- By Shi Xiao Min @Aug 05, 2013
Military Class III
MSI motherboards maintains the commitment to product stability and reliability by introducing Military Class III components including SFC and Solid CAP which have passed MIL-STD-810G certification, making MSI's Military Class III components synonymous with premium quality and ultimate stability.
OC Genie II
OC Genie II provides an instant performance boost, optimizing CPU, memory, integrated graphics, and storage device performance with the function enabled.
- Overclock in one second - At least 36% boost in 3D gaming performance - Simple and easy – No need for complex BIOS setting and extra equipment *Features may vary according to your platform and model.
World's 1st UEFI and software graphical user interface
MSI Click BIOS II provides a consistent user interface both in the UEFI BIOS and in Windows, it provides the most convenient way for users to control system settings and supports touchscreen control.
Benefits - Graphical User Interface, with touchscreen support - Simply click or touch and move to change settings - Full system control, including overclocking, security and information
AMD CrossFire is the ultimate multi-GPU performance gaming platform. Enabling game-dominatig power, AMD CrossFire technology enables two or more discrete graphics processors to work together to improve graphics performance. AMD CrossFire technology allows you to expand your system's graphics capabilities. It allows you the ability to scale your system's graphics horsepower as you need it, supporting up to four AMD Radeon™ HD graphics cards, making it the most scalable gaming platform ever. With an AMD CrossFire gaming technology, the traditional graphics limitation exists no more, allowing you to enjoy higher performance as well as visual experience.
World's 1st PCI Express Gen 3 motherboard brand
With ultra-high 32GB/s transfer bandwidth, PCI Express Gen 3 provides a 2X faster transfer rate than the previous generation, this delivers amazing capabilities for true next generation extreme gaming.
Benefits: - 2X bandwidth - Increased efficiency and compatibility - Extreme performance for current and next gen PCI Express cards
THX TruStudio PRO
THX is a trade mark of a high-end audio/visual reproduction standard for movies, home theaters, computer speakers and other audio devices. THX Certified Audio products are designed to let users experience movies & videos as live show. The true sound effect can make high definition video more powerful.
Features - A high-fidelity sound reproduction standard - Accurately reproduce the fullest audio experience of movie, music and game soundtracks
Gaming Device Port
Increasing the thickness of the gold-plated layer in the 2-in-1 PS/2 and optimized USB ports to 30um to meet the demand of professional gamers. Besides enhancing mouse sensitivity in games, these improved interfaces deliver a longer lifespan and better stability of connectors and total solution for e-sports mouse control in UEFI BIOS.
Compared to the 480Mbps provided by traditional USB 2.0, the all-new USB 3.0's 5Gb/s offers 10 times the transfer bandwidth, so transferring a Blu-ray movie takes less than one minute.
Features - 10X Faster Than USB 2.0 - Up to 5Gb/s Data Transfer Bandwidth - Boost Transfer Rate Between Your PC and External Storage Devices
SATA 6Gb/s provides double the bandwidth of traditional SATA 3Gb/s, and increases the data transfer rate between your motherboard and internal storage devices, such as 7200RPM HDDs, 10000RPM HDDs and SSDs. It's also the current trend for upcoming high-speed internal storage devices to to break the existing bottleneck of a PC's performance.
Features - 2X Faster Than SATA 3Gb/s - Up to 6Gb/s Data Transfer Bandwidth - Unleash True Performance of New HDDs/SSDs
HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is new generation fully digital video/audio interface which can transfer 1080p High-Definition video and Audio output in single compact connector. Supporting HDCP copy protection such as Blu-ray Discs, HDMI provides you with the highest-quality home theater experience.
Features - Next-Gen Multimedia Interface - Deliver Full HD Video & Audio output In Only One Cable (HDMI 1.4 is only supported with 2nd Intel®Generation CoreTM Processors. Pentium and Celeron Processors support HDMI 1.3)
3TB+ Infinity is not only breaking through the limit of traditional BIOS, but also enhancing the utilization of hard drives efficiently. In addition to supporting the latest 3TB hard drives, MSI 3TB+ Infinity technology can use the 3TB hard drive as boot disk when installing a 64-bit operating system. Compared to competitors, MSI 3TB+ Infinity is an industry-leading technology which substantially presents an advantage of development and application in the future.
