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By on 85

There are, admittedly some concessions tied in to the attractive price tag of the MSI Z87I. Performance isn't stellar at stock speed or when overclocked and layout is a bit awry in places. However, the performance is never worryingly low and overall...

By on 80

So, now that we have seen what this board is capable of, is it going to be worth its £112 price tag? Does it offer the performance of the full size motherboards? Can it out-perform the larger boards? Well, let's get to the evaluation then. Starting with...

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If you're more interested in overclocking than gaming, the MSI Z87I is a good and affordable choice, even if it uses a little more power. If you can spend more money, the ASRock Z87E-ITX is preferable due to the superior audio chip (Realtek ALC1150), 802.11ac WLAN, six SATA ports and a lower energy consumption.

By HotHardware on

We’ve already had a taste of what ASUS and Gigabyte have to offer in the way of Z87 motherboards, and now it’s time to give MSI’s lineup a spin. MSI’s offering of Z87 motherboards has essentially three tiers: the “POWER” series (which includes four...

By Tom's Hardware UK on

Z87 rules the PC enthusiast market by exposing the Haswell architecture's full feature set. We're particularly interested in mini-ITX-based platforms able to integrate Z87 in a compact form factor. Five boards contend for supremacy of compact computing. ...

By AnandTech on

There are several Z87 mini-ITX motherboards available at Newegg, with the MSI Z87I actually being one of the cheapest. While there are some issues to iron out, users who need network connectivity and a tiny platform for mild overclocking have an option in the Z87I.

By Guru of 3D on

I really am baffled that something so small can be this good. Honestly, you won't get enthusiast class features like Voltage monitoring, enhanced audio and a KillerNIC. But other than that, everything you need is there, with great build quality and good...

By DigitalReviews on

We review, test and benchmark the MSI Z87I series motherboard. You better grab a magnifying glass, as this is the smallest fully fetched Z87 motherboard you will ever see. Yep, the Z87I is made on a Mini-ITX form factor. Read more...

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MSI Z87I Motherboard Review, Design and Testing Performance Posted by: Alex August 18, 2013 in Motherboard , Review Leave a comment Testing Performance: Processor Intel Core i7-4770K (LGA1150,...

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On 1 June 2013, Intel introduced the fourth generation of its Core processors , also known as Haswell. That day we published a group test of 33 motherboards, but as the prices weren't known at the time, it wasn't possible to draw accurate conclusions...

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Today Intel introduced the fourth generation of its Core processors , also known as Haswell. The desktop processors in the Haswell generation use a different type of processor socket, called Socket 1150. That means if you want to use one of the new...

International Review By Tweakers on 80

Ik ben zelf erg fan van deze kleine moederborden. Ze passen zeer goed in een kleineren case en aangezien die op het moment van schrijven toch zeer populair aan het worden zijn doet MSI er goed aan om hier op in te spelen. Echter is bij dit bordje de...

International Review By Alt om DATA on 90

Et af vores største problemer med fremkomsten af mini-itx-bundkortet er den høje pris, der altid synes at følge med dem. Efter at have fjernet slots og funktioner synes producenterne at lægge udgiften til bortskaffelse af affald på køberen. Hvis kortene...

International Review By on 72

Doch zu allererst wollen wir uns bei ASUS sowie Zotac für die problemlose Bereitstellung eines Testexemplares bedanken. Darüber hinaus möchten wir auch Intel für die problemlose Bereitstellung eines Intel Core-i5-Prozessors danken.Natürlich sind unsere...