990FXA-GD80

Overview

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OC Genie II – Overclock & Unlock CPU Core in 1 Second

OC Genie II, the most powerful and easy overclocking technology is implemented on MSI's AMD 9-Series motherboards. MSI's OC Genie II completely automates advanced overclocking functions and offers up to 248% higher performance with the simple click of a button. It does not matter if you're a first time hardware owner, or a veteran overclocker, activating MSI OC Genie II will unlock your hidden CPU cores, overclock your CPU and your memory to simply give you the best and stable performance for free on MSI AMD 9-Series motherboard available.



Benefits:
-
Automatically overclock & unlock hidden CPU core(s) in 1 second
- Instantly boost system performance up to 248%

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Military Class II

The perfect trinity of quality, stability and efficiency all exist at one motherboard to meet end user expectations. The MSI Military Class II series products provide the long lifespan, unparalleled quality, extreme performance and ultimate efficiency.


Hi-c CAP
8X Lifespan than solid Capacitor!!
Insisting on the best stability, MSI utilizes Hi-c CAPs on Military Class series.  Made of the rare element Tantalum, often used on space shuttles and satellites, which sustains very high temperatures and shows an amazingly high electrical conductivity.


SFC
SFC(Super Ferrite Choke).The super Ferrite Chokes use a Ferrite core that is Super-Permeable. Compare with traditional choke, the Super Ferrite Chokes run at a 35 degree Celsius lower temperature. The lower working temperature will enhance motherboard stability.



Solid CAP
10 years long lifespan
For providing the highest quality products, we built-in Solid CAP in the entire Military Class series. This not only makes bursting capacitors a non-issue but also ensures a dramatically extended lifetime and ultra-low ESR.

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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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Lossless 24-bit/192KHz HD Audio

Onboard PC audio gets better! MSI is the first to implement the most high-end HD Audio codecs available. Don’t be fooled by other inferior audio solutions onboard (sometimes you can’t even find the driver!) Only MSI offers the Loss-less 24-bit/192KHz HD Audio function with an incredible 109 SNR dB value to provide the most clear & vivid HD audio quality and support 7.1 channels surround sound playback with a 2-channel independent stereo output (multiple streaming) through the front panel 3.5 inch phone jack.




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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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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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USB Safeguard

USB Safeguard can prevent motherboards and USB devices from being damaged by short-circuit and ESD (Electro-Static Discharge) with Anti-ESD chips built-into the motherboards. Additionally, the safeguard can protect against such dangers multiple times, and greatly improves product lifespan.

Features
- All MSI motherboards use USB Safeguard’s anti-ESD chip for thorough protection against ESD damage
- USB Safeguard is protected against a short circuit and/or ESD without the need for a fuse. It also supports stand-by power supply

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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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DrMOS

In order to provide customers stable and high quality products, starting from P45 series motherboards, MSI is leading the industry to introduce the world's most advanced power supply component, DrMOS (Driver-MOSFET), which integrates Driver IC, Top MOSFET and Bottom MOSFET into one chip. Except for its outstanding performance in power saving, DrMOS possesses switch frequency which is 400% faster than traditional MOSFET and has great improvement in stabilizing power supply and voltage control. Even under heavy loading and overclocking conditions, DrMOS can still provide the most stable and efficient power supply and quality.

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Cool'n'Quiet

AMD Cool'n'Quiet™ Technology reduces heat and noise so you can experience amazing performance without distraction. Combined with core enhancements, included in the AMD processors, that can improve overall power savings, deliver better multitasking and energy efficiency. Cool'n'Quiet technology can automatically adjust processor ratio to throttle CPU speed with four modes.

Features
- Independent Dynamic Core Technology
- Dual Dynamic Power Management™ 
- AMD CoolCore™ Technology
- AMD Wideband Frequency Control
- Multi-Point Thermal Control

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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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OC Genie II – Overclock & Unlock CPU Core in 1 Second

OC Genie II, the most powerful and easy overclocking technology is implemented on MSI's AMD 9-Series motherboards. MSI's OC Genie II completely automates advanced overclocking functions and offers up to 248% higher performance with the simple click of a button. It does not matter if you're a first time hardware owner, or a veteran overclocker, activating MSI OC Genie II will unlock your hidden CPU cores, overclock your CPU and your memory to simply give you the best and stable performance for free on MSI AMD 9-Series motherboard available.



Benefits:
-
Automatically overclock & unlock hidden CPU core(s) in 1 second
- Instantly boost system performance up to 248%

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Military Class II

The perfect trinity of quality, stability and efficiency all exist at one motherboard to meet end user expectations. The MSI Military Class II series products provide the long lifespan, unparalleled quality, extreme performance and ultimate efficiency.


