Big Bang-Marshal (B3)

Overview

 

 
 
Big Bang-Marshal (B3) Introduction
   
OC Genie II Introduction
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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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OC Genie II

Just press the OC Genie button or enable OC Genie II function in BIOS menu, the CPU performance (P67 series) or the 3D performance of iGPU (H67/H61 series) will be highly improved. Whether users want to watch a high bit-rate HD movie or go online gaming, both can be enjoyed with image performance that is smoother and lag-free!




Features
- Exclusive OC Genie detect hardware configuration
- Intelligently auto set clock/voltage of CPU and memory or iGPU
- Increase overall system performance in 1 second

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Click BIOS

• Universal Extensible Firmware Interface 
• User-friendly mouse-controlled BIOS menu
• Pre-OS Applications(HDD Backup, Game, Memory test)
• 15 languages support

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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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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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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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B3 Stepping Ready

To fix Intel’s 6 Series chipset design error, the SATA problems in its 6 Series chipset, MSI implements the latest Intel B3 Stepping 6 Series chipset on its Z68/P67/H67 motherboards for fixing SATA problems in the Intel Series 6 chipsets. Consumers can now identify the latest MSI Z68/P67/H67 motherboards equipped with the Intel B3 Stepping chipset with the MSI B3 Stepping Ready logo. This provides a more confident way to identify your next-generation P67/H67 motherboard.

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Sound Blaster X-Fi MB2

The Sound Blaster X-Fi MB2 is an audio total solution equipped with many outstanding audio technologies. Sound Blaster X-Fi MB2 offers premium audio quality, effects and features for gamers and PC entertainment enthusiasts.

Support:
EAX Advanced HD 5.0
EAX stands for environmental audio extensions. The aim of EAX is to create more vivid ambience with 3D sound in games.

THX TruStudio PRO
THX TruStudio PRO stereo standard is most commonly used in Hollywood movies. Whether it’s for games or video playback, it can achieve the best sound performance and clarity.

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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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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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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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Instant OC

• Instant MB info monitor
• Intelligently auto set clock/voltage of CPU and memory
• Smart Mode: 4 instant OC modes

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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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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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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

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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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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OC Genie II

Just press the OC Genie button or enable OC Genie II function in BIOS menu, the CPU performance (P67 series) or the 3D performance of iGPU (H67/H61 series) will be highly improved. Whether users want to watch a high bit-rate HD movie or go online gaming, both can be enjoyed with image performance that is smoother and lag-free!




Features
- Exclusive OC Genie detect hardware configuration
- Intelligently auto set clock/voltage of CPU and memory or iGPU
- Increase overall system performance in 1 second

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Click BIOS

• Universal Extensible Firmware Interface 
• User-friendly mouse-controlled BIOS menu
• Pre-OS Applications(HDD Backup, Game, Memory test)
• 15 languages support

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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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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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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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B3 Stepping Ready

To fix Intel’s 6 Series chipset design error, the SATA problems in its 6 Series chipset, MSI implements the latest Intel B3 Stepping 6 Series chipset on its Z68/P67/H67 motherboards for fixing SATA problems in the Intel Series 6 chipsets. Consumers can now identify the latest MSI Z68/P67/H67 motherboards equipped with the Intel B3 Stepping chipset with the MSI B3 Stepping Ready logo. This provides a more confident way to identify your next-generation P67/H67 motherboard.

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Sound Blaster X-Fi MB2

The Sound Blaster X-Fi MB2 is an audio total solution equipped with many outstanding audio technologies. Sound Blaster X-Fi MB2 offers premium audio quality, effects and features for gamers and PC entertainment enthusiasts.

Support:
EAX Advanced HD 5.0
EAX stands for environmental audio extensions. The aim of EAX is to create more vivid ambience with 3D sound in games.

THX TruStudio PRO
THX TruStudio PRO stereo standard is most commonly used in Hollywood movies. Whether it’s for games or video playback, it can achieve the best sound performance and clarity.

