Big Bang-XPower

Overview

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Military Class

The perfect trinity of quality, stability and efficiency all exist at one motherboard to meet end user expectations. The MSI Military Class 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.


Icy Choke
Unbelievable Stability & Lower temperature!!
Compared to the traditional ferrite choke, the Icy Choke provides higher power efficiency and a more stable power supply, which also fulfills power users need for idealized environment with turbo speed and low operating temperatures.



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

In the past, users needed to adjust settings for CPU and Memory in BIOS menu to overclock. The relation between these ratios and clocks speeds are extremely complicated, taking up to 30 minutes to find the right settings for an optimized PC.  OC Genie simplifies it all into one button press. Where high-end CPUs are usually priced around 1000 USD, OC Genie allows you to take a 200 USD CPU (1/5 the price) to reach the same performance. Your C/P ratio rises up 500% immediately for the ultimate value.
   
Features
- The world's first Auto Overclocking Processor
- Upgrade full system performance in 1 sec
- Auto detect overclocking settings of CPU and Memory
- Compatible with Intel/AMD platform


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HI-c CAP on PWM

Server grade Hi-c CAP, which has a core that features the rare element Tantalum, offers high temperature durability and stability. Often used in harsh, high temperature environments or high precision operations, it offers a lifecycle more than 8 times longer than solid state capacitors and provides both ultra high stability and performance. Hi-c CAP is comprised by rear Tantalum which is an extremely expensive but steady metal. Under 65℃ operating environment, Hi-c CAP can last over 200 years life long which overtakes all the solid capacitors and is the best capacitor in the industry. Furthermore, Tantalum's high stability greatly reduces electricity less package and provides high quality power supply.

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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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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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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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Superpipe

MSI introduces the SuperPipe cooling design that utilizes 8mm full copper heat-pipe, 60% thicker than traditional pipes, and is also the thickest heat-pipe in the market.  According to tests, the MSI motherboards with SuperPipe run 50℃ cooler than those without, proving that MSI’s SuperPipe offers the most effective chipset cooling in the market.
 
Features
- 8mm Extra Thick HeatPipe
- 60% Thicker Than Traditional HeatPipe
- Thickest HeatPipe Used on Motherboard

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V-Check Points

The V-Check Points function provide power measurement pins for users to  measure the CPU and RAM voltages with a multimeter. The feature can help save advanced overclockers valuable time by eliminating the need for manual circuit modification. The feature can be indispensable during overclocking competitions.

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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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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

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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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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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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

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

The perfect trinity of quality, stability and efficiency all exist at one motherboard to meet end user expectations. The MSI Military Class 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.


Icy Choke
Unbelievable Stability & Lower temperature!!
Compared to the traditional ferrite choke, the Icy Choke provides higher power efficiency and a more stable power supply, which also fulfills power users need for idealized environment with turbo speed and low operating temperatures.



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

OC Genie

In the past, users needed to adjust settings for CPU and Memory in BIOS menu to overclock. The relation between these ratios and clocks speeds are extremely complicated, taking up to 30 minutes to find the right settings for an optimized PC.  OC Genie simplifies it all into one button press. Where high-end CPUs are usually priced around 1000 USD, OC Genie allows you to take a 200 USD CPU (1/5 the price) to reach the same performance. Your C/P ratio rises up 500% immediately for the ultimate value.
   
Features
- The world's first Auto Overclocking Processor
- Upgrade full system performance in 1 sec
- Auto detect overclocking settings of CPU and Memory
- Compatible with Intel/AMD platform


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HI-c CAP on PWM

Server grade Hi-c CAP, which has a core that features the rare element Tantalum, offers high temperature durability and stability. Often used in harsh, high temperature environments or high precision operations, it offers a lifecycle more than 8 times longer than solid state capacitors and provides both ultra high stability and performance. Hi-c CAP is comprised by rear Tantalum which is an extremely expensive but steady metal. Under 65℃ operating environment, Hi-c CAP can last over 200 years life long which overtakes all the solid capacitors and is the best capacitor in the industry. Furthermore, Tantalum's high stability greatly reduces electricity less package and provides high quality power supply.

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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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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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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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Superpipe

MSI introduces the SuperPipe cooling design that utilizes 8mm full copper heat-pipe, 60% thicker than traditional pipes, and is also the thickest heat-pipe in the market.  According to tests, the MSI motherboards with SuperPipe run 50℃ cooler than those without, proving that MSI’s SuperPipe offers the most effective chipset cooling in the market.
 
