790FX-GD70

Overview

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All Solid Capacitors

Capacitors are the most important component for electronic product's power supply. The quality of the capacitors can impact the stability of the entire system and risk of product failure. Currently there are two types of capacitors, electrolytic capacitors and solid capacitors. Compared to electrolytic capacitors, solid capacitors have a longer lifespan, and provide a more stable power under high temperatures. More importantly, solid capacitors do not have any liquid materials inside, and thus will not suffer a leak which would infringe upon the product’s stability. With such benefits is it no wonder that solid capacitors are very important for product quality's improvement.
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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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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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ATI CrossFireX

ATI CrossFireX™ is the ultimate multi-GPU performance gaming platform. Enabling game-dominating power, ATI CrossFireX technology enables two or more discrete graphics processors to work together to improve graphics performance. ATI 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 ATI Radeon™ HD graphics cards, making it the most scalable gaming platform ever. With an ATI 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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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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Unlock CPU Core

MSI’s Unlock CPU Core technology, exclusive from MSI, can unlock the hidden cores in the CPU by making a few selections from the BIOS. By unlocking a Phenom II X2 CPU into a Phenom II X4 CPU, users can boost the CPU performance over 104%. In Addition, MSI discovers the ability to unlock Phenom II X4 960T to a 6 core CPU through the same BIOS setting. At same time, MSI was the first who could unlock a 4-core AMD CPU to a 6-core because MSI does not use any "unlock" chip on our motherboards. MSI engineers developed a BIOS technology to unlock cores which can be easy upgraded via new BIOS. Because of this flexible BIOS core unlock feature, MSI can today announce that it made BIOS unlocking easy and accessible for the audience who doesn’t know their way around the BIOS. This new MSI software tool allows users to unlock CPU cores from Windows with just a few simple clicks, no need to enter the BIOS.


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MAX FSB

In order to allow the average user to easily enjoy the fun and performance of overclocking, MSI provides the MAX FSB easy overclocking technology. Users only need to make the appropriate selection in this BIOS menu, reset the system and in 10-15 seconds time, viola! The processor will be overclocked to its highest possible FSB and the user doesn’t have to fret about understanding any complicated technical information. Simply set, sit back, and enjoy.

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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.

Note: Only front red USB ports support charger function after system off

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Power eSATA

Power eSATA improves the traditional eSATA standard with a new power supply feature.  This feature allows customers to directly use low-power eSATA devices without having to plug-in an extra power cord.  Similar to USB, this feature makes eSATA even more convenient without sacrificing any of its high-performance advantages.

Features
- Integrated eSATA and USB functions
- No Compatible Issue
- Support Power Over eSATA Technology

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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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All Shielded Choke

A choke is an inductor responsible for storing power and regulates the current. All shielded choke could reduce core power loss, lower EMI interference, and store energy longer at higher frequency, achieving higher efficiency. It also offer a special centralized structural design that can effectively reduce the production of noise, provide secure stability and has no high frequency buzz noise-fully meeting the multiple demands low temperature/low noise and stable high performance.

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OC Dial

MSI motherboards come equipped with an OC Dial design that allows for easy performance adjustment and offers even greater adjustment flexibility and ease than its predecessor, the OC Switch. Users can use the knob to determine how much or how little they would like to overclock their machine. MSI motherboards make finding and reaching the pinnacle of performance easy for customers.  No deep technical experienced needed -- with just a few simple steps anyone can find their processors’ performance stratosphere. If you are looking for easy overclocking, your choice is MSI.

