MSI Z97 Gaming 5 Motherboard Review

MSI Z97 Gaming 5 Review

Test Setup

MSI Z97 Gaming 5
Intel Core i7-4770K
nVidia GTX780Ti
Corsair Vengeance Pro 2400 & 2933
Corsair AX760i
Corsair Neutron GTX
Corsair H105
Custom Corsair 540 Air
Windows 7 x64  

Overclocking

Despite its diminutive pricing the MSI Gaming 5 still manages a great overclock. 4.9GHz @ 1.26v is up there with the best of the Z97s we’ve tested so far, certainly those that are only a round of drinks above £100. It also easily notches up the 2933MHz XMP profile. Performance-wise there is nothing to complain about here. Let’s hope the results back up these early indications.

MSI Z97 Gaming 5 Review