P55A Fuzion

Intel® P55 based motherboard

• Fuzion Technology: flexible upgradability and great 3D performance
• Superb Stability: Military Class Components
• OC Genie + Super Unlock: boost CPU performance to 4GHz
• Support SATA6Gb/s & USB 3.0
• Lossless 24bit/192kHz HD Audio

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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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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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Fuzion

The award-winning Fuzion is the world’s 1st motherboard equipped with Fuzion Technology. In order to offer the impressive Fuzion Technology to more gamers, MSI has decided to launch the Fuzion Series motherboards. The all-new Msi’s Fuzion series can offer the most flexible upgrade options, allowing users to install cross-vendor GPUs in a single system. The MSI Fuzion series can deliver ultimate gaming performance by load-balancing graphical processing tasks.

Features
- Combine ANY 1 NVIDIA + ANY 1 ATI graphics card for multi-GPU processing
- Smoothest game-play from NVIDIA or Superior image textures from ATI (NVIDIA PhysX & ATI Stream)
- The Smartest Upgrade Solution

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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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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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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


 

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.

 

Recommended
2010-12
Poland
7456
Editor's Choice Award
2010-10
Turkey
7152
Innovative Product Award
2010-10
Italy
7153
Silver Award
2010-10
Indonesia
7227
Score: 9 out of 10
2010-09
United States Minor Outlying Islands
7114
Hot Product Award
2010-08
United States Minor Outlying Islands
7025
Recommended Award
2010-08
Switzerland
6957
For Innovation Award
2010-08
Ukraine
7047
Good Innovation Award
2010-08
Trinidad and Tobago
7048
Good Performance Award
2010-08
Trinidad and Tobago
7049
Good Product Award
2010-07
Portugal
6979
  • Socket
    1156
  • CPU (Max Support)
    G6950/i3/i5/i7
  • Baseclock/Hyper Transport
    6.4GT/s
  • Chipset
    Intel® P55+Lucid® LT22102
  • DDR3 Memory
    DDR3 1066/1333/1600*/2000*/2133*(OC)
  • Memory Channel
    Dual
  • DIMM Slots
    4
  • Max Memory (GB)
    16
  • PCI-Ex16
    2
  • PCI-E Gen
    Gen2 (1x16, 1x16)
  • PCI-Ex1
    2
  • PCI
    2
  • SATAIII
    2
  • SATAII
    6
  • RAID
    0/1/5/10
  • TPM (header)
    1
  • LAN
    10/100/1000*1
  • USB 3.0 ports (Rear)
    1
  • USB 2.0 ports (Rear)
    6
  • Audio ports (Rear)
    6+Coaxial SPDIF/Optical SPDIF
  • 1394 ports (Rear)
    1
  • Form Factor
    ATX
  • DrMOS
    Y
  • APS
    Y
  • SLI
    Y
  • CrossFire
    Y

 

  1. 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. 2. The color of the product might be affected by photography and the monitor's setting, which might be different from the real product.

 


CPU

• Supports Intel® i3 / i5 / i7 based processors & Pentium G6950 in LGA1156 package.
Please refer to CPU Support for compatible CPU; the above description is for reference only.


Chipset

• Intel® P55 Chipset
- Hi-Speed USB (USB2.0) controller, 480Mb/sec.
- 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.

• Lucid® LT22102 Chipset

 

  Windows Vista (SP2) 32-bit  

  Windows Vista (SP2) 64-bit 

    Windows 7 32-bit   

    Windows 7 64-bit   

 Fuzion N-Mode 

Y

Y

Y

Y

Fuzion A-Mode

Y

Y

Y

Y

Fuzion X-Mode

N/A

N/A

Y

Y


- This chipset supports A-mode, N-mode and X-mode, X-mode can only work with Microsoft Windows® 7 
• Supported Operating Systems
- Microsoft Windows® Vista (SP2) 32-bit and 64-bit
- Microsoft Windows® 7 OS 32-bit and 64-bit

• Microsoft Windows® Editions include:
- Windows Vista Home Basic
- Windows Vista Home Premium
- Windows Vista Business
- Windows Vista Enterprise Edition
- Windows Vista Ultimate
- Windows 7 Home Premium
- Windows 7 Professional
- Windows 7 Ultimate

• Supported graphic libraries
- DirectX 9
- DirectX 10
- DirectX 11

* Lucid® LT22102 chipset allows you can use the graphics cards from different vendors. To make A-mode, N-mode and X-mode work, you need to install the software drivers we provide. If your graphics cards are under ATI 4xxx, using driver 1.3.105 will get better perfomace. If you are using ATI 5xxx, you must install driver 1.4.106.  Please check Driver 1.3.105 readme and Driver 1.5.106 readme for more information.

* For Multi-GPU Computing driver ver 1.3.105 we recommend you install NVIDIA graphic card to the first PCI-E X16 slot while running X mode
     
* For Multi-GPU Computing driver ver 1.5.106 we recommend you connect the display to the stronger graphics card while running non-identical A&N modes and X mode
     
* This message would update on web page if needed when new Multi-GPU Computing driver has any further suggestion.


Main Memory

• Supports four unbuffered DIMM of 1.5 Volt DDR3 1066/1333/1600*/2000*/2133* (OC) DRAM, 16GB Max
- Supports 1Gb/ 2Gb/ 4Gb DRAM size
- Supports Dual channel mode


Slots

• 2 PCI Express gen2 x16 slots
- supports ATI® Crossfire™  & Fuzion N-mode, A-mode & X-mode
• 2 PCI Express gen2 x1 slots
• 2 PCI slots, support 3.3V/ 5V PCI bus Interface


On-Board SATA

SATAII controller integrated in Intel P55 chipset
- Up to 3Gb/s transfer speed.
- Supports six SATAII ports (SATA1~SATA6) by P55
- Supports AHCI controller with AHCI / SATA RAID 0/1/5/10 by P55.

SATAIII controller integrated in Marvell® SE9128 chipset
- Up to 6Gb/s transfer speed.
- SATA7 & SATA8 support RAID 0/1 mode by Marvell® SE9128

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


USB 3.0

• 2 USB 3.0 ports by NEC® uPD720200F1 (Rear panel x1, pinheader x1)


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 one 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
- 8-pin ATX 12V power connector 
- 6-pin VGA 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
- 3 x USB 2.0 connectors
- 1 x USB 3.0 connector
- 6 x Serial ATAII connectors
- 2 x Serial ATAIII connectors
- 1 x IEEE1394 connector support additional 1 port
- 1 x Reset Button
- 1 x Power Button
- 1 x Clear CMOS jumper
- 1 x SPDIF-out connector
- 1 x TPM module connector
- 1 x OC Genie Button


Back Panel I/O Ports

- 1 x PS/2 Keyboard port
- 1 x PS/2 Mouse port
- 1 x Clear CMOS button
- 1 x Coaxial SPDIF-out
- 1 x Optical SPDIF-out
- 1 x IEEE1394 port 
- 1 x RJ45 LAN Jack
- 6 x USB 2.0 ports
- 1 x USB 3.0 ports (blue)
- 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

• 30.5cm(L) x 24.3cm(W) ATX Form Factor

Mounting

• 9 mounting holes.


Product Accessories

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

 

  1. 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. 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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