Since the official launch of the Radeon 7970/7950 series last month, prices have dropped from their inflated levels and actual stock availability have improved (at least here in Singapore stores). With Nvidia's Kepler based cards not ready anytime soon (or else we'll have them in our pants already), AMD's 28nm Tahiti GPUs remains on the shopping lists
Today we take a look at MSI's flagship X79 motherboard. This feature packed overclocking board is aimed at anyone who wants something extreme. A 22 phase VRM coupled with quad SLI capability and every OC feature from direct OC buttons to manual PCI-E switches this board packs a strong punch, but does it live up
Our Chinese language site got a look at a couple of MSI Z77 motherboards back at CES, although early revisions and now pictures of what appears to be close to a final revision of a yet unseen Z77 motherboard has appeared online. The model in question is the Z77A-GD55, a slightly more basic model than what we've
A curiously alluring tablet from MSI was perked up on display during CES earlier this month which was primarily due to the OS this AMD powered WindPad 110W was running; Android 4.0. And luckily, unlike the Tegra-3 powered Windows 8 tablet also seen at the event, this one was available for some hands-on.
LucidLogix made a technological breakthrough when introducing its first generation multi-GPU accomodating Hydra Engine to the world around 2 years ago now, which at the time by concept alone had people shouting out "Bravo!" thanks to the ability to mix up brands and models of graphics cards between the two major players, AMD and NVIDIA.
MSI has announced their new ultimate gaming laptop, the GT685, which features the second generation Intel Core i7 quad processor, 32GB DDR3 memory, and Nvidia GeForce GTX 580M, the world's fastest discrete graphics card in a laptop.
MSI has launched its latest motherboard, the Big Bang-XPower II, offering plenty of overclocking goodness for the Intel X79 chipset.
On Wednesday, Taiwanese tech community site XFastest ran a public event where it tested five similarly-priced mid-range socket LGA2011 motherboards for CPU VRM performance and stability. This comes at a particularly-important time for Gigabyte, when it's faced with CPU VRM problems that it's dealing with. The results are in.
A couple of new motherboard peripherals have been launched by MSI, one of which we’d say is far more useful than the other. First up we have the MultiConnect panel which is a 5.25-inch drive bay unit that sports Wi-Fi and Bluetooth among its features, with the second one being MSI’s Voice Genie card which
One of the most belated X79 motherboard has finally arrived in our labs! MSI's Big Bang-XPower II (MS-7737) is a military themed and feature packed monster, designed to be the ultimate board for both extreme overclockers and gamers. We take a first look before our full review next month…
MSI has recently unveiled their new powerful gaming laptop, which comes in the form GT780DX. The gaming powerhouse claims to pack second generation Intel Core i7 quad core processor, Nvidia GeForce GTX 570M discrete graphics card with 3GB GDDR5 memory, as well as SteelSeries keyboard and high-end Dynaudio and THX TruStudio Pro for superb system, video and
We're not sure if Intel's X79 motherboards and accompanying processors have taken the high-end PC world by storm, but apparently there's still room for more motherboard models, at least MSI seems to think so. The company has announced a new eight DIMM model called the X79A-GD45 and you'd be forgiven for thinking it's simply a
It's only been a few days since the launch of Intel's long awaited, if not knee trembling exciting Sandy Bridge-E platform. Already there are a plethora of X79 motherboards competing for the attention and the cash of PC enthusiasts. Today we take a look at the MSI X79A-GD65, a mid range board targeting the budget
MSI has unveiled its top of the range X79 motherboard on its Facebook page – the Big Bang XPower II – and it really is a feature packed board, but it looks like MSI's marketing team has run out of ideas. Why? Well, simply because MSI has borrowed heavily from Gigabyte's G1 series of motherboards
The MSI GT780R was first seen at Computex 2011, and is a 17-inch full HD gaming powerhouse, equipped with Intel Sandy Bridge Quad Core, Nvidia GTX560M for graphics, impressive 1.5 terabytes of speedy RAID-0 storage and multi-colour LED backlighted SteelSeries keyboard. We check out the firepower of this mobile tank and take it for a spin
There are plenty of reasons why anyone would only want a single graphics card in their system – limited space in SFF motherboards/enclosures, power consumption considerations, and input lag or framerate stuttering with some multi-GPU setups. Before Battlefield 3 launches officially next Tuesday (25th October 2011), we take a quick look on whether the MSI N580GTX
Here are some of the first pictures of MSI X79A-GD65 8D, the company's second-to-best socket LGA2011 offering, which will feature in the first wave of Sandy Bridge-E compatible motherboards. The marker "8D" brings back some old memories. It literally stands for "eight DIMMs", and was first used on the P45-8D "Memory Lover", a board that
Professional level overclocking has become a very competitive sport, mind you, it's only really competitive within the community itself but that hasn't stopped the motherboard manufacturers to host competitions for the world's best overclockers. Friday saw the fourth annual MSI Master Overclocking Arena final in Taipei with competitors from all over the planet compete to
MSI has unveiled the updated Wind Box DC100, which made its first appearance in CeBit 2009. The small form factor PC is now equipped with the latest AMD Brazos platform E-450 dual-core processor and A50M chipset for superior performance, compared to the Intel Atom processor incorporated two years ago.
Details have started to emerge of two upcoming AM3+ motherboards from MSI, namely the 990FXA-GD70 and the 990XA-GD55. VR-Zone has managed to dig up some pictures of the 990XA-GD55 and some pricing on the 990FXA-GD70 and both boards should be out in time for AMD's rumoured September 19th Bulldozer launch.