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M-Connectors

• Easy connect to front panel & chassis cable
• 2x USB, IEEE 1394, front panel (JFP1/2)& audio(JAUD1) M-connector in the package
• Easy to tell the definition of each pin

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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

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.

featurePic

All Solid Capacitors

Capacitors are the most important component for electronic product's power supply. The quality of the capacitors can impact the stability of the entire system and risk of product failure. Currently there are two types of capacitors, electrolytic capacitors and solid capacitors. Compared to electrolytic capacitors, solid capacitors have a longer lifespan, and provide a more stable power under high temperatures. More importantly, solid capacitors do not have any liquid materials inside, and thus will not suffer a leak which would infringe upon the product’s stability. With such benefits is it no wonder that solid capacitors are very important for product quality's improvement.
featurePic

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

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. 
 

featurePic

ATI CrossFireX

ATI CrossFireX™ is the ultimate multi-GPU performance gaming platform. Enabling game-dominating power, ATI CrossFireX technology enables two or more discrete graphics processors to work together to improve graphics performance. ATI 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 ATI Radeon™ HD graphics cards, making it the most scalable gaming platform ever. With an ATI CrossFireX gaming technology, the traditional graphics limitation exists no more, allowing you to enjoy higher performance as well as visual experience.

featurePic

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

Unlock CPU Core

MSI’s Unlock CPU Core technology, exclusive from MSI, can unlock the hidden cores in the CPU by making a few selections from the BIOS. By unlocking a Phenom II X2 CPU into a Phenom II X4 CPU, users can boost the CPU performance over 104%. In Addition, MSI discovers the ability to unlock Phenom II X4 960T to a 6 core CPU through the same BIOS setting. At same time, MSI was the first who could unlock a 4-core AMD CPU to a 6-core because MSI does not use any "unlock" chip on our motherboards. MSI engineers developed a BIOS technology to unlock cores which can be easy upgraded via new BIOS. Because of this flexible BIOS core unlock feature, MSI can today announce that it made BIOS unlocking easy and accessible for the audience who doesn’t know their way around the BIOS. This new MSI software tool allows users to unlock CPU cores from Windows with just a few simple clicks, no need to enter the BIOS.


featurePic

MAX FSB

In order to allow the average user to easily enjoy the fun and performance of overclocking, MSI provides the MAX FSB easy overclocking technology. Users only need to make the appropriate selection in this BIOS menu, reset the system and in 10-15 seconds time, viola! The processor will be overclocked to its highest possible FSB and the user doesn’t have to fret about understanding any complicated technical information. Simply set, sit back, and enjoy.

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.

Note: Only front red USB ports support charger function after system off

featurePic

Power eSATA

Power eSATA improves the traditional eSATA standard with a new power supply feature.  This feature allows customers to directly use low-power eSATA devices without having to plug-in an extra power cord.  Similar to USB, this feature makes eSATA even more convenient without sacrificing any of its high-performance advantages.

Features
- Integrated eSATA and USB functions
- No Compatible Issue
- Support Power Over eSATA Technology

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

All Shielded Choke

A choke is an inductor responsible for storing power and regulates the current. All shielded choke could reduce core power loss, lower EMI interference, and store energy longer at higher frequency, achieving higher efficiency. It also offer a special centralized structural design that can effectively reduce the production of noise, provide secure stability and has no high frequency buzz noise-fully meeting the multiple demands low temperature/low noise and stable high performance.

featurePic

OC Dial

MSI motherboards come equipped with an OC Dial design that allows for easy performance adjustment and offers even greater adjustment flexibility and ease than its predecessor, the OC Switch. Users can use the knob to determine how much or how little they would like to overclock their machine. MSI motherboards make finding and reaching the pinnacle of performance easy for customers.  No deep technical experienced needed -- with just a few simple steps anyone can find their processors’ performance stratosphere. If you are looking for easy overclocking, your choice is MSI.

featurePic

M-Connectors

• Easy connect to front panel & chassis cable
• 2x USB, IEEE 1394, front panel (JFP1/2)& audio(JAUD1) M-connector in the package
• Easy to tell the definition of each pin

