Z77 MPOWER

Intel® Z77 Chipset Based

• OC Certified: Military Class Burn-in Test Passed
• Military Class III components: Top quality & stability
• OC Genie II: Auto OC to boost performance in 1 sec
• Click BIOS II: Easy-to-use UEFI BIOS interface
• THX TruStudio PRO: deliver the fullest audio experience
• Support Bluetooth & Wi-Fi

 

 

 
 
MSI Big Bang Series
   
World's 1st OC Certified Motherboard
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Command Center

Command Center is MSI's exclusive wireless motherboard overclocking software for iOS. Co-developed and designed between MSI and the famous software engineer, Nick Connors, Command Center is the first software to enable monitoring, overclocking and overvoltage of motherboards wirelessly through mobile device, allowing users to control main settings of the motherboard anywhere and at anytime. This software also supports multimedia interactions with video control playback. 
 

Overclock

 

Monitor

 

Remote Control

 
 
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OC Certified

OC Certified is an all-new standard for overclocking stability and a major extension of MSI's Military Class certification. OC Certified is MSI's overclocking testing procedure to gurantee stable overclocking results. The Military Class burn-in test for OC Certified is the 24-hour Prime95 burn-in test with a liquid-cooled overclocked CPU.

Benefits
- Military Class Burn-in Test Passed
- Higher Performance
- Enhanced PWM Cooling
- Better Power Stability
 

Military Class Burn-in Test
24-hour Prim95 burn-in test with a liquid-cooled overclocked CPU

Higher Performance

 

Enhanced PWM Cooling

 

Better Power Stability

 
 
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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
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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Superpipe

MSI introduces the SuperPipe cooling design that utilizes 8mm full copper heat-pipe, 60% thicker than traditional pipes, and is also the thickest heat-pipe in the market.  According to tests, the MSI motherboards with SuperPipe run 50℃ cooler than those without, proving that MSI’s SuperPipe offers the most effective chipset cooling in the market.
 
Features
- 8mm Extra Thick HeatPipe
- 60% Thicker Than Traditional HeatPipe
- Thickest HeatPipe Used on Motherboard

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V-Check Points

The V-Check Points function provide power measurement pins for users to  measure the CPU and RAM voltages with a multimeter. The feature can help save advanced overclockers valuable time by eliminating the need for manual circuit modification. The feature can be indispensable during overclocking competitions.

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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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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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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
 

 

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.

 

Gold award
2013-06
Germany
8861
Editor's choice
2013-04
Russia
8862
Editor's choice
2013-03
Denmark
8863
Silver Award
2013-02
Japan
8756
Platinum Award
2013-02
Italy
8864
Recommended Award
2013-01
Czech Republic
8865
Tip - buy
2013-01
Slovakia
8866
the Madshrimps High End
2013-01
Belgium
8867
Excellent Award
2013-01
Germany
8869
the Pricetip Award 99/2013
2013-01
Netherlands
8871
the Product of the Year 2012
2013-01
Ukraine
8870
Recommended Award
2013-01
Middle East
8755
Silver Award
2012-11
France
8699
Editior Recommended Award
2012-10
Taiwan
8654
Editior Recommended Award
2012-10
Taiwan
8656
Gold award
2012-10
UK
8738
Product of the Year 2012
2012-10
Ukraine
8724
Ultimate Award
2012-09
Taiwan
8655
The choice of gamers
2012-09
Ukraine
8725
Editor's choice: ITC.ua
2012-09
Ukraine
8726
Editor's Choice Award
2012-08
Middle East
8576
  • 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*/3000*(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
    2
  • SATAII
    4
  • RAID
    0/1/5/10
  • LAN
    10/100/1000*1
  • TPM
    1
  • USB 3.0 ports (Rear)
    6
  • USB 2.0 ports (Rear)
    2
  • Audio ports (Rear)
    Optical SPDIF
  • DrMOS II
    Y
  • Display Port
    1
  • HDMI
    1
  • VGA Max Share Memory (MB)
    1760
  • DirectX
    DX11
  • Form Factor
    ATX
  • APS
    Y
  • SLI
    Y
  • CrossFire
    Y

 

1. Specifications may differ depending on your location, and we reserve the right to change without notice. Please check with your local dealers for detailed specifications.
2. Due to photography and/or monitor settings, coloration of product images may vary from actual product.

 

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*(OC), 2200*/2400*/2600*/2667*/2800*/3000*(OC, 22nm CPU required)DRAM (32GB Max)
- Supports Dual-Channel mode
 

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
 
• 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

• 6 USB 3.0 rear I/O ports (2 ports by Intel® Z77, 4 ports by Renesas® uDP72020)
• 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 Realtek® 8111E

WiFi
• Supports Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n

Bluetooth
• Supports Bluetooth 3.0+HS
 

 
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 Multi BIOS Switch
- 1 x TPM Module connector
- 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)
- 1x Debug LED panel
- 1 x V-Check Points Set
- 1 x Power button
- 1 x OC Genie button
- 1 x Reset button
- 1 x Clear CMOS jumper
- 1 x GO2BIOS button
- CPU x 1 / System x 4 FAN connectors
- ATX 24-pin Power Connector
- ATX 8-pin Power Connector
- ATX 6-pin Power Connector

 

 
Back Panel I/O Ports

- 1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse port
- 1 x Clear CMOS button
- 1 x Optical S/PDIF-out  port
- 2 x USB 2.0 ports
- 6 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 DisplayPort port  with max. resolution up to 2560x1600 @60Hz

MSI Reminds You...
• This platform supports dual-display function (HDMI+DisplayPort).


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.
 

 

 

1. Specifications may differ depending on your location, and we reserve the right to change without notice. Please check with your local dealers for detailed specifications.
2. Due to photography and/or monitor settings, coloration of product images may vary from actual product.

 

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