Features
- 8mm Extra Thick HeatPipe
- 60% Thicker Than Traditional HeatPipe
- Thickest HeatPipe Used on Motherboard

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V-Check Points

The V-Check Points function provide power measurement pins for users to  measure the CPU and RAM voltages with a multimeter. The feature can help save advanced overclockers valuable time by eliminating the need for manual circuit modification. The feature can be indispensable during overclocking competitions.

featurePic

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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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

featurePic

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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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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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

Basic Specifications

Socket 1366
CPU (Max Support) i7
FSB/BCLK/Hyper Transport Bus 6.4GT/s
Chipset Intel® X58+ICH10R
DDR3 Memory DDR3 800/1066/1333/1600*/1800*/2133* (OC)
Memory Channel Triple
DIMM Slots 6
Max Memory (GB) 24
PCI-Ex16 6
PCI-E Gen Gen2 (2x16, 2x8, 2x4)
PCI-Ex1 1
SATAIII 2
SATAII 6
RAID 0/1/5/10
TPM (header) 1
LAN 10/100/1000*2
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
D-LED2 Y
Green Power Genie 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® i7 based processors in LGA1366 package.
Please refer to CPU Support for compatible CPU; the above description is for reference only.

Chipset

• Intel® X58 Chipset

- Supports QPI up to 25.6 GB/s

• Intel® ICH10R Chipset
- Hi-Speed USB (USB2.0) controller, 480Mb/sec, up to 12 ports.
- 6 SATAII ports with transfer rate up to 3Gb/s.
- PCI Master v2.3, I/O APIC.
- ACPI 2.0 compliant.
- Serial ATA RAID 0/1/5/10.
- Integrated AHCI controller.


Main Memory

• Supports six unbuffered DIMM of 1.5 Volt DDR3 1066/1333/1600*/1800*/2000*/2133* (OC) DRAM, 24GB Max
- Supports 1GB/ 2GB/ 4GB DRAM size
- Supports x8 / x16 data lines per DIMM
- Supports up to 3 channel mode


Slots

• 6 PCI Express 2.0 slots
- PCI_E2 & PCI_E5 support up to PCIE x16 speed   
- PCI_E4 & PCI_E6 support up to PCIE x8 speed
- PCI_E3 & PCI_E7 support up to PCIE x4 speed
• 1 PCI Express 1.1 x1 slot

On-Board SATA

SATA controller integrated in Intel ICH10R/Marvell® 88SE9128/JMicron® JMB362 chipset
- Supports six SATAII ports (SATA1~SATA6) by ICH10R
- Supports two SATAIII ports (SATA7~SATA8) by Marvell® 88SE9128.
- Supports one eSATA & one eSATA / USB 2.0 combo port by JMicron JMB362.
- Supports AHCI controller with AHCI / SATA RAID 0/1/5/10 by ICH10R.
- SATA7 & SATA8 support RAID 0/1 mode by Marvell® 88SE9128

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 

• QuantumWave Audio card
- Creative EAX Advanced HD 5.0
- THX TruStudio PC
- Creative Alchemy
- 7.1 Channel High Definition Audio Codec with jack sensing
• Chipset integrated by Realtek® ALC889
- Compliant with Azalia 1.0 Spec
- Meet Microsoft Vista Premium spec
* For better audio performance, we recommend installing THX
 

MSI Reminds You...
• Based on different PC case design, please remove the screw near the 1st PCI-e slot if there is any issue on the installation of the audio card.

 

 
LAN 

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


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 power connector 
- CPU x 1 / System x 4 FAN connectors
- CD-in connector
- Front panel audio connector
- Front panel connector
- 1 x chasis intrusion connector
- 2 x USB 2.0 connectors
- 6 x Serial ATAII connectors
- 2 x Serial ATAIII connectors
- 1 x IEEE1394 connector support additional 1 port
- 1 x GreenPower Genie connector
- 1 x Reset Button
- 1 x Power Button
- 1 x TPM module connector
- 1 x OC Genie Button
- 1 x Over-Voltage switch & 1 set voltage check point
- 1 x set Debug LED Panel
- 2 x Base clock control buttons

 

Back Panel I/O Ports

- 1 x PS/2 Keyboard
- 1 x PS/2 Mouse
- 1 x Clear CMOS button
- 1 x D-LED2 panel connector
- 1 x IEEE1394 port
- 5 x USB 2.0 ports
- 1 x eSATA port
- 1 x eSATA / USB Combo ports 
- 2 x RJ45 LAN Jacks
- 2 x USB 3.0 ports








 

 


BIOS

• The motherboard BIOS provides "Plug & Play" BIOS which detects the peripheral devices and expansion cards of the board automatically.
• The motherboard provides a Desktop Management Interface(DMI) function which records your motherboard specifications.


