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Feature: RTX 2080-level power in a 15.6in laptop

CES 2019: MSI’s ultra thin GS65 Stealth laptop gets an RTX refresh

MSI's RTX 2080-powered GS75 Stealth laptop may have been their big announcement for this year's CES, but personally I was much more taken with the next model down, the newly RTX-refreshed GS65 Stealth. Also packed with an RTX 2080 in its energy-efficient and laptop-friendly Max-Q design, MSI's calling this 15.6in laptop the most powerful ultra slim device of its respective size category, and it's a…

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Feature: A stealthy gaming laptop indeed... until you open the lid, that is

CES 2019: MSI’s GS75 Stealth is a super slim 17in laptop with an RTX 2080 crammed inside

Nvidia's RTX 2060 may have dominated most of the graphics card headlines at this year's CES, but down on the show floor you simply can't move for RTX gaming laptops. Chief among them is MSI's new GS75 Stealth, which has been shoved in my face at no fewer than three separate appointments I've been to in the last two days. This is mostly because it's…

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Feature: But a not so tiny(ish) price

MSI Trident X 9th review: A tiny(ish) RTX 2080 PC

Despite being part of the same series as MSI's console-like Trident 3 8th PC, the Trident X is a much more substantial kind of gaming desktop. It's much larger for starters, although its 396x383x130mm dimensions still place at the smaller end of the desktop PC scale, and its fixed base means it has to stand vertically instead of having the option to lie it on…

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Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2018: Best gaming mouse and keyboard deals

There's not long to go now before this year's Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals jamboree draws to a close, so if you've been holding out for a top notch gaming mouse and keyboard deal, now is the time to get one. In truth, there aren't that many new Cyber Monday mouse and keyboard deals going on today, as many are still the same price…

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Feature: An offer you can't refuse - this time for our US readers

Build a Black Friday PC: The best 1080p gaming PC for under $590

Black Friday is a brilliant time for upgrading your PC on the cheap, but arguably it's an even better time for first-time PC builders looking to assemble all the necessary parts for the lowest price possible. Now I've already cribbed together a PC for UK builders that can play Plunkbat and Battlefield V on max settings at 1080p for under £600, but for US builders…

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Feature: Clash of the 4K titans

RTX 2080 Ti benchmark showdown: Nvidia vs MSI vs Zotac

Despite costing an arm, a leg plus a couple of kidneys, Nvidia's GeForce RTX 2080Ti has quickly established itself as the [block id="604467" title="Best graphics card"] on the planet. If you've ever wanted to play games in 4K at the highest settings without the faff of gaffer-taping two GPUs together via SLI bridges and whatnot, the RTX 2080Ti is by far and away the best…

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Feature: An invigorating first step towards a mechanical keyboard?

MSI Vigor GK40 review: Membranical meets RGB

Let's face it, we all fear change and spending lots of money, which is probably why many of us still play games on cheap, squidgy membrane keyboards instead of sharp, expensive clicky-clacky mechanical ones. There's nothing wrong with membrane keyboards, of course, but they're not always best-suited to faster-paced games that require nice, quick and responsive finger-tapping. As a result, a good way of dipping…

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Feature: Getting a grip

MSI Clutch GM60 review: A flexible gaming mouse that ultimately falls a bit flat

As £70 / $69 gaming mice go, the MSI Clutch GM60 is arguably one of the most adaptable mice I've seen in a while. It's ambidextrous for starters, making it a good pick for right and left-handed PC peeps alike, but you also get not one, but two pairs of magnetic side covers, an extra USB cable (one braided, one rubber) and an additional top…

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Feature: One for the ages?

MSI Aegis 3 8th review: The PC that thinks it’s from Dead Space

When I opened up the box containing MSI's Aegis 3 8th PC, I wasn't entirely sure whether I was looking at a miniature desktop or the disembodied head of Dead Space protagonist Issac Clarke. With its pointed stack of glowing RGB strips and dark, angular chassis, the Aegis 3 is a dead ringer for Clarke's ominous helmet, albeit without the added decoration of spattered Necromorph…

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Feature: A console you really need to fork out for, too