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

Basic Specifications

Socket AM3
CPU (Max Support) Phenom II
FSB/BCLK/Hyper Transport Bus up to 5200MT/s
Chipset AMD® 790FX+SB750
DDR3 Memory DDR3 800/1066/1333/1600*/1800*/2133*(OC)
Memory Channel Dual
DIMM Slots 4
Max Memory (GB) 16
PCI-Ex16 4
PCI-E Gen Gen2 (2x16, 2x8)
PCI-Ex1 1
PCI 2
IDE 1
SATAII 8
RAID 0/1/5/10/JBOD
TPM (header) 1(Optional)
LAN 10/100/1000*2
USB 2.0 ports (Rear) 8
Audio ports (Rear) 6+Coaxial/Optical SPDIF
1394 ports (Rear) 1(Optional)
eSATA 1
Form Factor ATX
DrMOS Y
APS 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 CPU.
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® 790FX and SB750 Chipset 

 


Main Memory


• Supports four unbuffered DIMM of 1.5 Volt DDR3 800/1066/1333/1600*/1800*/2133* (OC) DRAM, 16GB Max


Slots

• 2 PCI Express x16 slots(PCI_E1 & PCI_E4) support up to PCIE 2.0 x16 speed (PCI Express Bus SPEC V2.0 compliant; supports CrossFire Technology)
• 2 PCI Express x16 slots(PCI_E3 & PCI_E5) support up to PCIE 2.0 x8 speed  (PCI Express Bus SPEC V2.0 compliant; supports CrossFire Technology)
• When 4 PCI Express x16 slots are all installed, the PCIE x 16 lanes will auto arrange form x16/ x0/ x16/ x0 to x8/ x8/ x8/ x8
• 1 PCI Express gen2 x1 slots
• 2 PCI slots, support 3.3V/ 5V PCI bus Interface.


On-Board IDE


• One IDE port by AMD® SB750
- Supports Ultra DMA 66/100/133 mode
- Supports PIO, Bus Master operation mode
- Can connect up to two IDE devices

On-Board SATA

• 6 SATA II (1~6) ports by AMD® SB750
• 2 SATA II (7~8) ports by JMicron® JMB322
• 1 eSATA port by JMicron® JMB362
- Supports storage and data transfers at up to 3Gb/s


RAID Function

- SATA II 1~6 support RAID 0, 1, 5, 10 or JBOD mode by AMD® SB750
- SATA II 7~8 support RAID 0, 1, or JBOD mode by JMicron® JMB322

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.


Audio

• Chipset integrated by Realtek® ALC889
- True Blu-ray Audio Support
- Flexible 8-channel audio with jack sensing
- Compliant with Azalia 1.0 Spec


LAN

• Dual Realtek PCI-E GbLAN controller 8111DL
- 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


• Chipset integrated by VIA® VT6315N
- Transfer rate is up to 400Mbps


Internal I/O Connectors

- ATX 24-pin power connector
- ATX 8-pin 12V CPU power connector
- CPU x 1 / System x 3 FAN connectors
- CD-in connector
- Front panel audio connector
- Front panel connector
- Chassis intrusion switch connector
- 2 x USB 2.0 connectors
- 1 x Floppy disk drive connector
- 8 x Serial ATA II connectors
- 1 x ATA133 HD connectors
- Serial port connector
- Clear CMOS button
- Power button
- Reset button
- 1 x SPDIF-Out connector
- 1 x Debug LED
- 1 x IEEE1394 connector support additional 1 port (optional)  
- 1 x TPM module header (optional)

MSI Reminds You...
• The floppy disk cable will be optional.


Back Panel I/O Ports

- 1 x PS/2 keyboard
- 1 x PS/2 mouse


- 1 x 6 in 1 audio jack
- 7 x USB 2.0 ports
- 1 x eSATA/USB share port
- 2 x RJ45 LAN jacks
- 1 x coaxial SPDIF-out port
- 1 x optical SPDIF-out  port
- 1 x IEEE1394 port (optional)


Dimension

• 30.4cm(L) x 24.5cm(W) ATX Form Factor

Mounting

• 9 mounting holes.

