MSI Z97 MPOWER MAX AC
Originally Posted by Modders Inc.
The power delivery design has also changed compared to the Z87 MPower MAX. Phase count is down from 20 to 12 utilizing a 6-phase Intersil ISL6388 VRD12.5 controller with six ISL6611A doublers at the back. ON-Semiconductor NTMFS4C08N (high-side) and NTMFS4C05N (low-side) Power MOSFETs are used instead of NXP PH7030AL/PH3830DL LF-PAKs that were used on the Z87 MPower MAX.
The inductors are 0.47uF “Super Ferrite” chokes and the surrounding capacitors on the CPU area use the same Tantalum-core Hi-c caps used on MSI’s high-end motherboards which are convenient for LN2 overclockers because their low-profile design makes it very easy to insulate (with Dragon Skin or kneaded eraser) the surrounding CPU area. The rest of the capacitors are solid aluminum-core Low-ESR “Dark Cap” capacitors.