We've already gotten a sneak preview of MSI's Z87 MPower mobos, but those aren't the only Haswell-ready boards up MSI's sleeve. The company has just dropped a press release saying its Z87-GD65 Gaming board has won the Computex Golden Award. The announcement happens to include some details about the board, and we were able to get hold of some pictures, too.
This bad boy includes a Killer E2205 network controller, which is supposed to reduce latencies in multiplayer games. Other perks include Audio Boost technology and MSI's OC Genie 4 overclocking mojo. Going by the pictures, it looks like there are plenty of other goodies on the menu: triple PCI Express x16 slots with CrossFire and SLI support, eight Serial ATA ports, four USB 3.0 ports, a CMOS reset switch on the rear I/O panel, and... what looks like a VGA output, for some reason.
MSI's announcement also says the Z87-GD65 Gaming "literally sparkles in every way." Given the red-and-black color scheme, I hope this isn't some kind of sappy vampire motherboard. I guess we'll find out when Haswell launches early next month.
See the gallery below for high-res pictures.
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