Introduction and Technical Specifications
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The MSI Z77 MPower board pairs sleek looks with the promise of stellar performance, as expected from MSI's Big Bang board series. We decided to validate these claims, putting the board through our normal suite of benchmark and functionality tests to see how well it lived up to its reputation. The MSI Z77 MPower is a bargain at its $209.99 base price with the performance potential packed into the board.
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WAY back in August we sat down with MSI's Alex Chang to talk about the Z77 MPower motherboard - take a look at that video below!
Subject: General Tech | December 7, 2012 - 12:07 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: msi, z77 mpower, lga1155
At $200 the MSI Z77 MPower board is neither the most expensive nor the least expensive Z77 board on the market, which makes sense when you consider the board. With three PCIe 3.0 16x slots (16x, 8x 8x, 8x 4x 4x) you get flexibility in the cards you can install, even before you start to populate the four PCIe 1x slots. On the other hand the SATA count is a little lower than others as there is no second controller, though many users could be satisfied with four SATA2 and two SATA 6Gbps ports. On the other hand, seven USB 3.0 ports is quite impressive as is the HDMI and DisplayPort connections thanks to the lack of a DSub port. [H]ard|OCP enjoyed overclocking this board, as there were a lot of fine controls available in the UEFI BIOS though it is apparent that MSI now belongs to the so called "Turbo Cheaters" club. Read more here.
"Too often you have to buy an insanely expensive board, packed with features you probably won't use in order to get high end performance and overclocking oriented features. MSI is changing that with the Z77 MPower. This board has all the performance without the unnecessary fluff."
Here are some more Motherboard articles from around the web:
- Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP @ X-bit Labs
- MSI Z77A-G41 Motherboard @ Rbmods
- Gigabyte Z77X-UP4-TH @ FunkyKit
- ASRock Z77 Extreme11 @ Hardware.info
- ASUS P8Z77-V LX @ Hardware.info
- Gigabyte Z77X-UP7 Intel LGA 1155 @ techPowerUp
- BIOS Option Of The Week - DRAM Read Latch Delay @ TechARP
- GIGABYTE F2A85X-UP4 @ Tweaktown
- Asus F2A85-V Pro @ eTeknix
- ECS A85F2-A Golden Motherboard @ Hardware Secrets
- ASUS F2A85-V PRO Motherboard Review @ OCC
- GIGABYTE F2A85X-UP4 AMD FM2 Motherboard Review @ Legit Reviews
- Gigabyte F2A85X-UP4 Motherboard @ Hardware Secrets
- Asrock FM2A85X Extreme6 FM2 Motherboard @ Pro-Clockers
- ASRock FM2A85X Extreme6 @ AnandTech
- ASRock FM2A85X Extreme 6 Motherboard Review @ TechwareLabs
- Gigabyte F2A85X-UP4 AMD FM2 Motherboard @ Benchmark Reviews
Subject: Motherboards | August 22, 2012 - 05:35 AM | Ryan Shrout
Tagged: z77 mpower, Z77, video, msi, mpower, live review, live
Earlier this week MSI's Alex Chang stopped by the PC Perspective office to show off a new motherboard, the Z77 MPower. If you missed the live stream, you can check out the replay right here below! Be sure you keep an eye on our LIVE schedule on the right hand side as future events pop up!
MPower introduces a 24-hour burn-in test that is one of a kind. Electronic components are manufactured on an assembly line and then statistical sampling is used to ensure quality of construction. Every MPower board is tested using a full Prime95 burn-in test for 24 hours under a heavy overclock.
While you can probably reproduce this yourself in the comfort of your own home, MSI basically is doing this at the factory level to ensure every single board performs at the highest level. Not only are we changing the game of overclocking, but we’re also ensuring consistent and enduring performance from a desktop mainboard.
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