Z77A-GD65

Overview

 

 

 
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Winki 3

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

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Military Class III


MSI motherboards maintains the commitment to product stability and reliability by introducing Military Class III components! In addition to the use of Hi-c CAP, SFC, and Solid CAP, MSI now incorporates DrMOS II, the next-generation DrMOS that provides an integrated Double Thermal Protection to maximize the lifespan of components. All Military Class III components have passed MIL-STD-810G certification, making MSI's Military Class III components synonymous with premium quality and ultimate stability.
 

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OC Genie II

OC Genie II provides an instant performance boost, optimizing CPU, memory, integrated graphics, and storage device performance with the function enabled.

Benefits:

- 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.
 

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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

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World’s 1st UEFI and software graphical user interface

MSI ClickBIOS 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

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Gaming Optimized

Increasing the thickness of the gold-plated layer in the 2-in-1 PS2 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.

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VIRTU MVP

Uncompromised Game Response Performance
Boosts gaming responsiveness performance by intelligently reducing redundant rendering tasks in the flow between the CPU, GPU and the display.

Benefits
-
 Boosts responsiveness to the game at any frame rate
- Improves gaming frame rates
- Increases Vsync frame rates
- Sharpens visual quality without tearing
- Works seamlessly with hundreds of game stations

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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

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Super Charger

Mobile consumer appliances are getting more and more attention in current day fast moving life style, with smart phones and tablets almost becoming a fashion accessory. However, many ordinary personal computers cannot charge some of these devices, making it difficult to stay connected.  The MSI Super Charger is a Windows resident program capable of revising the power supply mode of your USB port to become more powerful. Once your phone or tablet is connected to your USB port, the Super Charger sends a signal to initiate its charging circuit, making it a really smart and convenient charging solution for mobile computing needs.

Features
- Instant MB info monitor
- Green Power: CPU Phase, system fan speed controlled with max power saving
- Smart Mode: 4 instant OC modes

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USB 3.0

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. MSI also has implemented a front panel USB 3.0 port, making the use of an external USB 3.0 device even more convenient.

Features
- 10X Faster Than USB 2.0
- Up to 5Gb/s Data Transfer Bandwidth
- World’s first to provide Front Panel USB 3.0 Port
- Boost Transfer Rate Between Your PC and External Storage Devices

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SATA 6Gb/s

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

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HDMI v1.4

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)

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APS (Active Phase Switching)

Active Phase Switching, APS, technology is an intelligent design that helps to save energy on MSI’s motherboards. The underlying idea is to switch off the power supply as soon as no electricity is needed, and when the system needs more resources again, APS will automatically adjust electricity supply accordingly. APS will automatically detect your processor’s loading at any given time and save energy accordingly. This is only possible by means of a very advanced power controlling technology. Other than software-based solutions, APS technology stands out from MSI's own research. The specially developed IC chip can operate automatically depending on the demands of the power supply, which is to reduce the total power usage. 
 

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M-Flash

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

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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 98SE/ME/2000/XP/Vista/7 32Bit
 

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AMD CrossFireX

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 experience.

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NVIDIA SLI

SLI technology allows using multiple Nvidia graphics cards in a single computer system with a motherboard equipped with an nForce SLI MCP. Users need an a motherboard with two PCI-Express 16x graphics slots and two matching GeForce graphics cards which are "SLI Ready". Most NVIDIA's PCI-Express graphics cards starting from the 6600 GPU can enjoy the benefits of SLI.

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Instant OC

• Instant MB info monitor
• Intelligently auto set clock/voltage of CPU and memory
• Smart Mode: 4 instant OC modes

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3TB+ Infinity

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

MSI Reminds You...

  1. The specifications may differ from areas and we keep the right to change without notice. Please check the specific Specification with your local dealers.
  2. The color of the product might be affected by photography and the monitor's setting, which might be different from the real product.

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Winki 3

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

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Military Class III


MSI motherboards maintains the commitment to product stability and reliability by introducing Military Class III components! In addition to the use of Hi-c CAP, SFC, and Solid CAP, MSI now incorporates DrMOS II, the next-generation DrMOS that provides an integrated Double Thermal Protection to maximize the lifespan of components. All Military Class III components have passed MIL-STD-810G certification, making MSI's Military Class III components synonymous with premium quality and ultimate stability.
 