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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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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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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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Instant OC

• Instant MB info monitor
• Intelligently auto set clock/voltage of CPU and memory
• Smart Mode: 4 instant OC modes

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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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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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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

Basic Specifications

Socket 1155
CPU (Max Support) i3/i5/i7
FSB/BCLK/Hyper Transport Bus 100MHz
Chipset Intel® P67 (B3)
DDR3 Memory DDR3 1066/1333/1600*/1866*/2133*(OC)
Memory Channel Dual
DIMM Slots 4
Max Memory (GB) 32
PCI-Ex16 8
PCI-E Gen Gen2 (2x16, 2x8, 4x1)
SATAIII 4
SATAII 4
RAID 0/1/5/10
TPM (header) 1
LAN 10/100/1000*2
USB 3.0 ports (Rear) 8
USB 2.0 ports (Rear) 2
Audio ports (Rear) 6+Coaxial/Optical SPDIF
1394 ports (Rear) 1
eSATA 2
Form Factor XL-ATX
DrMOS Y
APS Y
SLI Y
CrossFire Y

 

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

 

Detail Specifications

CPU 

• Supports Intel® Sandy Bridge processors in LGA1155 package.
Please refer to CPU Support for compatible CPU; the above description is for reference only.
 

Chipset

• Intel® P67 (B3) Chipset
• Lucid® LT22102 Chipset

Main Memory

• Supports four unbuffered DIMM of 1.5 Volt DDR3 1066/1333/1600*/1866*/2133*(OC) DRAM, 32GB Max
- Supports 1GB/ 2GB/ 4GB/ 8GB DRAM size
- Supports Dual channel mode
 

Slots

• 8 PCI Express gen2 x16 slots
- PCI_E1 supports up to PCIE x16 speed (when PCI_E3 is empty)
- PCI_E2 supports up to PCIE x1 speed
- PCI_E3 supports up to PCIE x8 speed
- PCI_E4 supports up to PCIE x1 speed
- PCI_E5 supports up to PCIE x16 speed (when PCI_E7 is empty)
- PCI_E6 supports up to PCIE x1 speed
- PCI_E7 supports up to PCIE x8 speed
- PCI_E8 supports up to PCIE x1 speed
- If you intend to install two expansion cards, it is recommended to install them into PCI_E1 & PCI_E5 slots.


On-Board SATA

SATAII controller integrated in Intel® P67 (B3) chipset
- Up to 3Gb/s transfer speed.
- Supports four SATAII ports (SATA3~6) by P67 (B3) PCH

SATAIII controller integrated in Intel® P67 (B3) & Marvell SE9128 chipsets
- Up to 6Gb/s transfer speed.
- Supports two SATAIII ports (SATA1~2) by P67 (B3) PCH
- Supports two SATAIII ports (SATA7~8) by Marvell SE9128
- SATA1~6 ports support RAID 0/1/5/10 mode by Intel P67 (B3) PCH
- SATA7~8 ports support RAID 0/1 mode by Marvell SE9128

eSATAII controller integrated in JMicron® JMB362 chipset
- Supports two eSATA ports (back panel)
- Supports RAID 0/1 & JBOD mode 


USB 3.0

• 2 USB 3.0 internal connectors by NEC® uPD720200F1
• 8 USB 3.0 rear I/O ports by NEC® uPD720200F1 to VIA®  VL810 hub


Audio 

• Chipset integrated by Realtek® ALC892
- Flexible 8-channel audio with jack sensing
- Compliant with Azalia 1.0 Spec
- Meet Microsoft Vista Premium spec
 


LAN 

• Supports two PCI Express LAN 10/100/1000 Fast Ethernet by Realtek 8111E.
 


IEEE1394 / FireWire

VIA® VT6315N chipset
- Supports up to two 1394 ports. (Rear panel x1, pinheader x1)
- Transfer rate is up to 400Mbps.
 


