Summary: This model uses a full set of Intel Z87 features. Besides, it provides additional set of MSI brand technologies. Theoretically it looks good, but lets take a look on practical work. How will it operate during nominal mode and overclocking?
Summary: Last time we had a look at MSI's flagship of the Z87series, the Z87 XPOWER. Targeted at the overclocking and the enthusiast audience, the XPOWER also carries a hefty price tag. Gamers however are usually more budget minded and might prefer to invest a bit more in the Graphics Card or the Processor.
Summary: It's pretty funny to me that the benchmarking results had the MSI Z87-G45 GAMING provide enough performance to take the top spot in many of the tests, beating out every other tested board to date.
Pros: Perfect option for a 24/7 GAMING build without OC, Packed with features to keep your system stable, Great stock and overclocked performance, Wide-open BIOS ready for tweaking, All fans independently controllable via BIOS and software, Good memory overclocking, Fully functional AMI UEFI BIOS that ...
Cons: Slightly elevated power consumption, Relatively low automatic overclocking, No Intel Thunderbolt, Color scheme used may not appeal to all
MSI Z87-G45 Gaming vs. Gigabyte Z87-D3HP Motherboard Review
2 June 2013
Excerpt: This week Intel launches their "Haswell" range of CPUs known as 4th Generation Core processors and we just looked at their i7-4770K . As is often the case with new Intel generations these CPUs arrive with a new chipset and new socket to install them on, in this case Socket 1150 and 8-Series with...
Conclusion: The MSI Z87-G45 Gaming is an interesting motherboard. Typically when a company markets a gaming board they are top of the line. The MSI Z87-G45 Gaming take a different approach by going for a mid-range price.
Summary: The MSI Z87-G45 GAMING maybe missing some of the options found on its bigger brother the Z87-GD65 GAMING , but to be honest that’s not necessarily a bad thing as it grants you a saving of around £40.
Conclusion: Met de Z87-G45 haal je een bord in huis dat eigenlijk alles biedt wat je als gamer wilt hebben. MSI heeft ‘m laten certificeren voor SLI, de audio- en netwerkchips zijn kwalitatief en we vinden eigenlijk geen punten waarop bezuinigd is.