Basic features of MSI Z97-G55 SLI (MS-7921)
|Socket:||Intel® LGA 1150|
|Chipset:||Intel® Z97 Express|
|Memory:||DDR3 1066/1333/1600/1866/.../3300 MHz|
|USB 3.0 ports (Front):||4|
|USB 3.0 ports (Rear):||6|
It seems to be a very decend low-mid range z97 motherboard. I may even say that it is a good board for its price of 90 euros.
I am not going to tell you all the good and bad feautres of the motherboad, instead I just want to share with you some facts that pisses me off.
The fact #1
There is no labels on the motherboard. You have to read the manual to find every last connector, such as power switch, power led, cpu fan and others.
The fact #2
You cannot run e3-1231v3 cpu at turbo clock of 3.8 ghz on all four cores. 3.6 ghz is the maximum turbo speed if all four cores are enabled.
The fact #3
The motherboard goes crazy if you try to overclock your cpu with BCLK. It does not recognieses gpu and sends video output somewhere else. If you go through black screen and boot to Windows it will see an extra "unrecognized display" which can't be enabled.
The fact #4
There is no screws at all! The motherboard package does not include any kind of screws. This is the very first motherboard I have ever bought without mounting screws in its package.