Z77 MPOWER

Overview

 

 

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

featurePic

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

featurePic

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

 
 
featurePic

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.

featurePic

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

featurePic

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

featurePic

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

featurePic

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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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

featurePic

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

featurePic

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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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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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

featurePic

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.

featurePic

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*/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

 

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*(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.
 

 

 

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

 

Awards

Gold award - XTC reviews
Date: 2013-00
Title: Gold award
Comment: >Open
Media: XTC reviews
Country: Germany
Editor's choice - megaobzor.com
Date: 2013-00
Title: Editor's choice
Comment: >Open
Media: megaobzor.com
Country: Russia
msi-award
Date: 2013-00
Title: Editor's choice
Comment: >Open
Media: Tweak
Country: Denmark
Silver Award - DOS/V Power Report
Date: 2013-00
Title: Silver Award
Comment: -
Media: DOS/V Power Report
Country: Japan
Platinum Award - HW Legend
Date: 2013-00
Title: Platinum Award
Comment: >Open
Media: HW Legend
Country: Italy
Recommended Award  - DDWorld.cz
Date: 2013-00
Title: Recommended Award
Comment: >Open
Media: DDWorld.cz
Country: Czech Republic
Tip - buy - PCNews.sk
Date: 2013-00
Title: Tip - buy
Comment: >Open
Media: PCNews.sk
Country: Slovakia
the Madshrimps High End - Madshrimps
Date: 2013-00
Title: the Madshrimps High End
Comment: >Open
Media: Madshrimps
Country: Belgium
the Licence to overclock - Overclock.pl
Date: 2013-00
Title: the Licence to overclock
Comment: >Open
Media: Overclock.pl
Country: Poland
Excellent Award - TweakPC
Date: 2013-00
Title: Excellent Award
Comment: >Open
Media: TweakPC
Country: Germany
the Pricetip Award 99/2013 - Chip-NL Magazine
Date: 2013-00
Title: the Pricetip Award 99/2013
Comment: -
Media: Chip-NL Magazine
Country: Netherlands
the Product of the Year 2012 - ITC.ua
Date: 2013-00
Title: the Product of the Year 2012
Comment: >Open
Media: ITC.ua
Country: Ukraine
Recommended Award - Benchit
Date: 2013-00
Title: Recommended Award
Comment: >Open
Media: Benchit
Country: Middle East
Silver Award - PC UPDATE
Date: 2012-00
Title: Silver Award
Comment: -
Media: PC UPDATE
Country: France
Editior Recommended Award - PCDIY!
Date: 2012-00
Title: Editior Recommended Award
Comment: -
Media: PCDIY!
Country: Taiwan
Editior Recommended Award - XF
Date: 2012-00
Title: Editior Recommended Award
Comment: >Open
Media: XF
Country: Taiwan
Editor's Choice - HotHardware
Date: 2012-00
Title: Editor's Choice
Comment: >Open
Media: HotHardware
Country: United States
Gold award - Overclock3D.net
Date: 2012-00
Title: Gold award
Comment: >Open
Media: Overclock3D.net
Country: UK
Golden Bear Award - Bjorn3D
Date: 2012-00
Title: Golden Bear Award
Comment: >Open
Media: Bjorn3D
Country: United States
Editor's Choice: Best quality - Overclockers.ua
Date: 2012-00
Title: Editor's Choice: Best quality
Comment: >Open
Media: Overclockers.ua
Country: Ukraine
Product of the Year 2012 - ITC.ua
Date: 2012-00
Title: Product of the Year 2012
Comment: >Open
Media: ITC.ua
Country: Ukraine
Editor's Choice - PureOverclock
Date: 2012-00
Title: Editor's Choice
Comment: >Open
Media: PureOverclock
Country: United States
Silver Tachometer Award - Benchmark Reviews
Date: 2012-00
Title: Silver Tachometer Award
Comment: >Open
Media: Benchmark Reviews
Country: United States
Ultimate Award - Computer DIY
Date: 2012-00
Title: Ultimate Award
Comment: -
Media: Computer DIY
Country: Taiwan
Highly Recommended - Techpowerup
Date: 2012-00
Title: Highly Recommended
Comment: >Open
Media: Techpowerup
Country: United States
The choice of gamers - EasyCOM.com.ua
Date: 2012-00
Title: The choice of gamers
Comment: >Open
Media: EasyCOM.com.ua
Country: Ukraine
Editor's choice: ITC.ua - ITC.ua
Date: 2012-00
Title: Editor's choice: ITC.ua
Comment: >Open
Media: ITC.ua
Country: Ukraine
Editor's Choice Award - T-break
Date: 2012-00
Title: Editor's Choice Award
Comment: >Open
Media: T-break
Country: Middle East
Approved Award - Overclocking Made in France
Date: 2012-00
Title: Approved Award
Comment: >Open
Media: Overclocking Made in France
Country: France
Approved award - Overclockers.com
Date: 2012-00
Title: Approved award
Comment: >Open
Media: Overclockers.com
Country: United States

