The Z97 MPOWER MAX AC ATX Desktop Motherboard from MSI is equipped with an LGA 1150 socket that lets you build a system using a 4th or 5th generation Intel Core, Pentium, or Celeron processor. You can connect multiple storage and optical drives using the eight internal SATA III ports. When you need to maintain the fast read and write times of an SSD, this motherboard offers a M.2 connector and an optional M.2 to SATA Express converter. It is built with two USB 2.0 and eight USB 3.0 ports for connecting to external storage drives, printers, and more. To help the system run multiple applications, the motherboard provides four RAM slots that can accept a total of 32 GB DDR3 memory modules. You can also use the RAM for running programs as a virtual drive, which is 20 times faster than the typical SSD.
The Z97 MPOWER MAX AC desktop motherboard is designed for overclocking the components in your system. It provides many features that allow the system to run stably while providing even faster performance that the CPU, graphics card, or RAM can offer. To accomplish this, the motherboard provides precise power to these components with additional PCB layers, capacitors, and a DigitALL Power PWM controller. MSI has built the motherboard with buttons that lets you easily overclock the system and tweak it systematically to achieve the fastest possible performance. They also improve the reliability of the motherboard by including military Class 4 components. To help maintain the temperature of the components, this motherboard can utilize a liquid cooling solution and even lets you directly connect it to the heatsink without a waterblock.
The Z97 MPOWER MAX AC desktop motherboard allows you to build a gaming system by supporting 3-way AMD CrossFire and 2-Way NVIDIA SLI technologies. This lets you install multiple graphics cards and link them together to provide faster frame rates at higher resolutions while playing highly detailed 3D games. To complete the multimedia experience, this motherboard provides 7.1-channel audio through gold-plated audio jacks. In addition, it comes with an integrated headphone amplifier that boosts the audio quality when listening with headphones. When you need to add more ports to your system, this motherboard has four PCI Express 2.0 slots. For connectivity, this motherboard provides Gigabit Ethernet and 802.11AC Wi-Fi to networks as well as Bluetooth 4.0 and Intel Wireless Display technology for connecting to devices.
OC Certified is a military class burn-in test for motherboards. Running Prime95 for over 24 hours with a highly overclocked CPU is already a stressing endeavor, but removing all airflow from the motherboard ensures that only the best motherboards survive. If a motherboard can survive this, it can survive most overclocking situations.
MSI overclocking motherboards are equipped with all the necessary features to make sure you receive the most out of your system. The enhanced PWM with a large amount of power phases and a thermal design offer you stability.
The OC PCB used for the MSI overclocking motherboards has a design in which 50% more layers are used compared to standard motherboards. This allows MSI to optimize all traces for overclocking. Power and signal traces are isolated, resulting in higher efficiency and performance and more features can be installed relatively close to each other without causing interference. Every MSI overclocking motherboard is tuned for better stability under extreme circumstances:
Eight PCB layers
Increased humidity resistance
Tight weave fiberglass PCB
Increased ESD protection
DigitALL Power PWM
DigitALL Power steers and receives feedback through a DigitALL PWM controller, which allows for pinpoint voltage delivery and lower power consumption.
This motherboard is optimized to work in low-airflow situations. A liquid cooling solution can be used with it.
With military Class 4 components and a unique design, this motherboard provides ample space around the CPU socket. This allows you to easily install a liquid cooling device such as a LN2 or other extreme cooling solutions.
Water Cooling Heatsink
Featuring a unique heatsink design, it can be directly connected to a liquid cooling solution without the need for a waterblock. The heatsink can maintain an acceptable temperature and still provide performance with liquid cooling or traditional air-cooling.
The integrated clock generator supports 100, 125, and 167 MHz straps. This helps prevent system crashes while overclocking the processor and allows you to achieve maximum system performance.
This motherboard offers increased stability, assistance with trouble shooting, thus allowing you to keep your complete system in check and for simple management with a small set of tools. They include a GO2BIOS button, Easy Button 3, debug LED, multi-BIOS II, and clear CMOS as well as V-Check Points 2.
V-Check Points 2
The V-Check Points are built with two extra ground connectors that allow you to use three multi-meters at the same time. This lets you check the voltages for three components that include CPU input, IMC, Core0, iGPU, Ring Bus, and System Agent.
This motherboard provides an M.2 connection that transfers data up to 10 Gb/s though the PCI Express 2.0 x2 interface, which makes it 67% faster than SATA 3.0 solutions. The small form factor M.2 is compatible with 3 different sizes storage solutions. MSI offers an optional M.2 to SATA Express convertor to use your SATA Express storage device.