Internal I/O Connectors

- ATX 24-Pin power connector
- 2 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector 
- 6-pin ATX 12V VGA connector
- CPU x 1 / System x 7 FAN connectors
- CD-in connector
- Front panel audio connector
- Front panel connector
- 1 x chasis intrusion connector
- 3 x USB 2.0 connectors
- 2 x USB 3.0 connectors
- 4 x Serial ATAII connectors
- 4 x Serial ATAIII connectors
- 1 x IEEE1394 connector
- 1 x Clear CMOS jumper
- 1 x SPDIF-out connector
- 1 x TPM module connector
- 1 x Serial port connector
- 1 x Voltage Check Point
- 1 x Power button
- 1 x Reset button
- 1 x OC Genie button
- 1 set Debug LED panel
- 1 x Over-Voltage switch
- 1 x Multi-BIOS button
- 4 x PCI-E CeaseFire switches
 


Back Panel I/O Ports

- 1 x PS/2 Mouse/Keyboard port
- 8 x USB 3.0 ports
- 1 x Clear CMOS button
- 1 x Coaxial SPDIF port
- 1 x Optical SPDIF port
- 1 x IEEE1394 port
- 2 x eSATA ports
- 2 x RJ45 LAN Jacks
- 2 x USB 2.0 ports
- 1 x 6 in 1 audio jack
 


