MSI is gearing up for the Z97 Express chipset launch and their primary motherboard lines for the launch will be the Gaming Series and the OC Series. While the Gaming Series will cover price points from $100 up to $220 and will offer features for gamers and mainstream users the OC Series is priced between $200 and $400 and will offer products for competitive overclockers and enthusiasts. The OC Series is made up of three motherboards, the Z97 MPower, Z97 MPower MAX AC and the Z97 XPower AC.
Well we have already detailed ASUS’s upcoming Z97 motherboards from their Republic of Gamers and TUF Series so that leaves us with the Legacy line. This includes the long running Deluxe Series and Workstation (WS) motherboards.
It looks like Gigabyte has unveiled their upcoming Z97 motherboards, which will include their Gaming G1 Series and their OC Force products. The Gaming G1 Series is of course aimed towards gamers while the OC series is more focused towards overclockers and enthusiasts.
Yesterday we revealed all of the details of ASUS’s Z97 Republic of Gamers motherboards. Well at the same event ASUS was showing off their TUF Series Z97 motherboards. Just like ASUS’s other Z97 motherboards the TUF series has been updated with new features.
It looks like ASUS held an event overseas to show off their new Z97 motherboards. At this event they showed off their Republic of Gamers, TUF and Legacy Z97 motherboard lineups. In this post we will be focusing on their Republic of Gamers line.
Intel is expected to launch the next generation 9-Series chipset on May 11th which will include the latest Haswell refresh processors and various Z97 and H97 motherboards from different companies. It looks like MSI’s entire Z97 Gaming Motherboard line has been leaked.
It looks like the features for the 9-Series chipsets from Intel have been finalized. Leaked slides from Hermitage Akihabara show us some of the main features for the upcoming Z97 and X99 chipsets from Intel.
Intel will be launching their Haswell refresh in about a month. The refresh will be compatible with the next generation 9-Series chipset compatible H97 and Z97 motherboards. HardwareLuxx got a first look at MSI’s upcoming Z97 motherboard prototypes at an NDA briefing.
VR-Zone has recently revealed a little information about the release of the processors for the desktop LGA 1150 platform. Their reports have shown enough reason to believe that we might be expecting the Intel Broadwell-K series processors to be released by Q4 2014. Along with the release of these Broadwell processors, Intel is also planning to bring about some news for their Haswell refresh CPUs which will be for the new platform which is likely to be out sometime in earlier Q4 2014.