Z87-G45 GAMING


Intel® Z87 Express Chipset

  • Supports 4th Gen Intel® Core™ / Pentium® / Celeron® processors for LGA 1150 socket
  • Supports DDR3-3000(OC) Memory
  • USB 3.0 + SATA 6Gb/s
  • Audio Boost: Reward Your Ears with True Quality
  • Killer Ethernet: Kill Your Lag
  • Military Class 4: Top Quality & Stability
  • OC Genie 4: Overclock in 1 Second
  • Click BIOS 4: Easily Fine-tune Your System
  • PCI Express Gen 3: World's 1st PCI Express Gen 3 Motherboard Brand
  • Multi-GPU: NVIDIA SLI & AMD CrossFire Support
  • Sound Blaster Cinema: Realistic Surround Sound Experience
  • Gaming Device Port: Optimized with Triple Gold-plating for High Polling Rate Gaming Devices
  • Total Fan Control: Optimize All Fan Speed As You Wish
  • Fast Boot: Quickly Boot Up & Enter OS in A Few Seconds

 

Best Gaming Motherboard - MSI Z87-G45 GAMING

Let the games begin

MSI 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
  • • Crystal clear sound with Audio Boost
  • • Top quality audio solution with Sound Blaster Cinema
  • • Superb graphics with VGA Boost
  • • Blazing fast booting with Super RAID
  • • Gaming Device Port
  • • Military Class 4 Components
  • • OC Genie 4 & Click BIOS 4
  • • Optimized for multiple graphics cards
  • • Supports DDR3-3000 memory for super fast loading
  • Video
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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.

Network traffic
Game traffic
Other traffic

Audio Boost

Reward your ears with true quality. Get ready for ear-drum shattering sound, with MSI Audio Boost! With Audio Boost we're delivering the highest audio quality so you can enjoy crystal clear sound and music in games.

Because the complete audio circuitry is isolated from other features, you'll enjoy less interference and more stability.

The built-in headphone amplifier allows you to use studio-grade headgear and get the most amazing sound quality out of your gaming PC.

  • • Studio level Integrated 600Ω Headphone amplifier
  • • Golden audio jacks for pure audio signals
  • • EMI shielded audio codec
  • • High quality audio capacitors
ALC 1150
Unamplified signal
OPA1652 amplifier
High quality audio capacitors
Amplified & filtered signal
Golden audio jacks

Top quality audio
with Sound Blaster Cinema

SoundBlaster Cinema features

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.

VGA Boost

VGA Boost

MSI VGA Boost is one of MSI's exclusive ways to support gamers to fully engage in their virtual world.

VGA Boost increases the power limitations for MSI GAMING graphics cards when inserted in an MSI GAMING motherboard. It simply upgrades your Power Tuning and current limits allowing your graphics to boost to higher clock speeds when your gaming graphics get more intense and sustain maximum performance for a longer time.

This is all supported because of the power design for the PCI Express slots and the build quality of MSI Graphics cards. Now, matching MSI gaming hardware not only gives your game PC some fiery red dragon looks, your PC gaming experience will benefit from a safe and powerful boost in graphics.

Super RAID

With MSI Super RAID you can combine hard drives, SSDs and mSATA into blazing fast bootable drives. Load your operating system, videos or even games faster than ever. You can now enjoy the benefits of bigger and faster storage, without all the trouble that normally surround RAID configurations.

Easily Setup The Latest Technologies:

  • • Intel Smart Response
  • • Intel Rapid Start
  • • Intel Smart Connect
  • *Features may vary according to your platform and model

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 and corrosion

Military Class 4 components

Military Class 4 is the next step in high quality components. The Super Ferrite Chokes and Dark CAPs will make sure that your PC runs more stable under extreme gaming conditions.

Dark CAP

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

Super Ferrite Choke

Super Ferrite Choke uses a Ferrite core that is Super-Permeable. This allows the Super Ferrite Choke 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.

Military Class essentials

The core of Military Class 4 is based on the essentials which increase your stability in the toughest conditions.
The humidity protection and high temperature protection ensure your system can survive each environment, no matter how harsh. The new structure of the PCB limits EMI radiation.
On top of that the all the connectors have ESD protection in order to prevent short circuit.

