MSI Nightblade Compact Mini-ITX Gaming System Reviewed

MSI Nightblade Compact Mini-ITX Gaming System Reviewed

8.5

The MSI Nightblade is a compact barebone mini-ITX system featuring the Z87I Gaming AC board, bundled with a 650W Gold Plus PSU and a slot-load ODD. Just choose your own CPU, memory, graphics card and storage options to complete this mini gaming system, but can it compete with regular full sized systems? Find out in our review!

Upclose with MSI's New Intel 9 Series Chipset Motherboards

Upclose with MSI's New Intel 9 Series Chipset Motherboards

We are at a special event in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, to check out MSI’s latest motherboards that are based on Intel’s new 9 Series chipset. Apart from checking out MSI’s latest offerings, we also learn more about the company’s strategy and plans for the year ahead.

High-End Intel Z87 Motherboard Shootout

High-End Intel Z87 Motherboard Shootout

The launch of the 4th generation Intel Core processors brought with it a new LGA 1150 CPU socket and the Intel 8-series motherboards. We rounded up the top-end Intel Z87-based motherboards from five manufacturers (ASRock, ASUS, ECS, Gigabyte, MSI) and put them through their paces. Find out who came out on top!

ASUS and MSI Top-End AMD Radeon R9 290X Graphics Cards Compared

ASUS and MSI Top-End AMD Radeon R9 290X Graphics Cards Compared

Based on the new AMD R9 290X "Hawaii" GPU, we lined up two graphics cards from ASUS and MSI respectively. As the top of the line models, they sport custom cooling solutions and other distinguishing features to make them stand out from the crowd. Dive in and find out how they compete against each other!

MSI GeForce GTX 780Ti Gaming 3G - Shoring Up The Gaming Series

MSI GeForce GTX 780Ti Gaming 3G - Shoring Up The Gaming Series

8.5

The MSI GeForce GTX 780Ti Gaming 3G graphics card is the latest NVIDIA GeForce card added to its Gaming series. It has three operating modes, configured using MSI's exclusive Gaming App. Right out of the box, it operates in OC mode, with its GK110 core rated at 1020MHz. Find out if it can outdo its competitors from ASUS and Gigabyte!

The Great Gaming Notebook Shootout of 2013

The Great Gaming Notebook Shootout of 2013

Thanks to advances in CPU and GPU technology, gaming notebooks have never been more powerful. We pit the best of the best from Aftershock, ASUS, Dell, MSI, Razer and Toshiba against each other in a battle to the death to find out which is best.

MSI Beat It 2013 Grand Finals - Battle of the Titans

MSI Beat It 2013 Grand Finals - Battle of the Titans

Held at Shijingshan Stadium, Beijing, from the 22nd to 24th November, the MSI Beat It 2013 tournament saw 17 top CS:GO teams from different parts of the world gather to compete against one another in a bid to win the grand prize of US$10,000 and five MSI GE70 gaming laptops loaded with WD SSHDs. We give you a rundown of what took place.

First Looks: MSI Z87M Gaming Motherboard - A Nifty Package

First Looks: MSI Z87M Gaming Motherboard - A Nifty Package

The MSI Z87M Gaming motherboard features the Intel Z87 chipset, and comes in the nifty microATX form factor. Targeted at gamers who need to build a compact gaming system for the living room, the board can also double up as a high-end HTPC. Read on to check out its features!

MSI Master Overclocking Arena 2013 - Breaking World Records

MSI Master Overclocking Arena 2013 - Breaking World Records

MSI's yearly Master Overclocking Arena is back! Team HardwareZone was present in Taipei, Taiwan to witness the action over two days of "classic" and "freestyle" battles that determined the winners of the 2013 competition. Read on to find out what took place!

MSI R9 280X Gaming 3G - A Decent Choice

MSI R9 280X Gaming 3G - A Decent Choice

8.5

The MSI R9 280X Gaming is the first graphics card from the company's Gaming series to be based on the new series of AMD GPUs. The card features a slightly overclocked core at 1020MHz, but has an OC mode to get it up to 1050MHz. Find out how this card fared in our trials.

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