MSI® Z97 GAMING and OC motherboards win Anandtech 'Editors' Choice Silver' award & Tom's Hardware Ap

Lastest Updated: Thu, 29 May 2014
MSI® Z97 MPOWER MAX AC and Z97 GAMING 5 receive prestigious awards

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MSI Z97 MPOWER MAX AC motherboard wins Anandtech 'Editors' Choice Silver' award
Highly renowned hardware website Anandtech is impressed with the MSI® Z97 MPOWER MAX AC motherboard, awarding it with the prestigious 'Silver Editors' Choice' award: "My kudos to MSI for the Z97 MPOWER MAX AC extends to one of our rare awards. I was happy to test and play with the motherboard, and with a nice water cooling loop and case mods, it could form the center of a really nice system." Read the full review at

MSI Z97 GAMING 5 motherboard receives Tom's Hardware Guide 'Approved' award
"MSI certainly grabs attention with its matte black PCB and red accents." Well known hardware review site Tom's Hardware awards the MSI Z97 GAMING 5 motherboard its 'Approved' award for great value and rich feature set in a line-up of 5 competing brands. "MSI has a value card up its sleeve...GAMING 5..." Read the full review at

Break World Records
With a look and feel that stands out in the market, the striking design of the new Z97 MPOWER, Z97 MPOWER MAX and Z97 XPOWER is highlighted by robust heat sinks, of which the VRM heat sinks on the Z97 MPOWER MAX and Z97 XPOWER are prepared for water cooling. But design comes second as each model has an amazing set of features, catering for power users that just wants to get the most speed out of their 24/7 system or professional extreme overclockers as both can find features that help them to get the best performance out of their system. The MSI Z97 XPOWER AC and Z97 MPOWER MAX motherboards already broke the 7GHz mark hitting an astonishing 7100.89 MHz! On top of that the MSI Z97 XPOWER AC motherboard received this year's COMPUTEX 2014 d&i award. MSI is changing the overclocking game.

Dominate, Conquer, Destroy
With 10 new models available in Mini-ITX, microATX and ATX size, the new Z97 GAMING motherboards from MSI are decorgated with luscious new heat-sinks that highlight an arsenal of new features found on the boards. With the focus on Speed, Sound and Stability MSI GAMING provides every essential component of a true gaming system and then some! For the best sound MSI delivers Xtreme Audio DAC, Audio Boost 2 powered by Creative Sound Blaster Cinema2 and USB Audio Power. For speed each GAMING motherboard features on-board M.2, SATA Express and Killer™ LAN. Guard-Pro and Military Class 4 provide all the stability you need through carefully selected and thoroughly tested components and materials. MSI's new Z97 GAMING motherboards for Intel® 4th Generation Core™ processors is a true display of gaming power.