MSI Cubi 3

MSI Cubi 3 is a small desktop computer with brushed aluminum frame and fanless design (so no fan) to save energy and provide maximum silence even with particularly heavy workloads. It is not the first Mini Passive Series PC, but it is the first MSI Cube fan with Intel Kaby Lake-U 15W processors since the previous generations were powered by low-power Intel Braswell chips. That’s why it’s special.
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The Mini PC only has a hidden ventilation grid underneath the cover running around the entire perimeter, the only hot air escape route, while inside there are Intel Core i3-7100U processors, Core i5-7200U or Core i7-7600U (Kaby Lake) with integrated Intel HD 620 graphics, two SoDIMM DDR4 memory slots for up to 32GB, one 2.5 “drive (HDD or SSD) drive and one M.2 2280 slot for solid state memory, But Intel’s Optane memory can also be integrated with MSI. The platform should allow 4K Ultra HD video playback without problems, but we do not forget that the processor chosen is for notebooks, so it will never reach the performance expected of a Desktop, albeit compact.
All in all, MSI Cubi 3 is very handy though it looks a bit bigger than other family models, probably to allow better air circulation inside, but thanks to its size we will find a rich interface: DisplayPort , HDMI, six USB ports (including 4 USB 3.0), two Ethernet, two COM ports (including a RJ-45 to COM), and an audio jack. WiFi and Bluetooth modules are positioned on their sides with their antennas near a polycarbonate zone, which avoids shielding.
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MSI Cubi 3 can be secured under a desk or behind a monitor with the VESA support and, removing the four screws on the bottom, allows easy storage and storage upgrades. The Mini PC should be launched on the market next fall, so around October-November, but the price has not yet been announced

MSI Trident 3 Artic Edition

MSI Trident 3 Artic Edition is a limited edition of gaming machines Trident, launched last year, but renewed both in design and in the technical specifications. Like the previous model, although the latter has the same size as an Xbox or Playstation, but “technically” console is a gaming computer for all purposes: under the beautiful arctic “white livery” which replaces the traditional black of these machines, the Taiwanese company has decided to integrate a next-generation Intel Core processor (Kaby Lake) instead of the old Skylake and GPU Nvidia GeForce GTX 10.

For all we know so far, MSI Trident 3 Artic Edition will be available from April 1499 in United States dollars but will also in our country by the middle of May at all major retail partners. The standard model Trident (black) is instead already on the market in the US market starting at $ 899, but the price varies greatly depending on the configurations: the basic version has a Core i5-7400, 8GB of RAM and 1TB HDD, for 1099 dollars you can opt for a SKU with Core i7-7700 and 128GB SSD hard drive as well, while the most expensive model touches $ 1,299 and offers a Core i7-7700, 16GB of RAM, 256GB SSD and 1TB of HDD.

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In particular, Trident 3 Artic Edition will be equipped with a quad-core Intel Core i7-7700 processor (Kaby Lake), RAM 16GB DDR4 2400 MHz (expandable up to 32 GB), 256GB SSD alongside a 1TB hard drive (7200rpm) and Nvidia GeForce 1070 GTX graphics card with 8 GB of GDDR5 VRAM customized in an exclusive ITX format. Connectivity is comprehensive and uses a USB 3.1 Type-C, three USB 3.1 standard, four USB 2.0, two HDMI outputs, Gigabit Ethernet, WiFi and Bluetooth.

MSI has designed and developed an innovative system to control the temperature of the system without impacting negatively on the acoustic comfort required for the use of a PC: Trident 3 implements Arctic Cooling Silent Storm 2, which not only identifies a heat sink for the dedicated processor but also an isolation system in heat rooms where each component remains separated thermally from the others, preventing quind to create heat bubbles are difficult to dispose.

In this way, Trident 3 Artic Edition becomes the new pinnacle of the world of Mini PC for gaming: such a compact size (346.25 x 71.83 x 232.47 mm) in desktop components welded and upgradeable make this machine ideal for those who want to live a ‘ VR optimal experience and does not want to compromise either of dimensions and neither performance. MSI has made the use of viewers as simple as possible all’implementazioni largest dedicated technical solutions such as VR Link (HDMI port dedicated to viewers on the front) and software as MSI One-Click to VR that automatically optimizes the system.

For those who want to always add a personal touch to your system, MSI Trident has three Arctic Mystic Light: the innovative RGB system to personalize their PC. Mystic Light Through the use of the app or via the MSI Gaming Center you can instantly change the color and the effects of LEDs on the front.

