Compact motherboard, meet compact graphics card. MSI
announced a sweet-looking mobo/GPU one-two punch that offers a mini-ITX motherboard and a commensurately-sized graphics card to better enable users to put together a compact yet powerful gaming system.
The MSI Z87
I Gaming AC supports Intel
’s 4th-gen (Haswell
) processors and features a Killer E2205 gigabit NIC that includes built-in 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0, and Intel WiDi. There are five SATA 6Gbps ports, one eSATA 6Gbps port, and a single PCIe 3.0 x16 slot.
It also has six USB 3.0 and four USB 2.0 ports, as well as 8-channel audio and DisplayPort, HDMI, and DL-DVI-I.
The companion to the Z87I Gaming AC is the GTX 760 Gaming ITX GPU, a 17cm card which offers a 1006/1072 MHz base clock, 2048MB GDDR5, and 6008MHz speed with a 256-bit interface. The card adds to the motherboard’s video inputs with its own mini-DisplayPort, HDMI, and DL-DVI-D ports.