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

• 34.5cm(L) x 26.4cm(W) XL-ATX Form Factor

Mounting

• 12 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

Best Product 1/2012 - CHIP
Date: 2011-00
Title: Best Product 1/2012
Review: -
Media: CHIP
Country: Ukraine
Quick PC Editor's Choice - Quick PC
Date: 2011-00
Title: Quick PC Editor's Choice
Review: -
Media: Quick PC
Country: Thailand
 Gold Award - Vortez.net
Date: 2011-00
Title: Gold Award
Review: >Open
Media: Vortez.net
Country: UK
 CHIP TIP HOT AWARD  - CHIP Indonesia
Date: 2011-00
Title: CHIP TIP HOT AWARD
Review: -
Media: CHIP Indonesia
Country: Indonesia
Best Overclocking Award with 91% of overall rating - TweakTown
Date: 2011-00
Title: Best Overclocking Award with 91% of overall rating
Review: >Open
Media: TweakTown
Country: Australia
Editors' Choice award - PCnet Magazine
Date: 2011-00
Title: Editors' Choice award
Review: -
Media: PCnet Magazine
Country: Turkey
Editors' Choice award - Pckoloji
Date: 2011-00
Title: Editors' Choice award
Review: >Open
Media: Pckoloji
Country: Turkey
Highly Recommended Award - APC Magazine
Date: 2011-00
Title: Highly Recommended Award
Review: -
Media: APC Magazine
Country: Australia
The Choice of Gamers  - EasyCOM.com.ua
Date: 2011-00
Title: The Choice of Gamers
Review: >Open
Media: EasyCOM.com.ua
Country: Ukraine
Best Buy - In4.pl
Date: 2011-00
Title: Best Buy
Review: >Open
Media: In4.pl
Country: Poland
GAMEAXIS Unwired High Voltage - GameAxis
Date: 2011-00
Title: GAMEAXIS Unwired High Voltage
Review: -
Media: GameAxis
Country: Malaysia
Top Product Award - PC Games Hardware
Date: 2011-00
Title: Top Product Award
Review: -
Media: PC Games Hardware
Country: Germany
Editor's Choice: Best Quality - Overclockers.ua
Date: 2011-00
Title: Editor's Choice: Best Quality
Review: -
Media: Overclockers.ua
Country: Ukraine
Editor's Choice award - Techno-labs.com
Date: 2011-00
Title: Editor's Choice award
Review: >Open
Media: Techno-labs.com
Country: Turkey
Power Award - PC PowerPlay Magazine
Date: 2011-00
Title: Power Award
Review: -
Media: PC PowerPlay Magazine
Country: Australia
Editor's Choice Award (Overall Rating: 9 out of 10) - Funky Kit
Date: 2011-00
Title: Editor's Choice Award (Overall Rating: 9 out of 10)
Review: >Open
Media: Funky Kit
Country: Hong Kong
Editor's Choice Award - PCDIY! Magazine
Date: 2011-00
Title: Editor's Choice Award
Review: -
Media: PCDIY! Magazine
Country: Taiwan
Gold Award - Hardware.Info
Date: 2011-00
Title: Gold Award
Review: >Open
Media: Hardware.Info
Country: Netherlands
5 out of 5 Points Award - DinoxPC.com
Date: 2011-00
Title: 5 out of 5 Points Award
Review: >Open
Media: DinoxPC.com
Country: Italy
Great Product Award (Overall Score: 95%) - Tweak.dk
Date: 2011-00
Title: Great Product Award (Overall Score: 95%)
Review: >Open
Media: Tweak.dk
Country: Denmark
Gold Award - Overclock3D.net
Date: 2011-00
Title: Gold Award
Review: >Open
Media: Overclock3D.net
Country: UK
4 Out of 5 Stars Award - TechRadar.com
Date: 2011-00
Title: 4 Out of 5 Stars Award
Review: >Open
Media: TechRadar.com
Country: UK
Recommended Award - TechRadar.com
Date: 2011-00
Title: Recommended Award
Review: >Open
Media: TechRadar.com
Country: UK
9 Out of 10 Award - HardwareZone.com
Date: 2011-00
Title: 9 Out of 10 Award
Review: >Open
Media: HardwareZone.com
Country: Singapore
Power Award - PCLab.pl
Date: 2011-00
Title: Power Award
Review: >Open
Media: PCLab.pl
Country: Poland
Recommended Award - Overclock.pl
Date: 2011-00
Title: Recommended Award
Review: >Open
Media: Overclock.pl
Country: Poland
Good Performance Award - VMODTECH.com
Date: 2011-00
Title: Good Performance Award
Review: >Open
Media: VMODTECH.com
Country: Thailand
Good Innovation Award - VMODTECH.com
Date: 2011-00
Title: Good Innovation Award
Review: >Open
Media: VMODTECH.com
Country: Thailand
Recommended Award (Overall Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars) - ocaholic
Date: 2011-00
Title: Recommended Award (Overall Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars)
Review: >Open
Media: ocaholic
Country: Germany
Tweakers Essential Award - Guru3D.com
Date: 2011-00
Title: Tweakers Essential Award
Review: >Open
Media: Guru3D.com
Country: Netherlands
Editor's Choice Award (Overall Score: 4.5 out of 5 Stars) - tbreak.com
Date: 2011-00
Title: Editor's Choice Award (Overall Score: 4.5 out of 5 Stars)
Review: >Open
Media: tbreak.com
Country: Ukraine

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 BIOS & ME code for Ivy Bridge 22nm CPU.
Version 3.1
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2013-01-09
Download download File Size 5.98 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description - Update BIOS for IvyBridge 22nm CPU.
Version 3.0
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2012-06-07
Download download File Size 6 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
click here

