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[wccftech] MSI Shows Off Z97 Motherboards Prototypes

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Intel is just a month away from launching their latest Haswell Refresh platform which would be compatible with the next generation 9-Series chipset compatible H97 and Z97 Motherboards. Recently, HardwareLuxx managed to get a first look at MSI’s upcoming Z97 motherboards prototypes which were displayed at an NDA briefing by the hardware manufacturer.
Read more: http://wccftech.com/msi-shows-z97-motherboards-prototypes-z97-gaming-7-z97-gaming-3-feature-m2-interface-audio-boost-killerlan/#ixzz2vU8OHt2J



Useless refresh, trying to milk more money thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif
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Nice. That Z97 Gaming 3 looks like the perfect drop-in replacement along with a 4770K when I have the $$ to replace this LGA1366 beast of mine. smile.gif
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Seriously, what is actually new here?
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Originally Posted by Vispor View Post

Seriously, what is actually new here?

Higher number chipset = mo frames biggrin.gif

The SATA express port thing is kinda neat I guess...
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post #5 of 67
Is so hard to understand that this one is for the people who are on really old platforms smile.gif . 9 series motherboards will be sweet because will be broadwell compatible.
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The diagram shows Sata-Express support, but from what I have read, Intel decided to drop that from the 9 series chipset. The only real addition performance wise is the support for M.2 PCIe SSD harddrives.
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The gaming3 board has a M.2 slot. I just with the ITX one did.
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everyone complaining and whinig to just 4month later posting about upgrading their current pc to this new MB lol
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Looks like I'll be keeping my current setup for another generation. BF4 doesn't push my 2600K(4.5Ghz) to the limit while in Surround, so I see no point in upgrading. I bet adding another card might make it get closer but still not enough reason to upgrade. Wish intel would make it worth while to upgrade by adding new and creative features to the chipset (Idk what they would add, as that's their job to show me features I didn't think I would need or could think of).
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Is so hard to understand that this one is for the people who are on really old platforms smile.gif . 9 series motherboards will be sweet because will be broadwell compatible.

And then 10 series will be better with Broadwell. No point on getting the MB like that.
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