Z87 MPOWER MAX


Intel® Z87 Express Chipset

  • Supports 4th Gen Intel® Core™ / Pentium® / Celeron® processors for LGA 1150 socket
  • Supports DDR3-3000(OC) Memory
  • Supports USB 3.0 + SATA 6Gb/s
  • 20 Phase DigitALL Power Design
  • Multi-GPU: NVIDIA SLI & AMD CrossFire Support
  • OC Certified: Military Class Burn-in Test Passed
  • 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
  • Audio Boost: Reward Your Ears with True Quality
  • Killer Ethernet: Kill Your Lag
  • Sound Blaster Cinema: Realistic Surround Sound Experience
  • Wi-Fi 802.11n, Bluetooth 4.0, Intel® Wireless Display

 

Z87 OVERCLOCKING motherboards

Why MSI OVERCLOCKING Motherboards

The MSI Z87 MPOWER MAX motherboard is designed based on four principles:

  • Professional overclockers feedback must be integrated
  • Continue MSI's leading position in power efficiency and stability
  • Only use essential OC tools
  • Infuse the DNA of MSI's Lightning graphics cards

Changing the overclocking game

  • OC Certified
  • Built with Lightning DNA
  • Enhanced components
  • Enhanced power
  • Enhanced thermal design
  • Military Class Components
  • The cleanest extreme PCB
  • Optimized overclocking BIOS
  • OC Essentials
  • DigitALL Power PWM
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OC Certified

OC Certified is a military class burn-in test for motherboards. Running Prime95 for over 24 hours with a highly overclocked CPU is already a stressing endeavor, but removing all airflow from the motherboard ensures that only the best motherboards survive. If a motherboard can survive this, it can survive any overclocking situation.

The MSI Z87 MPOWER MAX motherboard is equipped with all the necessary features to make sure you get the most out of your system. From the Enhanced PWM and Thermal Design that give you the best stability to all the easy features that ensure that you don't have to perform a lot of tricks to get great stability in your quest for performance.

Military Class 4 components

Military Class 4 is the next step in high quality components. The Hi-c CAP, Super Ferrite Choke and Dark CAPs will make sure that your PC runs more stable under extreme conditions.

Hi-c CAP

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 motherboards are the most energy efficient in the market.

Dark CAP

With their aluminum core design, Dark CAP's have been a staple in high-end motherboard design 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 PCB

The OC PCB used for the MSI OVERCLOCKING motherboards is a completely new design where 50% more layers are used. This allows us to optimize all traces for overclocking. Power and signal traces are isolated, resulting in higher efficiency and performance and more features can be installed relatively close to each other without causing interference. Every MSI OVERCLOCKING motherboard is tuned for better stability under extreme circumstances:

  • Increased number of PCB layers
  • Increased humidity resistance
  • Tight weave fiberglass PCB
  • Increased ESD protection

DigitALL Power PWM

DigitALL Power digitally steers and receives feedback through a DigitALL PWM controller. This allows for pinpoint voltage delivery and lower power consumption. With the switch from analog feedback to digital feedback, you also have the opportunity to implement Load Line Calibration.

Thermal design

Besides inspiring visual awe the MPOWER Thermal Design was developed to deliver the highest cooling potential in the worst situation. Because it is optimized to work in low-airflow situations, it is the ideal cooling to use with your liquid cooling setup.

  • MPOWER thermal design
  • SuperPipe
  • Low airflow
  • Optimized design
  • Clear CPU space
  • Metal screws

Extreme OC socket design

What is more frustrating than not being able to properly fit your cooling solution on your motherboard? Through the use of Military Class 4 components we can ensure that normal coolers can easily be installed and the motherboard can easily be insulated for extreme cooling solutions.

6 PCB layers

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 overclocking.

