MSI's Next Generation Intel Motherboards

Quick look at MSI's latest motherboards!

MSI's Next Generation Intel Motherboards

 

 

MSI's Next Gen Motherboards

We're very restricted as to what information we can give out as these products are still under NDA. However, we do have a few pictures to show you just what you can expect with the next generation of motherboards from MSI.

 

MSI Gaming ITX

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MSI's Next Generation Intel Motherboards 

First up we've got the ITX motherboard. We love the heatsink design on this, and having the Gaming Series logo on a board this small definitely adds character to it. The audio chip is on the opposite side of the motherboard as to where we'd normally see it. This makes for an interesting I/O.

 

MSI Gaming 3 

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MSI's Next Generation Intel Motherboards

As we were already award, MSI are following a different naming system to their previous motherboards. Now we start with 'Gaming 3' and for this range we've seen up to 'Gaming 9'. The Gaming Series badge again looks very good here. The top heatsinks have been redesigned too to be black with red accents on each side. Other than this, the board looks almost identical to the previous Z87-G45 Gaming.

MSI Gaming 5, 7 & 9 

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The Gaming 5, 7 & 9 come with a different heatsink design to the Gaming 3. The heatsinks here still have red accents, although this time they're built in parts of the heatsink, rather than just accents on the side. The southbridge heatsink again incorporates the Gaming Series logo. The Gaming 9 motherboard comes with shielding over the audio tracers and circuitry which suggests a more advanced audio options on this board. Discuss in the OC3D Forums

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15-04-2014, 10:38:43

tinytomlogan
http://www.overclock3d.net/gfx/artic...100523979l.jpg

We give you a quick glimpse of the next generation of Intel motherboards from MSI.

Continue ReadingQuote

15-04-2014, 10:51:40

Wraith
Mmmm more MSI board pr0n! That ITX has my attention, with a full block would make a teeny tiny powerhouse.Quote

15-04-2014, 10:56:22

SieB
I like the z87 boards more but these z97 ones still look good.Quote

15-04-2014, 11:08:22

Robi_G
Not too sure on them really, the gaming series badge looks tacky and I liked the actual dragon heatsinks.
Good to see M.2 connectors on the ATX boards thoughQuote

15-04-2014, 11:21:51

RickPlaysWarr
I personally prefer the current dragon design heatsink on the Z87 board. Have to see one of these in person to see if it catches my attention. So far the videos/photos have not done it.Quote

15-04-2014, 11:28:07

AverageNinja
Not really sure what to think of them. I kind of liked the dragon heatsinks too. It might just be that I need to get used to the new look though.Quote

15-04-2014, 12:34:42

Dicehunter
This is pretty much going to be the same as going from Z77 to Z87, Zero performance gain to the naked eye, I'll wait for Broadwell Quote

15-04-2014, 13:03:24

SeekaX
The z87 heatsinks look better, but that brushed aluminium. Brushed aluminium always looks good.Quote

15-04-2014, 15:20:45

Feronix
Going to disagree with most of you here and say that I always thought the whole dragon theme was a bit 'childish'? (no offense guys, to each their own )

Quite like this one, the dragon isn't all that in-your-face anymore.Quote

15-04-2014, 16:26:16

Notional
I wonder why my thread in the MSI forum got deleted about the gaming 9?Quote

15-04-2014, 17:10:23

SeekaX
Quote:
Originally Posted by Feronix View Post
Going to disagree with most of you here and say that I always thought the whole dragon theme was a bit 'childish'? (no offense guys, to each their own )

Quite like this one, the dragon isn't all that in-your-face anymore.
Not a huge fan of the dragon either, but the heatpipes on this one look odd.Quote

15-04-2014, 20:39:37

Excalabur50
Some more MSI goodness will be interesting to see how these perform and will they be Gold worthy?Quote

15-04-2014, 21:21:29

nepas
Quote:
Originally Posted by Feronix View Post
Going to disagree with most of you here and say that I always thought the whole dragon theme was a bit 'childish'? (no offense guys, to each their own )

Quite like this one, the dragon isn't all that in-your-face anymore.


I know it is each to their own,but I think the old logo was more subtle,you could bring it out more with lighting,but this just shouts at you all the time.I think this may hurt sales as its too SHOUTY for some....


which market are they going for with this?the enthusiast or the noob who has to be spoonfed???Quote

16-04-2014, 00:12:13

ander01se
Quote:
Originally Posted by Feronix View Post
Going to disagree with most of you here and say that I always thought the whole dragon theme was a bit 'childish'? (no offense guys, to each their own )

Quite like this one, the dragon isn't all that in-your-face anymore.
Agree, though I prefered the way the old heatsinks looked from above.

If they're as good as the old z87-g45 / gd65 boards I think I'll grab one. Quote

16-04-2014, 02:02:18

Zoot
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Originally Posted by Dicehunter View Post
This is pretty much going to be the same as going from Z77 to Z87, Zero performance gain to the naked eye, I'll wait for Broadwell
It's hard to get excited about a measly 100MHz alright.Quote
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