Z97 GAMING 9 AC

DOMINATE, CONQUER, DESTROY

  • Supports 4th and 5th Gen Intel® Core™ / Pentium® / Celeron® processors for LGA 1150 socket
  • Supports DDR3-3300(OC) Memory
  • M.2 + USB 3.0 + SATA 6Gb/s
  • Xtreme Audio DAC: Experience the Purest Sound Quality
  • Audio Boost 2: Reward Your Ears with True Quality
  • Killer Ethernet: Kill Your Lag
  • USB Audio Power: Serve Stable 5V Power & Better Signal Transmission over USB
  • XSplit Gamecaster: Show off Your Skills and Achievements
  • Guard-Pro: Improved Protection and Power Efficiency
  • Gaming App: Boost Your Frame Rate
  • OC Genie 4: Overclock in 1 Second
  • Click BIOS 4: Easily Fine-tune Your System
  • Multi-GPU: NVIDIA SLI & AMD CrossFire Support
  • Sound Blaster Cinema 2: Realistic Surround Sound Experience
  • Gaming Device Port: Optimized with Triple Gold-plating for High Polling Rate Gaming Devices
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.0, Intel® Wireless Display

 

 

 

Let the games begin

MSI® GAMING motherboards are designed to provide gamers with best-in-class features and technology. Backed by the imposing looks of MSI's Dragon, each motherboard is an engineering masterpiece tailored to gaming perfection.

The best gaming weapons at hand

  • Amazing sound with Xtreme Audio DAC and Audio Boost 2, powered by Creative Sound Blaster Cinema 2
  • USB Audio Power
  • The highest frag and the lowest lag with Killer™ E2200 Game Networking
  • Push your SSD to the limit with M.2 & SATA Express
  • Show off your gaming skills to the world with XSplit Gamecaster
  • SteamOS ready out of the box
  • Military Class 4 components
  • Super stable with Guard-Pro
  • Specialized production lines just for GAMING motherboards
  • OC Genie 4
  • Gaming Device Port
  • Boost your FPS with the MSI GAMING APP
  • Click BIOS 4 (click here to visit our dedicated BIOS page)
  • Optimized for multiple graphics cards (SLI & CrossFire certified)
  • Take control with Command Center & Live Update 6
  • OC Essentials
  • Video
  • Video
  • Video

World's best onboard Hi-Fi GAMING audio

Having superior sound quality while gaming is the decisive factor between a kill or be killed. The MSI Z97 GAMING 9 AC motherboard comes with a premium hi-fi sound card, delivering studio-grade audio quality, onboard! This high-end dedicated onboard sound card delivers 120dB SNR 192 kHz/32-bit of purest sound quality and delivers a breathtaking, never heard before, gaming sound experience that gives you the upper hand on your opponent.

Xtreme Audio DAC is not just a selection of the best hi-fi components but chosen, set up and tuned by professionals for a breathtaking clear, warmer, and more balanced sound output, reaching up to professional studio-grade quality. Experience the thrill of game changing sound quality with Xtreme Audio DAC.

C-Media CM6631A High Definition Audio Processor

C-Media CM6631A High Definition Audio Processor

The heart of Xtreme Audio DAC is powered by a C-Media CM6631A High Definition Audio Processor. Offering ultra-realistic High Definition Audio Playback and Recording at 192 kHz / 32-bit up to 120dB SNR. Extremely popular with audiophiles and regarded as one of the most renowned audio protocols for bit-perfection, the C-Media processor is controlled by a ASIO 2.2 driver, supporting variable bit depth, sample rate, multi-channel operation and synchronization. With the support of ASIO 2.2 you will experience breathtaking clean sound quality like never before, approaching 100% bit-perfection of the original audio source.

with ASIO driver
with ASIO driver
without ASIO driver
without ASIO driver

Wolfson WM8741 DAC

Wolfson WM8741 DAC

Ultra-low distortion ensures a perfect, realistic display of sound. Supporting the C-Media CM6631A HD audio processor is a Wolfson WM8741 DAC which combines an exceptional signal to noise ratio with Wolfson's low out-of-band noise, world-class linearity and a unique combination of programmable advanced digital filters. WM8741 shapes the audio to the ideal listening conditions recreating the optimal natural analogue sound.

