CM01
CM02

Win a trip to Hollywood with Cooler Master!

Check out Cooler Master's Power Rangers movie campaign now to learn more.

MSI Gaming GT73VR 6RF Titan Pro Gaming Notebook Review

The portable gaming powerhouse packed with the latest GeForce GTX 1080 desktop grade graphics and 4k resolution.

Cooler Master MasterBox 5 Dual Tone Review

Great features and modularity at smaller size and lower price.

Unboxing and Review: Logitech K380 Bluetooth Multi-Device Keyboard

It's a pain to get just a bluetooth keyboard for each device. Why not go for one that actually works with multiple device altogether?

Unboxing and Preview: Raijintek Triton 280 Liquid Cooler

This is probably the best AIO we have tested to date.

June 29, 2015

BenQ launches the world’s first curved gaming monitor XR3501 with 35”, 2000R ultra high curvature, and 144 Hz for ultimate immersive gaming experience


PETALING JAYA, JUNE 29– BenQ, a world-leading human technology and solutions provider and professional gaming monitor pioneer, has launched XR350I, a revolutionary gaming monitor tailor-made for gaming enthusiasts interested in hardcore gaming genres like “Project CARS,”, “Witcher III”, “Battlefield 4”, “Grand Theft Auto V” which offering a phenomenal gaming experience, XR3501 is the world’s first 35” curved gaming monitor with 2000R ultra high curvature and 144 Hz. With the highest curvature available in the market and the fastest refresh rate, BenQ brings an all new experience to gamers looking for the ultimate in-depth immersive gaming experience. 

According to Mr Chaw FH, General Manager, BenQ Service & Marketing (M) Sdn Bhd, "BenQ innovation are well known to gamers. It is a benchmark that BenQ is the global leader in this segment. We cater to the requirements of gamers through innovative monitors which has made us the preferred monitor of choice among gamers worldwide. With latest XR3501, we are targeting hardcore gamers looking for the ultimate immersive gaming experience.”

Chaw added PC over console game market will be next big thing for BenQ gaming monitors. Product expansion of gaming monitor XL series (competitive gaming) to XR series (Hardcore gaming), BenQ is confident to bring gaming monitor to another success milestone. 


XR3501 sports a 2560x1080 VA panel with high contrast ratio and 21:9 aspect ratio, providing the gamer to better differentiate objects during game play. With high performance hardware support, you can link multiple monitors to truly feel like you are part of the game. With its 35” curved display and high resolution, XR350I brings the ultimate immersive gaming experience to hardcore gamers. XR3501 also has standard gaming features like BlackeQualizer, Color Vibrance and Game Mode.


XR3501 Highlights
35” Curved Gaming Monitor 
Being the first 35” curved display, the XR3501 features a resolution of 2560 x 1080, making sure every precise detail is perceived flawlessly through the gamers peripheral vision.

2000R Ultra High Curvature
The XR3501 has the most extreme curvature currently available in the market, flawlessly crafted to completely consume your field of vision during the action and eliminating any distractions, creating a true real-world gaming experience.

144Hz Refresh Rate 
Making sure the monitor is able to keep up with your actions throughout any game genre; the XR3501 is packed with 144Hz refresh rate, allowing a consistently flawless view of all the details within the fast-moving action. Ensuring fluid transitions for the smoothest gameplay at all times.

VA Panel with High Contrast Ratio
VA panel can provide the highest contrast ratio when compared to TN or IPS panel, which produces an even more realistic color for gamers to enjoyduring game play.

21:9 Ultra Wide and High Resolution 
XR3501 delivers a stunning picture with a 21:9 aspect ratio and offers a crisp 2560x1080 resolution, enabling you to see what is coming on the track, from the decals on your opponents’ cars to the roadside grass and leaves on the trees you speed by.

20-Level Color Vibrance
Optimize Gaming Precision with 20-Level Color Vibrance Setting. The XR3501 gives you the flexibility you need to get the color performance you seek. There are 20 levels of Color Vibrance settings built into the monitor to meet gamers’ specific viewing requirements and preferences for difficult times of gameplay. 

