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MSI Z97M Gaming

92

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Based on 10 expert reviews
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    7
  • Good:
    3
  • Average:
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  • Bad:
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8.2

User Score

Based on 23 reviews
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Expert reviews and ratings

By Expert Reviews on 100

The Z97M Gaming uses the Intel Z97 chipset, so it’s compatible with 4 th - and 5 th -generation Intel Core, Pentium and Celeron processors. It also makes good use of the Z97’s features, providing an M.2 slot into which you can press M.2 storage devices...

By pcGameware UK on 100

Yet another very well performing motherboard from MSI. The MSI Z97M Gaming Motherboard takes up from where the Z87M left off and even offers a few improvements! The motherboard itself follows the new MSI GAMING styling with the all black PCB (no longer...

By Ocaholic on 90

the MSI Z97M Gaming's layout has been well thought Once more practical are the angled SATA connectors that you can find on almost all motherboards nowadays Other than that there is also a USB3 connector There are also practical power and resetbuttons...

By Bit-tech.net on 84

There's plenty to like about the MSI Z97M Gaming and very little to flag up as a potential problem. It's a very solid board with plenty of enthusiast-friendly features, all apart from overclocking, where it needed a fairly hefty vcore to get to our CPU's...

By Ocaholic on

In our comparison tables, meanwhile you find benchmark values regarding 43 recent Z97 and Z87 motherboards. Furthermore we do not comment the benchmark values. The idea and also the goal is to present to you a market overview which helps you choose the...

By LanOC Reviews on

It's amazing how quickly things can add up. A great example of this is just how many motherboards a company like MSI manufactures. Just on the Intel side of things, you have multiple chipsets and then from there they have an overclocking line, gaming...

By Modders-Inc on

In the case of the MSI Z97M Gaming motherboard is a kin to the little engine that could, and why shouldn't it be? We should not expect any less from any motherboard manufacturer, especially a top tier manufacture such as MSI. Performance of this...

By overclockers.com on

MSI has certainly made a name for itself in the enthusiast motherboard market, so it's no surprise the Z97M Gaming performed as well as it did. I think MSI did a nice job of proving a lot of motherboard can be packed into a mATX offering and at an...

By Ocaholic on

Also MSI has meanwhile a gaming motherboard in their portfolio, that features mATX form factor. Therefore there is an interesting mix of features mainly targeting gamers but also addressing overclockers to a certain extent. Overall we are really curious...

International Review By Tweakers on 100

Ik heb dit u-atx moederbord aangeschaft omdat ik eerst een mooie u-atx case had uitgekozen voor mijn nieuwe computer, waarna ik alle andere componenten erop heb aangepast. Ik vind een mini-itx build te klein voor wat ik met een computer wil doen....

International Review By actualidadhardware.com on 92

MSI Z97M GAMINGUna vez analizada la MSI Z97M GAMING podemos decir que nos encontramos ante una placa base con un buen rendimiento, muy completa y con un diseño Gaming muy atractivo a la vista. Como hemos comentado a lo largo y ancho del análisis cuenta...

International Review By buycoms.com on 80

แม้จะเป็นเมนบอร์ดที่มีขนาดเล็กแต่ก็มีการนำเอาวัสดุที่มีคุณภาพสูงมาใช้ออกแบบ...

International Review By Tweakers on 100

Naast de Z97I Gaming die ik laatst al heb [url=]gepost[/url] hier heb ik ook de Z97M Gaming getest van MSI. Een bordje in het gamingsegment, maar dan met een µATXformfactor, en daardoor wat uitgebreider dan zijn ITXbroertje.Deze 2 borden heb ik naast...

International Review By elektroniktest.dk on 100

Så er det tid til vi skal kigge på designet af det her bundkort, MSI har jo haft en række af deres Gaming bundkort og de er faktisk alle sammen faldet i god jord når det kommer til design, jeg har hørt at mange siger det er et fedt design de har på...

International Review By Hardware-Test on 83

MSI's spilleprodukter har været fremme i et stykke tid, og som forventet ser vi dem også med Intel's nye Z97 chipset, som vi har været heldige at få et sample af.Bundkortet hedder Z97M Gaming, hvor M'et står for mATX, men alligevel har MSI fået smidt...

International Review By pc.zoznam.sk on

Je toho dosť, čím je Z97M GAMING zaujímavá. Na menšom mATX formáte poskytne najmodernejšie technológie ako rýchly M.2 slot, sieťový čip Killer E2205 či kvalitnejšie integrované audio Audio Boost 2 s kodekom Realtek ALC1150. Doska určená primárne pre...

International Review By itndaily.ru on

Может ли mATX материнская плата быть производительнее полно размерного варианта? Ответ с одной стороны абсолютно очевидный, но продукт под названием MSI Z97M Gaming поставил под сомнение, казалось бы, десятилетиями признанную аксиому.В этой статье мы...

International Review By ComputerBase on

Das perfekte Mainboard gibt es nicht. An dieser wesentlichen Erkenntnis kommt auch der Vergleich von 15 Z97-Platinen nach wochenlanger Arbeit nicht vorbei. Eine andere lautet: Ein gutes Mainboard muss nicht viel Geld kosten.Haben die Einsteigerlösungen...

International Review By fcenter.ru on

Автор: D4EДата: 19.11.2014Все фото статьиПредисловиеВсего лишь несколько лет назад многие компьютерные энтузиасты пренебрежительно отзывались о материнских платах форм-фактора microATX. Такие платы рассматривались как более дешёвая, но, тем не менее,...

International Review By chip.com.my on

With the right components, we reckon the MSI Z97M Gaming is the perfect base for enthusiast gamers to create a compact gaming machine. It performs as well as full-sized motherboards without losing too many of the bells and whistles as well.(previously...