Z87I

Intel® Z87 Express Chipset

  • Supoorts 4th Gen Intel® Core™/Pentium®/Celeron® processors for LGA 1150 socket
  • Supports DDR3-3000(OC) Memory
  • USB 3.0 + SATA 6Gb/s
  • Military Class 4: Top Quality & Stability
  • Military Class Essentials: Total Protection for Military Class Motherboards
  • OC Genie 4: Overclock in 1 Second
  • Click BIOS 4: Easily Fine-tune Your System
  • 4K UHD Support: Ultra-high Definition Visual Experience
  • 3 Digital Display Outputs: DisplayPort/HDMI/DVI Support
  • PCI Express Gen 3: World's 1st PCI Express Gen 3 Motherboard Brand
  • USB Audio Power: A Break Through in USB Audio Quality
  • Command Center: Control & Customize Your PC Settings
  • Fast Boot: Quickly Boot Up & Enter OS in A Few Seconds
  • Wi-Fi 802.11n, Bluetooth 4.0, Intel® Wireless Display
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Military Class 4

MSI's new Military Class 4 components support you while you are questing, racing, battling and shooting your way to the top. MSI's Military Class 4 components deliver record-breaking stability when you need to keep cool in the heat of battle. The new standard in stability built on a proven technology of high quality components.

 

Hi-c CAP
- High Thermal Stability
- No Mechanical Issue
- Ultra-low ESR
 
SFC
- Long Lifetime
- Low ESR
- Low Temperature
 
Dark CAP
- Long Lifetime
- Low ESR
- Low Temperature
 
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Intel® Wireless Display

MSI motherboards come with an Intel® Wi-Fi / Bluetooth module which also supports Intel® WiDi. This way you can easy connect to other wireless devices in your home. The support of 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0 ensures that you have the fastest available transfer speed. With Intel® WiDi (stands for Wireless Display) and a WiDi receiver (not included) you can watch movies on your TV without the need for any cables.

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Fast Boot

No more waiting for entering O/S! MSI Fast Boot helps to make motherboards boot lightning fast. MSI also add the GO2BIOS button with-in. Simply click it to reset your PC and then go straight to the system BIOS.

 
 
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Command Center

 

Command Center allows easy visual adjustment of system settings, automatically tune fans or give complete freedom. It features an integrated unlimited RAM disk.  

 

Fan Curve Tuning

Unlimited RAMDisk

Mobile Control


 

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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.

Features
- 10X Faster Than USB 2.0
- Up to 5Gb/s Data Transfer Bandwidth
- Boost Transfer Rate Between Your PC and External Storage Devices

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Super RAID

MSI's exclusive Super RAID application helps to easily setup and configure to boost your system performance and stay current with automatic, no-wait updates to your e-mail, social networks, news, and more via the 3 Intel® key technologies:

Intel® Rapid Start
Intel® Smart Response
Intel® Smart Connect

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4K UHD Support

Enjoy the awesome 4K UHD video playback now! MSI's 8 series motherboard that equips with HDMI port(s) supports the latest and innovative 4K UHD (2160p ultra-high definition) signal output to provide a unprecedented visual experience.

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OC Genie 4

OC Genie 4 supercharges your speed experience! When used, OC Genie 4 accelerates your entire system and puts it into overdrive! Tuned by the professional overclockers, OC Genie 4 hands you record-breaking performance on a silver plate.

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Military Class Essentials

The core of Military Class 4 is based on the essentials which increase your stability in the worst conditions. The humidity protection and high temperature protection ensure your system surviving each environment, no matter how harsh. The new structure of the PCB limits EMI radiation. On top of that all the connectors have ESD protection in order to prevent short circuit.
 

HUMIDITY
PROTECTION

The latest Gen 4 Fabric PCB helps to against moisture
cause by some humid conditions and environments.


ESD
PROTECTION

Anti-ESD ICs and fuses onboard helps to totally protect your
motherboard from electrostatic damage.


EMI
PROTECTION

The optimized EMI-proof design helps to keep
users safe when during a long-time computer operation.


HIGH TEMPERATURE
PROTECTION

Certificated Military Class 4 components help to work
stable under some extreme conditions.


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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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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 XP/Vista/7 32/64bit

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Sound Blaster Cinema

Realistic surround sound and the ability to clearly hear specific sounds in gaming environments and make your ears a decisive tool on the battlefield.

 

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.

 

