Z87 MPOWER

Intel® Z87 Express Chipset

  • Supports 4th Gen Intel® Core™ / Pentium® / Celeron® processors for LGA 1150 socket
  • Supports DDR3-3000(OC) Memory
  • Supports USB 3.0 + SATA 6Gb/s
  • 16 Phase DigitALL Power Design
  • Multi-GPU: NVIDIA SLI & AMD CrossFire Support
  • OC Certified: Military Class Burn-in Test Passed
  • Military Class 4: Top Quality & Stability
  • OC Genie 4: Overclock in 1 Second
  • Click BIOS 4: Easily Fine-tune Your System
  • PCI Express Gen 3: World's 1st PCI Express Gen 3 Motherboard Brand
  • Audio Boost: Reward Your Ears with True Quality
  • Killer Ethernet: Kill Your Lag
  • Sound Blaster Cinema: Realistic Surround Sound Experience
  • Wi-Fi 802.11n, Bluetooth 4.0, Intel® Wireless Display

Z87 OVERCLOCKING motherboards

Why MSI OVERCLOCKING Motherboards

The MSI Z87 MPOWER motherboard is designed based on four principles:

  • Professional overclockers feedback must be integrated
  • Continue MSI's leading position in power efficiency and stability
  • Only use essential OC tools
  • Infuse the DNA of MSI's Lightning graphics cards

Changing the overclocking game

  • OC Certified
  • Built with Lightning DNA
  • Enhanced components
  • Enhanced power
  • Enhanced thermal design
  • Military Class Components
  • The cleanest extreme PCB
  • Optimized overclocking BIOS
  • OC Essentials
  • DigitALL Power PWM
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OC Certified

OC Certified is a military class burn-in test for motherboards. Running Prime95 for over 24 hours with a highly overclocked CPU is already a stressing endeavor, but removing all airflow from the motherboard ensures that only the best motherboards survive. If a motherboard can survive this, it can survive any overclocking situation.

The MSI Z87 MPOWER motherboard is equipped with all the necessary features to make sure you get the most out of your system. From the Enhanced PWM and Thermal Design that give you the best stability to all the easy features that ensure that you don't have to perform a lot of tricks to get great stability in your quest for performance.

Military Class 4 components

Military Class 4 is the next step in high quality components. The Hi-c CAP, Super Ferrite Choke and Dark CAPs will make sure that your PC runs more stable under extreme conditions.

Hi-c CAP

Hi-c CAP is a very small, but super-efficient capacitor. Besides ensuring enough spacing around a CPU socket to install large coolers, it also allows for 93% energy efficiency. Thanks to Hi-c CAP`s MSI motherboards are the most energy efficient in the market.

Dark CAP

With their aluminum core design, Dark CAP's have been a staple in high-end motherboard design and provides lower Equivalent Series Resistance (ESR) as well as its over-10-year lifespan.

Super Ferrite Choke

Super Ferrite Choke uses a Ferrite core that is Super-Permeable. This allows the Super Ferrite Choke to run at a 35 degree Celsius lower temperature, have a 30% higher current capacity, a 20% improvement in power efficiency and better overclocking power stability.

Military Class Essentials

The core of Military Class 4 is based on the essentials which increase your stability in the toughest conditions.
The humidity protection and high temperature protection ensure your system can survive each environment, no matter how harsh. The new structure of the PCB limits EMI radiation.
On top of that the all the connectors have ESD protection in order to prevent short circuit.

Military Class 4 components

OC PCB

The OC PCB used for the MSI OVERCLOCKING motherboards is a completely new design where 50% more layers are used. This allows us to optimize all traces for overclocking. Power and signal traces are isolated, resulting in higher efficiency and performance and more features can be installed relatively close to each other without causing interference. Every MSI OVERCLOCKING motherboard is tuned for better stability under extreme circumstances:

  • Increased number of PCB layers
  • Increased humidity resistance
  • Tight weave fiberglass PCB
  • Increased ESD protection

DigitALL Power PWM

DigitALL Power digitally steers and receives feedback through a DigitALL PWM controller. This allows for pinpoint voltage delivery and lower power consumption. With the switch from analog feedback to digital feedback, you also have the opportunity to implement Load Line Calibration.

Thermal design

Besides inspiring visual awe the MPOWER Thermal Design was developed to deliver the highest cooling potential in the worst situation. Because it is optimized to work in low-airflow situations, it is the ideal cooling to use with your liquid cooling setup.

