Discussion in 'Reviews' started by cadaveca, Sep 9, 2012.
To read this review go to: http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/Z77_MPower/
I R Disappoint. More voltage per same frequency means bad news to me.
they should put it under a 24h ln2 7ghz test
One slight error in the copy, the USB 3.0 controller is by Renesas, not NEC, as NEC Electronics was sold to Renesas some years ago now
I might as well call it a Sony controller then.
Most reviewers wouldn't even know what that chip was, so just be happy it's identified!!.
This is the chip, for those that didn't look at that page:
How does the quality compare to older MSI boards from the 790FX/GX era? In your opinion?
Way better, but they need to tweak the BIOS a bit better for wider memory support, especially considering it's an OC board.
I guess it has a very narrow QVL?
Read the review, troll.
I did read it. I must have missed that. Gosh you're so mean sometimes........owwwwww.
Received my MSI Z77 MPower yesterday, will be interesting to see if any overclocking improvements since that 17.0B15 pre-release beta bios that was used in the review.
[17.3] Enhance OC ability.
[17.2] Support GOP detection function.
[17.2] Improved memory compatibility.
[17.1] Release BIOS.
Release Date: 14th September 2012
Fixes prior to Official 17.2 release..
E7751IMS.H10 ==> E7751IMS.H24
Modify some string.
Fix Ipv6 function fail issue.
Fix some items of CPU Features form show error when load defalut.
Add'Win 8 Configuration' item.
Enable Secure Flash function.
Fixed using AFU3.03RC02 to Flash BIOS error.
Support check GOP driver in external VGA card
Fix some item can not change value.
Fix DRAM frequency incorrect issue when use Patriot PV316G213C1K memory and XMP is enabled.
Support MSI Fast Boot.
Fix system hang on 0x55 issue when use Team Team-Elite-1866 memory.
Fix system hang on 0x55 issue when use SPD 800MHz memory and Sandy Bridge CPU.
Add WHCK UEFI GOP TEST fail solution.
Fix item "Internel PLL Overvoltage" always Enable when over clock cpu ratio.
remove WHCK UEFI GOP TEST fail solution.
Set item "Intel C-State" to enabled when use some special cpus (such as i5-3475s which oc ability are limited) to over clock cpu ratio to the ratio higher than the ratio 4 cores can reach at the same time.
Fix item "Adjust CPU Ratio" show error when adjust cpu ratio.
Fix the issue that BCLK can not fix at 100.5 MHz after clear CMOS.
Fix windows boot manager boot sequence show error issue when load default after.
Fix can't adjust CPU voltage over 1.53V issue.
Remove Secure Flash function.
Remove solution:Fix TPM ID issue.
Remove pop box of 'cpu ratio'item.
Fix oc profile fail.
Add OC Retry Counter Item.
Add code for MSI Fast Boot.
Next boot after AC power loss run normal boot when fast boot enabled.
Support check GOP driver in external VGA card when fast boot enabled.
Modify 'Win 8 Configuration' to 'Windows 8 Configuration'
Add solution:Realtek LAN WHCK-Debug Capability Test fail when memory > 2G.
Improve system stability when use AVEXIR AVD3U26661104G-4CM memory and XMP is enabled.
Release Date: 4th September 2012
Yeah, that BIOS came out after the review was done. Hopefully they toe it up, shouldn't be that big of a deal for them to fix. It's wasn't a "pre-release" BIOS that I used though..I ALWAYS update to the most recent public release before testing.
Lol. the 14th was friday. As if I do reviews in 2 days. Itested this board last MOnday. And to think I almost did a launch review on an earlier BIOS....
Well it was a great review, as all the reviews at Techpowerup I like the MSI UEFI, prefer it to the Gigabyte one anyway.
As always Great read! Thanks for your time spent. But I think your CPU still has pants Looks like it might be time to look @ Asrock for a Z77 board. Even if I have a MSI Ligtning HD 7970
Great review guys!
Am i the only one to think that new top end motherboards should be in art museums ?
Most interesting thing to me about this board is the right angled USB 3 header . Right angle headers should be more commonplace imo.
This looks sweet. I love the black and yellow look. Would be perfect for my yellow theme build. To bad i don't have that case with me. Its at my inlaws since i moved and could't bring everything with me when I moved.
Whats with those lil holes with the brass sleeving? I didn't really grasp what you said about them.
just a pic showing the#9 == the # of layers in thr pcb
sounds good. I thought they actually did something or maybe some add on part popped in there. wasn't sure. Thats kinda neat that they put that to show off how well it was made. MSI sure is going outta their way lately to make sure things are well made and can perform well. Sounds like they're just trying to cover their own butts and have a lot less rma's.
Defuq, my Z77 Mpower came with 17.3 BIOS preloaded, and it has been sent only a couple of days after the BIOS went public.
Any issues? You got a couple of 680's to go with it too, eh?
Now you just need some of that MPower ram...
Excellent review as always Dave! Man that PCB is freakin' hot, 9 layers and easy on the eyes! The VRM section looks beefy too
Nice work MSi!
I R dissapoint, MSI needs to step up it's mobo game.
Actually its funny you said that because i am suppose to be gettin some AVEXIR Core DIMMS soon.
No issues yet btw, runnin stock till my WC parts will arrive.
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