Big Bang-XPower II

Overview

 

 
 
MSI Big Bang Series
   
Big Bang-XPower II: Powerful Flagship X79 Motherboard
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Military Class III


MSI motherboards maintains the commitment to product stability and reliability by introducing Military Class III components! In addition to the use of Hi-c CAP, SFC, and Solid CAP, MSI now incorporates DrMOS II, the next-generation DrMOS that provides an integrated Double Thermal Protection to maximize the lifespan of components. All Military Class III components have passed MIL-STD-810G certification, making MSI's Military Class III components synonymous with premium quality and ultimate stability.
 

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OC Genie II

OC Genie II can achieve amazing performance increases in just one second! CPU and memory performance are optimized without compromising system stability, significantly saving the time required by overclockers for fine-tuning. Once the user enables OC Genie on MSI's X79 motherboards, the clock rate on a 2nd generation unlocked Intel Core i7 processors pumped from the default frequency to 4.0GHz. The highly increase enables users to enjoy the performance boost from overclocking with ease.

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World's 1st UEFI and software graphical user interface

MSI Click BIOS II provides a consistent user interface both in the UEFI BIOS and in Windows, it provides the most convenient way for users to control system settings and supports touchscreen control.

Benefits
- Graphical User Interface, with touchscreen support
- Simply click or touch and move to change settings
- Full system control, including overclocking, security and information

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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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AMD CrossFire

AMD CrossFire is the ultimate multi-GPU performance gaming platform. Enabling game-dominatig power, AMD CrossFire technology enables two or more discrete graphics processors to work together to improve graphics performance. AMD CrossFire technology allows you to expand your system's graphics capabilities. It allows you the ability to scale your system's graphics horsepower as you need it, supporting up to four AMD Radeon™ HD graphics cards, making it the most scalable gaming platform ever. With an AMD CrossFire gaming technology, the traditional graphics limitation exists no more, allowing you to enjoy higher performance as well as visual experience.

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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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World's 1st PCI Express Gen 3 motherboard brand

With ultra-high 32GB/s transfer bandwidth, PCI Express Gen 3 provides a 2X faster transfer rate than the previous generation, this delivers amazing capabilities for true next generation extreme gaming.

Benefits:
- 2X bandwidth
- Increased efficiency and compatibility
- Extreme performance for current and next gen PCI Express cards

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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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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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Direct OC

MSI Exclusive Direct OC push button, designed for the ultimate overclocker , provides low latency hardware frequency for your processor's base clock to attain the best performance. Direct OC is an attractive function for ultimate overclockers - by pressing the +/- buttons, users can instantly adjust the CPU frequency on-the-fly. Its pure hardware design allows Direct OC to work in any situation without restriction, and, when coupled with OC Genie technology, offers a noticeable performance increase.

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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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Gaming Device Port

Increasing the thickness of the gold-plated layer in the 2-in-1 PS/2 and optimized USB ports to 30um to meet the demand of professional gamers. Besides enhancing mouse sensitivity in games, these improved interfaces deliver a longer lifespan and better stability of connectors and total solution for e-sports mouse control in UEFI BIOS.

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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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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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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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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 III


MSI motherboards maintains the commitment to product stability and reliability by introducing Military Class III components! In addition to the use of Hi-c CAP, SFC, and Solid CAP, MSI now incorporates DrMOS II, the next-generation DrMOS that provides an integrated Double Thermal Protection to maximize the lifespan of components. All Military Class III components have passed MIL-STD-810G certification, making MSI's Military Class III components synonymous with premium quality and ultimate stability.
 

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OC Genie II

OC Genie II can achieve amazing performance increases in just one second! CPU and memory performance are optimized without compromising system stability, significantly saving the time required by overclockers for fine-tuning. Once the user enables OC Genie on MSI's X79 motherboards, the clock rate on a 2nd generation unlocked Intel Core i7 processors pumped from the default frequency to 4.0GHz. The highly increase enables users to enjoy the performance boost from overclocking with ease.

featurePic

World's 1st UEFI and software graphical user interface

MSI Click BIOS II provides a consistent user interface both in the UEFI BIOS and in Windows, it provides the most convenient way for users to control system settings and supports touchscreen control.