Best buy
2013-11
United States
Z87 rules the PC enthusiast market by exposing the Haswell architecture's full feature set. We're particularly interested in mini-ITX-based platforms able to integrate Z87 in a compact form factor. Five boards contend for supremacy of compact computing.
9383
Smart buy
2013-11
United States
Z87 rules the PC enthusiast market by exposing the Haswell architecture's full feature set. We're particularly interested in mini-ITX-based platforms able to integrate Z87 in a compact form factor. Five boards contend for supremacy of compact computing.
9433
Premium Grade
2013-11
UK
“It snaps at the heels of far more expensive boards in the overclocking department.„ “…with WiFi and a great EFI all part of the package, the Z87I a very attractive proposition for a mini-ITX gaming system. The fact that it costs £40 less than the Asus Z...
9323
VALUE
2013-11
UK
“‘…the performance that you get from the MSI Z87I motherboard in such a small package give it a very good bang for buck, so on that basis it will get our Value Award."„
9324
GOLD
2013-11
UK
“Right now, the Z87I is our favorite mini-mobo.„
9321
Silver
2013-11
Netherlands
“The Z87I is the cheapest Z87 - ITX board in this test.„ “The MSI Z87I uses MSI's EFI BIOS, which is working like a charm.„
9322
Recommended
2013-10
Australia
If you value performance over audio and wifi quality, theMSI Z87I just edges out the Asrock Z87E-ITX
9432
The High functionality
2013-08
Ukraine
9135
Premium Grade
2013-08
UK
““When a product this good is virtually half the price of some of the competition. we can’t help but give the MSI Z87I a Premium Grade.”„
9318
Recommended Hardware
2013-08
Germany
“With the MSI Z87I you can create a powerful gaming system just like with an ATX or Micro-ATX mainboard, just by adding a graphics card.„ “The MSI Z87I is a very successful implementation of the Z87 chipset on a mini - ITX board. The performance and feat...
9319
Recommended
2013-08
Ukraine
“As for the tested motherboard, it's all right with it. It costs quite decent money and provides the user with almost everything he needs for everyday use. Reliable and high performance components allow the system work for a long time even under constant ...
9320
  • CPU (Max Support)
    i7
  • FSB / Hyper Transport Bus
    100MHz
  • Chipset
    Intel® Z87 Express
  • DDR3 Memory
    DDR3 1066/1333/1600/1866*/2000*/2133*/2200*/2400*/2600*/2666*/2800*/3000*(*OC) MHz
  • Memory Channel
    Dual
  • DIMM Slots
    2
  • Max Memory (GB)
    16
  • PCI-Ex16
    1
  • PCI-E Gen
    Gen3 (16)
  • SATAIII
    4
  • USB 3.0 ports (Front)
    2
  • USB 2.0 ports (Front)
    2
  • RAID
    0/1/5/10
  • LAN
    10/100/1000*2
  • USB 3.0 ports (Rear)
    4
  • USB 2.0 ports (Rear)
    2
  • Audio ports (Rear)
    6+Optical SPDIF
  • Display Port
    1
  • HDMI
    1
  • DVI
    1
  • VGA Max Share Memory (MB)
    1760
  • DirectX
    DX11
  • Form Factor
    Mini-ITX

 

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 

• 4th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 / Core™ i5 / Core™ i3 / Pentium® / Celeron® processors for LGA 1150 socket
Please refer to CPU Support for compatible CPU; the above description is for reference only.
 


Chipset

• Intel® Z87 Express Chipset
 


Main Memory

• Support two DDR3 DIMMs 1066/1333/1600/1866*/2000*/2133*/2200*/2400*/2600*/2666*/2800*/3000* (*OC) MHz . up to 16GB Max
- Supports Dual-Channel mode
- Supports non-ECC, un-buffered memory
- Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
 

 
Slots

• 1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slot
- 1 x Half-size mini-PCIe slot*
*An Intel Centrion Wireless-N 2230 Wi-Fi/Bluetooth card pre-installed. 
 


On-Board SATA

SATAIII controller integrated in Intel® Z87 chipset
- Up to 6Gb/s transfer speed.
- Supports four SATAIII ports (SATA1~4) by Z87 
- Supports Intel Smart Response Technology*
- Supports Intel Rapid Start Technology and Intel Smart Connect Technology*
* Supports Intel Core processors on Windows 7 and Windows 8

• RAID
- SATA1~6 support Intel® Rapid Storage Technology enterprise (AHCI/ RAID 0/ 1/ 5/ 10) by Intel® Z87
 


USB

• 6x USB 3.0 ports (4 ports on the back panel, 2 ports available through the internal USB connectors)
• 4x USB 2.0 ports (2 ports on the back panel, 2 ports available through the internal USB connectors)
 


Audio 

• Realtek® ALC892 Codec
- 7.1-Channel High Definition Audio
- Supports S/PDIF output
 


Wireless LAN (optional)

• Wi-Fi/Bluetooth mini-PCIe card with Intel Centrion Wireless-N 2230 chip.
- Supports Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, dual band up to 300 Mbps speed.
- Supports Intel® Wireless Display (WiDi)

 


Bluetooth (optional)

• Wi-Fi/Bluetooth mini-PCIe card with Intel Centrion Wireless-N 2230 chip.
- Supports Bluetooth v4.0 (includes BLE* and Bluetooth 3.0+HS
* BLE: Bluetooth Low Energy

 


LAN 

• 2 x Realtek® 8111G Gigabit LAN controller 
 


Internal I/O Connectors

- ATX 24-Pin power connector
- 4-pin ATX 12V power connector
- 1 x 4-pin CPU fan connectors
- 1 x 4-pin system fan connectors
- 1 x Clear CMOS jumper
- 4 x Serial ATAIII connectors
- 1 x USB 2.0 connectors (supports additional 2 USB 2.0 ports)
- 1 x USB 3.0 connector (supports additional 2 USB 3.0 ports)
- 1 x Serial port connector
- 2 x System panel connectors
- 1 x Front Panel Audio connector
 


Back Panel I/O Ports

- 1 x PS/2 keyboard/ mouse combo port
- 1 x Clear CMOS button
- 1 x GO2BIOS button
- 2 x USB 2.0 ports
- 4 x USB 3.0 ports
- 1 x Optical S/PDIF-out connector
- 2 x RJ45 LAN Jack
- 1 x 6 in 1 audio jack
- 1 x DisplayPort with max. resolution of 4096x2160@24Hz, 24bpp/ 3840x2160@60Hz, 24bpp
- 1 x HDMI® port with max. resolution up to 4096x2160@24Hz, 24bpp/2560x1600@60Hz, 24bpp/1920x1080@60Hz, 36bpp
- 1 x DVI-I port with max. resolution up to 1920x1200 @60Hz, 24bpp
 

MSI Reminds You...
• This motherboard supports dual-display function by any two onboard graphics output ports (HDMI+DVI,DVI+DisplayPort or DisplayPort+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

• 6.7 in. x 6.7 in. (17 cm x 17 cm) Mini-ITX Form Factor
 

 
Mounting

• 4 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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