 
 

Product Accessories

 
MSI Reminds You...
• The accessories will probably be different according to the different selling areas of product models. For details of accessories, please refer to the descriptions on the product package.

 

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

 

Awards

msi-award
Date: 2010-00
Title: Editor's Choice
Review: -
Media: PCgames
Country: Russia
CHIP TIP POWER Award - CHIP Magazine
Date: 2010-00
Title: CHIP TIP POWER Award
Review: -
Media: CHIP Magazine
Country: Portugal
Reviewer's Choice Award - Toxico-PC.com
Date: 2010-00
Title: Reviewer's Choice Award
Review: >Open
Media: Toxico-PC.com
Country: Argentina
Recommended Award - PCCentre.pl
Date: 2010-00
Title: Recommended Award
Review: >Open
Media: PCCentre.pl
Country: Portugal
Taiwan Excellence Award 2010 - Taiwan Symbol of Excellence Winner
Date: 2010-00
Title: Taiwan Excellence Award 2010
Review: -
Media: Taiwan Symbol of Excellence Winner
Country: Taiwan
Recommended - IN4.pl
Date: 2010-00
Title: Recommended
Review: >Open
Media: IN4.pl
Country: Portugal
Best Product of the Year 2009 Award - ComputerDIY Magazine
Date: 2009-00
Title: Best Product of the Year 2009 Award
Review: -
Media: ComputerDIY Magazine
Country: Taiwan
Gold Award  - Hardware-Test
Date: 2009-00
Title: Gold Award
Review: >Open
Media: Hardware-Test
Country: Denmark
Test Winner - GameStar Magazine
Date: 2009-00
Title: Test Winner
Review: -
Media: GameStar Magazine
Country: Germany
Overall Score: 93% - GameStar Magazine
Date: 2009-00
Title: Overall Score: 93%
Review: -
Media: GameStar Magazine
Country: Germany
The Choice of Gamers - Easycom.com.ua
Date: 2009-00
Title: The Choice of Gamers
Review: >Open
Media: Easycom.com.ua
Country: Ukraine
The Choice of Overclockers - Easycom.com.ua
Date: 2009-00
Title: The Choice of Overclockers
Review: >Open
Media: Easycom.com.ua
Country: Ukraine
Premium Grade - Custom PC
Date: 2009-00
Title: Premium Grade
Review: -
Media: Custom PC
Country: United States Minor Outlying Islands
Hot Hardware Award - TweakPC.de
Date: 2009-00
Title: Hot Hardware Award
Review: >Open
Media: TweakPC.de
Country: Germany
Power Chip Tip Award - CHIP Magazine
Date: 2009-00
Title: Power Chip Tip Award
Review: -
Media: CHIP Magazine
Country: Portugal
Power Award - CD-Action Magazine
Date: 2009-00
Title: Power Award
Review: -
Media: CD-Action Magazine
Country: Portugal
Our Choice Award - Zhelezo
Date: 2009-00
Title: Our Choice Award
Review: -
Media: Zhelezo
Country: Russia
Recommended - Syndrome-oc.net
Date: 2009-00
Title: Recommended
Review: >Open
Media: Syndrome-oc.net
Country: France
Gold Award - Hardware.info
Date: 2009-00
Title: Gold Award
Review: >Open
Media: Hardware.info
Country: Netherlands Antilles
Value Added Award - Futurelooks.com
Date: 2009-00
Title: Value Added Award
Review: >Open
Media: Futurelooks.com
Country: United States Minor Outlying Islands
Innovative Technology Award - ComputerDIY
Date: 2009-00
Title: Innovative Technology Award
Review: -
Media: ComputerDIY
Country: Taiwan
Best Product Award - ComputerDIY
Date: 2009-00
Title: Best Product Award
Review: -
Media: ComputerDIY