Military Class 4 components
 

OC GENIE 4

 

OC Genie 4 supercharges your speed experience! When used, OC Genie 4 accelerates your entire system and puts it into overdrive! Tuned by the professional overclockers, OC Genie 4 hands you record-breaking performance on a silver plate.

 

 

Click BIOS 4

The MSI Click BIOS 4 is the latest UEFI BIOS with optimizations for Windows 8. Besides that, it also reacts faster, runs smoother and has better mouse support. And all this comes with advanced and cool features.

 

Hardware Monitor

Hardware monitor allows you to take control of your system through Total Fan and check your primary system characteristics in an easy graphical interface.

 

Board Explorer

This feature shows the user a visual representation of all the connectors of the motherboard and displays which devices are connected. In case of a device having a bad connection you can easily trace it with board explorer.

 

OC Profiles preview

With OC profiles you can rapidly switch between settings and you can save up to 8 profiles. In the blink of an eye, you can see the differences between your current system settings and any of the stored profiles.

Optimized for multiple graphics cards

NVIDIA SLI/AMD CrossFireX/VirtuMVP 2.0

MSI 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.

Lucid Virtu MVP 2.0 is the latest GPU Virtualization technology allowing you to utilize your CPU's integrated Intel HD graphics cores in combination with a powerful discrete graphics card to get more gaming performance! Virtual V-Sync is the most important feature for gamers as it allows you to run at a smooth fixed framerate, without compromising in mouse responsiveness, which is the biggest drawback of traditional V-Sync.

Command Center

Total control

MSI's exclusive Command Center software is a very powerful tool to push your motherboard to the max. With a very intuitive touch ready interface, Command Center allows users to tune settings to increase system stability, maximize overclocking performance and adjust cooling features.

Graphical fan control & monitoring

Command Center features a total new fan control interface from which users can control all fans' speed on the motherboard and set profiles. Users can real-time monitor the status of the fans as well as record fan speed, voltage and temperate status into a log file. This feature is both convenient for pro-gamers and overclockers.

Unlimited RAMdisk

MSI Command Center integrates an unlimited RAMdisk with the retail value of $35. With a RAMdisk you can create a virtual drive from your system memory enabling speeds 20x faster than a modern SSD. There are options to load complete game images, you can speed up your browser or your page file which increases your whole system's performance.

Supports DDR3-3000 memory for super fast loading

Tired of everlasting loading screens? The MSI 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!

Total Fan Control

Total Fan Control gives you complete control of all your 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.

 

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.

 

Package content

What's in the box? Check it out for yourself! Besides a plethora of necessary cables and connectors you also get a cool Do-Not-Disturb door-hanger, a slick gaming case badge and a stylish gaming I/O panel.