Dimension

• 30.5cm(L) x 24.4cm(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

Editor's Choice Award - OCAR
Date: 2011-00
Title: Editor's Choice Award
Review: >Open
Media: OCAR
Country: Argentina
Taiwan Excellence 2011 Award - Taiwan Symbol of Excellence Winner
Date: 2011-00
Title: Taiwan Excellence 2011 Award
Review: -
Media: Taiwan Symbol of Excellence Winner
Country: Taiwan
msi-award
Date: 2010-00
Title: Top Intel Mainboard Product of the Year (2nd Place)
Review: >Open
Media: Techno-labs.com
Country: Turkey
Editor's Choice - Motherboards.org
Date: 2010-00
Title: Editor's Choice
Review: >Open
Media: Motherboards.org
Country: United States Minor Outlying Islands
Editor's Choice: Best Product Award - overclockers.ua
Date: 2010-00
Title: Editor's Choice: Best Product Award
Review: >Open
Media: overclockers.ua
Country: Ukraine
Gold Award - Hardware.Info
Date: 2010-00
Title: Gold Award
Review: >Open
Media: Hardware.Info
Country: Netherlands Antilles
Recommended Award - IT Reviews
Date: 2010-00
Title: Recommended Award
Review: >Open
Media: IT Reviews
Country: United States
4.5 Out of 5 Stars Award - TechRadar.com
Date: 2010-00
Title: 4.5 Out of 5 Stars Award
Review: >Open
Media: TechRadar.com
Country: United States
Score: 9 out of 10 - Reviewsor.com
Date: 2010-00
Title: Score: 9 out of 10
Review: >Open
Media: Reviewsor.com
Country: United States Minor Outlying Islands
Recommended Award - Thg.ru
Date: 2010-00
Title: Recommended Award
Review: >Open
Media: Thg.ru
Country: Russia
The Choice of Overclockers - easycom.com.ua
Date: 2010-00
Title: The Choice of Overclockers
Review: >Open
Media: easycom.com.ua
Country: Ukraine
Editor's Choice Award - HotHardware.com
Date: 2010-00
Title: Editor's Choice Award
Review: >Open
Media: HotHardware.com
Country: United States Minor Outlying Islands
Editor's Choice Gold Award - HardOCP.com
Date: 2010-00
Title: Editor's Choice Gold Award
Review: >Open
Media: HardOCP.com
Country: United States Minor Outlying Islands
Performance Award - overclock.pl
Date: 2010-00
Title: Performance Award
Review: >Open
Media: overclock.pl
Country: Portugal
Editor's Choice Award - PureOverclock.com
Date: 2010-00
Title: Editor's Choice Award
Review: >Open
Media: PureOverclock.com
Country: United States Minor Outlying Islands
Gold Award - Overclockersclub.com
Date: 2010-00
Title: Gold Award
Review: >Open
Media: Overclockersclub.com
Country: United States Minor Outlying Islands
Extreme Overclockers' Choice Award - modlabs.net
Date: 2010-00
Title: Extreme Overclockers' Choice Award
Review: >Open
Media: modlabs.net
Country: Ukraine
Must Have Award - KITGURU
Date: 2010-00
Title: Must Have Award
Review: >Open
Media: KITGURU
Country: United States
Gold Award - PC Perspective
Date: 2010-00
Title: Gold Award
Review: >Open
Media: PC Perspective
Country: United States Minor Outlying Islands
Recommended Award - Hizpazone
Date: 2010-00
Title: Recommended Award
Review: >Open
Media: Hizpazone
Country: Sri Lanka
Silver Award - HardwareHeaven
Date: 2010-00
Title: Silver Award
Review: >Open
Media: HardwareHeaven
Country: United States
Best Product Award - PCTURNER.Net
Date: 2010-00
Title: Best Product Award
Review: >Open
Media: PCTURNER.Net
Country: Jamaica
Awesome Hardware Award - TechwareLabs.com
Date: 2010-00
Title: Awesome Hardware Award
Review: >Open
Media: TechwareLabs.com
Country: United States Minor Outlying Islands
Gold Award - OCIA.net
Date: 2010-00
Title: Gold Award
Review: >Open
Media: OCIA.net
Country: United States Minor Outlying Islands
Reviewer's Choice Award - Toxico-PC.com
Date: 2010-00
Title: Reviewer's Choice Award
Review: >Open
Media: Toxico-PC.com
Country: Argentina
The Hall of Fame Motherboard Award - MYCOM Journal
Date: 2010-00
Title: The Hall of Fame Motherboard Award
Review: >Open
Media: MYCOM Journal
Country: Jordan
Power Award - PCLab.pl
Date: 2010-00
Title: Power Award
Review: >Open
Media: PCLab.pl
Country: Portugal
Recommended Award - Realitynet.pl
Date: 2010-00
Title: Recommended Award
Review: >Open
Media: Realitynet.pl
Country: Portugal
Must Have Best Overclocking Award - TweakTown
Date: 2010-00
Title: Must Have Best Overclocking Award
Review: >Open
Media: TweakTown
Country: Australia
Best Hardware Award - Guru3D.com
Date: 2010-00
Title: Best Hardware Award
Review: >Open
Media: Guru3D.com
Country: Netherlands Antilles