Texas Instruments TPA6120A2 & dual OPA1652 amplifiers

Texas Instruments TPA6120A2 & dual OPA1652 amplifiers

Experience ultra realistic and pure sound without any additional amplification from inferior devices. A high-quality TI TPA6120A2 dedicated headphone amplifier, supported by a pair of TI OPA1652 amplifiers, 1 per channel, makes sure you get the best sound quality at an amazing dynamic range with ultra-low distortion, less than 0.001%. The TI TPA6120A2 dedicated headphone amplifier is optimized for professional headphones up to 600Ω.

Xtreme Audio DAC
600ohm
Traditional onboard audio
32ohm

Cirrus Logic CS5346 ADC

Cirrus Logic CS5346 ADC

Crystal clear speech under the most extreme gaming conditions. Your gaming companion won't miss a word, even on a sound overloaded battlefield. For high quality analog input processing you can trust on a studio-grade Cirrus Logic CS5346 processor.

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Professional audio isolation and EMI shielding

Professional audio isolation and EMI shielding

Protecting the pure audio signal. Xtreme Audio DAC is designed as a stand-alone sound card by physically isolating the circuitry from the rest of the motherboard. Ultra-low interference results in a crisp clear sound experience where the sound is processed without the hazard of being bent by other components.

Nichicon Acoustic Series audio capacitors

Nichicon Acoustic Series audio capacitors

Specially designed for audio purposes, the Nichicon Japanese Acoustic Series, high quality audio capacitors are highly recommended by audio enthusiasts. Providing the highest possible audio signal filtering and delivering a warm and more balanced sound level, they are key in delivering high fidelity crystal clear sound.

Anti popcorn-noise relay

Anti popcorn-noise relay

Xtreme Audio DAC features an anti-popcorn-noise solution. This relay removes the popping sound when turning your system on or off or plugging audio devices in and out.

 
Dragon Armor

Dragon Armor

Much like the design of the I/O Cover, this awesome looking piece of protective shield helps to keep the audio signal pure, preventing interference from other components. This is extremely important when demanding high quality sound.

Protected I/O cover

Protected I/O cover

A black design I/O Cover with GAMING 9 imprinted doesn't only look cool, but it also protects against Electro Magnetic Interference. Making sure whatever device you connect, you will always receive a pure signal.

Reward your ears with true quality

Get ready for ear-drum shattering sound, with MSI Audio Boost 2! With Audio Boost 2 we're delivering the highest audio quality with the use of Creative Sound Blaster Cinema 2 so you can enjoy crystal clear sound and music through 8-channel HD Audio.

Audio Boost 2
 

Isolated Audio PCB

With traditional onboard audio the signal is distorted by electromagnetic signals from the rest of the PCB. Audio Boost 2 acts like a dedicated soundcard by physically isolating the audio circuitry which is separated by a red LED path. Less interference gives you a more clear audio signal.

Isolated Audio PCB
 

Direct Audio Power

Enjoy a heavy caliber audio experience with Direct Audio Power. A dedicated power input to Audio Boost 2 allows for a more powerful and stable power delivery, resulting in a more explosive and pure sound experience.

Direct Audio Power
 

Creative Sound Blaster Cinema 2

Thanks to Creative Sound Blaster Cinema 2, you're getting amazing surround sound with just stereo headphones or speakers.
Creative Sound Blaster Cinema 2 enables you to clearly hear specific sounds in gaming environments. Hear your enemies perfectly, make your ears a decisive tool to finish on top.

Creative Sound Blaster Cinema 2

EMI Shielding

EMI Shielding

To shield the audio core from EMI (Electromagnetic Interference) caused by other add-in cards the audio chip is protected by a high-grade EMI cover with backlight illumination.