Hi-c CAP
8X Lifespan than solid Capacitor!!
Insisting on the best stability, MSI utilizes Hi-c CAPs on Military Class series.  Made of the rare element Tantalum, often used on space shuttles and satellites, which sustains very high temperatures and shows an amazingly high electrical conductivity.


SFC
SFC(Super Ferrite Choke).The super Ferrite Chokes use a Ferrite core that is Super-Permeable. Compare with traditional choke, the Super Ferrite Chokes run at a 35 degree Celsius lower temperature. The lower working temperature will enhance motherboard stability.



Solid CAP
10 years long lifespan
For providing the highest quality products, we built-in Solid CAP in the entire Military Class series. This not only makes bursting capacitors a non-issue but also ensures a dramatically extended lifetime and ultra-low ESR.

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

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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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Lossless 24-bit/192KHz HD Audio

Onboard PC audio gets better! MSI is the first to implement the most high-end HD Audio codecs available. Don’t be fooled by other inferior audio solutions onboard (sometimes you can’t even find the driver!) Only MSI offers the Loss-less 24-bit/192KHz HD Audio function with an incredible 109 SNR dB value to provide the most clear & vivid HD audio quality and support 7.1 channels surround sound playback with a 2-channel independent stereo output (multiple streaming) through the front panel 3.5 inch phone jack.




featurePic

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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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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USB Safeguard

USB Safeguard can prevent motherboards and USB devices from being damaged by short-circuit and ESD (Electro-Static Discharge) with Anti-ESD chips built-into the motherboards. Additionally, the safeguard can protect against such dangers multiple times, and greatly improves product lifespan.

Features
- All MSI motherboards use USB Safeguard’s anti-ESD chip for thorough protection against ESD damage
- USB Safeguard is protected against a short circuit and/or ESD without the need for a fuse. It also supports stand-by power supply

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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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DrMOS

In order to provide customers stable and high quality products, starting from P45 series motherboards, MSI is leading the industry to introduce the world's most advanced power supply component, DrMOS (Driver-MOSFET), which integrates Driver IC, Top MOSFET and Bottom MOSFET into one chip. Except for its outstanding performance in power saving, DrMOS possesses switch frequency which is 400% faster than traditional MOSFET and has great improvement in stabilizing power supply and voltage control. Even under heavy loading and overclocking conditions, DrMOS can still provide the most stable and efficient power supply and quality.

featurePic

Cool'n'Quiet

AMD Cool'n'Quiet™ Technology reduces heat and noise so you can experience amazing performance without distraction. Combined with core enhancements, included in the AMD processors, that can improve overall power savings, deliver better multitasking and energy efficiency. Cool'n'Quiet technology can automatically adjust processor ratio to throttle CPU speed with four modes.

Features
- Independent Dynamic Core Technology
- Dual Dynamic Power Management™ 
- AMD CoolCore™ Technology
- AMD Wideband Frequency Control
- Multi-Point Thermal Control

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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 Specifications

CPU (Max Support) Phenom II
AM3 CPU Ready Y
FSB / Hyper Transport Bus up to 5200MT/s
Chipset AMD® 990FX+SB950
DDR3 Memory DDR3 800/1066/1333/1600/1800*/2133*(OC)
Memory Channel Dual
DIMM Slots 4
Max Memory (GB) 32
PCI-Ex16 4
PCI-E Gen Gen2 (2x16, 1x8, 1x4)
PCI-Ex1 2
PCI 1
SATAIII 6
RAID 0/1/5/10
LAN 10/100/1000*1
TPM 1
USB 3.0 ports (Rear) 2
USB 2.0 ports (Rear) 6
Audio ports (Rear) 6+Coaxial SPDIF/Optical SPDIF
1394 ports (Rear) 1
eSATA 2
Form Factor ATX
DrMOS Y
APS Y
SLI Y
3-way 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 Specifications

 

 
CPU 

• 64bit AMD® Phenom II X8/X6/X4/X3/X2, Athlon II X4/X3/X2 and Sempron CPU in AM3 / AM3+ package.
Please refer to CPU Support for compatible CPU; the above description is for reference only.

