MSI has presented the new 790FX-GD70 and 790GX-G65 motherboards for the AMD Socket AM3 platform, both motherboards come with Winki, a new instant-on operating system.
MSI, world’s leading mainboard manufacturer, has integrated its OS independent Winki device on its new AM3 790FX-GD70 and 790GX-G65 mainboards. This provides the user of the mainboard a new convenient feature: after turning on your PC, you can instantly go online, no need to wait for an OS to start up. Since Winki does not rely on any OS, the MSI 790FX-GD70 and 790GX-G65 mainboards can use its APS power saving technology while running Winki. Users can enjoy both the convenience of Winki and save power at the same time.
Winki is MSI's unique online environment
With Winki, users can navigate through the BIOS settings to instantly go online after turning on their PC, with no need to wait for an OS to start up. Winki has four major Internet services: Web page browsing, online chat/instant messaging, online phone calls (VoIP) and fast photo viewing. With support for 15 languages, adapting to this device is easy for every user.
APS + Winki, the most energy-efficient internet connection
MSI implements MSI’s exclusive APS (Active Phase Switching) technology, a BIOS-level power-saving technology which works OS independent. MSI APS does not only switch the phases of the CPU, but also of the chipset and memory. Since it does not rely on any OS, the MSI 790FX-GD70 and 790GX-G65 mainboards can use the APS power saving functionality while running Winki. Users can enjoy both the convenience of Winki and save power at the same time.
A safe online experience
Winki's web browsing function is safe and fully compatible with all websites. It can open SSL certificates for secure online transfers and supports JAVA-Script and Web 2.0 so the user's online experience is exactly what they are used to.
The most comprehensive online chat service
Winki's integrated IM/online chat function includes MSN Messenger, Yahoo Messenger, ICQ, QQ, Google Talk and SIP. Additionally, Winki can support different accounts at the same and is able to run Skype to provide fast VoIP access as soon as one turns on the PC.
Easy photo browsing and editing support
Winki's photo browser lets the user instantly access any picture on his IDE/SATA hard drives and USB devices. It also allows the user to manage all photo files and displays common formats such as JPG, JPEG, PNG, and BMP.
Dolby® Digital Sound
The 790FX-GD70 & 790GX-G65 Winki Editions support Dolby® Digital Sound for richness in bass. It provides the enjoyment of a home theatre experience and offers realistic experience while watching movies, TV, or listening to music.
MSI 790FX-GD70 & 790GX-G65 award winning mainboards
The award winning MSI 790FX-GD70 & 790GX-G65 AM3 mainboards are optimized with the second-generation MSI DrMOS and APS (Active Phase Switching) technology. Both in high and low loading conditions MSI AM3 mainboards offer the highest power conversion efficiency and effectively reduce heat. Moreover, these AM3 mainboards have some innovative overclocking features, such as OC Dial and MAX FSB.