TechPowerUp has got images of GeForce RTX 4080 graphics cards from MSI.The manufacturer is going to release at least three versions, each in two variants with different frequencies: GeForce RTX 4080 Suprim X and Suprim, GeForce RTX 4080 Gaming X and Gaming, as well as GeForce RTX 4080 Ventus 3X OC and Ventus 3X.A total of six models.Image source: MSI / TechPowerUpThe GeForce RTX 4080 Ventus 3X gas pedal will adhere to the stated reference GPU frequencies of NVIDIA itself, according to TechPowerUp.The RTX 4080 Ventus 3X OC model will receive a slight factory overclocking of the GPU.The flagship GeForce RTX 4080 Suprim X will offer the most significant factory GPU overclocking.The GPU of the GeForce RTX 4080 Gaming X version will be overclocked to the level of the Suprim variant.The GeForce RTX 4080 Gaming version, in turn, will run at frequencies higher than the Ventus 3X OC version.At the same time, the card will offer a significantly more efficient cooling system.MSI GeForce RTX 4080 Suprim X/SuprimThe GeForce RTX 4080 Suprim X and Suprim cards look very similar to the GeForce RTX 4090 in the same design.This means that their cooling systems are 4 expansion slots thick.Despite the lack of flashy design, these new products will offer the most advanced technical equipment.The mid-range GeForce RTX 4080 Gaming X and Gaming variants will also offer powerful cooling systems and plenty of RGB lighting.MSI GeForce RTX 4080 Gaming X/GamingThe GeForce RTX 4080 Ventus 3X OC and Ventus 3X are designed with practicality in mind.In terms of technical characteristics and performance cards will be closest to the reference version of the GeForce RTX 4080.And the main difference between them will be only in cooling systems.MSI GeForce RTX 4080 Ventus 3X OC/Ventus 3XWe should remind you that the GeForce RTX 4080 is scheduled to launch on November 16.NVIDIA has priced the graphics card at $1199.
MSI announced that its 600-series Intel chipset motherboards will get support for Raptor Lake processors
MSI following ASUS and ASRock has announced that its existing 600-series Intel chipset motherboards will be able to work with future 13th generation Core processors (Raptor Lake).Support for the new chips will be added via fresh versions of BIOS.Image source: MSI ASRock earlier said that its boards based on Intel Z690, H670, B660 and H610 chipsets will get support for Raptor Lake processors.ASUS, in turn, has so far focused on updating its models on the Intel Z690 chipset.They include ROG, ROG Strix, ProArt, Prime and TUF Gaming boards.Taking into account only ASUS and ASRock, we count at least 69 actual motherboards with LGA 1700 socket, MSI adds 37 more models to the list.So the total number of boards, which will be able to run with new Intel processors, is 106 models.The company has published a list of boards with Intel Z690, H670, B660 and H610 chipsets, which will be the first to receive new versions of BIOS, supporting Intel Core 13th Gen.It should be noted that we are talking about the actual models of these boards, which are currently powered by Alder Lake processors.Of course, every key manufacturer is also going to introduce brand new motherboards on Intel 700-series chipsets, designed specifically for Raptor Lake.These boards will also be backwards compatible with current 12th generation Core processors.The Raptor Lake platform is expected to debut this fall.
MSI adds Kombo Strike feature to its B550 and X570 BIOS to boost Ryzen 7 5800X3D performance
MSI has released new BIOS versions for its AMD X570 and B550 chipset-based motherboards.The fresh firmware adds more customization options for Ryzen 7 5800X3D processors.These chips officially do not support manual overclocking, however, some motherboard manufacturers go for various tricks, allowing to raise CPU frequency.Image source: MSIMSI has released beta BIOS for its AMD X570 and B550 chipsets with Kombo Strike feature.At the moment, it is hard to say what exactly the benefit of this feature is - the company itself does not talk about it in detail.The description to the new BIOS version only mentions \"improved Ryzen 7 5800X3D performance\".At the moment we know that Kombo Strike has three operating modes and an option to turn it off.Probably the third mode provides the biggest performance boost for the processor.It is quite possible that MSI has found a way to change the CPU power consumption level.Officially this setting is locked out for the CPU as well as the others which aim to overclock.Corresponding beta BIOS versions with Kombo Strike have been released for X570S Unify, Ace, X570 Godlike, B550 Unify X, B550 Unify, B550 Gaming Edge WiFi, B550I Gaming Edge MAX WiFi and B550M Mortar mainboards.After installing the new BIOS version, the Kombo Strike feature can be found under Overclocking/Advanced CPU Configuration.Keep in mind that this is a beta firmware version and therefore errors and general system instability are possible during its operation.Note that MSI is releasing the second BIOS version with additional settings for Ryzen 7 5800X3D within a week.The previous version adds CPU offset, Precision Boost Overdrive and Curve Optimizer.The new beta BIOS also adds CPU Offset Voltage setup.It is intended for enthusiasts who want to experiment with the settings of the operating voltage indicator of the chipRyzen 7 5800X3D.But it is recommended to be used only by experienced users who know what they are doing.MSI is not the only motherboard manufacturer who tries to expand the possibilities of changing Ryzen 7 5800X3D settings.For example, ASUS has also included new features in their latest firmware versions that work on all Ryzen 5000 series processors, including the Ryzen 7 5800X3D.Because of this, some owners of these chips were able to overclock them to a frequency above 5 GHz at the official maximum of 4.5 GHz.
