1. cageymaru

    MSI Releases AMD X470 and B450 Bios Updates for AMD Raven Ridge Processors

    MSI has announced new bios updates for its AMD X470 and B450 motherboards that support the upcoming AMD Raven Ridge processors. These models include the AMD Athlon 200GE, 220GE, and 240GE APUs. The updated BIOS version is prepared to support the future AMD Athlon 200GE, 220GE, and 240GE APUs...
  2. FrgMstr

    MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Ti GAMING X TRIO Review @ [H]

    MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Ti GAMING X TRIO Review The MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Ti GAMING X TRIO takes the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti to new heights in performance and overclocking. We’ve got Metro Exodus NVIDIA Ray Tracing performance, 1440p and 4K gameplay, and we compare this video card overclocked as well...
  3. cageymaru

    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Review

    Sebastian Peak of PC Perspective has reviewed the mainstream NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti. The video card does not have support for RTX features such as DXR and DLSS, but still delivers impressive performance. The MSI GTX 1660 Ti GAMING X matched the GTX 1070 Ti in performance in some benchmarks...
  4. Erebus

    Which manufacturer has the best long term BIOS support (gaming oriented)?

    As the title asks, who has the best long term/after sale BIOS update/driver support for gaming oriented motherboards (I'm processor brand agnostic)? Likely a super subjective question, but I've been out of the game since about 2008. From what I can see from forum surfing, ASUS seems to be a...
  5. nodle

    MSI Mystic Lighting - Disable in bios?

    I can't seem to find a clear answer online, but say when you buy a B450 Tomahawk from MSI I see it has a red l.e.d. strip on the backside. Does this come on by default or do you have to install the Mystic Lightning software to make it work? Is there something in the bios to disable it if not...
  6. cageymaru

    The Official MSI Radeon VII 16G Product Page Is Now Live

    MSI has officially released the product page for its upcoming 7 nm AMD Radeon VII 16G card. The MSI version of the Radeon VII will feature a boost clock of 1750MHz, base clock of 1400MHz, and 2.0 Gbps memory speed. As with all Radeon VII cards, 16GB of HBM2 memory will be available for gamers...
  7. S

    FS: Four NVIDIA GTX 1060s 6GB MSI and EVGA

    All cards SOLD Both EVGA cards sold 4/4. Both MSI cards sold 2/19. Up for sale are four one NVIDIA GTX 1060 with 6GB of RAM. Was used for mining zcash, 6-9 months, and not overclocked. Two One EVGA and two MSI, with the original box. EVGA: 06G-P4-6161-KR MSI: 1060 6GT OCV1 Asking for $165...
  8. cageymaru

    AMD Radeon VII Unboxing Video

    The PC-ONES team from Japan has released an unboxing video on their YouTube channel for the AMD Radeon VII graphics card which is manufactured on the TSMC 7 nm process node. The GPU is revealed at the 54:40 mark of the video. The 16GB AMD Radeon VII officially launches February 7, 2019 for $699...
  9. FrgMstr

    MSI GeForce RTX 2060 GAMING Z Video Card Review @ [H]

    MSI GeForce RTX 2060 GAMING Z Video Card Review We’ve got a fast factory overclocked MSI GeForce RTX 2060 GAMING Z video card to review today. We’ll take it through its paces in many games, and find out how it performs, including overclocking performance with the competition. Does the RTX 2060...
  10. cageymaru

    HyperX Sets DDR4 Overclocking World Record at 5608MHz

    HyperX, the gaming division of Kingston Technology Company Inc., today announced its Predator DDR4 memory was used to set a new overclocking world record for the fastest DDR4 memory frequency at 5608MHz. The record was set by overclocker "TOPPC" of MSI using a single HyperX Predator DDR4 8G...
  11. W

    FS: Fujifilm XF 23mm, JBL ACTPACK, ROCKIT 88 1151/1150 Delid & Relid kit

  12. FrgMstr

    MSI X399 Creation Threadripper Build - Start to Finish

    MSI X399 Creation Threadripper Build - Start to Finish Building a new computer for yourself is always fun. We had the chance to do it ourselves recently, and we decided to document the entire process on video. We use the MSI MEG X399 Creation motherboard and the MSI RTX 2080 Sea Hawk as the...
  13. cageymaru

    NVIDIA GeForce Hotfix Driver Version 417.58 Has Been Released

    The NVIDIA GeForce Hotfix driver version 417.58 has been released and it addresses the following issues: Black screen when resuming from monitor sleep on some DisplayPort monitors. Windows 7: FPS drop when G-sync is used with V-sync in games. Shadow of the Tomb Raider: Fixes occasional...
  14. FrgMstr