 
Dual Headhpone Amplifiers
 

Dual Headhpone Amplifiers

Prepare for an eargasm. The built-in dual headphone amplifier rewards your high quality headphone with the most amazing studio level sound quality up to 600Ω delivered from your gaming PC.

Tired of having to connect your headset in difficult to reach places? MSI GAMING motherboards are designed to be easy to use, featuring front & rear audio outputs fueled by Audio Boost 2.

Dual Headhpone Amplifiers
 
High Quality Audio Capacitors
 

High Quality Audio Capacitors

With the use of professional Nichicon Japanese capacitors, specially designed for audio purposes, MSI GAMING motherboards provide the highest possible audio signal filtering. Delivering high fidelity crystal clear sound with exceptional acoustics and realism.

  • Acoustic series
  • Lower Tolerance
  • Lower Dielectric Absorption
  • Lower ESR
  • Lower Leakage Current
  • Higher Stability
High Quality Audio Capacitors
 
High Quality Audio Capacitors
 
Golden Audio Connectors

Golden Audio Connectors

With golden audio connectors you get the best possible signal output with less chance of distortion.

  • Up to 600Ω crystal clear sound with exceptional acoustics
  • Dedicated amplified output (red) optimized for studio-grade headgear
  • Superb signal conductivity and will not wear over time
Golden Audio Connectors
 

USB Audio Power

When connecting multiple USB devices, most motherboards will be unable to deliver a strong 5V power signal to all USB ports. This is highly noticeable with high-quality external USB DACs where sound quality degrades as the motherboard is unable to deliver a perfect USB signal.

Only MSI USB Audio Power continuously delivers a stable 5V to the USB ports on motherboards, making sure you can continue to enjoy the crystal clear audio standard you expect.

Benefits

  • Enhances USB Audio Quality
  • Stable 5V Power & Better Signal Transmission over USB
MSI® USB Audio Power (5V)
Traditional solutions (4.6V)
MSI USB Audio Power vs traditional solutions
Rear I/O USB
ATX Power
(5V)
(12V)
USB Audio Power
USB Audio Power

Killer™ E2200
Game Networking

Kill your lag!

The Killer™ E2200 Intelligent Networking Platform is built for maximum networking performance for online games and high-quality streaming media. Featuring Advanced Stream Detect™, Killer E2200 automatically detects and accelerates game traffic ahead of other network traffic for smoother, stutter-free in-game performance and the competitive edge. With this exclusive, automatic traffic prioritization, games and real-time chat get priority over low-level system chatter, giving you the lowest latency for game data on the most controllable network hardware available.

EXAMPLE: Top 3 applications by Total Traffic
Battlefield 4 (89%)
Internet Explorer (9%)
Origin (2%)
Game
traffic
Network
traffic
Other
traffic

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. This enables true multi-tasking without manually enabling or disabling applications, updates and installations. Killer networking actually allows you to use your PC 24 hours a day.

 

Push your SSD to the limit

Enjoy a blazing fast system boot up and insanely fast loading of applications and games with MSI GAMING motherboards. We offer the next generation of high speed storage support through M.2 and SATA Express. M.2 and SATA Express transfer data through a PCI Express 2.0 x2 interface up to 10 Gb/s, making it 67% faster than SATA 3.0 solutions.

Faster storage solutions with M.2

M.2 is the successor to mSATA, offering a 67% performance increase up to 10 Gb/s. M.2 is packed in a small form factor and is compatible with 3 different sizes to fit most storage solutions. All latest generation Intel® based MSI GAMING motherboards feature M.2 storage.

Flexible fast storage with SATA Express

SATA Express introduces a new solution in high speed storage through PCI Express, providing more bandwidth for the latest generation SSDs. We offer flexible solutions with an M.2 to SATA Express converter for more convenience.