  • V-Check Points
  • Debug LED
  • Multi-BIOS II
  • Clear CMOS button
  • Easy Button 3
  • Direct OC

Overclocking software

MSI OVERCLOCKING motherboards are equipped with advanced overclocking software tools to finetune even the smallest OC settings without requiring extra power from your PC.

 

Intel Extreme Tuning Utility

This software gives you maximum control over your system whether it is the CPU, Memory, system clocks or monitoring system temperatures, voltages or fan speeds.

 

MSI Command Center Lite

This lightweight overclocking tool doesn't need installation and doesn't occupy unnecessary system resources lowering system benchmark score. With a single mouse click you have access to the most important overclocking features.

 

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 game system performance.

Click BIOS 4

The MSI Click BIOS 4 is the latest UEFI BIOS with optimizations for Windows 8. Not only that it also reacts faster, runs smoother and has better mouse support. And this all comes with many 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 an very fast 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.

Supports DDR3-3000 memory

If you want to achieve overclocking records you also need fast memory. The z87 MPOWER MAX motherboard not only supports the new T-Topology architecture, it also works with the latest DDR3-3000 standards. This way you are ensured of the best memory performance.

Optimized for multiple graphics cards

NVIDIA SLI / AMD Crossfire

MSI OVERCLOCKING 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.

NVIDIA SLI / AMD Crossfire

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.

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
  • Illuminated audio PCB separation
ALC1150
Unamplified signal
TI OPA1652 amplifier
High quality audio capacitors
Amplified & filtered signal
Gold plated connectors

INTEL® Wi-Fi. Bluetooth. Intel® WiDi.

The OVERCLOCKING motherboards come with an easily unpluggable Intel® Wi-Fi / Bluetooth module which also supports Intel® WiDi. This way you can easy connect to other wireless devices in your home.

The support of 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0 ensures that you have the fastest available transfer speed. With Intel® WiDi (stands for Wireless Display) and a WiDi receiver (not included) you can watch movies on your TV without the need for any cables.

Comes with
2 antennas

OC Genie 4

We have implemented the revolutionary OC Genie 4 button with GAMING mode on our Overclocking motherboard series. Just press the OC Genie button on the motherboard and use the game switch and the system's game performance will be boosted.

 

Super RAID

Super RAID support gives you super fast loading times of your operating system or PC games. Now you won't have to wait endlessly on those annoying loadingbars to fill.

 

GO2BIOS

Entering a BIOS can be a frustrating job. Because nowadays motherboards boot lightning fast, we added the GO2BIOS button. Simply push it before you start or restart your system and you'll go straight to the system BIOS when your motherboard powers on.

 

KILLER™ ethernet

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.

 

Connectivity

  • Audio Boost
    • 30µg gold plated audio connectors
    • Amplified audio

    PS/2 Gaming Device port /
    2x USB 2.0

    Higher polling frequency (1000 Hz):
    • More responsive
    • Faster reactions
    Triple gold plated PS/2 and USB ports
    • 10x longer lifetime when plugging and unplugging
    • Prevents oxidation and corrosion
  • PS/2 port / USB 2.0 ports
  • Clear CMOS button
  • Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n / Bluetooth 4.0
  • USB 3.0 ports
  • KILLER™ LAN / USB 3.0 ports
  • Optical S/PDIF out / HDMI port / DisplayPort
  • USB 3.0 ports / HDMI port
  • 8 ch. analog audio with Audio Boost
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

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

 

