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As we near the end of Intel's 12th Gen (Alder Lake) life cycle, its 13th Gen Core series is expected to be due by the end of the year; we're looking at a premium model from the Z690 chipset. As we already know, Intel's Z690 chipset (LGA 1700) will offer support for the impending 13th Gen Core series, so it does offer a viable upgrade path for users looking to build a 12th Gen Core series system today and potentially upgrade at a later date. Today's model on the test bench is the MSI MPG Z690 Carbon WIFI with a solid feature set that includes 2.5 GbE and Wi-Fi 6E networking, two full-length PCIe 5.0 capable slots, four PCIe 4.0 x4 M.2 slots, as well...

MSI at CES 2018: New Optix MPG series Monitors - 27” Curved VA Panels Up to 144 Hz Refresh and RGB LED

LAS VEGAS, NV — A good chunk of premium gaming monitors feature RGB lighting, but the feature is almost always a superfluous flourish and not something very useful. That...

9 by Joe Shields on 1/11/2018

MSI Releases The Mini-ITX B350I PRO AC AM4 Motherboard

MSI has now released the B350I PRO AC, a mini-ITX option for those looking to build a small form factor system featuring AMD’s Ryzen processors or a 7th generation...

19 by Gavin Bonshor on 1/6/2018

MSI Infinite X Desktop US Launch: Core i7-8700K, GTX 1070 & More

MSI has started to sell its latest Infinite X desktops in the US. The new systems are based on Intel’s six-core Core i7 (Coffee Lake) processors, as well as...

7 by Anton Shilov on 11/30/2017

The MSI X299 SLI Plus Motherboard Review: $232 with U.2

Today we had an opportunity to look at another motherboard in the MSI lineup. Instead of coming from the Enthusiast, Performance, or Arsenal line of products, the MSI X299...

21 by Joe Shields on 11/29/2017

The MSI X299 Tomahawk Arctic Motherboard Review: White as Snow

Our first look at MSI X299 offerings arrived in the form of a mid-range board from the Arsenal Gaming series, the Tomahawk Arctic. The Tomahawk line of motherboards, MSI...

21 by Joe Shields on 11/20/2017

MSI Infinite X Gaming Desktops to be Released: Up to i7-8700K, GTX 1080 Ti, RGB

MSI has announced a new lineup of gaming desktops under the 'Infinite X' banner. The new machines will resemble the existing Infinite A systems that use a multi-chamber design...

8 by Anton Shilov on 11/2/2017

MSI Launches Fanless Cubi 3 SFF PCs with Kaby Lake-U

MSI has introduced a new family of its ultra-compact form-factor Cubi PCs, based on Kaby Lake-U processors. The Cubi 3 Silent and Cubi 3 Silent S use an entirely...

16 by Anton Shilov on 10/23/2017

Analyzing Z370 for Intel's 8th Generation Coffee Lake: A Quick Look at 50+ Motherboards

The launch of Intel’s new 8th Generation ‘Coffee Lake’ processors for desktops is going to be an interesting one. On one side it redefines Intel’s main product stack and...

84 by Ian Cutress, Anton Shilov, Joe Shields & Gavin Bonshor on 10/20/2017

MSI Announces the X399 SLI Plus: Budget Threadripper

This week MSI has announced the availability of a new motherboard built for Threadripper: the X399 SLI Plus. MSI says the SLI Plus is an optimized workstation motherboard built...

24 by Joe Shields on 10/10/2017

The MSI X299 Gaming Pro Carbon AC Motherboard Review

Intel's HEDT platform in recent times has always had a two CPU generation cadence. The last change was in August 2014, catering for Haswell-E and Broadwell-E, so with the...

24 by Patrick MacMillan on 9/21/2017

An AMD Threadripper X399 Motherboard Overview: A Quick Look at Seven Products

With the release of AMD’s Threadripper CPUs into the HEDT market, board partners have released new motherboards based on the X399 chipset. Consumers are going to see quad channel...

99 by Ian Cutress & Joe Shields on 9/15/2017

MSI Launches the X299M Gaming Pro Carbon AC: Going Micro-ATX

MSI has announced a new Micro ATX motherboard added to the X299 lineup in the X299M Gaming Pro Carbon AC. Based on the ATX sized X299 Gaming Pro Carbon...

15 by Joe Shields on 8/17/2017

AMD Threadripper 1950X and 1920X Out August 10th, New Eight-Core TR 1900X at $549 due Aug 31st

One of AMD’s skills in recent quarters is the ability to drip feed information about upcoming products slowly to the point where even the breath of a clock speed...

53 by Ian Cutress on 7/30/2017

EKWB Releases New RGB Monoblock for MSI X299 Motherboards

This week, the Slovenian based liquid cooling manufacturer, EKWB (EK Water Blocks) released a new monoblock which is custom made for specific MSI X299 motherboards, and named the EK-FB...

3 by Joe Shields on 7/20/2017

MSI Announces the X299 XPower Gaming AC Motherboard: Five M.2 Slots

This week MSI has announced a new X299 motherboard: the MSI X299 XPOWER GAMING AC. This is designed as a flagship motherboard for MSI's X299 range, and aims to...

27 by Joe Shields on 7/12/2017

MSI Announces GeForce GTX 1080 Ti LIGHTNING Z

After posting a teaser video last week, MSI has followed up by announcing their latest ultra-high-end Lightning-branded graphics card: the MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti LIGHTNING Z. The triple-slot-width...

25 by Nate Oh on 6/21/2017

DRAM and Motherboard Makers Demonstrate Quad-Channel DDR4-4000+ Operation

Over the course of Computex, manufacturers of memory modules and motherboards alike took to the show to showcase the latest developments in high-speed quad-channel memory configurations. Powered by Intel’s...

16 by Anton Shilov on 6/9/2017

MSI Shows Off GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gaming X Card with USB Type-C Port

Back when the VESA announced the DisplayPort alt mode for USB Type-C, one of the most common questions was whether we’d see USB ports on a video card. As...

45 by Ryan Smith on 6/4/2017

MSI Demos Prototype Hybrid Storage Card: M.2 & 2.5” SATA on a PCIe Card

Going a bit off the beaten path for this year’s Computex, MSI surprised us at the show with the prototype of a new hybrid storage array. The MSI Gaming...

22 by Ryan Smith on 6/3/2017

MSI Announces the Z270 GODLIKE GAMING Motherboard

MSI has been teasing this new motherboard for a number of weeks, and today they have finally announced the Z270 GODLIKE GAMING. This subtly named model is the new...

18 by Patrick MacMillan on 5/24/2017

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