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MSI at Computex – External cards and eye tracking
MSI had a well-stocked booth at Computex, with obvious laptops with Broadwell chips, motherboards Skylake processors and a smaller version of the previously released complete gaming PC, the Night Blade MI, almost forty percent more compact than ordinary Night Blade.
We start with the new motherboards, one for the existing processors with LGA2011 socket v3 and two plates with a brand new socket for processors that should come later this year. We are of course respectively on Haswell-E processors with the X99 chipset and Skylake processors with the 100 Series chipsets in general, and the Z170 chipset in particular.
MSI at Computex 2015: the X99 Godlike Gaming Motherboard We start with the X99 board, with a name that everyone who ever played Unreal Tournament has known will sound familiar: the X99A Godlike Gaming. That provides for gamers also a known abbreviation of the name: the GG, short for ‘good game’. For gamers which this board so clearly is intended to accommodate, the motherboard has two Killer Double Shot X3 Pro network ports that can be bundled and which gaming traffic priority may be given through QoS software. The nics are not yet officially released, so we can not give more details yet.
MSI at Computex 2015: the X99 Godlike Gaming Motherboard – Mystic Light
A much nicer feature, which is not only for gamers will be interesting, is Mystic Light. Around all heat sinks are mounted RGB LEDs, which can be operated using an app on your smartphone or tablet. So you can vary endlessly with a color wheel which colors you want to see in your enclosure window. Of course also features audio as Audio Boost Pro 3 and holding a stable power supply for USB headsets.
MSI at Computex 2015: Ultra M.2 Adapter
The board is next to the large socket features eight DDR4 memory slots and five PCIe 3.0 x16 slots. There are six regular USB 2.0 ports, up to eight USB 3.0 ports and the most interesting: two USB 3.1 ports, which can be sent to 10Gbit / s. Another quick interface is what MSI calls a Turbo Pattern 2 slot. With an adapter card in a slot M.2 a nvme-SSD can be connected using a mini-SAS connector. That’s good for speeds up to 32Gbit / s and a technique where we later will come back.Viewing:-190
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