Benefits
- Graphical User Interface, with touchscreen support
- Simply click or touch and move to change settings
- Full system control, including overclocking, security and information

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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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AMD CrossFire

AMD CrossFire is the ultimate multi-GPU performance gaming platform. Enabling game-dominatig power, AMD CrossFire technology enables two or more discrete graphics processors to work together to improve graphics performance. AMD CrossFire technology allows you to expand your system's graphics capabilities. It allows you the ability to scale your system's graphics horsepower as you need it, supporting up to four AMD Radeon™ HD graphics cards, making it the most scalable gaming platform ever. With an AMD CrossFire gaming technology, the traditional graphics limitation exists no more, allowing you to enjoy higher performance as well as visual experience.

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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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World's 1st PCI Express Gen 3 motherboard brand

With ultra-high 32GB/s transfer bandwidth, PCI Express Gen 3 provides a 2X faster transfer rate than the previous generation, this delivers amazing capabilities for true next generation extreme gaming.

Benefits:
- 2X bandwidth
- Increased efficiency and compatibility
- Extreme performance for current and next gen PCI Express cards

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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.

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.




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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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Direct OC

MSI Exclusive Direct OC push button, designed for the ultimate overclocker , provides low latency hardware frequency for your processor's base clock to attain the best performance. Direct OC is an attractive function for ultimate overclockers - by pressing the +/- buttons, users can instantly adjust the CPU frequency on-the-fly. Its pure hardware design allows Direct OC to work in any situation without restriction, and, when coupled with OC Genie technology, offers a noticeable performance increase.

featurePic

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

Gaming Device Port

Increasing the thickness of the gold-plated layer in the 2-in-1 PS/2 and optimized USB ports to 30um to meet the demand of professional gamers. Besides enhancing mouse sensitivity in games, these improved interfaces deliver a longer lifespan and better stability of connectors and total solution for e-sports mouse control in UEFI BIOS.

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

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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

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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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 2011
CPU (Max Support) i7
FSB/BCLK/Hyper Transport Bus 100MHz
Chipset Intel® X79
DDR3 Memory DDR3 1066/1333/1600/1866*/2133*/2400*(OC)
Memory Channel Quad
DIMM Slots 8
Max Memory (GB) 128
PCI-Ex16 7
PCI-E Gen Gen3 (16, 8, 8, 8), Gen2 (1, 1, 1)
SATAIII 6
SATAII 4
RAID 0/1/5/10
LAN 10/100/1000*2
USB 3.0 ports (Rear) 4
USB 2.0 ports (Rear) 6
Audio ports (Rear) 6+Coaxial / Optical SPDIF
1394 ports (Rear) 1
Form Factor XL-ATX
DrMOS II Y
APS Y
SLI Y
3-way SLI Y
4-way SLI Y
CrossFire Y

 

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

 

Detail Specifications

CPU 

Supports Intel® Socket 2011 Core™ i7 Processors
Please refer to CPU Support for compatible CPU; the above description is for reference only.
 

Chipset

• Intel® X79 Chipset
 

Main Memory

• Supports eight unbuffered DIMM of 1.5 Volt DDR3 1066/1333/1600/1866*/2133*/2400* (OC) DRAM, 128GB Max
- Supports Quad channel mode

* The maximum 128 GB of system memory can be reached while using 16 GB (or above) memory modules. We will update the memory test report on the website when the new memory modules are available on the market.
* Due to the limitation of 32-bit Windows operating system, when more than 4 GB memory installed, the actual size can be used will be less than that.
 

