MSI Z87 XPower Overclocking Motherboard Pictured

Hassan Mujtaba
Posted May 28, 2013
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We already know that MSI is preparing a new flagship motherboard known as the Z87 XPower for the Haswell platform. Till now we have only seen teasers of the board but today we get to see an actual picture of the board itself. Other than the XPower, MSI has also unveiled their Z87 MPower and Z87 Gaming lineup.

MSI Z87 XPower Overclocking Motherboard Pictured

The Z87 XPower features 16 VRM Phases and is equipped with the OC Genie 4 engine and Military Class IV parts that provide unprecedented power for overclocking. The CPU socket is powered via dual 8-Pin connectors while the electrical parts are seated beneath a large heatsink split in three parts which makes use of heatpipe cooling. The heatsink solution comes with glowing patterns and a large X Logo that glows on both sides in yellow color. The motherboard features a black and yellow design scheme, the second heatsink sits on top the Z87 PCH.

Expansion slots include five PCI-e 3.0 x16 and two PCI-e 3.0 x1 slots. The motherboard offers Quad-Way SLI and CrossFireX multi-GPU functionality and even comes with a PLX chip that adds upto 32 PCI-Express lanes. Storage includes 10 SATA 6 GBps ports next to which two USB 3.0 front panel headers are located. The motherboard is supposed to offer 12 USB 3.0 ports, there’s a mSATA slot near the Z87 PCH which can be used to add a WiFi add in card on a M-SATA SSD.

The Z87 XPower is packed with an impressive feature set including OC Genie 4 engine that allows user to adjust between gaming and default mode. In gaming mode, the motherboard would automatically adjust clock speeds to provide users with the most performance out of their PCs when needed while gaming. One can also spot an abundance of super ferrite chokes next to the four DDR3 DIMM slots and also a variety of overclocking friendly features such as Power On/Off, Clear CMOS, Voltage adjustments, clock adjustments and voltage measurement points. I can also spot a BCLK adjustment switch that would allow users to adjust the CPU via motherboard in real-time. This would come quiet handy for overclockers.

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The Z87 XPower is an all in one solution for overclockers and the package would be bundled with some O.C essential accessories. The official site hasn’t gone live yet but you can keep striking the F5 key on the link below incase you are a huge fan of the Z87 XPower:

http://game.msi.com/product/motherboard/z87-xpower

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