  • Dam Good Award
    2013-12
    Canada
    MSI’s MPower series is their latest effort to compete against the likes of ASUS’ Deluxe and Gigabyte UD7 but to do so, these motherboards have a lot of ground to make up. Over the last few years, MSI has released some great mid-tier boards but ultimately ...
    9525
  • Gold
    2013-10
    UK
    Avid overclockers will be truly satisfied by MPOWER MAX’s extensive feature-set. MSI have designed a spectacular motherboard and it’s easy to see why there is so much talk about the MPOWER series.„
    9271
  • BEST PACKAGE
    2013-09
    Belarus
    Материнская плата MSI Z87 MPOWER MAX – это отличный оверклокеский продукт с мощным, широким и хорошо продуманным уровнем функциональности. Здесь можно отметить расширенное количество потов SATA 6Gb/s, присутствие разъема mSATA, хороший аудиокодек с толков...
    9284
  • BEST PERFORMANCE
    2013-09
    Belarus
    Материнская плата MSI Z87 MPOWER MAX – это отличный оверклокеский продукт с мощным, широким и хорошо продуманным уровнем функциональности. Здесь можно отметить расширенное количество потов SATA 6Gb/s, присутствие разъема mSATA, хороший аудиокодек с толков...
    9285
  • OVERCLOCKER'S DREAM
    2013-09
    Belarus
    Материнская плата MSI Z87 MPOWER MAX – это отличный оверклокеский продукт с мощным, широким и хорошо продуманным уровнем функциональности. Здесь можно отметить расширенное количество потов SATA 6Gb/s, присутствие разъема mSATA, хороший аудиокодек с толков...
    9286
  • TECHLABS APPROVED
    2013-09
    Belarus
    Материнская плата MSI Z87 MPOWER MAX – это отличный оверклокеский продукт с мощным, широким и хорошо продуманным уровнем функциональности. Здесь можно отметить расширенное количество потов SATA 6Gb/s, присутствие разъема mSATA, хороший аудиокодек с толков...
    9287
  • Gold
    2013-09
    Italy
    " MSI Z87 MPOWER MAX. Undoubtedly, we are faced with a high quality product, at which MSI has devoted much of the attention of its engineers. The bundle is very rich and full, including the software sector that accompanies it." PRO certification overc...
    9289
  • Recommendation
    2013-09
    Poland
    “summation MSI Z87 MPOWER MAX is dedicated primarily to equipment for the supporters of overclocking, but it should be noted that this model also offers broad functionality that would also work well among the players and normal users„
    9293
  • Product of the month
    2013-09
    Ukraine
    “Overclocker motherboard MSI Z87 MPOWER MAX fully ensures the implementation of overclocking potential and tuning of the system.„
    9294
  • Silver
    2013-09
    Indonesia
    ‘’Z87 MPOWER is equipped variable Overclock features’’ ‘’Although aimed at overclock lover, this motherboard also equipped with top class audio through Audio Boost feature that able to deliver a clear and detailed sound. Click BIOS IV display itself very...
    9295
  • Silver
    2013-08
    UK
    ““The build quality is outstanding, we love the looks of it, and it has a wealth of features.”„
    9288
  • Silver Medal
    2013-08
    Israel
    9185
  • Best Design
    2013-08
    Israel
    9195
  • The choice of overclockers
    2013-07
    Ukraine
    “In general. MSI Z87 MPOWER MAX. as well as its little sister MSI Z87 MPOWER. unequivocally succeeded and we can say with full confidence that they will find market acceptance both among the users who are looking for the reliability and stability of the s...
    9067
  • Overclockers' Dream
    2013-07
    Turkey
    “MPOWER MAX is a great choice for the gamers and overclockers that it is targeting.„
    9068
  • Rich Content
    2013-07
    Turkey