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 - Support ATI 7970/7770 VGA card.
- Improved memory compatibility.
Version 17.12
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2013-10-30
Download download File Size 5.75 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description - Update ME version to v.8.1.50.1456.
- Update M-Flash module.
- Improved memory compatibility.
Version 17.11
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2013-09-13
Download download File Size 5.75 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description - Update IVB CPU Micro Code.
Version 17.10
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2013-07-22
Download download File Size 5.74 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description - Update ME firmware version to v.8.1.40.1416.
- Support LSI 9270-8i RAID card.
Version 17.9
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2013-06-05
Download download File Size 5.74 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description - Update BIOS module.
- Improved memory compatibility.
Version 17.8
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2013-04-23
Download download File Size 5.73 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description - Update CPU Micro Code.
- Update ME firmware.
- Improved memory compatibility.
Version 17.7
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2013-01-31
Download download File Size 5.73 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description - Update CPU Micro Code.
- Update onboard Realtek LAN driver.
- Update ME version to v.8.1.20.1336.
- Improved PCI- E display card compatibility.
Version 17.6
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2012-12-19
Download download File Size 5.72 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description - Support GOP detection compatibility.
- Support WinPE.
- Improved memory compatibility.
- Improved gaming keyboard compatibility.
Version 17.5
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2012-11-13
Download download File Size 5.7 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description - Update CPU Micro Code.
- Update ME firmware.
- Improved memory compatibility.
Version 17.4
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2012-10-09
Download download File Size 5.68 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description - Support GOP detection function.
- Improved memory compatibility.
Version 17.3
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2012-09-14
Download download File Size 6.03 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description New BIOS Release
Version 17.1
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2012-08-20
Download download File Size 7.55 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
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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

Click here to read the instruction

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.
Atheros Bluetooth Driver
Description
Version 7.4.0.145
Type Bluetooth Drivers Release Date 2013-03-01
OS XP 32, XP 64
Download download File Size 77.72 MB
Note
Atheros Bluetooth Driver
Description
Version 8.0.0.208
Type Bluetooth Drivers Release Date 2012-10-11
OS Win8 64, Win8 32, Win7 32, Win7 64
Download download File Size 180.85 MB
Note
Renesas USB3.0 Driver (3.xx)
Description
Version 3.0.23.0
Type Others Drivers Release Date 2013-10-21
OS Win7 32, Win7 64, XP 32, XP 64
Download download File Size 10.09 MB
Note
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
Atheros Wifi Driver
Description Win7 64/32bit Version: 2.0.0.64
XP 64/32bit Version: 7.7.0.104
Version 8.0
Type Others Drivers Release Date 2013-10-18
OS Win7 32, Win7 64, XP 32, XP 64
Download download File Size 30.71 MB
Note
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
Atheros Wifi Driver (win8)
Description Win7 64/32bit Version: 2.0.0.64
Vista 64/32bit Version: 8.0.0.87
XP 64/32bit Version: 7.7.0.104
Version 9.2
Type Others Drivers Release Date 2013-03-01
OS Win8 64, Win8 32
Download download File Size 23.15 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.
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 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 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
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
Realtek PCI-E Ethernet Drivers
Description Network Driver
Version 7.77.1126.2013
Type On-Board LAN Drivers Release Date 2014-03-13
OS Win7 32, Win7 64
Download download File Size 5.86 MB
Note
Realtek PCI-E Ethernet Drivers (W8)
Description Network Driver
Version 8.23.1126.2013
Type On-Board LAN Drivers Release Date 2014-03-13
OS Win8 64, Win8 32
Download download File Size 5.77 MB
Note
Realtek PCI-E Ethernet Drivers
Description
Version 8.23.1126.2013
Type On-Board LAN Drivers Release Date 2014-03-13
OS Win8.1 32, Win8.1 64
Download download File Size 5.77 MB
Note
Realtek PCI-E Ethernet Drivers
Description
Version 5.818.912.2013
Type On-Board LAN Drivers Release Date 2013-10-30
OS XP 32, XP 64
Download download File Size 5.69 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
Network Genie
Description Hardware:
MSI mainboard with Realtek LAN chip (8111E or newer).
Software specifications:
Realtek LAN driver
Version 1.00.0000
Type Utility Release Date 2014-01-03
OS Win8.1 32, Win8.1 64, Win8 64, Win8 32, Win7 32, Win7 64
Download download File Size 5.39 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
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
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
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
4.0 Multi-Language 20.41 MB download 2012-10-24
4.0 Multi-Language 21.24 MB download 2012-08-10
4.0 English 8.68 MB download 2012-07-17

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

Sales Inquiry

MSI is the top 3 motherboard maker with over 20 years solid experience who has built motherboard with high quality and solid stability with a winning reputation from worldwide media and customers for years. Based on the successful experience, MSI began its Enterprise Platform Solution with three product lines of General purpose Server, Blade Server and Network Appliance. In these application domains, MSI provides a series of products from motherboard, barebone, to system to fulfill different needs.

If there is any further request or discussion, welcome to contact us through http://support.msi.com/ and we will reply in soon!