Coupled with the Z97 Gaming Series products for demanding gamers company Micro-Star International introduced a line of motherboards Z97 AC, also built on the basis of the latest chipset Intel Z97, however, intended for overclockers and enthusiasts experimenters. To date, the new family consists of three models, with the flagship Z97 XPower AC carries a chip PLX PEX8747, allowing all four PCI Express 3.0 slots operate in x16 mode and configuration quartet GPU.
MSI Z97 XPower AC
Also, is there a 16-phase power system for the CPU, and the system interfaces includes ten ports SATA 6.0 Gbps, slot under M.2 dozen SSD and USB 3.0 connectors plus Gigabit Ethernet, and wireless technology Wi-Fi 802.11 ac and Bluetooth 4.0, along with the audio function AudioBoost. There is also a set of overclocking options, including voltage control buttons and support of NWO, and the price is expected to be around $ 400.
In turn, the board Z97 MPower MAX AC holds a 12-phase power system and three slots PCI Express 3.0, working in the mode x8/x4/x4, when everyone is busy. Is there eight SATA-port connectors and ten USB 3.0, and the “issue price” should be approximately $ 300. Finally, the model Z97 MPower MAX value of just under $ 200 generally similar to the previous solution, but does without frills like Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.0, liquid cooling and overclocking hardware buttons.