    “MPOWER MAX is a great choice for the gamers and overclockers that it is targeting.„
    9069
  • CHIP EDITORS' CHOICE
    2013-07
    Malaysia
    The MSI MPower Max is not only one of the sturdiest motherboards around, overclockers will also appreciate the variety of overclocking and hardware monitoring software that makes it easier to tinker around with, making overclocking faster and easier than...
    8982
  • Gold
    2013-07
    United States
    As far as overclocking goes I was happy with what the Z87 MPOWER MAX had to offer as far as tuning and how well the basic tuning of the board was setup. Once you get past setting up the peripherals, memory timings. and voltage. there are only a few settin...
    9256
  • Gold
    2013-07
    Czech Republic
    “Today was another actor Z87 motherboards MSI representative. overclocking edition Mpower Max. First symaptie from me. gained his appearance. Such a purist and yet interesting design boards that I like as well as combinations of black and yellow colors. T...
    9065
  • Excellent
    2013-07
    Germany
    “There is no other mainboard specified for overclocking which can offer such a premium package. Here you get a lot for your money.„
    9063
  • Recommended Product
    2013-07
    Chile
    Un nuevo aire junto a una nueva imagen es lo que nos presenta MSI el día de hoy, la Z87 Mpower MAX es el nuevo buque de guerra que los taiwaneses ofrecen para la plataforma Intel LGA 1150, con variadas opciones para el overclock y, en general, un target s...
    9254
  • Maximum Performance
    2013-07
    Chile
    Un nuevo aire junto a una nueva imagen es lo que nos presenta MSI el día de hoy, la Z87 Mpower MAX es el nuevo buque de guerra que los taiwaneses ofrecen para la plataforma Intel LGA 1150, con variadas opciones para el overclock y, en general, un target s...
    9255
  • Recommended
    2013-07
    Hungary
    “MSI made extremly developed. serious board for overclockers. Z87 MPOWER MAX motherboard is full with extras. 20phase psu. 10 pcs of USB 3.0 ports. mSATA. V-check points. three visual outs. Killer LAN network and Intel Wi-Fi/Bluetooth and many other add-o...
    9066
  • Fragtist Elite
    2013-07
    Turkey
    “We recommend MSI Z87 MPOWER MAX to those looking for high performance„
    8976
  • Very Good
    2013-07
    Netherlands
    “We must give the highest score to the MSI board. Based on a combination of price and feature set„ “For the die-hard overclocker it is the only right choice.„
    9062
  • Excellent Hardware
    2013-07
    Germany
    “The specialty event of this mainboard is overclocking. of course. Around the socket you can find a rich number of 20 phases. Together with the comprehensive oc functions in the UEFI BIOS this board lays an extreme basis for extended ocerclocking. On the ...
    9064
  • Quality
    2013-07
    Poland
    “Certainly quality "mobo "is world class. Design, it's a fairy tale, and if you add to that the wide spectrum of functions of the board are getting closer to naming MPOWER MAX one of the best in the market„ Highlights The highest quality components on...
    9291
  • Recommendation
    2013-07
    Poland
    “Certainly quality "mobo "is world class. Design, it's a fairy tale, and if you add to that the wide spectrum of functions of the board are getting closer to naming MPOWER MAX one of the best in the market„ Highlights The highest quality components on...
    9292
  • Gold
    2013-06
    Argentina
    MSI renueva su línea de placas bases para entusiastas MPOWER, con varios modelos dando soporte para los nuevos procesadores HASWELL de INTEL, utilizando el chipset Z87.
    9012
  • Editor's Choice
    2013-06
    Ukraine