MSI is preparing a gaming desktop PC with Intel Arc A380 gas pedal
The site JD has information about the new MSI gaming desktop, which sales will start in the near future.The novelty is based on Intel Alder Lake hardware platform.Image source: JDMaximum configuration includes Core i7-12700KF processor.The chip contains twelve processing cores, including eight performance and four power-efficient cores.Up to 20 instruction threads can be processed simultaneously.The clock frequency reaches 5.0 GHz.A special feature of the desktop is the use of the Intel Arc A380 graphics gas pedal.It is reported that this gas pedal operates 6 GB of memory GDDR6 with 96-bit bus.The number of FP32 cores is equal to 1,024, Xe cores - eight.It is noted that the gas pedal has a factory overclocking.A desktop PC in basic configuration has on board 8 GB of RAM DDR4-3200 and a solid-state drive with a capacity of 256 GB.Depending on the configuration there is a power unit with a capacity of 550 or 650 W.Unfortunately, there is no information about the approximate price and the start date of delivery of the desktop at the moment.
MSI released an all black GeForce RTX 3090 Ti Black Trio without RGB backlighting
MSI has released a GeForce RTX 3090 Ti Black Trio graphics gas pedal.The new feature is the all-black color scheme.The card is built on a black PCB and has no backlighting whatsoever.In spite of that, it would be hard to miss it in a box thanks to its enormous three-fan cooling system with three expansion slots.Image source: MSI The booster card is based on an NVIDIA GA102 GPU with 10,752 CUDA cores running at up to 1860 MHz.The card packs 24GB of GDDR6X memory with a 384-bit bus and data transfer rates of up to 21Gbps per pin.Thanks to this, its throughput exceeds the value of 1 Tbytes/sec. The card has one 12+4 pin connector for extra power.The power consumption of the card is claimed to be up to 450W.A set of external video connectors MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Ti Black Trio is standard: three DisplayPort 1.4a and one HDMI 2.1. The graphics card has already appeared on sale.The novelty can be found, for example, in Japan, where for her to ask about $1910.This is almost $90 cheaper than the recommended price of the model announced by NVIDIA.
MSI showed the AMD X670 dual chip chipset live for the first time
MSI in its online broadcast MSI Insider showed the AMD X670 chipset live on one of its motherboards without a cooler installed for the first time.It really consists of two chipsets.Earlier on AMD itself confirmed that its high-end chipset is a bundle of two AMD B650 chips, but the company did not show them live.Image source: MSII earlier confirmed that Ryzen 7000 systems will receive AMD EXPO technology to overclock DDR5 RAM, and also published a video instruction to install Ryzen 7000 in the new socket AM5.AMD itself doesn't seem to like that its partner is so straightforward in disclosing this information.Apparently, at Computex 2022 AMD only wanted to share some fresh details about its next-generation desktop processors, as well as the platform in which they will be used.No full-fledged announcement, at least now, was out of the question.It is expected this fall. After all, under AMD pressure MSI had to remove some previously published information.However, the manufacturer did not give up any fresh leaks, and the last one was live, where MSI was showing different products which are about to be released. The new AMD platform uses Socket AM5 (LGA 1718) processor socket and will support chips with a peak power consumption of 170W.First generation of Socket AM5 processors will be based on Zen 4 architecture, and will have support for DDR5 memory and PCIe 5.0 interface.Motherboards for new processors will be equipped with AMD X670E, X670 and B650 chipsets.The first and second are logical sets, consisting of two B650 chipsets.They will support up to 24 lanes of PCIe 5.0 for graphics and memory subsystems.X670E and X670 chipsets have 7 W heat pack per chip, and X670 boards with two chips moved away from each other are quite able to get by with passive cooling, which would be hard to achieve if all these chipsets possibilities were realized in one chip.