  • MPOWER thermal design
  • SuperPipe
  • Low airflow
  • Optimized design
  • Clear CPU space
  • Metal screws

Extreme OC socket design

What is more frustrating than not being able to properly fit your cooling solution on your motherboard? Through the use of Military Class 4 components we can ensure that normal coolers can easily be installed and the motherboard can easily be insulated for extreme cooling solutions.

6 PCB layers

OC Essentials

A small set of tools that are essential to get the best performance out of your motherboard. These features increase stability, assist in trouble shooting, allow you to keep your complete system in check and allow for simple management. This way you can keep your mind on overclocking.

  • V-Check Points
  • Debug LED
  • Multi-BIOS II
  • Clear CMOS button
  • Easy Button 3
  • Direct OC

Overclocking software

MSI OVERCLOCKING motherboards are equipped with advanced overclocking software tools to finetune even the smallest OC settings without requiring extra power from your PC.

 

Intel Extreme Tuning Utility

This software gives you maximum control over your system whether it is the CPU, Memory, system clocks or monitoring system temperatures, voltages or fan speeds.

 

MSI Command Center Lite

This lightweight overclocking tool doesn't need installation and doesn't occupy unnecessary system resources lowering system benchmark score. With a single mouse click you have access to the most important overclocking features.

 

RAMDisk

MSI Command Center integrates an unlimited RAMDisk with the retail value of $35. With a RAMdisk you can create a virtual drive from your system memory enabling speeds 20x faster than a modern SSD. There are options to load complete game images, you can speed up your browser or your page file which increases your whole game system performance.

Click BIOS 4

The MSI Click BIOS 4 is the latest UEFI BIOS with optimizations for Windows 8. Not only that it also reacts faster, runs smoother and has better mouse support. And this all comes with many cool features.

 

Hardware Monitor

Hardware monitor allows you to take control of your system through Total Fan and check your primary system characteristics in an easy graphical interface.

 

Board Explorer

This feature shows the user a visual representation of all the connectors of the motherboard and displays which devices are connected. In case of a device having a bad connection you can easily trace it with board explorer.

 

OC Profiles preview

With OC profiles you an very fast switch between settings and you can save up to 8 profiles. In the blink of an eye, you can see the differences between your current system settings and any of the stored profiles.

Supports DDR3-3000 memory

This software gives you maximum control over your system whether it is the CPU, Memory, system clocks or monitoring system temperatures, voltages or fan speeds. If you want to achieve overclocking records you also need fast memory. The Z87 MPOWER motherboard not only supports the new T-Topology architecture, it also works with the latest DDR3-3000 standards. This way you are ensured of the best memory performance.

Optimized for multiple graphics cards

NVIDIA SLI / AMD Crossfire

MSI OVERCLOCKING motherboards feature one or more PCI-Express 3.0 slots, perfectly aligned and with enough space for an optimal airflow when using multiple graphics cards. That way, you will never have to worry about an overheating PC, while you are enjoying the best graphics jumping off from your monitor when running a NVIDIA® SLI™ or AMD Crossfire gaming setup.

NVIDIA SLI / AMD Crossfire

Lucid Virtu MVP 2.0 is the latest GPU Virtualization technology allowing you to utilize your CPU's integrated Intel HD graphics cores in combination with a powerful discrete graphics card to get more gaming performance! Virtual V-Sync is the most important feature for gamers as it allows you to run at a smooth fixed framerate, without compromising in mouse responsiveness, which is the biggest drawback of traditional V-Sync.

Audio Boost

Reward your ears with true quality. Get ready for ear-drum shattering sound, with MSI Audio Boost! With Audio Boost we're delivering the highest audio quality so you can enjoy crystal clear sound and music in games.Reward your ears with true quality. Get ready for ear-drum shattering sound, with MSI Audio Boost! With Audio Boost we're delivering the highest audio quality so you can enjoy crystal clear sound and music in games.

Because the complete audio circuitry is isolated from other features, you'll enjoy less interference and more stability.

The built-in 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
ALC1150
Unamplified signal
TI OPA1652 amplifier
High quality audio capacitors
Amplified & filtered signal
Gold plated connectors

INTEL® Wi-Fi. Bluetooth. Intel® WiDi.

The OVERCLOCKING motherboards come with an easily unpluggable Intel® Wi-Fi / Bluetooth module which also supports Intel® WiDi. This way you can easy connect to other wireless devices in your home.

