Items tagged with MSI

Among the requirements for installing Windows 11 are two security features: Trusted Platform Module (TPM) version 2.0 and Secure Boot. As we’ve documented before, it’s possible to sidestep these requirements and force a Windows 11 install or upgrade anyway. Microsoft even published a registry hack to give users this... Read more...
If you're reading this website, you're probably familiar with MSI Afterburner, at least by name. It's one of the most popular GPU tweaking and tuning programs, so much so that hackers are willing to spoof the MSI website to fool unsuspecting gamers. However, its future is in limbo following the revelation that the... Read more...
Ahead of the Consumer Electronics Show that gets underway next week, MSI has unveiled a next-generation gaming laptop with a 17.3-inch display that gets so bright it should come bundled with a pair of Oakleys (it does not, just to be clear). It's the upgraded Titan GT77 (not to be confused with the current-gen Titan... Read more...
Have you built a current-generation system yet, loyal HotHardware reader? If not, one of our first guesses as to why could be the high price of motherboards. While AMD has its budget B650 chipset out and the cheapest boards are in the $150 USD range (loosely), Intel's 700-series platform is currently limited to the... Read more...
We still have a week and a half to go before the Consumer Electronics Show officially begins, but MSI is already touting an upgraded gaming PC that has somehow managed to earn an early 2023 Honoree CES Innovation Awards badge. It's been bestowed up on MSI's flagship Trident X2 desktop for the inclusion of a clever... Read more...
MSI GT77 Titan (2022): Starting At $2,886 The latest MSI GT77 Titan is powered by Intel's powerful 12th Gen Core Alder Lake processors and discrete NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti graphics. Awesome Keyboard Excellent Build Quality Gorgeous Display Extreme Performance Tons Of IO Large Form Factor Middling Battery Life Can Get Loud There has... Read more...
An EEC (Eurasian Economic Commission) filing with seven MSI branded GeForce RTX 4070 Ti graphics cards has been spotted online. There are a few details we can extract from the product names. Firstly, these are all confirmed to come with 12GB VRAM (as expected). Secondly, there are three MSI GPU lines which will... Read more...
MSI can be a weirdly polarizing brand. By any reasonable measure the company makes quality products, but for whatever reason MSI tends to be a love-'em-or-hate-'em brand. If you're a die-hard member of the Dragon Army, you might've been wondering where MSI's new Radeon cards are. Well, the answer is that they don't... Read more...
We're still waiting on Intel to flesh out its 700 series chipset portfolio with mid-range and entry-level additions, which will slot in underneath its existing Z790 for Raptor Lake. Make no mistake, they're coming. In the meantime, Intel's hardware partners are readying motherboards around the upcoming chipset... Read more...
Pay no mind to Black Friday and Cyber Monday officially having passed because 'tis an entire season of savings. That means many discounts remain, and even more will undoubtedly be added as Christmas comes into full view. And speaking of Christmas, if you're looking to really surprise someone special with a gaming... Read more...
PC gamers and enthusiasts have long looked with envy at the pace of OLED screen adoption in the smartphone and TV markets. Now, at long last, OLED tech is being primed for PC with features such as deep blacks, fast refresh rates and response times, and the screen sizes and formats that are currently dominating at the... Read more...
A cyber risk and security analysis company by the name of Cyble has discovered that there are a number of websites distributing a version of MSI Afterburner laced with various strains of malware. Those who accidentally download this widely popular graphics card utility via one of the cunningly crafted spoof domains... Read more...
Intel and NVIDIA may not see eye-to-eye on Moore's Law, but that doesn't mean the two don't pair well together, in terms of hardware combinations. As such, MSI is rolling out a high-powered gaming desktop that pairs flagship components from both companies—an Intel Core i9-13900K processor based on Raptor Lake and a... Read more...
MSI has issued an apology for jacking up the price of its GeForce RTX 4090 Suprim Liquid X graphics cards after reviews (including our own) reflecting the original MSRP were published. According to a statement released by MSI, the higher price on its own webstore boiled down to a miscommunication. MSI has since... Read more...
MSI GeForce RTX 4090 Suprim Liquid X: Starting At $1,749 This liquid-cooled GeForce RTX 4090 from MSI is smaller, quieter, and runs cooler than NVIDIA's own Founder's Edition, but it's also more expensive. Class-Leading Performance Premium Build Quality Bleeding Edge Features Runs Cool & Quiet Easy Overclocker Pricey Chunky Power... Read more...
NVIDIA announced its new GeForce RTX 40-Series GPUs at its GTC Developer’s Conference two short weeks ago. We have been privy to a deep dive of the underlying Ada Lovelace architecture and have gleaned more details from AIB partners, but now we have a couple cards in hand to share with the camera. NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Founder's Edition We Read more...
MSI is rolling out a couple of new solid state drives, one of which is a blazing-fast PCI Express 5.0 model with a Phison controller tucked inside. That would be the Spatium M570. Officially, MSI is rating the Spatium M570 as being capable of up to 10,000MB/s (10GB/s) of sequential read performance, but that might be... Read more...
In the wake of the GeForce Beyond presentation on Tuesday, with all the official tech details extensively reported, our attention turns to what NVIDIA partners are adding to the RTX 40 offer. NVIDIA reference models of the new GeForce RTX 4090 24GB, RTX 4080 16GB and RTX 4070 4080 12GB have been analyzed in some... Read more...
AMD is on track to release its Ryzen 7000 series CPUs to retail less than three weeks from now (September 27, to be exact). So begins the Zen 4 era. Of course, processors are only part of the platform equation—the other half belongs to the chipsets and related motherboards. To that end, MSI has gone and posted MSRPs... Read more...
The only Arc graphics cards we've seen so far have been a couple of "Limited Edition" models of the higher-end parts and then of course the Gunnir Arc A380 Photon card. The fact that nearly a month out from their rumored release the only available desktop Arc parts were the Gunnir cards was causing some folks to doubt... Read more...
Have you built a machine recently, loyal HotHardware reader? If you have, then it probably included an M.2 SSD, and if it did, then you're well aware of the annoyance that is the M.2 screw. Too small for the screwdriver you use for the rest of the PC, and terrifyingly tiny if you drop it on the floor, the screw is... Read more...
MSI is the latest motherboard maker to start rolling out BIOS updates to support Intel's next-gen Raptor Lake CPUs on existing 600-series hardware. All told, there are now over 100 motherboard models from at least three manufacturers that already support Intel's 13th Gen Core processors ahead of their official launch... Read more...
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