Z97 GAMING 7

PRO GAMERS WEAPON

  • 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
  • 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 
  • OC Genie 4: Overclock in 1 Second
  • Gaming App: Boost Your Frame Rate
  • 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

 

 

 

 

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 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

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 Headphone Amplifiers
 

Dual Headphone 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 Headphone 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 8.1 / Windows 10. 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

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
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. 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.
Editors Choice
2015-07
Slovakia
Hľadať nedostatky na MSI Z97 GAMING 7 treba lupou. Vo svojej cenovej kategórii ide o vyčačkanú dosku s množstvom nadštandardných funkcií nielen pre gamerov a tak nezostáva nič iné, iba udeliť ocenenie "tip redakcie"!
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Gold award
2014-11
Russia
Время игры настало! Именно такие мысли могут возникнуть у большинства пользователей, в руках которых окажется материнская плата MSI Z97 Gaming 7... Материнской плате MSI Z97 Gaming 7 носить звание игровой позволяет все.
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4 gold stars
2014-10
France
Au final la MSI Z97 Gaming 7 se tape un 4 sur 5. Une bonne petite carte, sans grands défauts et ceux présents seront vites corrigés via mises à jour.
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GOLD
2014-09
Spain
En defintiiva, si estás buscando una placa base que oscile los 250€, que sea bonita, ofrezca una buena experiencia en overclock y jugando la MSI X99s Gaming 7 debe estar entre sus candidatas.
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Technopat Price Performance
2014-09
Turkey
Benim kişisel tavsiyem Gaming'i alın ve keyfinize bakın.
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Gold Award
2014-08
Brazil
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Maximum Performance
2014-08
Greece
Gaming 7 προσφέρει μία καλή ισορροπία μεταξύ χαρακτηριστικών και τιμής, και μπορεί να καλύψει gamers, enthusiasts, αλλά και χρήστες που ενδιαφέρονται για ήπιο overclocking.
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Editor's Choice
2014-07
United Kingdom
Performance and general usability was solid as rock. Another fantastic product from MSI, as usual we can't wait to see more.
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TOH-Extreme Quality
2014-07
Italy
Che difetti ha questa motherboard? Sostanzialmente nessuno
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TOH-Gold Award
2014-07
Italy
Che difetti ha questa motherboard? Sostanzialmente nessuno
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The choice of gamers
2014-07
Ukraine
Героиня нашего обзора, материнская плата MSI Z97 GAMING 7, в процессе тестирования зарекомендовала себя исключительно с наилучшей стороны, являясь, без сомнения, очень интересным решением в своем классе.
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Recommended
2014-06
USA
Nonetheless, the Gaming 7 is also a solid board, performs well, offers relatively decent audio, and sets up very easily.
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Recommended Award
2014-06
USA
Nonetheless, the Gaming 7 is also a solid board, performs well, offers relatively decent audio, and sets up very easily.
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Recommended
2014-06
Russia
Если Вы ищете материнскую плату для создания мощного игрового компьютера, то MSI Z97 Gaming 7 станет отличным выбором. Плата имеет все необходимое для того что бы обеспечить максимальное удовольствие от игры.
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Editor's Choice 9,2/10
2014-06
Greece
τα χαρακτηριστικά της δεν θα απογοητεύσουν γι' αυτήν την κατηγορία τιμής. Ποια είναι αυτά; Η εξαιρετική ποιότητα υλικών των Military Class Components 4, και όλα τα υπόλοιπα χαρακτηριστικά που φέρνουν μαζί τους, όπως το Guard-Pro.
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Sexy Looks Award
2014-06
Greece
τα χαρακτηριστικά της δεν θα απογοητεύσουν γι' αυτήν την κατηγορία τιμής. Ποια είναι αυτά; Η εξαιρετική ποιότητα υλικών των Military Class Components 4, και όλα τα υπόλοιπα χαρακτηριστικά που φέρνουν μαζί τους, όπως το Guard-Pro.
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Excellent 4.0
2014-06
Netherlands
Met ondersteuning voor de nieuwste Intel chips is de Z97 Gaming 7 een gemakkelijke keus om te verantwoorden voor zowel gamers als enthousiastelingen.
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Fantastic 9.0
2014-06
Netherlands
Met ondersteuning voor de nieuwste Intel-chips is de Z97 Gaming 7 een gemakkelijke keuze om te verantwoorden voor zowel gamers als enthousiastelingen.
