by Anton Shilov
04/04/2013 | 11:59 PM
MicroStar International, one of the leading producers of mainboards, this week initiated sales of its G-series motherboards that are specifically designed for professional gamers and are equipped with special network processors, ultra high-speed ports, overclocking features and advanced audio. In addition, the mainboards features advanced overclocking capabilities and enhanced reliability.
“The MSI Z77 Gaming motherboards are designed to have as little lag as possible, to have the best possible input relay connections from your devices (mouse, keyboard and headset) and has the best audio set up integrated in the motherboard and has room for several graphics cards. These are but a few examples of how MSI has tried to perfect this Gaming motherboard for the enthusiasts who want the best hardware to get the best performance where it counts: in-game,” said Patrik “cArn” Sättermon, a professional gamer from Team Fnatic.
MSI Gaming-series motherboards are equipped with Qualcomm Atheros Killer E2205 Gigabit Ethernet network adapter that prioritizes video-games related network packages, which provides shorter latency. The latest revision of the Killer network chip has many advantages for gamers over previous revisions found on other motherboards. A new and upgraded driver and user interface will deliver a great user experience, allowing gamers to take full control of their network traffic and its prioritization. With Killer networking, gamers can finally maximize the utilization of their gaming PC’s simply because they are no longer limited to only running one bandwidth critical application at a time. The Killer E2200 also comes with drivers that support both Windows and Linux operating systems.
Gamers will be able enjoy upgraded surround sound through their stereo headphones, enhanced gaming sound effects and Smart Volume control for long gaming sessions. When using Sound Blaster Cinema, gamers will be able to hear their opponents more clearly and easily while enjoying the competitive advantage of accurate positional audio to reveal the precise location of their opponents.
In addition, the mainboards will feature MSI Gaming Device Ports, a PS/2 port with up to 1000Hz polling rate for advanced mice.
Finally, MSI G-series mainboards will feature the company’s OC Genie overclocking capabilities, will utilize high-endurance components and will undergo rigorous burn-in tests needed to get MSI’s “Military Class III” logotype.
The initial family of MSI Gaming-series mainboards will consist of three motherboards based on Intel Z77 core-logic as well as one platform powered by Intel B75 chipset. All mainboards are designed for current-generation Intel Core i-series microprocessors in LGA1150 form-factor.
MSI’s G-series mainboards will directly compete against Asustek Computer’s Republic of Gamers (ROG) as well as Asrock’s Fatal1ty families of advanced mainboards and will in some cases offer even better functionality tailored specifically for gamers
“Because not every gamer is created equal, we don’t take a ‘one size fits all’ approach to Gaming motherboards. For you this means you can enjoy your Gaming motherboard without paying for features you will never use and this allows us to provide true Gaming motherboards in segments the market has never seen before. In the end of the day, you’ll have the board you need to be at the top of your game,” a statement by MSI reads.