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AMD Might Be Making Combat Crates With MSI


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This is a somewhat interesting piece of news, and could also prove helpful for some, though there is an odd point to it. According to VideoCardz, AMD is working with MSI to offer "Combat Crates," which include a Ryzen CPU, a compatible motherboard, and MSI RX 580 Armor graphics card. Only two of these crates are known of by VideoCardz, with one offering a Ryzen 5 1600 and the other a Ryzen 7 1700, while both come with a B350-based motherboard. You may have noticed that odd point now, as these are 1st generation Ryzen parts, and not from the freshly released 2nd generation Ryzen platform. While these parts are hardly poor-performers from last year, it still seems a little odd, but depending on the pricing, this could be exactly what some people are looking for. By bundling the graphics card with the CPU and motherboard, it might be a way to sell these parts to people looking to build gaming PCs without breaking their budget on mining-inflated GPU prices.

We will just have to wait and see if these are officially announced, and then if this partnership will extend to more Combat Crates from MSI, or even to other AIB partners.

Source: VideoCardz

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