MSI Z87 MPower MAX motherboard review

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The MSI Z87 Mpower MAX really goes to the max as next to the KillerNIC you'll receive additional premium features. Let me show you a couple of them. 


So here you can see two antennas and a little module that you can plug onto the motherboard. It will offer you support of 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0 and Intel WiDi (Wireless Display) and by using a WiDi receiver (not included) you can watch movies on your TV without the need for any cables. The WIDI standard has yet to become popular though. 


Another new feature that you can clearly see is a shielded audio solution. MSI calls this Audio boost which is more than a metal shield of course ( dark caps,the new realtek codec, shielding, headphone amplifier, software package). The audio circuitry is isolated from other features, you'll enjoy less interference is the generic idea here. 


Above the new Realtek Codec. Also a built-in (TI OPA1652 amplifier) headphone amplifier allows you to use studio-grade headgear and get the most amazing sound quality out of your gaming PC.

  • Studio level integrated 600Ω headphone amplifier
  • Golden audio jacks for pure audio signals
  • EMI shielded audio codec
  • High quality audio capacitors
  • Illuminated audio PCB separation


Next to your standard buttons MSI also integrated OC Genie button which is now at revision 4. We simply pressed the OC Genie button on the motherboard and our Core i7 4770K processor was overclocked to 4200 MHz. With the SW-Tact 1 and 2 buttons you can increase the clock frequency on the fly.

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