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MSI GUS

We have to take a huge step back more than four years to recover, exactly at CES 2012 in booth of MSI, one for external graphics dock. His name one PCI Express slot to mount a dedicated graphics card AMD or Nvidia, and (outside) a first generation Thunderbolt was MSI GUS II, a box rather compact aluminum which housed (inside), through which could be connected to the notebook. Oddly enough, at CES 2017, MSI has introduced a new GUS (which stands for Graphics Upgrade System), a dock for external graphics this time equipped with a Thunderbolt 3.
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We have resisted and – camera in hand – we developed a hands-on video, which will at least provide a first idea about the dimensions, materials, and technical specifications.
Compared to the model of 2012, the latter MSI GUS is bulkier but has a more sporty and personal design, characterized by the typical black / red colors of gamestation of Taiwanese society, red LEDs and a large part of transparent glass that allows visibility of the fans and all internal components. The chassis is made of metal and is almost entirely covered with ventilation grids, in order to remove the heat generated by the graphics card (especially on exertion) and the elements that are close.

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In this regard, the dock integrates a 500W power supply with “certified 80 Plus Gold”, a USB 3.0 Type-C and two USB 3.0 Type-A, plus another USB 3.0 Type-A (front) dedicated to the rapid charging and obviously the Thunderbolt 3 that allows the transmission of data up to 40 Gbps. The presence of a few feet on two sides, allowing you to place it vertically or horizontally, depending on your needs.
MSI did not provide many other technical information, but peering inside the dock notice the presence of an Nvidia GeForce 1080 GTX graphics card, one of the most powerful GPU in circulation today. For prices and availability we have to wait a few weeks, but probably the ad is not very far. According to some unconfirmed rumors, the debut would be set for the spring at about $ 500 (not including graphics).

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MSI Optix G27C

We have long been saying that MSI is not stopping and has begun to embrace many niche markets beyond its specialty – base plates, graphics and laptops. Now the manufacturer has shown the first monitor in its catalog, the Optix G27C, with a curved 27-inch panel and Full HD resolution, and of course it is a Gaming-oriented device has a refresh rate of 144 Hz.

In presenting the new Optix G27C, MSI has gone with the truth ahead and commented that it is actually a Samsung panel that they have essentially modified with aesthetic changes. The manufacturer has not specified, strangely because the other features did list them, what type of panel they use, although it is true that their contrast ratio of 3000 to 1 and their refresh rate indicate that it should be an LED panel -GOES.

The monitor offers up to 300 cd / m2 maximum brightness, covers 110% of the RGB color spectrum has a response time of 4ms GtG and the aforementioned 144Hz refresh rate, 3000: 1 contrast ratio and Full resolution HD. The curvature of the panel is 1800R, a curvature nothing exaggerated compared to the 3000R of other curved Gaming monitors that is best suited to any type of situations, not just games. As video inputs the monitor has an HDMI 1.4, a DisplayPort 1.2 and a DVI-DL. It will have, of course, a hub of USB 3.0 ports and aesthetic Gaming.

In principle the MSI Optix G27C will hit the market sometime early next year at a price that will be around 390 euros, although the manufacturer has not yet confirmed neither the price nor the availability date. Tell us that we will talk to MSI so that as soon as it is available send us a sample to show you our first-hand review.

MSI CPU Gaming Core Frozr L

MSI has unveiled its new Core Frozr L processor heatsink, which will be available in the market shortly. With this release, MSI adds another type of product to its already extensive catalog that has long ceased to be limited to laptops, motherboards and graphics cards nothing more.

The MSI Core Frozr L is a tower-type heatsink with a nickel-plated copper base welded to four 8 mm diameter heatpipes (also nickel plated copper) that are U-shaped up through the aluminum foil tower to distribute the Heat generated by the processor efficiently.
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The heatsink body is cooled with a 140 mm Torq-X fan rotating at a speed of between 500 and 1800 RPM controlled by PWM, being able to push an amount of air between 19.79 and 71.27 CFM emitting between 17.2 and 33.6 dBA of noise. It is, at first glance, a fan that looks quite powerful but will make a lot of noise. However, according to MSI the heatsink and fan assembly is capable of efficiently cooling up to 200W of TDP, so it is compatible even with Extreme series Intel processors without problems.

The heatsink has dimensions of 140 x 155 x 84 mm and weighs 960 grams, so logically comes with a rigid backplate to prevent damage to the motherboard due to weight. As you can see, it is quite narrow, which guarantees complete compatibility with RAM modules of any size. It supports all modern processor sockets, including Intel LGA2011v3, LGA115X, LGA1366 and AMD AM3 (+) and FM2 (+), in addition to the future AM4.