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OC Genie II

OC Genie II provides an instant performance boost, optimizing CPU, memory, integrated graphics, and storage device performance with the function enabled.

Benefits:

- 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.
 

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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

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World’s 1st UEFI and software graphical user interface

MSI ClickBIOS 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

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Gaming Optimized

Increasing the thickness of the gold-plated layer in the 2-in-1 PS2 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.

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VIRTU MVP

Uncompromised Game Response Performance
Boosts gaming responsiveness performance by intelligently reducing redundant rendering tasks in the flow between the CPU, GPU and the display.

Benefits
-
 Boosts responsiveness to the game at any frame rate
- Improves gaming frame rates
- Increases Vsync frame rates
- Sharpens visual quality without tearing
- Works seamlessly with hundreds of game stations

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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

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Super Charger

Mobile consumer appliances are getting more and more attention in current day fast moving life style, with smart phones and tablets almost becoming a fashion accessory. However, many ordinary personal computers cannot charge some of these devices, making it difficult to stay connected.  The MSI Super Charger is a Windows resident program capable of revising the power supply mode of your USB port to become more powerful. Once your phone or tablet is connected to your USB port, the Super Charger sends a signal to initiate its charging circuit, making it a really smart and convenient charging solution for mobile computing needs.

Features
- Instant MB info monitor
- Green Power: CPU Phase, system fan speed controlled with max power saving
- Smart Mode: 4 instant OC modes

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USB 3.0

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. MSI also has implemented a front panel USB 3.0 port, making the use of an external USB 3.0 device even more convenient.

Features
- 10X Faster Than USB 2.0
- Up to 5Gb/s Data Transfer Bandwidth
- World’s first to provide Front Panel USB 3.0 Port
- Boost Transfer Rate Between Your PC and External Storage Devices

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SATA 6Gb/s

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

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HDMI v1.4

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)

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APS (Active Phase Switching)

Active Phase Switching, APS, technology is an intelligent design that helps to save energy on MSI’s motherboards. The underlying idea is to switch off the power supply as soon as no electricity is needed, and when the system needs more resources again, APS will automatically adjust electricity supply accordingly. APS will automatically detect your processor’s loading at any given time and save energy accordingly. This is only possible by means of a very advanced power controlling technology. Other than software-based solutions, APS technology stands out from MSI's own research. The specially developed IC chip can operate automatically depending on the demands of the power supply, which is to reduce the total power usage. 
 

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M-Flash

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

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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 98SE/ME/2000/XP/Vista/7 32Bit
 

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AMD CrossFireX

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 experience.

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NVIDIA SLI

SLI technology allows using multiple Nvidia graphics cards in a single computer system with a motherboard equipped with an nForce SLI MCP. Users need an a motherboard with two PCI-Express 16x graphics slots and two matching GeForce graphics cards which are "SLI Ready". Most NVIDIA's PCI-Express graphics cards starting from the 6600 GPU can enjoy the benefits of SLI.

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Instant OC

• Instant MB info monitor
• Intelligently auto set clock/voltage of CPU and memory
• Smart Mode: 4 instant OC modes

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3TB+ Infinity

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

Basic Specification

CPU (Max Support) i7
FSB / Hyper Transport Bus 100MHz
Chipset Intel® Z77
DDR3 Memory 1066/1333/1600/1866*/2000*/2133*(OC), 2200*/2400*/2600*/2667*/2800*(OC, 22nm CPU required)
Memory Channel Dual
DIMM Slots 4
Max Memory (GB) 32
PCI-Ex16 3
PCI-E Gen Gen3 (16, 8, 4)
PCI-Ex1 4
SATAIII 4
SATAII 4
RAID 0/1/5/10
LAN 10/100/1000*1
TPM 1
USB 3.0 ports (Rear) 2
USB 2.0 ports (Rear) 4
Audio ports (Rear) 6+Coaxial / Optical SPDIF
DrMOS II Y
VGA 1
HDMI 1
DVI 1
VGA Max Share Memory (MB) 1760
DirectX DX11
Form Factor ATX
APS Y
SLI Y
CrossFire Y

 

The Specification may change without notice. The actual products sold are different from areas. Please check the detailed Specification with your local dealers.

