MSI Z87 XPower

  • MSI Z87 XPower
88
Based on 8 scores, 36 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    6
  • Good:
    1
  • Average:
    1
  • Bad:
    0

Pros:

  • Up to QuadSLI/CFX in 8x/8x/8x/8x support and MSI CeaseFire toggle, High quality audio with ALC1150, and TI OPA1652 Amplifier, Click BIOS IV, 12 USB 3.0 ports, OC Genie IV, Dual BIOS switch, Military Class IV Components with 32phase DigitALL Power Design,...

Cons:

  • Price

Expert reviews and ratings

By Ocaholic on 70

the MSI Z87 XPower layout has been well thought It features more practical clear CPU socket zone which should appeal to extreme overclockers and make it compatible with most if not all CPU coolers It has enough space for multi graphics card setupts,...

By Tom's Hardware on

Formerly a very exclusive component, the PCI Express switch that makes Intel's LGA 1150-based platforms three- and four-way SLI-capable is now available across a range of high-end motherboards. Today we compare four premium enthusiast-oriented models. ...

By tbreak.ae on

Despite dwindling PC sales and a shrinking computer market, building your own machine is still the best way to get the most bang for your buck and enthusiasts know that more than your average PC user. Today we take a look at three of the higher end...

By Legion Hardware on

Wow, what a master piece. The MSI Z87 XPower is perhaps the most beautiful motherboard we have ever seen, both from an aesthetic and an engineering stand point. It is a shame we don’t have a few of the MSI HAWK or Lightning graphics cards, as they...

By TechRadar AU on 80

The MSI Z87 is not a budget option, but if it's within your budget and you want all the options it offers, you're unlikely to experience buyer's remorse. That said, its out-of-the-box settings don't make for a huge advantage over cheaper rivals: this is...

By PCPer on

With their Z87 line of boards, MSI took a divergent route from their Z77 line and built upon the success of the original MPower board. This led to a tiered delivery approach with the Z87 XPower taking the pole position. They kept to the signature...

By uk.hardware.info on

The Z87 XPower is a truly monstrous Z87 board. The results we've seen so far on HWBot.org look encouraging, with CPU clock frequencies in excess of 7 GHz and memory clock frequencies of more than 1800 MHz. It's right up there with the other serious...

By HardOCP on

MSI is a well known staple of the do it yourself computing world. MSI was founded in 1986 with its core business focused on building motherboards and add in motherboards. Since that time MSI has expanded its business to include laptops, networking...

By AnandTech on

This is where the MSI Z87 XPower comes in. MSI have tried to make it, at its core, an overclocking motherboard. It comes with some of the obvious overclocking paraphernalia – OC buttons, an obscene amount of power phases, appropriate VRM cooling and...

By overclockers.com on

Overall the board is quite a looker with its black and yellow theme. It is also quite a large board at XL-ATX dimensions, so make sure you have the room in your case/benching station to support its size. The board supports up to quad SLI and CFx, and...

By MadShrimps on

ASRock Z87 OC Formula The Z87-OC Formula is ASRock's high end EATX format offering for the overclocking enthusiast. There's also a mATX model called the Z87M OC Formula. What makes this board so interesting for the community? One reason to...

By bjorn3d.com on 90

The MSI Z87 Xpower has performance potential to top the charts, albeit at a price premium. For its excellent performance, it earns the Bjorn3D Golden Bear Award....

By Guru of 3D on

Combine the sheer looks, the ten SATA 6 Gbps ports, the KillerNIC Ethernet interface and the 7.1 channel HD audio as delivered by the high-end Realtek ALC1150 codec and we already get a smile on our face. But really, it just starts there though. In...

By Hi Tech Legion on

Despite being primarily an overclocking motherboard, MSI did not shy away from providing the Z87 XPOWER with plenty of high-end features that are not strictly for performance tuning. The result is a balanced set of features that are excellent...

By AnandTech on

With time quickly approaching the launch of Haswell, leaks on both motherboards and CPU performance are coming out of the woodworks. Similar to our advance Ivy Bridge coverage, here is a current roundup of everything we were allowed to show or is...

International Review By fcenter.ru on

Ассортимент LGA1150-плат компании Micro-Star включает не только обычные модели, но и особенные платы, предназначенные для любителей игр и поклонников разгона. Можно заметить, что специализированные платы, хотя и разделены на две отдельных серии, имеют...

International Review By chip.com.my on

No doubt that the MSI Z87 XPower is quite likely the company's most feature-packed motherboard yet. Regardless if you're a newbie, hardcore overclocker, extreme gamer or a data hoarder, this motherboard will undoubtedly provide you with the best desktop...

International Review By simplereview.ru on

MSI Z87 XPower предназначена для эксклюзивных, суперпроизводительных систем с несколькими топовыми видеоадаптерами и максимально быстрым CPU. Это подтверждает и отсутствие энергосберегательных функций, которые зачастую мешают достичь наивысшей...

International Review By benchmark.pl on

MSI Z87 XPOWER jest płytą główną formatu XL-ATX (34,5 x 26,4 cm), a więc przed zakupem musimy się upewnić, czy zmieści się do posiadanej obudowy. Została wyposażona w potężnie chłodzoną, 32-fazową sekcję zasilania, co rzuca się nie tylko w oczy, ale i po...

International Review By purepc.pl on 90

Jeżeli przyjrzymy się wynikom regularnych testów dojdziemy do wniosku, że MSI Z87 XPower niczym szczególnym się niestety nie wyróżnia - czasami wręcz zastaje wśród średniaków. Użytkownicy planujący nawet bardzo zaawansowany overclocking na chłodzeniu...