After the past few weeks of teasing us MSI has officially announced their Z87 MPower MAX and Z87 MPower motherboards. These boards feature a very cool black and yellow design and are built specifically for overclockers and enthusiasts. Read on for all the details on each board.
The Z87 MPower MAX will feature an 20 (8+12) VRM. It will make use of Hi-C caps, Super Ferrite Chokes, a Digital PWM, and a dual-BIOS. Overclocking features include a clear CMOS switch, debug LED, Easy Button III, Multi BIOS II, voltage check points and much more. Dual 8-pin connectors are used to power the CPU so you should have enough power for some great overclocks.
A large U-shaped heatsink cools the VRM components. MSI refers to this as the “M” Cool design. The PCH has a large heatsink on it as well with a very attractive half “M” on it.
Expansion slots include three PCI Express 3.0 x16 slots, four PCI Express 3.0 x1 slots and a mPCIe slot which will support mSATA solid state drives and WiFi modules. There are eight SATA 6GB/s ports and a PEG connector is located near them. MSI is also using the same audio boost chip that they are using in their Z87 Gaming lineup.
The Z87 MPower motherboard will be a slightly cut down version of the MPower MAX with less feaatures and of course a less expensive price.