The new Broadwell on MSI Z97 and H97

Subject: Motherboards | June 3, 2015 - 05:03 PM |
Tagged: msi, z97, h97, LGA1150, broadcom

If you had any worries about being able to use the new Broadwell processors on your LGA 1150 board you can feel much better after this press release from MSI.  They have announce full support for Intel's new processors when they arrive on the market, after applying an update to your motherboards Click BIOS 4.

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MSI, leading in motherboard design, is proud to announce that our Z97 & H97 motherboards fully support the 5th Generation Intel® Core™ processors! With the latest BIOS update, current MSI Z97 & H97 motherboards are completely compatible with the 5th Gen Intel® Core™ processors, and able to unleash your system’s full performance. Committed to ensuring compatibility and performance, the MSI R&D team is making sure you never have to worry about your MSI Z97 & H97 motherboard supporting the latest generation of Intel® Core™ processors. If you want to fully enjoy all the advantages of the 5th Generation Intel® Core™ processors, MSI Z97 & H97 motherboards are definitely your best choice.

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Click BIOS 4, the highly-awarded UEFI design
MSI Click BIOS 4 is optimized for the 5th Generation Intel® Core™ processors. The highly awarded design is reliable, easy to use, and able to unleash your system’s performance. Besides providing great performance and stability, MSI Click BIOS 4 is recognized as an extraordinary piece of kit which allows you to fully customize your PCs setup.

 

Source: MSI

June 3, 2015 | 05:21 PM - Posted by Brett Suydam (not verified)

Poor Z87, so neglected :(

June 3, 2015 | 06:26 PM - Posted by remc86007

Is there some reason Z87 boards can't be updated to support it?

June 3, 2015 | 07:42 PM - Posted by delslow (not verified)

What's the point up updating the Z87 for the motherboard manufacturers... they want you to buy a shiny new Z97 board, and then when Skylake comes out, you have to buy a new Z170 board. Oh and don't even get me started with the new DDR4 memory you are going to have to buy even though there will be almost zero gains vs just using DDR3.

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