The support of 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0 ensures that you have the fastest available transfer speed. With Intel® WiDi (stands for Wireless Display) and a WiDi receiver (not included) you can watch movies on your TV without the need for any cables.

Comes with
2 antennas

OC Genie 4

We have implemented the revolutionary OC Genie 4 button with GAMING mode on our OVERCLOCKING motherboard series. Just press the OC Genie button on the motherboard and use the game switch and the system's game performance will be boosted.

 

Super RAID

Super RAID support gives you super fast loading times of your operating system or PC games. Now you won't have to wait endlessly on those annoying loadingbars to fill.

 

GO2BIOS

Entering a BIOS can be a frustrating job. Because nowadays motherboards boot lightning fast, we added the GO2BIOS button. Simply push it before you start or restart your system and you'll go straight to the system BIOS when your motherboard powers on.

 

KILLER™ ethernet

Through the detection and prioritization of gaming traffic you can finally fully utilize your network without fear of being kicked from an on-line game because of high ping.

 

Connectivity

  • Audio Boost
    • 30µg gold plated audio connectors
    • Amplified audio

    PS/2 Gaming Device port /
    2x USB 2.0

    Higher polling frequency (1000 Hz):
    • More responsive
    • Faster reactions
    Triple gold plated PS/2 and USB ports
    • 10x longer lifetime when plugging and unplugging
    • Prevents oxidation and corrosion
  • PS/2 port / USB 2.0 ports
  • Clear CMOS button
  • Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n / Bluetooth 4.0
  • USB 3.0 ports
  • KILLER™ LAN / USB 3.0 ports
  • Optical S/PDIF out / HDMI port / DisplayPort
  • USB 3.0 ports / HDMI port
  • 8 ch. analog audio with Audio Boost
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

  1. 1. The specifications may differ from areas and we keep the right to change without notice. Please check the specific specification with your local dealers.
  2. 2. The color of the product might be affected by photography and the monitor's setting, which might be different from the real product.

 

