Z87 XPOWER

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
  • 32 Phase DigitALL Power Design
  • 4-way Multi-GPU: 4-way 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 X-Fi MB3: Amazing Headphone Surround & Gaming Sound Enhancement
  • Wi-Fi 802.11n, Bluetooth 4.0, Intel® Wireless Display

Z87 XPOWER motherboard

Why MSI OVERCLOCKING Motherboards

The MSI OVERCLOCKING motherboards are 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 an XPOWER can survive this, it can survive any overclocking situation. The MSI Z87 XPOWER motherboards are 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 DrMOS 4, Hi-c CAP, Super Ferrite Choke and Dark CAP will make sure that your PC runs more stable under extreme conditions.

DrMOS 4

DrMOS 4 is the next-gen Mosfet which is used to deliver the power for the CPU. MSI DrMOS 4 does not waste much power, stays cool and is more power efficient than other powersaving solutions. Because DrMOS 4 is a 3-in-1 chip it delivers much more power with less components needed. This solution gives you the power to break world records.

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.

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 motherboards are the most energy efficient in the market.

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 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 XPOWER 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.

  • XPOWER 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.

8 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
  • Multi-BIOS II
  • Debug LED
  • GO2BIOS
  • Clear CMOS button
  • Multiplier up
  • BCLK ratio up
  • Multiplier down
  • BCLK ratio down
  • 1 MHz adj. / 0.1 MHz adj.
  • Reset / Power
  • Discharge
  • OC Genie 4

Direct OC

A set of + and – buttons allows you to adjust your Base Clock in real time, even during benchmarking. The DirectOC software allows you to select 1 MHz or 0.1 MHz increments.

Complete discharge

A true factory reset! Holding this button for 2 seconds completely wipes your motherboard from all settings. The CLR CMOS button only limits itself to the BIOS/VRAM but this Complete Discharge button even removes information from the Z87 PCH, a much needed button on the Z87 platform.

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 Profile 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.

Optimized for multiple graphics cards

NVIDIA SLI / AMD Crossfire Virtu MVP

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 NVIDIAR SLI? or AMD Crossfire gaming setup.

Dedicated PCI-E x16 slot

The Z87 XPOWER comes with a PLX-chip to enable 4-Way SLI / Crossfire. However in the situations that you only use one VGA card the PLX chip will some latencty. This is why thie Z87 XPOWER comes with a dedicated PCI-E x16 slot which is directly connected to the CPU bypassing the PLX chip giving you the best possible performance when using only 1 VGA card.

*There are 4 (2 front / 2 back) PCI-E signal switches for each PCI-E x8 lanes from the CPU.

4-Way SLI / Crossfire

To support 4-Way SLI / Crossifire the Z87 XPOWER is using the PLX8747 gen3 switch chip. This way you have the maximum available bandwidth needed in order to run your benchmarks and game with 4 VGA cards.

Ceasefire

When you are overclocking with LN2 with 4 VGA cards it can happen that you want to remove one VGA card, however with the LN2 pot on their and all the insulation it is very difficult. With MSI CeaseFire is is very easy to disable one of the PCI-E x16 slots with a simple switch.

PCI Express x8 PCI Express x8 PCI Express x16
PCI Express x8 PCI Express x8 PCI Express x32 PCI Express x16/x8 PCI Express x8 PCI Express x16/x8 PCI Express x8
 

Supports DDR3-3000 memory

If you want to achieve overclocking records you also need fast memory. The XPOWER 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.

 

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. 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
 

SOUND BLASTER X-Fi MB3

The Sound Blaster X-Fi MB3 suite is a powerful audio platform equipped with cutting-edge audio technology, offering premium audio quality, effects and features for ordinary PC systems equipped with only basic onboard audio. It features SBX Pro Studio? suite of technologies, which is designed to give you the fullest audio experience. For gamers, get ready to be blown away by the amazing realism from the unrivaled headphone surround and gaming sound enhancement technologies delivered by Sound Blaster X-Fi MB3. SBX Pro Studio? suite of audio technologies create unprecedented levels of audio realism, add dynamics and punch to every gunshot, explosion and gaming sound. It includes stunning surround effects, producing an incredibly realistic surround sound experience even from just a pair of stereo headphones.

