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AMD Smart Access Memory : How To Enable It?

AMD Smart Access Memory (Resizable BAR) Guide

Find out what AMD Smart Access Memory is all about, and how to turn it on for a FREE BOOST in performance!

 

Smart Access Memory : PCIe Resizable BAR for AMD!

Smart Access Memory is AMD’s marketing term for their implementation of the PCI Express Resizable BAR (Base Address Registers) capability.

What does that mean exactly?

CPUs are traditionally limited to a 256 MB I/O memory address region for the GPU frame buffer. This of it as an “data dump” for stuff like textures, shaders and geometry.

Since this “data dump” is limited to 256 MB, the CPU can only send texture, shader and geometry data as and when the GPU requires them.

This introduces some latency – delay from when the GPU requires the data, and the CPU send them.

Turning on Resizable BAR or Smart Access Memory greatly expands the size of that data dump, letting the CPU directly access the GPU’s entire frame buffer memory.

Instead of transferring data when requested by the GPU, the CPU processes and stores the data directly in the graphics memory.

Graphics assets can be transferred to graphics memory in full, instead of in pieces. In addition, multiple transfers can occur simultaneously, instead of being queued up.

While this AMD graphic above suggests that Smart Access Memory will widen the memory path (and thus memory bandwidth) between the CPU and GPU, that is not true.

Smart Access Memory / Resizable BAR will not increase memory bandwidth.

What it does is let the CPU directly access the entire GPU frame buffer memory, instead of using the usual 256 MB “dump”. That reduces latency because the graphics assets are now accessible by the GPU at all times.

 

AMD Smart Access Memory : Performance Gains

According to AMD, enabling Smart Access Memory will give you a small but free boost of 5% to 11% in gaming performance.

Here is a summary of the test results from our article, RX 6800 XT Smart Access Memory Performance Comparison!

You can expect up to 16% better performance in some games, but no effect in certain games. But overall, you get a free boost in performance. There is simply no reason not to enable Smart Access Memory.

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AMD Smart Access Memory : Requirements

Since Smart Access Memory is just an AMD implementation of PCI Express Resizable BAR. Therefore, it can be be implemented for all PCI Express 3.0 and PCI Express 4.0 graphics cards and motherboards.

However, AMD is currently limiting it to a small subset of components, having validated it only for their new Ryzen 5000 series CPUs, select Ryzen 3000 Series Processors and Radeon RX 6000 series graphics cards.

So this is what you currently require to enable AMD Smart Access Memory :

Hardware

Software

  • AMD Radeon Software Driver 20.11.2 or newer
  • Latest Motherboard BIOS (AMD AGESA 1.1.0.0 or newer)

AMD currently recommends these X570 motherboards, because they have updated BIOS available :

 

AMD Smart Access Memory : How To Enable It?

If you have all of those supported components above, and updated your motherboard BIOS, you need to manually enable Smart Access Memory.

Now, the method will vary from motherboard to motherboard, and it probably won’t even be called Smart Access Memory.

Instead, look for variations of Above 4G Decoding, or Resizing BAR, or Resizable BAR, or Re-Size BAR Support.

AMD Generic Method

AMD has provided these generic steps to enable Smart Access Memory :

  1. Enter the System BIOS by press <DEL> or <F12> during the system startup.
  2. Navigate to the Advanced Settings or Advanced menu.
  3. Enable “Above 4G Decoding” and “Re-Size BAR Support“.
  4. Save the changes and restart the computer.

Step-by-Step Method For ASUS Crosshair VIII Hero

In our guide, we are using the ASUS CROSSHAIR VIII Hero (AMD X570) motherboard, as an example :

  1. First you will need to turn off CSM (Compatibility Support Module), or make sure it’s disabled.Go to the Boot menu and look for a CSM / Compatibility Support Module option.

  1. Set CSM (Compatibility Support Module) to Disabled.

  1. Go to the Advanced menu and look for the PCI Subsystem. In other motherboards, look for PCIe / PCI Express configuration options.

  1. Enable Above 4G Decoding.

  1. This will give you access to the Re-Size BAR Support option. Set it to Auto.

  1. Now go to the Exit menu, and select Save Changes & Reset.

  1. It will ask you to confirm the changes. Just verify both, and click OK.

After the motherboard reboots, AMD Smart Access Memory (PCIe Resizable BAR) will be enabled for your Ryzen 5000 series CPU and Radeon RX 6000 series graphics card!

 

CSM Warning For GIGABYTE AORUS X570 Master

AMD currently recommends these X570 motherboards, because they have updated BIOS available :

CSM is disabled by default for the ASUS, ASRock and MSI motherboards. However, it is enabled by default in the GIGABYTE AORUS X570 Master.

If you installed Windows without first turning CSM off, it will be configured as non-UEFI. It will NOT boot if you enable Resizable BAR Support (Smart Access Memory).

You will need to reinstall Windows with CSM support disabled.

 

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MSI GeForce RTX 30 Gaming Laptops : Price + Specifications!

MSI just released details of their upcoming GeForce RTX 30 series gaming laptops, that are now available for pre-order!

Take a look at the specifications and price list of the MSI GeForce RTX 30 series gaming laptops!

 

GeForce RTX 30 Gaming Laptops : Ampere Goes Mobile!

At CES 2021, NVIDIA announced the coming availability of Ampere-based GeForce RTX 30 series gaming laptops!

Starting 26 January 2021, NVIDIA partner brands like MSI will begin shipping RTX 3080 and RTX 3070 gaming laptops, followed by RTX 3060 gaming laptops from 2 February 2021 onwards.

The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 series mobile GPUs are built on the NVIDIA Ampere architecture, giving them 2nd Gen Ray Tracing cores and 3rd Gen Tensor Cores.

  • New Streaming Multiprocessors : Delivering 2X the FP32 performance of NVIDIA Turing, and 30 Shader-TFLOPS of processing power
  • 2nd Gen RT Cores : Delivering 2X the performance of NVIDIA Turing, plus concurrent ray tracing and compute, with 58 RT-TFLOPS of processing power.
  • 3rd Gen Tensor Cores : Up to 2X the performance of NVIDIA Turing, with 238 Tensor-TFLOPS of processing power.

  • NVIDIA RTX IO : Enables rapid GPU-based loading and game asset decompression, accelerating I/O performance by up to 100X. When used in conjunction with Microsoft DirectStorage API, it offloads the work to the RTX GPU, improving frame rates and enabling near-instantaneous game loading.
  • GDDR6X Memory : Delivers close to 1 TB/s of memory bandwidth, improving gaming performance.
  • Custom Samsung 8N Process Technology : Delivers higher transistor density and greater efficiency.
  • HDMI 2.1 : Delivers single-cable connection to 8K HDR TVs and monitors for ultra-high resolution gaming.
  • AV1 Decode : First discrete GPUs to support hardware decoding of the new AV1 codec, allowing for up to 8K HDR videos at 50% less bandwidth.

 

MSI GS66 Stealth GeForce RTX 30 Gaming Laptops

MSI is introducing two GS66 Stealth gaming laptops :

  • a premium model powered by the Core i9-10980HK processor with GeForce RTX 3080 graphics, and
  • a more affordable model powered by Core i7-10870H processor with GeForce RTX 3070 graphics.

Specifications GS66 Stealth
RTX 3080
GS66 Stealth
RTX 3070
Display Size 15.6-inch
Display Resolution 3840 x 2160 1920 x 1080
Refresh Rate 60 Hz 300 Hz
Colour Gamut 100% Adobe RGB Almost 100% sRGB
CPU Intel Core i9-10980HK Intel Core i7-10870H
Memory 2 x 32 GB DDR4-3200 2 x 16 GB DDR4-3200
GPU GeForce RTX 3080 GeForce RTX 3070
Storage 2 TB PCIe Gen3 x4 NVMe SSD
Wireless Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210 (2×2)
Bluetooth 5.2
Keyboard SteelSeries Keyboard with per-key RGB
Price RM 17,999
~US$4,449
~£3,235
~A$5,756
S$5,699
RM 10,999
~US$2,719
~£1,977
~A$3,518
S$3,499

 

MSI GE76 | GE66 Raider GeForce RTX 30 Gaming Laptops

The MSI GE76 Raider is a 17.3-inch gaming laptop, powered by the Intel Core i7-10870H processor, paired with the GeForce RTX 3070.

The smaller MSI GE66 Raider has a 15.6-inch display, and is powered by the Intel Core i7-10870H processor, paired with the faster GeForce RTX 3080.

Specifications GE76
Raider
GE66
Raider
Display Size 17.3-inch 15.6-inch
Display Resolution 1920 x 1080
Refresh Rate 240 Hz 300 Hz
Colour Gamut Close to 100% sRGB
CPU Intel Core i7-10870H
Memory 2 x 8 GB DDR4-3200 2 x 16 GB DDR4-3200
GPU GeForce RTX 3070 GeForce RTX 3080
Storage 2 TB PCIe SSD 1 TB PCIe SSD
Wireless Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210 (2×2)
Bluetooth 5.2
Keyboard SteelSeries Keyboard with per-key RGB
Price RM 9,999
~US$2,472
~£1,798
~A$3,196
~S$3,279
RM 14,999
~US$3,708
~£2,698
~A$4,794
~S$4,918

 

MSI GF65 Thin GeForce RTX 30 Gaming Laptop

The MSI GF65 Thin is a thin-and-light 15.6-inch gaming laptop, powered by the Intel Core i7-10750H processor, paired with the GeForce RTX 3060.

Specifications GF65 Thin
Display Size 15.6-inch
Display Resolution 1920 x 1080
Refresh Rate 144 Hz
CPU Intel Core i7-10750H
Memory 2 x 8 GB DDR4-3200
GPU GeForce RTX 3060
Storage 512 GB PCIe NVMe SSD
Wireless Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 (2×2)
Bluetooth 5.1
Keyboard Red backlit keyboard
Price RM 5,129
~US$1,268
~£923
~A$1,638
~S$1,681

 

MSI GeForce RTX 30 Gaming Laptops : Where To Buy?

Here are some direct purchase / pre-order links for the MSI GeForce RTX 30 gaming laptops :

Malaysia

Singapore

United States

Australia

 

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RTX 3070 / 3080 / 3090 Availability Not The BIG Problem…

The availability of GeForce RTX 3070, RTX 3080 and RTX 3090 graphics cards is not really the BIG problem for most gamers…

There are actually many RTX 3070, RTX 3080 and RTX 3090 graphics cards for sale… if you can afford them!

 

RTX 3070 / 3080 / 3090 Availability Not The BIG Problem…

Together with the newly-launched Radeon RX 6800 XT, the GeForce RTX 3070, RTX 3080 and RTX 3090 are the most popular gaming upgrades this holiday season.

Many gamers are gripping about how difficult it is to buy one, but a quick check reveals that there are really quite a lot of RTX 3070, RTX 3080 and RTX 3090 graphics cards for sale.

Sure, they are not as abundant as the RTX 2080 SUPER, RTX 2070 SUPER and RTX 2060 SUPER when they were launched; but you can still find quite a few of them online.

Here is a list of RTX 3070, RTX 3080 and RTX 3090 graphics cards available online, as of 27 November 2020 :

MALAYSIA

SINGAPORE

UNITED STATES

United Kingdom

AUSTRALIA

 

RTX 3070 / 3080 / 3090 : Their Price Is The BIG Problem!

As the list above shows, there are many shops selling all three cards. The only country where there appears to be some shortage would be the UK.

The bigger problem really is the absurd prices some of these cards are selling for at these online shops.

The GeForce RTX 3070 has a starting price of $499, while the GeForce RTX 3080 has a starting price of $699. Yet they are both selling for 2-3X that in the US and the UK, and 50-100% more in other countries.

Only the GeForce RTX 3090, with its astronomical starting price of $1,499, has not seen ridiculous price scalping. It is only 20-30% more expensive around the world.

Of course, price is highly-dependent on supply and demand, but that is partly because NVIDIA and their partners appear to be closing an eye on scalping.

Until there is some price control, it appears to be profitable for some retailers to hold onto their cards, and offer them at high price points.

The only way around this is for consumers to hold off on buying overpriced cards, and opt for older cards with far better value instead.

What’s wrong with the RTX 2080 SUPER, RTX 2070 SUPER and RTX 2060 SUPER? Absolutely nothing.

So they are not the fastest cards in the world, but they are still very powerful graphics cards in their own right. Heck, are you buying a graphics card to play games, or to show off?

Instead of getting frustrated at scalpers, buy the best value graphics card you can afford and go play some games!

 

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Here Are The First 22 AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT Cards!

Unlike the Radeon RX 5700 and RX 5700 XT cards, the new AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT does not have a reference design – it is available only as custom-designed cards from AMD’s partners.

Here is a quick primer on the first slew of Radeon RX 5500 XT cards from ASRock, ASUS, GIGABYTE, MSI, PowerColor, Sapphire and XFX!

 

AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT : The First Cards

If you want to skip ahead to the first twenty two RX 5500 XT cards, click on these links.

For a quick primer on the Radeon RX 5500 XT, scroll down. Don’t forget to check out our PowerColor Red Dragon Radeon RX 5500 XT review!

 

AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT : A Quick Primer

The AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT is basically the desktop version of the Radeon RX 5500M, using the same GPU with 6.4 billion transistors fabricated on the 7 nm process technology.

This Navi GPU has 22 Compute Units with 1408 stream processors and a 128-bit memory interface. The only difference is the Radeon RX 5500 XT has higher clock speeds and TDP, with up to 8 GB of GDDR6 memory.

The AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT designed to deliver 1080p gaming at 60+ fps for AAA titles, and 90+ fps for esport games.

To reduce costs, AMD opted to use a PCI Express 4.0 x8 interface, instead of the PCIe 4.0 x16 interface. But if paired with a PCIe 4.0 chipset, it will deliver the same bandwidth as PCIe 3.0 x16.

Recommended : AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT Tech Report + Video Briefing!

 

AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT Specifications

In this table, we compare its reference specifications against its more powerful brethren – the RX 5700 and RX 5700 XT.

Again, please note that the RX 5500 XT is only available from AMD partners as custom cards, and could have different specifications.

Specifications Radeon RX
5700 XT
Radeon RX
5700
Radeon RX
5500 XT
Transistors 10.3 billion 10.3 billion 6.4 billion
Fab Process 7 nm 7 nm 7 nm
Die Size 251 mm² 251 mm² 158 mm²
Total Graphics Power 225 W 185 W 130 W
Stream Processors 2560 2340 1408
Base Clock 1605 MHz 1465 MHz 1607 MHz
Game Clock 1755 MHz 1625 MHz 1717 MHz
Boost Clock 1905 MHz 1725 MHz 1845 MHz
TMUs 160 144 88
Max. Texture Rate 304.8 GT/s 248.4 GT/s 162.4 GT/s
ROPs 64 64 32
Max. Pixel Rate 121.9 GP/s 110.4 GP/s 59.0 GP/s
Memory Size 8 GB 8 GB 4 GB / 8 GB
Memory Type GDDR6 GDDR6 GDDR6
Bus Width 256-bit 256-bit 128-bit
Bandwidth 448 GB/s 448 GB/s 224 GB/s
PCIe Interface PCIe 4.0 x16 PCIe 4.0 x16 PCIe 4.0 x8

 

ASRock RX 5500 XT Challenger D 4G OC

This is an overclocked 4 GB variant with a dual fan cooler, a 78 MHz higher base clock and a 20 MHz higher game clock :

  • Base Clock : 1685 MHz
  • Game Clock : 1737 MHz
  • Boost Clock : 1845 MHz
  • GDDR6 Memory Clock : 1750 MHz (14 Gbps)
  • Display Ports : 3 x DisplayPort 1.4, 1 x HDMI 2.0b
  • Polychrome SYNC
  • Dual Fan Design + Stylish Metal Backplate
  • 0dB Silent Cooling
  • ASRock Tweak

 

ASRock RX 5500 XT Phantom Gaming D 8G OC

This is the 8 GB version of the Challenger card above, and comes with the same dual fan cooler, a 78 MHz higher base clock and a 20 MHz higher game clock :

  • Base Clock : 1685 MHz
  • Game Clock : 1737 MHz
  • Boost Clock : 1845 MHz
  • GDDR6 Memory Clock : 1750 MHz (14 Gbps)
  • Display Ports : 3 x DisplayPort 1.4, 1 x HDMI 2.0b
  • Polychrome SYNC
  • Dual Fan Design + Stylish Metal Backplate
  • 0dB Silent Cooling
  • ASRock Tweak

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ASUS ROG Strix Radeon RX 5500 XT

This is an overclocked 8 GB variant with a dual-fan cooler, and 20 MHz higher game and boost clocks.

