Intel’s upcoming Haswell processors are going to upgrade in a month, but this upgrade intensity is not large, the new processor family scientific name is called Haswell Refresh, mentioning the new frequency of 100MHz.

At the same time, Intel will also release with Haswell Refresh supporting Z97 series motherboards, and with the release date draws near, the current number of Z97 motherboards are exposed out, Till now Gigabyte, MSI, Asrock, Asus, Biostar and EVGA reviled their Z97 motherboards and today we are going to share the big wave of MSI Z97 motherboard entire Lineup Preview.

Preview of MSI Z97 motherboards: Z97 Gaming 3, Z97 Gaming 7, Z97 Gaming 9 AC, Z97M Gaming AC, Z97 MPower Max AC and Z97 XPower AC

MSI Z97 GAMING 3

MSI Gaming 3 motherboard Close look

MSI Gaming 3 motherboard Close look

Although this motherboard MSI Z97 GAMING 3 is the lower family orientation, and did not carry too many third-party chips and interfaces, but it seems to work not bad. The MSI Z97 GAMING 3 uses a six-phase CPU power design provides 4 memory slots, one M.2 slot, two PCI-E × 16 slots, two PCI-E × 1 slot and three PCI slots, in addition There are six SATA 6Gbps interface. Of course, GAMING Killer series motherboards standard 2200 series card is essential.

MSI Z97 GAMING 7

MSI Z97 GAMING 7 Close Look

MSI Z97 GAMING 7 Close Look

Compared to the MSI GAMING 3, The Size of MSIGAMING 7 has been further improved, Processor upgrade to 12-phase power supply, in addition to the number of SATA 6Gbps interface also increased to eight, cancel a PCI slot, PCI-E × 16 slot number raised to three, PCI-E × 1 slot numbers are elevated to four. Meanwhile, the board also joined the board boot, reboot, and a key Overclocking button.

MSI Z97 GAMING 9 AC

MSI Z97 GAMING 9 AC Closer Look

MSI Z97 GAMING 9 AC Closer Look

MSI Z97 GAMING 9 AC compared to the specifications of MSI GAMING 7 and MSI GAMING 3 is not leading in terms of improvement, and even less of a PCI-E × 1 slot, but the appearance seems to be some tall, MSI Z97 GAMING 9 AC capacitors and I/O interface parts are covered with metal fins auxiliary heat.

The I/O interface section provides a PS/2 mouse and keyboard interface, two USB 2.0 ports, wireless LAN antenna interfaces, eight USB 3.0 interface, HDMI + DisplayPort video output interface and audio interface.

MSI Z97I GAMING AC

MSI Z97I GAMING AC Closer look

MSI Z97I GAMING AC Closer look

MSI Z97I GAMING AC is a standard ITX motherboard, with a 6-phase CPU power design, provides four SATA 6Gbps interfaces, a PCI-E × 16 slots and two memory slots.

The I/O interface section provides a PS / 2 mouse and keyboard interface, four USB 2.0 ports, four USB 3.0 interface, wireless LAN antenna interface, dual HDMI + DisplayPort video output interface and audio interface.

MSI Z97M GAMING AC

MSI Z97M GAMING AC

MSI Z97M GAMING AC

MSI Z97M GAMING AC is a micro-ATX motherboard, 8-phase power design, providing four memory slots, two PCI-E × 16 slots, two PCI-E × 1 slots and six SATA 6Gbps interface.

After reading GAMING Z97 family of Motherboards, Now take a look at the MSI Power family Z97Motherboards.

MSI Z97 MPOWER MAX AC

MSI Z97 MPOWER MAX AC Closer Look

MSI Z97 MPOWER MAX AC Closer Look

The overall size of the MSI Z97 MPOWER MAX AC and MSI Z97 GAMING 7 is similar, except that the power supply part of the heat sink using a passive cooling/water dual design. The I/O interface section provides four USB 2.0, one PS / 2 mouse and keyboard, six USB 3.0, HDMI + DisplayPort video output and audio interfaces.

MSI Z97 XPOWER AC

Z97 XPOWER AC Closer Look

Z97 XPOWER AC Closer Look

Compared to the former, to further enhance the specification, PCI-E × 16 slots up to 5, SATA 6Gbps interfaces reached 10. I / O section provides two USB 2.0, one PS / 2 mouse and keyboard, wireless LAN antenna interfaces, eight USB 3.0, HDMI + DisplayPort video output and audio interfaces.

  • Vic Johnson

    you missed out the msi z97 mpower