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

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Driver

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

!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.
Marvell SATAIII
Description
Version 1.2.0.1027-WHQL
Type Driver Release Date 2012-12-03
OS Win8 64, Win8 32, Win7 64, Win7 32, Vista 64, Vista 32, XP 64, XP 32
Download download File Size 3.84 MB
Note
Intel Chipset Driver.
Description
Version 9.3.0.1021
Type System & Chipset Drivers Release Date 2013-10-14
OS Win8 64, Win8 32, Win7 64, Win7 32, Vista 64, Vista 32, XP 64, XP 32
Download download File Size 2.69 MB
Note
TPM Device Driver
Description Intel Trusted Platform chipset driver
XP: 2.01.0001.00
Version 2.01.0001.00
Type System & Chipset Drivers Release Date 2012-11-14
OS XP 64, XP 32
Download download File Size 0.06 MB
Note
Intel Management Engine Driver
Description
Version 7.1.52.1176
Type System & Chipset Drivers Release Date 2012-08-30
OS Win8 64, Win8 32, Win7 64, Win7 32, Vista 64, Vista 32, XP 64, XP 32
Download download File Size 4.4 MB
Note For Intel ME FW 7.1 system
Renesas USB3.0 Drivers
Description
Version 2.0.34.0
Type System & Chipset Drivers Release Date 2012-07-12
OS Win7 64, Win7 32, Vista 64, Vista 32, XP 64, XP 32
Download download File Size 16.04 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
Description
Version 6.252.1109.2012
Type On-Board LAN Drivers Release Date 2013-05-10
OS Vista 64, Vista 32
Download download File Size 5.69 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
Intel Rapid Storage Technology Driver
Description Intel Rapid Storage Technology for SATA RAID and AHCI mode.
Version 10.5.0.1027
Type On-Board PIDE/SATA Drivers Release Date 2011-11-21
OS Win7 64, Win7 32, Vista 64, Vista 32, XP 64, XP 32
Download download File Size 11.9 MB
Note
Intel Rapid Storage Technology Floppy Driver (F6)
Description Intel Rapid Storage Technology for SATA RAID and AHCI mode.
Version 10.5.0.1027
Type On-Board PIDE/SATA Drivers Release Date 2011-08-22
OS Win7 64, Win7 32, Vista 64, Vista 32, XP 64, XP 32
Download download File Size 0.58 MB
Note
Multi-GPU Computing Driver v1.7.106
Description Please refer to the installation guide included to install your graphics cards.
Version 1.7.106
Type On-Board VGA Drivers Release Date 2011-10-14
OS Win7 64, Win7 32, Vista 64, Vista 32
Download download File Size 13.86 MB
Note
Multi-GPU Computing Driver v1.3.105
Description Please refer to the installation guide included to install your graphics cards.
Version: 1.3.105
Version
Type On-Board VGA Drivers Release Date 2010-01-07
OS Win7 64, Win7 32, Vista 64, Vista 32
Download download File Size 11.09 MB
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Utility

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

!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 64, Win7 32, Vista 64, Vista 32, XP 64, XP 32
Download download File Size 9.64 MB
Note
Super Charger (W8)
Description The utility for msi products to charge Apple iPad/iPhone series.
Version 1.2.024
Type Utility Release Date 2014-04-03
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
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 64, Win7 32, Vista 64, Vista 32, XP 64, XP 32
Download download File Size 1.32 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 64, Win7 32, Vista 64, Vista 32, XP 64, XP 32
Download download File Size 24.75 MB
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Teaming Genie
Description Utility for integrating two or more physical NIC into a virtual NIC to increase network bandwidth.
Version 1.0.1.3
Type Utility Release Date 2013-09-05
OS Win7 64, Win7 32, Vista 64, Vista 32, XP 64, XP 32
Download download File Size 1.62 MB
Note
Sound Blaster X-Fi MB 2
Description
Version 1.04.02
Type Utility Release Date 2013-08-22
OS Win7 64, Win7 32, Vista 64, Vista 32
Download download File Size 102.24 MB
Note
Marvell SATAIII Management
Description
Version 4.1.0.2016
Type Utility Release Date 2012-12-03
OS Win8 64, Win8 32, Win7 64, Win7 32, Vista 64, Vista 32, XP 64, XP 32
Download download File Size 42 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
1.1 Multi-Language 17.69 MB download 2011-02-24
1.1 Multi-Language 11.83 MB download 2011-02-24
1.1 English 7.24 MB download 2011-02-23
1.0 English 2.95 MB download 2011-02-23

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

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