Thursday, April 18th 2013

MSI Big Bang Z87 XPower Motherboard Teased

With Computex 2013 a little over a month away, alongside which Intel plans to launch its 4th generation Core "Haswell" family, motherboard manufacturers are gearing up for another summer of product launches, with compatible socket LGA1150 motherboards. Among these is MSI, which teased its flagship motherboard that targets overclockers and PC enthusiasts interested in taking the Core i7-4770K and Core i5-4670K for a spin. This motherboard falls inside the company's Big Bang series, bearing the name Z87 XPower. As the name suggests, it's based on Intel's Z87 Express chipset.

Not much is known about the Big Bang Z87 XPower, except what the teaser video (after the break) and a couple of corner-shots reveal. Expect a fancy new color scheme (probably a combination of gold and black), a new design scheme for the VRM and chipset heatsinks with a glowy "X" sign, the usual plethora of overclocking options MSI packs with its high-end motherboards, and what appears to be an mSATA or mPCIe slot, in one of the pictures.

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12 Comments on MSI Big Bang Z87 XPower Motherboard Teased

#1
Jizzler
Outdated, skip the mSATA/mPCIe and give us an NGFF.
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#2
RCoon
Gaming Moderator
All black with a single yellow/orange X on the sinks.
how bland... would go well with some low key black systems i guess...
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#3
Dj-ElectriC
This will soooo be mine



Though... i don't think i will use it. :X
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#4
EarthDog
SOFAKING hot... I cant wait to review one!
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#5
Hayder_Master
same design even same idea of gigabyte UP7

Gigabyte



MSI
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#6
TurdFergasun
I can't wait until next year when intel releases it's next socket 1145 motherboard, and the year after that with 1140. Why is the pc market losing so much ground again?
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#8
radrok
by: EarthDog
Its VERY useful for extreme overclockers so that would be why they share those design similarities.
Or for people like me who just use test benches as case ;)
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#9
Jorge
What would a new cookie-cutter mobo be without an "all new color scheme". How could these mobos even function with the horrible brown or green std. PCB material that worked successfully for 50 years? ;)
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#11
jihadjoe
by: TurdFergasun
I can't wait until next year when intel releases it's next socket 1145 motherboard, and the year after that with 1140. Why is the pc market losing so much ground again?
Coz we're losing pins? :roll:
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#12
Widjaja
No miniguns and bullets for heatsinks.

Will be another slick build from MSI.
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