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MSI to Reveal New Motherboards at Computex

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 6 comments

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.

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    griptwister , May 31, 2014 12:02 AM
    z97, yaaaayyyy!!! Now show us what's going on with x99! I want to see my future upgrade :) 
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    Nuckles_56 , May 31, 2014 1:22 AM
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    z97, yaaaayyyy!!! Now show us what's going on with x99! I want to see my future upgrade :) 

    Yeah give us x99 already
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    TheMentalist , May 31, 2014 4:35 AM
    It's Intel Gigabit LAN not Intel Gigabyte LAN right?
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    jasonelmore , May 31, 2014 7:51 AM
    slow news day? or course they will show new motherboards when a new chipset is out near computex. oh and VIDEO CARDS TOO
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    danwat1234 , May 31, 2014 1:04 PM
    At least some of those MSI motherboards have already been "revealed". You can find detailed reviews of the mpower motherboard online for instance. Maybe MSI will go into more details of the R&D behind the boards and details reviewers didn't know about but I think the motherboards are already "revealed" so MSI can't do it again.
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    jasonelmore , June 1, 2014 9:54 AM
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    At least some of those MSI motherboards have already been "revealed". You can find detailed reviews of the mpower motherboard online for instance. Maybe MSI will go into more details of the R&D behind the boards and details reviewers didn't know about but I think the motherboards are already "revealed" so MSI can't do it again.


    All of the boards in this article are in stock and shipping now at newegg at least
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