Excerpt: Asus’ ROG series motherboards are most sought-after by enthusiasts for overclocking and building high-performance and gaming PCs. Other options in the same segment are high-end motherboards by Gigabyte, such as the GA-Z77X-UP7, which we reviewed a few days ago. No doubt these motherboards are packed to the gills with all sorts of components that are exclusive to enthusiast-class boards – voltage check points, wireless adapters, high-quality capacitors, a raft of...
MSI Z77 MPower Review: The XPower’s Little Brother
26 January 2013
Conclusion: MSI Z77 MPower When building a top of the range product, each motherboard manufacturer has to decide on intended audience, features, and price point. Some companies like ASUS, ASRock and Gigabyte split up their high end products, with one side to focus on gamers and the other for overclocking. There is often a large amount of overlap between the two, as a motherboard specifically for extreme overclockers would not sell, but gaming oriented boards are not what...
MSI BIG BANG Z77 MPOWER Socket 1155 Mainboard Review
21 January 2013
Summary: Designed for overclocking, usage of high grade military components and extreme durability are a few of the slogans the marketing people like to use to label a new product. The catchier the better, all of course to draw the attention of any potential buyer. Sometimes it's only the inclusion of an overclocking tool on the included driver CD that makes up for some of the bold PR claims.
MSI Z77 MPOWER Review: OC Certified LGA 1155 Mainboard from the Big Bang Series
18 January 2013
Summary: This mainboard boasts a lot of advantages. Some are typical of all Micro-Star’s mainboards, some are unique for this particular model. However, it is also kind of tricky to work with and may require a good deal of patience on your part.
Excerpt: The MSI Z77 MPower board pairs sleek looks with the promise of stellar performance, as expected from MSI's Big Bang board series. We decided to validate these claims, putting the board through our normal suite of benchmark and functionality tests to see how well it lived up to its reputation. The MSI Z77 MPower is a bargain at its $209.99 base price with the performance potential packed into the board.
Excerpt: Too often you have to buy an insanely expensive board, packed with features you probably won't use in order to get high end performance and overclocking oriented features. MSI is changing that with the Z77 MPower. This board has all the performance without the unnecessary fluff.
Summary: Too often you have to buy an insanely expensive board, packed with features you probably won't use in order to get high end performance and overclocking oriented features. MSI is changing that with the Z77 MPower. This board has all the performance without the unnecessary fluff.
Excerpt: Lately we've taken the time and checked out many new Dual Channel RAM kits. While it's been a while since the Intel Z77 chipset launched, we've recently started seeing companies bring out refreshes of the extremely popular chipset that has gained a great reputation when paired with K based Ivy Bridge processors.
Excerpt: MSI has been around the motherboard market for a very long time, and like many of the players nowadays, is really pushing the overclocking ability on both its motherboard and graphics card lineups. The Big Bang series of MPower boards are built around the idea of being highly overclockable and enthusiast-targeted. Today we look at what the MSI Big Bang Z77 MPower board and what it has to offer.
Pros: Good Overclocking Potential, Nice board layout, Performs on par with higher priced models, Smooth pretty UEFI, Direct To BIOS switch, WiFi/BT onboard, WiFi/BT removable, Programmable OC Genie profile
Cons: Only 4 SATA Cables, V-Checpoint location, Strange Front Panel Pin Header Location