MSI Z97 Gaming 9 Motherboard Review

Introduction and Technical Specifications

MSI Z97 Gaming 9 Review

Introduction

It's not often that a model name inspires us to imaging something different to that which the manufacturer has intended, but the MSI Z97 Gaming 9 definitely falls into that category. So put on your finest film trailer voice; "First there was the Famous 5, then the Magnificent 7, before the rules were changed with the Dirty Dozen. Now MicroStar International bring you : The Gaming 9. In a world..."

Just us?

So the MSI Z97 Gaming 9 is the high-end version of the excellent Gaming series, and seeks to follow on the good work we saw from the Gaming 5 when we reviewed it recently.

Despite its place at the top of the MSI Gaming range, the Gaming 9 AC is actually slightly more expensive than the MPOWER MAX AC, although we're sure that in time the price will drop. Even so it's still somewhere in the middle of the current Z97s on the market, so it provides a lot of features at a reasonable price.

Technical Specifications

If the devil is in the details, then the devil is well hidden in the plain specifications for the Gaming 9. A cursory perusal shows it to be a standard Z97 motherboard. Of course we're too experienced to limit ourselves to just a manufacturers specification table, so let's take a look at it up close.

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Most Recent Comments

05-08-2014, 07:14:23

Excalabur50
Im really looking forward to getting one of these just wish the $ hurry up.Quote

11-08-2014, 09:14:46

colin
Here is a ASUS gaming motherboard review:Quote

11-08-2014, 09:16:33

Dicehunter
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Originally Posted by colin View Post
Here is a ASUS gaming motherboard review:
That is a very sub par looking site and the review is seriously terrible.

Tom already covered that motherboard in great depth here - http://forum.overclock3d.net/showthread.php?t=66082Quote

11-08-2014, 09:19:08

tinytomlogan
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Originally Posted by Dicehunter View Post
That is a very sub par looking site and the review is seriously terrible.

Tom already covered that motherboard in great depth here - http://forum.overclock3d.net/showthread.php?t=66082

I think he is spamming - who ever wrote that knows nothing about the actual boardQuote

11-08-2014, 09:21:04

Dicehunter
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Originally Posted by tinytomlogan View Post
I think he is spamming - who ever wrote that knows nothing about the actual board
Probably just wants site hits/clicks Quote
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