On Friday, MSI revealed its lineup of new motherboards that will be showcased at COMPUTEX next week. These include 10 new models in the Z97 Gaming series, three new Z97 MPOWER/XPOWER boards, and 16 new models in the Z97 Pro Series group. Pricing and availability will likely be revealed next week during the show.
According to the company, the new Z97 gaming boards are designed for Intel's fourth-generation Intel processors, and focus on "speed, sound, stability and streaming." Features include "luscious" new heat-sinks, Xtreme Audio DAC, Audio Boost 2 powered by Creative Sound Blaster Cinema 2 and USB Audio Power. The boards also provide onboard M.2, SATA Express and Killer LAN. These boards come in Mini-ITX, microATX and ATX sizes.
Next we have the new Z97 MPOWER, Z97 MPOWER MAX AC and Z97 XPOWER AC, which cater to the power users and professional extreme overclockers. MSI reveals that the Z97 MPOWER MAX AC and Z97 XPOWER AC have "robust" VRM heat sinks that are prepared for water cooling. The company also reports that the MSI Z97 XPOWER AC and Z97 MPOWER MAX AC motherboards broke the 7 GHz mark by hitting 7100.89 MHz.
Finally, we have the new MSI Z97 Pro Series, which arrive in Mini-ITX, microATX and ATX sizes. Features include Gigabyte LAN from Intel, official Nvidia SLI support, and on-board M.2 and SATA Express for fast storage performance with transfer speeds up to 10 Gbps. These Pro boards also pack Guard-Pro and reliable Military Class 4 components.
We expect to know more about these motherboards next week, so stay tuned.