Native SATA 6Gbit/s Arrives - AMD 890GX Motherboards Examined

Native SATA 6Gbit/s Arrives - AMD 890GX Motherboards Examined

AMD has refreshed its 790GX chipset with the newer 890GX. On paper, it appears to be a minor upgrade similar to what AMD did with the 785G. We check out the chipset differences with two boards from Gigabyte and MSI.

ATI Radeon HD 5770 Duel - MSI vs. PowerColor

ATI Radeon HD 5770 Duel - MSI vs. PowerColor

The ATI Radeon HD 5770 might be a bit of a disappointment when we first reviewed it, but it's still a mighty competent mid to high-end graphics card. Vendors are now coming up with their own customized designs and we've two fine examples from MSI and PowerColor to do battle.

Ride the Lightning - MSI R5870 Lightning

Ride the Lightning - MSI R5870 Lightning

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Most Overclockable Product

The MSI R5870 Lightning is the latest addition to MSI's line of extreme, hardcore-only Lightning edition of graphics cards. It is fitted with military-class materials that are supposed to better withstand the strains of overclocking. We ride the lightning to find out just how good it is.

ATI Radeon HD 5670 Shootout - Mainstream Battle Royale

ATI Radeon HD 5670 Shootout - Mainstream Battle Royale

ATI's new Radeon HD 5670 promises to bring affordable DirectX 11 gaming to the masses. So today we take a look at six of the newest offerings from the biggest names. ASUS, Gigabyte, HIS, MSI, PowerColor, and Sapphire, have all been summoned to our mainstream battle royale!

First Looks: MSI H57M-ED65 mATX Motherboard

First Looks: MSI H57M-ED65 mATX Motherboard

A new wave of Intel processors hit the market earlier this month at the annual Consumer Electronics Show and along with these new Socket LGA1156, dual-core mainstream models for both the mobile and desktop, there are new chipsets to support them. Indeed, there are plenty of new model names to add to the jargon but here to shed some light, we present you with the MSI H57M-ED65, which is based on the Intel H57 Express.

Harnessing the Hydra - MSI Big Bang Fuzion

Harnessing the Hydra - MSI Big Bang Fuzion

Mixing and matching two disparate graphics cards from different vendors becomes a reality with the Big Bang Fuzion, MSI's high-end P55 motherboard. Lucid's Hydra engine makes all this possible but does it work as well as it claims?

Creating a Bang - MSI Trinergy P55 Motherboard Preview

Creating a Bang - MSI Trinergy P55 Motherboard Preview

The Big Bang is here! MSI's latest high-end motherboard has reached our lab but it's just not what we had been expecting. There's no Lucid Hydra 200 chip on this board, though it does support 3-way SLI. Check out our preview of the other Big Bang motherboard, the MSI Trinergy.

An Average Joe - MSI 785GM-E51

An Average Joe - MSI 785GM-E51

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With its updated integrated graphics core, AMD's 785G chipset has been embraced wholeheartedly by vendors looking to capitalize on its mainstream appeal. MSI for instance has four variants available and today, we'll be looking at an AM3 version, the MSI 785GM-E51.

Intel P55 Motherboard Shootout - The New Mainstream

Intel P55 Motherboard Shootout - The New Mainstream

With the new mainstream Lynnfield processors lowering the price of entry for Intel's current platform, it's time to look at the rest of the supporting cast. Today, we bring together five of the top P55 motherboards from major vendors to find out which one deserves to be in your next PC.

MSI Lets the Genie out - P55 Launch @ VivoCity

MSI Lets the Genie out - P55 Launch @ VivoCity

Showing off its latest mainstream P55 motherboards, MSI took the opportunity to demonstrate to local hardware enthusiasts the new features on these motherboards. Key among them is an auto overclocking utility - OC Genie, that looks to have succeeded beyond our expectations.

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