MSI introduces its Z97 Gaming motherboard lineup, it consists of ten models:
MSI, world leading in motherboard technology, is pleased to announce its next generation of award-winning GAMING motherboards. With 10 new models available in Mini-ITX, microATX and ATX size, the new Z97 GAMING motherboards from MSI are decorated 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! Audio Boost 2 powered by Creative Sound Blaster Cinema2 and USB Audio Power give your ears the detailed and richness in sound they need. On-board M.2, SATA Express and Killer™ LAN provide the best networking and storage performance through unprecedented transfer speeds and extremely low latency. Guard-Pro and Military Class 4 provide all the stability you need through carefully selected and thoroughly tested components and materials. To top this off, every MSI Z97 GAMING motherboard comes with a XSplit Gamecaster premium license to kickstart your on-line streaming of gameplay for both young and aspiring, and seasoned professional gamers. MSI's new Z97 GAMING motherboards for Intel 4th Generation core processors is a true display of gaming power.
Get in the game faster with M.2 & SATA Express
Get in the battle faster with M.2 and SATA Express based storage, the next generation of high speed storage support. With transfer speeds up to 10 Gb/s it offers 167% of the transfer speeds of the older SATA 3.0 interface. All MSI Z97 GAMING motherboards come with an M.2 slot onboard. We offer an optional M.2 to SATA Express converter to ensure compatibility regardless of the selected next-gen storage option.
Audio Boost 2, powered by Creative Sound Blaster Cinema2
MSI Audio Boost 2 takes on-board audio to the next level. Powered by Creative Sound Blaster Cinema2, Audio Boost 2 combines a revolutionary hardware layout for audio on the motherboard with the best customizable audio options like Multi-Channel Speaker Calibration and headphone profiles that dramatically enhance your audio experience. The Sound hardware is not only EMI shielded and separated from the motherboard, the power to the high quality amplifiers and audio components is delivered through the unique Direct Audio Power connector. This ensures clean power delivery for the audio components and combined with the electrical shielding provides the highest level of on-board audio ever experienced.
Lethal competitive gaming with Killer™ LAN
Whether you are a casual or pro-gamer, network lag kills. MSI Z97 GAMING motherboards feature Killer high-performance networking and provide the highest level of control and networking speed for video streaming and gaming. A Smooth, stutterfree network is a must in today's world of on-line gaming, where a single packet of network data can make the difference between a win or a loss, Killer™ makes sure that it arrives.
Continuous clear audio, USB Audio Power
MSI GAMING motherboards with USB Audio Power are the perfect solution for headsets and external audio DACs connected through USB. The optimized power design of MSI GAMING motherboards ensures a consistent 5 Volt power delivery on USB ports. This way the signal quality is always optimal regardless of the amount of devices connected, this is critical for USB. Thanks to MSI USB Audio Power you'll always enjoy crystal clear audio from USB audio devices.
GAMING engineered to perfection
MSI continues to showcase its love for GAMING products by crafting each Z97 GAMING motherboard to perfection. From the inspiring new heat sink based on a Dragon's claw, a cleaner layout around the CPU socket, matte black PCB across the entire line-up and impressive M-Shield I/O panel cover it's an inspiring sight for gamers. Details make the difference.
The most stable and power efficient motherboards
MSI uses award-winning Military Class 4 components. Military Class 4 is the next step in high quality components. Hi-C CAPs, Solid CAPs, Dark CAPs, together with SFC and Dark Chokes, ensure your PC runs stable under extreme conditions. These key components have all passed extreme testing ensuring stable operation in the harshest environments. The core of Military Class 4 is based on Guard-Pro, a set of tools which increases your stability in the worst conditions, featuring ECO power, circuit protection, humidity protection, high temperature protection, EMI protection and ESD protection. ECO power features MSI ECO Center which allows you to physically cut the power to unused chips to reach up to 29% powersaving.