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Editor's Choice: Enthusiast SILVER Award
2014-06
USA
The MSI Z97 Gaming 7 was perfect out of the box. I immediately flashed the BIOS using the latest update from the MSI site and the process worked exactly as it should.
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Silver Award
2014-06
USA
The MSI Z97 Gaming 7 was perfect out of the box. I immediately flashed the BIOS using the latest update from the MSI site and the process worked exactly as it should.
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Gold approved award
2014-06
France
Esthétiquement cette Z97 est magnifique, MSI a modernisé le l0ok des dissipateurs et allégé le PCB de tous les logos superflus, c’est un bon point
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Platinum
2014-06
Italy
La MSi Z97 Gaming 7, oggetto della nostra recensione, è un prodotto molto intrigante e si posiziona ai vertici della nuova serie
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Reviews: Recommended Award
2014-06
USA
One of the aspects I have always liked about MSI boards, and the Z97 Gaming 7 is no different, the ease of overclocking.
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OCC GOLD
2014-06
USA
MSI's Z97 Gaming 7 is a full-featured motherboard targeted at the computer gamer, as the name suggests, and is built with the features that matter most to the target market.
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Silver
2014-06
United Kingdom
If you are looking for a decently priced board that offers all of the features of a more expensive one, especially in the way of Overclocking, then the MSI Z97 GAMING 7 is definitely worth a look.
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Gold Award
2014-06
USA
MSI's Z97 Gaming 7 is a full-featured motherboard targeted at the computer gamer, as the name suggests, and is built with the features that matter most to the target market.
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Recommended Award
2014-06
USA
One of the aspects I have always liked about MSI boards, and the Z97 Gaming 7 is no different, the ease of overclocking.
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Sweet
2014-06
United Kingdom
The board is great for Overclocking on.. and competitively priced.
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Gamers Choice
2014-06
United Kingdom
MSI have done themselves proud.. it's affordable, performs well, and is very feature rich.
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Recommended
2014-06
United Kingdom
MSI have done themselves proud.. it's affordable, performs well, and is very feature rich.
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Approved
2014-06
USA
The MSI Z97 Gaming 7 is well-rounded feature wise, not just limited to gaming but has plenty of respectable extras as well in the form of extra connectivity and software additions.
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Approved Award
2014-06
USA
The MSI Z97 Gaming 7 is well-rounded feature wise, not just limited to gaming but has plenty of respectable extras as well in the form of extra connectivity and software additions.
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Editor's Choice: Best quality
2014-05
Ukraine
Сегодняшнее тестирование показало, что обновление игровой линейки материнских плат у MSI получилось достаточно удачным, и модель Z97 Gaming 7 является отличным тому подтверждением.
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DDWorld.cz Recommended Award
2014-05
Czech Republic
Výborná a skvěle udělaná deska ve všech ohledech.
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Premium Grade
2014-05
United Kingdom
Loads of enthusiast features and great looks for a very reasonable price, making this our Z97 motherboard of choice.
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Price-Performance
2014-05
Argentina
Con el Z97 Gaming 7 MSI deja claro que domina el arte de crear productos atractivos sin que ello afecte al precio final. Y decimos esto porque su precio es de 189u$s en USA, un precio difícil de encontrar en productos de gama alta de otros fabricantes.
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Recommended Hardware
2014-05
Germany
In Sachen Wertigkeit und optischem Design liegen die Boards von MSI nun klar mit an der Spitze. Der PCB ist pechschwarz, so dass nicht einmal die Leiterbahnen durchschimmern.
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Recomended
2014-05
Spain
Cambios mínimos, apenas aumentos de 100MHz. Compatibles con procesadores de 14nm Intel del año que viene. Un modelo relativamente económico. Espacios para sistemas de refrigeración. Integración de un conector M.2 conectado a PCI Express 2.0. Un socket despejado, bien situado.
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Gold
2014-05
USA
That said, the MSI Z97 Gaming 7 is a rock solid gaming/enthusiast motherboard with plenty of features and upgrade options down the road