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

  • Recommendation
    2013-11
    Egypt
    “The heat sink has special design - dragon style with black head and red body. The unique and beautiful design successfully creates a special image of the MSI products.” “Although this motherboard has been classified as middle class for gamers, it cert...
    9280
  • 4 out of 5 star rating
    2013-11
    Ukraine
    Summarizing the review it is to be concluded that the motherboard MSI Z87-G45 Gaming fully accomplishes its mission - to meet the demands of gamers, who want to assemble a system based on the processor with architecture Haswell. Quality of the element bas...
    9281
  • Editor's Choice
    2013-10
    Denmark
    “MSI Z87-G45 GAMING is for the gamers that don’t need to overclock, but gamers can still have a little bit fun if they want to try overclocking. If you compare with GAMING series from other brands, recently, I can say MSI Z87-G45 GAMING has a good perform...
    9309
  • Editor's Choice: Best product
    2013-09
    Ukraine
    “Frankly, we have not expected the MSI Z87-G45 Gaming to be so interesting and well-balanced product. Sophisticated design and high quality manufacturing have provided a good safety factor and sufficient enhancement possibilities.„
    9314
  • Gold
    2013-09
    France
    “Offered at a price of about € 130, this card have everything for her. The price, the look, the performance can not be faulted for that price, especially against its competitor who offer their service at higher rates without improvement.„ Highlights: Lo...
    9310
  • Recommended
    2013-09
    UK
    “covering all the expected bases and built with thought and care in mind, MSI's Gaming motherboards, much like its graphics cards, are solid in every respect.„ “We're struggling to think of any genuinely bad points, which is always the sign of an above-a...
    9315
  • Gold
    2013-09
    Spain
    "What differentiates one from another is exactly what MSI has managed to identify with the surname "gaming"." PROS Definitely a great price for all that we offer MSI OC level more than acceptable for plates that are not specifically designed for that ...
    9311
  • Quality and price
    2013-09
    Spain
    "What differentiates one from another is exactly what MSI has managed to identify with the surname "gaming"." PROS Definitely a great price for all that we offer MSI OC level more than acceptable for plates that are not specifically designed for that ...
    9312
  • Recommended
    2013-09
    Spain
    “With the MSI Z87I you can create a powerful gaming system just like with an ATX or Micro-ATX mainboard, just by adding a graphics card.„ “The MSI Z87I is a very successful implementation of the Z87 chipset on a mini - ITX board. The performance and feat...
    9313
  • Madshrimps Value
    2013-08
    Belgium
    “This humble MSI Z87-G45 Gaming board has been a pleasure to work with from day one, providing most Gamers with the most vital onboard features that they really need.
    9316
  • Real Performance
    2013-08
    United States
    The Z87-G45 sits at the middle of the Gaming series stack, so it doesn’t have all the high-end features found in the Z87-G65. Really that it is missing though are the dedicated overclocking features such as the dual BIOS, on-board OC Genie button and heat...
    9264
  • Gold
    2013-08
    France
    “MSI offers a very complete motherboard Z87 -G45 Gaming, its use is meant to focus on the gaming but its capabilities allow it to expand to other functions. The care given to the audio circuit and network management make it a powerful ally in the world of...
    9317
  • Golden
    2013-08
    United States
    The packaging is quite cool with the dragon logo and large crest. Overall the design is simple yet pulls the style with the dragon in bothe the main image and the crest but its still somple enough with only a few logos to signify key features and even a F...
    9262
  • The choice of gamers
    2013-08
    Ukraine
    “Motherboard MSI Z87-G45 GAMING is designed for high-end gaming systems. and it is a quite balanced solution for this purpose. This model has a high-quality audio subsystem. as well as productive LAN-controller. which is designed to meet the needs of lan ...
    9097
  • Silver
    2013-08
    United States
    Almost two months ago, ccokeman showed us MSI's Z87-GD65 motherboard with full features built around the Z87 PCH and LGA socket 1150 Core series processors. Today I'll be showing you just a step down from that MSI board -- the MSI Z87-G45. For just a litt...
    9263
  • Best Value
    2013-08
    Thailand
    For those who are looking for a motherboard. Intel ® Z87 Express Chipset. , with the beauty that comes with an affordable price, both for Gamer Features and overclocking that full well. The ability to simply drag overclockable CPU. 4th Generation Intel ® ...
    9089
  • Recommended
    2013-08
    Hungary
    “MSI Z87-G45 is the smaller one of LGA1150 GAMING series motherboard. but still have few extras. We must mention mSATA. three card SLI or CrossFire mode. even Killer E2205 LAN chip. With all this the board is around 42-43000 HUF which is not bad with the ...
    9133
  • Platinum
    2013-08
    UK
    “…from a Gaming perspective this motherboard has pretty much everything you’ll ever need. In fact I’m so impressed that I’m going to base my new personal Rig Build on this very board. I don’t think I can really say much more than that…„
    9134
  • the Pure PC  5 fires
    2013-07
    Poland
    “Good quality sound card and network system encounters more enjoyable. strong power section guarantees reliable overclocking. and of great importance in the receipt of the product is also interesting design.„ “Together with the MSI Z87-G45 Gaming also ge...