Data transfer speed
6 Gb/s
10 Gb/s
10 Gb/s
SATA3
M.2
SATA EXPRESS
M.2 to SATA Express
(Optional)
M.2 to SATA-Express

Want to show off your skills
or just make a fun GAMING video for your friends?

XSplit Gamecaster & Broadcaster V2 lets you easily record your gaming moments and broadcast your live gameplay sessions to Twitch, YouTube, UStream and more.

It's simple, easy to use and ideal for sharing your gameplay with friends, family or the world - Or for capturing those perfect gaming moments, just for the heck of it.

So what are you waiting for? Join the revolution and start streaming and recording with XSplit Gamecaster today.

How to activate MSI Premium License

Video editor & game detection

Assemble and edit your recordings using the simple and straightforward video editor. Game Capture Auto Detect allows for automatic streaming when starting a game.

Webcam & chroma key

Add a webcam and show your game face

Share your broadcast

Share your broadcast and conquer the world

Realtime notes

Draw attention whilst casting with in-game annotations

Record & Stream

Use XSplit Gamecaster to stream & record all of your gaming activities

SteamOS support
out of the box

MSI is committed to PC Gaming and that is why MSI GAMING motherboards support SteamOS by default. Because of this, MSI works close with numerous tier #1 system integrators that released their popular SteamBOX PC's.

Military Class 4

Military Class 4 components

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

Hi-c CAP

Hi-c CAP

A 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 mainboards are the most energy efficient in the market.

Super Ferrite Chokes

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.

Dark CAP

Dark CAP

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

Short Circuit Protection

Circuit Protection

Carefully selected materials, multiple PCB layers and shielding result in the best circuit protection for our GAMING motherboards.

Guard-Pro
ECO Power

ECO Power

With MSI ECO Center you can physically cut the power to unused chips to save up to 29% power usage.

Humidity Protection

Humidity Protection

10% Reduction in moisture absorption helps prevent "Conductive Anodic Filament". Untreated PCB's can have 10x higher failure rate.

High Temperature Protection

High Temperature Protection

All key components used in MSI motherboards have all passed military testing ensuring stable operation in the harshest environments.

ESD Protection

ESD Protection

Each and every I/O port is protected against the hazards of Electro Static Discharge.

EMI Protection

EMI Protection

All MSI motherboards comply with stringent American FCC regulations and reduce the impact of Electromagnetic Interference.

Focus on quality

We put extra effort in increasing customer satisfaction. Our RMA rate has drastically decreased in the last few years.
To achieve the highest quality the MSI GAMING motherboards are developed by our most senior engineers on the most advanced production lines.

We are continuously improving our customer services, so in case you might run into a problem you can be assured we offer a fast response to your questions and hand you in depth information on the subject.

Focus on quality
Gaming Device Port

Gaming Device Port

MSI Gaming Device Port is optimized to deliver the best connectivity for high end gaming mice to fully utilize it's speed. This results in a much faster and smoother mouse response in games.

Gaming benefits
  • More responsive
  • Smoother gameplay
  • Faster reactions
Technical benefits
  • 3x more gold than regular connectors
  • 10x longer lifetime when plugging/un-plugging
  • Prevents oxidation

OC Genie 4

OC Genie is the world's first built-in hardware overclocking technology on motherboards. With this one-second overclocking option we're giving you even more performance. Just hit the button and your PC gets another adrenalin shot. Delivering up to 20% of free extra performance for the CPU, memory and iGPU.

Performance boost modes
Laggers
OC Genie
120%
* Features may vary according to your platform and model
OC Genie 4
GAMING App

BOOST YOUR FRAME RATE

Outperform your competition with the MSI GAMING APP which allows simultaneous control of both your Motherboard and Graphics Card's overclocking.

Simply select your preferred mode with the click of a button:

  • Silent
  • Gaming
  • OC
This allows you to tune the system to your pleasure without any technical knowledge of overclocking.

 

GAMING APP screenshot

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. Click on the button on the right to visit our dedicated BIOS page and learn more.