Military Class 4 Components
HI-C CAP: a small efficient capacitor that allows for 93% energy efficiency. It ensures enough spacing around the CPU socket so you can install large coolers.
Super Ferrite Chokes: built with a super-permeable ferrite core that allows it to run at a 95°F (35°C) lower temperature, have a 30% higher current capacity, a 20% improvement in power efficiency, and better overclocking power stability.
Dark CAP: provides lower Equivalent Series Resistance (ESR) and has over a 10-year lifespan.
Circuit Protection: carefully selected materials, multiple PCB layers, and shielding provide circuit protection for this motherboard.
Humidity Protection: treated PCBs absorb 10% less moisture that helps prevent "Conductive Anodic Filament".
High Temperature Protection: key components have gone through military testing to ensure stable operation in harsh environments.
ESD Protection: each I/O port is protected against Electro Static Discharge.
EMI Protection: this motherboard complies with American FCC regulations to reduce the impact of electromagnetic interference.
ECO Power: with MSI ECO Center, you can physically cut the power to unused chips to save up to 29% power usage.
Optimized for Multiple Graphics Cards
MSI has evenly placed each PCI Express x16 slot with enough space so you can install multiple graphics cards without impeding the airflow for cooling the system. With MSI CeaseFire Lite, you can disable one of the PCI Express x16 slots with a simple switch in the BIOS. This allows you to disable a graphics card without removing it so you can benchmark the remaining video cards.
Click BIOS 4
The MSI Click UEFI BIOS 4 is optimized for Windows 8 that allows it to react faster, run smoother, and have better mouse support.
MSI Command Center: an intuitive touch ready interface lets you tune settings to increase system stability, maximize overclocking performance, and adjust cooling features.
MSI Command Center Lite: this software tool does not need to be installed and does not use system resources to access important overclocking features.
RAMdisk: within MSI Command center, you can create a virtual drive from your system memory that is 20 times faster than a modern SSD.
MSI delivers crystal-clear sound and music in games with Audio Boost technology. It is equipped with complete audio circuitry isolated from other features that reduces interference and provides more stability. When listening with headphones, MSI offers a built-in headphone amplifier to provide better sound quality. This motherboard has other features that include studio level 600Ω, EMI shielded audio codec, and an illuminated audio PCB separation. Furthermore, it also comes with gold plated audio jacks and high quality audio capacitors.
OC Genie 4
You can overclock your system to provide a performance boost by just pressing the OC Genie 4 button or select the setting in the Click BIOS 4.
CPU Overcurrent Protection
When the motherboard detects a hardware failure such as the CPU, it will shut down to prevent booting and protects other hardware from damage by disconnecting power to it. A red LED lets you know that overcurrent protection is active.
Pressing the GO2BIOS button before you start or before you restart the system, boots you directly to the BIOS.
Connect the system to a wired network with the Intel Gigabit Ethernet LAN port. You can also connect to the network wirelessly with the 802.11 AC Wi-Fi/Bluetooth module that transfers data up to 867 Mb/s. In addition, this module can wireless connect to Bluetooth and WiDi devices.
Supports 4th and 5th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors, and Intel® Pentium® and Celeron® Processors for Socket LGA1150
Intel® Z97 chipset
Supports DDR3 3200(OC)/ 3100(OC)/ 3000(OC)/ 2800(OC)/ 2666(OC)/ 2600(OC)/ 2400(OC)/ 2200(OC)/ 2133(OC)/ 2000(OC)/ 1866(OC)/ 1600/ 1333/ 1066 MHz up to 32GB
6x SATA 6Gb/s (SATA1~SATA6) ports by Intel® Z97, 2x SATA 6Gb/s (SATA7~SATA8) ports by Asmedia 1061, Support PCIE M.2 Storage by Intel® Z97 (switch from SATA Express)
Supports LAN 10/100/1000 Fast Ethernet by Intel® i218
Chip integrated by Realtek® ALC1150, Flexible 8-channel audio with jack sensing, Compliant with Azalia 1.0 Spec
Intel® Z97 Express Chipset: 4x USB 3.0 ports available through the internal USB connectors, 6x USB 2.0 ports (2 ports on the back panel, 4 ports available through the internal USB connectors), ASMedia ASM1074 Chipset: 6x USB 3.0 ports on the back panel, ASMedia ASM1042 Chipset: 2x USB 3.0 ports on the back panel
ATX Form Factor
Last Updated @ 4/6/2016 3:23:45 PM
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