    9092
  • the Pure PC OC Ready
    2013-07
    Poland
    “Good quality sound card and network system encounters more enjoyable. strong power section guarantees reliable overclocking. and of great importance in the receipt of the product is also interesting design.„ “Together with the MSI Z87-G45 Gaming also ge...
    9093
  • the Pure PC Recommended
    2013-07
    Poland
    “Good quality sound card and network system encounters more enjoyable. strong power section guarantees reliable overclocking. and of great importance in the receipt of the product is also interesting design.„ “Together with the MSI Z87-G45 Gaming also ge...
    9094
  • BEST VALUE
    2013-07
    Peru
    MSI desde un tiempo atrás no viene teniendo acostumbrados a productos de altísima calidad, tanto en sus líneas más hardcore destinadas al overclock extremo y competitivo, como en su línea gaming orientada a los jugadores más extremos y más exigentes, en e...
    9044
  • Silver
    2013-07
    Peru
    MSI desde un tiempo atrás no viene teniendo acostumbrados a productos de altísima calidad, tanto en sus líneas más hardcore destinadas al overclock extremo y competitivo, como en su línea gaming orientada a los jugadores más extremos y más exigentes, en e...
    9045
  • APPROVED
    2013-07
    UK
    “Despite its low price tag. the G45 Gaming performs and overclocks like a much more expensive board. giving us no trouble on the way to our CPU’s peak 4.7GHz clock speed. Even when we did push it too far. the excellent overclock recovery and intuitive EFI...
    9096
  • Silver
    2013-07
    Netherlands
    “As a affordable gaming motherboard. the MSI Z87-G45 Gaming is our first choice. The Killer NIC and Realtek ALC1150 audio codec with Creative software and headphone preamp makes this board a real value to gamers. while the average price is very acceptable...
    9091
  • Good Performanc
    2013-07
    Thailand
    For those who are looking for a motherboard. Intel ® Z87 Express Chipset. , with the beauty that comes with an affordable price, both for Gamer Features and overclocking that full well. The ability to simply drag overclockable CPU. 4th Generation Intel ® ...
    9088
  • Good Innovation
    2013-07
    Thailand
    For those who are looking for a motherboard. Intel ® Z87 Express Chipset. , with the beauty that comes with an affordable price, both for Gamer Features and overclocking that full well. The ability to simply drag overclockable CPU. 4th Generation Intel ® ...
    9090
  • Silver
    2013-07
    Czech Republic
    “MSI Z87-G45 GAMING does have stress. which makes. but hybrid power. Despite the installation of larger blocks of passive area power quite drowning. Fortunately for overclocking. which is by the way similar to other models. the temperature does not increa...
    8995
  • Highly recommended
    2013-07
    United States
    I started my Haswell board reviews off with the MSI Z87-GD65 GAMING, a board I affectionately refer to as the Dragon. I had the opportunity to speak to MSI long before the launch of the Z87-GD65, and many of the concerns I raised were addressed with the Z...
    9046
  • Recommended
    2013-06
    Ukraine
    “Motherboard MSI Z87-G45 Gaming is a very good product which absorbed all the benefits and experience of previous generation and multiplied it by adding a handful of new features. For gamers there is a number of useful features that will make the gameplay...
    8996
  • Recommended award
    2013-06
    United States
    As a whole the MSI Z87-G45 Gaming is a great board for anyone interested in upgrading to Haswell. There are a few things I hope MSI can improve on but most of those could even be fixed with firmware or software adjustments later on. It will be interesting...
    8855
  • APPROVED
    2013-06
    UK
    “It’s well laid out. easily recovers from overzealous overclocking and its EFI is easy to navigate to.”„ “If you want to upgrade to Haswell now then this is a great performing motherboard. „„
    8994
  • Recommended award
    2013-06
    UK
    “…we do have to praise the inclusion of CMOS button and the location and direction of the USB 3.0 internal header.„ “…Want a bit more flexibility with some additional cost? Then the MSI could be the way to go... „„
    8893
  • Gold award
    2013-06
    United States
    The MSI Z87-G45 Gaming motherboard is a standard ATX form factor board targeted at the mainstream gamer. The MSI Z87-G45 Gaming board has support for the 4th Generation Intel Core Processors (Haswell) utilizing the LGA1150 CPU socket. With this motherboar...
    8858
  • APPROVED
    2013-01
    UK
    “‘The Z87-G45 Gaming’s EFI was one of the best on test. being snappier and better laid out than either Gigabyte motherboard…’„ Clear EFI; easy overclocking; attractive design; great price
    9095
  • Socket
    1150
  • CPU (Max Support)
    i7
  • FSB/BCLK/Hyper Transport Bus
    100MHz
  • Chipset
    Intel® Z87 Express Chipset
  • DDR3 Memory
    DDR3 1066/1333/1600/1866*/2000*/2133*/2200*/2400*/2600*/2666*/2800*/3000*(*OC) MHz
  • Memory Channel
    Dual
  • DIMM Slots
    4
  • Max Memory (GB)
    32
  • PCI-Ex16
    3
  • PCI-E Gen
    Gen3 (16,0,0), (8,8,0), (8,4,4)
  • PCI-Ex1
    4
  • mSATA
    1
  • SATAIII
    6
  • RAID
    0/1/5/10
  • TPM (header)
    1
  • LAN
    10/100/1000*1
  • USB 3.0 ports (Front)
    2
  • USB 3.0 ports (Rear)
    4
  • USB 2.0 ports (Front)
    6
  • USB 2.0 ports (Rear)
    2
  • Audio ports (Rear)
    6+Coaxial / Optical SPDIF
  • VGA
    1
  • HDMI
    1
  • DVI
    1
  • VGA Max Share Memory (MB)
    1760
  • DirectX
    11
  • Form Factor
    ATX
  • 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.