Scout mode

Win battles with Scout Mode, a proprietary technology that allows you to hear your enemies from further away, as you get a definitive advantage in combat!

 

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 / HDMI port
  • USB 3.0 ports
  • Optical S/PDIF out / HDMI port / DisplayPort
  • KILLER™ LAN / USB 3.0 ports
  • 8 ch. analog audio with Audio Boost

 

  1. All images and descriptions are for illustrative purposes only. Product specification, function, and appearance may vary based on different CPU and chipset. For detailed specifications, please consult the product specifications page.
High Performance
2014-08
Turkey
Sonuç olarak Mpower’den sonra Xpower’de yine aynı tasarıma sahip fakat performans olarak yine ödün vermiyor. Modern bir yun bilgisayarı kurmak isteyen kişiler için mükemmel bir alt taban olarak anakart diyebiliriz.
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Gold Award
2014-04
Malaysia
MSI Z87 XPower motherboard falls into the latter category with quite a number of features to show for it. Z87 XPower can easily support a four-way graphics configuration in either SLI or CrossdireX configuration. MSI has also taken another note from its competitors and actually provide a built-in Intel Wi-Fi and Bluetooth module with the Z87 Xpower. What's even more amazing is that this removable module is also WiDi capable. We found the Z87 Xpower to be a motherboard that isn't just designed for overclocking, but it's also loaded up with a lot of other visual and audio perks. It's a motherboard designed for overclocker who, after a hard day of pushing CPU to the limits, just wants to relax and watch their favorite shows or even to play their favorite online or graphically demanding game.
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5 Stars
2014-03
France
MSI continue sur sa lancée en proposant une carte haut de gamme disposant de tous les outils nécessaire pour s’amuser en overclocking. Au niveau du prix, qui est de 359€, elle se trouve un poil moins chère que sa concurrente directe chez Asus et nettement moins chère que les modèles de Gigabyte.
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Editor's Choice Award
2014-02
Malaysia
MSI Z87-series of overclocking motherboards feature some of the most hardcore parts and components ever assembled, even when compared with the other brands out there. We’ve played around with a couple of them before, but they weren’t quite like what the MSI Z87 XPower has to offer, and if you’re one of those insistent with having the most powerful components for your PC, you’re going to like what this one has to offer. No doubt that the MSI Z87 XPower is quite likely the company’s most feature-packed motherboard yet. Regardless if you’re a newbie, hardcore overclocker, extreme gamer or a data hoarder, this motherboard will undoubtedly provide you with the best desktop computing experience that money can buy
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Editor’s Choice
2014-02
Malaysia
MSI Z87-series of overclocking motherboards feature some of the most hardcore parts and components ever assembled, even when compared with the other brands out there. We’ve played around with a couple of them before, but they weren’t quite like what the MSI Z87 XPower has to offer, and if you’re one of those insistent with having the most powerful components for your PC, you’re going to like what this one has to offer. These features actually make it so much easy to overclock, even for newbies. Hardcore overclockers would also love the fact that Japanese solid capacitors are used to build the XPower motherboard, so they can truly go crazy with the overclocks. No doubt that the MSI Z87 XPower is quite likely the company’s most feature-packed motherboard yet. Regardless if you’re a newbie, hardcore overclocker, extreme gamer or a data hoarder, this motherboard will undoubtedly provide you with the best desktop computing experience that money can buy.
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Product of the Month
2013-12
Turkey
Tepeye oynayan MSI Z87 XPower ile yapılan testler arasında Intel Core i7 4770K işlemci ve NVIDIA Geforce GTX680 dayanışması ile harikulade sonuçlar ortaya koyduğunu söyleyebiliriz.
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Rich Bundle
