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Archive for November 27th, 2020

CES Las Vegas 2014 MSI overview with PureOC

MSI CES 2014 – Overview This year we had the opportunity to meet with MSI at CES 2014 Las Vegas. We were excited to take a glimpse at what we can expect from MSI this year, but before we go over that, let’s cover something else first. Over the last few years, MSI has taken a leap in marketshare. We have seen this with their Gaming Series, their MPower line of motherboards, and with their Gaming and Lighting Series graphics cards. Their recent release with the NVIDIA and AMD line up really sparked a lot of interested with fans, and we hope to see MSI continue this trend in 2014. Thanks to MSI for spending time with us at CES! Now, let’s have a look at what we saw from MSI at CES 2014. We will first star off with MSI’s Intel line up. The Z87 Gaming and MPower series motherboards have been well received by consumers during the launch of Haswell. One item in particular which that sparked our interest was MSI’s new mITX format Gaming Series Z87 chipset motherboard. With the popular and growing demand of small form factor builds recently, we weren’t surprised that MSI started growing their Gaming series line up. Here is a glimpse at what we saw. We were quite impressed with the features this board offers. It also has great aesthetic appeal, which it shares with its bigger brothers the Z87M Gaming and Z87A Gaming Edition motherboards. The fact that it was shrunken down in size and now offers an on-board Wifi Adapter was a pleasant surprise. We ...



ASRock Gaming PC M8 receives 2013 Chicago GOOD DESIGN AWARD

Introduction In TAIPEI, Taiwan on January 23, 2014 ASRock’s Gaming PC M8 received the 2013 Chicago GOOD DESIGNTM AWARD. This is the most prestigious and oldest Design Award in the world. It is given out by The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design in conjunction with the European Centre for Architecture, Art, Design and Urban Studies. ASRock M8 won the award with its innovative and futuristic design of the M8.   The M8 has an aluminum exterior and inside the Case is a Z87 mini-ITX motherboard for portability and an efficient use of space. The functionality of this gaming PC lives up to its appearance. This case may contain any standard mini-ITX for future upgrades, and M8 is sold as a barebone system so that end users will have the freedom to choose their own components, such as swappable DDR3 DIMMs, and any standard PCIe x16 graphics card. It and also has 6 SATA3 ports for storage. Specifications Color Storm Black Material Steel Body / Aluminum + Plastic Dimension 372mm (W) x 123mm (H) x 400mm (L) Motherboard ASRock Z87-M8 CPU Supports 4th Gen Intel® Core™ i7 / i5 / i3 / Xeon® / Pentium® / Celeron® Processor Family Memory Supports DDR3 1600/1333/1066 MHz, 2 x SO-DIMM slots, Max. up to 16GB VGA Supports 1 x Dual-slot Graphics Card* Optical Drive 1 x Slim Slot-in Super-Multi Drive Hard Disk Supports 3.5″HDD and 2.5″HDD WiFi + BT 2T2R WiFi 802.11 ac + BT v4.0 Front I/O 4 x USB 3.0, 1 x MIC, 1 x Headphone, 4-in-1 Card reader (SD3.0/MMC/...





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