Explain what we want to achieve with the Z77 MPOWER. Create a mainboard that is just as good as our Lightning graphics cards while it upholds the values of our previous Z77 mainboards: stability and great energy efficiency.
While boosting the great stability of the Z77 MPOWER downplay the expensive and unnecessary features of, for instance Asus’ mainboards. (oh yeah, did you know there are a lot of Lightning design ideas in the Z77 MPOWER?
The XPOWER II is a record holding (clockspeed wise) mainboard so use that to strengthen the message.. this mainboard is fast.
A nice overview of features on the Z77 MPOWER
This is our version of the Military Class certification for mainboards because we’re pushing the Z77 MPOWER to ridiculous edges to test the stability. We’re not only testing the stability 8 times longer than the competition, we also do this with a highly overclocked CPU . IF this was not enough, we’re also raising the bar my not actively cooling the PWM because we’re using water cooling. There are plenty of examples of motherboards that crash or burn in these situations, but we’re guaranteeing every Z77 MPOWER to pass these tests.
The popular and well known Military Class III components (again, shared between Mainboard and Graphics cards)
That have the added benefit of a easy to insulate socket area (or place huge CPU coolers) Also a great chance to directly attack messy and restricted designs like Asus’ Sabertooth models.
Even though the model number (7751) on the PCB is the same as the Z77A-GD65 the PCB design this mainboard is almost 100% new! More layers, specialized routing for power and loads of new features
The Z77 MPOWER offers a strengthened PWM (no silly 32 or 40 phases like asus and gigabyte!) and extra power connectors for graphics cards.
The Thermal Design of course looks stunning (especially with a Lightning card installed) but all the elements really do their job. Even without airflow it still provides great cooling and we see the return of SuperPipe on our mainboard! J
OC Essentials is a small overview of some of the overclocking features
Total fan control allows not only for adjustment of all fans, but also very detailed monitor and logging of the system fans. A great feature for everyone that wants full control of their PC
2-Way SLI and 3-Way CrossFire. This might seem like a natural thing, but not every other motherboard on the market has this!
More GPU overclocking details, graphics card spacing and PCI Express power
A detailed view of the IO panel (notice that we have a lot of USB 3.0 and Wi-Fi & BlueTooth!)
Just like the Afterburner App for iPhone and Android, there is now MSI Command Center , a mobile app that is linked to Control Center and allows you to change your system settings on the fly, even during benchmarking. So instead of hearing overclockers complain that their system is instable during certain parts of a benchmark, give them a tool to get better scores.
Click BIOS II should of course still be mentioned since we are improving with almost every release
The GO 2 BIOS button is a cool feature. No more pushing the Delete key (or missing it!) to enter the BIOS, but one simple button: push it and at the next boot your system will go to the BIOS
Multi-BIOS II’s recovery process has been improved and it is now easier to select a different BIOS or recover it.
OC Genie II, it might seem a bit weird at first on an overclocking mainboard, but there are plenty of users that just want great performance out of their new mainboard. For them: just push the button and be done.
And again, make sure you tie in Lightning and the Z77 MPOWER, a winning combination!
