MSI Introduces OC Certified mainboards
Peter Donnell / 288 days ago
MSI have decided to set a new benchmark in motherboard performance with the introdcution of their new OC Certified standard, which is the new baseline for overclocking mainboards. The new MSI Z77 MPOWER, which is OC Certified, is submitted to a Military grade stress-test for overclocking. Where other motherboard manufacturers only test for a limited duration, every MSI Z77 MPOWER is submitted to a 24 hour OC stress-test. Only selecting the mainboards surviving 24 hours of Prime95 while heavily overclocked. The conditions of the OC Certified test are rigorous high temperature, no airflow testing. So reliability with these boards should be rock solid when it comes to performance.
MSI’s testing procedure focus on 3 main aspects:
- OC Performance
- Stable Power
- PWM cooling
OC Performance means all OC Certified tests are run at a minimum of 4.6 GHz CPU speed, Stable Power is tested by running Prime95 for 24-hours in these conditions and the PWM cooling test ensures that, even without airflow in a high-temperature room (30°C) without airflow from a CPU cooler.
OC Certified is a major extension of MSI’s Military Class III certification. Military Class III certified mainboards already have their component quality tested in rigourous tests to ensure all-round stability. OC Certified puts these components to the ultimate test.
When an MSI Z77 MPOWER passes the OC Certified test it is able to run in overclocked conditions in high temperatures with little to no airflow . Final OC results of course vary with the component quality of the entire system, but at least you can count on your mainboard not being the limiting factor.
MSI’s first OC Certified mainboard is the Z77 MPOWER. Built from the ground up for overclocking the new MSI Z77 MPOWER is designed to deliver extreme CPU and memory performance. When combined with MSI’s Lightning series graphics cards, it can deliver unprecedented performance.
Of course we look forward to seeing these products over the coming month and will keep you updated with any developments in the technology and the new products as they launch.