Slots

• 4 PCI Express gen3 x16 slots
- PCI_E1 supports up to PCIE x16 speed
- PCI_E5 supports up to PCIE x16 speed when PCI_E3 is empty, or supports x8 speed when PCI_E3 is occupied
- PCI_E3 & PCI_E7 support up to PCIE x8 speed
• 3 PCI Express gen2 x16 slots
- PCI_E2, PCU_E4 & PCI_E6 support up to PCIE x1 speed
 


On-Board SATA

SATAII controller integrated in Intel® X79 chipset
- Up to 3Gb/s transfer speed.
- Supports four SATAII ports (SATA3~6) by X79

SATAIII controller integrated in Intel® X79 chipset
- Up to 6Gb/s transfer speed.
- Supports two SATAIII ports (SATA1~2) by X79

SATAIII controller integrated in ASMedia® ASM 1061 chipset
- Up to 6Gb/s transfer speed.
- Supports four SATAIII ports (SATA7~10)

RAID
- SATA1~6 ports support Intel Rapid Storage Technology enterprise (AHCI / RAID 0/1/5/10) by Intel X79
 


USB 3.0

• 1 USB 3.0 internal connector by NEC® D720200
• 4 USB 3.0 rear I/O ports by NEC® D720200
 


Audio 

• Chipset integrated by Realtek® ALC898
- Flexible 8-channel audio with jack sensing
- Compliant with Azalia 1.0 Spec
- Meet Microsoft Vista Premium spec
 


LAN 

• Supports dual PCI Express LAN 10/100/1000 Fast Ethernet by Intel 82579V and 82574L.
 


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 Power connectors
- CPU x 1 / System x 5 FAN connectors
- Front panel audio connector
- Front panel connector
- 1 x Chasis intrusion connector
- 2 x USB 2.0 connectors
- 1 x USB 3.0 connectors
- 4 x Serial ATAII connectors
- 6 x Serial ATAIII connectors
- 1 x IEEE1394 connector
- 1 x Clear CMOS jumper
- 1 x Power button
- 1 x Reset button
- 1 x OC Genie button
- 2 x Base clock buttons
- 1 x Multi BIOS button
 


Back Panel I/O Ports

- 1 x PS/2 Mouse/Keyboard port
- 1 x Clear CMOS button
- 1 x Coaxial SPDIF port
- 1 x Optical SPDIF port
- 1 x IEEE1394 port
- 2 x RJ45 LAN Jacks
- 6 x USB 2.0 ports
- 4 x USB 3.0 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 Performance - Vmodtech
Date: 2013-00
Title: Best Performance
Review: >Open
Media: Vmodtech
Country: Thailand
the Editor's Choice: Original design - Overclockers.ua
Date: 2012-00
Title: the Editor's Choice: Original design
Review: >Open
Media: Overclockers.ua
Country: Ukraine
Test Winner Award - PC Magazin in issue
Date: 2012-00
Title: Test Winner Award
Review: -
Media: PC Magazin in issue
Country: Germany
Editor's Choice - TweakTown
Date: 2012-00
Title: Editor's Choice
Review: >Open
Media: TweakTown
Country: Australia
msi-award
Date: 2012-00
Title: Editor's Choice Award
Review: -
Media: CHIP
Country: Malaysia
msi-award
Date: 2012-00
Title: Silver award
Review: -
Media: GameAxis
Country: Malaysia
msi-award
Date: 2012-00
Title: Innovation Award
Review: -
Media: GameAxis
Country: Malaysia
msi-award
Date: 2012-00
Title: Silver award
Review: -
Media: HWM
Country: Malaysia
WHAT A STUNNER AWARD - VR ZONE
Date: 2012-00
Title: WHAT A STUNNER AWARD
Review: -
Media: VR ZONE
Country: Singapore
Platinum Award - Hardware-Test
Date: 2012-00
Title: Platinum Award
Review: >Open
Media: Hardware-Test
Country: Denmark
Editor's Choice - Techno-labs
Date: 2012-00
Title: Editor's Choice
Review: >Open
Media: Techno-labs
Country: Turkey
Silver Award - PC Update Magazine
Date: 2012-00
Title: Silver Award
Review: -
Media: PC Update Magazine
Country: France
Excellent award - CHIP
Date: 2012-00
Title: Excellent award
Review: -
Media: CHIP
Country: Hungary
TIP CHOICE AWARD - CHIP
Date: 2012-00
Title: TIP CHOICE AWARD
Review: -
Media: CHIP
Country: Indonesia
Editors Choice - Laptopworld
Date: 2012-00
Title: Editors Choice
Review: >Open
Media: Laptopworld
Country: Denmark
Bronze award - PCtuning.cz
Date: 2012-00
Title: Bronze award
Review: >Open
Media: PCtuning.cz
Country: Czech Republic
Performance  Award - PC Labs Turkey
Date: 2012-00
Title: Performance Award
Review: >Open
Media: PC Labs Turkey
Country: Turkey
Bronze Editor's Choice Award - Anandtech
Date: 2012-00
Title: Bronze Editor's Choice Award
Review: >Open
Media: Anandtech
Country: UK
Thumb up - Computer mag
Date: 2012-00
Title: Thumb up
Review: -
Media: Computer mag
Country: Czech Republic
Original design - Easycom.com.ua
Date: 2012-00
Title: Original design
Review: >Open
Media: Easycom.com.ua
Country: Ukraine
The choice of overclockers - Easycom.com.ua
Date: 2012-00
Title: The choice of overclockers
Review: >Open
Media: Easycom.com.ua
Country: Ukraine
Gold Award - Hardware Heaven
Date: 2012-00
Title: Gold Award
Review: >Open
Media: Hardware Heaven
Country: UK
4 Stars - Overclex.net
Date: 2012-00
Title: 4 Stars
Review: >Open
Media: Overclex.net
Country: France
We liked it! - HardwareOC.hu
Date: 2012-00
Title: We liked it!
Review: >Open
Media: HardwareOC.hu
Country: Hungary
Editor's Choice Award! - T-Break
Date: 2012-00
Title: Editor's Choice Award!
Review: >Open
Media: T-Break
Country: Ukraine
We liked it! award - Hardver-Teszt.hu
Date: 2012-00
Title: We liked it! award
Review: >Open
Media: Hardver-Teszt.hu
Country: Hungary
Gold and Approved Awards - Vortez
Date: 2012-00
Title: Gold and Approved Awards
Review: >Open
Media: Vortez
Country: UK

