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MSI Z87 MPower Pictured

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  1. btarunr

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    Here are some of the first clear pictures of MSI Z87 MPower, one of the company's top socket LGA1150 motherboards, which will be unveiled a little later. The board retains the black+yellow color-scheme from its predecessor, the Z77 MPower, built more solidly. The board appears to feature a 16-phase CPU power delivery, which uses a combination of SFC chokes, DrMOS, and high-C tantalum capacitors. It draws power from two 8-pin EPS connectors, in addition to the 24-pin ATX.

    The CPU socket on the Z87 MPower is wired to four DDR3 DIMM slots, supporting up to 64 GB of dual-channel memory, and three PCI-Express 3.0 x16 slots (x16/NC/NC or x8/x8/NC or x8/x4/x4); three PCI-Express x1 slots make for the rest of the expansion area. Connectivity includes an enhanced onboard audio solution named "Audio Boost," which we imagine is an onboard amp for select channels; gigabit Ethernet, 802.11 b/g/n WLAN, Bluetooth, display outputs that include dual-HDMI and DisplayPort connectors, and a number of USB 3.0 ports. Storage connectivity includes eight SATA 6 Gb/s ports. Find more pictures at the source.

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    Source: 59Hardware.net
     
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    Many thanks to ALMOSTunseen for the tip?
     
    ALMOSTunseen says thanks.
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    Always wary of being amongst the first to buy into a new socket format, they nearly always have bugs in software or hardware, sometimes both.

    I prefer to let others do the expensive 'beta' testing before I take the plunge.
     
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    I'm afraid ALMOSTunseen's tip (if any) was FULLYunseen by me.
     
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    is this MEtro LAst Light related... box art is so "M"
     
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    In next week's news;

    BMW sues MSI for the MPower name :)

    Joking aside though, I do like the look of this board. MSI seem to be making great progress recently.
     
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    As usual for MSI I'm guessing the GD45 will be the sweet spot.
    Also no PLX for Tri-SLi is a glaring omission on a top end board like this.
     
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    Allows it to fill a niche by undercutting PLX-equipped rivals, though.
     
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    The XPower Z87 variant will probably be the one with the PLX switch and a ridiculous amount of phases.
     
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    Not talking about performance yet, for me this is the ugliest high-end board from MSI so far :roll:
     
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    Looks nice and clean and think the MPower thing has not been over done which is nice as black and yellow work nicely together.
     
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    I wish they made it dark blue instead of yellow, i guess i have to buy their lightning cards instead of PE OC editions lol.
     
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    Yeah, the dragon gaming range look better IMHO

    But at least it doesn't have a mini-gun heat-sink
     
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    Amen to this, lol.

    The BB Xpower II was hideous.
     
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    Ugly
     
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    nice black colored board , and brings more options on colortheme modding.
    instead the dragon 1:1 ROG copy

    hopefully they donĀ“t get any trademark problems to:

    BMW Mpower :p
     
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    Nice looking board. Hopefully Intel ships z87 without any bugs at launch.
     

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