    Today's acquaintance with MSI Z87 MPOWER MAX left a very positive impression. As for the quality. the reliability of the MSI Z87 MPOWER MAX there is no doubt. this model will award its owner a long and smooth operation in any overclocking mode.„
    8980
  • Good Innovation
    2013-06
    Thailand
    For those who are looking for a motherboard. Intel ® Z87 Express Chipset. extreme violence and genuine. Features that come with every Full coordinates for overclocking. Warranty and overclocking testing and burn in the most savage program Prime 95 for up ...
    9060
  • Best Performance
    2013-06
    Thailand
    For those who are looking for a motherboard. Intel ® Z87 Express Chipset. extreme violence and genuine. Features that come with every Full coordinates for overclocking. Warranty and overclocking testing and burn in the most savage program Prime 95 for up ...
    9061
  • Excellent
    2013-06
    Hungary
    “With Z77 MPower board MSI had lot of successes. so it was not question that Z87 will have the same category. MPOWER MAX model is excellent equipped. with WiFi+Bluetooth card. too. MSI choose Intel solution. so we are getting it with Intel WiDi Technology...
    8978
  • Editor's Choice
    2013-06
    Turkey
    “For those who wants to purchase Z87 motherboards with Haswell CPUs. we easily recommend this motherboard. With rich box contents. high quality structure and up to date interfaces. the motherboard gets the editors choice award from us.„
    8979
  • Thumb up
    2013-06
    Czech Republic
    “Excellent motherboard with attractive design. quality components and rich setting options for beginners and advanced.„
    8981
  • Approved
    2013-06
    United States
    The time is finally here for all you enthusiasts that love bleeding edge hardware! That’s right, Intel’s Haswell has finally hit the scene with performance that most expected and a similar jump in per clock performance as was Sandy Bridge to Ivy Bridge. B...
    9011
  • High Performance
    2013-06
    Turkey
    “We highly recommend MSI Z87 MPOWER MAX„
    8977
  • Must Have Award
    2013-06
    UK
    “The MSI Z87 MPOWER MAX is certainly able to battle against the ASUS and GIGABYTE boards we have reviewed last weekend. The box presentation is fantastic and the bundle is the best of the three we have had for review. MSI include everything but the kitche...
    8888
  • Golden Tachometer award
    2013-06
    United States
    The first of several third-party Intel Z87-Express desktop motherboards to arrive at Benchmark Reviews headquarters was this MSI Z87 MPOWER MAX. Designed for the hardcore enthusiast and gamer, it's stuffed with special features and software, and the jet b...
    8854
  • Editors choice
    2013-06
    United States
    The MSI MPOWER MAX Z87 is a high-end mainboard that is primarily designed for overclocking but also includes plenty of features fit for gamers and enthusiasts. The MPOWER MAX Z87 mainboard draws inspiration from MSI’s Lightning series of video cards and ...
    8856
  • 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
    8
  • RAID
    0/1/5/10
  • LAN
    10/100/1000*1
  • USB 3.0 ports (Front)
    4
  • USB 3.0 ports (Rear)
    6
  • USB 2.0 ports (Front)
    4
  • USB 2.0 ports (Rear)
    2
  • Audio ports (Rear)
    6+Optical SPDIF
  • Display Port
    1
  • HDMI
    2
  • VGA Max Share Memory (MB)
    1760
  • DirectX
    DX11
  • 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 DIMMs 1066/1333/1600/1866*/2000*/2133*/2200*/2400*/2600*/2666*/2800*/3000*(OC) DRAM, 32GB Max
- Supports Dual-Channel mode
- Supports non-ECC, un-buffered memory
- Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
 


