Intel is just a month away from launching their latest Haswell Refresh platform which would be compatible with the next generation 9-Series chipset compatible H97 and Z97 Motherboards. Recently, HardwareLuxx managed to get a first look at MSI’s upcoming Z97 motherboards prototypes which were displayed at an NDA briefing by the hardware manufacturer.
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MSI Shows Off Next Generation Z97 Motherboards Prototypes
The Z97 motherboards showcased by MSI are bare prototypes and lack the heatsinks which will be featured on the final retail models. The two boards we are looking at include the Z97 Gaming 7 and Z97 Gaming 3 so its not hard to assume that these will be part of MSI’s next generation Z97 Gaming motherboard lineup. MSI will also offer Z97 motherboards under their XPower and Legacy brand but we don’t have any information on those at the current moment.