The leader in gaming hardware, MSI, just launched three all-new gaming products and two other honorees at the CES 2018 event in Las Vegas, Nevada just a week ago on January 8. The Trident 3 Arctic, the brand-new Z370 GODLIKE GAMING motherboard, the GTX 1080 Ti Lighting graphics card, the Infinite X gaming desktop, and the new Optix MPG27CQ gaming monitor were included in the CES 2018 Innovation Award Honorees.
“MSI has been dedicated to the field of gaming and is highly acclaimed by gamers and eSports teams worldwide,” said Eric Kuo, MSI Vice President of Global Sales & Marketing. “We are honored to receive award recognition for these products and are excited to share them with gamers everywhere.”
MSI Enters The Gaming Monitor Sector!
It’s probably high time for MSI to have their own iteration of gaming monitors. Much like ASUS’ screens, the all-new MSI Optix MPG series have two 27-inch monitors: the Optix MPG27C and the Optix MAG27CQ. It’s considered to be the next level of gaming monitors with a curved VA panel with a 1800R curve. Both of the models feature a 144Hz refresh rate and 1ms response time much like most of the gaming monitors out there. The MAG27CQ model runs on a native 1440p WQHD screen while the MPG27C stays on the 1080p side.
Additionally, the MSI Optix MPG series is the first gaming monitors integrated with the SteelSeries GameSense. The monitor uses five RGB zones at the front of the monitor and can be programmed easily with the SteelSeries Engine for in-game timers and cooldowns. Another cool add-on is that Discord notifications or any other important pop-ups or alerts can also be programmed!
The screen uses an anti-glare VA panel with 100 percent and 115 percent coverage of the NTSC and sRGB spectrums respectively. It features 2 HDMI (2.0) ports, 1 DisplayPort (1.2), 1 USB 3.0 Type B, an Earphone out port, Kensington Lock, 1 Mic-in port, 1 audio combo jack and 2 USB 3.0 Type A ports. It also has an adjustable stand to maximize productivity and comfort and supports VESA mounting.
MSI Gaming Desktops Dominate with Incredible Performance and Sharp Design
The Trident 3 Arctic was first revealed in March 2017 to high praise. Now the Trident 3 Arctic has gotten even better with an upgraded Intel 8th Generation processor and NVIDIA GTX 1080 graphics card. The Arctic is the perfect gaming solution for those with space constraints or design requirements and features the ultimate performance for a wide variety of applications.
The Infinite X features a more traditional tower design than the Arctic, but still hosts some unique features. The Infinite X uses either dual steel or dual tempered glass side panels, Mystic Light RGB LEDs, MSI’s award-winning graphics cards, Intel’s 8th Generation CPU and MSI’s Silent Storm Cooling 3 Pro liquid cooling.
MSI gaming desktops excel in gaming performance, audio quality and connectivity. MSI also adds gaming benefits such as Silent Storm Cooling, automatic overclocking with Game Boost, super-speed storage configurations, Audio Boost and Nahimic for an incredible in-game sound experience.
Additionally, the Aegis Ti3 gaming desktop will be available with an Intel 8th Generation processor later this year.
Z370 GODLIKE GAMING Motherboard
MSI showcases the future of PC gaming technology based on the latest Intel® 8th generation platform. The Z370 GODLIKE GAMING motherboard is ready to take on any build a gamer throws at it. The high performance and innovation of the Z370 GODLIKE GAMING earned it honors as a CES 2018 Innovation Award Honoree.
The Z370 comes with a variety of features to help gamers perform at the highest level. The Z370 GODLIKE GAMING handles internet connectivity lightning fast thanks to the Killer xTend. The Killer xTend combines a built-in switch with wireless extender. Killer allows for ultimate traffic prioritization.
The motherboard supports Triple Turbo M.2 with M.2 Shield V2, Turbo U.2 with Steel Armor and has an Xtreme Audio DAC with Nahimic 2 to deliver breathtaking sound quality. The Z370 has four available slots for DDR4 RAM with Steel Armor. Steel Armor keeps the DIMM slots shielded to protect DDR4 modules and deliver pure data signals for the best gaming and overclocking performance. It also supports multiple GPUs via NVIDIA SLI or AMD CrossFire, with optimal slot placement for the best possible airflow.
MSI GeForce GTX 1080 TI Lightning Z Graphics Card
The GeForce GTX 1080 TI Lightning Z brings legendary overclocking potential to the desktop. Lighting cards are designed for the ground up for extreme overclocking and performance. It features a Tri-Frozr thermal design, using three award-winning TORX 2.0 fans with double ball bearings to prove itself as the pinnacle of air cooling. In addition to the thermal design, the Lighting Z uses close quarters heat pipe cooling. The heat pipes are infused into the Close Quarters Heatsink and Backplate for greatly improved thermal performance. The Lightning Z is built with military class four components for maximum stability and quality.
GT75VR Titan Pro with Killer Wireless-AC 1550
MSI will also be unveiling a new GT75VR Titan Pro with the all-new Killer Wireless-AC 1550. Developed in partnership with Intel, the Killer Wireless-AC 1550 is the world’s fastest 2×2 11ac wireless networking adapter delivering up to 1.73Gbps of throughput and is the ideal networking solution for gaming, streaming and downloading. The Killer 1550 features 160MHz channel support and can deliver twice the throughput of what standard 2×2 11ac adapters can deliver.
Alongside its gaming laptops, MSI is launching an innovative new Gaming Mode, which gives users better performance, interactive backlighting and in-game optimizations for popular titles like PUBG.