City of Industry, CA. – May 28, 2010 – Micro-Star International (MSI), a leading manufacturer of motherboards, graphics cards and consumer electronic devices today proudly announces its partnering with Futuremark, the world leader in 3D, mobile and PC benchmarking, to officially introduce 3DMark 11, the upcoming version of the world’s most popular benchmark for measuring 3D graphics performance of DirectX 11 gaming PCs. The hands-on 3DMark 11 demonstration will be available publicly for the first time in the Big Bang Area at the MSI Booth (No.L607) in Nangang Exhibition Hall during COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2010, running from June 1st to June 5th. The award-winning MSI R5870 Lightning, the flagship ATI Radeon HD 5000 series graphics cards, and MSI Big Bang Series XPower, the INTEL X58 gaming motherboard, will be used as the DirectX 11 gaming platform to demonstrate the amazing visual performance and astonishing image quality of next generation 3D gaming technology. The 3DMark 11 trailer and screenshots taken from the tech demo called “Deep Sea” is available at http://www.3dmark.com/

To provide hardcore gamers total immersion and detailed game play experiences, MSI take full advantage of cutting-edge DirectX 11 technology by introducing the MSI award winning Lightning Series of NVIDIA Geforce 400 and ATI Radeon HD 5000 series graphics cards with support for DirectX 11; with more DirectX 11 compatible games and graphics cards available in 2010 and the partnership with Futuremark on 3DMark 11, MSI expects the increased adoption of DirectX 11 capabilities such as tessellation, depth of field effects, compute shaders and multi-threading. MSI will again partner with Futuremark on the major launch of 3DMark 11 in Q3 to provide gamers with a more affordable bundled solution with MSI DirectX 11 ready graphics card lineups.

For more information about DirectX 11 ready motherboards and graphics cards used for the 3DMark 11 live demo at Computex 2010, please check out the videos at:
MSI Big Bang Xpower, INTEL X58 Gaming Series: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gP96duB9FZw
MSI Lightning Gaming Series Graphics cards: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A0i0Jw8yxeA

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