Z77A-GD65 GAMING

Intel® Z77 Express Chipset

  • Supports 3rd Gen & 2nd Gen Intel® Core™ / Pentium® / Celeron® processors for LGA 1155 socket
  • DDR3-3000 (OC) Memory
  • USB 3.0 + SATA 6Gb/s
  • Killer Ethernet: Kill Your Lag
  • Military Class III: Top Quality & Stability
  • OC Genie II: Overclock in 1 Second
  • Click BIOS II: World's 1st UEFI and Software Graphical User Interface
  • PCI Express Gen 3: World's 1st PCI Express Gen 3 Motherboard Brand
  • Multi-GPU Support: NVIDIA SLI & AMD CrossFire Support
  • Sound Blaster Cinema: Realistic Surround Sound Experience
  • Gaming Device Port: Optimized with Triple Gold-plating for High Frequency Gaming Devices
  • Total Fan Control: Optimize All Fan Speed As You Wish
  • Lucid Virtu MVP: Uncompromised Game Response Performance
  • Super Charger: Quickly Charge your iPad/iPhone/smartphones even under S0/S1/S3/S4/S5 mode

 

 

Let the Games Begin


MSI Z77 GAMING motherboards are designed to provide gamers with best-in-
class features and technology. Backed by the imposing looks of MSI's dragon,
each motherboard is an engineering masterpiece tailored to gaming perfection.

 
 

The Best Gaming Weapons at Hand

The highest frag and the lowest lag with Killer™ E2200
Game networking
Military Class III components
Gaming device port
Optimized for multiple graphics cards
Boosting performance thanks to OC Genie II
Top quality audio solution with Sound Blaster Cinema
Supports DDR3 3000 memory for super fast loading
   

 

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Killer™ E2200 Game Networking
 

 

 
 
Kill Your Lag!

 

The Killer™ E2200 Intelligent Networking Platform is built for maximum networking performance for online games and high-quality streaming media. Featuring Advanced Stream Detect™, Killer E2200 automatically detects and accelerates game traffic ahead of other network traffic for smoother, stutter-free in-game performance and the competitive edge. With this exclusive, automatic traffic prioritization, games and real-time chat get priority over low-level system chatter, giving you the lowest latency for game data on the most controllable network hardware available.


 


 

Through the detection and prioritization of gaming traffic you can finally fully utilize your network without fear of being kicked from an on-line game because of high ping. This enables true multi-tasking without manually enabling or disabling applications, updates and installations. Killer networking actually allows you to use your PC 24 hours a day.

 


     

Gaming Device Port
 


You want more FPS, lower ping, but why use a pro-gaming mouse with old-fashioned standards? MSI Gaming Device Port is optimized for high polling rate mice (500 to 1000 Hz) which lowers your mouse's response time from 8 milliseconds to 1 millisecond! This gives a much smoother mouse response in games. The additional gold plating on the ports enhances the durability drastically and ensures your PS/2 and USB ports are always working when you ship out to a LAN party.

 
Gaming Benefits
 
more responsive
smoother gameplay
faster reactions

Technical Benefits
 
3x more gold than regular connectors
10x longer lifetime when plugging and unplugging
prevents oxidation

 
 


 
 
 

 

 
Top Quality Audio
With Sound Blaster
Cinema

Hear your enemies perfectly, even on an ear-drum shattering battlefield. Thanks to Sound Blaster Cinema, you're getting amazing surround sound with just stereo headphones. Your most important gaming sound effects are reproduced crystal clear allowing you to focus on your game even during extremely long gaming sessions.
 

 
 
Powered by the SBX Pro Studio technologies, Sound Blaster Cinema enables you to clearly hear specific sounds in gaming environments, making your ears a decisive tool on the battlefield.


 

 

Optimized for Multiple Graphics Cards

MSI Z77 GAMING motherboards feature one or more PCI-Express 3.0 slots, perfectly aligned and with enough space for an optimal airflow when using multiple graphics cards. That way, you will never have to worry about an overheating PC, while you are enjoying the best graphics jumping off from your monitor when running a NVIDIA® SLI™ or AMD Crossfire gaming setup.

