MSI Z97 XPOWER series


With a look and feel that stand out in the market, the striking design of the new Z97 MPOWER, Z97 MPOWER MAX AC and Z97 XPOWER AC is highlighted by robust heat sinks, of which the VRM heat sinks on the Z97 MPOWER MAX AC and Z97 XPOWER AC are prepared for water cooling. But design comes second as each model has an amazing set of features, catering for power users that just want to get the most speed out of their 24/7 system or professional extreme overclockers as both can find features that help them to get the best performance out of their system.


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Break world records with the Z97 XPOWER AC
The ultimate record breaker. Built from the ground up to be the no-holds barred attitude, the new Z97 XPOWER AC is ready to support you in all your overclocking attempts with impressive VRM water cooling, exclusive use of Military Class 4 components for the VRM and a socket design that is optimized to house any cooling solution. The Z97 XPOWER AC comes with the exclusive Delid Die Guard for those avid overclockers that want to remove the heat spreader of the CPU to optimize its performance, an OC Pen Drive with native drivers and OC profiles and lifetime warranty and an OC fan stand to assist you with airflow generation during LN2 sessions.
OC Certified

OC Certified is a military class burn-in test for motherboards. Running Prime95 for over 24 hours with a highly overclocked CPU is already a stressing endeavor, but removing all airflow from the motherboard ensures that only the best motherboards survive. If a motherboard can survive this, it can survive any overclocking situation. MSI Overclocking motherboards are equipped with all the necessary features to make sure you get the most out of your system. From the Enhanced PWM with a large amount of power phases and Thermal Design that give you the best stability, to all the easy features that ensure that you don’t have to perform a lot of tricks to get great stability in your quest for performance.
Water cooling heatsink
Featuring a new unique heatsink design, MSI Z97 overclocking motherboards ensure the best cooling performance. Saving water cooling enthusiasts having to buy a waterblock for our motherboards, new generation overclocking models feature a no compromise built-in solution within the heatsink. So whether you choose a traditional air cooling or enthusiast water cooling solution, be sure to expect the lowest temperatures and maximum performance under the most extreme conditions.
Choose the MSI Z97 MPOWER MAX AC to dominate benchmarks
Serious overclockers will get a jump on the competition with the Z97 MPOWER MAX AC. With a water cooling ready heatsink, extreme VRM setup and components,  a BIOS loaded with overclocking profiles and settings for every kind of user you are in control. Features like OC Engine greatly increase the flexibility for overclockers looking to max-out their system for the latest benchmarks.
Full throttle unleashed with MSI Z97 MPOWER
The MSI Z97 MPOWER is your easiest choice in the world of overclocking. Ready for extreme overclocking but with novice overclockers in mind, the Z97 MPOWER offers the best feature for power users, rich on-board features like OC essentials, Audio Boost and an Intel Gigabit LAN controller. Combined with an enriched BIOS, overclocking has become as easy as ever with built-in overclocking profiles for the CPU and DDR3 modules.
The best components for extreme overclocking
MSI uses award-winning Military Class 4 components. Military Class 4 is the next step in high quality components. Hi-C CAPs, Solid CAPs, Dark CAPs, together with SFC and Dark Chokes, ensure your PC runs stable under extreme conditions. These key components have all passed extreme testing ensuring stable operation in the harshest environments. The core of Military Class 4 is based on Guard-Pro, a set of tools which increases your stability in the worst conditions, featuring ECO power, circuit protection, humidity protection, high temperature protection, EMI protection and ESD protection. ECO power features MSI ECO Center which allows you to physically cut the power to unused chips to save up to 29% power usage.
MSI Z97 OC features
MSI’s Z97 OC motherboards come with a number of unique features that define MSI’s overclocking motherboards:
•DirectOC buttons for baseclock overclocking and fine-tuning
•Power and reset buttons
•LN2 Slow Mode switch for extreme overclockers
•V-Check Points 2: 7-way Voltage checkpoints
•Debug LED and Clear CMOS buttons
•Go2BIOS button and Multi BIOS II switches.
•CeaseFire: enable or disable your PCI Express x16 lanes easily
•OverCurrent Protection: pre-emptive shutdown of dangerous CPU loads (non-LN2) to prevent CPU damage
•Click BIOS 4, with Overclocking profiles, Memory profiles and special LN2 settings
•MSI OC motherboards are manufactured in a new 0 defect production line