The all-digital CES (Consumer Electronic Show) 2021 is just around the corner. We don’t like breaking good trends, and MSI is proud to announce that more than a few of our products received accolades and honors for the 11th year running. The CES 2021 Innovation Awards is an annual competition that honors outstanding design and engineering in consumer technology products.

We won Honoree awards for products ranging from motherboards to compact gaming desktops across the ‘Gaming,’ ‘Computer Hardware & Components,’ and the ‘Computer Peripherals & Accessories’ Categories at CES 2021.

MSI MEG Z490 GODLIKE Motherboard

CES 2021 Honoree Award Winner: Gaming; Computer Hardware & Components

The GODLIKE name has become synonymous with unmatched power and unlocking the true potential of computer hardware. We continue to push the boundaries of overclocking, with several GODLIKE motherboards setting and breaking one performance world record after another on many fronts.

The MEG Z490 GODLIKE embraces these ideas and offers the absolute best in innovative technology from our arsenal – allowing for an unmatched gaming and overclocking experience on 10th Generation Intel CPUs.

A robust VRM solution and the FROZR Heatsink join forces to guarantee a premium overclocking experience to ensure that you can unlock that last ounce of performance without compromising stability.

The MEG Z490 GODLIKE also comes equipped with dual LAN (10 Gigabit and 2.5 Gigabit) and Wi-Fi 6 for ultra-fast networking, whether you go wired or wireless. High-speed storage and accessories pose no challenge with the on-board triple M.2 slots and the dual Thunderbolt 3 ports.


CES 2021 Honoree Award Winner: Computer Hardware & Components

When it comes to extreme memory overclocking, nothing touches the MSI B550 UNIFY-X, the current record holder for the world’s fastest DDR4 memory speeds – a mind-bending 7,004 MHz!

This overclocking-centric motherboard has been designed to address the needs of so many extreme overclockers who want the very best thermal designs, an excellent memory layout, as well as a robust VRM and power delivery system to get them to the top of the charts.

An aggressive VRM goes above and beyond with a total of 14+2 direct digital power phases to handle even the most extreme overclocks. MSI’s Core Boost technology combines the premium layout and the digital power design for undistorted current delivery to the CPU at pin-point precision.

A unique MOSFET Baseplate cools down the MOSFETS. Simultaneously, a 6-layer PCB helps ensure efficient power delivery to allow for rock-solid stability even when you’re pushing hardware to the very limit.

The B550 UNIFY-X also comes equipped with 4 M.2 slots that support the latest PCI-E Gen 4 standard to deliver blazing-fast storage performance.
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MSI Optix MPG321QRF WQHD and Optix MPG341QR UWQHD Gaming Monitors

CES 2021 Honoree Award Winners: Gaming

At MSI, we genuinely believe in pushing the envelope. The MSI Optix MPG321QRF and Optix MPG341QR are next-generation Smart AI Gaming Monitors focusing on delivering a premium gaming experience.

While the MPG321QRF is a 32” WQHD Gaming Monitor (2560x1440), the MPG341QR is a 34” UWQHD Gaming Monitor (3440x1440). An ultrawide display like the one the MPG341QR UWQHD Monitor is an excellent choice for those who want uncompromising immersion as well as ample screen real estate. On the other hand, if you’re more comfortable with a traditional 16:9 widescreen monitor, the MPG321QRF offers a classic 1440p resolution along with all the smarts.

Both models come equipped with next-gen smart capabilities like Adaptive Brightness 2.0, NightVision AI, Smart RGB, and AI Crosshair. It streamlines and processes information, automatically implementing the best settings for an immersive gaming experience.

You know those dark scenes in games that have you hunting for the target? NightVision AI automatically assesses the scene and brings lighting up a notch or two for a more natural, dark setting where you aren’t entirely blind. Adaptive Brightness 2.0 allows the monitor to automatically adjust the monitor according to the ambient lighting in your gaming space.
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MSI Optix MAG163

CES 2021 Honoree Award Winner: Computer Peripherals & Accessories

When it comes to gaming using portable devices like phones, tablets, or even a portable console like a Nintendo Switch, the biggest compromise is always the screen. If you’re someone who values both portability and a premium gaming experience, the MSI Optix MAG163 Portable Gaming Monitor is the perfect fit – literally. You can bring it anywhere, and it’ll fit into any backpack easily.

It’s a 15.6” Full HD (1920x1080) Touch IPS Panel that delivers gorgeous colors, excellent viewing angles, and valuable screen real estate for portable gaming devices with relatively smaller screens. In fact, it not only allows you to game using a larger screen, but it also allows you to set up a usable workspace without carrying a laptop at a moment’s notice. What’s more, with a thickness of just 5mm, you can easily find space for it in any backpack.

There’s a bonus for Nintendo Switch users. The MAG163 monitor’s case can house your Switch easily and also has a built-in stand so you can set it up at precisely the angle you want.

The MSI Optix MAG163 also features built-in speakers for an incredible multimedia experience on the move. It also comes with a variety of input options like USB Type-C and Mini-HDMI™ – perfect for portable devices like smartphones, cameras, a Nintendo Switch, or even a laptop.
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MSI MAG Trident S

CES 2021 Honoree Award Winner: Gaming; Computer Peripherals & Accessories

Think of a desktop PC. If you’re thinking about a giant, bulky machine that’s something you have to find space for, you’re right. That IS how most desktop PCs look. However, MSI has poured in years of engineering and design work to come up with a gaming desktop that’s…different. The MAG Trident S comes with a sleek and gorgeous 2L case but doesn’t compromise on performance. It’s not just a desktop; it’s also a boutique decoration for your home.

It can bring gorgeous, triple-A gaming to any living room without looking out of place. It’s sleek and compact enough to blend in with any modern living room décor where you can connect it to your TV and enjoy the latest games in peace. The Trident S also comes equipped with an HDMI™ port and S/PDIF with 7.1 channel surround sound and exclusive Nahimic Sound Software to work with many audio/video solutions.

In addition to being an all-round media center for your living room, the Trident S is a capable computing machine. It houses some seriously impressive hardware. There’s an 8-core, 16-thread AMD Ryzen 7 4700G inside this gorgeous PC, ensuring that it can tackle even the most intensive computing tasks without breaking a sweat. The Trident S can also easily handle the latest cloud-streaming games from services like Xbox Cloud Gaming, Nvidia GeForce Now, or Sony PlayStation Now at 4K resolution.

When going with a compact desktop, one of the chief concerns is always about thermal performance and heat dissipation. With MSI’s exclusive Silent Storm Cooling air chamber design, the CPU and Power Supply are housed in separate chambers for more efficient cooling – allowing for more powerful parts even in a compact design.
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Watch MSI’s Excusive Premiere Event on 13th January 2021 at 11:00AM PST to find out more about what’s in store for 2021! There’s a lot to discuss.