 

 

 


Military Class III Components

Military Class III is the next step in high quality components. The DrMOS II, Hi-C Cap, Super Ferrite Choke and Solid Caps will make sure that your PC runs more stable under extreme gaming conditions.


DrMOS II

DrMOS is the next-gen Mosfet which is used to deliver the power for the CPU. MSI DrMOS does not waste much power, stays cool and is more power efficient than other powersaving solutions. Because DrMOS is a 3-in-1 chip it delivers much more power with less components needed. This solution gives you the power to break world records.

Solid CAP


With their aluminum core design, Solid CAP's have been a staple in high-end design mainboard designs and provides lower Equivalent Series Resistance (ESR) as well as its over-10-year lifespan.
 

 

 

Hi-c CAP

A Hi-c CAP is a very small, but super-efficient capacitor. Besides ensuring enough spacing around a CPU socket to install large coolers, it also allows for 93% energy efficiency. Thanks to Hi-c CAP's MSI mainboards are the most energy efficient in the market.

Super Ferrite Choke


Super Ferrite Chokes use a Ferrite core that is Super-Permeable. This allows the Super Ferrite Chokes to run at a 35 degree Celsius lower temperature, have a 30% higher current capacity, a 20% improvement in power efficiency and better overclocking power stability.

 

 

OC Genie II

MSI is the world's first to built-in the OC Genie automatically overclocking technology on its motherboard platforms. Now we have implemented the revolutionary OC Genie II button on our GAMING motherboard series. Just press the OC Genie button on the motherboard, or enable the OC Genie function in the BIOS menu and the system's performance will be boosted.

 
 
 

 

Supports DDR3 3000 Memory for Super Fast Loading

Tired of everlasting loading screens? The MSI Z77 Gaming series motherboards offer support for DDR3 3000 MHz memory modules. That way, you will not have to miss out on any gaming action because your in-game levels will be loaded superfast!

 

 

Note: The gaming memory module photo is for reference only. Not a retail product.


 

Super Charger


Shut down and game on! With MSI Super Charger you can simply deliver MORE power to your smartphone, tablet, USB game controller or portable console. This allows you to quickly charge these devices for use when you're not gaming on your PC, eliminating the need for wall power sockets.

 

Click BIOS II


Click BIOS 2 gives an easy to navigate full featured graphical user interface to the traditional BIOS features. Support-ing the latest hardware like 3TB hard drives and a wide range of languages.

 

Total Fan Control

 

Total Fan Control gives you complete control of CPU and system fans* to enable you to find the best balance of fan performance and silence. Because you can also monitor and record all your fan information, a great pool of information is available to base the fan settings on.
*Fan control mode are different by various model,  please find out user manual for you reference. 

 

Dragon Heat-sink


With an awesome product comes an inspiring heat sink! Styled after the iconic MSI GAMING dragon. The heat sink is oversized to provide the best thermal transfer and heat dissipation to enable your PC to just game 24 hours per day.



OC Essentials


A small set of tools that are essential to get the best performance out of your motherboard. These features increase stability, assist in trouble shooting, allow you to keep your complete system in check and allow for simple management. This way you can keep your mind on gaming, but know that you have to tools to maximize your performance.

 

 

  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.

 