    MSI Sea Hawk RTX 2080 Overclocking @ [H]

    MSI Sea Hawk RTX 2080 Overclocking MSI sent over its new Sea Hawk RTX 2080 card for use in a build video. This is a fair simple RTX card build that is purchased with a pre-installed All-In-One cooler. We wanted to see how well it overclocked and spent a night of gaming in order to do that and...
  15. FrgMstr

    MSI MEG Z390 ACE Motherboard Review @ [H]

    MSI MEG Z390 ACE Motherboard Review The MSI Enthusiast Gaming lineup expands once again with two Z390 offerings for Intel’s latest 9000 series CPUs. The MEG boards offer a blend of quality, features, with power delivery, and overclocking in mind. MSI has certainly raised the bar for its...
  16. cageymaru

    Latest MSI Bios Unlocks the Multiplier on the $55 AMD Athlon 200GE CPU

    TechEphiphany on YouTube has released a video that shows how to overclock the previously multiplier locked $55 AMD Athlon 200GE with Radeon Vega 3 Graphics. The MSI B350M Gaming Pro motherboard was updated to the latest AGESA 1006 BIOS. The options to overclock the processor were present after...
  17. AlphaAtlas

    New Versions of MSI Afterburner Add OC Scanner and Scanline Sync

    The beta build of MSI Afterburner recently added support for Nvidia's OC Scanner tool. We covered EVGA's incarnation of the tool in our RTX 2080 overclocking preview, but it a nutshell, it automatically tests your GPU at 4 different voltages and creates a voltage/frequency curve that represents...
  18. G

    PSA:'s own web-store shipped "non-authorized HK" video cards to the US

    Long time [H]ard reader, first time poster. About a year ago I decided to purchase a Corsair Hydro GFX GTX 1080 Ti based on the HardOCP review and I believe this post is relevant because I suspect other readers may have done the same. I recommend that anyone who has a Corsair 1080 Ti contact...
  19. IdiotInCharge

    MSI RTX2080Ti Sea Hawk (hybrid) listed on the 'Egg!

    MSI RTX2080Ti Sea Hawk currently out of stock for US$1399. This is the card I would get to replace my 1080Ti Sea Hawk- if I were up for it :D.
  20. LGabrielPhoto

    Frustrated picking a Z390 mobo due to these issues...

    Hello! So I was all set on the Asus z390 Hero BUT at least based on the latest test from "hardware unboxed", it runs much hotter than the other boards and the design seems inferior yet it has what most people claim to be the best bios. Then I started looking at the MSI Ace BUT I just read that...
  21. McCHillin

    Barebones 1070 laptop $882

    MSI GE63VR-7RF for $890.99 edit:882.08 I5-7300q/GTX1070/no RAM/no drives/supposedly mint condition. I found it while I was looking for parts for a laptop I bought yesterday. Double check with seller that it has GTX 1070 before you buy! Not my post, but thought I'd leave it here EDIT: as per...
  22. AlphaAtlas

    MSI MEG Z390 ACE Unboxing and Intel 9000 CPU Discussion

    We take a look at the MSI MEG Z390 ACE motherboard, and discuss Intel's 9000-series Coffee Lake refresh. Check it out in the video here.
  23. S

    Good 550W PSU + 1080 Ti?

    Hey guys, My 2080 Ti FE is due to arrive today and I am faced with the reality of potentially losing my dear MSI GTX 1080 Ti Lightning Z...I have a secondary box with a 5820K (OC'd to 4.2GHz, AIO water cooled, 64GB RAM, 3 SSDs - it used to be a VMware ESX box) and an EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550W PSU...
  24. Q

    MSI GTX 1060 Gaming 6GB Almost like new - asking $185 shipped

    SOLD to John1701
  25. cageymaru

    AMD September Motherboard Shipments Up 15% in China as Demand Increases

    According to Weng Wei of China Times, AMD motherboard sales were up 15% during the month of September in China as the growth trend more than doubled. This has led to the price of AMD processors increasing from 30% to 50% within the region. The price of high-end AMD motherboards has increased...
  26. cageymaru

    Demand for AMD Chipset Motherboards in China Causes Supply Shortage

    According to a report from EXPreview, the sudden demand for lower end AMD motherboards in China is causing a supply shortage. The A320 chipset is nearly completely out of stock due to special bundling deals with the A8-9600 APU. The B450 models are in short supply also as motherboard...
  27. FrgMstr

    MSI MEG X399 Creation Threadripper Motherboard Review @ [H]

    MSI MEG X399 Creation Threadripper Motherboard Review MSI’s MEG X399 CREATION motherboard gets put to the test like no motherboard we’ve ever reviewed to date. We beat the hell out of this motherboard on all of our test benches over the last month. We used the MEG for most all our Threadripper...
  28. F