Features - All the latest 3TB hard drivers on the market can be supported - Make the 3TB hard drive as boot disk when installing a 64-bit operating system
• Instant MB info monitor • Intelligently auto set clock/voltage of CPU and memory • Smart Mode: 4 instant OC modes
Live update 5
MSI Live update 5 is a powerful and useful application for updating the latest BIOS and Drivers, saving you time and lowers the risk of updating. End-users can install and run the Live update 5 software on their computers with the companion CD or downloading the app from the MSI website.
Features - Automatically Detect the BIOS/Driver/VGA/Utility update - Support Microsoft Windows XP/Vista/7 32/64bit
Compared to common motherboard which need extra BIOS chips, MSI’s M-Flash has a double advantage which doesn’t need extra components and secondly, all your BIOS data will be saved in the USB drive. The stored data does not only have backup and upgrade function, moreover it can also be seen as a portable BIOS chip which is actually able to boot up your PC.
Features - Backup/Restore Your BIOS to/from Any USB Flash Disk - Avoid Unnecessary Repair Due to Accident Failures During The Upgrading Process - Earn more BIOS Lifespan by Reducing Unnecessary Rewriting Process
USB Safeguard can prevent motherboards and USB devices from being damaged by short-circuit and ESD (Electro-Static Discharge) with Anti-ESD chips built-into the motherboards. Additionally, the safeguard can protect against such dangers multiple times, and greatly improves product lifespan.
Features - All MSI motherboards use USB Safeguard’s anti-ESD chip for thorough protection against ESD damage - USB Safeguard is protected against a short circuit and/or ESD without the need for a fuse. It also supports stand-by power supply
Winki 3 is a free Linux-based O/S which is based on the Linux core. With an ultra-fast booting speed and a multi-language interface, the built-in Winki 3 provides an easy-to-use internet environment that includes the most popular functions such as internet surfing, web mail, instant messaging, picture browsing, and more. It's the most practical way to be online in the shortest time.
Features - User friendly & totally free applications - Power on to run applications in 25 seconds - Multi-language interface support
- by Shi Xiao Min @Aug 05, 2013
CPU (Max Support)
FSB/BCLK/Hyper Transport Bus
2200*/2400*/2600*/2667*/2800*(OC, 22nm CPU required)
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Not a bad board for the price. It also looks nice, but has limited overclocking features because it can't overvolt CPUs that much. However, I did manage to get a 3570k to 4.6ghz with this board at 1.21 volts.
Very good Z77 board for budget gaming/overclocking builds. Supports Crossfire and USB3. Only downside is case fan connectors are placed too close to the CPU area and makes cable management slightly messy.
I would love to leave a + feedback, but I am yet to use the item. Purchased on black Friday and had to RMA it. I had an invoice emailed to me for the new board on December 19th. It is now December 28th and I am still waiting on shipment confirmation. Please please please send me my motherboard!!!
Not sure why these have been getting bad reviews online but I've used both G41 and G43 and found it was easy to use and a great board for a budget system. The UEFI was not the best but it was straight forward and very easy to set up. It just lacks accessories and features like SLI and O/C. Though it says it is O/C capable, I would not buy this board for O/C. Overall great bang for the buck.
This is a great board with fantastic reviews from all over the internet. If you are looking for a gaming build and want to save a few bucks, this board is for you. MSi has really stepped up their game.
This mobo is better then the Z68 (other brand) i bought. The board is solid, parts are good quality. Solid caps. The Bios is a new kind, a little bit confuse to surf on. Good thing, its the first mouse using on BIOS i see. Seems to be a little bit slow to boot with you do upgrade on Windows 7. Anyway, its not so important. MSI seems to have upgrade their quality now.
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