MSI launches RTX 4060 lineup without any RGB
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VENTUS 2X Black, and GAMING series SKUs

MSI has launched a couple of new Nvidia Geforce RTX 4060 SKUs, but this time around, these have minimal illumination and lack that shiny RGB lighting, the MSI RTX 4060 GAMING X, MSI RTX 4060 GAMING, and two RTX 4060 VENTUS 2X SKUs.

MSI shows Intel Meteor Lake laptop at Computex 2023
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A 16-core/22-thread configuration with Movidius VPU onboard

The Computex 2023 is a big show so it does not come as a surprise that members of the press can stumble upon products that are not officially announced, as it happened with MSI's Prestige 16 Studio laptop that was actually running Intel's upcoming 14th gen Meteor Lake processor.

First Nvidia Geforce RTX 4060 spotted at Computex show
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MSI RTX 4060 Ventus 2x ready for launch

Nvidia has already announced its entire RTX 4060 series graphics cards, including the already available RTX 4060 Ti 8GB, as well as the RTX 4060 Ti 16GB and RTX 4060 8GB, both of which are scheduled for launch in July. Now at the Computex 2023 show in Taipei, the first RTX 4060 (non-Ti) has been spotted.

AMD officially announced new A620 chipset for Ryzen 7000 series CPUs
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ASRock, Asus, Biostar, Gigabyte, and MSI show their motherboards

AMD has officially announced its new A620 chipset, giving an entry-level motherboard option for its Ryzen 7000 series CPUs. ASRock, Asus, Biostar, Gigabyte, and MSI have already announced their own motherboards, and AMD says these should start at $85.

Motherboard sales tank
Published in PC Hardware
15 February 2023

Motherboard sales tank

Will not get better until 2024

Motherboard makers saw their sales tank by more than 10 million units in 2022 and are not expecting a turnaround until late this year or early 2024.

MSI shows RTX 4090 SUPRIM X Classic
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RTX 30-series cooler is enough for the RTX 4090

MSI has rather quietly launched its new RTX 4090 SUPRIM X Classic, a version of the RTX 4090 SUPRIM with older RTX 30 series cooler.

MSI motherboards break secure boot
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However did that happen?

Motherboard maker MSI might have accidently disabled some secure boot features on more than 290 MSI motherboards.

MSI Afterburner collateral damage of Putin's invasion
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The cost of invading other people’s countries

One of the casualties of Tsar Putin’s war against Ukraine appears to be one of the most popular GPU performance monitoring and tuning tools.

MSI B760M Mortar Max motherboard pictures leaked
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Renesas RC26008 external clock generator

Leaker @g01d3nm4ng0 has been showing off images of the yet-to-be-released MSI B760M Mortar Max motherboard featuring a Renesas RC26008 external clock generator for overclocking unlocked and locked Intel processors.

MSI revises RTX 3050 GPU
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Makes a mediocre card lower powered

Nvidia's GeForce RTX 3050 is a cheap and cheerful way of getting an Nvidia's RTX 3000 with DLSS 2.0 support or Nvidia's ray-tracing but it is not going to win any prizes for sexist chip of the year, so MSI appear to have added a few features to make it more interesting.