Hyper Transport Bus

• HyperTransport 3.0 supporting speed up to 5200MT/s

Chipset

• AMD® 990FX and SB950 Chipset 


Main Memory

• Supports four unbuffered DIMM of 1.5 Volt DDR3 800/1066/1333/1600/1800*/2133* (OC) DRAM, 32GB Max
 


Slots

• 4 PCI Express 2.0 x16 slots
• 2 PCI Express 2.0 x1 slots
• 1 PCI slot, support 3.3V/ 5V PCI bus Interface.
 

On-Board SATA

• 6 SATA III (1~6) ports by AMD® SB950
- Supports storage and data transfers at up to 6Gb/s

RAID Function

- SATA III 1~6 support RAID 0, 1, 5, 10 mode by AMD® SB950 

MSI Reminds You...
• The RAID setup floppy disk is optional depending on the districts. You can download the files from the website to make the setup disk.


USB 3.0

• 2 USB 3.0 ports by NEC® D720200
 


Audio

• Chipset integrated by Realtek® ALC892
- True Blu-ray Audio Support
- Flexible 8-channel audio with jack sensing
- Compliant with Azalia 1.0 Spec
 

 
LAN 

• Realtek PCI-E GbLAN controller 8111E
- Integrated Fast Ethernet MAC and PHY in single chip
- Supports 10Mb/s, 100Mb/s and 1000Mb/s
- Compliance with PCI-Express Bus specification v1.0a
 

 
IEEE1394 / FireWire

VIA® VT6315N chipset
- Supports up to two 1394 ports. (pinheader x2)
- Transfer rate is up to 400Mbps.
 


Internal I/O Connectors

- 1 x ATX 24-pin power connector
- 1 x ATX 8-pin 12V CPU power connector
- CPU x 1 / System x 4 FAN connectors
- 1 x Front panel audio connector
- 1 x Front panel connector
- 1 x Chassis intrusion switch connector
- 2 x USB 2.0 connectors
- 1 x USB 3.0 connector
- 6 x Serial ATA III connectors
- 1 x IEEE1394 connector
- 1 x Serial port connector
- 1 x Power button
- 1 x Reset button
- 1 x OC Genie button
- 1 x Debug LED display
- 1 x Clear CMOS jumper 
- 1 x SPDIF-out connector
- 1 x TPM module connector
 


Back Panel I/O Ports

- 1 x PS/2 Keyboard port
- 1 x PS/2 Mouse port
- 1 x Claer CMOS button
- 1 x Coaxial SPDIF-out
- 1 x Optical SPDIF-out
- 4 x USB 2.0 ports
- 2 x USB 3.0 ports (blue)
- 2 x eSATA / USB 2.0 Combo ports
- 1 x RJ45 LAN Jacks
- 1 x 6 in 1 audio jack 
 


Dimension

• 30.5cm(L) x 24.4cm(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

the Bronze Award - Hardware-Test
Date: 2012-00
Title: the Bronze Award
Comment: >Open
Media: Hardware-Test
Country: Denmark
CHIP TIP CHOICE - CHIP
Date: 2012-00
Title: CHIP TIP CHOICE
Comment: -
Media: CHIP
Country: Indonesia
We liked it! - HardwareOC.hu
Date: 2011-00
Title: We liked it!
Comment: >Open
Media: HardwareOC.hu
Country: Hungary
Silver Award - OverclockersClub
Date: 2011-00
Title: Silver Award
Comment: >Open
Media: OverclockersClub
Country: United States
Golden Tachometer Award! - Benchmark Reviews
Date: 2011-00
Title: Golden Tachometer Award!
Comment: >Open
Media: Benchmark Reviews
Country: United States
Best Value - TweakTown
Date: 2011-00
Title: Best Value
Comment: >Open
Media: TweakTown
Country: Australia
Best Performance - PCnet Magazine
Date: 2011-00
Title: Best Performance
Comment: -
Media: PCnet Magazine
Country: Turkey
Gold Award - Worldoc
Date: 2011-00
Title: Gold Award
Comment: >Open
Media: Worldoc
Country: Italy
Overclock Approved - Worldoc
Date: 2011-00
Title: Overclock Approved
Comment: >Open
Media: Worldoc
Country: Italy
Top Values Award - OC Team Denmark
Date: 2011-00
Title: Top Values Award
Comment: >Open
Media: OC Team Denmark
Country: Denmark
Good Produc - Benchmark.pl
Date: 2011-00
Title: Good Produc
Comment: >Open
Media: Benchmark.pl
Country: Poland

BIOS

*Please download and execute the file in USB pen drive only. System will restart several times to update ME firmware after updated system BIOS. Please DO NOT remove the USB pen drive until ME update sucessfully. *Please make sure you have read the SOP before you update the BIOS. SOP Download: BIOS & ME update SOP *MSI recommend you to update BIOS with ME8 only if you are using IvyBridge 22nm CPU. **Please reinstall driver after updating BIOS with ME8. OS: Windows 7 OS: Windows XP

