Starts the great march
Asustek is creating a new motherboard sub-brand, Red Flag to target mainly the entry-level and mid-range segments in China.
AiO with external graphics card and gaming Mac Pro lookalike
MSI has brought a couple of interesting products to CES 2016 show in Las Vegas and some of theose included a 27-inch all-in-one (AiO) gaming system with external graphics box as well as new gaming system that takes a page out of Apple's Mac Pro design book.
MSI TurboSocket (2011v3) uses 2036 pins for better overclocking
MSI has just taken the wraps off its new special edition Carbon Series motherboards for 2016, the X99A Godlike Gaming Carbon Edition and the Z170A Gaming Pro Carbon Edition.
Originally developed for overclockers
Due to the recent bending issues with certain Intel Skylake CPUs and aftermarket coolers, MSI has launched a rather simple solution in the form of the new CPU Guard 1151 bracket which should prevent these issues but also be handy to those that decide to delid their CPU.
Free the Skylake cores
MSI has issued a BIOS update for its motherboards which will allow users to overclock Skylake based locked Core i5, Core i3 or even Pentium processors.
Expect prices to drop
Word on the street is that there will be a price war in the gaming notebook market next year as the big names slug it out over what is expected to be a lucrative market.
All black successor of the X99A SLI Plus
MSI has released its newest Intel Z170 Express chipset based motherboard that will be a part of its Pro Series motherboard lineup, the all black Z170A SLI Plus motherboard.
With TwinFrozr V cooler
MSI has rather silently launched yet another Nvidia GM200-based Geforce GTX 980 Ti graphics card, the "cheaper" MSI GTX 980 Ti Gaming LE (Lite Edition).
Intel Skylake Core i7-6700HQ quad-core CPU as well
Gaming notebooks usually end up to be a desktop replacement device rather than a portable notebook due to their size, weight and battery life but now it appears that MSI managed to change that a bit by releasing the new 14-inch GS40 Phantom notebook.