MSI Z87 Motherboard Power User Event

MSI Z87 Motherboard Power User Event

With Intel's fourth generation Core processors officially launched at Computex 2013 along with a new chipset, it's prime time motherboard vendors reach out to their local tech communities to update them of their focus and what's installed for them shortly in their respective countries. And that's exactly what MSI and Corbell accomplished from yesterday's MSI Z87 Motherboard Power User event.

In similar style to last year's MSI Z77 MPower launch event, participants were updated of MSI's new direction along with a preview of the show stoppers. Among the highlights were MSI's three-pronged approach to design products to appeal to a wide variety of users in a simple and straightforward approach - Overlclocking, Gaming and Classic. The color coding too helps a fair bit. Hit the link to find out more.

Other prime highlights of the event were their new top-tier boards that the company has spent much of their resources to refine them. These are the MSI Z87 MPower, MSI Z87 MPower Max, MSI Z87 XPower and the MSI Z87-GD65 Gaming motherboards. Not to be left out is the accompanying new Lightning and Gaming series GeForce GTX 770 graphics cards.

The MSI Z87 XPower motherboard is the top dog in MSI's current range of OC Certified Intel 8-Series boards. With the presence of the PLX PEX 8747 switch chip, the board supports a total of 48 lanes of PCIe 3.0 connectivity for its five PEG slots. With a 32-phase VRM design and XPower Direct OC controls, it allows users to modify the multiplier and bus clock frequency of the board in real-time. It even has a handy Complete Discharge button to reset to factory-fresh BIOS settings without restarting the board.

One rung down and without over-engineering the board, the MSI Z87 MPower Max has a 20-phase power design and features the updated Military Class IV components for its power delivery system.

We've seen the top GD65 Gaming board variabt, so here's the MSI Z65-G45 Gaming board. It's only S$259, a full $100 cheaper than the GD65 version but it still retains the core features like Killer Ethernet, Sound Blaster Cinema software enhanced audio, multi-GPU support and Lucid Virtu MVP 2.0.

Here's a mATX option, the MSI Z87-GD43 from the Classic range.

And of course, no show of this kind is complete without demo rigs to really try the new hardware out. Notice the MSI GeForce GTX 770 Gaming graphics card? It's coming very soon!

Andy from Corbell (in red shirt) was happy demonstrating the gaming prowess of the latest MSI and Roccat hardware.

Corbell distributes Roccat gaming hardware that has made a big name in Europe. So naturally, Roccat accompanied the demo systems at yesterday's event.

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