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Computex 2010 Coverage

ClayMeow    -   July 5, 2010
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MSi

Micro-Star International, better known as MSi, is one of Taiwan's biggest motherboard and graphics card manufacturers. My tour of MSi's booth started with the N480GTX HydroGen, a custom liquid cooled NVIDIA GTX 480 in an ultra-slim 1-slot design. Aside from 1.5GB GDDR5, two DVI-I ports and a Mini-HDMI port, MSi had no further details on the card, but I'd be surprised if it doesn't come pre-overclocked.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Continuing with NVIDIA-based cards, next up were two Twin Frozr II cards, the N480GTX Twin Frozr II and N470GTX Twin Frozr II. In addition, MSi was showing off a special N465GTX Twin Frozr II Golden Edition, which features a full copper Twin Frozr II thermal design. All three contain what MSi refers to as Military Class Components, which feature SSC (Solid State Chokes), Hi-C CAPs, and All Solid CAPs, providing higher stability and longer lifespan.

 

 

Moving over to the ATi side of things, MSi was showing off the R5870 Lightning and R5770 Hawk. Both feature the Twin Frozr II and Military Class Components. The R5870 boasts a whopping 15 Phase PWM design, while the R5770 has a still-impressive 7+1 Phase PWM design.

 

Moving on to the motherboards, MSi's setup was rather interesting - it was not organized by CPU (Intel vs. AMD), but rather performance. When it comes to "Xtreme Performance for Power Users", MSi was showing off the X58A-GD65, which features USB3.0, SATA 6Gb/s, 7.1 channel HD Audio, and Military Class Components. When it comes to "Value Seekers for Enthusiast Computing", MSi was showing off the 890FXA-GD70, which uses the AMD 890FX and SB850 chipsets, providing USB3.0, SATA 6Gb/s, 7.1 channel HD Audio, and of course, Military Class Components. Lastly, when it comes to the "Premium Choice for Mainstream Users", MSi was showing off the P55A-GD65, which still happens to feature USB3.0, SATA 6Gb/s, 7.1 channel HD Audio, and Military Class Components.

 

 

Next up were two Fuzion boards, the 870A Fuzion and the P55A Fuzion. What's cool about Fuzion boards is that they allow for cross-vendor, multi-GPU solutions using Hydra technology. N-Mode is using all NVIDIA cards, A-Mode is using all ATi cards, and X-Mode is using a mix. To show off this technology, MSi had a demo system running with one of its Fuzion boards using GeForce 9800GT and Radeon HD 5770, illustrating that the technology allows users to buy a new graphics card without having to ditch their old card.

 

 

 

MSi was also showing off two boards from its Big Bang series, the Big Bang-XPower and Big Bang-Fuzion. The XPower uses Intel's X58 Express chipset, while the Fuzion uses Intel's P55 Express chipset. Both feature a 7.1 channel Quantum Wave Audio Card, but only the XPower has USB3.0 and SATA 6Gb/s support.

 

 

Lastly, as many motherboard manufacturers are doing at Computex this year, MSi unveiled its prototype Intel 6 Series motherboard, featuring USB3.0, SATA 6Gb/s, 7.1 channel Quantum Wave Audio, and Military Class Components. Now all that's left is for Intel to release the chipset and its Sandy Bridge processors.




  1. Introduction & The Flight
  2. Computex Day 1 Part 1: TITAN Cooler
  3. Computex Day 1 Part 2: OCZ Technology
  4. Computex Day 1 Part 3: NZXT
  5. Computex Day 1 Part 4: ECS
  6. Computex Day 1 Part 5: ECS (Continued)
  7. Computex Day 1 Part 6: ECS (Continued)
  8. Computex Day 1 Part 7: Corsair
  9. Computex Day 1 Part 8: Bigfoot Networks
  10. Computex Day 1 Part 9: Zalman
  11. Computex Day 1 Part 10: Zalman (Continued)
  12. Computex Day 1 Part 11: Enermax
  13. Computex Day 1 Part 12: Biostar
  14. Computex Day 1 Part 13: GeIL
  15. Computex Day 1 Part 14: PNY
  16. Computex Day 1 Part 15: MSi
  17. Computex Day 1 Part 16: Patriot Memory
  18. Computex Day 1 Part 17: KINGMAX Technology
  19. Computex Day 1 Part 18: COUGAR
  20. Computex Day 1 Part 19: Ozone Gaming Gear
  21. Computex Day 1 Part 20: SilverStone Technology
  22. Digital Plaza & Shilin Night Market
  23. Computex Day 2 Part 1: Antec
  24. Computex Day 2 Part 2: Antec (Continued)
  25. Computex Day 2 Part 3: Thermaltake
  26. Computex Day 2 Part 4: Tt eSPORTS by Thermaltake
  27. Computex Day 2 Part 5: Tt eSPORTS by Thermaltake (Continued)
  28. Computex Day 2 Part 6: Tt eSPORTS by Thermaltake (Continued)
  29. Computex Day 2 Part 7: QNAP Systems
  30. Computex Day 2 Part 8: ARCTIC
  31. Computex Day 2 Part 9: ARCTIC (Continued)
  32. Computex Day 2 Part 10: ARCTIC (Continued)
  33. Computex Day 2 Part 11: ARCTIC (Continued)
  34. Computex Day 2 Part 12: Lian Li
  35. Computex Day 2 Part 13: Lian Li (Continued)
  36. Computex Day 2 Part 14: TACENS
  37. Computex Day 2 Part 15: TACENS (Continued)
  38. Computex Day 2 Part 16: Aerocool
  39. Computex Day 2 Part 17: PowerColor
  40. Computex Day 2 Part 18: ADATA
  41. Taiwan Tour - Day 1 Part 1
  42. Taiwan Tour - Day 1 Part 2
  43. Taiwan Tour - Day 1 Part 3
  44. Taiwan Tour - Day 1 Part 4
  45. Taiwan Tour - Day 1 Part 5
  46. Taiwan Tour - Day 2 Part 1
  47. Taiwan Tour - Day 2 Part 2
  48. Taiwan Tour - Day 2 Part 3
  49. Taiwan Tour - Day 2 Part 4
  50. Computex Day 5 Part 1: GIGABYTE
  51. Computex Day 5 Part 2: GIGABYTE (Continued)
  52. Computex Day 5 Part 3: ASUS
  53. Computex Day 5 Part 4: ASUS (Continued)
  54. ECS Night: Photos
  55. ECS Night: Videos
  56. Computex Booth Babes Part 1: Intro & AMD
  57. Computex Booth Babes Part 2: ADATA
  58. Computex Booth Babes Part 3: Coolmax
  59. Computex Booth Babes Part 4: Silicon Power
  60. Computex Booth Babes Part 5: Tt eSPORTS
  61. Computex Booth Babes Part 6: Tt eSPORTS (Continued)
  62. Computex Booth Babes Part 7: Tt eSPORTS (Continued)
  63. Computex Booth Babes Part 8: Apacer
  64. Computex Booth Babes Part 9: Apogee
  65. Computex Booth Babes Part 10: ASUS, Gigabyte, ECS
  66. Computex Booth Babes Part 11: Hitachi, Patriot Memory
  67. Computex Booth Babes Part 12: Global Mobile Corp.
  68. Computex Booth Babes Part 13: AVC, PQI, QNO Technology, Tyan
  69. Computex Booth Babes Part 14: NVIDIA, MSi, Ozone Gaming Gear, PNY, Corsair, THX, Mio, VMAX
  70. Computex Final Thoughts
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