Black eQualizer For Total Visibility
The XR3501comes with built in- Black eQualizer color engine technology to brighten dark scenes without over exposing the bright areas. With maximized visual clarity you will also experience more eye comfort and less eye fatigue through a long day of intense gaming.

Exclusive Game Modes
Special gaming presets used by professional players are included with the XR3501 so you can see what the pros see. Each mode is fine-tuned so you can leverage these exclusive presets used by pro-gamers to your own advantage.


XR3501 curved gaming monitor will be available from July, 2015 retailing at MYR 3,999 in Malaysia.

June 26, 2015

NVIDIA Gamers Day Malaysia - Join now and stand a chance to bring home the latest GeForce GTX 980 Ti graphics card from NVIDIA!


It's been almost a month since NVIDIA announced its GeForce GTX 980 Ti and you would have already seen it's performance from online reviews or someone you know. Ever dreamt of experiencing NVIDIA's latest GeForce GTX 980 Ti up close? Now's the chance as NVIDIA is holding a Gamers Gathering Event - NVIDIA Gamers Day here in Malaysia this coming July!  




Venue: Orange Esports Stadium
Address: 2, Jalan Prima Setapak 1, Taman Setapak, 53000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Date: 11 July 2015 (Saturday)
Timing: 14:00pm onwards


Get yourself registered now at http://goo.gl/forms/GxMk0C9yZv, the first 50 participants to arrive will be receiving an exclusive NVIDIA T-Shirt and what's best, you'll stand a chance to walk away as the grand winner of the event with a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti graphics card! 

Synology® Announces VisualStation VS360HD - Durable PC-less live view and playback solution



Taipei, Taiwan—June 25th, 2015—Synology® Inc. today announced the release of VisualStation VS360HD, a versatile, durable, and compact monitoring solution. When paired with a Synology NVR running Surveillance Station, VS360HD is able to decode and display without latency up to 36 channels of HD video to a HDMI/VGA monitor, making it the perfect replacement for a costly computer. 


Free from moving parts, VS360HD is more resistant against vibration and hardware failure. It is an ideal solution for surveillance monitoring at a front desk in a hotel, shop, or office building. The dual mirrored video output and USB ports also make VS360HD an affordable choice for TV Wall solutions. Its solid outer case and rigid design allows VS360HD to run within industrial temperature ranges from -20˚C to 50˚C.


“We’re very excited to release this new VisualStation. Completely redesigned, this latest iteration consumes 4.7W at full operation and is able to simultaneously display 36 camera streams,” declared Chad Chiang, Senior Product Manager at Synology, “VS360HD will give our customers unrivaled cost-effectiveness for their monitoring needs”. 

VS360HD is suitable for both beginner and advanced users. The intuitive interface ensures easy access to the most common functions, such as Live View, Customizable Layout, and Timeline. The Recording List allows for browsing and exporting recordings. With a few simple clicks, useful camera angles can be saved and grouped together to form “Patrol” cycles.


With a total of three USB ports, the VS360HD can connect a mouse, keyboard, and even a joystick for PTZ control. The whole system fits in a palm-sized enclosure and can be easily attached to a wall or the back of a screen with the included VESA compatible mounting kit.

Availability
Synology VisualStation VS360HD is now shipping globally. 

June 25, 2015

MSI Unleashes the AMD Fury X Graphics Card - Amazing power in a modest package


As the world’s No.1 in GAMING graphics cards, MSI is pleased to announce the availability of the revolutionary AMD Radeon R9 Fury X. With the MSI R9 Fury X 4G, MSI adds a new high-end graphics card to its recently introduced and already heavily awarded AMD R9 and R7 300 series range. The MSI R9 Fury X 4G is equipped with 4GB of the groundbreaking High Bandwidth Memory, which is engineered directly onto AMD’s Fiji XT GPU for unprecedented performance. The AMD Fury X is built for the future of ultra-high resolution gaming and Virtual Reality, which is available for enthusiasts to discover.

The card is housed in a much smaller form factor than we are used to from a top-level graphics card, which means that it fits into nearly any case. It is cooled by a closed loop liquid cooling solution which is included in the box which keeps the GPU around 50 degree Celsius during typical gaming sessions. The radiator can be mounted on the inside of the case to blow the heat directly outwards, it uses a single high quality 120mm fan for quiet performance. 

