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MSI Z87 MPOWER MAX Review (w/ 4770k / HD7990 / 2,933mhz DDR3)


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Well you can’t argue that this isn’t an eye catching bios. Like Gigabyte, MSI have put a lot of effort into their latest Z87 Bios layouts and configurations. The BIOS is split over 6 different subsections.
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The main settings panel gives an overview of the system you have just built, including the option to save the settings and reboot – a frequently accessed area when you are overclocking and pushing the hardware to the limit.
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The M-Flash section of the BIOS is used for upgrading to new revisions of the BIOS software. You can also save a copy of the bios to attached storage.
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If you are an inexperienced user then the ‘Board Explorer’ part of the BIOS may be useful. It highlights various sections and details their operation.
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This section of the BIOS is used for saving and loading various configurations – to save time later.
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The hardware monitor part of the BIOS has received a huge overhaul when compared to the last MSI motherboard we looked at in the days of Z77. We can configure target temperature parameters, fan speeds and monitor how the system is running as we change voltages and speeds. Very useful.


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