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Great Product
2014-05
Denmark
Vi kan tease med 3 ord: Lækkert lækkert lækkert!
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Great Product
2014-05
Denmark
"Alt i alt får MSI Z97 Gaming 7 en score på 9,5 for at have en sublim ydelse."
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Gold performance
2014-05
Italy
Il processo di overclocking della CPU è stato estremamente facile ed intuitivo, nonostante il BIOS beta ancora abbastanza acerbo
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Awesome Award
2014-05
USA
Along with an excellent layout, the MSI Z97 Gaming 7 is also packed to the brim with features that really set it apart as a gaming motherboard.
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Recommended
2014-05
USA
We found the layout of the Z97 Gaming 7 to be quite good and also really like the dark red and black features on the board, including the aggressive “dragon’s claw” heatsinks. Your tastes may vary, but we think this is one heck of a good looking motherboard.
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Approved
2014-05
United Kingdom
We're sure you'd be equally happy with the superb Gaming 7 and it also has SATA Express support (via adapter card) whereas the (ASUS) Ranger does not.
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Gold
2014-05
USA
To sum everything up, the MSI Z97 Gaming 7 Motherboard performs above par, its layout is not cramped, it is overclockable, it has advanced audio, there are just enough connection points (SATA, USB, M.2, PCI-e) not to over feature the board and create more clutter
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Silver
2014-05
United Kingdom
Gamers and overclockers alike will find a lot of value in the £140 MSI Z97 GAMING 7, especially in the form of attractive finish, bundled features and high quality software design.
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Gamers Choice
2014-05
United Kingdom
MSI’s Z97 Gaming 7 motherboard is something MSI should be proud of. For the price I am amazed at not only how much MSI have managed to cram in, but also how well they have managed to execute it.. boards like this one from MSI have certainly made it worth the wait.
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HardwareMX-GOLD
2014-05
Mexico
Al igual que sus antecesoras Z87 de la linea Gaming, MSI no deja de sorprendernos con el modelo Gaming 7 que lleva una grata estética, un buen precio y un diseño del layout muy cómodo de utilizar, brindándonos un modelo de gama alta con múltiples puertos, soporte para NVIDIA SLI y AMD Crossfire...
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Recommendation
2014-05
Poland
Z97 Gaming 7 to płyta z rewelacyjnym segmentem audio, rozbudowanymi opcjami podkręcania w BIOSie, aplikacją do streamingu czy nawet ECO Power, sprawia, że jest to płyta niemal idealna.
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Recommended Award
2014-05
USA
We found the layout of the Z97 Gaming 7 to be quite good and also really like the dark red and black features on the board, including the aggressive “dragon’s claw” heatsinks. Your tastes may vary, but we think this is one heck of a good looking motherboard.
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Gold Award
2014-05
USA
To sum everything up, the MSI Z97 Gaming 7 Motherboard performs above par, its layout is not cramped, it is overclockable, it has advanced audio, there are just enough connection points (SATA, USB, M.2, PCI-e) not to over feature the board and create more clutter
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EDITOR RECOMMEND AWARD
2014-02
China
msi GAMING 9 series motherboard brought to market not only its fresh appearance but also the edge technologies- such as M.2 connector…etc., when Intel 9 series chipset has no particular merit
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EDITOR RECOMMEND AWARD
2014-02
China
Naming of msi 9 series motherboard was been revitalized as msi GAMING 3/5/7/9, which is quite different from 8 series. The reason behind sorting product name by number is in order to clarify 9 series motherboard segment and grade. *msi GAMING 9 is high-end level that gamers are crazy about. *The level of msi GAMING 7 is a bit lower than GAMING 9; however, msi GAMING 7 defiantly has its distinguishing features….
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  • 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) HMz
  • 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
    4
  • SATAIII
    8
  • M.2 Slot
    1x 2280 Key M(PCIe Gen2 x2/SATA)
  • RAID
    0/1/5/10
  • TPM (header)
    1
  • LAN
    10/100/1000*1
  • USB 3.0 ports (Front)
    2
  • 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
    2
  • VGA Max Share Memory (MB)
    512
  • DirectX
    DX11
  • Form Factor
    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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