Country: Taiwan
Test Winner - PC Magazin
Date: 2009-00
Title: Test Winner
Review: -
Media: PC Magazin
Country: Germany
DAM GOOD Award - Hardware Canucks
Date: 2009-00
Title: DAM GOOD Award
Review: >Open
Media: Hardware Canucks
Country: Canada
Gold Award - HWM
Date: 2009-00
Title: Gold Award
Review: -
Media: HWM
Country: Poland
The Enthusiasts' Choice - Overclockers.ru
Date: 2009-00
Title: The Enthusiasts' Choice
Review: >Open
Media: Overclockers.ru
Country: Russia
Digital OK Award - Digital Magazine
Date: 2009-00
Title: Digital OK Award
Review: -
Media: Digital Magazine
Country: Balkan
Best Quality Award - Home PC
Date: 2009-00
Title: Best Quality Award
Review: -
Media: Home PC
Country: Ukraine
Top Product Award - PC Games Hardware
Date: 2009-00
Title: Top Product Award
Review: -
Media: PC Games Hardware
Country: Germany
Editor's Choice Award - Computer
Date: 2009-00
Title: Editor's Choice Award
Review: -
Media: Computer
Country: Czech Republic
Editor's Choice Award - PC Space
Date: 2009-00
Title: Editor's Choice Award
Review: -
Media: PC Space
Country: Slovenia
Press Recommended - ComputerPress
Date: 2009-00
Title: Press Recommended
Review: >Open
Media: ComputerPress
Country: Russia
Approval Award - GeekInvaders.com
Date: 2009-00
Title: Approval Award
Review: >Open
Media: GeekInvaders.com
Country: United States Minor Outlying Islands
Top Award - MaximoPC.com
Date: 2009-00
Title: Top Award
Review: >Open
Media: MaximoPC.com
Country: Argentina
Best of Test - Sweclockers.com
Date: 2009-00
Title: Best of Test
Review: >Open
Media: Sweclockers.com
Country: Switzerland
Gold Award - Xtreme Hardware
Date: 2009-00
Title: Gold Award
Review: >Open
Media: Xtreme Hardware
Country: Jamaica
Recommended - bit-tech.net
Date: 2009-00
Title: Recommended
Review: >Open
Media: bit-tech.net
Country: United States
Best of Test - Mikrodatorn.idg.se
Date: 2009-00
Title: Best of Test
Review: >Open
Media: Mikrodatorn.idg.se
Country: Switzerland
Heavenly Gold Award - Driver Heaven
Date: 2009-00
Title: Heavenly Gold Award
Review: >Open
Media: Driver Heaven
Country: United States
Highly Recommended - CPU3D
Date: 2009-00
Title: Highly Recommended
Review: >Open
Media: CPU3D
Country: United States
Recommended Award - HotHardware
Date: 2009-00
Title: Recommended Award
Review: >Open
Media: HotHardware
Country: United States Minor Outlying Islands
Very Good - Au-Ja.de
Date: 2009-00
Title: Very Good
Review: -
Media: Au-Ja.de
Country: Germany
Winner Award - HardwareZone.com
Date: 2009-00
Title: Winner Award
Review: >Open
Media: HardwareZone.com
Country: Slovak Republic
4.5 out of 5 Stars Award - HardwareZone.com
Date: 2009-00
Title: 4.5 out of 5 Stars Award
Review: >Open
Media: HardwareZone.com
Country: Slovak Republic
Best Performance Award - Hardware Arena
Date: 2009-00
Title: Best Performance Award
Review: -
Media: Hardware Arena
Country: Turkey
Recommended - Neo
Date: 2009-00
Title: Recommended
Review: >Open
Media: Neo
Country: United States Minor Outlying Islands
Editor's Choice Award - Extrahardware
Date: 2009-00
Title: Editor's Choice Award
Review: >Open
Media: Extrahardware
Country: Czech Republic

