29.03.2017 - Posted by Luca Rocchi
Both with custom coolers
MSI has introduced their new GTX 1080 Ti Armor and Aero graphics cards and both cards come with custom coolers. Furthermore there are sock and stock and overclocked variants in the portfolio. Including these four new graphics cards, MSI has now six different GTX 1080 Ti pixel accelerators in its portfolio.
Featuring air and water cooling
A few weeks ago, MSI was teasing its Gaming X version of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics cards. With the new series, MSI offers three different custom air cooled GeForce GTX 1080 Ti cards, a Sea Hawk model with a preinstalled Corsair CLC all-in-one water cooler, and a Sea Hawk EK card with an water cooler from EK Water Blocks.
16.03.2017 - Posted by Luca Rocchi
It’s finally here
An upgraded Z270 Gaming M5
The new MSI Z270 Gaming M6 AC is basically an upgrade of the Z270 Gaming M5. This new motherboard is based on the same design and I/O panel. The main difference comparing these two models is the Intel AC capable Wi-Fi including antennas. Furthermore MSI ships the Z270 Gaming M6 AC bundled with Phanteks RGB LED strips.
Another punchy custom card
27.02.2017 - Posted by Luca Rocchi
Featuring X370 and B350
GTX 1070, GTX 1060, GTX 1050 Ti and GTX 1050
MSI has launched a full range of NVIDIA Pascal based mini-ITX graphics cards which are based on their Aero design. The new mini-ITX series offers three new cards: GeForce GTX 1070, GeForce GTX 1060 and GeForce GTX 1050 Ti. Each model is available in more than one version. This way MSI is going to offer a mini-ITX graphics for any kind of SFF PC.
Affordable Z270 motherboard
But no new models
Also MSI presented upcoming boards but there were no new models we’ve not yet written about. Due to a leak a few weeks ago we already know that MSI will offer the X370 XPower Gaming Titanium and the B350 Tomahawk. Nevertheless MSI has mentioned to create gaming grade motherboards based on AMD’s X370, B350 and A320 chipset.
MSI M.2 heat trap?
With the launch of the Intel 200-series chipset, MSI has revealed their M.2 Shield. To prove that it helps in decreasing temperatures they had Tom’s Hardware test exactly that. Meanwhile Steve Burke from Gamer’s Nexus has had a look at the same and he states that there is a chance that the M.2 Shield actually increases temperatures.
An entirely white motherboard
The H270M Mortar Arctic Edition from MSI is a mid-range motherboard that comes with a few interesting features. Compared to the previous model, which goes by the name B150M Mortar Arctic Edition, we see a similar color scheme, completely in white - as the name suggests - and a reworked layout and a higher grade chipset.
20.01.2017 - Posted by Luca Rocchi
As you might know already the Z270 XPower Gaming Titanium is MSI’s latest flagship model, based on Intel’s Z270 Express chipset. Apparently it comes with an armada of features, such as three M.2 slots for example. Compared to the predecessor, which went by the name Z170A XPower Gaming Titanium, they’ve kept the color scheme, but improved almost all the little details.
MSI announces that their MSI Z270 Gaming M5 and M7 are going to be bundled with Intel’s 600p Series SSD. This promotion was already available a few months ago but in combination with the MSI X99A Gaming Pro Carbon. If you plan on buying a MSI Z270 Gaming M5 or M7 you will receive a free Intel 600p 256GB NMVe SSD.
A few new details
Although CES 2017 has not yet started we’ve already found a few pictures of MSI’s upcoming AM4 motherboards. So far there aren't too many details available on motherboards for the upcoming Ryzen CPUs, so we’re pretty happy to get our hands on new imagery, especially since one of the boards is a new Titanium, flagship model
A big step forward
The Z270 Gaming Pro Carbon from MSI is a mid-range motherboard that comes with a few interesting features. Compared to the previous model, which goes by the name Z170A Gaming Pro Carbon, we see a similar color scheme - as the name suggests - but a reworked layout and a new design for all the heatsinks.
No more red
The Z270 KRAIT Gaming
On their official Facebook page, MSI have shown a little preview regarding their upcoming Intel Z270 motherboard. At the moment there is only a little teaser which shows a few parts of the Z270 KRAIT Gaming. Like the previous model the new one features a completely black color scheme with white labels on the PCB.
Another mid-range motherboard
A few days ago we have seen a little preview regarding upcoming next generation Intel Z270 motherboards from MSI. The early leak was based on the Z270 SLI Plus and the Z270 SLI, two models that will be part of the vendors mid-range offerings. Today, MSI, on their official Facebook page, have shown a new preview regarding the Z270 Tomahawk.
The release date appears to be very close
On their official Facebook page, MSI have shown a little preview regarding their upcoming next generation Intel Z270 motherboard. At the moment there is only a little teaser which shows a few parts of the Z270 SLI Plus and the Z270 SLI. Both motherboards feature a completely black color scheme with white labels on the PCB.
M.2 Shield might be available with new motherboards