 


CPU 

• 4th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 / Core™ i5 / Core™ i3 / Pentium® / Celeron® processors for LGA 1150 socket
Please refer to CPU Support for compatible CPU; the above description is for reference only.
 


Chipset

• Intel® Z87 Express Chipset
 


Main Memory

• Support four DDR3 1066/1333/1600/1866*/2000*/2133*/2200*/2400*/2600*/2666*/2800*/3000*(*OC) MHz DRAM, 32GB Max
- Dual channel memory architecture
- Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
- Supports non-ECC, un-buffered memory
 


Slots
 

• 3 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slots
- The operating mode will be x16/ x0/ x0, x8/ x8/ x0, or x8/ x4/ x4. Please always install expansion card into the PCI_E2 “First”.
• 4 x PCIe 2.0 x1 slots 
 


On-Board SATA

SATAIII controller integrated in Intel® Z87 chipset
- 1 x mSATA port
- Up to 6Gb/s transfer speed.
- Supports one SATA ports (SATA1~6) by Z87 

• RAID
- SATA1~6 ports support Intel Rapid Storage Technology enterprise (AHCI / RAID 0/1/5/10) by Intel Z87
* The SATA6 port will be unavailable when install a SSD in the mSATA port.
** Supports Intel Core processors on Windows 7 and Windows 8.
 
 


USB
 

• 6 x USB 3.0 ports (4 ports on the back panel, 2 ports available through the internal USB connectors)
• 8 x USB 2.0 ports (2 ports on the back panel, 6 ports available through the internal USB connectors*)
 


Audio 

• Realtek® ALC1150 Codec
- 7.1-Channel High Definition Audio
- Supports S/PDIF output
 

 
LAN 

• 1x Killer E2205 Gigabit LAN controller*
* 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 3-Way AMD CrossFireTM Technology*
• Supports 2-Way NVIDIA® SLITM Technology
• Supports Lucid® Virtu Universal MVP 2.0
* Supports Windows 7 and Windows 8. 
 

 
Internal I/O Connectors
 

- ATX 24-Pin power connector
- 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
- 6 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
- 3 x USB 2.0 connectors (supports additional 6 USB 2.0 ports)
- 1 x USB 3.0 connector (supports additional 2 USB 3.0 ports)
- 2 x 4-pin CPU fan connectors
- 3 x 4-pin system fan connectors
- 1 x Trusted Platform Module (TPM) header
- 1 x Serial port connector
- 1 x Front Panel Audio connector
- 2 x System panel connectors
- 1 x Chassis Intrusion connector
- 1 x V-Check Points Set (7x V-Check connectors)
- 1 x Clear CMOS jumper
 

 
Back Panel I/O Ports
 

- 1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse combo port
- 1 x Clear CMOS button
- 1 x Coaxial S/PDIF-out port
- 1 x Optical S/PDIF-out port
- 2 x USB 2.0 ports
- 4 x USB 3.0 ports
- 1 x RJ45 LAN jack
- 6 OFC audio jacks
- 1 x VGA port, supporting a maximum resolution of 1920x1200 @60Hz, 24bpp
- 1 x DVI-D port, supporting a maximum resolution of 1920x1200 @60Hz, 24bpp
- 1 x HDMI port, supporting a maximum resolution of 4096x2160 @24Hz, 24bpp/ 2560x1600@60Hz, 24bpp/ 1920x1080@60Hz, 36bpp


This platform supports dual-display and triple-display function
 

  VGA+DVI-D DVI-D+HDMI HDMI+VGA HDMI+VGA+DVI-D

Extend mode
(Extend the desktop to
the other monitors)

Clone mode
(Monitors have the same
screen)


 


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
 

• 12 in. x 9.6 in. (30.5 cm x 24.4 cm) 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.