Click BIOS 4

Optimized for multiple graphics cards

Get up to 3 PCI-Express 3.0 x16 slots, with optimal placement for better fitting and airflow. That way, you can enjoy the best graphics at the highest framerate jumping off from your screen when running a NVIDIA® SLI™ or AMD CrossFire™ gaming setup.

Software

Software

Live Update 6

MSI Live Update is renewed! Our popular software automatically downloads and installs the latest drivers, BIOS and software. Rest assured while your system is always configured using the latest software so you get the maximum performance and stability.

Command Center

MSI's Command Center software is a very powerful tool to push your motherboard to the max. With a very intuitive touch ready interface, Command Center allows users to tune settings to increase system stability, maximize overclocking performance and adjust cooling features.

Unlimited RAMDisk

MSI Command Center integrates an unlimited RAMdisk. With a RAMdisk you can create a virtual drive from your system memory enabling speeds 20x faster than a modern SSD.

  • Speed up system performance
  • Load complete game images
  • Speed up games, apps and browser
 

Super charger

With MSI Super Charger you can simply deliver more power than regular USB chargers to your smartphone, tablet, USB game controller or portable console.
This allows you to quickly charge these devices for use when you're not gaming on your PC, eliminating the need for wall power sockets.

Super charger

USB Redrivers

USB 3.0 signal integrity suffers with longer cable length. The special USB 3.0 Redrivers on GAMING motherboards, connected to the internal USB 3.0 ports, enable you to use longer USB 3.0 cables, especially in larger chassis.

USB Redrivers

Smart Fan Control

Smart Fan Control gives you complete control of all your fans on the motherboard, convenient for gamers and overclockers;

  • Users can real-time monitor the status of the fans
  • Set profiles
  • Record fan speed, voltage and temperate status into a log file.
Smart Fan Control

Dragon Heatsink

With an awesome product comes an inspiring heatsink! Styled after the iconic MSI GAMING Dragon. The heatsink is oversized to provide the best thermal transfer and heat dissipation to enable your PC to just game 24 hours per day.

Dragon Heatsink

OC Essentials

A small set of tools that are essential to get the best performance out of your motherboard.

  • Increase stability
  • Assist in trouble shooting
  • Allow you to keep your complete system in check
  • Allow for simple management
This way you can keep your mind on gaming and be confident that you have the tools to maximize your performance.

 

V-Check Points 2
Easy Button 3
Debug LED
Clear CMOS Button
MultiBIOS II
OC Essentials

Intel® Wi-Fi AC & Bluetooth

The MSI GAMING motherboards come with an easily unpluggable Intel® Wi-Fi / Bluetooth module which also supports Intel® WiDi (stands for Wireless Display). This way you can easily connect to other wireless devices in your home.

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

867 Mbps
25 Mbps
Comes with 2 antenna
Intel® Wi-Fi AC & Bluetooth

Connectivity

Be sure to take full advantage of all the GAMING weapons by connecting your devices to the optimized ports.

Audio Boost 2

  • 30µg Gold plated Audio Connectors
  • Amplified Audio

USB Audio Power

  • Optimized stable 5V USB ports
  • Best sound quality for external DACs

Gaming Device Port

  • Optimized for high-rate gaming keyboards and mice
  • Triple gold plating for extended lifetime

Triple gold plated PS/2 and USB ports

  • 10x longer lifetime when plugging/un-plugging
  • Prevents oxydation
Gaming Device Port
USB 3.0 Ports
Optical S/PDIF-Out
Killer LAN
Audio Boost 2 with dedicated headphone out
Clear CMOS Button
Wi-Fi Antenna
HDMI
DisplayPort
USB 3.0 ports
USB Audio Power
Connectivity

Package content

What’s in the box? Check it out for yourself! Besides a plethora of necessary cables and connectors you also get a cool Do-Not-Disturb door-hanger, a slick MSI GAMING case badge, a set of cable labels and the stylish all black M-shield.

