MSI just unveiled the latest in their new lineup of GeForce GTX 1080 and 1070 graphics cards. The Sea Hawk EK EX, which as the name implies is produced in partnership with EKWB. It features a custom, full-cover EK water block and is geared towards DIY enthusiasts that wish to build their own custom water-cooling loops.
The design of the block consists of a full-cover, transparent plexiglass, with a nickel-plated block for cooling the actual components in the middle. It features a split, central inlet which MSI claims “delivers the best cooling performance, even with less powerful water pumps.” Around back is a premium matte black back plate, which features [...]
With the launch of NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 1070 just hours away, MSI has unveiled their complete lineup of upcoming graphics cards based on the new GPU. The new lineup is made up of four new cards in all, including the all-new MSI GeForce GTX 1070 Gaming X and the liquid-cooled MSI GeForce GTX 1070 Sea Hawk X, the latter of which continues MSI’s partnership with Corsair.MSI GeForce GTX 1070 Gaming X 8G
First off we have the GTX 1070 Gaming X 8G, which features MSI’s brand new Twin Frozr VI cooling solution featuring MSI’s TORX Fan 2.0 technology. The new technology claimed to generate 22% more air pressure for “better cooling performance [...]
Today, MSI unveiled their complete lineup of GeForce GTX 1080 graphics cards, which includes four new models in total, including their signature GAMING series, now with RGB lighting and the liquid-cooled Sea Hawk series for which they partnered with Corsair.MSI GeForce GTX 1080 GAMING X 8G
Starting with the MSI GAMING X 8G, we have a very familiar design, as visually it is nearly identical to the one found on the GeForce 900 series. However, under the hood it features MSI’s new TWIN FROZR VI with TORX Fan 2.0, generating 22% more air pressure for better cooling and reduced noise levels. These new fans are also equipped with Double Ball Bearings in order to ensure [...]
MSI officially starts shipping its Vortex Gaming PCs decked out for VR gaming.
The MSI Vortex miniature PC features a design similar to a upward-facing jet engine. The cylindrical case draws air from the bottom and pushes it out the top. The components sit vertically inside the chassis and are distributed across three sections, saving space while packing tons of hardware. MSI touts that this design features superior upgradability and expandability.
Up to a pair of Nvidia GTX980s can be fitted into the case along with an Intel Core-i7 6700K CPU, 32GB of DDR4 RAM and SSDs in Super Raid 4 configuration (AKA having 2 PCIe SSDs in RAID 0). Surprisingly, despite [...]
With the introduction of more power efficient CPUs and GPUs along with the introduction of more flexible storage form factors such as M.2, the once massive gaming laptop is now significantly smaller. Over the past couple years, MSI has been among the pioneers of the new trend of ever shrinking gaming laptops, introducing an array of portable systems including the GS70, GS60, GS30 and now the GS40.
Today we’ll be reviewing MSI’s latest GS40 Phantom which is the 14″ variant of MSI’s GS series of gaming laptops. The GS series gaming laptops have always been portable gaming notebooks with high powered [...]
As usual, MSI had quite a few announcements to make at CES this year. MSI is one of the top brands for PC gamers and today we will be covering the laptops, desktops and more.
Notebooks GS40 Phantom
First on the list is the GS40, MSI’s sleek lightweight 14″ gaming laptop. It is equipped with up to a Skylake Intel Core i7, Nvidia GTX 970M GPU, 16GB DDR4, M.2 PCIe Gen 3 x4 SSD, 14″ IPS display, and Thunderbolt. This laptop weighs in at only 3.75 pounds and is less than an inch thick. Those looking for a powerful gaming laptop while on the move will find it to be an excellent solution for their needs. It is available [...]
MSI revealed two new additions to its premium Carbon series motherboards at CES 2016: the MSI X99A Godlike Carbon and the MSI Z170A Gaming Pro Carbon. These new motherboards are very similar to the original X99A Godlike and Z170A Gaming Pro with the difference being a few aesthetic changes including RGB lighting which should make these boards more stylish.
MSI X99A Godlike Carbon Edition RGB
The MSI X99A Godlike Carbon Edition features a makover compared to the original X99A Godlike edition. MSI has strayed away from its Gaming Series signature red and black color scheme and instead applied a more suave carbon texture. To make up for the lack of a flash [...]
Thanksgiving is one of our favourite holidays for many reasons. It’s the holiday that excuses our insatiable appetite for turkey and lets us express our gratitude towards our family and our dear readers! So to give something back to you guys, we’ve compiled a list of the best hardware deals from around the web so you can keep your system happy, too!
Okay, enough with the cheesy introductions and let’s get down to business, I’ll be curating some of the best deals from around the net, For GPU deals though check our GPU reviewers round up.
Black Friday PC Hardware Buyers Guide CPU Deals
Intel i7-4790K $299.99 @ [...]
With Nvidia finally taking the wraps off their new GeForce GTX 950 graphics card, MSI released a trio of cards based on the piping hot new GPU.
The three cards, the MSI GTX 950 Gaming 2G, the MSI GTX 950 2GD5T OC, and the MSI GTX 950 2GD5 OC will make up MSI’s launch lineup. The MSI GTX 950 Gaming 2G will feature MSI’s renowned Twin Frozr V cooler with a slight overclock over the reference design, the MSI GTX 950 2GD5 “Armor 2X” OC edition will come with a factory overclock and a black/white dual-fan cooler to match the design of MSI’s Krait edition motherboards, and lastly the GTX 950 2GD5 OC will be factory overclocked but will [...]
MSI’s biggest gaming laptop introductions at CES 2015 were without a doubt the Cherry MX mechanical switch packing GT80 Titan SLI and the dockable GS30 Shadow, but they also refreshed a couple other gaming laptops as well including the MSI GT72 Dominator Pro.
Measuring in at 16.85″ x 11.57″ x 1.89″ and weighing in at 8.4lbs, the 17.3″ MSI GT72 Dominator Pro is more suitable for your desk than it is for your backpack, but given its larger chassis the MSI GT72 Dominator Pro is a serious powerhouse.
The configuration MSI had on display was the GT72 Dominator Pro-208 model, which comes with a 17.3″ [...]
MSI recently unveiled the world’s first USB 3.1 certified motherboards at CES 2015 with the MSI X99A Gaming 9 ACK and the Z97A Gaming 6. The USB 3.1 standard doubles USB transfer bandwidth to 10Gbps from current generation USB 3.0’s 5Gbps.
The first board on display is MSI’s X99A Gaming 9 ACK, which will be a flagship motherboard in MSI’s X99 gaming motherboards lineup. The upcoming motherboard includes several USB 3.1 ports although it’ll be outfitted with the more common Type-A connector rather than the new Type-C reversible connector. MSI demonstrated the USB 3.1 ports to be capable of over 650MB/s sequential reads and 620MB/s [...]
While thin and light gaming notebooks do exist these days thanks to power efficiency improvements on both the CPU and GPU fronts, if you’re a serious PC gamer you probably still have several PCs – a high powered desktop PC for gaming and a portable notebook for class, for work, or anything else that requires a PC on the go. Notebook graphics simply can’t compete with high end desktop graphics and it just isn’t right having to purchase a dedicated desktop computer when what you really want is your laptop with better graphics when you’re in front of your desk.
This is an issue MSI is trying to tackle with their latest 13.3″ GS30 Shadow [...]