Next to all the impressive technical feats, the MSI R9 Fury X 4G also brings the bling with multiple LED lights located on the side of the card. Some just for cool light effects, others to indicate the GPU intensity level.


Performance Control by MSI Afterburner 
When used with MSI's exclusive Afterburner overclocking utility, gamers can control the MSI R9 Fury X 4G core clock speeds for better performance in the latest games. The Fury X is also equipped with advanced fanspeed control based on GPU temperature, giving optimal acoustic performance. MSI Afterburner supports the video capturing function Predator and can even be used on smartphones to monitor and control the graphics card in desktop computers. Combined with the Kombustor burn-in testing feature, MSI Afterburner is an indispensable tool for everyone looking to get the most out of their graphics card. Visit the recently refreshed MSI Afterburner website for more information: http://gaming.msi.com/afterburner 

True GPU Paradigm Shift and the Most Innovative Total Solution GPU Available Today


Taipei, Taiwan - June 24th, 2015 - TUL Corporation, a leading and innovative manufacturer of AMD graphic cards since 1997, has released a new graphics card with the High Bandwidth Memory (HBM) from AMD’s latest invention. HBM is a new type of memory chip with low power consumption, ultra-wide communication lanes, and a revolutionary new stacked configuration. HBM’s vertical stacking and fast information transfer open the door for truly exciting performance in innovative form factors, not to mention that GPU applications are just the start – look for HBM’s superior power efficiency and space savings to spark industry-wide innovation. PowerColor R9 Fury X easily handles the most graphically intense games today due to its advanced and innovative GPU to ever create for the beloved PC gaming community. This power comes from AMD-pioneered High Bandwidth Memory (HBM) integrated on-chip that delivers more than 3 times the bandwidth per watt than GDDR5 along with a 4096-bit memory interface for incredible new advances in power and efficiency.



PowerColor R9 Fury X
Core Speed
1050MHz
Memory Speed
500MHz (1.0 Gbps)
Memory
4GB HBM
Memory Interface
4096-bit HBM
DirectX®
12
CrossFire™
Yes
Output
HDMI/DP*3

Spiff-up your gaming rig with sleek, envy-inducing design and make a powerful statement. It is packed with unique features, such as industrial styling including black-nickel aluminum exoskeleton and soft-touch aluminum plates, maintenance-free closed-loop liquid cooling, premium 120mm fan, GPU Tach activity indicator, and LED illumination highlight designs that details for that finished luxurious look. Pack that all in a slim and compact 7.5-inch card and you have yourself a stylish yet powerful graphics processing power that you can hold with your hands.


Coveting quiet, mod-friendly and liquid-cooled? 
It’s all here – and with incredible new levels of design flexibility and scalability, the slim and compact 7.5-inch card packs a performance punch in a smaller space thanks to the HBM on-chip. The AMD Radeon™ R9 Fury X GPU is transforming the future with HBM on-chip, leading the way to create small and powerful PCs by packing faster and more power efficient memory into 94% less space than GDDR5. Benefit from the cool, quiet, and reliable operation of closed-loop liquid cooling that includes integrated pump and cooling regulator and maintenance-free flexible nylon-braided tubing connecting a premium matte-black radiator unit with a 3000RPM 120mm fan that cools both ASIC and VRM. Connect displays using 3 Display Port and 1 HDMI connector, monitor real-time GPU activity with the eight-LED GPU Tach activity indicator, and select your operational configuration with the two-position BIOS toggle switch. The PowerColor R9 Fury X supports AMD’s newest technologies such as Virtual Super Resolution, FreeSync™, Liquid VR, and 4K resolution.

Review: BenQ XL2430T Gaming Monitor


When it comes to display monitors that are tailored for gaming, it's always about G-SYNC, FreeSync or high refresh rates. All of the mentioned technology comes with the same purpose, to minimise tearing issue without having much impact to the overall performance. 