 

*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.

 

  • type
    AMI BIOS
  • language
    English
  • update
    2014-02-21
  • description
    - Improved RAID card compatibility.
    - Improve memory compatibility.
    - Updated VBIOS and GOP Driver.
    - Support Next Generation Processors.
  • note
    You must use the following methods to update this BIOS.
    - Use MFlash to update "BIOS + ME"
    - Use MSI LiveUpdate
  • version
    1.7
  • size
    5.97 MB
  • file
  • type
    AMI BIOS
  • language
    English
  • update
    2013-12-09
  • description
    - Improved RAID card compatibility.
    - Improved VGA compatibility.
    - Improved memory compatibility.
    - Improved USB compatibility.
  • version
    1.6
  • size
    5.94 MB
  • file
  • type
    AMI BIOS
  • language
    English
  • update
    2013-09-22
  • description
    - Update CPU Micro Code.
    - Update GOP Driver to 5.0.1035.
    - Update USB modules version to v.4.6.3_USB_08.10.28.
    - Update MFLASH module.
    - Update MSI Multi Language module.
    - Improved memory compatibility.
  • version
    1.5
  • size
    5.92 MB
  • file
  • type
    AMI BIOS
  • language
    English
  • update
    2013-08-18
  • description
    - Update CPU Micro Code.
    - Update VBIOS version to v.2177 & GOP Driver version to v.5.0.1034 .
    - Update MSI Multi Language module.
    - Support Rocket 62X/62XM SATA PCIE card.
    - Improved memory compatibility.
  • version
    1.4
  • size
    5.93 MB
  • file
  • type
    AMI BIOS
  • language
    English
  • update
    2013-06-19
  • description
    - Update BIOS RC code.
  • version
    1.3
  • size
    5.85 MB
  • file
  • type
    AMI BIOS
  • language
    English
  • update
    2013-05-17
  • description
    - Update BIOS module.
  • version
    1.2
  • size
    5.81 MB
  • file
  • type
    AMI BIOS
  • language
    English
  • update
    2013-05-03
  • description
    - Update CPU Micro Code.
    - Update BIOS module.
    - Update M-Flash module.
  • version
    1.1
  • size
    5.8 MB
  • file
  • type
    AMI BIOS
  • language
    English
  • update
    2013-04-02
  • description
    New BIOS Release
  • version
    1.0
  • size
    5.76 MB
  • file
  • title
  • type
    System & Chipset Drivers
  • os
    Win8.1 64, Win8.1 32, Win8 64, Win8 32, Win7 64, Win7 32
  • language
    English
  • update
    2014-03-28
  • version
    9.4.0.1027
  • size
    10.6 MB
  • file
  • title
  • type
    System & Chipset Drivers
  • os
    Win8.1 64, Win8.1 32, Win8 64, Win8 32, Win7 64, Win7 32
  • language
    English
  • update
    2013-10-29
  • note
    For Intel ME FW 9.0 system
  • version
    9.5.15.1730
  • size
    56.19 MB
  • file
  • title
  • type
    On-Board LAN Drivers
  • os
    Win8.1 64, Win8.1 32, Win8 64, Win8 32, Win7 64, Win7 32
  • language
    English
  • update
    2014-01-28
  • version
    1.1.39.1040
  • size
    119.89 MB
  • file
  • title
  • type
    On-Board Audio Drivers
  • os
    Win8.1 64, Win8.1 32, Win8 64, Win8 32, Win7 64, Win7 32
  • language
    English
  • update
    2014-01-03
  • description
    • Realtek High Definition Audio System Software
    • Windows 8.1/8/7 Version: 6.0.1.7111
  • version
    6.0.1.7111
  • size
    220.59 MB
  • file
  • title
  • type
    On-Board VGA Drivers
  • os
    Win8.1 64, Win8.1 32, Win8 64, Win8 32, Win7 64, Win7 32
  • language
    English
  • update
    2014-03-28
  • description
    VGA Driver
  • version
    10.18.10.3412
  • size
    225.14 MB
  • file
  • title
  • type
    On-Board VGA Drivers
  • os
    Win8.1 64, Win8.1 32, Win8 64, Win8 32, Win7 64, Win7 32
  • language
    English