MSI has taken a cue from Gigabyte and makes its motherboard with connectors on the inside out
It looks like Gigabyte has set a new trend with its Project Stealth components with ports \"inside out\".MSI is developing a Project Zero motherboard for Alder Lake processors with all connectors for cables moved to the back side.Image source: VideoCardzThe motherboard for Project Zero is the MSI MEG Unify, most likely based on the Intel Z690 chipset.The company decided to move the board's connectors for SATA drives, 24-pin power cable, EPS connectors for CPU power and at least one of the USB connectors. The regular MSI MEG Unify Z690.Image source: Twitter / @g01d3nm4ng0It's very likely that the bottom USB connectors and other ports for the front of the case have also been moved to the back of the motherboard.The angle of the published photos of Project Zero doesn't allow us to establish exactly, but now the places where the USB and front panel connectors are usually placed are covered by the casing. MSI Project Zero Whether MSI plans to put a similar motherboard on the market, as Gigabyte has decided to do, is still unknown.Note that use of back-to-back connector cards also requires rethinking computer chassis design.Gigabyte has solved this issue by upgrading its Aorus C300G case.At the same time, the company believes that placing power wires on the inside of the motherboard not only improves the aesthetics of the final assembly, but also improves air circulation within the system. MSI Project Zero.Image source: Twitter / @g01d3nm4ng0 Whether MSI also plans to experiment with graphics gas pedals and its computer cases, as Gigabyte did, is not yet known.
MSI Announces MEG, MPG and PRO Series Motherboards With AMD X670E and X670 For Ryzen 7000 Processors
MSI Announces MEG X670E Godlike, MEG X670E Ace, MPG X670E Carbon WIFI and PRO X670-P WIFI Motherboards at Computex 2022.The first three are based on flagship chipset AMD X670E, while the Pro model is based on AMD X670 chipset.New models are based on upcoming AMD Ryzen 7000 (Raphael) processors, to learn more about them please read our previous article.Image source: MSI All new MSI boards offer support for up to four DDR5 memory modules.Except for PRO X670-P WIFI model, these new boards also offer PCIe 5.0 for graphics gas pedals.The Pro model has PCIe 5.0 support only for NVMe SSDs of M.2 format.Also worth mentioning is the availability of network controllers with Wi-Fi 6E standard support. MSI MEG X670E AceMEG X670E Godlike and MEG X670E Ace are made in E-ATX form factor.The first one has 24+2-phase VRM, the second one has 22+2-phase VRM.The MPG X670E Carbon WIFI and PRO X670-P WIFI models are made in ATX form factor and have 18+2 and 14+2 phase power supplies respectively.The MEG X670E Godlike board is equipped with three PCIe 5.0 x16 slots and four M.2 slots for NVMe SSDs: one PCIe 5.0 x4 and three others PCIe 4.0 x4.In addition, eight SATA ports (6 Gbit/s) are offered.A total of 19 USB ports: three USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 (20Gbps), eight USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10Gbps), four USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5Gbps) and four USB 2.0.Two network controllers are claimed, one provides wired speeds of up to 10 Gbit/s and the other 2.5 Gbit/s.Unlike other models MEG X670E Godlike has no external video interface. MEG X670E Ace model also has three PCIe 5.0 x16 slots and four M.2 slots for NVMe SSDs, one PCIe 5.0 x4 and three PCIe 4.0 x4.The board has six SATA ports (6 Gb/s) and provides up to 17 USB ports: three USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 (20 Gb/s), ten USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gb/s), four USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gb/s) and four USB 2.0.Wired network support is provided by one 2.5 GbE controller.Moreover, the board offers USB Type-C slot with DisplayPort 2.0 alternative mode support. MSI MPG X670E Carbon WIFIThe MPG X670E Carbon WIFI has two PCIe 5.0 x16 slots and one PCIe 4.0 x16 slot.The board has four M.2 connectors: two PCIe 5.0 x4 and two PCIe 4.0 x4.There are 19 USB ports: one USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 (20Gbps), eight USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10Gbps), four USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5Gbps) and six USB 2.0. A 2.5 Gigabit controller is responsible for wired network support.HDMI 2.1, DisplayPort 1.4 and DisplayPort 2.0 video interfaces (USB Type-C forces) are also claimed. MSI PRO X670-P WIFIThe PRO X670-P WIFI may interest digital content creators as well as corporate users.However, it is also a good choice for gaming system builders.It has three PCIe 4.0 x16 and one PCIe 3.0 x1 slot.One M.2 PCIe 5.0 x4 slot, three M.2 PCIe 4.0 x4 slots as well as six SATA (6Gb/s) ports are included.There are 17 USB ports: one USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 (20Gbps), four USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10Gbps), eight USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5Gbps) and four USB 2.0. The board comes with a 2.5 Gigabit network adapter and the same set of external video interfaces as the MPG X670E Carbon WIFI model. All presented MSI boards will be available for sale this fall together with the release of AMD Ryzen 7000 processors.More precise information about the release date, as well as the cost of new products manufacturer did not specify.
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