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MSI Introduces OC Certified Mainboards - Change the Game of Overclocking

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  1. btarunr

    btarunr Editor & Senior Moderator Staff Member

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    MSI, the most popular overclocking brand is excited to introduce an all-new standard for overclocking stability. MSI's OC Certified standard is the new baseline for overclocking mainboards. the new MSI Z77 MPOWER, which is OC Certified, is submitted to a Military Class stress-test for overclocking. Where other motherboard manufacturers only test for a limited duration, MSI Z77 MPOWER is submitted to a 24 hour OC stress-test. Only mainboards surviving 24 hours of Prime95 while heavily overclocked. The conditions of the OC Certified test are rigorous high temperature, no airflow testing.

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    OC Certified, the new standard
    OC Certified is MSI's OC testing procedure where Z77 MPOWER mainboards tested for stability with a 24-hour Prime95 stress test. OC Certified test a mainboard in three key areas:
    • Higher Performance
    • Enhanced PWM Cooling
    • Better Power Stability
    Higher Performance means all OC Certified tests are run at 4.6 GHz CPU speed. The Enhanced PWM Cooling test ensures that, even without airflow in a high-temperature room (30°C) without airflow from a CPU cooler. Better Power Stability is tested by running Prime95 for 24-hours in these conditions.

    Military Class testing
    OC Certified is a major extension of MSI's Military Class certification. Military Class III mainboards already have their component quality tested in rigorous tests to ensure all-round stability. OC Certified puts these components to the ultimate test. When an MSI Z77 MPOWER passes the OC Certified test it is able to run in overclocked conditions in high temperatures with little to no airflow . Final OC results of course vary with the component quality of the entire system and users’ technique, but at least you can count on your mainboard not being the limiting factor.

    OC Certified: Z77 MPOWER
    MSI's first OC Certified mainboard is the Z77 MPOWER. Built from the ground up for overclocking the new MSI Z77 MPOWER is designed to deliver extreme CPU and memory performance. When combined with MSI's Lightning series graphics cards, it can deliver unprecedented performance.
     
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    I really dont like what is becoming of overclocking these days...

    Another thing, the looks of this board - ARE AWESOME!
    Finally that theme on an MSI motherboard :D
     
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    gimmicks, gimmicks everywhere
     
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    When they say "military class", who's military? US? Canada? Nigeria?
     
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    Taiwan of course ;)
     
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    There are some US military certifications for hardware, these boards passed some.
     
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    Nice looking board.
     
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    Awesome board. Can't wait to see actual review.
     
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    only 4.6ghz no airflow 30°
    that's below average overclocking with waterblock in summer... any mobo can pass that
    not impressed -_-

    but nice looking board, fits perfectly with lightning cards :)
     
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    soon to come "by cadaveca";);) we hope:D
     
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    What would be the price premium for this? I can do my own 24hr stress test for free and then return the mobo if I get problems. Once again this is for lazy people with money.
     
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    If you would buy this for me, it could be for poor lazy people as well. ;)
     
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    I don't think lazy has anything to do with basically buying a cherry picked board. That is, if it really lives up to what they want it to. Sucks when you can't even get close to some of the numbers that professionals get because they got the perfectly picked hardware.
     
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    its nice .. a new type of warranty
     
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    if they're gonna do something "military", they better make a semi bullet and completely drop proof tablet, that's something i'd actually buy.
     
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    I was just referring to me as being, "poor and lazy"... :roll: He just singled out, "lazy people with money".. :rolleyes: I see my attempt at humor has failed me once again. :banghead: I guess where I fail was not putting, "lazy people without money"... ;)

    EDIT: And I think we are better than said professionals because we reach a number that we can use on a day to day basics. :toast:
     
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    look for something from me soon ;)
     
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    cadaveca My name is Dave

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    Not likely. I'll try to get a sample, but MSI has a habit of ignoring me, or saying they will send samples, and then they send nothing. I haven't covered a product from them in nearly a year.

    Just for you, I'll send an email, but I make no promises. Gigabyte, ASUS, ASRock, ECS, and Biostar, they just send me stuff(and lots of nice "extras", too). MSI, I have to beg, and I don't like begging.

    My IVB chip I use for reviews is better than what most have, and I bought it local. There's nothing more to it than luck of the draw. Some "pro benchers" get multiples of parts to pick from, sure, but companies typically don't bin parts to send to reviewers/benchers, and such "pros" have to do their own binning. Benchers aren't supposed to relate day-to-day performance.. OC began as a way to get tomorrow's performance today, and benchers relate that...next-gen performance.
     
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    i doubt it's any kind of warranty. this is simply nice words wrapped into marketing speak.
    you won't be able to RMA a board because it doesn't oc as well as you want. note how they are not making any promises? they are not saying every individual board is tested (they would if they did). "military class" is not defined in any way, and the MIL standards MSI keeps talking about do not have any defined certification process.

    read between the lines, don't fall for marketing
     
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    :eek:DON'T beg for anything! If a major supplier can't or won't send the Motherboard Reviewer of a well respected site like TPU then any sales loss from the readers of this site are their[MSI] loss! I wonder if neliz could help
     
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    cadaveca My name is Dave

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    When I get asked by readers to cover a product, I want to cover it, because that's what I do! So I'll try again and again and again, because it's what you guys want. ;)

    You guys asked for ASRock reviews, and W1zz helped in a big way to get that going, and likewise, we'll try to get MSI products regularily too, like this one.

    I really liked the MSI Z68 board, so I can only expect this is better!
     
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    MSI motherboard reviews would be nice to see. :D
     
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    Looks real nice... MSI is putting out some nice boards in the past few years.... love my 970...
     
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    a little bold there... ;)

    i like the idea of testing the gear at higher speeds than stock...
    too bad they dont make the details of their test public, right now this could be pure marketing and not true at all... maybe only a 10% overclock?
     
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    Hold tight - there will be details soon ;)
     

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