  • Game Clock : 1737 MHz (OC / Gaming Mode)
  • Boost Clock : 1865 MHz (OC Mode) / 1845 MHz (Gaming Mode)
  • GDDR6 Memory Clock : 1750 MHz (14 Gbps)
  • Display Ports : 3 x DisplayPort 1.4, 1 x HDMI 2.0b
  • Axial-tech fan design features a smaller fan hub that facilitates longer blades and a barrier ring that increases downward air pressure.
  • 0dB technology lets you enjoy light gaming in relative silence.
  • Dual BIOS switch lets you toggle between Quiet and Performance BIOS profiles sans software.
  • Auto-Extreme Technology uses automation to enhance reliability.
  • Super Alloy Power II includes premium alloy chokes, solid polymer capacitors, and an array of high-current power stages.
  • A protective backplate secures components during transportation and installation.
  • ASUS FanConnect II equips a hybrid-controlled fan header for optimal system cooling.

 

GIGABYTE Radeon RX 5500 XT OC 4G

This is an overclocked 4 GB variant, with a dual-fan cooler, a 40 MHz higher base clock and a 16 MHz higher game clock :

  • WINDFORCE 2X Cooling System with alternate spinning fans
  • Boost Clock : up to 1845 MHz
  • Game Clock : 1733 MHz (Reference card is 1717 MHz)
  • Base Clock : 1647 MHz (Reference card is 1607 MHz)
  • GDDR6 Memory Clock : 1750 MHz (14 Gbps)
  • Display Ports : 3 x DisplayPort 1.4, 1 x HDMI 2.0b

 

GIGABYTE Radeon RX 5500 XT OC 8G

This is an overclocked 8 GB variant, with a dual-fan cooler, a 40 MHz higher base clock and a 16 MHz higher game clock :

  • WINDFORCE 2X Cooling System with alternate spinning fans
  • Boost Clock : up to 1845 MHz
  • Game Clock : 1733 MHz (Reference card is 1717 MHz)
  • Base Clock : 1647 MHz (Reference card is 1607 MHz)
  • GDDR6 Memory Clock : 1750 MHz (14 Gbps)
  • Display Ports : 3 x DisplayPort 1.4, 1 x HDMI 2.0b

Price + Availability (Accurate as of 16 December 2019)

 

GIGABYTE RX 5500 XT Gaming OC 4G

This is an overclocked 4 GB variant, with a triple-fan cooler, a 40 MHz higher base clock and a 16 MHz higher game clock :

  • WINDFORCE 3X Cooling System with alternate spinning fans
  • Boost Clock : up to 1845 MHz
  • Game Clock : 1737 MHz (Reference card is 1717 MHz)
  • Base Clock : 1685 MHz (Reference card is 1607 MHz)
  • GDDR6 Memory Clock : 1750 MHz (14 Gbps)
  • Display Ports : 3 x DisplayPort 1.4, 1 x HDMI 2.0b

 

GIGABYTE RX 5500 XT Gaming OC 8G

This is an overclocked 8 GB variant, with a triple-fan cooler, a 78 MHz higher base clock and a 20 MHz higher game clock :

  • WINDFORCE 3X Cooling System with alternate spinning fans
  • Boost Clock : up to 1845 MHz
  • Game Clock : 1737 MHz (Reference card is 1717 MHz)
  • Base Clock : 1685 MHz (Reference card is 1607 MHz)
  • GDDR6 Memory Clock : 1750 MHz (14 Gbps)
  • Display Ports : 3 x DisplayPort 1.4, 1 x HDMI 2.0b

Price + Availability (Accurate as of 16 December 2019)

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MSI Radeon RX 5500 XT Mech 4G

This is a stock 4 GB variant, with a dual-fan cooler, and reference clock speeds

  • TORX Fan 3.0 with Dispersion Fan Blades
  • RGB Mystic Light + Afterburner OC Utility
  • Boost Clock : up to 1845 MHz
  • Game Clock : 1717 MHz
  • Base Clock : 1607 MHz
  • GDDR6 Memory Clock : 1750 MHz (14 Gbps)
  • Display Ports : 3 x DisplayPort 1.4, 1 x HDMI 2.0b

 

MSI Radeon RX 5500 XT Mech 8G

This is a stock 8 GB variant, with a dual-fan cooler, and reference clock speeds

  • TORX Fan 3.0 with Dispersion Fan Blades
  • RGB Mystic Light + Afterburner OC Utility
  • Boost Clock : up to 1845 MHz
  • Game Clock : 1717 MHz
  • Base Clock : 1607 MHz
  • GDDR6 Memory Clock : 1750 MHz (14 Gbps)
  • Display Ports : 3 x DisplayPort 1.4, 1 x HDMI 2.0b

 

MSI Radeon RX 5500 XT Mech 4G OC

This is an overclocked 4 GB variant, with a dual-fan cooler, 40 MHz higher base clock and 16 MHz higher game clock.

  • TORX Fan 3.0 with Dispersion Fan Blades
  • RGB Mystic Light + Afterburner OC Utility
  • Boost Clock : up to 1845 MHz
  • Game Clock : 1733 MHz (Reference card is 1717 MHz)
  • Base Clock : 1647 MHz (Reference card is 1607 MHz)
  • GDDR6 Memory Clock : 1750 MHz (14 Gbps)
  • Display Ports : 3 x DisplayPort 1.4, 1 x HDMI 2.0b

 

MSI Radeon RX 5500 XT Mech 8G OC

This is an overclocked 8 GB variant, with a dual-fan cooler, 40 MHz higher base clock and 16 MHz higher game clock.

  • TORX Fan 3.0 with Dispersion Fan Blades
  • RGB Mystic Light + Afterburner OC Utility
  • Boost Clock : up to 1845 MHz
  • Game Clock : 1733 MHz (Reference card is 1717 MHz)
  • Base Clock : 1647 MHz (Reference card is 1607 MHz)
  • GDDR6 Memory Clock : 1750 MHz (14 Gbps)
  • Display Ports : 3 x DisplayPort 1.4, 1 x HDMI 2.0b

Price + Availability (Accurate as of 16 December 2019)

 

MSI Radeon RX 5500 XT Gaming 4G

This is an overclocked 4 GB variant, with a dual-fan cooler, a 40 MHz higher base clock and a 16 MHz higher game clock :

  • TORX Fan 3.0 with Dispersion Fan Blades
  • RGB Mystic Light + Afterburner OC Utility
  • Boost Clock : up to 1845 MHz
  • Game Clock : 1733 MHz (Reference card is 1717 MHz)
  • Base Clock : 1647 MHz (Reference card is 1607 MHz)
  • GDDR6 Memory Clock : 1750 MHz (14 Gbps)
  • Display Ports : 3 x DisplayPort 1.4, 1 x HDMI 2.0b

 

MSI Radeon RX 5500 XT Gaming 8G

This is an overclocked 8 GB variant, with a dual-fan cooler, a 40 MHz higher base clock and a 16 MHz higher game clock :

  • TORX Fan 3.0 with Dispersion Fan Blades
  • RGB Mystic Light + Afterburner OC Utility
  • Boost Clock : up to 1845 MHz
  • Game Clock : 1733 MHz (Reference card is 1717 MHz)
  • Base Clock : 1647 MHz (Reference card is 1607 MHz)
  • GDDR6 Memory Clock : 1750 MHz (14 Gbps)
  • Display Ports : 3 x DisplayPort 1.4, 1 x HDMI 2.0b

 

MSI Radeon RX 5500 XT Gaming X 4G

This is an overclocked 4 GB variant, with a dual-fan cooler, a 78 MHz higher base clock and a 20 MHz higher game clock :

  • TORX Fan 3.0 with Dispersion Fan Blades
  • RGB Mystic Light + Afterburner OC Utility
  • Boost Clock : up to 1845 MHz
  • Game Clock : 1737 MHz (Reference card is 1717 MHz)
  • Base Clock : 1685 MHz (Reference card is 1607 MHz)
  • GDDR6 Memory Clock : 1750 MHz (14 Gbps)
  • Display Ports : 3 x DisplayPort 1.4, 1 x HDMI 2.0b

 

MSI Radeon RX 5500 XT Gaming X 8G

This is an overclocked 8 GB variant, with a dual-fan cooler, a 78 MHz higher base clock and a 20 MHz higher game clock :

  • TORX Fan 3.0 with Dispersion Fan Blades
  • RGB Mystic Light + Afterburner OC Utility
  • Boost Clock : up to 1845 MHz
  • Game Clock : 1737 MHz (Reference card is 1717 MHz)
  • Base Clock : 1685 MHz (Reference card is 1607 MHz)
  • GDDR6 Memory Clock : 1750 MHz (14 Gbps)
  • Display Ports : 3 x DisplayPort 1.4, 1 x HDMI 2.0b

Price + Availability (Accurate as of 16 December 2019)

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PowerColor Radeon RX 5500 XT

This is a stock 4 GB variant, with a single-fan cooler, and reference clock speeds

  • Boost Clock : up to 1845 MHz
  • Game Clock : 1717 MHz
  • Base Clock : 1607 MHz
  • GDDR6 Memory Clock : 1750 MHz (14 Gbps)
  • Display Ports : 1 x DisplayPort 1.4, 1 x HDMI 2.0b, 1 x SL DVI-D

 

PowerColor Red Dragon RX 5500 XT

This is an overclocked 8 GB variant, with a dual-fan cooler, a 78 MHz higher base clock and a 20 MHz higher game clock :

  • Boost Clock : up to 1845 MHz
  • Game Clock : 1737 MHz (Reference card is 1717 MHz)
  • Base Clock : 1685 MHz (Reference card is 1607 MHz)
  • GDDR6 Memory Clock : 1750 MHz (14 Gbps)
  • Display Ports : 1 x DisplayPort 1.4, 1 x HDMI 2.0b, 1 x SL DVI-D

Recommended : PowerColor Red Dragon Radeon RX 5500 XT Review!

 

Sapphire PULSE RX 5500 XT 4G

This is an overclocked 4 GB variant, with a dual-fan cooler, and a 20 MHz higher game clock :

  • Dual-X Cooler + TriXX Boost
  • Boost Clock : up to 1845 MHz
  • Game Clock : 1737 MHz (Reference card is 1717 MHz)
  • GDDR6 Memory Clock : 1750 MHz (14 Gbps)
  • Display Ports : 3 x DisplayPort 1.4, 1 x HDMI 2.0b

Price + Availability (Accurate as of 16 December 2019)

 

Sapphire PULSE RX 5500 XT 8G

This is an overclocked 8 GB variant, with a dual-fan cooler, and a 20 MHz higher game clock :

  • Dual-X Cooler + TriXX Boost
  • Boost Clock : up to 1845 MHz
  • Game Clock : 1737 MHz (Reference card is 1717 MHz)
  • GDDR6 Memory Clock : 1750 MHz (14 Gbps)
  • Display Ports : 3 x DisplayPort 1.4, 1 x HDMI 2.0b

Price + Availability (Accurate as of 16 December 2019)

 

Sapphire NITRO+ RX 5500 XT 8G SE

This is an overclocked 8 GB variant, with a dual-fan cooler, and a 20 MHz higher game clock :

  • Dual-X Cooler + TriXX Boost + NITRO Glow
  • Boost Clock : up to 1845 MHz
  • Game Clock : 1737 MHz (Reference card is 1717 MHz)
  • GDDR6 Memory Clock : 1750 MHz (14 Gbps)
  • Display Ports : 2 x DisplayPort 1.4, 2 x HDMI 2.0b

Price + Availability (Accurate as of 16 December 2019)

 

XFX Radeon RX 5500 XT 4GB THICC II Pro

This is a stock 84 GB variant, with a dual-fan cooler, and reference clock speeds :

  • XFX Zero DB Auto Load Sensing Fans
  • XFX THICC II Pro Cooler
  • Boost Clock : up to 1845 MHz
  • Game Clock : 1717 MHz
  • GDDR6 Memory Clock : 1750 MHz (14 Gbps)
  • Display Ports : 3 x DisplayPort 1.4, 1 x HDMI 2.0b

Price + Availability (Accurate as of 16 December 2019)

 

XFX Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB THICC II Pro

This is a stock 8 GB variant, with a dual-fan cooler, and reference clock speeds :

  • XFX Zero DB Auto Load Sensing Fans
  • XFX THICC II Pro Cooler
  • Boost Clock : up to 1845 MHz
  • Game Clock : 1717 MHz
  • GDDR6 Memory Clock : 1750 MHz (14 Gbps)
  • Display Ports : 3 x DisplayPort 1.4, 1 x HDMI 2.0b

Price + Availability (Accurate as of 16 December 2019)

 

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MSI Alpha 15 Price + Specifications For Malaysia!

The MSI Alpha 15 is the world’s first gaming laptop to feature the new AMD Radeon RX 5500M GPU, and it is now available in Malaysia!

Here is EVERYTHING you need to know about the MSI Alpha 15 gaming laptop in Malaysia!

 

The MSI Alpha 15 Gaming Laptop

The MSI Alpha 15 is not only powered by the new AMD Radeon RX 5500M GPU, it runs on the 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen Mobile processor, up to the AMD Ryzen 7 3750H!

The processor and GPU are kept cool by Cooler Boost 5, which features separate heatsinks with 7 heat pipes and two fans, to ensure peak performance even during the most strenuous gaming sessions.

The MSI Alpha 15 has a large 15.6-inch IPS display with a Full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. MSI offers high-refresh rate options of 120 Hz, 144 Hz and even 240 Hz, and a tear-free experience through AMD FreeSync.

It also comes with larger speakers with independent sound chambers that are 5X larger than the competition. This, MSI says, will deliver a louder sound with more resonance and clarity. You are covered even if you are using headphones – it supports Hi-Res Audio for the best possible audio quality.

Finally, the Alpha 15 boasts a SteelSeries gaming keyboard with per-key RGB lighting.

 

MSI Alpha 15 Specifications For Malaysia

MSI is only offering one variant of the Alpha 15 here in Malaysia, and here are its specifications :

Specifications MSI Alpha 15 (Malaysia)
Display 15.6-inch IPS display
– 1920 x 1080 pixels, 144 Hz refresh rate
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home
CPU AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
Graphics AMD Radeon RX 5500M with 4 GB GDDR6
Memory 16 GB DDR4-2666 memory
Storage 623 GB M.2 PCIe 3.0 NVMe SSD
Connectivity LAN : Gigabit LAN
Wi-Fi : 802.11 ac
Bluetooth : BT 5.0
Webcam HD webcam (720p @ 30 fps)
Keyboard Per-Key RGB Backlit Keyboard
Audio 2 x 2 watt speakers
I/O Ports 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type C
3 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type A
1 x RJ45 LAN port
1 x SDXC / SD card reader
1 x HDMI (4K @ 60 Hz)
1 x Mini DisplayPort
1 x Microphone in
1 x Headphone out (HiFi / SPDIF)
Battery 6-Cell Li-Ion Battery (51 Whr)
Charging 180 W AC adapter
Dimensions 357.7 mm wide
248 mm deep
27.5 mm thick
Weight 2.3 kg

Recommended : MSI Alpha 15 – World’s First RX 5500M Gaming Laptop!

 

The AMD Radeon RX 5500M GPU

The AMD Radeon RX 5500M actually use the same AMD Navi GPU as the desktop-class Radeon RX 5500, with 22 Compute Units with 1408 stream processors and a 128-bit memory interface.

The only difference is the mobile GPU has lower clock speeds, and 4 GB of GDDR6 memory, with a nominal TGP of 85 watts.