June 22, 2015

AMD Embedded G-Series SoC Powers New Line of Samsung All-In-One Thin Client Solutions


June 22, 2015 — AMD today announced that Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. selected the AMD Embedded G-Series SoC (system on chip) for a new line of all-in-one cloud monitors featuring integrated thin  client technology.  The Samsung 21.5-inch TC222W and 23.6-inch TC242W are powered by AMD Embedded G-Series SoCs that couple high-performance compute and graphics capability in a highly integrated, low power design. The AMD SoC improves data transfer rates and saves space on the motherboard, which makes it a perfect fit for the compact form factors required by thin clients.

“Thin client is a key market for AMD Embedded Solutions and we’re thrilled that Samsung has chosen to partner with us for their newest line of products,” said Scott Aylor, vice president and general manager, Embedded Solutions, AMD. “The collaboration with Samsung builds on the number one position AMD holds in a market that continues to grow, becoming more and more prevalent in commercial installations that serve a broad range of markets.”   

Planned availability starting in Q3 2015, the Windows®-supported Samsung cloud monitors will provide customers with expanded choice, capability and configuration flexibility. Complete with Samsung’s professional-grade display panel, the cloud monitors will create a superior user experience through easy connectivity and high-quality reliability. As a superior option for effective desktop virtualization, Samsung’s thin-client monitors will also enable improved productivity and optimized end-to-end performance. 

KEY THIN CLIENT CLOUD MONITOR SPECIFICATIONS 
Model
TC222W
TC242W
Size
21.5”
23.6”
CPU
AMD GX222 APU (2.2GHz Dual-core SoC)
RAM
DDR3 4GB
Storage
SSD 32GB
Resolution
FHD (1920x1080)
Brightness
250 cd/m2
300 cd/m2
OS
WES 7, 32bit / 64bit
Interface
USB 3.0(2), USB 2.0(4), RJ45, DVI-I Out, D-Sub In
Networking
10/100/1000 Ethernet

"Samsung’s powerful Windows Thin Client Cloud displays combine professional, ergonomic design with advanced thin-client technology to drive better manageability, security and business efficiency through a dedicated Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI),” said Seog-Gi Kim, senior vice president, Visual Display Business, Samsung Electronics. “Strengthened by our partnership with AMD, our all-in-one TC222W and TC242W cloud monitors reinforce our leadership in the thin-client industry. We’re proud to announce the launch of these innovative thin client solutions, enhancing our ability to respond to the IT equipment needs of our customers worldwide.” 

AMD thin client solutions continue to gain market adoption because of the move to cloud-based computing. Increasingly, thin clients are also being used for more complex and high performance tasks. This is especially true for devices incorporating x86 CPUs and sophisticated graphics. The surge of innovation in the desktop virtualization market has created new opportunities for powerful thin clients that are now capable of executing demanding tasks including computer-aided design and 3D modeling. 

The Embedded AMD G-Series SoC combines graphics computing circuitry with x86-based central processing cores in the same accelerated processing unit (APU) design.  They are built to handle a range of embedded applications and are designed to provide the highest levels of power efficient graphics and compute capabilities in the market.

June 20, 2015

ASUS Announces TUF Trooper B85


Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (14th April, 2015) — ASUS today announced TUF Trooper B85, a rugged, high-value motherboard designed to withstand all conditions and heavy loading, and tested to exacting military standards for total protection to offer exceptional durability and long-term reliability. TUF Trooper B85 is certified by TUF engineers as a server-strength motherboard and is covered by a five-year warranty .

TUF Trooper B85 incorporates many exclusive TUF features, including the military-grade TUF LANGuard Ethernet socket and TUF ESD Guards 2 to protect against electrostatic discharge. Based on the versatile Intel® B85 Express chipset, TUF’s newest addition also benefits from ultra-durable TUF Components, high-fidelity TUF Audio with physical shielding, and flexible temperature-management with TUF Thermal Radar Core.


Server-grade reliability and military-grade strength backed by a five-year warranty
TUF Trooper B85 is built with military-certified components so it’s tough enough for the most demanding conditions, even under heavy loading. Japanese-made 10K black metallic capacitors offer 20%-better temperature endurance for a lifespan that’s up to five times (5X) longer, and TUF’s chokes are manufactured using high-grade anti-oxidization materials to provide better heat dissipation and unbeatable durability.

