MSI Z97M Gaming

MSI Z97M Gaming

TechSpot Metascore

Based on 5 expert reviews
  • Excellent:
  • Good:
  • Average:
  • Bad:

User Score

Based on 24 reviews
as rated by Amazon users
TechSpot is supported by its audience. We may earn a commission when you buy through links on our site.
Learn more here.

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 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 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 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 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...

By 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...

International Review By on

A placa-mãe MSI Z97M Gaming oferece todos os recursos que um verdadeiro gamer, entusiasta ou overclocker irá precisar, mesmo com o seu tamanho micro-ATX, em nossos testes conseguimos bons resultados onde ela conseguiu assumir a liderança em diversos...

International Review By on

Tras mucho tiempo volvemos a encontrarnos con una placa base MSI, y en esta ocasión la placa elegida es la MSI Z97M Gaming, un producto con una estética agresiva, unas características para los auténticos jugones, componentes con certificación Military...