Silver
2013-06
Indonesia
MSI presents an affordable price bid. Gaming is the flagship in the line of MSI gaming motherboard At the level of the price offered, three PCI EXPRESS 3.0 x16 slots is enough for multi-GPU configurations.
9270
Recommended Award
2013-05
Israel
Price of motherboard that is relatively competitive. MSI saved additions like WiFi and Bluetooth , which raise the price of the motherboard and removed it from the competition. Israel can be found in the price tag of 960-1040 dollars, the same price level...
8884
Recommended Award
2013-05
Argentina
8834
the Good Award
2013-05
Hungary
8831
Good Award
2013-05
Hungary
“In the end of the LGA1155 era, MSI introduces Z77 GAMING series, separating from the existing ones with new color scheme. We tested Z77A-GD65 Gaming with its red & black design and unique Killer E2200 chip - it is responsible for in game skip-free data m...
8885
The choice of gamers
2013-05
Ukraine
“To summarize. MSI Z77A-GD65 GAMING could be a great buy for users who give their preference to online-shooters or MMO. and have one or two graphics cards. In such a case. the choice of such a decision would be entirely justified.„
8811
Smart Buy
2013-05
Czech Republic
“And what happened to MSI Z77A-GD65 Gaming? The one I was personally very curious. Already by the first information bit disappointed me. however. that with a few changes it's practically the same board as the Z77A-GD65. On the other hand. I have to admit ...
8886
Recommended Award
2013-05
Czech Republic
“MSI Z77A-GD65 GAMING is visually attractive. high-quality well-equipped and well-functioning board for even more good money. The problem is that the normal version GD65. which is based on offers for ordinary users and gamers basically almost the same thi...
8810
Recommended Award
2013-05
Philippines
MSI Z77A-GD65 Gaming motherboard is meant for discerning gamers, and it sports sufficient features to keep overclockers and power users happy. Its price tag of PhP 9,950 makes it just slightly more expensive than most high-end mainstream motherboards. As ...
8883
Value for money
2013-04
Balkan
“As the battle in this segment for each model motherboard already underway appears to best advantage that MSI Z77A-GD65 Gaming is - price. In fact. it is slightly more expensive than regular GD65. and even if you are not a player is a logical upgrade that...
8812
Super Performance
2013-04
Poland
“MSI Z77A-GD65 Gaming is a very good audio chip Realtek ALC898 Sound Blaster with a certificate of Cinema. The included software enables rapid configuration to vary depending on our needs.„
8813
Super Quality
2013-04
Poland
“MSI Z77A-GD65 Gaming is a very good audio chip Realtek ALC898 Sound Blaster with a certificate of Cinema. The included software enables rapid configuration to vary depending on our needs.„
8974
Super Design
2013-04
Poland
“MSI Z77A-GD65 Gaming is a very good audio chip Realtek ALC898 Sound Blaster with a certificate of Cinema. The included software enables rapid configuration to vary depending on our needs.„
8975
Gold Award
2013-04
UK
“Overall we are very impressed with what the MSI Z77A-GD65 motherboard has to offer. It’s clear they are targeting the Asus Republic of Gamer’s range and we believe the Z77A-GD65 is one of the finest motherboards we have ever tested.„
8814
Thumb up
2013-04
Czech Republic
“Robust motherboard specially tuned for players and tweaking and use multiple graphics cards„
8887
 5/5 stars
2013-04
Italy
“The new Z77A-GD65 Gaming MSI has proven to be a product of excellent level. able to fully satisfy both the users gaming that the even more demanding of overclockers.„
8815
the Pure PC 4 Fires
2013-04
Poland
“Network Adapter Intel 82579V has been replaced by the Killer E2205. which recognizes the game and automatically allocates the highest priority to minimize lag. Also. the first two are more USB polling frequency. which improves the response time of the mo...
8816
the Thumb up
2013-04
Czech Republic
8818
the Editors Choice
2013-04
Denmark
“MSI Z77A-GD65 Gaming is the ultimate motherboard for the gamer. no compromises.„
8819
4 Stars
2013-04
France
8817
  • Socket
    1155
  • CPU (Max Support)
    i7
  • Baseclock/Hyper Transport
    100MHz
  • Chipset
    Intel® Z77 Express Chipset
  • DDR3 Memory
    1066/1333/1600*/1866*/2000*/2133*(OC), 2200*/2400*/2600*/2667*/2800*/3000*(OC, 22nm CPU required)
  • Memory Channel
    Dual
  • DIMM Slots
    4
  • Max Memory (GB)
    32
  • PCI-Ex16
    3
  • PCI-E Gen
    Gen3 (16, 8, 4)
  • PCI-Ex1
    4
  • SATAIII
    4
  • SATAII
    4
  • RAID
    0/1/5/10
  • TPM (header)
    1
  • LAN
    10/100/1000*1
  • USB 3.0 ports (Rear)
    2
  • USB 2.0 ports (Rear)
    4
  • Audio ports (Rear)
    6+Coaxial / Optical SPDIF
  • VGA
    1
  • HDMI
    1
  • DVI
    1
  • VGA Max Share Memory (MB)
    1760
  • DirectX
    DX11
  • Form Factor
    ATX
  • DrMOS II
    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 3rd Gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Core™ i5 / Core™ i3 / Pentium® / Celeron® processors for LGA 1155 socket
Please refer to CPU Support for compatible CPU; the above description is for reference only.
 