 

Detail Specification

CPU 

• Supports 3rd Gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Core™ i5 / Core™ i3 / Pentium® / Celeron® processors for LGA 1155 socket
Please refer to CPU Support for compatible CPU; the above description is for reference only.
 

Chipset

• Intel® Z77 Chipset
 

Main Memory

• Support four DDR3 DIMMs 1066/1333/1600/1866*/2000*/2133*/2200*/2400*/2600*/2667*/2800*(OC) DRAM (32GB Max)
- Supports Dual-Channel mode
* To support DDR3 2200*/2400*/2600*/2667*/2800*(OC) ,you must install an Intel 22nm CPU
 

Slots

• 3 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slots
• 4 x PCIe 2.0 x1 slots 
 


On-Board SATA

SATAIII controller integrated in Intel® Z77 chipset
- Up to 6Gb/s transfer speed.
- Supports two SATA ports (SATA1~2) by Z77
 

• SATAIII controller integrated in ASMedia® ASM 1061 chipset
- Up to 6Gb/s transfer speed.
- Supports two SATA ports (SATA7~8) by ASM 1061
(If you set external SATA 6Gb/s ports to AHCI mode, we highly recommend that you install Windows 7.)
 

• SATAII controller integrated in Intel® Z77 chipset
- Up to 3Gb/s transfer speed.
- Supports four SATA ports (SATA3~6)
 

• RAID
- SATA1~6 ports support Intel Rapid Storage Technology enterprise (AHCI / RAID 0/1/5/10) by Intel Z77  
 


USB 3.0

• 2 USB 3.0 rear I/O ports by Intel® Z77
• 1 USB 3.0 onboard connector by Intel® Z77
 


Audio 

• Chipset integrated by Realtek® ALC898
- Flexible 8-channel audio with jack sensing
- Compliant with Azalia 1.0 Spec 
 

 
LAN 

• Supports one PCI Express  LAN 10/100/1000 Fast Ethernet by Intel® 82579V 
 

 
Multi-GPU

• Supports ATI® CrossFire™ Technology
• Supports NVIDIA® SLI™ Technology
• Supports Lucid® Virtu Universal MVP 
 

 
Internal I/O Connectors

- 3 x USB 2.0 connectors
- 1 x USB 3.0 connector
- 1 x IEEE 1394 connector
- 1 x Multi BIOS Switch
- 1 x Trusted Platform Module (TPM) header
- 1 x Front Panel connector
- 1 x Front Panel Audio connector
- 1 x Chassis Intrusion connector
- 1 x Voice Genie connector (optional)
- 1 x MultiConnect Panel connector (optional)
- 1 x V-Check Points Set
- 1 x Power button
- 1 x OC Genie button
- 1 x Reset button
- 1 x Clear CMOS jumper
- CPU x 1 / System x 4 FAN connectors 
 

 
Back Panel I/O Ports

- 1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse port
- 1 x Clear CMOS button
- 1 x Coaxial S/PDIF-out port
- 1 x Optical S/PDIF-out  port
- 4 x USB 2.0  ports
- 2 x USB 3.0  ports
- 1 x RJ45 LAN jack
- 1 x 6 in 1 audio jack
- 1 x HDMI® port with max. resolution up to 1920x1200 @60Hz
- 1 x DVI-D port  with max. resolution up to 1920x1200 @60Hz
- 1 x VGA port  with max. resolution up to 2048x1536 @75Hz

MSI Reminds You...
• HDMI, DVI-D & Graphics Card support dual-display function by any two output ports (HDMI+DVI, DVI+VGA or VGA+HDMI).


BIOS

• The motherboard BIOS provides "Plug & Play" BIOS which detects the peripheral devices and expansion cards of the board automatically.
• The motherboard provides a Desktop Management Interface(DMI) function which records your motherboard specifications. 
 


Dimension

• 30.5cm(L) x 24.5cm(W) ATX Form Factor

Mounting

• 9 mounting holes.
 