    Issues overclocking TR 2990WX using MSI x399 MEG Creation MB

    Hello, I'm a new member, although I've been visiting this place quite often. I have issues overclocking either manually or with Precision Boost override. Here are some of the specs before going into details: TR 2990WX, MSI x399 MEG Creation, Seasonic 1000W Gold PSU, Noctua TR4 cooler, 64 GB RAM...
  29. FrgMstr

    MSI B350I PRO AC Ryzen Motherboard Review @ [H]

    MSI B350I PRO AC Ryzen Motherboard Review While we might be late to the party with a B350 review, we were running tests with it and were so impressed we thought we would put it through the full review process. MSI’s B350I PRO AC might just have been worth the wait. How does this inexpensive...
  30. FrgMstr

    MSI NVIDIA RTX GPU Series Introduction

    MSI is teasing us with its upcoming RTX 20XX series of video cards. We have Aero, Ventus, GamingX Trio, Duke, and Seahawk.
  31. FrgMstr

    MSI MEG X399 Creation for 2nd Gen Threadripper

    We have been hammering on the MSI MEG X399 Creation motherboard with all sorts of 2nd Gen Threadripper for a about a week now, and it has not missed a beat. MSI did just get its product page posted on this board if you are interested, and video to show off its highlights as well. We got in too...
  32. cageymaru

    Competition Heats up in the Global Gaming Notebook Market

    Asustek and MSI have previously dominated the global gaming notebook sector, but that is changing according to Digitimes. First tier notebook makers such as HP, Dell, Acer and Lenovo have unveiled new gaming notebooks that are directly competing with the offerings from MSI and Asustek. Lenovo...
  33. cageymaru

    MSI Leaks Intel 9000 Series Compatibility Chart for Z370 Motherboards

    MSI web genies has made a boo-boo and posted that "MSI Z370 Motherboards are Optimized for Intel 9000 Processors." Well as far as I know Intel 9000 processors are still unannounced. So either Intel forgot to launch them or MSI jumped the gun. :D Thanks PCWorld. MSI, the world leading gaming...
  34. cageymaru

    MSI B450 Motherboards Support AM4 Processors with More Than 8 Cores

    According to this MSI promotional video for their upcoming B450 motherboard release, the AM4 socket will support a CPU with more than 8 cores in the future. The graphic occurs near the 55 second mark of the video. Preliminary testing has shown that the X470 motherboards have much more robust...
  35. FrgMstr

    MSI X470 Gaming M7 AC AMD Ryzen Motherboard Review @ [H]

    MSI X470 Gaming M7 AC AMD Ryzen Motherboard Review MSI’s X470 Gaming M7 AC has a lot going for it with Precision Boost 2. It’s gaming and overclocking focus makes for a compelling option in a competitive sea of motherboard options for AMD’s new Ryzen processors. It has performance and looks as...
  36. S

    FS: 2500K + 8GB Corsair DDR3 + MSI P67A Motherboard

    Recently upgraded to Ryzen 2600X system and have the parts below available for sale. Old system was running fine no issues. I prefer to sell all parts together but will consider individual offers after. Live in Central Florida (Orlando/Cocoa Beach) if local pickup preferred. CPU:2500K (ran at...
  37. FrgMstr

    MSI - Game Without Compromise Promotion

    MSI has been a long-time advertiser on HardOCP, and without its support and many others, we would not still be here all these years later. So this is a blatant plug! Hey, at least we are honest about it, not something that you will find. MSI is running a Promotion with Intel: Purchase a...
  38. S

    MSI X99S XPOWER AC Spectre/Meltdown BIOS?

    Hey guys, Back in January MSI put out a press release that they were coming out with a new BIOS for a ton of mobos - including my X99S XPOWER AC - - however, the firmware mentioned (E7881IMS.1C0)...
  39. G

    Asus Prime X470-Pro or MSI Gaming Pro Carbon?

    Hi. Guys I need some help. Looking to get a new X470 MB. Will be pairing it with 2700x. Not an overclocker. Will probably run CPU on clock speeds. My budget is $180 Max. I've singled out Asus Prime X470-Pro and MSI Gaming Pro Carbon. Both can do SLI, Crossfire, have NVME support. RGB headers...
  40. DooKey

    AMD Launches the Combat Crate

    Just a few days ago we reported on the leak of a new bundle from AMD called the Combat Crate that contains a Radeon GPU, Ryzen CPU, and MSI motherboard. I'm happy to report that the leak was indeed true and AMD has launched the bundle and website. If you want to pick one up you can go to Amazon...