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MSI MPOWER MAX (Intel Z87) Motherboard Review - Temperature and Power

MSI MPOWER MAX (Intel Z87) Motherboard Review

We check out another Z87 motherboard; this time it's part of the MPOWER series from MSI. It comes loaded with lots of features and at a good price.

| Socket LGA 1150 in Motherboards | Posted: Jun 27, 2013 4:15 am
TweakTown Rating: 94%      Manufacturer: MSI

Power Consumption


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Looking at the power numbers you can see at stock the MSI MPOWER MAX lines up with the other boards when it comes to idle. Looking at the load numbers, you can see it sits a little higher, like the ASRock offering. Overclocked sees a jump in both areas as you'd expect, but not by much.



Core Temperature


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Out of the box the idle temp on the MSI offering is good. As for the load temperature, you can see it sits in the mid-60c range, like the ASUS offering. Overclocking brings a slight bump to our idle temp and the load temperature moves up to the 90c mark.

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