 

 

The Specification may change without notice. The actual products sold are different from areas. Please check the detailed Specification with your local dealers.

 

Awards

msi-award
Date: 2013-00
Title: the Price/Performance Award
Comment: >Open
Media: Hardwareluxx SE
Country: Sweden
the Buyers Choice Award - Hardwareluxx
Date: 2013-00
Title: the Buyers Choice Award
Comment: >Open
Media: Hardwareluxx
Country: Germany
Silver Award - DOS/V Power Report
Date: 2013-00
Title: Silver Award
Comment: -
Media: DOS/V Power Report
Country: Japan
Gold Award - Overclock3D.net
Date: 2012-00
Title: Gold Award
Comment: >Open
Media: Overclock3D.net
Country: UK
the 'Value for Money' Award - Laptopworld.dk
Date: 2012-00
Title: the 'Value for Money' Award
Comment: -
Media: Laptopworld.dk
Country: Denmark
Silver Award - Hardware.info
Date: 2012-00
Title: Silver Award
Comment: >Open
Media: Hardware.info
Country: Netherlands
Highly Recommended Award - APC Magazine
Date: 2012-00
Title: Highly Recommended Award
Comment: -
Media: APC Magazine
Country: Australia
msi-award
Date: 2012-00
Title: Recommended Review
Comment: -
Media: Computer!Totaal
Country: Netherlands
 Editor's Choice - Overclockers.ua
Date: 2012-00
Title: Editor's Choice
Comment: >Open
Media: Overclockers.ua
Country: Ukraine
Editor's Choice - Eteknix
Date: 2012-00
Title: Editor's Choice
Comment: >Open
Media: Eteknix
Country: UK
Recommended - Prohardver
Date: 2012-00
Title: Recommended
Comment: >Open
Media: Prohardver
Country: Hungary
Editors Choice - Laptopworld
Date: 2012-00
Title: Editors Choice
Comment: >Open
Media: Laptopworld
Country: Denmark
Editor's Choice - Chip Magazine
Date: 2012-00
Title: Editor's Choice
Comment: -
Media: Chip Magazine
Country: Turkey
Safe Buy - TWEAK.dk
Date: 2012-00
Title: Safe Buy
Comment: >Open
Media: TWEAK.dk
Country: Denmark
Safe Buy - Tweak.dk
Date: 2012-00
Title: Safe Buy
Comment: >Open
Media: Tweak.dk
Country: Sweden
Gold Award - Adrenaline
Date: 2012-00
Title: Gold Award
Comment: >Open
Media: Adrenaline
Country: Brazil
msi-award
Date: 2012-00
Title: Recommended Award
Comment: >Open
Media: iPon.hu
Country: Hungary
Tom's Hardware Approved award - Tom's Hardware
Date: 2012-00
Title: Tom's Hardware Approved award
Comment: >Open
Media: Tom's Hardware
Country: United States
Gold - Vortez
Date: 2012-00
Title: Gold
Comment: >Open
Media: Vortez
Country: UK
Editor's Choice - Vortez
Date: 2012-00
Title: Editor's Choice
Comment: >Open
Media: Vortez
Country: UK
Editor's Choice - TweakTown
Date: 2012-00
Title: Editor's Choice
Comment: >Open
Media: TweakTown
Country: Australia
The choice of gamers - Easycom.com
Date: 2012-00
Title: The choice of gamers
Comment: >Open
Media: Easycom.com
Country: Ukraine
Silver Award - Hardware.Info
Date: 2012-00
Title: Silver Award
Comment: >Open
Media: Hardware.Info
Country: Sweden
Platinum Award - Hardware-Test.dk
Date: 2012-00
Title: Platinum Award
Comment: >Open
Media: Hardware-Test.dk
Country: Denmark
Editor's Choice - PC magazine!
Date: 2012-00
Title: Editor's Choice
Comment: -
Media: PC magazine!
Country: United Arab Emirates
msi-award
Date: 2012-00
Title: Silver award
Comment: -
Media: HWM
Country: Malaysia
We liked it! award - HardwareOC.hu
Date: 2012-00
Title: We liked it! award
Comment: >Open
Media: HardwareOC.hu
Country: Hungary

BIOS

!Attention:

Users who download BIOS from here (not using Live Update) should use the flash utility included in the downloaded compressed file when doing the BIOS update. To avoid BIOS update failure, please do not use older versions of the update utility or utilities not provided by MSI.