OC Certified: Enhanced Components Enhanced Power Enhanced Thermal
MPOWER info kit v1 0 7
Change the game of overclocking Product Marketing Devine Chao Dennis Achterberg version 1.0.7
Why MSI Z77 MPOWER?Integrates Overclockers’ feedback from MSI’s MOA competitions Integrates Overclockers’ feedback from MSI’s MOA competitionsContinues with award-winning power efficiency and stability Continues with award-winning power efficiency and stabilityFeatures all essential OC tools Features all essential OC toolsInfused with the DNA of World’s best graphics card series Infused with the DNA of World’s best graphics card series
What you really needA mainboard that allows for aa24/7 “trustworthy” OCA mainboard that allows for 24/7 “trustworthy” OC A mainboard with only “necessary” features A mainboard with only “necessary” featuresA mainboard built with the DNA of legendsA mainboard built with the DNA of legends
Family HeritageExtreme overclocking performance Extreme overclocking performanceBest overclocking price/performance Best overclocking price/performance
Empowering OverclockersEnhanced PWM with Enhanced PWM withHybrid Digital Power Hybrid Digital Power Easy Button 3 Easy Button 38-pin Power 8-pin PowerConnector for CPU Connector for CPU V-Check Points V-Check PointsIntegrated Integrated 6-pin Power 6-pin PowerBluetooth/Wi-Fi Bluetooth/Wi-Fi Connector for VGA(s) Connector for VGA(s)Military Class IIIMilitary Class III Debug LED Debug LEDOC PCBOC PCB Multi-BIOS II Multi-BIOS IITotal Fan Control Total Fan Control GO2BIOS button GO2BIOS button
Z77 MPOWER = OC CertifiedBenefits Benefits-Military Class Burn-in Test Passed -Military Class Burn-in Test Passed-Higher Performance (Heavy OC) -Higher Performance (Heavy OC)-Enhanced PWM Cooling (Limited Airflow) -Enhanced PWM Cooling (Limited Airflow)-Better Power Stability (Heavy OC) -Better Power Stability (Heavy OC) Military Class Burn-in Test: Military Class Burn-in Test: 24h Prime95 Burn-in Test – Over 30%* CPU Overclock 24h Prime95 Burn-in Test – Over 30%* CPU Overclock Liquid-cooled CPU – No Airflow Liquid-cooled CPU – No Airflow GA-X79-UD3
Military Class III Hi-c CAP Super Ferrite Choke DrMOS II Solid CAP“built like a tank” --KitGuru “built like a tank” KitGuru
Extreme OC Socket DesignNo Spacing for No Spacing forInsulation or LN22pots Insulation or LN pots Socket area cleared of obstacles Socket area cleared of obstacles TUF Sabertooth X79 MSI Z77A-GD65
OC PCBThe MSI Z77 MPOWER is based on aacompletely new PCB design with OC optimized The MSI Z77 MPOWER is based on completely new PCB design with OC optimizedsignal routing and isolated power traces for optimum efficiency and OC performance signal routing and isolated power traces for optimum efficiency and OC performance50% more PCB layers than average 50% more PCB layers than averagemotherboard designs motherboard designs Optimized layout for OC features Optimized layout for OC features
Enhanced Power CPU Power index Avg.: 55W* Avg.: 55W* Default: 75W* Default: 75W* Turbo: 95W* Turbo: 95W* 4.6GHz OC: 130W* 4.6GHz OC: 130W* 6GHz OC: 250W* 6GHz OC: 250W* MPOWER CPU PWM: More Power! MPOWER CPU PWM: More Power!6-pin Power Connector for VGA(s) 6-pin Power Connector for VGA(s)8-pin Power Connector for CPU 8-pin Power Connector for CPU Enhanced PWM Design with Hybrid Digital Power Enhanced PWM Design with Hybrid Digital Power*Temporary theoretical value, final values to be disclosed at a later date.
Enhanced ThermalTwin Frozr IV Based Design Twin Frozr IV Based Design Low airflow optimized design Low airflow optimized designSuperPipe SuperPipeBig, clear CPU space Big, clear CPU spaceThis MSI Z77 MPOWER This MSI Z77 MPOWERThermal Design is designed Thermal Design is designedto support 24/7 OC with little to support 24/7 OC with little Metal screws Metal screwsor NO airflow. It is the best or NO airflow. It is the bestchoice for high-load, long choice for high-load, longduration workloads. duration workloads.