Front side of I/O panel

  • I/O Panel Ports Label
  • Dark coating

Back side of I/O panel

  • Force Absorbing Layer (NEW)
  • Aluminium Interference Shielding
  • Steel Shielding
Case badge Case badge
Door hanger Door hanger
Cable labels Cable labels
 

 

 



 

  1. The specifications may differ from areas and we keep the right to change without notice. Please check the specification with your local dealers.
  2. The color of the product might be affected by photography and the monitor's setting, which might be different from the real product.
4/5 Stelle
2015-03
Italy
Questo prodotto premium non solo risulta solido e specificatamente studiato per gamer e clocker, ma dispone anche di un ottimo design.
11304
Golden Award
2015-02
Italy
L’ammiraglia di casa MSI, la Z97 Gaming 9 AC si presenta con tutte le carte in regola per salire sul podio delle schede top di gamma chipset Z97
11085
Highly Recommend
2015-01
United States
The MSI Z97 GAMING 9 is a definite step up from the other MSI GAMING branded boards I have tested.
10582
Best of 2014 - Design
2015-01
UK
The design is highly superb.
11169
Gold
2014-12
UK
If you are in the market for a solid, premium, well designed Z97 motherboard, then the MSI GAMING 9 AC is one for the shortlist.
11012
Editor's Choice
2014-11
United States
Ultimately, this board has a bit of everything for everyone.
10547
Editor's Choice: Best quality
2014-11
Ukraine
По результатам обзора и тестирования Z97 Gaming 9 AC можно смело сказать, что флагман игровой серии материнских плат MSI удался на славу.
10993
Hardware Platinum Award
2014-11
Italy
Personalmente, non ho mai visto una scheda madre basata su chipset Z97 che avesse un design così spettacolare.
11038
Gamer Approved
2014-10
UK
Any gamer will defiantly be more than happy with what they're getting with this board and we can't recommend it enough if you've looking to get a flagship board with the best features you can possibly get for under £200.
10987
Recommended Hardware
2014-10
United States
Overall, the MSI Z97 Gaming 9 AC is a solid high-end gaming platform that delivers plenty in a standard ATX form factor whether it be for gaming, overclocking or audio needs.
10895
Gold
2014-09
Ireland
It’s a true gaming board with features aimed at those looking to get the most out of their board without having to add more accessories or peripherals. We really have nothing bad to say about the MSI Z97 GAMING 9 AC.
10814
Editor`s choice
2014-09
Greece
The "package" of Z97 Gaming 9 AC for 270 €. Fair deal? For this amount you get a motherboard and a sound card with a lot of features. Competitors in the same range ask 400 € so we would say that is a pretty good "deal" from MSI.
10678
GOLD
2014-09
Spain
En definitiva, si estas buscando una placa ideal para jugar y a la vez que permite un gran overclock la MSI Z97 Gaming 9 AC es una de las mejores elecciones. Su precio en tienda oscila los 26
10774
Gold
2014-09
Greece
Το πακέτο είναι πλήρες και το motherboard μπορεί να αποτελέσει μια άριστη βάση για όσους θέλουν να χτίσουν ένα κορυφαίο gaming PC με πολλές λειτουργίες
10677
Gold award
2014-09
Netherlands
Ondanks dat MSI veel extra features op zijn Gaming 9 AC heeft gestopt, blijft het stroomverbruik met gemiddeld 76,8 watt keurig binnen de perken.
10683
High Performance
2014-09
Turkey
MSI’ın Gaming serisine oldukça etkili bir üye olarak katılan MSI Gaming 9 AC performans bakımından oldukça etkili bir izlenim bırakırken son dönem oyunların güçlü isteklerine de rahatça cevap vererek size uzun süreli bir oyundeneyimi yaşatmayı mümkün kılı...
10560
That's cool!!
2014-09
Italy
La sezione migliore secondo noi rimane la parte audio, è talmente ben fatta da non far rimpiangere l' acquisto di una scheda dedicata se non per i veri audiofili
