MSI debuts three Mini-ITX LGA1150 motherboards

Posted on Monday, Jun 03 2013 @ 20:22 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
TPU also got to see three upcoming Mini-ITX LGA1150 motherboards from MSI; the Z87I, H87I and B85I, based on the Intel Z87, H87 and B85 chipsets, respectively. All three boards are based on a common design, with a 4-phase CPU VRM, two full-size DDR3 DIMM slots, a PCI-Express 3.0 x16, and a combination of 24-pin and 4-pin power connectors.
The Z87I and H87I are nearly identical, with VRM cooling, 802.11 b/g/n WiFi, and Bluetooth 4.0. The Z87I edges past the H87I with support for CPU overclocking, and a second gigabit Ethernet connection. The B85I lacks a VRM heatsink, and the wireless connectivity card. Instead, it gives you a vacant mPCIe slot. It offers 6-channel HD audio, instead of the 8-channel solution, on the other two. All three feature at least one gigabit Ethernet connection, DVI and HDMI display outputs, six USB 3.0 ports, and a number of USB 2.0/1.1 ports.
MSI Mini-ITX LGA1150 at Computex


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