2013 Annual Gold Award
2014-01
Indonesia
A motherboard of the family "MPOWER" MSI output into one of the recipients Gold Award in this category. MSI Z87 MPOWER SP is a motherboard that uses a 16-phase VRM V and 2 pcs 8 Pin CPU Power Header. Differences MSI Z87 and Z87 MPOWER MPOWER SP 'ordinary'...
9508
OC Ready
2013-09
Poland
“MSI offers a well- polished product with virtually every respect. Available in UEFI options allow very meticulous adjustment of different parameters, and to change the frequency of the reference clock does not even have to enter the UEFI, because you can...
9296
it is spinning !
2013-09
Poland
“MSI offers a well- polished product with virtually every respect. Available in UEFI options allow very meticulous adjustment of different parameters, and to change the frequency of the reference clock does not even have to enter the UEFI, because you can...
9297
Pure PC 4.5 fires
2013-09
Poland
“MSI offers a well- polished product with virtually every respect. Available in UEFI options allow very meticulous adjustment of different parameters, and to change the frequency of the reference clock does not even have to enter the UEFI, because you can...
9298
Recommended
2013-09
Czech Republic
“MPOWER particular edition has to offer. A top quality no doubt, trim it more than good, and the overall functionality of the board exemplary. The price level of around 5,000 crowns definitely worth your attention.„
9299
Best Buy
2013-09
India
MSI got “Best Buy Award” from DIGIT Z87 MPOWER in the INR 15~20Kstreet price segment. There are 6 boards variable from difference brand including ECS, Asus, and MSI was tested/reviewed in INR 15~20K segment.MSI Z87 MPOWER got the ‘’Best Buy Award’’ ‘’...
9186
Gold
2013-08
Italy
"As we said in the introduction, the range Mpower wants whim users with the long series of features inherent overclocking and beyond."
9301
Recommended
2013-08
Germany
“Developers managed to build in all the fees that may only be useful for both gamer and the average technomaniac. Considering the mentioned above, PlayUA recommends the motherboard MSI Z87 MPOWER to all the gamers who have special requirements to the moth...
9300
Platinum
2013-08
Denmark
“MSI´s Z87 XPOWER motherboard has been a pleasure watching. It could get my 4700K CPU to run 5Ghz. which only one other motherboard has been able to so far. The motherboard is not only for overclocking. but also for gaming since it has a Killer E2205 netw...
9302
Best Tested
2013-08
Netherlands
“The additional cost of the Z87 MPower compared to the Z87-GD65 (about twenty euros) is certainly justifiable. You get quite a lot in return: a WiFi module. extra buttons on the motherboard and two additional USB 3.0 ports. But buying the Z87-GD65 Gaming ...
9131
Best Product
2013-07
Italy
Arriviamo ai componenti cruciali del sistema, come anticipato questa workstation si basa sulla piattaforma Intel Haswell/LGA1150, più nello specifico sfrutta la scheda madre MSI Z87 MPower in abbinamento al processore Intel Core i7 4770K. Questa mainboard...
9073
Optimal price/opportunity
2013-07
Ukraine
“Motherboard MSI Z87 MPOWER is a high quality solution with very good equipment designed primarily for overclockers and users. who want to build the PC based on one of the most reliable products on the market.„
8988
Silver
2013-07
Netherlands
“The MSI Z87 MPOWER is a good alternative if you are a gamer but also an overclocker which does not want to use its Haswell system to put down nice benchmarks only. but also use it as a Gaming system.„
9071
Safe Buy
2013-07
Denmark
“It's been a pleasure testing the MSI Z87 MPOWER. the motherboard has performed really well and is actually the best performing board in the entire database - big thanks to MSI for this.„
9072
TOH-Gold Award
2013-06
Italy
“If some little things could make some users of the Z77 series unhappy . now they have nothing more to say. A very complete BIOS. with all the items used to overclock and optimize your system. the cost is well proportionate to what is offered. a very well...
8984
TOH-Extreme Quality Award
2013-06
Italy
“If some little things could make some users of the Z77 series unhappy . now they have nothing more to say. A very complete BIOS. with all the items used to overclock and optimize your system. the cost is well proportionate to what is offered. a very well...
8985
Overclocker's dream
2013-06
UK
“The Z87 MPOWER seems to tick all of the right boxes for style. functionality and overclockability. and with a more mature BIOS. we should see this being a great all-rounder for those wanting high-end functionality from a reliable brand.”„
8983
Editor's Choice
2013-06
France
“So it is for the many assets we recommend the MSI motherboard MPOWER for experienced overclockers who will benefit from all the specifics of this practice while maintaining a controlled budget.„
8986
4 Stars
2013-06
France
“MSI is doing it again the Z77 MPOWER offering this version Z87. a high-performance card and especially at a very decent price as will be around the 225 €. For this price. you will receive everything you need: a sound card good quality. / Wifi Bluetooth c...
8987
  • Features
    1
  • Socket
    1150
  • CPU (Max Support)
    i7
  • Baseclock/Hyper Transport
    100MHz
  • Chipset
    Intel® Z87 Express Chipset
  • DDR3 Memory
    1066/1333/1600/1866*/2000*/2133*/2200*/2400*/2600*/2666*/2800*/3000*(*OC)
  • Memory Channel
    Dual
  • DIMM Slots
    4
  • Max Memory (GB)
    32
  • PCI-Ex16
    3
  • PCI-E Gen
    Gen3 (16,0,0), (8,8,0), (8,4,4)
  • PCI-Ex1
    4
  • mSATA
    1
  • SATAIII
    8
  • RAID
    0/1/5/10
  • TPM (header)
    1
  • LAN
    10/100/1000*1
  • USB 3.0 ports (Front)
    2
  • USB 3.0 ports (Rear)
    6
  • USB 2.0 ports (Front)
    6
  • USB 2.0 ports (Rear)
    2
  • Audio ports (Rear)
    6 + Optical SPDIF
  • HDMI
    2
  • VGA Max Share Memory (MB)
    1024
  • DirectX
    DX11
  • Form Factor
    ATX
  • SLI
    Y
  • CrossFire
    Y

 

  1. 1. The specifications may differ from areas and we keep the right to change without notice. Please check the specific specification with your local dealers.
  2. 2. The color of the product might be affected by photography and the monitor's setting, which might be different from the real product.

 


CPU 

• 4th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 / Core™ i5 / Core™ i3 / Pentium® /Celeron® processors for LGA 1150 socket
Please refer to CPU Support for compatible CPU; the above description is for reference only.
 