Chipset

• Intel® Z77 Chipset
 

Main Memory

• Support four DDR3 DIMMs 1066/1333/1600*/1866*/2000*/2133*/2200*/2400*/2600*/2667*/2800*/3000*(OC) DRAM (32GB Max)
- Supports Dual-Channel mode
* To support DDR3 2200*/2400*/2600*/2667*/2800*(OC), you must install an Intel 22nm CPU
  Note:  DDR 1600 memory support will vary based on the CPU use


Slots

• 3 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slots
• 4 x PCIe 2.0 x1 slots 
 


On-Board SATA

SATAIII controller integrated in Intel® Z77 chipset
- Up to 6Gb/s transfer speed.
- Supports two SATA ports (SATA1~2) by Z77
 

• SATAIII controller integrated in ASMedia® ASM 1061 chipset
- Up to 6Gb/s transfer speed.
- Supports two SATA ports (SATA7~8) by ASM 1061
(If you set external SATA 6Gb/s ports to AHCI mode, we highly recommend that you install Windows 7 or Windows 8.)
 

• SATAII controller integrated in Intel® Z77 chipset
- Up to 3Gb/s transfer speed.
- Supports four SATA ports (SATA3~6)
 

• RAID
- SATA1~6 ports support Intel Rapid Storage Technology enterprise (AHCI / RAID 0/1/5/10) by Intel Z77  
 


USB 3.0

• 2 USB 3.0 rear I/O ports by Intel® Z77
• 1 USB 3.0 onboard connector by Intel® Z77
 


Audio 

• Chipset integrated by Realtek® ALC898
-Supports Sound Blaster Cinema 
 

 
LAN 

• Supports one PCI Express  LAN 10/100/1000 Fast Ethernet by Killer® E2205 Gigabit*
*The Killer Network Manager is only available for Windows 7 and Windows 8 currently. The supported drivers for other operating systems would be available on the website if provided by vendor. 
 

 
Multi-GPU

• Supports ATI® CrossFire™ Technology
• Supports NVIDIA® SLI™ Technology
• Supports Lucid® Virtu Universal MVP 
 

 
Internal I/O Connectors

- ATX 24-Pin power connector
- 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
- CPU x 1 / System x 4 FAN connectors
- 3 x USB 2.0 connectors
- 1 x USB 3.0 connector
- 1 x IEEE 1394 connector
- 1 x Multi BIOS Switch
- 1 x Trusted Platform Module (TPM) header
- 1 x Front Panel connector
- 1 x Front Panel Audio connector
- 1 x Chassis Intrusion connector
- 1 x Debug LED panel
- 1 x Voice Genie connector (optional)
- 1 x MultiConnect Panel connector (optional)
- 1 x V-Check Points Set
- 1 x Power button
- 1 x OC Genie button
- 1 x Reset button
- 1 x Clear CMOS jumper

 

 
Back Panel I/O Ports

- 1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse port
- 1 x Clear CMOS button
- 1 x Coaxial S/PDIF-out port
- 1 x Optical S/PDIF-out  port
- 4 x USB 2.0  ports
- 2 x USB 3.0  ports
- 1 x RJ45 LAN jack
- 1 x 6 in 1 audio jack
- 1 x HDMI® port with max. resolution up to 1920x1200 @60Hz
- 1 x DVI-D port  with max. resolution up to 1920x1200 @60Hz
- 1 x VGA port  with max. resolution up to 2048x1536 @75Hz

MSI Reminds You...
• HDMI, DVI-D & Graphics Card support dual-display function by any two output ports (HDMI+DVI, DVI+VGA or VGA+HDMI).

 


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 24.5cm(W) ATX Form Factor
 


Mounting

• 9 mounting holes.
 

 

 

  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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