Recommended : AMD Radeon RX 5500 Series : Everything You Need To Know!

Specifications Radeon RX 5500 Radeon RX 5500M
Transistors 6.4 billion 6.4 billion
Fab Process 7 nm 7 nm
Total Graphics Power 150 W 85 W (nominal)
Stream Processors 1408 1408
Game Clock 1717 MHz 1448 MHz
Boost Clock 1845 MHz 1645 MHz
TMUs 88 88
Max. Texture Rate 162.4 GT/s 144.8 GT/s
ROPs 48 48
Max. Pixel Rate 88.6 GP/s 79.0 GP/s
Memory Size 4 GB / 8 GB 4 GB
Memory Type GDDR6 GDDR6
Bus Width 128-bit 128-bit
Bandwidth 224 GB/s 224 GB/s
PCIe Interface PCIe 4.0 x8 PCIe 4.0 x8

Recommended : AMD Radeon RX 5500 Series : Everything You Need To Know!

 

MSI Alpha 15 Price + Availability Malaysia

The MSI Alpha 15 with the specifications above are available right now for only RM 4,799 / ~US$1,146 / ~£907 / ~A$1,688 with a one-year warranty.

 

Get A FREE Game With The MSI Alpha 15 In Malaysia!

The MSI Alpha 15 qualifies for the AMD Raise The Game promotion in Malaysia.

This means you get a FREE game – either Borderland 3 or Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint!

  • Promotion Date : Until 31 December 2019, or while stocks last
  • Redemption Date : Until 30 January 2020

Just make sure you purchase your Alpha 15 gaming laptop by the end of 2019, and redeem your free game by 30 January 2020!

 

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MSI Alpha 15 – World’s First RX 5500M Gaming Laptop!

MSI just unveiled the Alpha 15 – the world’s first gaming laptop to feature the new AMD Radeon RX 5500M GPU.

Here is EVERYTHING you need to know about the MSI Alpha 15 gaming laptop!

The MSI Alpha 15 Gaming Laptop

The MSI Alpha 15 is not only powered by the new AMD Radeon RX 5500M GPU, it runs on the 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen Mobile processor, up to the AMD Ryzen 7 3750H!

The processor and GPU are kept cool by Cooler Boost 5, which features separate heatsinks with 7 heat pipes and two fans, to ensure peak performance even during the most strenuous gaming sessions.

The MSI Alpha 15 has a large 15.6-inch IPS display with a Full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. MSI offers high-refresh rate options of 120 Hz, 144 Hz and even 240 Hz, and a tear-free experience through AMD FreeSync.

It also comes with larger speakers with independent sound chambers that are 5X larger than the competition. This, MSI says, will deliver a louder sound with more resonance and clarity. You are covered even if you are using headphones – it supports Hi-Res Audio for the best possible audio quality.

Finally, the Alpha 15 boasts a SteelSeries gaming keyboard with per-key RGB lighting, with a red LED backlit option.

Recommended : MSI Alpha 15 Price + Specifications For Malaysia!

 

MSI Alpha 15 Specifications

MSI is offering two variants of the Alpha 15 – A3DDK and the A3DD, and here are their specifications :

Specifications MSI Alpha 15 (A3DDK) MSI Alpha 15 (A3DD)
Display 15.6-inch IPS display
– 1920 x 1080 pixels
144 Hz / 240 Hz options
15.6-inch IPS display
– 1920 x 1080 pixels
120 Hz / 144 Hz options
OS Microsoft Windows 10 Home / Professional
CPU Up to 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen 7 H-class processor
Graphics AMD Radeon RX 5500M with 4 GB GDDR6
Memory 2 x DDR4 memory slots (up to 64 GB)
Storage 1 x M.2 PCIe 3.0 NVMe SSD
1 x 2.5-inch SATA HDD
Connectivity LAN : Gigabit LAN
Wi-Fi : 802.11 ac
Bluetooth : BT 5.0
LAN : Killer Gigabit LAN
Wi-Fi : 802.11 ac
Bluetooth : BT 5.0
Webcam HD webcam (720p @ 30 fps)
Keyboard Per-Key RGB Backlit Keyboard Per-Key RGB Backlit Keyboard
Red Backlit Keyboard option
Audio 2 x 2 watt speakers
I/O Ports 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type C
3 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type A
1 x RJ45 LAN port
1 x microSD card reader
1 x HDMI (4K @ 60 Hz)
1 x Mini DisplayPort
1 x Microphone in
1 x Headphone out (HiFi / SPDIF)
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type C
3 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type A
1 x RJ45 LAN port
1 x SDXC / SD card reader
1 x HDMI (4K @ 60 Hz)
1 x Mini DisplayPort
1 x Microphone in
1 x Headphone out (HiFi / SPDIF)
Battery 6-Cell Li-Ion Battery (51 Whr)
Charging 180 W AC adapter
Dimensions 357.7 mm wide
248 mm deep
27.5 mm thick
Weight 2.3 kg

 

The AMD Radeon RX 5500M GPU

The AMD Radeon RX 5500M actually use the same AMD Navi GPU as the desktop-class Radeon RX 5500, with 22 Compute Units with 1408 stream processors and a 128-bit memory interface.

The only difference is the mobile GPU has lower clock speeds, and 4 GB of GDDR6 memory, with a nominal TGP of 85 watts.

Recommended : AMD Radeon RX 5500 Series : Everything You Need To Know!

Specifications Radeon RX 5500 Radeon RX 5500M
Transistors 6.4 billion 6.4 billion
Fab Process 7 nm 7 nm
Total Graphics Power 150 W 85 W (nominal)
Stream Processors 1408 1408
Game Clock 1717 MHz 1448 MHz
Boost Clock 1845 MHz 1645 MHz
TMUs 88 88
Max. Texture Rate 162.4 GT/s 144.8 GT/s
ROPs 48 48
Max. Pixel Rate 88.6 GP/s 79.0 GP/s
Memory Size 4 GB / 8 GB 4 GB
Memory Type GDDR6 GDDR6
Bus Width 128-bit 128-bit
Bandwidth 224 GB/s 224 GB/s
PCIe Interface PCIe 4.0 x8 PCIe 4.0 x8

 

Get A FREE Game With The MSI Alpha 15!

The MSI Alpha 15 qualifies for the AMD Raise The Game promotion, which gives you a FREE game – either Borderland 3 or Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint.

  • Promotion Date : Until 31 December 2019, or while stocks last
  • Redemption Date : Until 30 January 2020
  • Applicable Regions : North America, EMEA, APJ, Taiwan / Hong Kong, LATAM
  • Not Valid In These Regions : China, Cuba, North Korea, Syria, Sudan and Iran

 

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New MSI Concept Store Launch + Tour @ Low Yat Plaza!

Malaysia is such a large market for MSI, that they just opened up a second MSI Concept Store in Low Yat Plaza – right across the world’s largest MSI Concept Store!

Find out why they launched a second MSI Concept Store here, and take a tour of the new MSI Concept Store!

 

New MSI Concept Store Launch + Tour @ Low Yat Plaza!

The new MSI Concept Store is located right inside Low Yat Plaza, on the ground floor at Lot G-026.

It will showcase a mix of MSI gaming laptops, monitors and PC hardware components. The main MSI Concept Store, on the other hand, will focus on showcasing MSI gaming laptops.

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The World’s Largest MSI Concept Store Launch + Tour @ Low Yat Plaza!

MSI opened the world’s largest MSI Concept Store back in 2017. They specifically chose its location in Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur, to cater not just to tech-savvy Malaysians, but also tourists.

Bukit Bintang is, after all, where most tourists to Malaysia will head to for their shopping – whether it’s fashion or tech.

That MSI Concept Store has two floors, the retail and demo section is currently limited to the ground floor. The first floor is a multipurpose space that can be used for press briefings, meetings or even a LAN competition.

 

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Here Are The CHEAPEST RTX Super Deals In Malaysia!

Prices of NVIDIA RTX Super cards are currently high in Malaysia, probably due to high demand. To help you get the best prices possible, here are the CHEAPEST deals for the RTX Super cards!

 

NVIDIA RTX SUPER – A Quick Review!

NVIDIA announced three RTX Super models, two of which replaces existing GeForce RTX models :

The GeForce RTX 2060 survives to remain the cheapest RTX card you can buy, while the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti remains the top-of-the-line RTX graphics card that money can buy.

Recommended : NVIDIA GeForce RTX SUPER : Everything You Need To Know!

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER

The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER (US | UK | MY) has an NVIDIA TU106 GPU with 136 TMUs and 64 ROPS, delivering a peak output of 224 GT/s and 106 GP/s.

Its 8 GB of GDDR6 memory runs at a speed of 1750 MHz, giving it a peak memory bandwidth of 448 GB/s.

Recommended : NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER Founders Edition Review!

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER

The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER (US | UK | MY) has an NVIDIA TU104 GPU with 160 TMUs and 64 ROPS, delivering a peak output of 283 GT/s and 113 GP/s.

Its 8 GB of GDDR6 memory runs at a speed of 1750 MHz, giving it a peak memory bandwidth of 448 GB/s.

Recommended : NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER Founders Edition Review!

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER

The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER (US | UK | MY) has the full NVIDIA TU104 GPU with 192 TMUs and 64 ROPS, delivering a peak output of 349 GT/s and 116 GP/s.

Its 8 GB of GDDR6 memory runs at a higher speed speed of 1937.5 MHz, giving it a peak memory bandwidth of 496 GB/s.

Recommended : NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER Founders Edition Review!

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The CHEAPEST RTX 2060 Super Deals In Malaysia!

Here are the cheapest RTX 2060 SUPER deals we found, as of 21 August 2019.

GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER Models Lazada Shopee
ASUS DUAL RTX 2060 SUPER EVO OC
RM 2,050 RM 2,020 | RM 2,049
ASUS ROG Strix RTX 2060 SUPER OC
RM 2,200 RM 2,188 | RM 2,199
GALAX RTX 2060 SUPER EX
RM 1,888 RM 1,883 | RM 1,888
GIGABYTE AORUS RTX 2060 SUPER
RM 2,299 RM 2,199
GIGABYTE RTX 2060 SUPER Gaming OC
RM 2,179 RM 2,043
GIGABYTE RTX 2060 SUPER Windforce OC
RM 2,089 RM 1,935 | RM 1,939
MSI RTX 2060 SUPER Ventus OC
RM 1,890 RM 1,889 | RM 1,889
MSI RTX 2060 SUPER Gaming X
RM 1,989 RM 1,979 | RM 1,989
MSI RTX 2060 SUPER Armor OC
RM 1,889 RM 1,879
ZOTAC RTX 2060 SUPER AMP Extreme
RM 2,089 RM 2,025 | RM 2,029
ZOTAC RTX 2060 SUPER Mini
RM 1,849 RM 1,819 | RM 1,829
ZOTAC RTX 2060 SUPER Twin Fan RM 1,899 RM 1,936.98

 

The CHEAPEST RTX 2070 Super Deals In Malaysia!

Here are the cheapest RTX 2070 SUPER deals we found, as of 21 August 2019.

GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER Models Lazada Shopee
ASUS TURBO RTX 2070 SUPER EVO OC RM 2,750 RM 2,730
ASUS ROG Strix RTX 2070 SUPER Advanced RM 2,999 RM 2,999
GALAX RTX 2070 SUPER EX
RM 2,348 RM 2,343
GIGABYTE AORUS RTX 2070 SUPER
RM 2,929 RM 2,747 | RM 2,747
GIGABYTE RTX 2070 SUPER Gaming OC White RM 2,699 RM 2,699
GIGABYTE RTX 2070 SUPER Gaming OC
RM 2,699 RM 2,519
GIGABYTE RTX 2070 SUPER Windforce OC
RM 2,559 RM 2,389
MSI RTX 2070 SUPER Ventus OC
RM 2,389 RM 2,379
MSI RTX 2070 SUPER Gaming X Trio
RM 2,590 RM 2,590
ZOTAC RTX 2070 SUPER AMP Extreme RM 2,599 RM 2,498 | RM 2,499
ZOTAC RTX 2070 SUPER AMP
RM 2,379 RM 2,399
ZOTAC RTX 2070 SUPER Twin Fan RM 2,369 RM 2,329 | RM 2,334

 

The CHEAPEST RTX 2080 Super Deals In Malaysia!

Here are the cheapest RTX 2080 SUPER deals we found, as of 21 August 2019.

GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER Models Lazada Shopee
ASUS ROG Strix RTX 2080 SUPER Advanced OC RM 3,999 RM 3,983
ASUS DUAL RTX 2080 SUPER EVO OC RM 3,750 RM 3,720
GALAX RTX 2080 SUPER EX
RM 3,288 RM 3,259
GIGABYTE AORUS RTX 2080 SUPER
RM 3,939 RM 3,900 | RM 3,900
GIGABYTE RTX 2080 SUPER Gaming OC
RM 3,699 RM 3,470 | RM 3,470
MSI RTX 2080 SUPER Gaming X Trio RM 3,790 RM 3,790
ZOTAC RTX 2080 SUPER AMP Extreme RM 3,599 RM 3,499
ZOTAC RTX 2080 SUPER AMP
RM 3,399 RM 3,319
ZOTAC RTX 2080 SUPER Twin Fan RM 4,089.59 NA

 

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The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER Price Comparison!

To help you get the best deal for the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER, here is our price comparison for the US, UK, Australia and Malaysia!

 

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER Primer

The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER (US | UK | MY) has the full NVIDIA TU104 GPU with 3072 stream processors.

This gives it 192 TMUs and 64 ROPS, delivering a peak output of 349 GT/s and 116 GP/s, thanks to its higher clock speeds.

Its 8 GB of GDDR6 memory runs at a higher speed speed of 1937.5 MHz, giving it a peak memory bandwidth of 496 GB/s.

Even though the TU104 GPU is fabricated on the 12 nm process technology, the card only needs 250 watts of power.

By offering significantly better performance than the RTX 2080 at the same price point, it’s the new card of choice for 4K gaming!

For more details on RTX SUPER, we recommend these articles :

 

The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER Price Comparison

Here is a price comparison of the GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER (US | UK | MY) custom cards that are available, as of 18 August 2019 :

Model US UK Australia Malaysia
ASUS ROG Strix RTX 2080S Advanced OC $789.99 £739.99 $1,535.21 RM 3,999
ASUS ROG Strix RTX 2080 SUPER Gaming OC $739.99 £823.29 NA NA
ASUS ROG Strix RTX 2080 SUPER Gaming NA £803.09 NA NA
ASUS DUAL RTX 2080 SUPER EVO OC $729.99 £731.55 NA RM 3,750
ASUS DUAL RTX 2080 SUPER EVO
NA £763.99 NA NA
EVGA RTX 2080 SUPER XC Hybrid Gaming $789.99 £770.39 NA NA
EVGA RTX 2080 SUPER FTW3 Ultra Gaming $836.19 £769.99 NA NA
EVGA RTX 2080 SUPER XC Ultra Gaming $789.99 £739.99 NA NA
EVGA RTX 2080 SUPER XC Gaming
$729.99 £729.99 NA NA
EVGA RTX 2080 SUPER Black Gaming $699.99 £689.99 NA NA
EVGA RTX 2080 SUPER Gaming $849.93 NA NA NA
GALAX RTX 2080 SUPER EX
NA NA $1,234.80 RM 3,288
GIGABYTE AORUS RTX 2080S WATERFORCE $839.99 £844.44 NA NA
GIGABYTE AORUS RTX 2080 SUPER
NA £799.99 $1,419.00 RM 3,939
GIGABYTE RTX 2080 SUPER Gaming OC
$739.99 £734.99 $1,380.80 RM 3,699
GIGABYTE RTX 2080 SUPER Turbo NA £826.42 NA NA
MSI RTX 2080 SUPER Gaming X Trio $759.99 £774.96 $1,398.06 RM 3,790
MSI RTX 2080 SUPER Ventus OC
$729.99 £778.67 $1,328.85 NA
NVIDIA RTX 2080 SUPER Founders Edition $789.99 $1,455.00 NA
PNY RTX 2080 SUPER XLR8 OC Triple Fan
NA £790.25 NA NA
PNY RTX 2080 SUPER Blower 8G $2,050.41 £751.98 $2,050.41 NA
ZOTAC RTX 2080 SUPER AMP Extreme NA £739.00 NA RM 3,599
ZOTAC RTX 2080 SUPER AMP
$739.99 £709.99 NA RM 3,399
ZOTAC RTX 2080 SUPER Twin Fan NA £699.98 NA RM 4,089.59

Currently, the price of the average RTX 2080 SUPER custom card is significantly higher than the RTX 2080 SUPER Founders Edition. So it might make a lot more sense to get that instead, or wait until prices drop a little.