We suggest using Chrome, Firefox 3.0 or IE 8.0 above browsers to download BIOS, Drivers, etc.
Description - Update ME firmware version to v.8.1.50.1456.
- Update M-Flash module.
- Improved memory compatibility.
Version 10.11
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2013-10-09
Download download File Size 5.53 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description - Update IVB CPU Micro Code.
- Update ME firmware version to v.8.1.40.1416.
- Support LSI 9270-8i RAID card.
- Improved memory compatibility.
Version 10.10
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2013-07-23
Download download File Size 5.52 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description - Update CPU Micro Code.
- Update ME firmware version to v.8.1.20.1336.
- Improved PCI-E display card compatibility.
Version 10.8
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2012-12-17
Download download File Size 5.5 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description - Support Windows8 feature.
Version 10.7
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2012-10-25
Download download File Size 5.5 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description - Update CPU Micro Code.
- Update SMI flash module.
- Update M-Flash module for ME update.
- Improved memory compatibility.
- Support Corsair K90 gaming keyboard.
Version 10.6
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2012-09-21
Download download File Size 5.57 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description - Update ME firmware.
- Update VBIOS.
- Enhance OC ability.
- Improved memory compatibility.
Version 10.5
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2012-04-27
Download download File Size 7.31 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description - Update CPU Micro Code.
- Update onboard LAN ROM.
- Add My OC Genie function in the BIOS.
- Support Rocket 620X1 Gen2 card.
- Improved memory compatibility.
Version 10.3
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2012-03-27
Download download File Size 7.31 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description - Update memory module.
- Update onboard LAN ROM.
Version A.2
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2012-03-12
Download download File Size 7.3 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
click here

Live Update 5

DISCLAIMER:
Live Update 5 utility is only intended for MSI Desktop PC related products (mainboards and graphics cards) usage. This utility doesn’t support any MSI Notebook (NB and Tablet PC) or AIO product, while installed might experience unexpected errors. If it happens that you have installed Live Update 5 on your Notebook or AIO system, please uninstall it then perform system restart.

Live Update 5 is a powerful update tool with user-friendly interface, provides an automatic scan and download for your MSI products. Using this service to keep your system in the most updated environment.

Live Update 5 supports the following MSI product lines and items:
Mainboards: Drivers/BIOS/Utilities;
Graphics Cards: Drivers/BIOS

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Driver

Win8.1 32,Win8.1 64,Win8 32,Win8 64,Win7 32,Win7 64,XP 32,XP 64

!Special Note:

The Drivers provided here are exclusively for MSI products only. MSI takes no responsibility for any damage resulted from improper usage or lack of technical expertise.