2013-12
Turkey
MSI Z87 XPower, kendini satan bir kart. Ürün sayfasına girip de sunduğu özelliklere bakmak bile yeterli. Performans testleri de bunu en iyi şekilde kanıtlıyor. Geriye tek bir nokta kalıyor; bütçeyi ayarlamak.
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Overclockers' Dream
2013-12
Turkey
MSI Z87 XPower, kendini satan bir kart. Ürün sayfasına girip de sunduğu özelliklere bakmak bile yeterli. Performans testleri de bunu en iyi şekilde kanıtlıyor. Geriye tek bir nokta kalıyor; bütçeyi ayarlamak.
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High Performance
2013-12
Turkey
MSI Z87 XPower, kendini satan bir kart. Ürün sayfasına girip de sunduğu özelliklere bakmak bile yeterli. Performans testleri de bunu en iyi şekilde kanıtlıyor. Geriye tek bir nokta kalıyor; bütçeyi ayarlamak.
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5/5 stars
2013-12
Italy
La nuova ammiraglia Z87 di MSI alza l'asticella della stabilità e della potenza
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Top-Technik Z87 XPOWER
2013-12
Germany
Technisch gesehen ist das MSI Z87 XPower ein beeindruckendes Stück Hardware, welches speziell im Bereich der Übertaktungsmöglichkeiten den meisten anderen im Handel befindlichen Platinen einiges voraus ist. Besonders beeindruckend ist die CPU-Spannungsversorgung, die aus (fast) unglaublich 32 Phasen besteht. Rechnen wir die vielen Overclocking-Features auf dem Mainboard sowie die umfangreichen Overclocking-Funktionen aus dem UEFI-Bios hinzu, ergeben die drei Punkte auf dem Papier ein reines Overclocking-Monster.
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Editor's Choice
2013-11
United Arab Emirates
“The board has quite a clean layout with buttons and switches clearly marked and placed in the right areas so you don’t have to look around for too long to find what you need.” “Thanks to the large sized board, installing huge CPU coolers should neither be an issue nor a bother as the distance between the CPU socket and the heatsinks shielding the 32-phase power delivery and PLX chip.” “MSI offers plenty of ways to overclock your system such as the BIOS, Onboard buttons, bundled software and Intel’s XTU. MSI’s OC Genie 4 is a simple way of getting more power out of your system with just a simple click of a button.” “The XPower has a new and improved Click BIOS 4 which makes use of an improved display, a graphical layout of options and most importantly both a mouse and keyboard.” “The bundled software on the driver disk and downloadable via MSI’s website includes MSI’s very own software suite of applications. MSI’s Command Center gets a new UI and improved functionality. It can be used
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Editor's Choice: Original design
2013-10
Ukraine
“As befits a flagship model MSI Z87 XPower pleased us with the sophisticated design a huge reliability and rich functionality. The system board is equipped with everything sophisticated user can ever dream of.„
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Great Product
2013-10
Denmark
“All in all, I’m super satisfied with the board, and despite the high cost, I still think it’s worthy of a recommendation„
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Platinum
2013-10
Italy
MSI Z87 XPOWER: Potenza pura e arte si fondono assieme!
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extreme overclocker
2013-10
Serbia
Automatski OC radi odlično i moramo priznati da iako su rezultati nešto niži od očekivanog, radije ćemo odabrati fiksni OC sa nižim taktom nego dinamički OC, makar on prebacivao 5 GHz. Pravu snagu ova ploča pokazuje obložena glinom, pod LN2 na CPU i grafici/memoriji, a takav tip ispitivanja rezervisan je za šačicu entuzijasta, gde rezultati umnogome zavise i od njihovog znanja. MSI je pružio odličan alat i napravio ploču koja stoji rame uz rame sa najboljim modelima ASUS-a i Gigabyte-a, pa smo mišljenja da je odabir osnove sistema u potrazi za novim svetskim rekordima stvar ličnog izbora i preferencija. Bilo da odaberete model iz XPOWER, ROG ili Sniper serije nećete pogrešiti.
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Highly Recommended
2013-10
Australia
As for performance, it's quick, as in very. The Xpower tops nearly all our benchmarks and is unbeaten for overclocking as you'd expect
