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MSI Z87 MPower Pictured

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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.

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Many thanks to ALMOSTunseen for the tip?
 
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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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is this MEtro LAst Light related... box art is so "M"
 
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#6
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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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.
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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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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Not talking about performance yet, for me this is the ugliest high-end board from MSI so far :roll:
Yeah, the dragon gaming range look better IMHO

But at least it doesn't have a mini-gun heat-sink
 
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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 don´t get any trademark problems to:

BMW Mpower :p
 
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#18
Nice looking board. Hopefully Intel ships z87 without any bugs at launch.