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MSI have announced their first SSDs, and they’re incredibly fast

You probably know MSI from their graphics cards, motherboards, gaming laptops or even their extensive line-up of mice, keyboards and headsets, but now the component maker has announced they’re going to start making SSDs as well. Unveiled last night during their CES press conference, MSI have already got two NVMe drives lined up for launch later this year, and both of them will support the new PCIe 4.0 interface to take on next-gen drives such as Samsung’s 980 Pro and WD’s Black SN850. (more…)

MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio review

MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio review specs: CUDA Cores: 8704 Base / Boost Clock Speed: 1400MHz / 1815MHz VRAM: 10GB GDDR6X Memory Speed: 19 Gbps Power: 320W Recommended System Power: 750W Power connectors: 8-pin x3 Dimensions: 323x140x56mm Price: £780 / $760 The [cms-block] continues to be sold out almost everywhere, but when it does finally come back in stock, is it worth spending that little bit extra on one of the more expensive versions of Nvidia’s new flagship GPU? I’ve been testing the enormous MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio to find out. (more…)