We suggest using Chrome, Firefox 3.0 or IE 8.0 above browsers to download BIOS, Drivers, etc.
Intel Management Engine Driver
Description
Version 9.5.15.1730
Type Others Drivers Release Date 2013-10-21
OS Win8.1 32, Win8.1 64, Win8 64, Win8 32, Win7 32, Win7 64, XP 32, XP 64
Download download File Size 56.19 MB
Note For Intel ME FW 8.1.40 system
Intel Smart Connect Technology Driver
Description
Version 4.2.40.2418
Type Others Drivers Release Date 2013-10-16
OS Win8.1 32, Win8.1 64, Win8 64, Win8 32, Win7 32, Win7 64
Download download File Size 26.84 MB
Note
Intel VGA Driver.
Description VGA Driver
Version 10.18.10.3277
Type On-Board VGA Drivers Release Date 2013-10-23
OS Win8.1 32, Win8.1 64, Win8 64, Win8 32, Win7 32, Win7 64
Download download File Size 256.72 MB
Note
Intel VGA Driver
Description Only support Sandy Bridge CPU.
Version 9.17.10.2867
Type On-Board VGA Drivers Release Date 2013-08-19
OS Win8 64, Win8 32, Win7 32, Win7 64
Download download File Size 245.44 MB
Note
Intel VGA Driver.
Description
Version 6.14.10.5400
Type On-Board VGA Drivers Release Date 2013-06-25
OS XP 32, XP 64
Download download File Size 53.11 MB
Note
Lucid Virtu MVP Driver
Description
Version 2.1.224
Type On-Board VGA Drivers Release Date 2013-06-07
OS Win8 64, Win8 32, Win7 32, Win7 64
Download download File Size 21.42 MB
Note .net framework 3.5 is required.
Asmedia SATA Driver
Description
Version 2.0.8.000
Type On-Board PIDE/SATA Drivers Release Date 2014-03-28
OS Win8.1 32, Win8.1 64, Win8 64, Win8 32, Win7 32, Win7 64, XP 32, XP 64
Download download File Size 3.16 MB
Note
Intel Rapid Start Technology Driver
Description
Version 3.0.0.1052
Type On-Board PIDE/SATA Drivers Release Date 2013-10-21
OS Win8.1 32, Win8.1 64, Win8 64, Win8 32, Win7 32, Win7 64
Download download File Size 1.91 MB
Note
Intel Rapid Storage Technology Floppy Driver for 7x series
Description Intel Rapid Storage Technology for SATA RAID and AHCI mode.
Version 11.0.0.1032
Type On-Board PIDE/SATA Drivers Release Date 2013-10-15
OS Win7 32, Win7 64, XP 32, XP 64
Download download File Size 0.61 MB
Note
Intel Rapid Storage Technology Driver for 7x series
Description Intel Rapid Storage Technology for SATA RAID and AHCI mode.
Version 11.0.0.1032
Type On-Board PIDE/SATA Drivers Release Date 2013-10-15
OS Win7 32, Win7 64, XP 32, XP 64
Download download File Size 11.31 MB
Note
Intel Rapid Storage Technology Driver
Description
Version 12.8.0.1016
Type On-Board PIDE/SATA Drivers Release Date 2013-10-15
OS Win8.1 32, Win8.1 64, Win8 64, Win8 32, Win7 32, Win7 64
Download download File Size 16.8 MB
Note
Intel Rapid Storage Technology Driver
Description Intel Rapid Storage Technology for SATA AHCI mode.
Version 11.5.4.1001
Type On-Board PIDE/SATA Drivers Release Date 2013-03-07
OS Win8 64, Win8 32, Win7 32, Win7 64
Download download File Size 12 MB
Note
Realtek High Definition Audio Driver
Description • Realtek High Definition Audio System Software
• WinXP Driver Version: 5.10.0.6849
• Windows 8/7/Vista Version: 6.0.1. 6849
Version 6.0.1.7111
Type On-Board Audio Drivers Release Date 2014-01-03
OS Win8.1 32, Win8.1 64, Win8 64, Win8 32, Win7 32, Win7 64, XP 32, XP 64
Download download File Size 220.59 MB
Note
Intel Network Drivers
Description
Version 18.3.62.0
Type On-Board LAN Drivers Release Date 2013-10-22
OS XP 32, XP 64
Download download File Size 172.83 MB
Note
Intel Network Drivers
Description
Version 18.5.54.0
Type On-Board LAN Drivers Release Date 2013-10-18
OS Win8.1 32, Win8.1 64, Win8 64, Win8 32, Win7 32, Win7 64
Download download File Size 76.66 MB
Note
Intel Management Engine Driver
Description
Version 8.1.30.1349
Type System & Chipset Drivers Release Date 2013-10-16
OS Win8 64, Win8 32, Win7 32, Win7 64, XP 32, XP 64
Download download File Size 55.6 MB
Note
Intel Chipset Driver.
Description
Version 9.4.0.1026
Type System & Chipset Drivers Release Date 2013-10-14
OS Win8.1 32, Win8.1 64, Win8 64, Win8 32, Win7 32, Win7 64, XP 32, XP 64
Download download File Size 5.27 MB
Note
Intel USB3.0 Driver
Description
Version 1.0.8.251
Type System & Chipset Drivers Release Date 2013-04-10
OS Win7 32, Win7 64
Download download File Size 5.2 MB
Note
TPM Device Driver
Description Intel Trusted Platform chipset driver
XP: 2.00.0000.00
Version 2.01.0001.00
Type System & Chipset Drivers Release Date 2012-11-14
OS XP 32, XP 64
Download download File Size 0.06 MB
Note
Intel TPM Driver
Description
Version 5.0.1.1085
Type System & Chipset Drivers Release Date 2012-03-12
OS XP 32, XP 64
Download download File Size 4.31 MB
Note

