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MSI is making a portable IPS gaming display with a 240Hz refresh rate

MSI is making a portable IPS gaming display with a 240Hz refresh rate

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Asus has one on the horizon as well. (Image Credit: MSI) CES is already handing out awards for its upcoming event in January 2020, and as such, MSI is an innovation award honoree. It earned the designation for its upcoming Optix MAG161, a portable gaming display. Wondering what exactly that is? Think of it as a gaming laptop display, without the laptop. There aren't many details to go on, though according to the award page, it's "crafted as a small form factor with a slim 5mm vibrant 240Hz IPS panel." The award page also states it supports both USB Type-C and HDMI connections. El Chapuzas Informatico lists a few more details, saying it consists of a 15.6-inch panel with a 1920x1080 resolution and 3ms response time (gray-to-gray). I'm not sure where the site is getting i
This RGB memory kit runs faster in certain Gigabyte Aorus motherboards

This RGB memory kit runs faster in certain Gigabyte Aorus motherboards

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In certain Aorus motherboards, Gigabyte's newest DDR4-3600 kit can boost to 3733MHz. Gigabyte has added an interesting feature to its newest Aorus RGB memory kit, one that allows it to run faster in certain motherboards with minimal fuss. It's called "Aorus Boost," and it gives users up to a 4 percent bump in performance. Even without the boost feature, Gigabyte's new 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4-3600 memory kit is the fastest one it has released so far. At 3600MHz, the timings are configured at 18-19-19-39, according to the RAM's main product page and Gigabyte's press release. (Curiously, the specifications section lists slightly higher timings—19-19-19-43 on Intel platforms and 20-19-19-43 on Ryzen configs, so go figure.) It's the boost feature that is somewhat interesting, tho