It has been over a month since Intel launched their latest Haswell platform for consumers. The Haswell chips or specifically, the K-Series processors brought some revolutionary new features for overclocking that were before limited to the HEDT X79 platform. Intel’s Haswell CPUs come with an Integrated voltage regulator “FVIR” along with enhanced BCLK overclocking. With the launch of Haswell platform from Intel, motherboard manufacturers popped up some really impressive designs and features for the new platform that were not available on the main stream platform.
Micro Star International or MSI as formerly knowned is a pioneer in the hardware department offering some of the most impressive and award winning technologies to date. With the launch of Intel’s Haswell platform, MSI launched three tiers of lineups for their motherboards – Gaming/Overclocking/Legacy. Each lineup is built for a specific range of consumers. The Overclocking lineup has three products in its tier, the flagship Z87 XPower, Z87 MPOWER MAX and the Z87 MPOWER. Each motherboard is designed to offer unprecedented overclock features to the users allowing for the best and stable overclocks possible with the K-Series Haswell processors.
Today, we will be taking a look at the Z87 MPOWER MAX motherboard which is sandwiched between the Z87 XPOWER and the Z87 MPOWER motherboard. Specifically, the motherboard offers better features and a much powerful power supply area to allow for better overclocks. But before we talk about the board itself, let’s take a look at the new chipset and socket which support the latest Haswell processors.