!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 CPU AGESA code.
Version 13.5
Type BIOS Release Date 2013-09-26
Download download File Size 7.84 MB
Note * Please download and execute the file in USB pen drive only.
System will restart several times to update system BIOS with NVRAM & ROMHOLE.
Please DO NOT remove the USB pen drive until BIOS updated successfully.
* Please make sure you have read the SOP before you update the BIOS.
* MSI recommend you to update BIOS only if you are using Windows8.
* There is no way to reflash back to BIOS version Bxx if you already updated to version Dxx.
About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description - Update CPU AGESA Code.
Version 13.4
Type BIOS Release Date 2013-07-22
Download download File Size 7.83 MB
Note * Please download and execute the file in USB pen drive only.
System will restart several times to update system BIOS with NVRAM & ROMHOLE.
Please DO NOT remove the USB pen drive until BIOS updated successfully.
* Please make sure you have read the SOP before you update the BIOS.
* MSI recommend you to update BIOS only if you are using Windows8.
* There is no way to reflash back to BIOS version Bxx if you already updated to version Dxx.
About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description - Enhanced system stablity.
Version 13.3
Type BIOS Release Date 2013-04-23
Download download File Size 7.82 MB
Note * Please download and execute the file in USB pen drive only.
System will restart several times to update system BIOS with NVRAM & ROMHOLE.
Please DO NOT remove the USB pen drive until BIOS updated successfully.
* Please make sure you have read the SOP before you update the BIOS.
* MSI recommend you to update BIOS only if you are using Windows8.
* There is no way to reflash back to BIOS version Bxx if you already updated to version Dxx.
About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description - Update CPU AGESA code.
- Improved memory compatibility.
Version 11.13
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2012-10-09
Download download File Size 3.18 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description - Improved gaming keyboard compatibility.
- Support RocketRAID 640 card.

Version 11.12
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2012-07-24
Download download File Size 3.17 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description - Improved memory compatibility.
Version 11.11
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2012-06-11
Download download File Size 3.18 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description - Enhance OC performance.
Version 11.10
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2012-04-25
Download download File Size 3.18 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description - Update CPU AGESA code.
- Improved memory compatibility.
Version 11.9
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2012-03-27
Download download File Size 3.18 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description - Update CPU AGESA code.
- Update M-Flash module.
- Update USB module.
Version 11.8
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2011-12-15
Download download File Size 3.15 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description - Update ClickBIOS code.
- Add system fan control item.
- Improved memory compatibility.
Version 11.7
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2011-11-25
Download download File Size 3.13 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description - Update CPU AGESA code.
- Add buzzer beep warning message with memory unplugged.
- Improved memory compatibility.
- Improved gaming mouse compatibility.
Version 11.6
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2011-10-24
Download download File Size 3.07 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description - Update CPU AGESA code.
- Update memory module.
- Update RAID ROM version.
- Update USB module.
- Enhance CPU smart fan function.
Version 11.5
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2011-09-19
Download download File Size 2.95 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description - Update CPU module.
Version 11.4
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2011-08-25
Download download File Size 2.93 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description - Update NB module.
- Improved memory compatibility.
Version 11.2
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2011-07-06
Download download File Size 1.88 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description - Update CPU module.
- Update USB module.
Version 11.1
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2011-06-09
Download download File Size 1.88 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description New BIOS Release
Version 11.0
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2011-05-26
Download download File Size 1.88 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
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Live Update 5

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 32,Win8 64,Win7 32,Win7 64,Vista 32,Vista 64,XP 32,XP 64,Win 98 SE

!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.
AMD Cool and Quiet Driver (MB)
Description • AMD Athlon™ 64/Sempron™/Turion™ 64/Opteron™ systems with ACPI 2.0 processor performance control objects
• WinXP WHQL pass
• Driver Version:
- XP 1.2.2.0
- 98/ME/2K 1.0.8.1
• Windows XP 64-Bit Edition or Windows Server 2003 64-Bit Edition

Version
Type Others Drivers Release Date 2006-02-20
OS Win 98 SE
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note
AMD Cool and Quiet Driver (MB)
Description • AMD Athlon™ 64/Sempron™/Turion™ 64/Opteron™ systems with ACPI 2.0 processor performance control objects
• WinXP WHQL pass
• Driver Version:
- XP 1.2.2.0
- 98/ME/2K 1.0.8.1
• Windows XP 64-Bit Edition or Windows Server 2003 64-Bit Edition