At the moment MSI has announced neither the date of availability nor the price of this new heatsink Core Frozr L, so as usual will play wait for it to land in stores to leave doubts.

MSI Geforce GTX 1050 Ti graphics

MSI has just unveiled its new low-profile Geforce GTX 1050 Ti 4 GT LP graphics card with all the performance and excellent performance of Nvidia Pascal cores but with a printed circuit board with a size reduced by half Of the usual height for this type of high performance components, becoming an indispensable component for those users who want to assemble an HTPC equipment where they can play with a box of very reduced height.

Until recently, the market for powerful graphics for HTPC equipment forced its users to buy boxes of at least two heights for their expansion cards if they were behind an alternative that allowed them to play comfortably and with a level of detail (There are the famous “mini” models of the Geforce GTX 970 and the Radeon Fury Nano, to say two well-known models), since the majority of graphic cards that were drawn in low profile format were (and are ) Frankly old models with which it would be difficult to play the buscaminas. This is completed with the new MSI Geforce GTX 1050 Ti 4 GT LP, as the engineers of this brand have managed to completely redesign the printed circuit board so that, by lengthening it, it could be halved the usual height of the same , Allowing its use in boxes of type HTPC below profile.

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The new graphics, as a good member of the GTX 1050 family, does not require any extra power connector since it has a consumption of 75 W that gets everything without problems through the PCIe x16 port to which it is anchored, which implies no Only one cable per half less if not also, a few power requirements of the power supply. The GP107 core it runs operates at a base speed of 1,290 MHz and 1,392 MHz boost speed, while the 4 GB of GDDR5 GRAM memory it equips it to 7.008 MHz on a 128-bit bus, which ensures that there will be no Never bottlenecks between the cores and the graphical memory of the card. The built-in video outputs are a DisplayPort 1.4, an HDMI 2.0 and a dual-link DVI-D.

MSI has not disclosed the availability or the price of this graph.

MSI Trident PC desktop VR-ready Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060

Z2 HP Mini G3 will have many advantages, but may not yet be ready for virtual reality, as opposed to the new compact MSI desktop PC that seems to be up to the task. MSI Trident is a desktop PC aimed at gamers, which measures 345 x 233 x 71 mm and weighs just over 3 kg (with a volume of just 4.72 liters), so that aesthetically looks like a gaming console for the living room (can not remember you the Xbox one?), but within the Taiwanese company has integrated an Nvidia GeForce GTX 10, a sophisticated cooling system and a 230 watt power supply.

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Some might mistake him for a version of “fixed” MSI VR One, but by looking at the design and its technical specifications it is easy to understand that Trident is a completely different desktop computer. The chassis is embellished with inserts with customizable RGB LED with 16.8 million colors and four mode (Static, Breathe, Gradient and Gaming & Music), while the hardware equipment is the most powerful.
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MSI has chosen an Intel Core i5-6400 processor or a Core i7-6700 (Skylake chipset Intel H110) who are able to give the right power even with 4K application, up to 32GB of RAM DDR4-2133MHz on two SO-slot DIMM and a slot for 2.5-inch hard disk or SSD, as well as a slot for SSD M.2 SATA. The graphics card, which we know will be an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060, will have 3GB or 6GB of dedicated memory depending on the version. On board will form 802.11ac WiFi, Bluetooth 4.2, Gigabit Ethernet and a good set of ports, including a USB 3.1 Type-C, four-port USB 3.1 Type-A and four USB 2.0, four USB 2.0 Type-A , two HDMI outputs, a VR links connecting a HDMI to VGA and 3.5mm audio jack for headphones and microphone.

In order to manage the heat generated by these components, MSI has developed a cooling system called “Silent Storm Cooling 2” that divides the key components of PC (basically those that produce more heat) in separate rooms and well ventilated to maintain temperatures always under control. The quiet is guaranteed because the fans have special blades, which reduces the noise emission.

MSI Trident will be available on the market in the coming weeks at a price of 999 Euros, with Mafia III and pad free.

MSI Geforce GTX 1070 Quick Silver

MSI today announced its new graphics card high end, the Geforce GTX 1070 Quick Silver which, only judging by overclocks with from the factory, should stand for fair return below that is its flagship model, the Geforce 1070 Gaming X. the graphics card comes standard with two Bios, each of which carries within it two different profiles that can be changed by users when required the use of the card.