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The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER Price Comparison!

To help you get the best deal for the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER, here is our price comparison for the US, UK, Australia and Malaysia!

 

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER Primer

The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER (US | UK | MY) has an NVIDIA TU104 GPU with 2560 stream processors.

This gives it 160 TMUs and 64 ROPS, delivering a peak output of 283 GT/s and 113 GP/s, thanks to its higher clock speeds.

Its 8 GB of GDDR6 memory runs at a speed of 1750 MHz, giving it a peak memory bandwidth of 448 GB/s.

By offering significantly better performance than the RTX 2070 at the same price point, it’s probably going to sell well as the RTX 2060 SUPER!

For more details on RTX SUPER, we recommend these articles :

 

The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER Price Comparison

Here is a price comparison of the GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER (US | UK | MY) custom cards that are available, as of 17 August 2019 :

Model US UK Australia Malaysia
ASUS DUAL RTX 2070 SUPER EVO NA NA $1018.02 NA
ASUS TURBO RTX 2070 SUPER EVO OC $1044.23 £569.79 NA RM 2,750
ASUS ROG Strix RTX 2070 SUPER Advanced $584.99 £683.64 $1121.06 RM 2,999
EVGA RTX 2070 SUPER XC Ultra Gaming $549.99 £539.99 NA NA
EVGA RTX 2070 SUPER XC Gaming
$629.99 £656.18 NA NA
EVGA RTX 2070 SUPER Black Gaming NA £569.99 NA NA
EVGA RTX 2070 SUPER Gaming $519.99 NA NA NA
GALAX RTX 2070 SUPER EX
NA NA $890.02 RM 2,348
GALAX RTX 2070 SUPER EX Gamer Black NA NA $912.09 NA
GIGABYTE AORUS RTX 2070 SUPER
NA £599.99 $1059.89 RM 2,929
GIGABYTE RTX 2070 SUPER Gaming OC White $749.99 £569.99 NA RM 2,699
GIGABYTE RTX 2070 SUPER Gaming OC
$529.99 £548.99 $984.44 RM 2,699
GIGABYTE RTX 2070 SUPER Windforce OC
$579.00 £548.99 $950.71 RM 2,559
MSI RTX 2070 SUPER Ventus OC
$519.99 £529.99 $946.63 RM 2,389
MSI RTX 2070 SUPER Gaming X Trio
$722.79 £578.99 NA RM 2,590
PNY RTX 2070 SUPER XLR8 OC Triple Fan
NA £579.99 NA NA
PNY RTX 2070 SUPER Blower 8G NA £559.99 NA NA
ZOTAC RTX 2070 SUPER AMP Extreme NA £559.99 NA RM 2,599
ZOTAC RTX 2070 SUPER AMP
NA £509.00 NA RM 2,379
ZOTAC RTX 2070 SUPER Twin Fan $549.99 £489.00 NA RM 2,369

Currently, the price of the average RTX 2070 custom card is significantly higher than the RTX 2070 SUPER Founders Edition. So it might make a lot more sense to get that instead, or wait until prices drop a little.

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The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER Price Comparison!

To help you get the best deal for the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER, here is our price comparison for the US, UK, Australia and Malaysia!

 

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER Primer

The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER (US | UK | MY) has an NVIDIA TU106 GPU with 2176 stream processors.

This gives it 136 TMUs and 64 ROPS, delivering a peak output of 224 GT/s and 106 GP/s, thanks to its higher clock speeds.

Its 8 GB of GDDR6 memory runs at a speed of 1750 MHz, giving it a peak memory bandwidth of 448 GB/s.

By offering significantly better performance with 2 GB more graphics memory than the RTX 2060 for just $50 extra, the new GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER is set to be the hottest-selling RTX SUPER model.

For more details on the RTX 2060 SUPER, we recommend these articles :

 

The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER Price Comparison

Here is a price comparison of the GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER (US | UK | MYcustom cards that are available, as of 17 August 2019 :

Model US UK Australia Malaysia
ASUS DUAL RTX 2060 SUPER EVO
$419.99 £423.74 NA NA
ASUS DUAL RTX 2060 SUPER EVO OC
$429.99 £439.99 NA RM 2,050
ASUS ROG Strix RTX 2060 SUPER OC
$469.99 £473.88 $869.37 RM 2,200
ASUS ROG Strix RTX 2060 SUPER Advanced
$464.99 £479.99 $847.98 NA
EVGA RTX 2060 SUPER XC Gaming
$439.99 £439.99 NA NA
EVGA RTX 2060 SUPER XC Ultra Gaming
$449.99 £449.99 NA NA
EVGA RTX 2060 SUPER SC Ultra Gaming
$409.00 £389.99 NA NA
GALAX RTX 2060 SUPER EX
NA NA $689.00 RM 1,888
GIGABYTE AORUS RTX 2060 SUPER
$449.99 £449.98 $845.99 RM 2,299
GIGABYTE RTX 2060 SUPER Gaming OC
$419.99 £428.85 $749.00 RM 2,179
GIGABYTE RTX 2060 SUPER Windforce OC
$445.00 £421.19 $749.00 RM 2,089
MSI RTX 2060 SUPER Ventus OC
$409.99 £411.59 $756.33 RM 1,890
MSI RTX 2060 SUPER Gaming X
$429.99 £424.99 $785.23 RM 1,989
MSI RTX 2060 SUPER Armor OC
$419.99 £451.28 NA RM 1,889
MSI RTX 2060 SUPER AERO ITX NA NA $738.18 NA
PNY RTX 2060 SUPER Dual Fan
NA £409.99 NA NA
PNY RTX 2060 SUPER XLR8 OC Dual Fan
NA £454.74 NA NA
ZOTAC RTX 2060 SUPER AMP Extreme
$439.99 £438.99 $989.98 RM 2,089
ZOTAC RTX 2060 SUPER AMP
$574.99 £419.00 NA NA
ZOTAC RTX 2060 SUPER Mini
$399.99 £389.94 NA RM 1,849
ZOTAC RTX 2060 SUPER Twin Fan NA NA NA RM 1,899

Currently, the price of the average RTX 2060 custom card is significantly higher than the RTX 2060 SUPER Founders Edition. So it might make a lot more sense to get that instead, or wait until prices drop a little.

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Cheapest Radeon RX 5700 | RX 5700 XT Deals In Malaysia!

Due to overwhelming demand, it can be hard to get good Radeon RX 5700 or Radeon RX 5700 XT deals.

So we went out and found you the cheapest Radeon RX 5700 / RX 5700 XT deals in Malaysia!

 

AMD Radeon RX 5700 Series Primer

The AMD Radeon RX 5700 series of graphics cards is built around the new AMD Navi GPU that uses the new RDNA architecture and fabricated on the 7 nm process technology.

Its redesigned Compute Units deliver 1.25X higher performance per clock, and up to 1.5X better performance per watt.

The AMD Radeon RX 5700 has 2304 stream processors, with 144 TMUs and 64 ROPs, delivering a peak output of 248 GT/s and 110 GP/s.

Recommended : AMD Radeon RX 5700 Review : 1440p Gaming FTW!

The AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT has 2560 stream processors, with 160 TMUs and 64 ROPs, delivering a peak output of 305 GT/s and 122 GP/s.

They both come with 8 GB of GDDR6 memory, with a peak bandwidth of 448 GB/s.

 

Cheapest Radeon RX 5700 | RX 5700 XT Deals In Malaysia!

Due to overwhelming demand, it can be really hard to get some Radeon RX 5700 or Radeon RX 5700 XT models, much less great deals. According to AMD, this situation will last until end of August or September 2019.

But we managed to find some pretty good deals! Here are the cheapest Radeon RX 5700 / RX 5700 XT deals in Malaysia, as of 16 August 2019.

Cheapest Radeon RX 5700 Deals In Malaysia!

The AMD Radeon RX 5700 has 2304 stream processors, with 144 TMUs and 64 ROPs, and 8 GB of GDDR6 memory.

The AMD Radeon RX 5700 has an official RRP of RM 1659, so anything below that is a good deal.

Models Lazada Shopee
PowerColor RX 5700 RM 1,599 RM 1,699
ASUS Radeon RX 5700 RM 1,599 RM 1,659
MSI Radeon RX 5700 RM 1,620 RM 1,620
Sapphire Radeon RX 5700 RM 1,627 RM 1,629
GIGABYTE Radeon RX 5700 RM 1,630 RM 1,699
ASRock Radeon RX 5700 RM 1,659 RM 1,659 | RM 1,659

Lazada appears to have the best RX 5700 deals (ASUS | PowerColor), with all but the ASRock model selling for less than the RRP.

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Cheapest Radeon RX 5700 XT Deals In Malaysia!

The AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT has 2560 stream processors, with 160 TMUs and 64 ROPs, and 8 GB of GDDR6 memory.

It has an official RRP of RM 1859, so grab anything below that!

Models Lazada Shopee
Sapphire Radeon RX 5700 XT RM 1,838 RM 1,829
MSI Radeon RX 5700 XT RM 1,850 RM 1,849
PowerColor RX 5700 XT RM 1,859
GIGABYTE Radeon RX 5700 XT RM 1,880 RM 1,938
ASUS Radeon RX 5700 XT RM 1,928 RM 1,928

When it comes to the Radeon RX 5700 XT, Shopee has the cheapest deal, and is the only source for the PowerColor RX 5700 XT.

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Here Are The First GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER Custom Cards!

The first NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER custom graphics cards are now out and available for sale!

Let’s check out what RTX 2080 SUPER cards brands like ASUS, GIGABYTE and ZOTAC have released, and how much they cost!

 

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER Primer

The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER (US | UK | MY) has the full NVIDIA TU104 GPU with 3072 stream processors.

This gives it 192 TMUs and 64 ROPS, delivering a peak output of 349 GT/s and 116 GP/s, thanks to its higher clock speeds.

Its 8 GB of GDDR6 memory runs at a higher speed speed of 1937.5 MHz, giving it a peak memory bandwidth of 496 GB/s.

Even though the TU104 GPU is fabricated on the 12 nm process technology, the card only needs 250 watts of power.

By offering significantly better performance than the RTX 2080 at the same price point, it’s the new card of choice for 4K gaming!

For more details on the RTX 2070 SUPER, we recommend these articles :

 

The First GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER Custom Cards

Here is the first slew of custom cards that have been officially launched, although availability may be limited in different regions or countries.

ASUS RTX 2080 SUPER Cards

  • ASUS ROG Strix RTX 2080 SUPER Advanced Edition (ROG-STRIX-RTX2080S-A8G-GAMING)
    – 3X Wing-blade fans with MaxContact technology
    – Price : $789.99 | £770.23 | RM 3,999
  • ASUS ROG Strix RTX 2080 SUPER OC Edition (ROG-STRIX-RTX2080S-O8G-GAMING)
    – 3X Wing-blade fans with MaxContact technology
  • ASUS ROG Strix RTX 2080 SUPER (ROG-STRIX-RTX2080S-8G-GAMING)
    – 3X Wing-blade fans with MaxContact technology
  • ASUS DUAL GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER EVO OC Edition (DUAL-RTX2080S-O8G-EVO)
    – 2X Axial-tech fans with 2.7-slot design
    – Price : $729.99 | £711.74 | RM 3,750
  • ASUS DUAL GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER EVO (DUAL-RTX2080S-8G-EVO)
    – 2X Axial-tech fans with 2.7-slot design

EVGA RTX 2080 SUPER Cards

  • EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER FTW3 Hybrid Gaming (08G-P4-3288-KR)
    – 1845 MHz boost clock, water-cooled
  • EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER XC Hybrid Gaming (08G-P4-3188-KR)
    – 1830 MHz boost clock, water-cooled
    – Price : $789.99
  • EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER FTW3 Ultra Gaming (08G-P4-3287-KR)
    – 1845 MHz boost clock, iCX2 cooler
  • EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER XC Ultra Gaming (08G-P4-3183-KR)
    – 1845 MHz boost clock, dual HDB fans
    – Price : $995.33
  • EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER XC Gaming (08G-P4-3182-KR)
    – 1830 MHz boost clock, dual HDB fans
    – Price : $899.85
  • EVGA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER Black Gaming (08G-P4-3081-KR)
    – 1815 MHz boost clock, dual HDB fans
  • EVGA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER Gaming (08G-P4-3080-KR)
    – 1815 MHz boost clock, dual HDB fans
    – Price : $1,047.42

GALAX RTX 2080 SUPER Cards

  • GALAX GeForce RTX 2080 Super EX 1-Click OC (28ISL6MDU9EX)
    – 1845 MHz boost clock, 1860 MHz OC
    – Price : RM 3,288
  • GALAX GeForce RTX 2080 Super (28ISL6MD31BS)
    – 1815 MHz boost clock

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GIGABYTE RTX 2080 SUPER Cards

  • GIGABYTE AORUS GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8G (GV-N208SAORUS-8GC)
    – 1860 MHz boost clock, WINDFORCE Stack 3X cooler, 7 video outputs
    – Price : £779.99 | RM 3,939
  • GIGABYTE RTX 2080 SUPER Gaming OC 8G (GV-N208SGAMING OC-8GC)
    – 1845 MHz boost clock, WINDFORCE 3X cooler
    – Price : $857.99 | £698.99 | RM 3,699
  • GIGABYTE RTX 2080 SUPER WINDFORCE OC 8G (GV-N208SWF3OC-8GC)
    – 1830 MHz boost clock, WINDFORCE 3X cooler
  • GIGABYTE RTX 2080 SUPER TURBO 8G (GV-N208STURBO-8GC)
    – 1815 MHz boost clock, single blower fan

MSI RTX 2080 SUPER Cards

  • MSI GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER Gaming X Trio
    – 1845 MHz boost clock, 3X TORX Fan 3.0
    – Price : £845.38 | RM 3,790
  • MSI GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER Gaming Trio
    – 1815 MHz boost clock, 3X TORX Fan 3.0
  • MSI GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER Ventus OC
    – 1830 MHz boost clock, 2X TORX Fan 2.0
    – Price : £743.46
  • MSI GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER Ventus
    – 1815 MHz boost clock, 2X TORX Fan 2.0
  • MSI GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER Aero
    – 1815 MHz boost clock, single blower fan

PNY RTX 2080 SUPER Cards

  • PNY GeForce RTX 2080 Super 8GB XLR8 Gaming OC Edition (VCG20808STFMPB-O)
    – 1815 MHz boost clock, triple fans
    – Price : £736.88
  • PNY GeForce RTX 2080 Super 8GB Blower (VCG20808SBLMPB)
    – 1815 MHz boost clock
    – Price : £722.02

ZOTAC RTX 2080 SUPER Cards

  • ZOTAC GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER AMP Extreme (ZT-T20820B-10P)
    – 1875 MHz boost clock, 3X fan IceStorm 2.0 cooler
    – Price : £739.00 | RM 3,599
  • ZOTAC GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER AMP (ZT-T20820D-10P)
    – 1845 MHz boost clock, 2X fan IceStorm 2.0 cooler
    – Price : $739.99 | £709.00 | RM 3,399
  • ZOTAC GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER Twin Fan (ZT-T20820F-10M)
    – 1815 MHz boost clock, 2X fan IceStorm 2.0 cooler
    – Price : £709.97

 

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Here Are The First GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER Custom Cards!

The first NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER custom graphics cards are now out and available for sale!

