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August 29, 2013

MSI Unveils the MS-98C7 Haswell-Powered Embedded Board

MSI, the global renowned embedded computing provider, proudly releases the MS-98C7 Mini-ITX embedded board for high-density processing and graphic application markets. The MS-98C7 boosts processing power with the Intel 4th Generation 8 series chipset platform, which CPU performance is rated to be 5 to 15% higher and graphic performance 30% higher than the 3rd generation platform. 

Armed with the great processing and graphic power, the MS-98C7 also supports sufficient memory capacity up to 16 GB to ensure smooth outputs with efficiency, even when tough tasks are required. Plus its 3 or 2 independent displays with output interfaces of VGA, LVDS, and DP, the MS-98C7 delivers an excellent solution for industrial scenes with intensive display requirements, such as digital signage, onboard MOD, gaming, and more.

MS-98C7 comes with 2 different SKU to satisfy different application requirements. Both the cost-effective H81 and high-end Q87 offer scalable CPU options. Users can freely choose the features needed to fulfill diverse demands.

Aiming at industrial applications with diverse peripheral devices in fields, the MS-98C7 is designed with 10 or 8 USB ports, 5 COM ports (with 4 powered), and 8 GPIO for multiple connections. To facilitate the configuration of I/O according to different scenes, the MS-98C7 allows users to define the I/O via BIOS, giving more flexibility for industrial applications.

With increasing applications of digital signage, gaming, and especially the MOD fields that require networking environment, MS-98C7 provides dual Gigabit LAN, mSATA for 3G or WiFi, and Bluetooth, offering versatile means of communications, and at the same time leaving more room for application possibilities.

Key Features:
  • 4th-gen Intel Core processor with scalable, high performance
  • Dual-channel DDR3 1333/1600MHz memory up to 16 GB
  • 3 or 2 independent displays with multiple video outputs: VGA, DP, and LVDS
  • Great 3D graphic performance with multiple 1080p capability
  • Dual Gigabit LAN for high-bandwidth networking applications
  • Dual Mini-PCIe for expansion, offering more application possibilities
  • 5 COM ports that allows more serial devices to be connected
  • 10 or 8 USB ports ( 4 x USB 3.0; 6 x USB 2.0) for multiple USB connections
  • Support SATA 3.0 and mSATA by miniPCIe slot
  • Flexible I/O configuration via BIOS