Every TUF Trooper B85 motherboard undergoes punishing burn-in tests, with temperatures of up to 55°C for 48 hours and at humidity levels as high as 90%. Every motherboard is also subjected to a 20-hour extreme-temperature test of up to 60°C at 90% humidity, as well as undergoing rigorous thermal-shock tests. ASUS TUF engineers have conducted over 7,000 hours of strict validation tests to make sure our motherboards are compatible with more than 1000 devices, so TUF Trooper B85 is primed to work with the maximum number of peripherals.


Full and exclusive protection against damage from electrostatic discharges
TUF Trooper B85’s LANGuard socket has advanced signal-coupling technology and premium surface-mounted capacitors to improve throughput. Tested to military standards, TUF LANGuard is certified for tough duty to protect the motherboard from lightning strikes and static electricity. TUF Trooper B85 also includes upgraded TUF ESD Guards 2 to defend numerous ports against sudden electrostatic discharge. Engineered to be two times (2X) stronger than before, TUF ESD Guards 2 covers all USB sockets and audio connectors — and exclusive pin-level testing on specific rear input-output (I/O) connectors is 30% higher than the previous TUF standard.

With many whole-build server-grade stability tests also thrown at the motherboard, TUF Trooper B85 can be trusted in all conditions — a pledge backed by TUF’s five-year warranty.


Superior LED-illuminated audio trace and flexible cooling controls
With LED-illuminated TUF Audio on board, TUF Trooper B85 makes short work of optimizing audio settings for any type of listening, from online chat to watching movies and relaxing to favorite music. The professionally-engineered hardware design features physical shielding and premium components to ensure precise separation of analog and digital signals, as well as minimizing crosstalk interference. The result is sound output that has exceptional clarity and fidelity, enhanced visually by the gorgeous LED-illuminated audio trace.

TUF Trooper B85 also has built-in TUF Thermal Radar Core for complete and easy management of system cooling. Customizable controls allow users to adjust fan speeds, enabling temperatures to be tuned with a single click. This single-click simplicity is even extended to TUF Trooper B85’s live-update feature, ensuring that the board’s Thermal Radar Core is never out of date.

AVAILABILITY & PRICING
SRP RM349.00

ASUS TUF Trooper B85 will be available from June in Malaysia from retail dealer. Please contact your local ASUS representative for further information.

June 19, 2015

SAPPHIRE Tri-X R9 390X HAS NEW FEATURES


19th June 2015 - Today SAPPHIRE Technology introduces the new Radeon R300 series.
Building on the success of the previous generation, the new series features the latest Graphics Core Next architectures from AMD, paired with larger frame buffers and the evolution of our award winning cooler solutions to deliver the very best performance ratings and support for the latest technologies including DirectX 12, AMD FreeSync, TrueAudio, Liquid VR, VSR scaling and support for Ultra HD. This new generation includes models with our industry acclaimed Tri-X and Dual-X cooling technologies and will be available from 18th June 2015.



At the top of the range is the new SAPPHIRE Tri-X R9 390X which features the latest version of our award winning Tri-X cooler. This now features dual ball bearings in each of the three fans for higher reliability and enhanced Intelligent Fan Control (IFC-II) which turns off the fans completely for silent operation under light load.  Its heatpipe array with its industry leading 10mm heatpipe and diecast heatsink design keeps the card running cool even under the most demanding applications, and the use of long life capacitors and SAPPHIRE Black Diamond chokes contribute to consistent performance and high reliability.

Based on the latest GCN architecture from AMD, the SAPPHIRE Tri-X R9 390X supports all the latest technologies including DirectX 12, TrueAudio, AMD FreeSync, LiquidVR and Ultra HD. The new SAPPHIRE Tri-X R9 390X has 2816 Stream Processors, 8GB of the latest GDDR5 memory running at 6000MHz, and an engine clock speed of 1055 MHz. This makes the SAPPHIRE Tri-X R9 390X the perfect choice for the enthusiast who demands great performance in a variety of serious applications as well as gaming.