Version
Type Others Drivers Release Date 2006-02-20
OS XP 32
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note
AMD Cool and Quiet Driver (MB)
Description • AMD Athlon™ 64/Sempron™/Turion™ 64/Opteron™ systems with ACPI 2.0 processor performance control objects
• WinXP WHQL pass
• Driver Version:
- XP 1.2.2.0
- 98/ME/2K 1.0.8.1
• Windows XP 64-Bit Edition or Windows Server 2003 64-Bit Edition

Version
Type Others Drivers Release Date 2006-02-20
OS XP 64
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note
AMD RAID Driver
Description AMD 9xx RAID Driver
Version 3.3.1540.22
Type On-Board PIDE/SATA Drivers Release Date 2012-03-19
OS Win7 32, Win7 64, Vista 32, Vista 64
Download download File Size 0.91 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 2013-12-09
OS Win8 64, Win8 32, Win7 32, Win7 64, Vista 32, Vista 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 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
Realtek PCI-E Ethernet Drivers
Description
Version 6.252.1109.2012
Type On-Board LAN Drivers Release Date 2013-05-10
OS Vista 32, Vista 64
Download download File Size 5.69 MB
Note
ATI System Drivers for 7xx/8xx/SB7xx/SB8xx Series (except RS690, 740)
Description ATI System & VGA Drivers
Version 8.881.0.0
Type System & Chipset Drivers Release Date 2012-09-20
OS XP 32, XP 64
Download download File Size 361.55 MB
Note
ATI System Drivers for 7xx/8xx/SB7xx/SB8xx Series (except RS690, 740)
Description ATI System & VGA Drivers
Version 8.947.0.0
Type System & Chipset Drivers Release Date 2012-09-20
OS Win7 32, Win7 64, Vista 32, Vista 64
Download download File Size 776.29 MB
Note
Renesas USB3.0 Drivers
Description
Version 2.0.34.0
Type System & Chipset Drivers Release Date 2012-07-12
OS Win7 32, Win7 64, Vista 32, Vista 64, XP 32, XP 64
Download download File Size 16.04 MB
Note

Utility

Win8 32,Win8 64,Win7 32,Win7 64,Vista 32,Vista 64,XP 32,XP 64,DOS

!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.
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 64, Win8 32, Win7 32, Win7 64, Vista 32, Vista 64, XP 32, XP 64
Download download File Size 9.64 MB
Note
Super Charger (W8)
Description The utility for msi products to change Apple iPad/iPhone series.
Version 1.2.024
Type Utility Release Date 2014-04-03
OS Win8 64, Win8 32, Win7 32, Win7 64, Vista 32, Vista 64, XP 32, XP 64
Download download File Size 3.15 MB
Note
Fast Boot
Description Boot faster for MSI products
Version 1.0.1.1
Type Utility Release Date 2014-04-03
OS Win8 64, Win8 32, Win7 32, Win7 64, Vista 32, Vista 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 64, Win8 32, Win7 32, Win7 64, Vista 32, Vista 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 64, Win8 32, Win7 32, Win7 64, Vista 32, Vista 64, XP 32, XP 64
Download download File Size 24.75 MB
Note
THX TruStudio PRO
Description THX TruStudio PRO
Version 1.04.03
Type Utility Release Date 2013-08-22
OS Win8 64, Win8 32, Win7 32, Win7 64, Vista 32, Vista 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 2012-08-30
OS Win8 64, Win8 32, Win7 32, Win7 64, Vista 32, Vista 64
Download download File Size 2.15 MB
Note
AutoBoot
Description Utility for PC power schedule, alarm clock, auto login
Version 1.0.103
Type Utility Release Date 2009-09-08
OS Vista 32, Vista 64, XP 32
Download download File Size 2.22 MB
Note
HDDBackup
Description 1. For System Backup
2. Please use Nero to burn the Image to boot up the system for backup.
Version 1.25
Type Utility Release Date 2008-07-30
OS DOS
Download download File Size 43.56 MB
Note
ATI RAID Tool
Description This is for setting up ATI RAID function.
Version 2.5.1540.4
Type Utility Release Date 2006-11-02
OS XP 32
Download download File Size 32.04 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
1.0 English 6.12 MB download 2012-02-21
2.0 Multi-Language 8.66 MB download 2011-05-17
2.0 Multi-Language 14.17 MB download 2011-05-17
2.0 English 5.31 MB download 2011-05-10

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!