Chipset

• Intel® Z87 Express Chipset
 


Main Memory

• Support four DDR3 DIMMs 1066/1333/1600/1866*/2000*/2133*/2200*/2400*/2600*/2667*/2800*/3000*(OC) DRAM (32GB Max)
- Supports Dual-Channel mode
- Supports non-ECC, un-buffered memory
- Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
 


Slots

• 3 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slots
- The operating mode will be x16/ x0/ x0, x8/ x8/ x0, or x8/ x4/ x4. Please always install expansion card into the PCI_E2 “First”.
• 4 x PCIe 2.0 x1 slots 
 


On-Board SATA

Intel Z87 Express Chipset
- 1 x mSATA 6Gb/s port*
- 6 x SATA 6Gb/s ports (SATA1~6)*
- Supports RAID 0, RAID1, RAID 5 and RAID 10
- Supports Intel Smart Response Technology, Intel® Rapid Start Technology and Intel Smart Connect Technology** 

• ASMedia ASM1061 Chipset
- 2 x SATA 6Gb/s ports (SATA7~8)
* The SATA6 port will be unavailable when install a SSD in the mSATA port.
** Supports Intel Core processors on Windows 7 and Windows 8.

• RAID
- SATA1~6 ports support Intel Rapid Storage Technology enterprise (AHCI / RAID 0/1/5/10) by Intel Z87  
 


USB

• Intel Z87 Express Chipset
- 4 x USB 3.0 ports (2 ports on the back panel, 2 ports available through the internal USB connectors)
- 8 x USB 2.0 ports (2 ports on the back panel, 6 ports available through the internal USB connectors**
• ASMedia ASM1074 Chipset
- 4 x USB 3.0 ports on the back panel
** internal JUSB1 connector supports MSI Super Charger
 


Audio 

• Realtek® ALC1150 Codec
- 7.1-Channel High Definition Audio
- Supports S/PDIF output 
 

 
LAN 

• Supports one PCI Express  LAN 10/100/1000 Fast Ethernet by Killer® E2205
*The Killer Network Manager is only available for Windows 7 and Windows 8 currently. The supported drivers for other operating systems would depend on the vendor providing or not. 
 

 
Multi-GPU

• Supports 3-Way AMD CrossFireTM Technology*
• Supports 2-Way NVIDIA® SLITM Technology
• Supports Lucid Virtu MVP 2.0*
*Supports Windows 7 and Windows 8.
 

 
Internal I/O Connectors
 

- ATX 24-Pin power connector
- 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
- 2 x 4-pin CPU fan connectors
- 3 x 4-pin System fan connectors
- 8 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
- 3 x USB 2.0 connectors (supports additional 6 USB 2.0 ports)
- 1 x USB 3.0 connector  (supports additional 2 USB 3.0 ports)
- 1 x Discharge jumper
- 1 x Multi BIOS Switch
- 1 x Trusted Platform Module (TPM) header
- 1 x Front Panel Audio connector
- 2 x System panel connectors
- 1 x Chassis Intrusion connector
- 14 x V-Check points (7x V-Check connectors, 7x V-Check spots)
- 1x GO2BIOS button
- 1 x OC Genie button
- 1 x Reset button
- 1 x Power button
- 2 x Base Clock control buttons
- 1 x Clear CMOS jumper
- 1 x OC switch
- 1 x 2-Digit Debug Code LED
- 1 x Wi-Fi/ Bluetooth module connector
 

 
Back Panel I/O Ports
 

- 1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse combo port
- 1 x Clear CMOS button
- 1 x Optical S/PDIF-out  port
- 2 x USB 2.0  ports
- 6 x USB 3.0  ports
- 1 x RJ45 LAN jack
- 1 x 6 in 1 OFC audio jack
- 2 x HDMI® ports with max. resolution up to 4096x2160@24Hz, 24bpp/ 2560x1600@60Hz, 24bpp/1920x1080@60Hz, 36bpp
- 1 x DisplayPort with max. resolution up to 4096x2160@24Hz, 24bpp/ 3840x2160@60Hz, 24bpp
 

This platform supports dual-display and triple-display function
 

  HDMI+DisplayPort HDMI+HDMI HDMI+HDMI+DisplayPort

Extend mode
(Extend the desktop to the second and thired monitor)

Clone mode
(Monitors have the same screen)


 


BIOS
 

• The motherboard BIOS provides "Plug & Play" BIOS which detects the peripheral devices and expansion cards of the board automatically.
• The motherboard provides a Desktop Management Interface(DMI) function which records your motherboard specifications. 
 


Dimension
 

• 30.5cm(L) x 24.4cm(W) ATX Form Factor
 


Mounting

• 9 mounting holes.
 

 

  1. 1. The specifications may differ from areas and we keep the right to change without notice. Please check the specific specification with your local dealers.
  2. 2. The color of the product might be affected by photography and the monitor's setting, which might be different from the real product.

 

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