MSI Outshines All at COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2012

Type: MSI News
Lastest Updated: Sun, 10 Jun 2012


The Award-Winning Lineup Draws Global Attention

Industry, CA – June 10, 2012 — As Asia's largest computer exhibition, COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2012 kicked off its 32nd year from June 5-9 at the Taipei World Trade Center Nangang Exhibition Hall. The world-renowned ICT manufacturer MSI showcased a comprehensive lineup of cutting-edge products. This year's lineup featured high-end motherboards for overclocking enthusiasts, graphics cards with innovative TransThermal thermal design, the COMPUTEX award-winning gaming laptop, the Slider S20 Ultrabook concept tablet, the spectacular 27-inch multimedia All-in-One PC, and power-efficient 2U 4-node servers.

According to MSI, the launch of Intel Z77 chipset, AMD/NVIDIA 28nm GPU and the highly-anticipated Windows 8 will undoubtedly drive the need for computer upgrade. MSI's Z77A-GD65 motherboard, winner of the prestigious Tom's Hardware Approved Award, and its GT70 gaming laptop, the only double honoree of the Best Choice Award and Media's Choice Award, are undoubtedly the top choices for computer upgrade. MSI's unparalleled technical strengths as well as its stylish designs have won international acclaim and numerous awards. Such recognition will propel MSI's growth, and its products will bring Taiwan's technological capabilities to world attention.

MSI Windows 8-ready Motherboard Unlocks OC Potential

MSI debuted its brand new X79/Z77 MPower motherboards which have passed three rigorous overclocking burn-in tests, bringing an all new desktop computing experience to users. MSI also displayed its AMD series motherboard A85XA-G65, which is the first to implement Hybrid Digital Power architecture, providing users with richer overclocking control options. With the release of Microsoft's upcoming Windows 8 operating system, MSI was able to present a series of Windows 8-ready motherboards.

• All new MPower series – Changing the Game of Overclocking:
MSI demonstrated all-new X79/Z77 MPower motherboards. The MPower motherboards boast the "OC Certified" and "OC-in-Warranty" which means that they have passed rigorous tests for a safe overclocking guarantee. These motherboards have been put through a strenuous burn-in test with the CPU operating under high overclocked speed, and have been tested under hours of continuous stress-testing with water cooling, allowing the motherboard to maintain stability under high overclocking operations. By choosing MSI MPower motherboards, users can not only benefit from the performance upgrades made easy by overclocking, but can also enjoy the superior system stability provided by MSI motherboards using this industry-first testing process.

• A85XA-G65 – The first MSI AMD motherboard equipped with Hybrid Digital Power:
A85XA-G65 motherboard was another focus on display, featuring the new AMD Trinity APU. With the inclusion of Military Class III components, this is the first AMD chipset motherboard equipped with Hybrid Digital Power design that provides the highest quality and stability. This power infrastructure allows precise voltage adjustment options for overclocking, achieving better performance via power stability. The board also includes MSI's exclusive one-second overclocking technology OC Genie II, allowing users to significantly scale up system performance.


• Z77A-GD65 Motherboard – Tom's Hardware Approved:
MSI's Military Class III Z77 motherboards use certified Military Class III components including built-in double over-temperature protection by DrMOS II, allowing it to work safely even under extreme loads. It provides users with the best quality and maximum stability. These Military Class III motherboards' excellent overclocking abilities are unanimously praised by major media. This was especially evident during the testing of six major motherboard brands for the Z77 motherboard performed by Tom's Hardware. In this test, the Z77A-GD65 defeated all of its competitors and displayed the best overclocking results, lowest idle power consumption, and lowest temperatures. Tom's Hardware said about the ultimate performance: "MSI's Z77A-GD65 edges out the competition for maximum CPU clock." These results confirm that the MSI Military Class III Z77 motherboards are the best choice for overclocking enthusiasts.
(Image source: Tom's Hardware)

Innovative TransThermal Graphics Card: A Must-have for Enthusiasts

MSI displayed the all new GTX 680 Lightning featuring exclusive Unlocked Digital Power architecture as well as the HD 7870 Hawk with performance that rivals the flagship Lightning card. The Power Edition series features Triple Overvoltage and Enhanced Power design, as well as Twin Frozr IV thermal design with Dust Removal technology and exclusive Propeller Blade technology. Additionally, the industry's first TransThermal design allows additional fans to be added or removed when necessary. To highlight world-class performance, Futuremark® - the world leader in performance benchmarking software - and MSI showcased the world's first look at 3DMark for Windows 8 featuring DirectX 11.1 effects with GTX 680 Lightning!