Utility

Win8.1 32,Win8.1 64,Win8 32,Win8 64,Win7 32,Win7 64,XP 32,XP 64

!Special Note:

The Utilities provided here are exclusively for MSI products only. MSI takes no responsibility for any damage resulted from improper usage or lack of technical expertise.

We suggest using Chrome, Firefox 3.0 or IE 8.0 above browsers to download BIOS, Drivers, etc.
Super Charger (W8)
Description The utility for msi products to change Apple iPad/iPhone series.
Version 1.2.025
Type Utility Release Date 2014-04-17
OS Win8.1 32, Win8.1 64, Win8 64, Win8 32, Win7 32, Win7 64, XP 32, XP 64
Download download File Size 3.15 MB
Note
Live Update 5
Description • Online update BIOS/Driver/Firmware/Utility.
• Live Monitor auto-detects and suggests the latest BIOS/Driver/Utilities information.
Version 5.0.115
Type Utility Release Date 2014-04-03
OS Win8.1 32, Win8.1 64, Win8 64, Win8 32, Win7 32, Win7 64, XP 32, XP 64
Download download File Size 9.64 MB
Note
Fast Boot
Description Boot faster for MSI products
Version 1.0.1.1
Type Utility Release Date 2014-04-03
OS Win8.1 32, Win8.1 64, Win8 64, Win8 32, Win7 32, Win7 64, XP 32, XP 64
Download download File Size 1.32 MB
Note
CLICK BIOS II
Description An application for users to control the BIOS settings in O/S.
Version 1.0.123
Type Utility Release Date 2013-11-27
OS Win8.1 32, Win8.1 64, Win8 64, Win8 32, Win7 32, Win7 64, XP 32, XP 64
Download download File Size 19.92 MB
Note
Control Center
Description 1. The utility for msi products to overclock & greenpower
Version 2.5.060
Type Utility Release Date 2013-10-23
OS Win8.1 32, Win8.1 64, Win8 64, Win8 32, Win7 32, Win7 64, XP 32, XP 64
Download download File Size 24.75 MB
Note
Audio Genie
Description easy to use of Creative THX TruStudioPRO
Version 1.0.3.0
Type Utility Release Date 2013-10-18
OS Win8 64, Win8 32, Win7 32, Win7 64
Download download File Size 2.15 MB
Note
THX TruStudio PRO
Description
Version 1.04.03
Type Utility Release Date 2013-10-18
OS Win8 64, Win8 32, Win7 32, Win7 64
Download download File Size 12.85 MB
Note
OTP Service
Description OTP Service
Version 1.0.004
Type Utility Release Date 2013-05-17
OS Win8.1 32, Win8.1 64, Win8 64, Win8 32, Win7 32, Win7 64, XP 32, XP 64
Download download File Size 3.3 MB
Note

Manual

!Special Note:

MSI™ provides user manuals (in PDF format) here for download. You can use Adobe Acrobat Reader (Adobe's WEB Site) to open them.

An easy guide for you to assemble your PC step by step, please refer to "Quick Installation Guide".

We suggest using Chrome, Firefox 3.0 or IE 8.0 above browsers to download BIOS, Drivers, etc.
Version Language File Size Download Release Date
2.2 Multi-Language 20.29 MB download 2012-03-07
2.2 English 8.06 MB download 2012-03-07
2.2 Multi-Language 24.21 MB download 2012-03-07

Quick Guide

\"!\"Special Note:

MSI™ provides user manuals (in PDF format) here for download. You can use Adobe Acrobat Reader (Adobe's WEB Site) to open them.

We suggest using Chrome, Firefox 3.0 or IE 8.0 above browsers to download BIOS, Drivers, etc.
Version Language File Size Download Release Date
1.5 English 5.85 MB download 2012-03-09

Test Report

CPU Support

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