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Z77 MPOWER motherboards

Changing the overclocking game

  • OC Certified
  • Built with Lightning DNA
  • Enhanced components
  • Enhanced power
  • Enhanced thermal design


The MSI Z77 MPOWER is designed based on four principles:

  • Professional overclockers feedback must be integrated
  • Continue MSI's leading position in power efficiency and stability
  • Only use essential OC tools
  • Infuse the DNA of MSI's Lightning graphics cards

Military Class III


DrMOS is the next-gen Mosfet which is used to deliver the power for the CPU. MSI DrMOS does not waste much power, stays cool and is more power efficient than other powersaving solutions. Because DrMOS is a 3-in-1 chip it delivers much more power with less components needed. This solution gives you the power to break world records.

Solid CAP

With their aluminum core design, Solid CAP's have been a staple in high-end design mainboard designs and provides lower Equivalent Series Resistance (ESR) as well as its over-10-year lifespan.


A Hi-c CAP is a very small, but super-efficient capacitor. Besides ensuring enough spacing around a CPU socket to install large coolers, it also allows for 93% energy efficiency. Thanks to Hi-c CAP's MSI mainboards are the most energy efficient in the market.

Super Ferrite Choke

Super Ferrite Chokes use a Ferrite core that is Super-Permeable. This allows the Super Ferrite Chokes to run at a 35 degree Celsius lower temperature, have a 30% higher current capacity, a 20% improvement in power efficiency and better overclocking power stability.

OC Certified

OC Certified is a military class burn-in test for mainboards. Running Prime95 for over 24 hours with a highly overclocked CPU is already a stressing endeavor, but removing all airflow from the mainboard ensures that only the best mainboards survive. If an MPOWER can survive this, it can survive any overclocking situation.

The Z77 MPOWER is equipped with all the necessary features to makes sure you get the most out of your system. From the Enhanced PWM and Thermal Design that give you the best stability to all the easy features that ensure that you don't have to perform a lot of tricks to get great stability in your quest for performance.

Thermal design

Besides inspiring visual awe the Twin Frozr IV based Thermal Design was developed to deliver the highest cooling potential in the worst situation. Because it is optimized to work in low-airflow situations, it is the ideal cooling to use with your liquid cooling setup.

Twin Frozr IV based design


Low airflow optimized design

Clear CPU space

Metal screws


Entering a BIOS can be a frustrating job. Because the Z77 MPOWER boots Lightning fast, we added the GO²BIOS button. Simply push it before you start or restart your system and you'll go straight to the system BIOS when your mainboard powers on.

Click BIOS 2

Click BIOS 2 gives an easy to navigate full featured graphical user interface to the traditional BIOS features. Supporting the latest hardware like 3TB hard drives and a wide range of languages.

Total Fan Control

Total Fan Control gives you complete control of all your fans to enable you to find the best balance of fan performance and silence. Because you can also monitor and record all your fan information, a great pool of information is available to base the fan settings on.

Perfect Multi-GPU graphics

With PCI Express 3.0 bandwidth powering 2-Way SLI or 3-Way CrossFire setups you have plenty of performance to conquer the latest DirectX 11 games and benchmarks.


The OC PCB used for the Z77 MPOWER is a completely new design where 50% more layers are used. This allows us to optimize all traces for overclocking. Power and signal traces are isolated, resulting in higher efficiency and performance and more features can be installed relatively close to each other without causing interference.

Extreme OC socket design

What is more frustrating than not being able to properly fit your cooling solution on your mainboard? Through the use of Military Class III components we can ensure that normal coolers can easily be installed and the mainboard can easily be insulated for extreme cooling solutions.

OC Essentials

Just a small number of tools can make or break your experience. That's why the Z77 MPOWER includes some essential overclocking tools based on overclockers' feedback.

Clear CMOS button

Easy Button 3

V-Check Points

Debug LED



8 channel analog audio

Optical S/PDIF / HDMI 1.4 / DisplayPort 1.1a

Gigabit ethernet / 2 x USB 3.0

802.11 BGN Wi-Fi / 2 x USB 3.0

Bluetooth 3.0 / 2 x USB 3.0

PS/2 game controller port / 2 x USB 2.0