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 VGA compatibility.
- Improved Memory compatibility.
- Update microcode
Version 2.7
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2014-02-17
Download download File Size 5.83 MB
Note *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

**Please reinstall driver after updating BIOS with ME8.
OS: Windows 7
OS: Windows XP
Description - Add more DMI information.
- Improved audio problem when using IVY-Bridge CPU.
Version 2.6
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2013-12-23
Download download File Size 6.27 MB
Note *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

**Please reinstall driver after updating BIOS with ME8.
OS: Windows 7
OS: Windows XP
Description - Update audio table.
- Improved memory compatibility.
Version 2.4
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2013-09-18
Download download File Size 6.27 MB
Note *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

**Please reinstall driver after updating BIOS with ME8.
OS: Windows 7
OS: Windows XP
Description - Update CPU Micro Code.
- Update GOP driver.
- Improved memory compatibility.
Version 2.3
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2013-08-02
Download download File Size 6.24 MB
Note *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

**Please reinstall driver after updating BIOS with ME8.
OS: Windows 7
OS: Windows XP
Description - Enhanced PCI-E display card performance.
Version 2.2
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2013-04-02
Download download File Size 6.03 MB
Note *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

**Please reinstall driver after updating BIOS with ME8.
OS: Windows 7
OS: Windows XP
Description - Enhance system performance.
Version 2.1
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2013-02-21
Download download File Size 6.03 MB
Note *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

**Please reinstall driver after updating BIOS with ME8.
OS: Windows 7
OS: Windows XP
Description - Improved memory compatibility.
Version 1.5
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2012-10-16
Download download File Size 4.14 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description - M-Flash boot function can support USB 3.0 port.
- Improved memory compatibility.
- Support CPU ratio can be keyin directly.