It delivers a SAPPHIRE Performance Index* of 4 which means it is guaranteed to breeze through games at 1080p on maximum settings and deliver a great gaming experience at 1440 and beyond.

For more information, please visit www.sapphiretech.com

SAPPHIRE NITRO – A NEW GRAPHICS SERIES FOR GAMERS


19th June 2015 – Today SAPPHIRE Technology introduces a new line of graphics cards based on the latest Graphics Core Next architectures from AMD.  The new SAPPHIRE NITRO series is an evolution of our market-leading, award-winning, high-end graphics card technology developed with features designed to be attractive to the majority of PC gamers. At the same time, SAPPHIRE will also promote a new community website for gaming enthusiasts – SAPPHIRE NATION (http://sapphirenation.net/).

The excellent performance, quality, reliability and stability of high-end graphic cards has always been the preserve of the hardcore gamer. Until now.  The SAPPHIRE NITRO series boasts a range of features previously reserved for high-end cards, including long-life capacitors and award-winning SAPPHIRE Black Diamond Chokes, as well as new versions of our award-winning cooling solutions. Its elegant contours with purposeful black and gunmetal finish have been designed to suit any build. And the latest graphics architecture from AMD paired with larger frame buffers delivers fast, reliable gaming performance as well as support for the latest technologies including DirectX 12, AMD FreeSync, TrueAudio, Liquid VR, VSR scaling and Ultra HD. So whatever kind of gamer you are, the SAPPHIRE NITRO series offers you the maximum gaming experience for your budget.


The SAPPHIRE NITRO R9 390 features the latest version of our award winning Tri-X cooler now with dual ball bearings in each of the three fans for higher reliability and enhanced Intelligent Fan Control (IFC-II) which turns off the fans completely for silent operation under light load. Its heatpipe array including industry leading 10mm heatpipe and diecast heatsink design keeps the card running cool even under the most demanding applications, and the use of long life capacitors and SAPPHIRE Black Diamond chokes contributes to consistent performance and high reliability. The SAPPHIRE NITRO R9 390 has 2560 Stream Processors, 8GB of the latest GDDR5 memory running at 6000MHz, and an engine clock speed of 1010MHz. It delivers a SAPPHIRE Performance Index* of 4 which means it is guaranteed to breeze through games at 1080p on maximum settings and deliver a great gaming experience at 1440 and beyond.



The SAPPHIRE NITRO R9 380 features the latest version of our award winning Dual-X cooler now with dual ball bearings in both of the fans for higher reliability and enhanced Intelligent Fan Control (IFC-II) which turns off the fans for silent operation under light load. Its industry leading 10cm fans and diecast heatsink design keeps the card running cool even under the most demanding applications, and it also features long life capacitors and SAPPHIRE Black Diamond chokes for consistent performance and high reliability. The SAPPHIRE NITRO R9 380 has 1792 Stream Processors, 4GB of the latest GDDR5 memory running at 5800 MHz, and an engine clock speed of 985 MHz. It delivers a SAPPHIRE Performance Index* of 3 which is guaranteed to deliver a great gaming experience in high detail at 1080p and beyond.


The SAPPHIRE NITRO R7 370 also features a new Dual-X cooler with dual ball bearings in both of the fans for higher reliability and the enhanced Intelligent Fan Control (IFC-II). Its new shroud design and diecast heatsink keep the card running cool, and it again features long life capacitors and SAPPHIRE Black Diamond chokes for consistent performance and high reliability. The SAPPHIRE NITRO R7 370 has 1024 Stream Processors, 4GB of the latest GDDR5 memory running at 5600 MHz, and an engine clock speed of 985 MHz.  It delivers a SAPPHIRE Performance Index* of 2 which means it is guaranteed to deliver a great gaming experience at 1080p and beyond.

Gaming enthusiasts will also be interested in a new website also being launched this week. SAPPHIRE Nation is a SAPPHIRE community website for technology enthusiasts and gamers. It serves as a central hub for promotional activities and coalesces several social media campaigns under a single website. It is a source of more sophisticated content that would not fit on other channels, including news and views by gamers for gamers, and will play a supportive role in our future marketing campaigns. It will become the most content-rich place on the web related to SAPPHIRE, so gamers seeking knowledge, news or tech support for SAPPHIRE should consider www.sapphirenation.net as the #1 place to visit.