10827
Gold approved award
2014-09
France
C’est surtout du coté de la partie Audio que MSI a encore amélioré les choses en intégrant une multitude de composants de haute qualité pour tirer un son plus clair et exempt de tout interférence électromagnétique.
10828
Bronze award
2014-08
Czech Republic
Příjemným bonusem v nadstandardní výbavě je jistě bezdrátový modul a dodávaný software.
10818
LAN OC: Recommended
2014-08
United States
Lastly we have the Z97 Gaming 9 AC. Being the only full ATX board tested today (I tested the Gaming 5 at the Z97 launch) it was worlds above the other boards when it comes to features.
10545
Power
2014-08
Poland
MSI Z97 Gaming 9 AC jest prawdziwą wizytówką producenta, i to nie tylko w dziedzinie płyt głównych przeznaczonych dla graczy. Jest wyposażona w bardzo dobry układ audio dla tylnego panelu i bardzo dobry oddzielny DAC przeznaczony do współpracy ze słuchawk...
10476
Excellent Hardware-Z97 GAMING 9 AC
2014-08
Germany
Neben einer überdurchschnittlichen Grundausstattung wurde besonders auf den Audiobereich geschaut und ordentlich aufgerüstet.
10590
Performance
2014-08
UK
MSI's Gaming range has completely transformed the company from a supplier of good mid-range boards with little to separate them, into a manufacturer of consistently brilliant ones that give your man-dangle something to get excited about.
10463
Bronze
2014-08
United States
Overall, MSI’s flagship Z97 Gaming 9 AC is a rock solid motherboard that needs some improvements to realize its full potential.
10583
Awesome Award
2014-08
United States
Overall, MSI’s flagship Z97 Gaming 9 AC is a rock solid motherboard that needs some improvements to realize its full potential.
9938
Silver Award
2014-08
United States
MSI really flipped its board lineup quite a bit this time around with totally new designs, many more models and a huge variance in feature sets all to the tune of having a board to fit pretty much every users needs.
9937
Silver Bear
2014-08
United States
MSI really flipped its board lineup quite a bit this time around with totally new designs, many more models and a huge variance in feature sets all to the tune of having a board to fit pretty much every users needs.
10527
seven points
2014-08
Poland
Topowa gamingowa płyta główna MSI wykorzystuje najnowszy chipset, Z97, i najwyższej jakości komponenty. Dzięki temu nadaje się do mocnego O/C
10736
Must Have
2014-07
UK
Undoubtedly the Z97 Gaming 9 AC motherboard’s crowning feature is its near-audiophile-level sound system. With additional features such as 802.11ac WiFi, additional storage expansion, and Killer’s E2205 NIC, MSI has created a well-balanced motherboard in ...
10574
The choice of gamers
2014-07
Ukraine
Материнская плата MSI Z97 GAMING 9 AC в процессе тестирования без проблем подтвердила свое право называться флагманским устройством. Практически каждое ее звено было продумано до мельчайших деталей, дабы не разочаровать покупателя.
10691
Editor's Choice Award
2014-07
United States
Taking everything into account, we cheerfully honor the MSI Z97 Gaming 9 AC Motherboard with the PureOverclock Editors Choice Award. It is a rock solid and aesthetically appealing piece of hardware.
9939
Editor's Choice
2014-07
United States
Taking everything into account, we cheerfully honor the MSI Z97 Gaming 9 AC Motherboard with the PureOverclock Editors Choice Award. It is a rock solid and aesthetically appealing piece of hardware.
10546
Glod Seal
2014-07
Brazil
A mainboard Z97 Gaming 9 AC da MSI é a mais completa da série Gaming, sendo o modelo indicado para quem pretende montar uma máquina gamer com tecnologias diferenciadas e voltadas a jogos, como um sistema de áudio e chip de rede superior a modelos tradicio...