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 1.H
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2011-02-18
Download download File Size 0.83 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description - Update CPU AGESA code.
Version 1.G
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2010-12-01
Download download File Size 0.83 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description - Update memory module.
- Improved system compatibility.
Version 1.F
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2010-09-14
Download download File Size 0.83 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description - Update Agesa CPU module to 8.00.12_CPU-AGESAv3_13.71.
- Fix Disable Unlock CPU core system hang 0FFh after unlock CPU successfully.
Version 1.E
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2010-08-10
Download download File Size 0.83 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description - Support AMD 6 core CPU.
- Fixed system report incorrect HDD size during POST.
Version 1.D
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2010-07-08
Download download File Size 0.83 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description - Update CPU AGESA code.
Version 1.C
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2010-04-29
Download download File Size 0.83 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description - Support AMD 6 core CPU.
Version 1.B
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2010-04-23
Download download File Size 0.83 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description - Update CPU AGESA code.
- Update RAID ROM.
- Update LAN ROM.
- Improved memory compatibility.
Version 1.A
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2010-04-09
Download download File Size 0.83 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description - Add Energy Star LOGO.
- Support HDD to 4294.9T.
Version 1.9
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2010-01-13
Download download File Size 0.82 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description - Update AGESA code.
- Update RAID ROM.
- Support EUP.
Version 1.8
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2009-12-24
Download download File Size 0.82 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description - Update AGESA code.
- Update M-Flash module.
- Update SB module.
Version 1.7
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2009-10-19
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description - Update AGESA code.
- Update M-Flash module.
- Support AMD unlock CPU.
Version 1.6
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2009-09-24
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note The success of unlocking AMD CPU may still vary according to the AMD CPU use.
Description - Update AGESA code.
- Support 1000GB HDD.
- Update SATA module.
Version 1.5
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2009-08-31
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description - Update CPU module.
- Update LAN ROM.
- Support Logitech Illuminated USB keyboard.
- Fixed system report incorrect memory size when install 4G memory.
Version 1.4
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2009-07-02
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description - Update CPU module.
- Update memory module.
- Support NPRP project.
Version 1.3
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2009-04-27
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description - Update CPU module.
- Update memory module.
- Update NB module.
Version 1.2
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2009-03-31
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description - Update CPU module.
- Update memory module.
Version 1.1
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2009-03-13
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description New BIOS Release
Version 1.0
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2009-02-25
Download download File Size 0 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 (motherboards 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:
Motherboards: Drivers/BIOS/Utilities;
Graphics Cards: Drivers/BIOS

Click here to read the instruction

Driver

Win8 64,Win8 32,Win7 64,Win7 32,Vista 64,Vista 32,XP 64,XP 32,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.
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 64, XP 32
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 64, Win7 32, Vista 64, Vista 32
Download download File Size 776.29 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 64, Win7 32
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 64, XP 32
Download download File Size 5.69 MB
Note
Realtek PCI-E Ethernet Drivers for 790FX
Description Vista32/64: 6.218
XP32/64: 5.776.1115.2010
Win7 32/64: 7.032.1115.2010
Version
Type On-Board LAN Drivers Release Date 2010-11-24
OS Vista 64, Vista 32
Download download File Size 5.39 MB
Note
Realtek High Definition Audio Driver
Description WWinXP Driver Version: 5.10.0.7111
Windows 8/7/Vista Version: 6.0.1.7111
Version 6.0.1.7111
Type On-Board Audio Drivers Release Date 2013-12-09
OS Win8 64, Win8 32, Win7 64, Win7 32, Vista 64, Vista 32, XP 64, XP 32
Download download File Size 220.59 MB
Note
ATI SB7xx/SB8xx RAID Driver
Description ATI SB7xx/SB8xx RAID driver
1. Extract the file and Copy all files to the floppy.
2. Press F6 to install driver through the floppy when booting and loading RAID function.
XP:3.2.1540.24
Vista:3.2.1540.35
Win7:3.1.1540.151
Version
Type On-Board PIDE/SATA Drivers Release Date 2010-05-28
OS Win7 32
Download download File Size 0.15 MB
Note
ATI SB7xx/SB8xx RAID Driver
Description ATI SB7xx/SB8xx RAID driver
1. Extract the file and Copy all files to the floppy.
2. Press F6 to install driver through the floppy when booting and loading RAID function.
XP:3.2.1540.24
Vista:3.2.1540.35
Win7:3.1.1540.151
Version
Type On-Board PIDE/SATA Drivers Release Date 2010-05-28
OS Win7 64
Download download File Size 0.17 MB
Note
ATI SB7xx/SB8xx RAID Driver
Description ATI SB7xx/SB8xx RAID driver
1. Extract the file and Copy all files to the floppy.
2. Press F6 to install driver through the floppy when booting and loading RAID function.
XP:3.2.1540.24
Vista:3.2.1540.35
Win7:3.1.1540.151
Version
Type On-Board PIDE/SATA Drivers Release Date 2010-05-28
OS Vista 64, Vista 32, XP 64, XP 32
Download download File Size 1.16 MB
Note
AMD AMDAway Driver
Description This INF file removes the unresolved hardware detection (YELLOW BANG! associated with devices that do not have the proper driver installed) only.
Ver. 1.0.1.0

