- By Shi Xiao Min @Jul 18, 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 ¨C 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
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.
- Graphical User Interface, with touchscreen support
- Simply click or touch and move to change settings
- Full system control, including overclocking, security and information
AMD CrossFireX™ is the
ultimate multi-GPU performance gaming platform. Enabling game-dominatig
power, AMD CrossFireX technology enables two or more discrete graphics
processors to work together to improve graphics performance. AMD
CrossFireX 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
CrossFireX gaming technology, the traditional graphics limitation exists
no more, allowing you to enjoy higher performance as well as visual
World's 1st PCI Express Gen 3 motherboard
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.
- 2X bandwidth
- Increased efficiency and compatibility
- Extreme performance for current and next gen PCI Express cards
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.
- 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.
- 2X Faster Than SATA 3Gb/s
- Up to 6Gb/s Data Transfer Bandwidth
- Unleash True Performance of New HDDs/SSDs
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
- 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
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.
- 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
• Instant MB info monitor
• Intelligently auto set clock/voltage of CPU and memory
• Smart Mode: 4 instant OC modes
Live Update 5
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
- 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.
- Backup/Restore Your BIOS to/from Any USB Flash Disk
- Avoid Unnecessary Repair Due to Accident Failures During The Upgrading
- 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.
- 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.
- User friendly & totally free applications
- Power on to run applications in 25 seconds
- Multi-language interface support
- by Shi Xiao Min @Jul 18, 2013
CPU (Max Support)
FSB/BCLK/Hyper Transport Bus
2200*/2400*/2667*/2800*MHz(OC, 22nm CPU required)
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Used this for a build for a friend with a pentium dual core G860. Got him a z77 so he could upgrade to an unlocked i5 later should be need more power. It may not be the best overclocker, but as long as your not trying to squeeze every last bit out of your CPU, this should do the job just fine.
This is a great budget motherboard that has the basic ports and ample PCI slots, I have bought several of these. I did, however, get one in-store with damaged CPU pins (probably a used one). NCIX did not take it back and MSI does not cover it under warranty. After that experience I started purchasing motherboards from elsewhere. Great product though.
I'm running this with an i5-3570k overclocked to 4.3ghz with CM Hyper 212 plus HSF. Overall a good budget Z77 mobo for single GPU setup (it theoretically supports 2, but the other one is PCIE 2.0 at 4x speed).
pretty good for the price. Just lack accessories, really easy to use though. The UEFI is pretty basic but it is perfect for a budget build, built one for my friend and pairs with an intel 3470 makes a great budget machine
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