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MSI Reveals New Gaming-Series Motherboards for Next Gen

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 9 comments

MSI has revealed a whole array of new motherboards.

MSI has officially revealed a whole bunch of new motherboards, all of which are based on the next generation of hardware. It won't tell us exactly on what platform the hardware is based, but from the looks of it, it's quite a safe assumption that these boards will go hand-in-hand with the Haswell Refresh parts.

MSI tells us that all the motherboards included in this reveal will feature Killer E2200 networking adapters as well as support for M.2 SSDs. The pictures show us that the Gaming 9 variant, as well as the Mini-ITX "Gaming" branded motherboard, also feature Wireless AC connectivity. All the boards will also have vastly improved onboard audio with an implementation from Creative.

MSI also revealed that it has built different I/O shields for this lineup of motherboards, as unlike older shields, the metallic edge around it will also be treated, making it blend in much better with the rear of your enclosure.

Further details have not been revealed yet. Pricing and availability information is also still scarce. During the wait though, enjoy the images below. MSI did emphasize that these boards are not production units yet, so the final products can still differ.

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    joraph , April 16, 2014 3:25 PM
    Very interesting
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    patrick47018 , April 16, 2014 3:35 PM
    Like the looks, can't wait to see more detailed features and pricing
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    Xivilain , April 16, 2014 5:39 PM
    HORY SHET.
    They look awesome! I'm sure they'll hold up too. Well done MSI.
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    Darkk , April 16, 2014 6:04 PM
    Love the color scheme!
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    ceps , April 16, 2014 6:37 PM
    Screwed ITX layout, will be a nightmare to use any decent air cooler. They didn't learn anything from ASUS
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    Optimus_Toaster , April 16, 2014 6:52 PM
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    Screwed ITX layout, will be a nightmare to use any decent air cooler. They didn't learn anything from ASUS

    What is wrong with it? Never used mini itx before.

    Also I can't wait for their new mpower boards. I love yellow themed PCs.
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    ferooxidan , April 17, 2014 1:01 AM
    I love this color scheme and the presentation of the mobo, I want the mini ITX!
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    Johan Kryger Haglert , April 17, 2014 2:01 AM
    If they could stop using Killer NICs that would be great.
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    Johan Kryger Haglert , April 17, 2014 2:04 AM
    Only reason I haven't bought a z87 mini-itx motherboard so far is that it only allow such a ridicilous amount of RAM.

    The AMD boards allow 32 GB but ..

    Kinda thought about getting an AMD kit instead and just upgrade say one year from now to an Intel kit then. In that case I would possibly just settle for the APU now and get that future generation of graphics card then rather than say z97 + Haswell refresh "now" and GTX 770/R9 290.
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    c123456 , April 17, 2014 4:24 AM
    Why can't we get away from Red/Black themed mobos? I'd prefer all motherboards to be solid black so it works with all color schemes.
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    MrGulio , April 17, 2014 7:19 AM
    Oooo boy, I can't wait for another $400 Z87 mobo aimed at gamers with more money than sense. The black and red motif means it goes faster, right?
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    falchard , April 18, 2014 2:02 PM
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    If they could stop using Killer NICs that would be great.

    I would rather them use Killer NICs instead of Realtek Horse Manure like everyone else.
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    Johan Kryger Haglert , April 18, 2014 7:52 PM
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    If they could stop using Killer NICs that would be great.

    I would rather them use Killer NICs instead of Realtek Horse Manure like everyone else.
    The problem is that I want to use Linux, OS X hack and possibly FreeBSD and weirdgear isn't an advantage. Isn't there like no advantage at all in using Killer NIC vs Intel NIC in Windows too? Feel more like a Razer advantage .. as in "thanks but no thanks - pretty marketing though .."
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    Gamer AshRut , April 19, 2014 3:26 AM
    What socket is that?
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    Optimus_Toaster , April 19, 2014 8:01 AM
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    What socket is that?


    Socket 1150. So it will support haswell, haswell refresh and possibly broadwell (if that is the next generation)
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