If you are using a non-English OS, please enter "setup.exe /el" in command line from your download directory to install this program.

Version
Type Others Drivers Release Date 2006-07-04
OS Vista 64, Vista 32
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note
AMD AMDAway Driver
Description This INF file removes the unresolved hardware detection (YELLOW BANG! associated with devices that do not have the proper driver installed) only.
Ver. 1.0.1.0

If you are using a non-English OS, please enter "setup.exe /el" in command line from your download directory to install this program.

Version
Type Others Drivers Release Date 2006-07-04
OS XP 32
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note
AMD AMDAway Driver
Description This INF file removes the unresolved hardware detection (YELLOW BANG! associated with devices that do not have the proper driver installed) only.
Ver. 1.0.1.0

If you are using a non-English OS, please enter "setup.exe /el" in command line from your download directory to install this program.

Version
Type Others Drivers Release Date 2006-07-04
OS XP 64
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 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

Utility

Win8 64,Win8 32,Win7 64,Win7 32,Vista 64,Vista 32,XP 64,XP 32,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.
Super Charger (W8)
Description The utility for msi products to charge Apple iPad/iPhone series.
Version 1.2.025
Type Utility Release Date 2014-04-17
OS Win8 64, Win8 32, Win7 64, Win7 32, Vista 64, Vista 32, XP 64, XP 32
Download download File Size 3.15 MB
Note
MSI Control Center (W8)
Description The utility for PC overclocking, overvotage and power saving.
Version 1.0.230
Type Utility Release Date 2012-11-14
OS Win8 64, Win8 32, Win7 64, Win7 32, Vista 64, Vista 32, XP 64, XP 32
Download download File Size 6.44 MB
Note
AMD OverDrive
Description AOD in general provides users the ability to maximize the capability, flexibility, and adjustability of the AMD processor and chipset products; it allows user to tune parameters to ensure system stability, optimize performance, and control cooling/acoustic characteristics. The target of AOD is to provide an all-in-one utility which can deliver all-around stellar operation.
Version 3.2.1
Type Utility Release Date 2011-08-10
OS Vista 64, Vista 32, XP 32
Download download File Size 23.47 MB
Note
GreenPowerII
Description Utility for PC power saving
Version 2.0.140
Type Utility Release Date 2010-12-03
OS Win7 64, Win7 32, Vista 64, Vista 32, XP 64, XP 32
Download download File Size 1.75 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 64, Vista 32, 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 Multi-Language 9.32 MB download 2010-07-15
1.0 Multi-Language 15.81 MB download 2009-02-16
1.0 English 7.73 MB download 2009-01-22

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

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