Let’s check out what RTX 2070 SUPER cards brands like ASUS, GIGABYTE and ZOTAC have released, and how much they cost!

 

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER Primer

The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER (US | UK | MY) has an NVIDIA TU104 GPU with 2560 stream processors.

This gives it 160 TMUs and 64 ROPS, delivering a peak output of 283 GT/s and 113 GP/s, thanks to its higher clock speeds.

Its 8 GB of GDDR6 memory runs at a speed of 1750 MHz, giving it a peak memory bandwidth of 448 GB/s.

By offering significantly better performance than the RTX 2070 at the same price point, it’s probably going to sell well as the RTX 2060 SUPER!

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The First GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER Custom Cards

Here is the first slew of custom cards that have been officially launched, although availability may be limited in different regions or countries.

ASUS RTX 2070 SUPER Cards

  • ASUS ROG Strix RTX 2070 SUPER OC Edition (ROG-STRIX-RTX2070S-O8G-GAMING)
    – 3X Wing-blade fans with MaxContact technology
  • ASUS ROG Strix RTX 2070 SUPER Advanced Edition (ROG-STRIX-RTX2070S-A8G-GAMING)
    – 3X Wing-blade fans with MaxContact technology
    – Price : $584.99 | £603 | RM 2,999
  • ASUS ROG Strix RTX 2070 SUPER (ROG-STRIX-RTX2070S-8G-GAMING)
    – 3X Wing-blade fans with MaxContact technology
  • ASUS DUAL GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER EVO (DUAL-RTX2070S-8G-EVO)
    – 2X Axial-tech fans with 2.7-slot design
  • ASUS DUAL GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER EVO OC Edition (DUAL-RTX2070S-O8G-EVO)
    – 2X Axial-tech fans with 2.7-slot design
    – Price : £570.97 | RM 2,750
  • ASUS DUAL GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER EVO Advanced Edition (DUAL-RTX2070S-A8G-EVO)
    – 2X Axial-tech fans with 2.7-slot design
  • ASUS Turbo GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER EVO (TURBO-RTX2070S-8G-EVO)
    – Dual ball bearing fan with redesigned shroud

EVGA RTX 2070 SUPER Cards

  • EVGA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER XC Hybrid Gaming (08G-P4-3178-KR)
    – 1800 MHz boost clock, water-cooled
  • EVGA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER FTW3 Ultra Gaming (08G-P4-3277-KR)
    – 1815 MHz boost clock, iCX2 technology
  • EVGA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER XC Ultra Gaming (08G-P4-3173-KR)
    – 1800 MHz boost clock, dual HDB fans
    – Price : $614.99 | £539.99
  • EVGA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER XC Gaming (08G-P4-3172-KR)
    – 1800 MHz boost clock, dual HDB fans
    – Price : $629.00 | £529.99
  • EVGA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER Black Gaming (08G-P4-3071-KR)
    – 1770 MHz boost clock, dual HDB fans
    – Price : £518.99
  • EVGA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER Gaming (08G-P4-3070-KR)
    – 1770 MHz boost clock, dual HDB fans
    – Price : $569.99

GALAX RTX 2070 SUPER Cards

  • GALAX GeForce RTX 2070 Super EX Gamer Black Edition (27ISL6MDW0BG)
    – 1815 MHz boost clock, 1830 MHz OC
  • GALAX GeForce RTX 2070 Super EX Gamer 1-Click OC (27ISL6MDW7GM)
    – 1815 MHz boost clock, 1830 MHz OC
  • GALAX GeForce RTX 2070 Super EX 1-Click OC (27ISL6MDU9EX)
    – 1815 MHz boost clock, 1830 MHz OC
    – Price : RM 2,348
  • GALAX GeForce RTX 2070 Super (27ISL6MD32BS)
    – 1770 MHz boost clock

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GIGABYTE RTX 2070 SUPER Cards

  • GIGABYTE AORUS GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8G (GV-N207SAORUS-8GC)
    – 1905 MHz boost clock, WINDFORCE Stack 3X cooler, 7 video outputs
    – Price : £554.99 | RM 2,929
  • GIGABYTE RTX 2070 SUPER Gaming OC White 8G (GV-N207SGAMINGOC WHITE-8GC)
    – 1815 MHz boost clock, WINDFORCE 3X cooler
    – Price : £632.39
  • GIGABYTE RTX 2070 SUPER Gaming OC 8G (GV-N207SGAMING OC-8GC)
    – 1815 MHz boost clock, WINDFORCE 3X cooler
    – Price : $549.99 | £509.99 | RM 2,699
  • GIGABYTE RTX 2070 SUPER WINDFORCE OC 8G (GV-N207SWF3OC-8GC)
    – 1785 MHz boost clock, WINDFORCE 3X cooler
    – Price : $579.00 | £489.99 | RM 2,559

MSI RTX 2070 SUPER Cards

  • MSI GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER Gaming X Trio
    – 1800 MHz boost clock, 3X TORX Fan 3.0
    – Price : $572.05 | £429.98 | RM 1,989
  • MSI GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER Gaming Trio
    – 1770 MHz boost clock, 3X TORX Fan 3.0
  • MSI GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER Ventus OC
    – 1785 MHz boost clock, 2X TORX Fan 2.0
    – Price : $466.66 | £408.13 | RM 1,890
  • MSI GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER Ventus
    – 1770 MHz boost clock, 2X TORX Fan 2.0

PNY RTX 2070 SUPER Cards

  • PNY GeForce RTX 2070 Super 8GB XLR8 Gaming OC Edition (VCG20708STFMPB-O)
    – 1770 MHz boost clock, triple fans
    – Price : £579.99
  • PNY GeForce RTX 2070 Super 8GB Blower (VCG20708SBLMPB)
    – 1770 MHz boost clock

ZOTAC RTX 2070 SUPER Cards

  • ZOTAC GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER AMP Extreme (ZT-T20710B-10P)
    – 1830 MHz boost clock, 3X fan IceStorm 2.0 cooler
    – Price : £529.99 | RM 2,599
  • ZOTAC GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER AMP (ZT-T20710D-10P)
    – 1800 MHz boost clock, 2X fan IceStorm 2.0 cooler
    – Price : £509.00 | RM 2,379
  • ZOTAC GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER Twin Fan (ZT-T20710F-10M)
    – 1770 MHz boost clock, 2X fan IceStorm 2.0 cooler
    – Price : $751.12 | £489.00 | RM 2,369

 

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Here Are The First GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER Custom Cards!

The first NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER custom graphics cards are now out and available for sale!

Let’s check out what RTX 2060 SUPER cards brands like ASUS, GIGABYTE and ZOTAC have released, and how much they cost!

 

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER Primer

The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER (US | UK | MY) has an NVIDIA TU106 GPU with 2176 stream processors.

This gives it 136 TMUs and 64 ROPS, delivering a peak output of 224 GT/s and 106 GP/s, thanks to its higher clock speeds.

Its 8 GB of GDDR6 memory runs at a speed of 1750 MHz, giving it a peak memory bandwidth of 448 GB/s.

By offering significantly better performance with 2 GB more graphics memory than the RTX 2060 for just $50 extra, the new GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER is set to be the hottest-selling RTX SUPER model.

For more details on the RTX 2060 SUPER, we recommend these articles :

 

The First GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER Custom Cards

Here is the first slew of custom cards that have been officially launched, although availability may be limited in different regions or countries.

ASUS RTX 2060 SUPER Cards

  • ASUS ROG Strix RTX 2060 SUPER OC Edition (ROG-STRIX-RTX2060S-O8G-GAMING)
    – 3X Wing-blade fans with MaxContact technology
    – Price : $469.99 | £506.80 | RM 2,200
  • ASUS ROG Strix RTX 2060 SUPER Advanced Edition (ROG-STRIX-RTX2060S-A8G-GAMING)
    – 3X Wing-blade fans with MaxContact technology
  • ASUS DUAL GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER EVO (DUAL-RTX2060S-8G-EVO)
    – 2X Axial-tech fans with 2.7-slot design
  • ASUS DUAL GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER EVO OC Edition (DUAL-RTX2060S-O8G-EVO)
    – 2X Axial-tech fans with 2.7-slot design
    – Price : $429.99 | £454.59 | RM 2,050
  • ASUS DUAL GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER EVO Advanced Edition (DUAL-RTX2060S-A8G-EVO)
    – 2X Axial-tech fans with 2.7-slot design
  • ASUS Turbo GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER EVO (TURBO-RTX2060S-8G-EVO)
    – Dual ball bearing fan with redesigned shroud

EVGA RTX 2060 SUPER Cards

  • EVGA GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER XC Ultra Gaming (08G-P4-3163-KR)
    – 1695 MHz boost clock, dual HDB fans
    – Price : $469.99 | £449.99
  • EVGA GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER XC Gaming (08G-P4-3162-KR)
    – 1695 MHz boost clock, dual HDB fans
    – Price : $459.99 | £536.81
  • EVGA GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER SC Ultra Gaming (08G-P4-3067-KR)
    – 1680 MHz boost clock, dual HDB fans
    – Price : $469.00
  • EVGA GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER XC Black Gaming (08G-P4-3161-KR)
    – 1650 MHz boost clock, dual HDB fans

GALAX RTX 2060 SUPER Cards

  • GALAX GeForce RTX 2060 Super EX 1-Click OC (26ISL6MPX2EX)
    – 1695 MHz boost clock, 1710 MHz OC
    – Price : RM 1,888
  • GALAX GeForce RTX 2060 Super Elite 1-Click OC (26ISL6HP09MN)
    – 1665 MHz boost clock, 1680 MHz OC
  • GALAX GeForce RTX 2060 Super 1-Click OC (26ISL6HP39SS)
    – 1665 MHz boost clock, 1680 MHz OC
  • GALAX GeForce RTX 2060 Super (26ISL6MDZ8BW)
    – 1650 MHz boost clock

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GIGABYTE RTX 2060 SUPER Cards

  • GIGABYTE AORUS GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER 8G (GV-N206SAORUS-8GC)
    – 1845 MHz boost clock, WINDFORCE Stack 3X cooler, 7 video outputs
    – Price : £434.99 | RM 2,299
  • GIGABYTE RTX 2060 SUPER Gaming OC White 8G (GV-N206SGAMINGOC WHITE-8GC)
    – 1815 MHz boost clock, WINDFORCE 3X cooler
  • GIGABYTE RTX 2060 SUPER Gaming OC 8G (GV-N206SGAMING OC-8GC)
    – 1815 MHz boost clock, WINDFORCE 3X cooler
    – Price : $419.99 | £428.85 | RM 2,179
  • GIGABYTE RTX 2060 SUPER WINDFORCE OC 8G (GV-N206SWF2OC-8GD)
    – 1680 MHz boost clock, WINDFORCE 2X cooler
    – Price : $435.66 | £409.99 | RM 2,089

MSI RTX 2060 SUPER Cards

  • MSI GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER Gaming X
    – 1695 MHz boost clock, 2X TORX Fan 3.0
    – Price : $572.05 | £429.98 | RM 1,989
  • MSI GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER Gaming
    – 1650 MHz boost clock, 2X TORX Fan 3.0
  • MSI GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER Armor OC
    – 1680 MHz boost clock, 2X TORX Fan 2.0
    – Price : $458.99 | £424.38
  • MSI GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER Armor
    – 1650 MHz boost clock, 2X TORX Fan 2.0
  • MSI GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER Ventus OC
    – 1665 MHz boost clock, 2X TORX Fan 2.0
    – Price : $466.66 | £408.13 | RM 1,890
  • MSI GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER Ventus
    – 1650 MHz boost clock, 2X TORX Fan 2.0
  • MSI GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER Aero ITX
    – 1650 MHz boost clock

PNY RTX 2060 SUPER Cards

  • PNY GeForce RTX 2060 Super 8GB XLR8 Gaming OC Edition Dual Fan (VCG20608SDFPPB-O)
    – 1680 MHz boost clock
    – Price : £459.99
  • PNY GeForce RTX 2060 Super 8GB XLR8 Gaming OC Edition (VCG20608SDFMPB-O)
    – 1680 MHz boost clock
  • PNY GeForce RTX 2060 Super 8GB Dual Fan (VCG20608SDFPPB)
    – 1650 MHz boost clock
    – Price : £409.99
  • PNY GeForce RTX 2060 Super 8GB Blower (VCG20608SBLMPB)
    – 1650 MHz boost clock

ZOTAC RTX 2060 SUPER Cards

  • ZOTAC GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER AMP Extreme (ZT-T20610B-10P)
    – 1710 MHz boost clock, 3X fan IceStorm 2.0 cooler
    – Price : $479.99 | £439.99 | RM 2,089
  • ZOTAC GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER AMP (ZT-T20610D-10P)
    – 1680 MHz boost clock, 2X fan IceStorm 2.0 cooler
    – Price : $585.99 | £419.00
  • ZOTAC GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER Mini (ZT-T20610E-10M)
    – 1650 MHz boost clock, 2X fan IceStorm 2.0 cooler
    – Price : $536.99 | RM 1,849

 

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2019 MSI GE75 + GE63 Raider Gaming Laptops With WiFi 6!

MSI just unveiled the 2019 MSI GE75 Raider and GE63 Raider RGB gaming laptops, and they all boast the latest WiFi 6 wireless connectivity! Here’s a primer on these two new MSI gaming laptops!

 

The 2019 MSI GE75 Raider

The 2019 MSI GE75 Raider and its large 17.3-inch display is powered by the latest 9th Gen Intel Core i7 processor, with NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 / 2070 / 2060 graphics.

In addition to its gaming performance, gamers can also count on its WiFi 6 wireless connectivity to ensure maximum bandwidth and low latency for esports gaming.

However, reviewers have noted that the 2019 MSI GE75 Raider’s battery life is shorter than expected when not plugged in, and its webcam was below par of a laptop with such a price tag.

Well, the higher the price, the higher the expectation right?

The 2019 MSI GE75 Raider Specifications + Price

Model GE75 Raider (RTX 2080) GE75 Raider (RTX 2070) GE75 Raider (RTX 2060)
Processor 9th Gen Intel Core i7-9750H + HM370
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 8GB NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 8GB NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 6GB
Display 17.3″ Full HD (1920 x 1080), 144 Hz, 4-sided thin bezels, IPS gaming display
Storage 1 x M.2 SATA SSD
2 x M.2 SSD NVMe PCIe Gen3 or SATA-SSD Combo
1 x 2.5″ SATA HDD
Keyboard Per-Key RGB gaming keyboard by SteelSeries
Audio Sound by Dynaudio
ESS SABRE HiFi audio DAC technology
Nahimic 3 Audio Enhancer
Dimension 397 x 268.5 x 27.5 mm
Weight 2.6 kg
Price RM 12,999
~US$ 3,144
~£ 2,402
~€ 2,796
RM 9,799
~US$ 2,370
~£ 1,811
~€ 2,108
RM 7,999
~US$ 1,935
~£ 1,479
~€ 1,720

 

The 2019 MSI GE63 Raider RGB

As the slightly lower price, the 2019 GE63 Raider RGB offers the same gaming performance in a smaller form factor, with a smaller 15.6-inch display.

According to reviewers, the downside to this particular model is that its screen is dim and its battery life quickly drains, especially if the RGB lights are turned on.

The 2019 MSI GE63 Raider RGB Specifications + Price

Model GE63 Raider (RTX 2080) GE63 Raider (RTX 2070) GE63 Raider (RTX 2060)
Processor 9th Gen Intel Core i7-9750H + HM370
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 8GB NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 8GB NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 6GB
Display 15.6″ Full HD (1920 x 1080), 144 Hz, 4-sided thin bezels, IPS gaming display
Storage 1 x M.2 SATA SSD
1 x M.2 SSD NVMe PCIe Gen3 or SATA-SSD Combo
1 x 2.5″ SATA HDD
Keyboard Per-Key RGB gaming keyboard by SteelSeries
Audio Sound by Dynaudio
ESS SABRE HiFi audio DAC technology
Nahimic 3 Audio Enhancer
Dimension 383 x 260 x 29.5 mm
Weight 2.6 kg
Price RM 11,099
~US$ 2,686
~£ 2,051
~€ 2,388
RM 9,499
~US$ 2,298
~£ 1,756
~€ 2,044
RM 7,899
~US$ 1,911
~£ 1,460
~€ 1,699

 

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The 2019 MSI GS75 + GS65 Stealth Laptops Revealed!