10716
Platinum Award Performance
2014-07
Italy
La MSI Z97 Gaming 9 AC, con il suo Extreme Audio DAC, rappresenta la punta di diamante delle motherboard Gaming Series della casa.
10556
Quality award
2014-07
Spain
Hablamos del modelo que ocupa el lugar más alto en la nueva gama gaming. La MSI Z97 Gaming 9 AC no es una placa cualquiera, está pensada por y para el jugador más exigente y que quiere siempre el mejor rendimiento.
10628
Great Product
2014-07
Denmark
Gaming 9 AC er til den virkelig seriøse gamer, der absolut ikke vil lade sig nøje med andet end det allerbedste
10648
Editor's Choice Award
2014-07
United States
As a consumer, you now need to base your choice on build quality, features (Hardware and Software), and price. The MSI Z97 Gaming 9 AC Motherboard is the total package.
9877
Editor's Choice
2014-07
United States
As a consumer, you now need to base your choice on build quality, features (Hardware and Software), and price. The MSI Z97 Gaming 9 AC Motherboard is the total package.
10548
Vidi recommended award
2014-07
Croatia
N/A
10598
Editor's Choice Award
2014-06
Australia
The best gaming features: Looking at the package, MSI has put together a really nice bundle. The inclusion of the ac and Bluetooth 4.0 card is fantastic. This is a great extra that people can really make use of. On the topic of networking, the inclusion o...
9831
Best Quality award: June 2014
2014-06
Ukraine
MSI Z97 Gaming 9 AC – топовая модель из линейки игровых материнских плат производителя на базе чипсета Intel Z97
10615
Recommended Product
2014-06
Chile
Con un arsenal de características y una notable solución de audio, la placa madre MSI Z97 Gaming 9 AC cumple con toda su carta de presentación al ofrecer un producto lleno de opciones y cualidades que buscan cautivar el ojo del comprador más delicado y ex...
10604
Golden
2014-06
Spain
La placa MSI Z97 Gaming 9 AC es uno de los modelos de nueva hornada más atractivos tanto por diseño como por prestaciones. Podemos combinar los procesadores Intel Haswell “K” con gráficas en configuraciones SLI (2-way) y CrossFire (3-way) para obtener gra...
10535
Recommended Award
2014-05
United States
Z97 Gaming 9 AC Motherboard - very VERY easy on the eyes. We feel it is one of the best looking and performing products on the market.
9878
Recommend
2014-05
United States
Z97 Gaming 9 AC Motherboard - very VERY easy on the eyes.
10528
EDITOR RECOMMEND AWARD
2014-02
China
MSI Z97 GAMING 9 AC motherboard, segmented as a high-end Level motherboard on the market. The MSI Z97 GAMING 9 AC motherboard comes with a premium hi-fi sound card, delivering studio-grade audio quality, onboard! More creative, more heart-touching- that’...
9736
  • Socket
    1150
  • CPU (Max Support)
    i7
  • Baseclock/Hyper Transport
    100MHz
  • Chipset
    Intel® Z97 Express
  • DDR3 Memory
    DDR3 1066/1333/1600/1866*/2000*/2133*/ 2200*/2400*/2600*/2666*/2800*/3000*/3100*/3200*/3300*(*OC) MHz
  • DDR3L Memory
    Y
  • 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
    3
  • SATAIII
    8
  • M.2 port
    1
  • RAID
    0/1/5/10
  • TPM (header)
    1
  • LAN
    10/100/1000*1
  • USB 3.0 ports (Front)
    4
  • USB 3.0 ports (Rear)
    8
  • USB 2.0 ports (Front)
    4
  • USB 2.0 ports (Rear)
    2
  • Audio ports (Rear)
    6+Optical SPDIF
  • DisplayPort
    1
  • HDMI
    1
  • VGA Max Share Memory (MB)
    512
  • DirectX
    DX11
  • Form Factor
    ATX
  • SLI
    Y
  • CrossFire
    Y

 

  1. The specifications may differ from areas and we keep the right to change without notice. Please check the specification with your local dealers.
  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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