Items tagged with MSI

Some of the older overclockers will recall the days when the biggest gains to be had were by overclocking a processor's "FSB", or "Front Side Bus". FSB overclocks haven't died, exactly, they're just not called that anymore because we don't have FSBs anymore. On modern systems, there's a "base clock" (often shortened... Read more...
MSI is busting out the heavy artillery for the return of its Titan GT gaming laptop. Technically, the new Titan GT77 is not a desktop replacement in the strictest definition, as it's outfitted with mobile parts. But technicalities are for lawyers, not gamers, who will appreciate that the Titan GT77 serves up more... Read more...
AMD's X570 chipset was stacked with potent I/O, but presented a significant annoyance for buyers: it required active cooling. That meant a return to the days of yore when the use of faster and faster memory meant that motherboard chipsets—where the memory controller used to reside—started to require heatsinks with... Read more...
One of the biggest differentiators of the Radeon RX 6000 family, and by extension of the RDNA 2 graphics architecture, is its reliance on a large local cache—known officially as "Infinity Cache"—to provide rapid framebuffer access. This helps to make up for the relatively slower memory used on the cards in comparison to competitor... Read more...
MSI finds itself in a braggadocios mood on Twitter, as is deserving after its overclocking team set a new DDR5 record. The validated (by CPU-Z) benchmark to beat now sits at 10,000 MT/s (or 10,0004 MHz if using technically incorrect but more recognizable nomenclature, as MSI opted to do), achieved in MSI's MEG Z690... Read more...
Now that AMD has unleashed its Ryzen 7 5800X3D with a stack of 3D V-cache to boost gaming performance, the next big launch is presumably Zen 4. That's expected to take place sometime in the second half of this year. A good sign that AMD remains on track is an uptick in related leaks, the latest one being a fuzzy... Read more...
Solid state drives stopped being exclusive to PCs, servers, and workstations when the latest generation game consoles arrived, and if you own a PlayStation 5, it's pretty easy to expand the built-in storage with a fast SSD. Choosing the right one is key, though. To that in, MSI says in no uncertain terms that its... Read more...
Unofficially, NVIDIA is expected to launch its GeForce RTX 3090 Ti graphics card next Tuesday, March 29. Should that happen, we'll have concrete details to share in just a matter of days. Until then, the bulk of information is still coming from the leaks and rumors scene, which today supposedly exposed MSI's Suprim X... Read more...
MSI has issued a voluntary recall of its MAG CoreLiquid 360R and 240R all-in-one liquid cooling solutions following reports by some of its users of unusually high CPU temperatures. After looking into the matter, MSI determined that a "small portion" of those models are prone to producing sediment build-up that can... Read more...
You don't actually need to be a god (or like a god) to own MSI's new flagship motherboard, the MEG Z690 Godlike (the same that appeared in a photo shoot two months ago), but you will have summon a large bag of cash. Going all out on this bad boy will set you back a cool $2,099. However, that's really a bundle price... Read more...
There was never any chance the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti would end up with what most gamers would consider an affordable price, but even so, some early retail listings are eliciting double-takes. The most expensive we have seen so far is 633,773 Japanese Yen (right around $5,500 in US currency) for a custom... Read more...
As contentious as the topic is among certain enthusiasts, for the most part, the presence or absence of 512-bit-wide vectors in Intel's desktop CPUs is a largely academic consideration. Very little software makes use of AVX-512. Certainly there's not much that Intel expects purchasers of its mainline desktop and... Read more...
At its annual architecture day event late last year, Intel revealed a multitude of details regarding its 12th Gen Core desktop and mobile processors based on Alder Lake. For the uninitiated, 12th Gen Core processors feature Intel’s latest CPU microarchitectures (yes, plural), in a hybrid design that mixes... Read more...
Keep pulling your hair our trying to find a desktop graphics card in stock and selling anywhere remotely close to MSRP and you'll like have a Vin Diesel hairdo in no time. Here's hoping that changes in 2022. Until then, the situation is much better in the laptop space, where systems equipped with powerful mobile... Read more...
CES 2022 might have had an extremely limited amount of in-person attendance, but there was still a lot of action in the gaming monitor space. In fact, displays geared for gamers probably generated the most buzz at the show, at least among PC enthusiasts and hardcore gamers. Let’s take a look at some of our favorite... Read more...
The 2022 edition of the Consumer Electronics Show has concluded. We didn't attend this year's show in Las Vegas in-person, but that's mostly because the majority of the biggest players in the market didn't show up either and we attended a handful of private briefings at other venues. The severity of the... Read more...
Mini LED lighting is beginning to expand its presence in both monitors and televisions, and not a moment too soon—it offers numerous benefits over traditional LED backlighting, and while still not on par with the image quality that OLED screens deliver, mini LEDs can shine much brighter. As it begins to permeate the... Read more...
Retailer sites have been chomping (technically, champing) at the bit to offload MSI's latest generation laptops to customers, with listings going up early sporting what had been (at the time) unreleased hardware. That all changes today, though. Intel and NVIDIA announced new CPUs and GPUs, respectively, and MSI... Read more...
MSI is one the latest companies to cancel a physical presence at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) next week, however it now plans to host a couple of virtual events where it will announce new products. One of those figures to be a new GS77 Stealth laptop line. Ahead of the expected reveal, a retailer in France has... Read more...
There is still another week to go before the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) kicks off, but some of the pending announcements are being tipped in leaks ahead of the event. One of them is MSI's collaboration with Ubisoft on a couple of themed laptops, those being the 15.6-inch Crosshair 15 and 17.3-inch Crosshair... Read more...
Forget about that Red Ryder BB gun that poor old Ralphie nearly shot his eye out with in "A Christmas Story," and consider a new laptop instead. Not only are laptops safer (depending on how they're used, anyway), but several of them are on sale as Christmas sneaks into view. We've rounded up some of the more... Read more...
Fancy yourself a new gaming laptop for the holiday season? Now is a good time to buy—even though Black Friday and Cyber Monday have come and gone, there are still bargains to be had, you just have to know where to look. As such, we went on the hunt for some gaming laptop deals and found a few compelling... Read more...
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