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MSI unveils new Z87 MPower MAX AC motherboard, features 802.11 ac

MSI launches a new 802.11 ac compatible version of its Z87 MPower MAX LGA1150 Motherboard.

@CharlesJGantt
Published Mon, Jan 20 2014 10:45 AM CST   |   Updated Mon, Oct 19 2020 8:15 PM CDT

Today MSI launched a new variant of its Z87 MPower MAX, the company's flagship LGA1150 motherboard. The new Z87 MPower MAX AC includes an 802.11 ac Wi-Fi interface courtesy of a daughter board that features an Intel communications processor that brings dual-band 802.11 AC Wi-Fi to the popular motherboard.

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MSI says that the new Z87 MPower MAX is capable of Wi-Fi speeds up to 867 Mb/s on the 5GHz channel when connected to a compatible router running 802.11 ac. Bluetooth 4.0 is also featured in the new Intel-based daughter board which allows for connectivity of Bluetooth enabled peripherals, accessories and mobile devices. The Z87 MPower MAX AC is a standard ATX form factor motherboard and features all of the same configurations and features of its predecessor, the MSI Z87 MPower MAX which we reviewed last year.

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