The 9-series Gaming 9 AC is loaded with features, including a 12-phase CPU VRM, four DDR3 DIMM slots, three PCI-Express 3.0 x16 slots (x16/NC/NC or x8/x8/NC or x8/x4/x4), eight SATA 6 Gb/s ports, a PCI-Express x2 M.2 slot, Killer E2200 NIC, 802.11 ac WLAN, and more.
Next up, is the 9-series Gaming 7, which offers the same 12-phase CPU VRM as the 9-series Gaming 9 AC, same three PCI-Express 3.0 x16 slots, four PCI-Express 2.0 x1, and an identical storage connectivity.
The 9-series Gaming 3 is the most affordable of the lot, with a 6-phase CPU VRM, one PCI-Express 3.0 x16, a PCI-Express 2.0 x16 (electrical x4), two PCI-Express 2.0 x1, and three PCI; six SATA 6 Gb/s, one M.2, and Killer E2200 NIC.
Lastly, there's the 9-series Gaming ITX, which offers a decent 6-phase VRM, single PCI-Express 3.0 x16, 802.11 ac networking, Killer E2200 NIC, and AudioBoost audio.
MSI 9-series GAMING motherboards revealed
Posted on Thursday, Apr 17 2014 @ 11:23 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
MSI showed off its upcoming 9-series GAMING motherboards for Intel's Haswell Refresh. The lineup includes four LGA1150 motherboards; the 9-series Gaming 9 AC, 9-series Gaming 7, and 9-series Gaming 3, all three with ATX form factor, and the Mini-ITX 9-series Gaming. Availability is slated for around mid-May. You can check out more pictures at TPU.