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EDITOR CHOICE 9.8 POINTS
2013-09
Peru
MSI desde un tiempo atrás no viene teniendo acostumbrados a productos de altísima calidad, tanto en sus líneas más hardcore destinadas al gaming de alta gama orientada a los jugadores más extremos y más exigentes, que exigen que la inversión que hacen con su dinero se vea reflejada en el rendimiento de los productos que ellos adquieren; así como también al overclock extremo y competitivo; en esta ocasión les mostraremos al “flagship” o buque insignia de la línea extrema de MSI tanto para el overclock extremo como el hardcore gaming, nos referimos a la MSI Z87 XPOWER motherboard que viene preparada para los últimos procesadores de la línea INTEL socket 1150 alias “HASWELL” en este review veremos todas las bondades tecnológicas que esta motherboard ofrece así como también la someteremos a las pruebas más exigentes tanto sintéticas, como pruebas reales de gráficos 3d con los juegos más hardcore del momento, esperamos el review sea de su agrado y aquí empezamos.
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PREMIUM QUALIY
2013-09
Peru
MSI desde un tiempo atrás no viene teniendo acostumbrados a productos de altísima calidad, tanto en sus líneas más hardcore destinadas al gaming de alta gama orientada a los jugadores más extremos y más exigentes, que exigen que la inversión que hacen con su dinero se vea reflejada en el rendimiento de los productos que ellos adquieren; así como también al overclock extremo y competitivo; en esta ocasión les mostraremos al “flagship” o buque insignia de la línea extrema de MSI tanto para el overclock extremo como el hardcore gaming, nos referimos a la MSI Z87 XPOWER motherboard que viene preparada para los últimos procesadores de la línea INTEL socket 1150 alias “HASWELL” en este review veremos todas las bondades tecnológicas que esta motherboard ofrece así como también la someteremos a las pruebas más exigentes tanto sintéticas, como pruebas reales de gráficos 3d con los juegos más hardcore del momento, esperamos el review sea de su agrado y aquí empezamos.
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Platinum
2013-09
Peru
Después de todas las pruebas realizadas a la MSI Z87 XPOWER podemos concluir diciendo que esta motherboard realmente no tiene que envidiarle nada a las líneas top de motherboards de otros fabricantes, y que inclusive ofrece una seria de adiciones tanto en sus accesorios como en las características de la motherboard que la hacen que se resalte a la hora de compararla con otras motherboards de gama entusiastas – extremas; los colores que eligió MSI para esta línea de motherboards me parecen excelentes ya que dan un impacto agresivo y parece decir, hey! Esto no es un juego de nenes, así que si no estás preparado para las ligas mayores mejor no me mires!!! (Personalmente el look para mi dice mucho) ; adicionalmente y yendo al plano practico, puedo decir que la serie de adiciones como la serie de botones del OC Essentials personalmente me facilito mucho la tarea de overclock ya al que al usarla estrictamente para pruebas no la montamos en ningún rig y la mantuvimos siempre en un banco de pr
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Gold editor's choice
2013-08
USA
The Z87 XPOWER is based on the Intel Z87 Express chipset designed for Intel’s 4th generation Core i5/i7 series CPUs. The MSI Z87 XPOWER supports 32GB of DDR3 3000MHz RAM, 10 SATA 6Gb/s ports, WiFi, Gigabit Ethernet, USB 3.0, NVIDIA’s 4-Way SLI and AMD CrossFire multi-GPU solutions are supported, as is Intel’s Wireless Display technology. MSI has included a list of features such as their MIL-STD-810G compliant Military Class 4 components. These consist of DRMOS 4.0 (3 in 1) PWM and driver MOSFETs, Dark Caps, Hi-C Capacitors, and Super Ferrite Chokes. The motherboard is built on an XL-ATX 8-layer PCB. Multi-BIOS II, Debub LED, Go2BIOS, V-Check Points, and Direct OC are all here as well.
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Approved
2013-07
USA