  • update
    2013-12-09
  • description
    .net framework 4.0 is required.
  • version
    3.0.108
  • size
    13.31 MB
  • file
  • title
  • type
    Others Drivers
  • os
    Win8.1 64, Win8.1 32, Win8 64, Win8 32, Win7 64, Win7 32
  • language
    English
  • update
    2013-12-05
  • version
    12.8.2.1000
  • size
    16.8 MB
  • file
  • title
  • type
    Others Drivers
  • os
    Win8.1 64, Win8.1 32, Win8 64, Win8 32, Win7 64, Win7 32
  • language
    English
  • update
    2013-10-09
  • version
    3.0.0.1052
  • size
    2.01 MB
  • file
  • title
  • type
    Others Drivers
  • os
    Win8.1 64, Win8.1 32, Win8 64, Win8 32, Win7 64, Win7 32
  • language
    English
  • update
    2013-10-09
  • version
    4.2.40.2418
  • size
    26.84 MB
  • file
  • title
  • type
    Others Drivers
  • os
    Win7 64, Win7 32
  • language
    English
  • update
    2013-06-20
  • version
    2.5.0.19
  • size
    5.27 MB
  • file
  • title
  • type
    Utility
  • os
    Win8.1 64, Win8.1 32, Win8 64, Win8 32, Win7 64, Win7 32
  • language
    English
  • update
    2014-04-03
  • description
    Boot faster for MSI products
  • note
    1. .net framework 4.0 is required. 2. The default setting is "disable" 3. Fast Boot will delay entering BIOS settings. If you need to enter BIOS, please disable it first.
  • version
    1.0.1.1
  • size
    1.32 MB
  • file
  • title
  • type
    Utility
  • os
    Win8.1 64, Win8.1 32, Win8 64, Win8 32, Win7 64, Win7 32
  • language
    English
  • update
    2014-04-03
  • description
    • Online update BIOS/Driver/Firmware/Utility.
    • Live Monitor auto-detects and suggests the latest BIOS/Driver/Utilities information.
  • note
    For K9VGM-V (MS-7253) mainboard, please do not select the DMI option.
  • version
    5.0.115
  • size
    9.64 MB
  • file
  • title
  • type
    Utility
  • os
    Win8.1 64, Win8.1 32, Win8 64, Win8 32, Win7 64, Win7 32
  • language
    English
  • update
    2014-04-03
  • description
    Utility for msi products to charge Apple iPad/iPhone4.
  • note
    When connect iPad to USB port for charging, please remove other USB devices for stability.
  • version
    1.2.024
  • size
    3.15 MB
  • file
  • title
  • type
    Utility
  • os
    Win8.1 64, Win8.1 32, Win8 64, Win8 32, Win7 64, Win7 32
  • language
    English
  • update
    2014-03-28
  • note
    .net framework 4.0 is required.
  • version
    1.0.018
  • size
    42.72 MB
  • file
  • title
  • type
    Utility
  • os
    Win8.1 64, Win8.1 32, Win8 64, Win8 32, Win7 64, Win7 32
  • language
    English
  • update
    2014-03-28
  • description
    The utility for msi products to overclock & greenpower.
  • note
    1. .net framework 4.0 is required. 2. Intel mainboards need to install Intel ME driver to enable CPU overclock.
  • version
    1.0.0.52
  • size
    22.37 MB
  • file
  • title
  • type
    Utility
  • os
    Win8.1 64, Win8.1 32, Win8 64, Win8 32, Win7 64, Win7 32
  • language
    English
  • update
    2013-10-29
  • version
    1.00.05
  • size
    30.7 MB
  • file
  • title
  • type
    Utility
  • os
    Win8.1 64, Win8.1 32, Win8 64, Win8 32, Win7 64, Win7 32
  • language
    English
  • update
    2013-10-09
  • version
    4.0.6.305
  • size
    32.9 MB
  • file
  • type
    Manual
  • language
    English
  • update
    2013-06-03
  • version
    1.0
  • size
    8.13 MB
  • file
  • type
    Manual
  • language
    Multi-Language
  • update
    2013-06-03
  • version
    1.0
  • size
    12.11 MB
  • file
  • type
    Manual
  • language
    Multi-Language
  • update
    2013-06-03
  • version
    1.0
  • size
    10.92 MB
  • file