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MSI Z97 Gaming 5 Motherboard Review

Posted May 9, 2014 by Kenny in CPU & Motherboards


Release Date: 05/11/2014
Price at time of Review: $159.99 on Newegg.com


Great Aesthetics, Outstanding Software Package, Easy OC Genie overclocking, Multiple Graphics Support, M.2 Support


At a price of $159.99, the MSI Z97 Gaming 5 Edition Motherboard is a great choice for those looking for a good performing motherboard which is feature rich and aesthetically pleasing.
by Kenny
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With the new Intel Processors on the horizon, motherboard manufacturers have gone into full force with the new updated chipsets. Today we are going to be looking at the MSI Z97 Gaming 5 Motherboard. MSI really took the market strong since its release of the Z77 Gaming addition motherboards and has since grown its gamer series design into multiple platforms. With the Z87 chipset, MSI really made some great improvements not only in their design and aesthetics, but they also really stepped it up with an intuitive software system and improved GUI interface across the board.

Today, we are going to put their newly developed MSI Z97 Gaming 5 motherboard to the test. While the Gaming 5 is not the flagship motherboard, we are still very excited to see what updates this will bring to the future. Let’s dive right in!

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Who MSI is:

“Founded in August 1986, MSI has continued to uphold a business philosophy that stresses “Award-winning product quality and outstanding customer service.” MSI specializes in the design and manufacture of motherboards, graphics card, add-on cards, servers/workstations, iPC, barebones, communication devices, CE products, Notebooks, car infotainment products, and All-in-One PC. “Quality Products Create Faithful Customers” is a motto that guides all that we do at MSI. For this reason, MSI goes all out to be the best of the best in research and development.”

Now, let’s talk a little about the Z97 Chipset.


One Comment


    So is there a reason you stopped at 4.5 GHz?

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