The 2019 MSI GS75 + GS65 Stealth gaming laptops have just been revealed! Here is a primer on these two newversatile gaming laptops!

 

The 2019 MSI GS75 Stealth

The MSI GS75 Stealth may look slim and portable, but it does not disappoint in terms of performance.

Powered by the 9th Gen Intel Core i7 processor, with NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 graphics, gamers can rest assure it will handle even the most intense gaming sessions!

 

The 2019 MSI GS75 Stealth Specifications + Price

Model GS75 Stealth (RTX 2080) GS75 Stealth (RTX 2070) GS75 Stealth (RTX 2060)
Processor 9th Gen Intel Core i7-9750H + HM370
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 8GB with Max-Q Design NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 8GB with Max-Q Design NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 6GB with Max-Q Design
Display 17.3″ Full HD (1920 x 1080), 144 Hz, 4-sided thin bezels, IPS gaming display
Storage 1 x M.2 SATA SSD
2 x M.2 SSD NVMe PCIe Gen3 or SATA-SSD Combo
Keyboard Per-Key RGB gaming keyboard by SteelSeries
Audio Sound by Dynaudio
ESS SABRE HiFi audio DAC technology
Nahimic 3 Audio Enhancer
Dimension 396.1 x 259.5 x 18.95 mm
Weight 2.28 kg
Price RM 14,599
~US$ 3,532
~ £ 2,735
~€ 3,164
RM 11,099
~US$ 2,685
~£ 2,080
~€ 2,406
RM 9,799
~US$ 2,371
~£ 1,836
~€ 2,124

 

The 2019 MSI GS65 Stealth

The 2019 MSI GS65 may be smaller in size, but it packs the same performance as the larger GS75 gaming laptop.

In fact, the only differences are its smaller 15.6-inch display, with a consequentially smaller and lighter form factor.

 

The 2019 MSI GS65 Specifications + Price

Model GS65 Stealth (RTX 2080) GS65 Stealth (RTX 2070) GS65 Stealth (RTX 2060)
Processor 9th Gen Intel Core i7-9750H + HM370
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 8GB with Max-Q Design NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 8GB with Max-Q Design NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 6GB with Max-Q Design
Display 15.6″ Full HD (1920 x 1080), 240 Hz, thin bezels, IPS gaming display
Storage 1 x M.2 SATA SSD
2 x M.2 SSD NVMe PCIe Gen3 or SATA-SSD Combo
Keyboard Per-Key RGB gaming keyboard by SteelSeries
Audio Sound by Dynaudio
ESS SABRE HiFi audio DAC technology
Nahimic 3 Audio Enhancer
Dimension 357.7 x 247.7 x 17.9 mm
Weight 1.9 kg
Price RM 14,999
~US$ 3,629
~ £ 2,811
~ € 3,251
RM 11,199
~US$ 2,710
~£ 2,099
~€ 2,427
RM 9,999
~US$ 2,419
~£ 1,873
~€ 2,167

 

 

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The MSI MPG Z390 Gaming Pro Carbon Motherboard Review!

The MSI MPG Z390 Gaming Pro Carbon is one of the first Intel Z390 motherboards to hit the market in support of the 9th Generation Intel Core i9-9900K processor.

Let’s unbox and take a close look at the MSI MPG Z390 Gaming Pro Carbon motherboard. We will investigate its key features and find out if this is the Intel Z390 motherboard to pair with your 9th Generation Intel Core processor!

MSI MPG Z390 Gaming Pro Carbon Price + Availability

Our review sample is of the “standard” MSI MPG Z390 Gaming Pro Carbon motherboard with an official price of US$ 199 / ~£159 / RM 834.

MSI also offers an AC variant that adds WiFi-AC connectivity, called the MSI MPG Z390 Gaming Pro Carbon AC. It has an official price of US$ 229 / ~£183 / RM 960..

Here are some direct purchase links of the MSI MPG Z390 Gaming Pro Carbon (prices accurate as of 14 December 2018) :

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And here are some direct purchase links of the MSI MPG Z390 Gaming Pro Carbon AC (prices accurate as of 14 December 2018) :

 

Unboxing The MSI MPG Z390 Gaming Pro Carbon

Let’s take a quick look around the MSI MPG Z390 Gaming Pro Carbon (US | UK | MY) motherboard’s box before we unbox it, and find out what it contains!

Inside the box, you should find the following items :

  • One MSI MPG Z390 Gaming Pro Carbon motherboard
  • One MSI MPG Z390 Gaming Pro Carbon User Guide
  • One MSI MPG Z390 Gaming Pro Carbon Quick Installation Guide
  • One Intel Z390 chipset driver and utility DVD
  • One set of MSI case badge, pamphlet and registration card
  • One set of twelve SATA cable labels
  • Two M.2 NVMe SSD screws
  • One NVIDIA SLI HB bridge
  • One set of Mystic Light, RAINBOW and CORSAIR extension cables for LED lighting
  • Two SATA cables

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The MSI MPG Z390 Gaming Pro Carbon Up Close

The MSI MPG Z390 Gaming Pro Carbon (US | UK | MY) is a full-sized ATX motherboard, built around the new Intel Z390 chipset.

This is one of MSI’s premium model for the mainstream enthusiast / gamers market. Hence, it boasts premium features like Mystic Light RGB lighting, PCI-E Steel Armor reinforcement, and Audio Boost 4 capabilities.

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MSI MPG Z390 Gaming Pro Carbon Specifications

SpecificationsMSI MPG Z390 Gaming Pro Carbon
Form FactorATX
- 9.6-inch x 12-inch
- 24.3 cm x 30.4 cm
ChipsetIntel Z390
SocketLGA 1151
Supported Processors8th Gen / 9th Gen Intel Core or Pentium Gold or Celeron processors
Memory Slots4 x DDR4 DIMM Slots
- Dual Channel
- Up to 64 GB
Memory SupportOfficial : DDR4-2133 / DDR4-2400 / DDR4-2666
OC : DDR4-2800 to DDR4-4400
PCI Express Slots3 x PCIe 3.0 x16
3 x PCIe 3.0 X1
Multi-GPU Support2-Way NVIDIA SLI
2-Way AMD CrossFire
M.2 Sockets2 x PCIe 3.0 x 4
SATA Ports6 x SATA 6 Gbps
RAID SupportRAID 0 / 1 / 5 / 10
LAN SupportIntel i219-V Gigabit LAN
Rear I/O Ports1 x USB 3.1 Gen2 Type C
3 x USB 3.1 Gen1 Type A
2 x USB 2.0
1 x DisplayPort 1.2
1 x HDMI 1.4
1 x PS/2 combo port
1 x Gigabit LAN port
1 x Optical S/PDIF out
5 x Audio ports
I/O Port Headers1 x USB 3.1 Gen2 Type C
4 x USB 3.1 Gen1 Type A
4 x USB 2.0
1 x Serial Port
1 x TPM header
Audio ProcessorRealtek ALC1220P
- Supports 7.1 channel HD Audio
I/O ControllerNuvoton NCT6797D
Hardware MonitorsCPU / system temperature detection
CPU / system fan speed detection
CPU / system fan speed control
Fan Headers1 x 4-pin CPU fan header
1 x 4-pin water pump header
5 x 4-pin system fan headers
Debug LED4 x EZ Debug LED lights
Onboard Power / Reset ButtonNo / No
WarrantyThree Years

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CPU Power & Overclockability

The MSI MPG Z390 Gaming Pro Carbon (US | UK | MY) has what appears to be 11+2 phases, which increases overclockability, while reducing electromagnetic interference with minimal power loss.

It has a fully-digital PWM architecture with load-line calibration. Although high quality (and expensive) analog PWM exists, digital PWM allows for more accurate control of the power frequency and modulation.

The MOSFETs and inductors are kept cool by aluminium alloy heatsinks, which help to increase reliability and longevity of the VRM.

To keep extreme gamers and overclockers happy, there are a total of SEVEN fan headers peppered throughout the motherboard. One of these is a dedicated water pump header that supports up to 2 amps, giving you full control of the water pump speed.

If there are any enthusiast-grade features that we regret were not included in this motherboard, it would be the Power and Reset buttons.

 

DDR4 Memory Slots

The MSI MPG Z390 Gaming Pro Carbon (US | UK | MY) has four DDR4 DIMM slots. The Intel Z390 chipset only supports DDR4 memory up to 2666 MHz, but the Z390 Gaming Pro Carbon allows for overclocked memory clock speeds of up to 3600 MHz, with all four slots populated.

If you can live with just two slots, you can further push their clock speeds up to 4400 MHz! This is made possible by its fully-isolated memory circuitry and improved layout, which reduces interference for a cleaner signal.

The four memory slots are also covered with Steel Armor. In this case, it is not meant to add strength to the slots, but to protect them against electromagnetic interference.

 

PCI Express Slots

The MSI MPG Z390 Gaming Pro Carbon (US | UK | MY) motherboard has six PCI Express slots – three full-sized PCI Express 3.0 x16 slots, and three smaller PCI Express 3.0 x1 slots.

The first two PCI Express x16 slots are sheet metal reinforced – what MSI calls Steel Armor. They increase the rigidity of the PCI Express slots, allowing them to support heavy graphics cards. The third PCI Express x16 slot lacks this Steel Armor reinforcement.

The top-most PCI Express 3.0 x16 slot operates at full x16 speed with a single graphics card.

If you have two graphics cards, you will need to install them in the first and second PCIe x16 slots; and they will both run at x8 speed. The third PCIe x16 slot only runs at x4 speed.

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Dual PCIe 3.0 x4 M.2 Sockets

The MSI MPG Z390 Gaming Pro Carbon  motherboard has two PCIe 3.0 x4 M.2 sockets. They support M.2 solid state drives, with lengths of 42 mm, 60 mm, 80 mm or 110 mm. The third PCI Express x16 slot (which runs at x4 speed) can be used to add a third SSD. You can run them in RAID 0, 1, 5 or 10.

Only the second M.2 socket has a heatsink, and it’s a large one. If you intend to install only one M.2 SSD, then you should obviously install it in the lower M.2 socket, so the drive is cooled.

The upper M.2 socket is “naked”, although you can always install a DIMM cooler to help keep both the memory modules and the SSD installed in this socket cool.

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Limited SATA Ports

The MSI MPG Z390 Gaming Pro Carbon (US | UK | MY) has six standard SATA 6Gb/s ports. There are no SATA Express ports. But what’s really problematic is the stacked side-facing design. They may prove to be troublesome to access in tight cases. If only MSI included a few vertical ports.

Do note that the first M.2 socket (M2_1) uses the SATA_2 port, if you opt to use it in the SATA mode. In addition, the second M.2 socket (M2_2) uses both the SATA_5 and SATA_6 ports in PCIe mode.

What this basically means is you have limited support for SATA drives with the Z390 Gaming Pro Carbon. It’s not the end of the world, but don’t expect to run two M.2 SSDs with six SATA drives. That’s not happening.

You can have six SATA drives only if you install one SSD in the first M.2 socket in PCIe mode. With two SSDs in PCIe mode, you can only have a maximum of four SATA drives.

 

Audio Boost 4 with Nahimic 3

The MSI MPG Z390 Gaming Pro Carbon (US | UK | MY) features their Audio Boost 4 audio technology, which promises to deliver “studio-grade” audio capabilities.

Although MSI has been quite reticent about their Audio Boost 4 technology, our investigation revealed that it consists of :

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  • an EMI-shielded Realtek ALC1220P audio processor
  • an isolated audio circuit
  • Japanese-made Chemi-Con capacitors
  • dual op amplifiers
  • Nahimic 3 virtual 7.1 sound software

Their Nahimic 3 software is what creates a virtual 7.1 surround sound effect out of ordinary stereo sound. It will give you better directional audio cues when you game, and a more immersive listening experience when you watch movies, or listen to music.

 

Rear I/O Ports

The MSI MPG Z390 Gaming Pro Carbon (US | UK | MY) has pre-installed shields for the rear I/O ports, for easier installation and better EMI protection.

To the left are two USB 2.0 Type A ports with a PS/2 combo port above, followed by the DisplayPort and HDMI ports. Marked in red are two USB 3.1 Gen 2 ports – one Type A and one Type C.

Next, you have the Intel I219V LAN port, with two USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports (red). Finally, we have the five audio ports and the optical S/PDIF out port.

 

MSI Mystic Light

As its name suggests, the MSI MPG Z390 Gaming Pro Carbon (US | UK | MY) is designed to appeal to gamers. Hence, it supports the MSI Mystic Light technology, which allows you to control and sync RGB LED lighting on the motherboard and other compatible devices.

Mystic Light gives you full control of the 16.8 million LED colours with 29 light effects. Thanks to the provided extension cables, it is compatible with standard RGB, RAINBOW as well as CORSAIR LED lights.

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Our Verdict & Award

MSI is an old hand at designing and manufacturing quality motherboards, and that experience shows in the MSI MPG Z390 Gaming Pro Carbon (US | UK | MY). After all, this is a motherboard that is designed to appeal to both gamers and overclockers, and it takes some finesse to get the mix just right.

Hardware enthusiasts and overclockers will like its enhanced CPU overclocking features that include an 11+2 phase digital PWM architecture, and easy overclocking via the MSI Dragon Center software. With improved circuitry routing and EMI protection, it also offers improved DDR4 memory overclockability to 4.4 GHz.

Gamers who want an edge over their competitors without the “hassle” of overclocking will love the automatic overclocking features in the MSI Dragon Center – Game Boost, XMP and fan controls. Everything can be controlled with a click (or two) of a button!

Gamers who love to show off their cases will also love the Mystic Light capability built in. Not only does this motherboard support standard RGB lights, it also supports CORSAIR and RAINBOW RGB lights.

Even audiophiles are not left out. Its Audio Boost 4 technology promises to deliver studio-grade high-definition audio through isolated audio circuitry, with an EMI-shielded audio processor, and dual headphone amplifiers.

If that’s not enough, it comes with the Nahimic 3 virtual 7.1 sound software to create an expansive 3D soundscape for a more immersive and realistic gaming and entertainment experience.

Being designed for the mainstream market, there are some feature compromises, to be sure.

It has two M.2 sockets but only one is cooled by a heatsink. It also has limited SATA ports, and no SATA Express ports. There is a set of four EZ Debug LED lights, but there are no onboard Power or Reset buttons, which some enthusiasts favour.

But if you can live with those small compromises, this is a well-made Intel Z390 motherboard that offers a lot of great features at a really affordable price of just $200 in the US.

For these reasons, we think the MSI MPG Z390 Gaming Pro Carbon (US | UK | MY) deserves our Reviewer’s Choice Award. Great job, MSI!

 

MSI MPG Z390 Gaming Pro Carbon Price + Availability

Our review sample is of the “standard” MSI MPG Z390 Gaming Pro Carbon motherboard with an official price of US$ 199 / ~£159 / RM 834.

MSI also offers an AC variant that adds WiFi-AC connectivity, called the MSI MPG Z390 Gaming Pro Carbon AC. It has an official price of US$ 229 / ~£183 / RM 960..

Here are some direct purchase links of the MSI MPG Z390 Gaming Pro Carbon (prices accurate as of 14 December 2018) :

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And here are some direct purchase links of the MSI MPG Z390 Gaming Pro Carbon AC (prices accurate as of 14 December 2018) :

 

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The MSI GE75 Raider, P65 Creator, PS42 + WS65 Revealed!

MSI today revealed four different laptops, each catering to different users and market segments. They include the MSI GE75 Raider gaming laptop, the MSI P65 Creator laptop, the MSI PS42 business laptop, and the MSI WS65 mobile workstation. Check them out below!