PowerColor PCS+ R9/ R7 300 Series officially launch- Whole New Era is Finally Opened!


Taipei, Taiwan –Jun. 18, 2015 – TUL Corporation, a leading and innovative manufacturer of AMD graphic cards since 1997, has released a whole new line of graphics cards that you have all been waiting for. All models are based on the latest GCN architecture to help deliver outstanding and extraordinary graphics performance and image quality.


PCS+ R9 390X/390 both utilizes 8GB of GDDR5 memory with 2816 stream processors and ships with core clock speed at 1060MHz for the 390X, 1010MHz on the 390, and 1500MHz memory clock speed which is connected via a new high speed 512-bit memory interface. For enhancing power efficiency and preventing losses, Digital PWM solution is provided to work at a higher frequency in order to support fine tuning adjustment and low ripple at an output voltage. Moreover, the total of 8 phase (6+1+1) board design is applied to the models for power efficiency, stability, and delivering ultimate performance at OC mode. PowlRstage increases the power up to 3-13%, features up to 1.0 MHz switching frequency, and supports efficient cooling ability. Also, the anodized back plate is attached to the back of the card to protect the components as well as helping to lower the temperature. The Efficient Trio Fan design with the Mute Fan Technology delivers intelligent fan controlling to provide noiseless environment as well as reducing the power consumption when the GPU temperature is lower than 60°C. For the best thermal solution, the card is equipped with pure copper GPU block to absorb heats from GPU. This block is connected to 3pcs of 6mm heat pipes and 1pc of 8mm heat pipe to help deliver heat to the nickel plated aluminum fins heat sink. These two models support AMD’s newest technologies such as Virtual Super Resolution, FreeSync™, Liquid VR, and 4K resolution.


PCS+ R9 390X/390 both utilizes 8GB of GDDR5 memory, ships with core clock speed at 1060MHz and 2816 stream processors for the 390X, 1010MHz and 2560 stream processors on the 390, and 1500MHz memory clock speed which is connected via a new high speed 512-bit memory interface. PCS+ R7 370 utilizes 2GB of GDDR5 memory with 1024 stream processors, and ships with 985MHz core clock speed and 1425MHz memory clock speed, also connected via a speed 256-bit memory interface. Both models adopt the features of Ferrite Conducting Power (FCP) for delivering extreme stable voltage power, multi-phases board design for enhancing the power efficiency and stability, and PowerPAK SO-8 for minimizing conducting losses and providing the excellent and stable voltage. The Mute Fan Technology and Double Blades Fan design (80mm on R9 380 and 90mm on R7 370) are used for both models. The heat sink on the R9 380 is made by the nickel plated aluminum fins covering the PCB to significantly increase the thermal efficiency and has 2pcs of 8mm heat pipes and 1 pc of 6mm heat pipe connected to the heat sink. On the other hand, R7 370’s thermal solution is different compared with R9 380. Two pieces of U-shape heat pipes are directly touching with the GPU surface, which is called “Heat pipe Direct Touch (HDT), in order to increase the heat transfer rate by 20% compared to ordinary cooling solutions. PCS+ R9 380 supports AMD’s newest technologies such as Virtual Super Resolution, FreeSync™, Liquid VR, and 4K resolution. However, PCS+ R7 370 adopts all of AMD’s technology same as PCS+ R9 380 except FreeSync™.

MSI launches new AMD 300 series graphics cards


As the world’s leading brand in graphics cards, MSI is excited to introduce a brand new line of MSI GAMING graphics cards powered by the AMD R9 and R7 300 series GPUs. Armed with the award winning Twin Frozr V cooler, this new generation of MSI AMD graphics cards is sure to deliver cool and quiet gaming sessions. MSI’s graphics cards lineup gets boosted with no less than four GAMING models based on the AMD R9 390X, R9 390 and R9 380.

