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

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 Number Cores Threads Frequency L3 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 Name BIOS Marketing Name BIOS
Z87 XPOWER E7811IMS.140 B85-G43 E7816IMS.360
Z87 MPOWER MAX AC E7815IMS.160 B85-G41 PC Mate E7850IMS.240
Z87 MPOWER MAX E7815IMS.160 B85M-G43 E7823IMS.350
Z87 MPOWER AC E7818IMS.170 B85M-E45 E7817IMS.A30
Z87 MPOWER E7818IMS.170 B85MA-E43 DASH E7830IMS.140
Z87 MPOWER SP E7818IMS.170 B85M-E43 DASH E7830IMS.140
Z87-GD65 GAMING E7845IMS.180 B85M-E35 E7846IMS.J20
Z87-G45 GAMING E7821IMS.160 B85M-E33 V2 E7846IMS.D20
Z87-G43 GAMING E7816IMS.A30 B85M-E33 E7817IMS.340
H87-G43 GAMING E7816IMS.B30 B85M-P33 V2 E7846IMS.C20
B85-G43 GAMING E7816IMS.C30 B85M-P33 E7817IMS.450
Z87M GAMING E7866IMS.110 B85M-P32 E7846IMS.230
Z87I GAMING AC E7887IMS.100 B85I E7851IMS.330
Z87-G55 E7821IMS.A40 H81-P33 E7820IMS.110
Z87-G43 E7816IMS.160 H81M-P33 E7817IMS.130
Z87-G41 PC Mate E7850IMS.150 H81M-P33 V2 E7846IMS.A20
Z87M-G43 E7823IMS.250 H81M-P32L E7846IMS.150
Z87I AC E7851IMS.150 H81M-P32 E7846IMS.150
Z87I E7851IMS.150 H81M-E35 V2 E7817IMS.M00
H87-G43 E7816IMS.260 H81M-E35 E7846IMS.I20
H87-G41 PC Mate E7850IMS.360 H81M-E34 E7817IMS.H00
H87M-G43 E7823IMS.150 H81M-E33 V2 E7846IMS.B20
H87M-P33 E7817IMS.240 H81M-E33 E7817IMS.630
H87M-P32 E7846IMS.330 H81M-E32 E7846IMS.M00
H87M-E35 E7846IMS.H20 H81I E7851IMS.A20
H87M-E33 E7817IMS.550 H81TI E7799IMS.A00
H87I AC E7851IMS.240 H87I E7851IMS.240

 

Source: MSI

 

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