Version 1.4
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2012-08-21
Download download File Size 5.92 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description - Update CPU Micro Code
- Update onboard Intel LAN option ROM.
- Improved memory compatibility.
- Improved gaming mouse compatibility.
Version 1.3
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2012-04-13
Download download File Size 5.91 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description - Update CPU Micro Code
- Optimized CPU OverColocking capability
Version 1.2
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2012-02-14
Download download File Size 4.13 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description - Update CPU Micro Code for Sandy Bridge C1/C2 CPU.
- Update M-Flash module.
- Improved memory compatibility.
- Fix CPU ratio after disable Hyper-Threading.
Version 1.1
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2012-02-01
Download download File Size 4.13 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 2011-12-29
Download download File Size 3.86 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

Win8.1 64,Win8.1 32,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.
Intel Management Engine Driver
Description
Version 8.1.40.1416
Type Driver Release Date 2013-09-13
OS Win8 64, Win8 32, Win7 64, Win7 32, Vista 64, Vista 32, XP 64, XP 32
Download download File Size 51.51 MB
Note For Intel ME8.1 system
Intel Chipset Driver.
Description
Version 9.3.2.1015
Type System & Chipset Drivers Release Date 2013-10-29
OS Win8.1 64, Win8.1 32, Win8 64, Win8 32, Win7 64, Win7 32, Vista 64, Vista 32, XP 64, XP 32
Download download File Size 4.7 MB
Note
Intel Management Engine Driver
Description Intel Management Engine Driver
Version 7.1.21.1134
Type System & Chipset Drivers Release Date 2013-03-22
OS Win7 64, Win7 32, Vista 64, Vista 32, XP 64, XP 32
Download download File Size 3.98 MB
Note For Intel ME7.1 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
Intel Network Drivers
Description
Version 18.3.62.0
Type On-Board LAN Drivers Release Date 2013-10-22
OS XP 64, XP 32
Download download File Size 172.83 MB
Note
Intel Network Drivers
Description
Version 18.5.54.0
Type On-Board LAN Drivers Release Date 2013-10-18
OS Win8.1 64, Win8.1 32, Win8 64, Win8 32, Win7 64, Win7 32
Download download File Size 76.66 MB
Note
Intel Network Drivers
Description
Version 18.3.62.0
Type On-Board LAN Drivers Release Date 2013-10-18
OS Vista 64, Vista 32
Download download File Size 172.83 MB
Note
Realtek High Definition Audio Driver
Description WinXP Driver Version: 5.10.0.7111
Windows 8.1/8/7/Vista Version: 6.0.1.7111

Version 6.0.1.7111
Type On-Board Audio Drivers Release Date 2014-01-03
OS Win8.1 64, Win8.1 32, Win8 64, Win8 32, Win7 64, Win7 32, Vista 64, Vista 32, XP 64, XP 32
Download download File Size 220.59 MB
Note
Asmedia SATA Driver
Description
Version 2.0.8.000
Type On-Board PIDE/SATA Drivers Release Date 2014-03-28
OS Win8.1 64, Win8.1 32, Win8 64, Win8 32, Win7 64, Win7 32, Vista 64, Vista 32, XP 64, XP 32
Download download File Size 3.16 MB
Note
Intel Rapid Storage Technology Driver for X79 Series
Description
Version 12.8.0.1016
Type On-Board PIDE/SATA Drivers Release Date 2013-10-29
OS Win8.1 64, Win8.1 32, Win8 64, Win8 32, Win7 64, Win7 32
Download download File Size 16.8 MB
Note
Intel Rapid Storage Technology Driver for X79 Series
Description
Version 3.8.0.1108
Type On-Board PIDE/SATA Drivers Release Date 2013-10-29
OS Win8.1 64, Win8.1 32, Win8 64, Win8 32, Win7 64, Win7 32, Vista 64, Vista 32, XP 64
Download download File Size 24.16 MB
Note
Intel Rapid Storage Technology Driver for X79 Series
Description Intel Rapid Storage Technology for SATA RAID and AHCI mode.
Version 11.6.0.1030
Type On-Board PIDE/SATA Drivers Release Date 2013-03-25
OS Win8 64, Win8 32, Win7 64, Win7 32
Download download File Size 12.07 MB
Note For Intel RST driver 11.6 version
Intel Rapid Storage Technology Floppy Driver (F6)
Description Intel Rapid Storage Technology for SATA RAID and AHCI mode.
Version 3.5.0.1092
Type On-Board PIDE/SATA Drivers Release Date 2013-03-22
OS Win8 64, Win8 32, Win7 64, Win7 32, Vista 64, Vista 32, XP 64
Download download File Size 2.37 MB
Note For Intel RST driver 3.5 version
Intel Rapid Storage Technology Driver for X79 Series
Description Intel Rapid Storage Technology for SATA RAID and AHCI mode.
Version 3.5.0.1092
Type On-Board PIDE/SATA Drivers Release Date 2013-03-22
OS Win8 64, Win8 32, Win7 64, Win7 32, Vista 64, Vista 32, XP 64
Download download File Size 26.6 MB
Note For Intel RST driver 3.5 version
Intel Rapid Storage Technology Floppy Driver (F6)
Description Intel Rapid Storage Technology for SATA RAID and AHCI mode.
Version 11.6.0.1030
Type On-Board PIDE/SATA Drivers Release Date 2013-03-22
OS Win8 64, Win8 32, Win7 64, Win7 32
Download download File Size 0.64 MB
Note For Intel RST driver 11.6 version
Intel Management Engine Driver
Description
Version 9.5.15.1730
Type Others Drivers Release Date 2013-10-29
OS Win8.1 64, Win8.1 32, Win8 64, Win8 32, Win7 64, Win7 32, Vista 64, Vista 32, XP 64, XP 32
Download download File Size 56.19 MB
Note For Intel ME FW 8.1.40 system