OC EssentialsClear CMOS Clear CMOSButton Button Easy Button 3 Easy Button 3Multi-BIOS IIMulti-BIOS II V-Check Points V-Check Points Debug LED Debug LED
Total Fan Control-- All 4-pin PWM Fan Connectors Onboard All 4-pin PWM Fan Connectors Onboard-- No Need For Expensive External Fan Controllers No Need For Expensive External Fan Controllers-- Customize Fan Speed Under BIOS & Windows Customize Fan Speed Under BIOS & Windows-- Monitor & Record All Fan Speeds Monitor & Record All Fan Speeds No need for expensive external fan controllers No need for expensive external fan controllers
Multi-GPU design-- Optimal spacing: Ensures optimal airflow or LN22pot spacing Optimal spacing: Ensures optimal airflow or LN pot spacing-- Dedicated power: For graphics card(s) overclocking Dedicated power: For graphics card(s) overclocking 6-pin Power Connector 6-pin Power Connector for VGA(s) for VGA(s)
Total Connectivity On-board Bluetooth/Wi-Fi On-board Bluetooth/Wi-Fi Gigabit LAN Gigabit LANClear CMOS Button Clear CMOS Button Optical S/PDIF Optical S/PDIFGame Device PortGame Device Port6x USB 3.0 + 2x USB 3.0 Internal 6x USB 3.0 + 2x USB 3.0 Internal 8-Channel, THX TruStudio Pro 8-Channel, THX TruStudio ProHDMI //DisplayPortHDMI DisplayPort
Beyond OC Hardware OC in OC in OC in OC in OC on OC onWindowsWindows BIOS BIOS mobile mobile
Click BIOS II 2008 : :MSI first with 2008 MSI first with UEFI Mainboards UEFI Mainboards 2009: All MSI 2009: All MSI notebooks start using notebooks start using UEFI UEFI 2010: MSI ships all 2010: MSI ships all new mainboards with new mainboards with UEFI UEFI 2011: MSI upgrades to 2011: MSI upgrades to Windows 8 Compatible Windows 8 Compatible UEFI UEFI 2012: Fastest Windows 2012: Fastest Windows booting environment booting environment ever ever“The original ClickBIOS wasn’t bad, but when you “The original ClickBIOS wasn’t bad, but when youcompare it to the latest version it does look really compare it to the latest version it does look reallycrap.” www.tweaktown.com crap.” www.tweaktown.com
Windows 8 boots Lightning fastWindows 8 boots Lightning fast you have no time to push the DELETE key you have no time to push the DELETE keyOne click GO2BIOS buttonOne click GO2BIOS button
Multi-BIOS II RecoveryMulti-BIOS II is your safety net for intensive BIOS operationsMulti-BIOS II is your safety net for intensive BIOS operations Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 BIOS A BIOS B BIOS A BIOS B BIOS A BIOS B (crashed) (good) (rescuing) (good) (good) (good) If BIOS A has crashed, switch to -Keep your PC powered on Both BIOS chips are fully BIOS B then turn on your PC -Switch back to BIOS A operational again -Use M-Flash to recover the BIOS Reboot your PC with an USB stick.
What if I don’t know how to OC? “Overclocking can be pretty easy these days, but nothings “Overclocking can be pretty easy these days, but nothings easier than pushing aasingle button” Power user --Elder III easier than pushing single button” Power user Elder IIIOC Genie II OC Genie II-Automatically overclock with one push of aabutton -Automatically overclock with one push of button-Customize overclock values with “My OC Genie” -Customize overclock values with “My OC Genie”
The Final EquationMSI Z77 MPOWERMSI Z77 MPOWER A perfect, record breaking combination A perfect, record breaking combinationMSI Lightning GraphicsMSI Lightning Graphics
Change the Game of Overclocking OC Certified OC Certified Enhanced Components Enhanced Components Enhanced Power Enhanced Power Enhanced Thermal Enhanced Thermal OC Essentials OC Essentials Thank you! (now go break some records!)
Spec sheet Supports 3rd Gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Core™ i5 / Core™ i3 / Processor Pentium® / Celeron® processors for socket LGA1155 Chipset Intel® Z77 Express Chipset 4 DIMMs support for DDR3-1066 / 1333 / 1600 / 1866(OC) / Memory 2133(OC), 2200* / 2400* / 2667* / 2800* / 3000*MHz (22nm CPU required) up to 32GB max ． 3 PCI-E 3.0 x16 slots Video ． HDMI & DisplayPort video outputs ． Supports AMD® CrossFire™ & NVIDIA® SLI™ Technology ． 8-channel (7.1) HD Audio subsystem Audio ． THX TruStudio Pro LAN ． 10/100/1000 Mb/s LAN subsystem ． Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11b/g/n Wireless ． Bluetooth V2.1 ． 2 x SATA 6Gb/s ports from Z77 with RAID support Peripheral ． 4 x SATA 3Gb/s ports from Z77with RAID support Interfaces ． 8 x USB 3.0 ports (6 Rear / 2 Front) ． 8 x USB 2.0 ports (2 Rear / 6 Front) Expansion ． 4 PCI-E x1 slots Capabilities