MSI recently announced a new lineup of souped-up NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 and GTX 1060 graphics cards under the Gaming X+ and Gaming+ moniker, adding to its ever-expanding catalog of custom gaming graphics cards.
Based on the MSI Gaming+ series design, the two new MSI GeForce graphics cards will feature NVIDIA’s newer, faster GRDDR5 and GDDR5X memory modules. In addition, they also come with fairly heavy factory overclocks for the GPU clock itself. The new MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Gaming X+ cards also feature custom PCBs backed by an aluminum backplate.
As expected, cooling will be handled by the updated MSI Twin Frozr VI Cooler. The iconic cooler is now [...]
Lately, we’ve had quite a few readers ask about 4K and VR gaming builds and honestly we’re not that surprised. With PC hardware powerful enough to support VR coming down in price, VR headsets now readily available for purchase, and more importantly a ton of awesome awesome VR games available and on the way, VR gaming has seen quite a bit of growth this year and it’s projected to grow exponentially in the next few years as well. Similarly, 4K gaming has seen some massive growth as well especially as prices on 4K monitors have gone down quite a bit in price over the past year with a number of monitors such as [...]
With summer ending quickly, fall just around the corner and along with it the biggest game releases of the year, gamers are looking to upgrade or build an entirely new Gaming PC that can easily run their games without a hiccup. This month, we’ve put together a Mid-Range Gaming PC for $1,200 which will include everything you need to play the latest and greatest games coming out this season.
Let’s take a look at how we did!
Best Gaming PC Build Component Summary – Budget: $1,200 CPU Intel Core i5-6600K Motherboard MSI Z170 SLI-PLUS Memory Patriot Viper 4 16GB (2x8GB) [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Ever since we started the site several years ago, gaming computer builds have always ranked as one of the most popular article requests we get. While we originally wanted build articles to be a monthly feature on the website, it hasn’t always worked out that way due to more pressing articles taking up most of our time, but we’re definitely aiming to post build articles much more often for the next year so stay tuned.
With that said, let’s talk about the build. As usual, our $1,000 gaming build has always been one that will allow gamers to play the latest games at 1080p using high to ultra [...]
MSI has recently hit the 100 million Nvidia graphics card milestone and will be commemorating the accomplishment with the release of a limited edition MSI GTX 970 Gaming 100ME Limited Edition graphics card.
Currently being showcased at CES 2015, the MSI GTX 970 Gaming 100ME edition will bear Nvidia’s signature black and green color scheme, a green LED logo at the top of the heatsink shroud, and a new backplate to the back side of the PCB. MSI tells us that the metal used on the new card is also significantly lighter than in the original MSI GTX 970 Gaming so the MSI GTX 970 Gaming 100ME Edition will be a lighter card than its non-special cousin.
It’s been quite a while since our last gaming PC build here at Custom PC Review, but computer hardware hasn’t really changed all that much in the past couple months with most of the industry waiting on the holiday season to make their big releases. Our previous $1,500 gaming PC build from back in 2013 was already based off Intel’s latest Haswell processor architecture and Intel isn’t expected to be releasing a successor to the aging processor until this holiday season, while AMD and Nvidia aren’t expected to release new graphics cards until the end of the year at the [...]
Four years ago Nvidia launched the 40nm based Fermi GPU, two years ago Nvidia launched the 28nm based Kepler GPU, and now, two years after Kepler’s launch, it’s now time for Nvidia to launch their latest and greatest GPU – Maxwell.
Back at GTC of last year, we first officially received confirmation of Nvidia’s Maxwell GPUs, with Maxwell’s main goal of continuing the trend Nvidia began setting with their Kepler GPUs – better performance yet not at the expense of increased power consumption. Prior to Kepler, Nvidia had traditionally not worried too much about power consumption as long as performance increased by [...]