Both the R9 390X GAMING 8G and R9 390 GAMING 8G cards feature a massive 8GB of VRAM to support smooth 4K gaming in the latest games such as GTA V. The R9 380 GAMING will be available in both a 4G and 2G edition. End-users will be pleased to know that all the new MSI AMD R9 300 GAMING series graphics cards come equipped with a solid metal backplate.

Completing the MSI AMD 300 GAMING lineup are the R7 370 GAMING 4G and R7 370 GAMING 2G models, which are perfect for playing some of the most popular online games such as League of Legends and DOTA 2.

   
Besides the revered GAMING series, MSI are also introducing two Armor 2X models with a striking black & white cover design. The R9 380 2GD5T OC and R7 370 2GD5T OC feature Military Class 4 Components for reliable performance and Armor 2X Thermal Design for enhanced cooling capacity. The R7 360 2GD5 OC is available to satisfy demand for smaller form factor graphics cards with solid performance.
Most of the new MSI AMD 300 series graphics cards fully support the latest AMD technologies such as FreeSync for tear-free gaming and Eyefinity for the ultimate multi-display immersive experience.

MSI GAMING APP
With the addition of the R9 and R7 300 series to the next generation of MSI GAMING graphics cards, MSI is once again raising the bar for PC gaming. The exclusive MSI GAMING App allows gamers to quickly switch between OC, Gaming and Silent modes, depending on their needs. Offering quick access to specific monitor color profiles for games, movies and a special EyeRest mode which reduces blue light for less strain during nightly gaming sessions. Now featuring the LED control tab, allowing gamers to choose from 5 unique lighting modes to set the right ambience for their gaming moments with just one click.

Name
R9 390X GAMING 8G
R9 390 GAMING 8G
R9 380 GAMING 4G
GPU
AMD Radeon™ R9 390X
AMD Radeon™ R9 390
AMD Radeon™ R9 380
Core Clock
1100 MHz
1060 MHz
1000 MHz
Memory Speed
6100 MHz
6100 MHz
5700 MHz
Memory Size / Type
8 GB / GDDR5
8 GB / GDDR5
4 GB / GDDR5
Cooling
Twin Frozr V
Twin Frozr V
Twin Frozr V
Backplate
Yes
Yes
Yes
Connectivity
DisplayPort / HDMI / DL-DVI-D x2
DisplayPort / HDMI / DL-DVI-D x2
DisplayPort / HDMI
DL-DVI-I / DL-DVI-D
Dimensions
277x129x51mm
277x129x51mm
268x138x40mm
Name
R9 380 GAMING 2G
R7 370 GAMING 4G
R7 370 GAMING 2G
GPU
AMD Radeon™ R9 380
AMD Radeon™ R7 370
AMD Radeon™ R7 370
Core Clock (Base/Boost) MHz
1000 MHz
1020 / 1070
1000 / 1050
Memory Speed
5500 MHz
5700 MHz
5700 MHz
Memory Size / Type
2 GB / GDDR5
4 GB / GDDR5
2 GB / GDDR5
Cooling
Twin Frozr V
Twin Frozr V
Twin Frozr V
Backplate
Yes
Yes
Yes
Connectivity
DisplayPort / HDMI
DL-DVI-I / DL-DVI-D
DisplayPort / HDMI
DL-DVI-I / DL-DVI-D
DisplayPort / HDMI
DL-DVI-I / DL-DVI-D
Dimensions
268x138x40mm
258x132x37mm
258x132x37mm

Name
R9 380 2GD5T OC
R7 370 2GD5T OC
R7 360 2GD5 OC
GPU
AMD Radeon™ R9 380
AMD Radeon™ R7 370
AMD Radeon™ R7 360
Core Clock (Base/Boost) MHz
980 MHz
970 / 1020
1100
Memory Speed
5500 MHz
5500 MHz
6500 MHz
Memory Size / Type
2 GB / GDDR5
2 GB / GDDR5
2 GB / GDDR5
Cooling
Armor 2X
Armor 2X
Armor
Connectivity
DisplayPort / HDMI
DL-DVI-I / DL-DVI-D
DisplayPort / HDMI
DL-DVI-I / DL-DVI-D
DisplayPort / HDMI
DL-DVI-I
Dimensions
254x128x37mm
255x124x35mm
165x110x37mm