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MSI has announced new Z690 motherboards for 12th Gen Intel Core processors and a product line called Powered by MSI. It is intended to assist DIY enthusiasts with compatibility issues in building or modifying their PCs. MSI has also announced the world’s first PC cases to support the new USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 (20 Gbps) standard.

Z690 Motherboards

There are versions for all that support PCIe 5.0 and DDR5. Gaming and PRO Series are also available in versions supporting DDR4. Memory overclocking performance for DDR5 has been improved by over 30 percent with XMP 3.0. PCIe ports have been re-enforced with extra solder points on the PCB for modern graphics cards, which have grown considerably in size and weight with recent generations. Select models have up to five M.2 SSD slots, including up to four M.2 Gen4 slots. All Z690 motherboards feature a new rotatable EZ M.2 clip to assist in installing the drives.

Powered by MSI

MSI has started a new product line after research and feedback from its customers regarding compatibility and stability issues when building a PC. The branding will cover motherboards, coolers, power supplies, and PC cases to assure customers that said products are compatible with each other.

One of our feedback surveys indicates that many DIY users experienced some form of compatibility issue during PC assembly. To address these concerns, MSI is introducing a new concept known as: “Powered by MSI”, which aims to provide a brand new experience to the DIY community. It keeps the flexibility of a DIY PC and offers the stability of a desktop. With Powered By MSI products, users no longer need to worry about compatibility and stability risks. We put in a lot of effort to make sure all MSI products including motherboard, liquid cooler, power supply unit, and PC case, work well with one another.

World’s First USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 Ready PC Cases

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MSI is also the first to introduce USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 front ports on its PC cases. The new USB Type-C standard supports speeds of up to 20 Gbps when combined with Z690 motherboards.

This is a complete list of current MSI PC cases that can support USB 3.2 Gen 2×2’s 20Gbps:

MEG PROSPECT 700R : COMING SOON
MPG GUNGNIR 110R WHITE : COMING SOON
MPG GUNGNIR 110R : https://www.msi.com/PC-Case/MPG-GUNGNIR-110R
MPG GUNGNIR 110M : https://www.msi.com/PC-Case/MPG-GUNGNIR-110M
MPG GUNGNIR 111R : https://www.msi.com/PC-Case/MPG-GUNGNIR-111R
MPG SEKIRA 100R : https://www.msi.com/PC-Case/MPG-SEKIRA-100R
MPG SEKIRA 100P : https://www.msi.com/PC-Case/MPG-SEKIRA-100P
MAG VAMPIRIC 300R : https://www.msi.com/PC-Case/MAG-VAMPIRIC-300R
MAG VAMPIRIC 300R PACIFIC BLUE : https://www.msi.com/PC-Case/MAG-VAMPIRIC-300R-PACIFIC-BLUE
MAG VAMPIRIC 300R MIDNIGHT GREEN : https://www.msi.com/PC-Case/MAG-VAMPIRIC-300R-MIDNIGHT-GREEN
MPG QUIETUDE 100S : https://www.msi.com/PC-Case/MPG-QUIETUDE-100S
MPG VELOX 100P AIRFLOW : https://www.msi.com/PC-Case/MPG-VELOX-100P-AIRFLOW
MPG VELOX 100R : https://www.msi.com/PC-Case/MPG-VELOX-100R

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As a child of the 70’s I was part of the many who became enthralled by the video arcade invasion of the 1980’s. Saving money from various odd jobs I purchased my first computer from a friend of my...

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