• HD 7770 Dual-Fan Graphics Card – Double Cooling Performance:
MSI showcased new HD 7770 series graphics cards, featuring the Radeon HD 7700 GPU based on AMD's latest 28nm process with support for PCI Express Gen3. HD 7700 graphics card supports core voltage adjustment, and core frequency can be overclocked by up to 32.4% by using MSI's exclusive Afterburner graphics card overclocking utility! MSI's HD 7700 series graphics cards also feature a customized dual-fan thermal design that effectively reduces the GPU operating temperature and ensures stable performance. Integrated support for 3D video, high-quality DisplayPort 1.2 and HDMI 1.4a outputs, along with AMD's exclusive Eyefinity multiple display output technologies make these graphics cards the perfect choice for enthusiasts.

• World's First Look – GTX 680 Lightning and 3DMark for Windows 8: The new HD 7970/GTX 680 Lightning and HD 7870 Hawk were also placed on display. The Unlocked Digital Power architecture's Unlocked BIOS, digital PWM chip, exclusive GPU Reactor and improved power supply design greatly increases overclocking potential.

• All New Twin Frozr IV and TransThermal Cooling: The Power Edition graphics cards on display support MSI's exclusive Triple Overvoltage function and improved power supply for increased overclocking potential. On the cooling front, Twin Frozr IV and TransThermal both incorporate the exclusive Dust Removal technology where the fans automatically run in reverse every time the system starts up in order to remove any dust build-up and maintain optimal cooling performance. The HD 7850/ GTX 670 Power Edition cards are equipped with the Twin Frozr IV thermal design including Propeller Blade technology, dual temperature-controlled fans, and SuperPipe technology for the best balance between temperature and noise. As for the HD 7770/ HD 7750 Power Edition, the innovative TransThermal design allows additional fans to be added as necessary. Apart from supporting Propeller Blade and Dust Removal, the single fan module can be upgraded to a dual-fan "Double Airflow Mode" for increased air flow and better GPU cooling. Two fans can also be mounted side-by-side in "Dual Fan Mode" to increase the cooling coverage and reduce component temperatures.

The Ultimate Gaming Laptops, Ultrabook, Take COMPUTEX 2012 by storm

MSI Notebook has continued to introduce innovative technologies, breaking a number of world records in the process as it has developed its own brand name. This time, MSI rolled out its latest generation of G Series gaming laptops, including the GT60, GT70, GE60, and GE70. Especially GT70, the biggest winner in COMPUTEX 2012. GT60/70 and GE60/70 feature the third gen Intel Core i7 quad core processor and top-of-the-line NVIDIA discrete graphics card. Undoubtedly, this series is specifically design for gamer's satisfaction along with unprecedented peripherals.

• A Perfect Choice – MSI showcases Ultrabook Slider S20:
MSI introduced its new generation Ultra laptop Series, which includes the slender and robust 11.6-inch Ultrabook MSI Slider S20, popular with the techy crowds. The MSI Slider S20 weighs in at a mere 1.3 kilos and is less than 2 centimeters thin. If you're looking for a "light, slim, and aesthetically" pleasing laptop, these fit the bill nicely.

• GT70 – the only double honoree in COMPUTEX; GT60 – the Ultimate Gaming Laptop:
MSI rolled out the GT60, GT70, GE60, and GE70, its latest generation of gaming notebook computers at COMPUTEX 2012. They feature the third gen Intel Core i7 quad core processor and top-of-the-line NVIDIA discrete graphics card. What's more, gamers won't believe how smoothly 3D games play on these laptops which also come with professional sound technology, keyboards designed specifically with gamers in mind, and accelerated Internet connecting technology. These laptops echo the slogan perfectly "Top Player, Top Choice!"

• New Generation Powerful Gaming Laptop: GE60 & GE70:
GE60 and GE70 are the most powerful and boast the best display performance of any gaming laptops in history. MSI has once again stolen the world spotlight with its latest and greatest—the GE60 and GE70. Under the hood, they feature Intel's newest quad core processors and NVIDIA's top-of-the-line GT650M discrete graphics card which boasts 3GB GDDR5 of display memory to give it the most advanced hardware in the cosmos. These machines give serious gamers around the world powerful processors and displays and an awesome light and sound show to give you the edge when you take the bad guys.

About MSI
Since its founding in 1986, MSI has been motivated by customer satisfaction. With its leading R&D staff, an annual production capability has reached a record high of tens of millions in motherboards and graphics cards and has accumulated sales in over 120 countries. With the brand slogan of "Innovation with Style," MSI spares no effort in the pursuit of excellent quality, user-friendly design and exquisite fashion products. MSI's core values "Innovation" and "Style" have made it the leading brand beyond customer expectations.