Two DisplayPort outputs, a 6-pin power connector, and two 40Gb/s USB-C ports
At Computex this week, MSI unveiled the world’s first USB-4 add-in board. The PCIe expansion card has two USB-C outputs and two DisplayPort connections, one of which can supply power of up to 100W. Even though the company didn’t show the MS-4489 in action, it said that the main USB-C port could charge quickly.
Some laptops, as well as smaller devices like tablets and handheld gaming consoles, should be able to be charged with the 100W power output. TechPowerUp got a decent glance at the card at the occasion, uncovering that the second USB-C port conveys 27W.
The two ports can move information at a pace of 40Gb/s, the standard determination for USB4 1.0 and Thunderclap 3. MSI affirmed to TechPowerUp that the MS-4489 purposes a similar host regulator as Thunderclap cards – ASMedia’s ASM4242.
Since USB4 1.0, which is based on Thunderbolt 3, was released, there has been a strong connection between Thunderbolt and USB4. Last year, the two guidelines exhibited their cutting edge details, which ought to something like twofold their exchange speeds. Both the unnamed next-generation Thunderbolt and USB4 2.0 can transfer data at speeds of 80Gb/s. The latter, on the other hand, can transmit at 120Gb/s and receive at 40Gb/s.
MSI’s new card gets power through a 6-pin connector, like an illustrations card. Although it has a x8 physical PCIe slot, it is only wired for x4. The MS-4489 ought to be useful for individuals who require additional capacity for high-end display equipment due to the high-power USB-C and DisplayPort connections.
The brand-new Prestige 16 laptop, which offers an early look at Intel’s upcoming Meteor Lake CPUs, is another noteworthy product that the company showcased at Computex. Although MSI did not specify the processor that is included in the system, it may be the same one that Intel displayed at the event because it has 22 threads.
A brand-new Z790 motherboard with Wi-Fi 7 support, a voice-changing application, a 6GB/s mesh router, brand-new RTX 4060 Ti GPUs, a 49-inch 240Hz QD-OLED monitor whose resolution is unknown, and other cutting-edge MSI displays are among the exhibits. The company also displayed a PCIe 5.0 NVMe SSD with a huge heatsink and 12/10GB/s read/write speeds, similar to Adata’s new NeonStorm.