 

The MSI GE75 Raider Gaming Laptop

The MSI GE75 Raider boasts a 17-inch IPS display with a 144 Hz refresh rate, and 3 ms overclockable response time. Its slim bezel design allows the large display to fit a smaller chassis, making the GE75 Raider a lighter and more portable gaming laptop.

The MSI GE75 Raider is powered by the 8th Gen Intel Core i7 processor and the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 discrete graphics, both kept cool by its Cooler Boost 5 technology. It comes with a SteelSeries gaming keyboard with per-key RGB backlight.

 

The MSI P65 Creator Laptop

The MSI P65 Creator has a thin and light design, with a weight of just 1.88 kg, and a thin bezel display. Thanks to MSI True Colour technology, its display offers close to 100% sRGB colours giving the creative user a more accurate colour representation of their work.

The MSI P65 Creator is powered by up to the 8th Gen Intel Core ii7 processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 discrete graphics, and kept cool by the exclusive MSI Cooler Boost Trinity cooling system. You can also work up to 9 hours on it, thanks to its large battery.

 

The MSI PS42 Business Laptop

The MSI PS42 is a slim and elegant laptop with a full metal chassis, weighing just 1.19 kg. Thanks to its ultra-slim bezels, it fits a 14-inch Full HD display in a 13-inch chassis, boasting a screen-to-body ratio of 81%.

Powered by an 8th Gen Intel Core i7 or Core i5 processor, the MSI PS42 also comes with NVIDIA GeForce MX150 discrete graphics for better gaming and graphics performance. They are both kept cool by the MSI Cooling Boost 3 technology, which has two fans and three heat pipes.

 

The MSI WS65 Mobile Workstation

The MSI WS65 mobile workstation has a 15.6-inch Full HD IPS display, with thin bezels and 72% NSTC colour gamut. With an Intel 8th Generation Core i9 processor and NVIDIA Quadro P4200 graphics, the WS65 is up to 40% faster than its previous generation model.

Designed for portable computing in mind, the MSI WS65 features an 82Whr battery that gives it up to eight hours of battery life, and it comes with three USB 3.1 Type-A, one USB 3.1 Type-C, one HDMI 2.0, one mDP 1.4, one mic-in and a headphone out.

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The MSI GE75 Raider, P65 Creator, PS42 + WS65 Prices Revealed!

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MSI B360M Mortar + B360M Mortar Titanium Preview

Much of the focus at Computex 2018 was on the new B460 and X399 Refresh motherboards for the 2nd Gen Ryzen and 2nd Gen Threadripper processors. But MSI also shared some Intel love, launching two new Intel B360 motherboards – the MSI B360M Mortar and the MSI B360M Mortar Titanium.

Let’s take a quick look at these new motherboards designed for the 8th Generation Intel Core processors!

 

Intel B360 Chipset

When Intel launched their 8th Generation Intel Core (Coffee Lake) processors last year, you had to pair them with the high-end Intel Z370 chipset. Six months later, Intel finally released the cheaper Intel B360 chipset. Here is a comparison of the Intel Z370 and Intel B360 chipsets :

FeaturesIntel Z370Intel B360
CPU OverclockingYesNo
DDR4 OverclockingYesNo
DDR4 Memory Channels22
Chipset PCIe Lanes2412
PCIe Configuration1 x PCIe x16, or
2 x PCIe x8, or
1 x PCIe x8 + 2 x PCie x4
Only 1 x PCIe x16
SATA Ports66
USB 3.1 Gen2 Ports04
USB 3.1 Gen1 Ports106
PCIe 3.0 M.2 Slots31
PCIe RAID 0/1/5YesNo
SATA RAID 0/1/5YesNo
CPU-attached PCIe StorageYesNo
Integrated LANYesYes
Integrated WiFiNoYes, Wireless-AC

As you can see, the Intel B360 chipset drops CPU and memory overclocking, as well as RAID 0/1/5 support. It also comes with fewer PCIe lanes, and fewer USB ports.

On the other hand, it introduces native USB 3.1 Gen2 ports and integrated Wireless-AC capability – both features noticeably lacking in the Intel Z370.

 

MSI B360M Mortar + B360M Mortar Titanium

The MSI B360M Mortar (Price Check) and B360M Mortar Titanium (Price Check) motherboards are part of the MSI Arsenal GAMING family. They are both micro-ATX motherboards with four DDR4 memory slots, two PCIe x16 slots and two PCIe x1 slots.

  • 26% larger VRM heatsinks which reduce temperatures by up to 10°C
  • PCI-E Steel Armor for primary PCIe 3.0 x16 slot
  • Arsenal sticker area for personal customisation
  • Two M.2 slots supporting PCIe x4 operation
  • Two USB 3.1 Gen2 ports – one Type A, one Type C
  • EZ Debug LED for easier troubleshooting

The only real difference between the Mortar and the Mortar Titanium models is their colour. The B360M Mortar (Price Check) has a dark grey and black design, while the B360M Mortar Titanium (Price Check) has white and silver design.

 

B360M Mortar + Mortar Titanium Price + Availability

The two new MSI B360M Mortar motherboards are available with immediate effect, with the following recommended retail prices

  • MSI B360M Mortar : US$ 99.99 / € 85.95 / RM 399
    – Now on offer at just $89.99 ($79.99 with rebate)
  • MSI B360M Mortar TitaniumUS$ 104.99 / € 98.25 / RM 419
    – Now on offer at just $99.99 ($89.99 with rebate)

 

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MSI B450 Tomahawk + MSI B450A-Pro Preview

Excited about the upcoming GIGABYTE B450 AORUS PRO WiFi motherboard? It’s not the only AMD B450 motherboard we saw at .Computex 2018. Let’s take a look at two upcoming MSI B450 motherboard models – the MSI B450 Tomahawk and the MSI B450A-Pro!

Find out if these are the AMD B450 motherboards to pair with your 2nd Gen Ryzen processor!

 

AMD B450 Chipset

The GIGABYTE B450 AORUS PRO WIFI motherboard is based on the upcoming AMD B450 chipset slated to launch in July 2018.

The AMD B450 motherboard is an improved version of the B350 chipset, featuring better memory routing and optimised VRM and power layouts, delivering lower idle power. It will also come with AMD StoreMI – a free OEM licensed copy of Enmotus FuzeDrive Basic.

 

The MSI B450A-Pro + MSI B450 Tomahawk Preview

Both the MSI B450 Tomahawk and MSI B450A-Pro are full-sized ATX motherboards. They both have common features like :

  • a 4+2 power phase design
  • four DDR4 memory slots that support speeds of up to 2933 MHz (with 2nd Gen Ryzen processor)
  • two PCIe 3.0 x16 slots, albeit only the main one have full x16 performance
  • one M.2 slot (up to 110 mm) and six SATA ports
  • one free AMD StoreMI license

The MSI B450 Tomahawk is a bit more expensive at $150 / €128 / RM 600. It has 26% larger heatsinks, that MSI claims will reduce temperature by 10 °C. It comes with a USB-C portthree PCI Express x1 slots, and DVI and HDMI ports (for use with Ryzen desktop APUs).

The.MSI B450A-Pro is cheaper at $100 / €85 / RM 400, but lacks an I/O cover and a USB-C port. It comes with four PCI Express x1 slots, and VGA, DVI and HDMI ports (for use with Ryzen desktop APUs).

So what do YOU think? Are these MSI B450 motherboards a good fit for your 2nd Gen Ryzen processor, or do you prefer the GIGABYTE B450 AORUS PRO WiFi?

 

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MSI MEG X399 Creation + MSI Xpander-Aero Preview

If you are excited about the upcoming GIGABYTE X399 AORUS Xtreme motherboard, your jaw will drop when you see the upcoming MSI MEG X399 Creation motherboard. It is probably the most extreme (and expensive) AMD X399 Refresh motherboard at Computex 2018.

MSI threw everything but the kitchen sink into this massive X399 motherboard. But they want to stuff even more storage capabilities, so they are throwing in a free MSI Xpander-Aero card too! Let’s take a close look at both the MSI MEG X399 Creation motherboard, and the MSI Xpander-Aero card!

 

The MSI MEG X399 Creation Motherboard

MSI designed the MEG X399 Creation to be the ultimate AMD X399 Refresh motherboard. It has eight DDR4 memory slots, four PCIe x16 slots and a 19-phase digital power design with dual 8-pin EPS power connectors.

It also comes with extensive thermal monitoring and fan controls – no less than ten PWM fan controls, and three dedicated thermal sensors on board! it also comes with three M.2 slots – all cooled by a large two-piece L-shaped heatsink.

The MSI MEG X399 Creation has dual Intel Gigabit LAN ports, and built-in 802.11ac WiFi (2×2) and Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity.

MSI expects to begin production of this massive motherboard at the end of July 2018. It will have a target price of $499 / €428 / RM 2,000.

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The MSI Xpander-Aero Card

If three M.2 slots are not enough, the MSI MEG X399 Creation motherboard comes with the new MSI Xpander-Aero card bundled. This is basically MSI’s version of the ASUS Hyper M.2 X16 (Price Check) card that powered the super-fast 8TB WD SSD RAID array, enhanced with a fan. Hence, the Aero moniker.

The MSI Xpander-Aero card allows you to install up to four M.2 solid state drives, up to 22 mm x 110 mm in size. The card is also powered by an additional 6-pin PCIe power connector. It only supports NVMe SSDs and not SATA SSDs.

These drives are not just cooled by a massive heatsink, there is a large fan to keep everything running cool, preventing the drives from throttling from excessive temperatures. MSI told us that they also designed the Xpander-Aero to look like a graphics card. The downside – it takes up two slots.

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MasterAir MA620P CPU Cooler Revealed!

Cooler Master just announced the MasterAir MA620P CPU cooler that pushes the performance of air cooling beyond AIO liquid cooling. Here are the full details!

 

The MasterAir MA620P CPU Cooler

The MasterAir MA620P (Price Check) is a supercharged Cooler Master cooler. It is a combination of two built heatsinks with CDC 2.0 technology and two MasterFan MF120R RGB (Price Check) fans that is able to transfer and dissipate heat at extremely efficient levels. The MasterFan MF120R RGB fans are also certified by ASUS, Gigabyte, MSI and ASRock with their motherboard RGB feature.

Supercharged Dual Heatsink Dual ML120R RGB fans

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The MasterAir MA620P (Price Check) supercharges your CPU cooling by combining two heatsinks each accompanied by two MasterFan MF120R RGB to ensure enough air pressure brings out the heat quickly enough to continually remove heat from the CPU. An optional 3rd fan is possible to take you to the next level.

RGB Certified for ASUS, Gigabyte, MSI and ASRock

The MasterAir MA620P (Price Check) comes with two MasterFan MF120R RGB and a RGB controller. You have the option of controlling with a click of a few buttons to set the color, intensity level and effects or use the software from the motherboard manufacturer. Because Cooler Master RGB fans are fully compatible with ASUS, Gigabyte, MSI and ASRock, you are guaranteed that full system sync of RGB is possible.

 

MasterAir MA620P Price + Availability

The MasterAir MA620P is available with immediate effect. It is priced at RM 189 / ~US$ 47 only. In the United States, you can purchase it at :

  • Cooler Master MasterAir MA620P : $54.75
  • Cooler Master MasterFan MF230R RGB : $19.05

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Tech ARP Computex 2018 Live Coverage – Day Three

This is the third and last day of our LIVE COVERAGE of Computex 2018. You can follow us LIVE on the Tech ARP Facebook page or keep track on this article. 

This article will be updated live with pictures and details as and when they come in. Videos will be inserted at the end of every night, as they take time to process and upload.

 

Computex 2018 Day 3 Schedule

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM : AMD Computex 2018 Press Conference

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM : GAMDIAS

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM : MSI

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM : ADATA

3:00 PM – 5:00 PM : Nangang Walkabout

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM : Pia’s Farewell Party

8:00 PM – 9:00 PM : Cooler Master Party

 

AMD Computex 2018 Press Conference Part 1

Dr. Lisa Su kicks off her keynote speech! @ The Westin Taipei

Cisco just announced that they’re adopting AMD EPYC processors!

HP just announced that they’re going to offer their first 1P AMD EPYC Proliant servers

Tencent CEO just announced that they’re offering AMD EPYC-powered SA1 cloud service!

Scott Herkelman takes over from Dr. Lisa Su to talk about Radeon and gaming.

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Acer’s Jerry Hou shows off the Predator Helios 500 gaming laptop powered by 2nd Gen Ryzen and Radeon RX graphics.

Scott Herkelman reveals the new Radeon RX Vega 56 Nano graphics card

Jim Anderson begins his talk on the Ryzen processor family.

Kevin Lensing starts showing off new Ryzen Mobile laptops.

Ray Wah talks about Dell’s adoption of Ryzen Mobile processors in their Inspiron laptops.

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AMD Computex 2018 Press Conference Part 2

ASUS’ Marcel Campos shows off a Ryzen Mobile laptop with… wait for it… an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 GPU… LOL 

Jerry Hou talks about Lenovo’s Ryzen Mobie laptops

The 2nd Gen Ryzen Threadrilpper will have up to 32-cores and 64-threads. It’ll be available in Q3 2018!

Jim Anderson shows off the new 2nd Gen Ryzen Threadripper processor… with a delidded example.

David Wang talks about the world’s first 7nm GPU.

Introducing the AMD Radeon Instinct Vega 7nm!

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Want to see how fast the 7nm Radeon Instinct is? Wait for our video!

The new 7nm AMD Radeon Instinct is sampling now and will launch in 2H 2018!

Lisa Su announces that EPYC processor will be shrunk to 7nm.

The AMD EPYC processor Lisa held is an early sample, with sampling in Q2 and a target launch in 2019.

The 7nm EPYC processor with the 7nm Radeon Instinct Vega.

Jim Anderson with the new 2nd Gen Threadrippers!

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The GAMDIAS Showcase

We are now at the House of GAMDIAS at the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center!

This is the GAMDIAS Talks M1 case. It’s the larger of the two Talos models and has dual tempered glass panels.

This is the slightly smaller Talos E1 case, with one tempered glass door.

GAMDIAS is introducing a new Hades P1 RGB gaming mouse with Qi wireless charging capability, and the accompanying Nyx P2 RGB mouse pad.

The GAMDIAS Nyx P2 has an integrated Qi charging pad. And yes you can charge your smartphone on it too!

Close up look at the GAMDIAS P1 RGB which supports Qi wireless charging

The GAMDIAS Hades M1 here does not support Qi charging but has a 5 g x 4 weight tuning system.

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GAMDIAS is also introducing a 1200 W PSU – the Cyclops X1-1200

GAMDIAS also showed off a water cooler called Chione M1A.

All of Gamdias fans and coolers have one common feature – RGB lighting.

Their latest headset is the Hebe P1 RGB A… which boasts 7.1 virtual surround sound, 53 mm drivers and… RGB lighting!

Bae

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The MSI Showcase

Introducing the upcoming MSI GF63 gaming laptop. Powered by the 8th Gen Intel Core i7 processor and up to GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q or a GeForce GTX 1050 Ti.

This is the new MSI Prestige PS42 Limited Edition ultra-light laptop that is powered by the 8th Gen Intel Core processor and NVIDIA GeForce MX 150 graphics.

This MSI Xpander-Aero card lets you fit four NVMe SSDs with a large cooler. It’s designed to look like a graphics card.

Which MSI B360 motherboard do you prefer? Black or white?

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Coming soon – the MSI B450-A Pro motherboard.

Coming soon – the MSI B450 Tomahawk motherboard

This is the MSI MEG X399 Creation – the X399 Refresh motherboard for the upcoming 2nd Gen Threadripper.

With Pia and Emily from MSI!

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The Cooler Master Showcase

This is the highlight of the Cooler Master showcase – the GamePod concept gaming pod!

This is so awesome! 

Coming soon – the Cooler Master Cosmos C700M case

Coming soon – the Cooler Master MasterBox MB530P case, with 3 tempered glass panels.

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Cooler Master has an interesting thermoelectric liquid cooler that keeps itself below room temperature but above freezing point. They also have an interesting liquid cooler with a transparent pump impeller.