MSI Trident 3 8th review: The PC that thinks it’s a console

The MSI Trident 3 8th is probably the most console-like mini PC I've ever laid eyes on. Measuring 346x323x72mm, it's roughly the same size as an original Xbox One, and can be laid down on its side if you don't fancy standing it vertically with its accompanying base. That's pretty handy if you're after a PC that can sit neatly inside a TV stand, although…

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Feature: Vim and vigor

MSI Vigor GK80 review: Red vs Silver Cherry MX switches

When MSI sent me their Vigor GK80 mechanical keyboard earlier in the year, I was only able to test the version that came with red Cherry MX switches. You may recall, however, that it's also available with silver Cherry MX switches as well. Well, now I can finally give you a proper verdict on which one's better, as the silver Vigor GK80 has just arrived…

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Feature: All aboard

MSI X470 Gaming M7 AC review: Easy overclocking for Ryzen+

AMD's Ryzen+ CPUs have arrived and if you've read our Ryzen 5 2600/2600X or Ryzen 7 2700/2700X reviews, then you'll know there's a lot to like. Indeed, one of the great things about AMD's new family of processors is that you might not even have to buy a new motherboard to start using them, as every Ryzen+ chip will happily slot into every existing AM4…

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Feature: Optical illusions

MSI Optix MPG27CQ review: A great monitor with bonus RGB options

As 27in 2560x1440 monitors go, the MSI Optix MPG27CQ is one that really likes to get up in your face. It's only 27in across the diagonal, but its curved VA panel and ginormous base gives it quite a sizable footprint. Indeed, you'll need 379mm clearance to fit this beast on your desk, which is just about enough room to stick your keyboard in front of it, but…

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Feature: Pretty pixels cost pounds and pence

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050Ti review: The best 1080p graphics card under £200

It's been a pretty bleak couple of months for anyone hoping to buy a new graphics card, but there's still a bit of good news to be found for those whose ambitions stop firmly at getting a great gaming experience at 1920x1080, as entry-level cards like the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050Ti on test here have been largely unaffected by recent price hikes. Indeed, the GTX 1050Ti…

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Feature: A laptop that really does cost an arm and a leg

MSI GT75VR Titan Pro review: The ultimate gaming laptop if you’re willing to sell a kidney

We’ve looked at our fair share of gaming laptops at RPS over the last year, but nothing has been quite so preposterous as MSI’s new GT75VR 7RF Titan Pro. This three grand mega laptop has the complete works: an Nvidia GTX 1080 chip paired with a quad-core 2.9GHz Intel Core i7-7820HK processor and 32GB of RAM, a 17.3in, 120Hz Full HD display (which I can…

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Feature: By the Furies, it's big

3D Card Update: AMD Fury, How Much Graphics Memory Is Enough, Nvidia’s New Budget Graphics

It's time to catch up with the latest graphics kit and developments as fully unified shader architectures wait for no man. Nvidia has just released a new value-orientated 3D card in the GeForce GTX 950. We're talking roughly £120 / $160 and so entry-level for serious gaming. But could you actually live with it? Meanwhile, AMD's flagship Radeon R9 Fury graphics has landed at Laird…

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Feature: Eight million pixels may not be as a good as it sounds

To 4K Or Not 4K? The Pros & Cons Of Ultra-HD Gaming

With Laird Towers currently undergoing major renovations, RPS's hardware coverage has been forced to retreat to the vaults. But that hasn't stopped me. No, I've battled through the dust, the rubble, the builders lumbering about the place at ungodly hours of the morning (I regard consciousness before 9:30am as rather uncivilised) and the relentless tea-making to bring you some reflections on 4K gaming. We've covered…

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Feature: Riv-eting LoL

“Where does this guy come up with these picks?” – Riv On Day 1 Of The LoL Mid-Season Invitational

The first day of the League of Legends [official site] Mid-Season Invitational saw eight of the fifteen Round Robin group stage matches play out between six of the best teams in the world. The kickoff match put the home side, North America's Team SoloMid, on the back foot as Europe's Fnatic pulled the rug from under them with a surprise Cassiopeia pick on top lane.…

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What Is And Where To Watch League Of Legends MSI

Greetings from the Sunshine State! Which is apparently what Florida is called even at nighttime. I'll be out here covering the League of Legends Mid-Season Invitational for the next few days so it's probably a good idea to explain a) what the Mid-Season Invitational is and b) when the various bits of it are happening in case you want to follow along.

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