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MicroStar International (MSI) has a series of gaming motherboards in the works and plans to show them off at CeBIT 2013 next month. The new boards will be thrust into the market to face up to the likes of the ASUS ROG and the Asrock Fatal1ty series. The MSI “G” Motherboard family’s USPs will include enhanced networking capabilities and MSI “Gaming Device Ports”, specially optimised for speed and durability.

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They could so dominate the m-itx market if they release a worthwhile gaming MB.
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lol, do people still fall for this kind of marketing :l gaming device ports..
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lol, do people still fall for this kind of marketing :l gaming device ports..
The integrated Killer E2200 network chip is nice but I agree the 'gaming' USB ports thing is very gimmicky.
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The integrated Killer E2200 network chip is nice but I agree the 'gaming' USB ports thing is very gimmicky.

both are gimmicks really.
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lol, do people still fall for this kind of marketing :l gaming device ports..
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both are gimmicks really.

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You can now overclock your USB ports thumb.gif
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Doesn't gold connectors only help with analog signals?
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Just sounds like marketing spin to me. I'll believe MSI offer a product to compete with the ROG series when I see it. Gaming ports or enhanced network chips are just a bunch of crap to suck unsuspecting customers in.

Don't get me wrong, I would love an alternative to the ROG series in the hope it would bring prices down a bit, but I seriously doubt these boards will do much in the way of competing with the ROG series of boards. I mean, if the features they are bragging about now are this weak and basically just marketing spin, I can't really see them bringing any serious competition.

What I would really love to see is a great overclocking board with support for quad GPU setups. So I want beefy, high quality VRM's to maximise OC stability and power delivery, I want a board with a decent heatsink design to dissipate heat, and for the love of god, don't put any stupid gun-shaped/military themed heatsinks on the board! We're not 12 years old!

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Doesn't gold connectors only help with analog signals?
They don't really help with anything, they don't corrode but I've never had a non-gold connector corrode anyway tongue.gif
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