There comes a time in every overclockers life when you just want to go out and get the most expensive darn thing you can…just because… even though advice from the forums is to shy away from such a move. Today makes me count my blessings that a couple years ago Overclockers.com gave me the opportunity to write reviews. Fast forward those couple of years to today and I have in my possession the most expensive darn motherboard on the Z87 platform at this time, the MSI Z87 XPower. The features list is long and its power phases are more robust than anything I have seen. This should be a good one people. Let’s dive in and take a look!
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The choice of overclockers
2013-07
Ukraine
“Motherboard MSI Z87 XPOWER is a high-level solution that is perfect for the role of a base for high-performance PC oriented on gaming and overclocking experiments.„
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Editor's Choice
2013-07
USA
The Z87 XPOWER is the flagship mainboard from MSI’s Intel 8-series motherboard line. The Z87 XPOWER sports the MSI Lightning color scheme and is designed primarily for overclocking purposes, although it also boasts a staggering list of non-OC related features as expected from a mainboard of its price and caliber. Sporting an XL-ATX form factor at 34.5cm x 26.4cm, the MSI Z87 XPOWER is packed with onboard OC functions and an impressive 4-way 8x/8x/8x/8x SLI/CFX support via a PLX PEX8747 chip. The Z87 XPOWER uses Military Class IV components and 32-phase IR3550 ICs on an 8-layer PCB for a highly efficient and stable overclocking performance. Just like the MSI MPOWER MAX, the Z87 XPOWER uses Qualcomm Killer E2200 for low-ping managed network traffic and a Realtek ALC1150 codec with TI OPA1652 amp for high-quality audio, which is isolated for minimized interference.
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Best Performance
2013-07
Thailand
MSI Z87 XPower is best for extreme overclocking and the best stable for overclock. It comes with full feature for both gamer and overclocker. It can overclock 4th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-4770K Processor to 4,833MHz Bclk 166.66MHz NB Freq. 4,666MHz DDR3 2,666MHz 10-12-12-28-1T with it is more stable by using normal water cooling system. With its price around THB. 16,000 is value for money for those who need the perfect mainboard at all.
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Best Innovation
2013-07
Thailand
MSI Z87 XPower is best for extreme overclocking and the best stable for overclock. It comes with full feature for both gamer and overclocker. It can overclock 4th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-4770K Processor to 4,833MHz Bclk 166.66MHz NB Freq. 4,666MHz DDR3 2,666MHz 10-12-12-28-1T with it is more stable by using normal water cooling system. With its price around THB. 16,000 is value for money for those who need the perfect mainboard at all.
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Power
2013-06
Poland
“MSI Z87 XPOWER a structure without a doubt unique. I "prestigious ".„ XPOWER Z87 is the icing on the cake in the implementation of MSI, model no compromise, ready to conquer extreme overclocking records. It integrates many solutions to assist in the acceleration of hardware, but also not forgotten about those who just want to have a top-notch album cover.„
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  • Socket
    1150
  • CPU (Max Support)
    i7
  • Baseclock/Hyper Transport
    100MHz
  • Chipset
    Intel® Z87 Express
  • DDR3 Memory
    DDR3 1066/1333/1600/1866*/2000*/2133*/ 2200*/2400*/2600*/2666*/2800*/3000*(*OC)
  • DDR3L Memory
    Y
  • Memory Channel
    Dual
  • DIMM Slots
    4
  • Max Memory (GB)
    32
  • PCI-Ex16
    5
  • PCI-E Gen
    Gen3 (0, 16, 0, 0, 0), (16, 0, 0, 16, 0), (8, 0, 8, 16, 0), (8, 0, 8, 8, 8)
  • PCI-Ex1
    2
  • mSATA
    1
  • SATAIII
    10
  • RAID
    0/1/5/10
  • 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
  • DisplayPort
    1
  • HDMI
    2
  • VGA Max Share Memory (MB)
    1024
  • DirectX
    DX11
  • Form Factor
    XL-ATX
  • SLI
    Y
  • CrossFire
    Y

 

  1. All images and descriptions are for illustrative purposes only. Product specification, function, and appearance may vary based on different CPU and chipset. For detailed specifications, please consult the product specifications page.

 

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