All MSI Intel 8 series motherboards will support next-generation Haswell processors

Any MSI Intel 8 series motherboard can be used with Intel’s refreshed Haswell line that is set to debut in the second quarter of 2014.

MSI Intel 8 Series All MSI Intel 8 series motherboards will support next generation Haswell processors

Intel is set for a Haswell refresh in the early second quarter, followed by the launch of a new Series 9 chipset. The Haswell refresh is targeted at the desktop line, with over 20 different SKUs set to be introduced. The new CPUs will be higher clocked to anywhere between 100 to 200 MHz based on the processor. The new CPUs will augment models already available. Here’s a full list of the new SKUs:

Model NumberCoresThreadsFrequencyL3 Cache
Celeron G1840

2

2

2.8 GHz

2 MB

Celeron G1840T

2

2

2.5 GHz

2 MB

Celeron G1850

2

2

2.9 GHz

2 MB

Core i3-4150

2

4

3.5 GHz

3 MB

Core i3-4150T

2

4

3 GHz

3 MB

Core i3-4350

2

4

3.6 GHz

4 MB

Core i3-4350T

2

4

3.1 GHz

4 MB

Core i3-4360

2

4

3.7 GHz

4 MB

Core i5-4460

4

4

3.2 GHz

6 MB

Core i5-4460S

4

4

2.9 GHz

6 MB

Core i5-4460T

4

4

1.9 GHz

6 MB

Core i5-4590

4

4

3.3 GHz

6 MB

Core i5-4590S

4

4

3 GHz

6 MB

Core i5-4590T

4

4

2 GHz

6 MB

Core i5-4690

4

4

3.5 GHz

6 MB

Core i5-4690S

4

4

3.2 GHz

6 MB

Core i5-4690T

4

4

2.5 GHz

6 MB

Core i7-4785T

4

8

2.2 GHz

8 MB

Core i7-4790

4

8

3.6 GHz

8 MB

Core i7-4790S

4

8

3.2 GHz

8 MB

Core i7-4790T

4

8

2.7 GHz

8 MB

Pentium G3240

2

2

3.1 GHz

3 MB

Pentium G3240T

2

2

2.7 GHz

3 MB

Pentium G3440

2

2

3.3 GHz

3 MB

Pentium G3440T

2

2

2.8 GHz

3 MB

Pentium G3450

2

2

3.4 GHz

3 MB

MSI has announced that all of its existing 8 series motherboards will support new models in the Haswell line. MSI has over 20 motherboards that cater to gamers, overclocking enthusiasts and multimedia users.

MSI’s motherboards in the gaming line feature a distinct black and red design along with a dragon motif. These boards come with exclusive MSI technologies like Audio Boost that features PSB shielding for on-board audio components to deliver better sound. These boards feature a Killer Gigabit Ethernet card as standard.

The overclocking line has a yellow on black design. All boards catered to overclocking enthusiasts are tested under rigorous conditions at MSI’s test labs. The boards that pass these tests are OC Certified, which meant that they can withstand the most strenuous conditions. An MSI overclocking board was used in setting the world record for CPU frequency, which was at 7.14GHz. In addition, MSI motherboards feature Military Class 4 components that boost longevity of the board and ensure stability even when used in harsh working conditions.

These are all the motherboards MSI is currently offering for the Intel 8 series line:

Marketing NameBIOSMarketing NameBIOS
Z87 XPOWERE7811IMS.140B85-G43E7816IMS.360
Z87 MPOWER MAX ACE7815IMS.160B85-G41 PC MateE7850IMS.240
Z87 MPOWER MAXE7815IMS.160B85M-G43E7823IMS.350
Z87 MPOWER ACE7818IMS.170B85M-E45E7817IMS.A30
Z87 MPOWERE7818IMS.170B85MA-E43 DASHE7830IMS.140
Z87 MPOWER SPE7818IMS.170B85M-E43 DASHE7830IMS.140
Z87-GD65 GAMINGE7845IMS.180B85M-E35E7846IMS.J20
Z87-G45 GAMINGE7821IMS.160B85M-E33 V2E7846IMS.D20
Z87-G43 GAMINGE7816IMS.A30B85M-E33E7817IMS.340
H87-G43 GAMINGE7816IMS.B30B85M-P33 V2E7846IMS.C20
B85-G43 GAMINGE7816IMS.C30B85M-P33E7817IMS.450
Z87M GAMINGE7866IMS.110B85M-P32E7846IMS.230
Z87I GAMING ACE7887IMS.100B85IE7851IMS.330
Z87-G55E7821IMS.A40H81-P33E7820IMS.110
Z87-G43E7816IMS.160H81M-P33E7817IMS.130
Z87-G41 PC MateE7850IMS.150H81M-P33 V2E7846IMS.A20
Z87M-G43E7823IMS.250H81M-P32LE7846IMS.150
Z87I ACE7851IMS.150H81M-P32E7846IMS.150
Z87IE7851IMS.150H81M-E35 V2E7817IMS.M00
H87-G43E7816IMS.260H81M-E35E7846IMS.I20
H87-G41 PC MateE7850IMS.360H81M-E34E7817IMS.H00
H87M-G43E7823IMS.150H81M-E33 V2E7846IMS.B20
H87M-P33E7817IMS.240H81M-E33E7817IMS.630
H87M-P32E7846IMS.330H81M-E32E7846IMS.M00
H87M-E35E7846IMS.H20H81IE7851IMS.A20
H87M-E33E7817IMS.550H81TIE7799IMS.A00
H87I ACE7851IMS.240H87IE7851IMS.240

 

Source: MSI

Harish Jonnalagadda is an avid reader of science-fiction novels. A long-time Arsenal fan, his other interests include gaming, basketball and making music. He also likes tinkering with hardware in his free time.