Following a leak that showed images of future products, MSI has released a few previously locked-down images of its new range of motherboards.
MSI looks set to continue its support for mini-ITX when Intel's Z97 chipset arrives
We're assuming they sport Intel's anticipated Z97 chipset, which still uses LGA1150 CPUs, and is set for launch this summer.
As we reported here
, there will be several 'Gaming-series' motherboards, but the images show Gaming 3, Gaming 5, Gaming 7 and Gaming 9 name titles in addition to a mini-ITX board.
Many of the boards feature 802.11ac WiFi adaptors, with the mini-ITX board sporting what appears to be a custom, integrated adaptor on the I/O panel, rather than a standard slot on the PCB.
The Gaming 9 model looks like quite a beast, with an imposing red and black colour scheme and we also spotted an M.2 expansion slot between the two lower 16x PCI-E slots along with voltage measuring points near the on-board power button.
Gaming 3 and Gaming 5 motherboards - click to enlarge
Gaming 7 and Gaming 9 motherboards - click to enlarge
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The Gaming 3, Gaming 5 and Gaming 7 also offer the M.2 expansion slot, which suggests this will be a familiar feature on Z97 boards, although it appears to be absent from the funky-looking mini-ITX model.
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