As part of their display at Computex, MSI was showing a new element to their range based on low power systems.  The ECO range, in a white and green, is aimed at low power scenarios, and MSI seem to focus on micro-ATX sizes for H81 and B85 chipsets. 

One of the main elements to this is the MSI software, allowing users to disable unused PCIe and USB ports, or disabling fan headers.  We saw the early versions of this software on the Z97 MPower Max AC, but the ECO software is more extensive in terms of options.

There still has to be a number of features on the motherboards in order to sell, but MSI is interested in comments regarding the range.



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  • TiGr1982 - Friday, June 06, 2014 - link

    These ECO boards should accept only S and T CPU models and should not post with regular CPUs writing "Non-eco-friendly CPU detected".
  • Alexvrb - Saturday, June 07, 2014 - link

    Why? They can just undervolt and if necessary drop clocks (or reduce turbo clocks). :P Reply
  • sheh - Friday, June 06, 2014 - link

    So what are the power savings? Reply
  • junky77 - Saturday, June 07, 2014 - link

    you would expect such things to be available 10 years ago Reply
  • Zinko55 - Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - link

    I think MSI should go for a all white color scheme, i think that will look fantastic. Reply

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