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 - Improved memory compatibility.
Version 1.7
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2012-07-27
Download download File Size 1.17 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description - Update CPU Micro Code.
- Update LAN option ROM.
- Update USB3.0 module.
Version 1.6
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2011-03-29
Download download File Size 1.18 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description - Update CPU ID.
- Improved memory compatibility.
Version 1.5
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2011-02-14
Download download File Size 1.15 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description - Update CPU micro code.
- Improved memory compatibility.
- Support 2.2TB HDD.
- Support OCZ PCIE SSD card.
Version 1.4
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2011-01-07
Download download File Size 1.15 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description - Update CPU micro code.
- Improved memory compatibility.
Version 1.3
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2010-08-20
Download download File Size 0.8 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description New BIOS Release
Version 1.2
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2010-06-18
Download download File Size 0.79 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

Click here to read the instruction

Driver

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.
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
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
Intel 3/4/5 Chipset Drivers
Description Ver: 9.1.2.1008
Version
Type System & Chipset Drivers Release Date 2010-07-30
OS Win7 64, Win7 32, Vista 64, Vista 32, XP 64, XP 32
Download download File Size 2.39 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
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 (NonWin8)
Description WinXP Driver Version: 5.10.0.7111
Windows 7/Vista Version: 6.0.1.7111
Version 6.0.1.7111
Type On-Board Audio Drivers Release Date 2014-01-03
OS 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
Marvell SATAIII Drivers
Description Ver: 1.0.0.1047-WHQL
Version
Type On-Board PIDE/SATA Drivers Release Date 2010-11-24
OS Win7 64, Win7 32, Vista 64, Vista 32, XP 64, XP 32
Download download File Size 1.32 MB
Note
Intel ICH10R SATA RAID Driver (For floppy driver)
Description Intel ICH10R SATA 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.
Version
Type On-Board PIDE/SATA Drivers Release Date 2010-06-08
OS Win7 64, Win7 32, Vista 64, Vista 32, XP 64, XP 32
Download download File Size 0.58 MB
Note

Utility

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 (NonWin8)
Description The utility for msi products to charge Apple iPad/iPhone4.
Version 1.2.024
Type Utility Release Date 2014-04-03
OS Win7 64, Win7 32, Vista 64, Vista 32, XP 64, XP 32
Download download File Size 3.15 MB
Note
Live Update 5 (NonWin8)
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 Win7 64, Win7 32, Vista 64, Vista 32, XP 64, XP 32
Download download File Size 9.64 MB
Note
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
MSI Control Center (Non Win8)
Description The utility for PC overclocking, overvotage and power saving.
Version 1.0.230
Type Utility Release Date 2012-11-14
OS Win7 64, Win7 32, Vista 64, Vista 32, XP 64, XP 32
Download download File Size 6.44 MB
Note
Intel Turbo Boost Monitor (NonWin8)
Description Intel Turbo Boost Monitor Utility
Version 2.6.2.0
Type Utility Release Date 2012-10-31
OS Win7 64, Win7 32
Download download File Size 22.01 MB
Note
DirectOC
Description Utility for CPU clock OSD display and over clocking.
Version 1.0.018
Type Utility Release Date 2010-06-09
OS Win7 64, Win7 32, Vista 64, Vista 32
Download download File Size 2.25 MB
Note
Marvell RAID Tool for SATAIII
Description Marvell RAID Tool for SATAIII
Version 4.1.0.1610
Type Utility Release Date 2010-02-26
OS Win7 64, Win7 32, Vista 64, Vista 32, XP 64, XP 32
Download download File Size 36.43 MB
Note
Marvell SATAIII Management Utility
Description Marvell SATAIII Management Utility
Version 4.1.0.1601
Type Utility Release Date 2010-01-15
OS Win7 64, Win7 32, Vista 64, Vista 32, XP 64, XP 32
Download download File Size 12.73 MB
Note
Drive Booster Manager
Description eSATA Manager Interface
Version 0.09.44
Type Utility Release Date 2009-07-24
OS Win7 64, Win7 32, Vista 64, Vista 32, XP 64, XP 32
Download download File Size 5.92 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

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 11.24 MB download 2010-04-29
1.0 Multi-Language 14.6 MB download 2010-04-28
1.0 English 6.26 MB download 2010-04-20

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!