MSI has been teasing their upcoming Z87 motherboards on their Facebook pages and other social accounts. Last week we saw the MPower Max Motherboard and the past weeks before that we got a closer look at the Z87 XPower Motherboard. Well MSI is back to the XPower board releasing the photo that you see below, which gives us even more details about the upcoming board.
All motherboard manufactures are preparing their Z87 motherboards for Intel’s upcoming Haswell processor launch, which will happen at Computex in June. Today we know what the top gaming motherboard from ECS will be. It is the Z87H3-A2X Extreme and it does look quite impressive!
MSI has been using Facebook to give us a little glimpse of their upcoming Haswell motherboards. Just last week they released a shot of their Z87 XPower motherboard, which has a 32-phase VRM! Today they have released another shot of a different board, the Z87 MPower MAX which features MSI’s Military Class 4 components.
Just last week we got our first look at MSI’s upcoming Big Bang Z87 XPower Motherboard. MSI showed a few photos and a teaser video, which did not show all that much. Today on MSI’s UK Facebook page they have released the photo you see below. The photo shows some of the components that are going to be used on this new board as part of their Military Class 4 components. These include Super Ferrite Chokes, black solid state capacitors, and a total of 32 VRM power phases!
Gigabyte has a teaser website up for their upcoming Z87 G1-Killer motherboard. The G1 Series are motherboards specifically designed for gamers and not only offer great designs but things like onboard KillerNIC’s and audio solutions from Creative. As the photo you see below suggests the G1-Killer Z87 board will feature an internal liquid cooling solution, much like the one on the ASRock Z77 OC Formula and which is also available on ASUS’s Maximus V Formula.
Intel’s expected launch of Haswell keeps on getting closer and closer and motherboard manufacturers are gearing up for it as they are working on socket LGA1150 motherboards for the new platform. MSI is one such manufacturer and they are teasing their new flagship motherboard that directly targets enthusiasts and overclockers. This motherboard is based off of Intel’s Z87 Express chipset and falls in MSI’s Big Bang series bearing the name Z87 XPower.
Normally you do not hear much about Intel’s own motherboard line. This is due to the fact that it really is not all that impressive and companies like ASUS and Gigabyte market their products a whole lot better. Intel has already announced it is going to back out of the consumer motherboard business, but that has not stopped them from creating boards for the upcoming “Haswell” platform. Below you see their DZ87KL-75K, which is their top enthusiast board for the upcoming Haswell Z87 Lynx Point platform.
It seems ASUS is working on a variant of their Republic of Gamers Rampage IV Extreme motherboard. This board is made for people who may be tired of the red / black scheme on Republic of Gamers boards. The Rampage IV Extreme Black as you can guess has all an all black appearance, with a few grey accents here and there. Besides the color changes it is pretty much identical to the original board.
Workstation motherboards are made for some pretty intense tasks. With ASUS’s new P9X79-E WS motherboard you sure will be able to do a lot! The thing that really sets this board apart from others is that it has seven PCI Express 3.0 slots. So if you choose you are able to install seven single-slot cards or four dual-slot cards. The large number of PCI Express slots is great for users who have PCI Express-based video capture, RAID, and SSD storage components.
It has been quite a while since we have taken a look at a motherboard from Gigabyte. The last board we looked at was the Z77X-UD3H back when the Z77 chipset first launched. It has been quite a while since the Z77 launch and we are seeing a second round of Z77 motherboards appear. The Z77X-UD4H is part of of this new round of motherboards and builds upon the UD3H by adding some new features to the board. The Z77X-UD4H is a great motherboard for people looking to get into the Z77 chipset without having to drop a whole lot of money. Right now the Z77X-UD4H is selling for $164.99, which makes it one of the more inexpensive Z77 motherboards available. Don’t let the price tag fool you though, this board is filled with great features! Let’s dive in…