Utility

Win8.1 64,Win8.1 32,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.
Fast Boot
Description Boot faster for MSI products
Version 1.0.1.1
Type Utility Release Date 2014-04-03
OS Win8.1 64, Win8.1 32, Win8 64, Win8 32, Win7 64, Win7 32, Vista 64, Vista 32, XP 64, XP 32
Download download File Size 1.32 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 Win8.1 64, Win8.1 32, Win8 64, Win8 32, Win7 64, Win7 32, Vista 64, Vista 32, XP 64, XP 32
Download download File Size 3.15 MB
Note
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 Win8.1 64, Win8.1 32, Win8 64, Win8 32, Win7 64, Win7 32, Vista 64, Vista 32, XP 64, XP 32
Download download File Size 9.64 MB
Note
Command Center
Description The utility for msi products to overclock & greenpower.
Version 1.0.0.52
Type Utility Release Date 2014-03-28
OS Win8.1 64, Win8.1 32, Win8 64, Win8 32, Win7 64, Win7 32
Download download File Size 22.37 MB
Note
CLICK BIOS II
Description An application for users to control the BIOS settings in O/S.
Version 1.0.123
Type Utility Release Date 2013-11-27
OS Win8.1 64, Win8.1 32, Win8 64, Win8 32, Win7 64, Win7 32, Vista 64, Vista 32, XP 64, XP 32
Download download File Size 19.92 MB
Note
OTP Service
Description OTP Service
Version 1.0.004
Type Utility Release Date 2013-10-21
OS Win8.1 64, Win8.1 32, Win8 64, Win8 32, Win7 64, Win7 32, Vista 64, Vista 32, XP 64, XP 32
Download download File Size 3.3 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
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
Video Genie
Description An utility for visual quality enhancing software for windows screen display
Version 1.0.0.12
Type Utility Release Date 2012-10-30
OS Win8.1 64, Win8.1 32, Win8 64, Win8 32, Win7 64, Win7 32, Vista 64, Vista 32, XP 64, XP 32
Download download File Size 2.18 MB
Note
Easy Viewer
Description A full 3D image browser that supports NVIDIA 3D vision.
Version 1.3.0.9
Type Utility Release Date 2011-11-18
OS Win7 64, Win7 32, Vista 64, Vista 32
Download download File Size 40.81 MB
Note

Manual

!Special Note:

MSI™ provides user manuals (in PDF format) here for download. You can use Adobe Acrobat Reader (Adobe's WEB Site) to open them.

An easy guide for you to assemble your PC step by step, please refer to "Quick Installation Guide".


We suggest using Chrome, Firefox 3.0 or IE 8.0 above browsers to download BIOS, Drivers, etc.
Version Language File Size Download Release Date
1.0 English 7.79 MB download 2012-01-31
1.0 Multi-Language 24.46 MB download 2011-12-12
1.0 Multi-Language 20.7 MB download 2011-12-12

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

Memory Support

OC Memory Support

VGA 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!