shields on 1/31/2018

MSI at CES 2018: Vortex G25 for Workstations, the W25

At the MSI suite this year at CES, one of the updated systems on display was the new MSI Vortex W25. The W25 is a workstation version of the...

8 by Ian Cutress on 1/22/2018

MSI at CES 2018: Updated GT75VR Gaming Laptop Receives Killer (Wireless-AC 1550) Upgrade

LAS VEGAS, NV — MSI’s GT75VR Titan Pro, a more than capable premium gaming laptop, gets a notable update in the wireless department. Last year’s model used the Killer...

13 by Joe Shields on 1/11/2018

MSI at CES 2018: New Desktop PC’s - Updated Trident 3 Arctic, Infinite X, and Aegis Ti3

MSI’s has released information about three new updated lines from their Gaming Desktop segment. The Trident 3 Arctic, revealed in March 2017, The Infinite X, and the Aegis Ti3...

7 by Joe Shields on 1/11/2018

MSI at CES 2018: New Optix MPG series Monitors - 27” Curved VA Panels Up to 144 Hz Refresh and RGB LED

LAS VEGAS, NV — A good chunk of premium gaming monitors feature RGB lighting, but the feature is almost always a superfluous flourish and not something very useful. That...

9 by Joe Shields on 1/11/2018

MSI Releases The Mini-ITX B350I PRO AC AM4 Motherboard

MSI has now released the B350I PRO AC, a mini-ITX option for those looking to build a small form factor system featuring AMD’s Ryzen processors or a 7th generation...

19 by Gavin Bonshor on 1/6/2018

MSI Infinite X Desktop US Launch: Core i7-8700K, GTX 1070 & More

MSI has started to sell its latest Infinite X desktops in the US. The new systems are based on Intel’s six-core Core i7 (Coffee Lake) processors, as well as...

7 by Anton Shilov on 11/30/2017

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