Friday, November 22nd 2013

MSI Shows Off Gaming Series Mini-ITX Z87 Motherboard and GeForce GTX 760 Card

Courtesy of MSI's Facebook page we can now have a pretty good look at two of the company's upcoming Gaming Series products, two compact components known as the Z87I GAMING AC and GTX 760 GAMING OC ITX.

The Z87I GAMING AC is a mini-ITX motherboard that's powered by the Intel Z87 chip and features Military Class 4 components, two DDR3 memory slots, five SATA 6.0 Gbps ports, one PCI-Express 3.0 x16 slot, Killer E2200 NIC Ethernet, 7.1-channel audio (with Audio Boost technology), and even 802.11ac WiFi support.

As for the GTX 760 GAMING OC ITX, it's a custom GeForce GTX 760 that resembles ASUS' GTX 760 DirectCU Mini. It takes up two slots, and has a short PCB, a large fan, an 8-pin PCIe power connector and (if we're not mistaking) one DVI, one HDMI and two mini DisplayPort outputs. The card also packs 1152 CUDA Cores, a 256-bit memory interface, (likely) 2 GB of GDDR5 memory and is factory overclocked (MSI hasn't mentioned actual frequencies).
No word yet on the price tag or release date of either product.
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22 Comments on MSI Shows Off Gaming Series Mini-ITX Z87 Motherboard and GeForce GTX 760 Card

#2
RCoon
Gaming Moderator
OH SWEET JESUS. Time to go Intel. When can I give them my money?
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#3
Hilux SSRG
That's an awesome combo, especially with the built-in wifi. Heh... the GPU box is twice as large as the MOBO.
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#5
manofthem
That's a fantastic looking combo, very enticing! :D
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#6
W1zzard
sample arrived here, earlier today, but wont have time to play with it because there are too many other reviews to finish
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#7
Live OR Die
Nice board MSI always does well with there boards but ill never touch there GPUs.
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#8
james888
Must be compared to the asus rog impact. Review eventually?
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#9
Live OR Die
by: james888
Must be compared to the asus rog impact. Review eventually?
The impact still have better features like the M.2 slot which is better than a 5th Sata port which you cant even use in a Mini-ITX case.
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#10
Debat0r
I find it hilarious that the GPU has a bigger box than the Mobo :P
Nice stuff though, something similar might be in my next build (which won't be now, and probably not even before the 2nd half of 2014...)
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#11
lZKoce
Hello sexy! Now that's what I call pure hardware awesomeness, except for the dragon-horse-crap. Coudn't they choose something else to symbolize power? Galaxy's puma is vacant.
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#12
thebluebumblebee
Okay MSI, where's the uATX version?

(this from the guy who warned that there are too many motherboard choices for the industry's health)
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#14
cadaveca
My name is Dave
by: thebluebumblebee
Okay MSI, where's the uATX version?

(this from the guy who warned that there are too many motherboard choices for the industry's health)
http://www.techpowerup.com/193387/msi-debuts-the-z87m-gaming-micro-atx-motherboard.html


by: Dj-ElectriC
http://www.techpowerup.com/img/13-11-22/MSI_Z87I_GAMING_and_GTX_760_GAMING_02.jpg

By this picture, you can actually see this is the first Canadian motherboard ever - "sorry".
uh....no?


:p
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#16
LAN_deRf_HA
It's like they looked at the Asus card and said let's just copy that but without going past the bracket. Should fit in the cases where the DC mini didn't.
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#17
stupido
by: W1zzard
sample arrived here, earlier today, but wont have time to play with it because there are too many other reviews to finish
go w1zzard, go! you can do it! :)
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#18
bim27142
If priced significantly lower than Asus' offering then this will surely sell like hotcakes! Finally a worthy Asus competitor in the ITX gaming arena... Now where the heck's Gigabyte???
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#19
hanzawhtet7
I like both of them. Added to my wishlist.
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#20
psmcardle
by: Debat0r
I find it hilarious that the GPU has a bigger box than the Mobo :P
Nice stuff though, something similar might be in my next build (which won't be now, and probably not even before the 2nd half of 2014...)
I believe the GPU box is bigger because it has a cooling fan. Extra padding is needed so when the FedEx guy drops the package from 4-5 feet the bearings won't get dinged.
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#21
cadaveca
My name is Dave
by: thebluebumblebee
Is that on your pile of reviews to do? (can't believe that I didn't remember that)
Not at this time, no. Which is too bad, because all of MSI's GAMING products truly appeal to me.
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#22
rougal
Damn nice looking pair... Mid range performance Champ?
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