This is the Cooler Master cooler designed specifically for the 2nd Gen Threadripper.

The new Cooler Master headphones are seriously comfortable!

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Pia’s Farewell Party + Cooler Master Party!

This is only the first of three parties tonight!  @ ATT 4 FUN

Pia’s farewell party combined with the Cooler Master party and Jeffrey Lai from Acer LOL

Cheers, and all the best in Spain! Don’t forget us! 

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Computex Beauties

An EssenCore girl… 

An ASRock girl… 

Killer looks… 

How they look so good at the end of a long day, I’ll never know… 

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The MSI Coffee Lake Gaming Laptops Revealed!

The three new MSI Coffee Lake gaming laptops – MSI GS65 Stealth Thin, MSI GT75 Titan with Intel Core i9 processor and MSI GE Raider RGB Edition – are all based on the new 8th Gen Intel Core (Coffee Lake) processors. Check them out below!

 

The MSI Coffee Lake Gaming Laptops Revealed!

Introducing the new MSI Coffee Lake gaming laptops is Pia Huang, MSI Malaysia Notebook Channel Marketing Manager.

Don’t forget to check out our previews of these new MSI Coffee Lake gaming laptops :

 

The MSI GS65 Stealth Thin

The MSI GS65 Stealth Thin is the first gaming laptop to feature a 144 Hz 7 ms IPS display with 4.9 mm bezels – achieving a stunning 82% screen-to-body ratio. While the bezels are extremely thin, MSI left just enough room in the top bezel for the webcam, as opposed to being awkwardly placed within the bottom bezel.

To power the 144 Hz panel, the GS65 Stealth Thin is equipped with up to a GeForce GTX 1070 with NVIDIA Max-Q technology and the latest 8th generation Intel Core i7 processor, with up to 40% boost in performance over the previous generation.

Weighing just 1.8 kg, the GS65 Stealth Thin packs 8+ hours of battery life into the slim chassis, providing real portability not traditionally found in powerful gaming laptops. Its 82 Whr battery is one of the largest batteries available in a laptop this size.

The GS65 Stealth Thin also features a new per-key RGB keyboard designed by SteelSeries. Users can customize each key and receive real-time game status through keyboard lighting. MSI is also rolling out a massive update for Dragon Center 2.0 that comes with an exclusive gaming mode. The gaming mode now optimizes system performance and game-specific keyboard lighting for a list of supported new titles.

More info @ MSI GS65 Stealth Thin Gaming Laptop Preview

 

The MSI GE Raider RGB Edition

First announced at CES, the MSI GE63/73 Raider RGB Edition is inspired by sports cars and the love for RGB. It was crafted for ultra-illumination with RGB lighting on the top cover, keyboard and USB ports. The top cover features 24 separate zones of RGB lighting with more than 16.8 million colors available.

The GE Raider RGB Edition is configurable with up to the latest 8th generation Intel Core i7 processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 graphics. It is kept cooled by MSI Cooler Boost 5, a cooling design with dual fans and seven copper heats pipes offering the most stable experience on a laptop.

The GE Raider RGB Edition also boasts Nahimic 3 audio, Killer networking, and Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity. Additionally, the Raider can be equipped with up to a 120 Hz 3 ms display.

More info @ MSI GE63 Raider RGB 8RF Gaming Laptop Preview

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The MSI GT75 Titan with Core i9 CPU

With the introduction of the latest 8th Generation Intel processors, the GT series is taking one step further by featuring the world’s first Intel Core i9 overclocked processors in a gaming laptop. MSI coupled it with NVIDIA graphics and mechanical keyboards.

The MSI GT75 Titan is the first gaming laptop to ever feature Intel Core i9 processors. Combined with MSI’s Cooler Boost Titan cooling design, the six-core 12-thread configuration results in up to a 70% performance leap over the previous Core i7. The extra cores are especially beneficial for gamers who stream their gameplay, or for advanced multitasking workloads.

More info @ MSI GT75 Titan 8RG (Core i9) Gaming Laptop Preview

 

Price & Availability

Here are some purchase links of the new MSI Coffee Lake gaming laptops :

  • GE75 Raider (GTX 1070, 32 GB RAM, 1 TB + 2 GB) : US$ 2,625
  • GE75 Raider (GTX 1070, 32 GB RAM, 512 GB + 1 GB) : US$ 2,375
  • GE75 Raider (GTX 1070, 32 GB RAM, 256 GB + 1 GB) : US$ 2,145
  • GE63 Raider RGB (GTX 1070, 16 GB RAM, 256 GB + 1 TB) : $1,999
  • GE63 Raider RGB (GTX 1060, 16 GB RAM, 256 GB + 1 TB) : $1,699
  • GE63 Raider RGB (GTX 1060, 16 GB RAM, 128 GB + 1 TB) : $1,599
  • GS65 Stealth Thin (GTX 1070, 32 GB RAM, 1 TB SSD) : US$ 2,999
  • GS65 Stealth Thin (GTX 1070, 32 GB RAM, 512 GB SSD) : US$ 2,499
  • GS65 Stealth Thin (GTX 1070, 16 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD) : US$ 2,099
  • GS65 Stealth Thin (GTX 1060, 16 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD) : US$ 1,799
  • GT75 Titan (i9-8950HK, GTX 1080, 32 GB, 1 TB + 1 TB) : US$ 4,499
  • GT75 Titan (i9-8950HK, GTX 1080, 32 GB, 512 GB + 1 TB) : US$ 3,999
  • GT75 Titan (i9-8950HK, GTX 1080, 16 GB, 1 TB HDD) : US$ 3,299
  • GT75 Titan (i7-8850H, GTX 1080, 16 GB, 1 TB HDD) : US$ 2,799
  • GT75 Titan (i7-8850H, GTX 1070, 16 GB, 1 TB HDD) : US$ 2,399

 

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MSI GS65 Stealth Thin Gaming Laptop Preview

MSI just revealed the world’s first gaming laptop with a 144 Hz display – the MSI GS65 Stealth Thin! It is not only thin and light (as gaming laptops go), it has an astounding 8 hours of battery life! Find out more in our hands-on preview of this powerful gaming laptop!

 

The MSI GS65 Stealth Thin Gaming Laptop

The MSI GS65 Stealth Thin (Price Check) is the first gaming laptop to feature a 144 Hz 7 ms IPS display with 4.9 mm bezels – achieving a stunning 82% screen-to-body ratio. While the bezels are extremely thin, MSI left just enough room in the top bezel for the webcam, as opposed to being awkwardly placed within the bottom bezel.

To power the 144 Hz panel, it is equipped with up to a GeForce GTX 1070 with NVIDIA Max-Q technology and the latest 8th generation Intel Core i7 processor, with up to 40% boost in performance over the previous generation.

Weighing just 1.88 kg, the GS65 Stealth Thin (Price Check) packs 8+ hours of battery life into the slim chassis, providing real portability not traditionally found in powerful gaming laptops. Its 82 Whr battery is one of the largest batteries available in a laptop this size.

The MSI GS65 Stealth Thin (Price Check) also features a new per-key RGB keyboard designed by SteelSeries. Users can customize each key and receive real-time game status through keyboard lighting.

  • Latest 8th Gen. Intel Core i7 processor
  • Windows 10 Home / Windows 10 Pro
  • 15.6″ Full HD (1920×1080), 144Hz 7ms, IPS-Level gaming display panel (Optional)
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  • World’s first 144Hz thin bezel gaming laptop
  • All new Dragon Center with exclusive gaming mode
  • Per-Key RGB gaming keyboard by Steelseries
  • Productivity 8+ hours battery life
  • Sound by Dynaudio and High-Resolution Audio ready
  • 360° virtual surround sound powered by Nahimic 3
  • Ultra thin 17.9mm, ultra light 1.88 kg
  • Xsplit Gamecaster free premium license for 1 year
  • WTFast free premium license for 2 months

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MSI GS65 Stealth Thin Specifications

SpecificationsMSI GS65 Stealth Thin 8RFOptional
Display15.6" Full HD IPS display
- 1920 x 1080 pixels
- 144 Hz refresh rate
- 7 ms response time
Operating SystemMicrosoft Windows 10 HomeMicrosoft Windows 10 Professional
CPUIntel Core i7-8750H
ChipsetIntel HM370
Memory8 GB DDR4-2400 SDRAM16 GB DDR4-2666 SDRAM
32 GB DDR4-2666 SDRAM
GraphicsNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (8 GB GDDR5)
Storage512 GB NVMe SSD
ConnectivityLAN : Killer DoubleShot PRO Gbps LAN
WiFi : Killer 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 5.0
AudioNahimic 3 Audio Technology
- 2 x 2 W speakers
WebcamHD webcam
- 1280 x 720 @ 30 fps
IO Ports1 x Type-C (USB 3.1 Gen 2 / DP / Thunderbolt 3)
3 x Type-A USB 3.1 Gen 1
1 x RJ45
1 x (4K @ 60Hz) HDMI
1 x Mini-DisplayPort
KeyboardSteelSeries Keyboard
- per-key RGB backlight
Battery4-cell 82 Whr lithium-ion battery
AC Adaptpr180 W slim power adaptor
Dimensions357.7 mm wide
247.7 mm deep
17.9 mm thick
Weight1.88 kg

 

MSI GS65 Stealth Thin Price & Availability

The MSI GS65 Stealth Thin (Price Check) gaming laptop is priced at RM 10,688 (including 6% GST) / ~US$ 2,740. If you are in the US, here are some purchase options :

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  • GS65 Stealth Thin (GTX 1070, 32 GB RAM, 1 TB SSD) : US$ 2,999
  • GS65 Stealth Thin (GTX 1070, 32 GB RAM, 512 GB SSD) : US$ 2,499
  • GS65 Stealth Thin (GTX 1070, 16 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD) : US$ 2,099
  • GS65 Stealth Thin (GTX 1060, 16 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD) : US$ 1,799

 

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MSI GT75 Titan 8RG (Core i9) Gaming Laptop Preview

MSI just introduced the world’s first gaming laptop with an overclocked Intel Core i9 processor – the MSI GT75 Titan! Check out our preview of this gaming behemoth, and its key features!

 

The MSI GT75 Titan 8RG Gaming Laptop

The MSI GT75 Titan (Price Check) is the first gaming laptop to ever feature Intel Core i9 processors. Combined with MSI’s Cooler Boost Titan cooling design, the six-core 12-thread configuration results in up to a 70% performance leap. The extra cores are especially beneficial for gamers who stream their gameplay, or for advanced multitasking workloads.

The MSI GT75 Titan (Price Check) also boasts a SteelSeries mechanical keyboard with RGB backlighting. It has a 3 mm key travel distance, with only 1.5 mm for actuation. The SteelSeries Engine 3 utility offers per-key control of the RGB backlighting.

For your gaming enjoyment, you get the choice of a Full HD display with 120 Hz refresh rate, and 3 ms response time, with 94% NTSC colour gamut… or a ultra high-resolution 4K UHD display. If that’s not enough, you can hook the GT75 Titan (Price Check) with up to 3 external 4K displays!

  • Latest 8th Gen. Intel Core i9 processor (optional)
  • Windows 10 Home / Windows 10 Pro
  • Latest NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB GDDR5X with desktop level performance
  • Rapid Mechanical RGB Keyboard by SteelSeries with faster than ever reaction
  • Per-Key RGB Backlight customization with SteelSeries Engine 3
  • World’s 1st Killer enabled Aquantia Multi-Gig for perfect gaming internet solution
  • 17.3″ Full HD (1920×1080) display with 120 Hz refresh rate and 3ms response time (optional)
  • 17.3″ 4K (3840×2160) display with 100% Adobe RGB (optional)
  • [adrotate group=”2″]Exclusive Cooler Boost TITAN cooling technology
  • Thunderbolt 3 supporting 40Gbps ultra speed data transfer rate, 4K@60Hz monitor output, and portable charging power up to 5V/3A with USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C universal plug
  • Dragon Center 2.0
  • Easy Overclocking with MSI SHIFT Technology (optional)
  • Exclusive ESS SABRE HiFi DAC for lossless, high-quality audio
  • Nahimic 3 Audio Technology delivering 360⁰ immersive audio experience
  • Sound by Dynaudio system
  • True Color 2.0 Technology for increased color contrast and greater image detail
  • Matrix Display supporting surround mode and 4K output up to 3 external monitors
  • MSI X Boost technology supports faster storage access speed
  • Ultimate sci-fi inspired gaming aesthetics
  • XSplit Gamecaster free premium license for 1 year
  • WTFast free premium license for 2 months

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The MSI GT75 Titan 8RG Specifications

SpecificationsMSI GT75 Titan 8RGOptional
Display17.3" Full HD IPS display
- 1920 x 1080 pixels
- 120 Hz refresh rate
- 3 ms response time
17.3" Ultra HD IPS display
- 3840 x 2160 pixels
Operating SystemMicrosoft Windows 10 HomeMicrosoft Windows 10 Professional
CPUIntel Core i9-8950HK
ChipsetIntel CM246
Memory16 GB DDR4-2666 SDRAM32 GB DDR4-2666 SDRAM
64 GB DDR4-2400 SDRAM
GraphicsNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (8 GB GDDR5X)NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 SLI (8 GB GDDR5X)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (8 GB GDDR5X)
Storage256 GB NVMe SSD
1 TB SATA HDD (7200 RPM)
512 GB NVMe SSD
1 TB SATA HDD (7200 RPM)
ConnectivityLAN : Killer MultiGIG 10 Gbps LAN
WiFi : Killer 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 5.0
AudioNahimic 3 Audio Technology
- 2 x 3 W speakers
- 1 x 5 W woofer
WebcamFull HD webcam
- 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps
IO Ports1 x Type-C (USB 3.1 Gen 2 / DP / Thunderbolt 3)
5 x Type-A USB 3.1 Gen 2
1 x RJ45
1 x SD (XC/HC)
1 x (4K @ 60Hz) HDMI
1 x Mini-DisplayPort
KeyboardSteelSeries Mechanical Keyboard
- per-key RGB backlight
Battery8-cell 80 Whr lithium-ion battery
AC Adaptpr2 x 230 W power adaptor
Dimensions428 mm wide
314 mm deep
58 mm thick
Weight4.56 kg

MSI GT75 Titan Price & Availability

Here are the recommended prices in Malaysia :

  • GT75 Titan 8RF (GTX 1070 SLI, 32 GB RAM, 512 GB + 1 TB) : RM 21,999 / ~US$ 5,640
  • GT75 Titan 8RG (GTX 1080, 16 GB RAM, 256 GB + 1 TB) : RM 15,999 / ~US$ 4,102
  • GT75 Titan 8RF (GTX 1070, 16 GB RAM, 256 GB + 1 TB) : RM 12,099 / ~US$ 3,102

Here are some purchase options for those in the US :

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  • GT75 Titan (i9-8950HK, GTX 1080, 32 GB, 1 TB + 1 TB) : US$ 4,499
  • GT75 Titan (i9-8950HK, GTX 1080, 32 GB, 512 GB + 1 TB) : US$ 3,999
  • GT75 Titan (i9-8950HK, GTX 1080, 16 GB, 1 TB HDD) : US$ 3,299
  • GT75 Titan (i7-8850H, GTX 1080, 16 GB, 1 TB HDD) : US$ 2,799
  • GT75 Titan (i7-8850H, GTX 1070, 16 GB, 1 TB HDD) : US$ 2,399

 

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MSI GE63 Raider RGB 8RF Gaming Laptop Preview

The MSI GE63 Raider RGB Edition gaming laptop was first revealed at CES 2018, featuring a sports car-inspired design and RGB lighting. We had some time with it at the launch event, so check out our hands-on video of the Raider RGB Edition and its key specifications!

 

The MSI GE63 Raider RGB 8RF Gaming Laptop

First announced at CES, the MSI GE63 Raider RGB Edition (Price Check) is inspired by sports cars and the love for RGB lighting. It was crafted for ultra-illumination with RGB lighting on the top cover, keyboard and USB ports. The top cover features 24 separate zones of RGB lighting with more than 16.8 million colours to choose from!