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MSI Reveals New Gaming-Series Motherboards for Next Gen

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.

Niels Broekhuijsen is a Contributing Writer for Tom's Hardware US. He reviews cases, water cooling and pc builds.

  • joraph
    Very interesting
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  • patrick47018
    Like the looks, can't wait to see more detailed features and pricing
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  • Xivilain
    HORY SHET.
    They look awesome! I'm sure they'll hold up too. Well done MSI.
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  • Darkk
    Love the color scheme!
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  • ceps
    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
    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
    I love this color scheme and the presentation of the mobo, I want the mini ITX!
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  • Johan Kryger Haglert
    If they could stop using Killer NICs that would be great.
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  • Johan Kryger Haglert
    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
    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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