Over the past year we have tested many mini-ITX motherboards which have impressed us to varying degrees. The ASRock Z77E-ITX was a particular highlight with its stellar overclocking performance, rivaling some full-size ATX motherboards when paired with a Intel Core i7-3770K.
Today we are going to look at MSI‘s latest mini-ITX offering, the Z77IA-E53 motherboard. It’s designed for users who are looking to build a powerful compact system based around the Intel Z77 platform. This makes it ideal for building a compact LAN gaming system in a case such as the Bitfenix Prodigy.
We will be using an Intel Core i7-3770K for our tests today.
- OC Genie II: Auto OC to boost performance in 1 sec
- ClickBIOS II: Easy-to-use UEFI BIOS interface
- THX TruStudio PRO: deliver the fullest audio experience
- Support USB 3.0 & SATA 6Gb/s
For the full list of features and specification, please visit the MSI website here.