Computex: MSI Graphics and Motherboard update with booth tour

Subject: Motherboards | June 7, 2010 - 01:42 PM |

MSI had a quite a substantial booth on the show floor to showcase new motherboards, graphics cards, notebooks, all-in-one systems and more.  Let’s a take look at what we found!

The MSI Radeon HD 5870 Lightning graphics card is noticeably different than other 5870 cards on the market with its PCB extension over the top of the cooler.  The design offers a pair of 8-pin PCIe and includes a 15 phase PWM configuration so you should expect better overclocking and stability.  The custom coolers uses MSI SuperPipe technology and MSI claims it will see as much as a 10C drop in temperatures. 

Another interesting card was the N480GTX HydroGen that features a single slot water block in order to support 3-Way SLI.

Staring with motherboards MSI had the new 870A Fuzion motherboard that pairs the Lucid HYDRA chip with the low cost AMD 870 chipset to create the lowest priced HYDRA-enabled motherboard on the market.  The board features overclocking options like a unique version of OC Genie and CPU core unlocking.

The P55A Fuzion is another Lucid HYDRA motherboard option from MSI that will come in at a lower price than the only current board, the Big Bang Fuzion. 

Finally, MSI had their own motherboard featuring the upcoming Intel 6-series chipset in preparation for the release of Sandy Bridge processors.  There isn’t much new here but the mock up board is there to show MSI being prepared for Intel’s eventual launch.

Of course, we have a video tour of the MSI booth at Computex, enjoy!!

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