The new MSI Geforce GTX 1070 Quick Silver is characterized, at least aesthetically speaking, to use the same sink Twin Frozr VI but with the difference that where originally was decorated in red, has now employed a metallic color and LEDs that illuminate the sink are white, silver to continue the theme of the graph. However, both the sink and the Torx fans used are the same, which means that the latter will be inactive when the graph is on the desktop or doing multimedia activities that do not require much of the core. In short, below 60 ° C will remain detained until that temperature is exceeded. In this regard, MSI also includes a backplate made of silver, although I hope they have taken note of the problems that have temperature EVGA graphics with your own graphics and have done something to avoid.

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For Gaming mode, the graph comes standard with a frequency of 1,518 MHz base clock and 1,708 MHz when the Boost mode is activated. These frequencies change when the BIOS is selected in OC mode, passing these to be 1,531 MHz base clock and 1,721 MHz when Boost is activated. Some fairly modest overclocks in my opinion because the frequency differences do not reach the 20 MHz … And there are wonderful against which brought the reference model from Nvidia with its Founders Edition, which has 1,506 MHz base frequency and 1,683 Boost MHz frequency. However, since it uses the Twin Frozr heatsink VI, I’m sure users will be able to get much more out of them if they use programs like MSI Afterburner.

Pricewise, MSI has not said anything but apparently seen, should be lower than the Geforce GTX currently they have 1070 Gaming X.

MSI add support for Intel Kaby Lake motherboards

MSI has announced that all its base with Intel chipset 100 Series will be fully compatible with the next generation Intel Kaby Lake socket LGA 1151 with a simple BIOS update is now available from the download section of the website of the manufacturer .

With this BIOS update users can upgrade their platform to the next Kaby Lake Intel, more efficient and powerful than today, without having to change motherboard or RAM. In addition, the BIOS update is really very simple and can be done from Windows thanks to the Live Update software. You have a fairly clear instructions on how to do this method on the web MSI support.

To download the corresponding product to your motherboard BIOS, you must access the website and select “Downloads and manuals”. Then You select the motherboard category, the (Intel or AMD) platform, the socket (in this case would be 1151), the chipset and finally the motherboard model. Currently the update that adds support for Kaby Lake is not available for all models, but will be in a few days it will gradually adding.
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Here is the complete list of motherboards that by the aforementioned BIOS update, be compatible with the upcoming Intel processors we show Kaby Lake. In the list, as you will see, it includes all base plates MSI socket 1151, including the Z170, H110 B150 and chipsets.

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In theory Kaby Lake processors begin to hit stores rather than later, then remember that were announced for the third quarter just ended. The Core i7-7700K will be the head of a “standard” segment, followed by the Core i5-7600K. We recommend you see the article where all the new family of processors detail if you are interested in learning more.

MSI Geforce GTX 1080 30th Anniversary Edition

To celebrate its 30th anniversary providing the best hardware to boost the computer industry, MSI has decided to make your party something really worthwhile. The manufacturer has thus introduced a limited edition of the 1080 GTX Nvidia Geforce with a liquid cooling solution manufactured by EK Water Blocks and apart from its traditional air heat sink.

Super performance with games of Nvidia Geforce 1080 GTX is ben known worldwide that keeps track of the latest releases of the computer industry and games. Thanks to its 8GB memory GDDR5X, the card can create the most detailed textures in 4K resolution without much effort. The MSI Geforce 1080 GTX 30th Anniversary Edition comes fully assembled configuration with a closed loop cooling liquid designed and manufactured by the renowned manufacturer of components EK Water Blocks cooling liquid which is covered by warranty and no maintenance. The rear plate incorporated in the card not only provides additional resistance to the graph, but also remind players how much has been able MSI to get into this industry since the anniversary year the company has excelled printed on the back of the card.

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The base clock speed of the graphics card limited edition is set to 1721MHz, while the Boost clock rate rises to 1860MHz. There are a total of three DisplayPort ports, an HDMI and a DVI-D connector. Since its form factor is slim, it also means that users will be able to accommodate a multi-GPU solution into the box, but since the radiator of this solution is quite thick, it is possible that this could be a impediment to doing so.

MSI has not provided the price will this graphics card, but since it is a special edition (and rather limited in units according to our information), I do not think the word “cheap” will be associated with it. Most likely it ends its price hovering around € 1,000 when you start marketing in Spain, so it will more than anything else as an object rather well collecting for users deep pockets.