Slots

• 3 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slots (support x16, x8/x8, x8/x4/x4 modes)
• 4 x PCIe 2.0 x1 slots 
 


On-Board SATA

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

• SATAIII controller integrated in ASMedia® ASM1061 chipset
- Up to 6Gb/s transfer speed.
- Supports two SATA ports (SATA7~8) by ASM1061
*The SATA5 port will be unavailable when a SSD installed in the mSATA port.
** Supports Intel Core processors on Windows 7 and Windows 8.
 

• RAID
- SATA1~6 ports support Intel Rapid Storage Technology enterprise (AHCI / RAID 0/1/5/10) by Intel Z87  
 


USB

• Intel Z87 Express Chipset
- 4x USB 3.0 ports (available through the internal USB connectors)
- 6x USB 2.0 ports (2 ports on the back panel, 4 ports available through the internal USB connectors**) 
• ASMedia ASM1074 Chipset
- 4 x USB 3.0 ports on the back panel
• Renesas uPD720202 Chipset
- 2 x USB 3.0 ports on the back panel
* internal JUSB1 connector supports MSI Super Charger
 


Audio 

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

 
LAN 

• Supports one PCI Express LAN 10/100/1000 Fast Ethernet by 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 depend on the vendor providing or not. 
 

 
Multi-GPU

• Supports 3-Way AMD CrossFireTM Technology*
• Supports 2-Way NVIDIA® SLITM Technology
• Supports Lucid Virtu MVP 2.0*
*Supports Windows 7 and Windows 8.
 

 
Internal I/O Connectors
 

- ATX 24-Pin power connector
- 2 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
- 2 x 4-pin CPU fan connectors
- 3 x 4-pin System fan connectors
- 8 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
- 2 x USB 2.0 connectors (supports additional 4 USB 2.0 ports)
- 2 x USB 3.0 connectors (supports additional 4 USB 3.0 ports)
- 1 x Discharge jumper
- 1 x Multi BIOS Switch
- 1 x Front Panel Audio connector
- 2 x System panel connectors
- 1 x Chassis Intrusion connector
- 14 x V-Check points (7x V-Check connectors, 7x V-Check spots)- 1 x Power button
- 1 x GO2BIOS button
- 1 x OC Genie button
- 1 x Reset button
- 2 x Base Clock control buttons
- 1 x Clear CMOS jumper
- 1 x Power button
- 1 x OC Genie mode switch
- 1 x 2-Digit Debug Code LED
- 1 x Wi-Fi/ Bluetooth module connector
 

 
Back Panel I/O Ports
 

- 1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse combo port
- 1 x Clear CMOS button
- 1 x Optical S/PDIF-out  port
- 2 x USB 2.0  ports
- 6 x USB 3.0  ports
- 1 x RJ45 LAN jack
- 1 x 6 in 1 OFC audio jack
- 1 x DisplayPort with max. resolution up to 4096x2160@24Hz, 24bpp/ 3840x1600@60Hz, 24bpp
- 2 x HDMI ports with max. resolution up to 4096x2160@24Hz, 24bpp/2560x1600@60Hz, 24bpp/ 1920x1080@60Hz, 36bpp

This platform supports dual-display and triple-display function
 

  HDMI+DisplayPort HDMI+HDMI HDMI+HDMI+DisplayPort

Extend mode
(Extend the desktop to the second and third monitor)

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
 

• 30.4cm(L) x 24.4cm(W) ATX Form Factor
 


Mounting

• 9 mounting holes.
 

 

 

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

 

*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
    2014-02-26
  • description
    - Support Next Generation Processors.
    - "Integrated Graphics Share Memory" support 512M and 1024M options.
    - Improved memory compatibility.
  • note
    You must use the following methods to update this BIOS.
    - Use MFlash to update "BIOS + ME"
    - Use MSI LiveUpdate
  • version
    1.7
  • size
    6.07 MB
  • file
  • type
    AMI BIOS
  • language
    English
  • update
    2013-12-10
  • description
    - Improved RAID card compatibility.
    - Improved VGA compatibility.
    - Improved memory compatibility.
    - Improved USB compatibility.
  • version
    1.6
  • size
    6.04 MB
  • file
  • type
    AMI BIOS
  • language
    English
  • update
    2013-09-30
  • 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.
    - Update ME version to v.9.0.21.1462
    - Improved memory compatibility.
  • version
    1.5
  • size
    6.02 MB
  • file
  • type
    AMI BIOS
  • language
    English
  • update
    2013-08-30
  • description
    - Update BIOS module.
    - Support Rocket 62X/62XM Sata PCIE card.
  • version
    1.4
  • size
    6.03 MB
  • file
  • type
    AMI BIOS
  • language
    English
  • update
    2013-08-22
  • description
    - Update VBIOS version to v.2177.
    - Support Rocket 62X/62XM Sata PCIE card.
    - Improved memory compatibility.
    - Improved gaming keyboard compatibility.
  • version
    1.3
  • size
    6.02 MB
  • file
  • type
    AMI BIOS
  • language
    English
  • update
    2013-06-07
  • description
    - Update M-Flash module.
    - Update BIOS module.
  • version
    1.2
  • size
    5.93 MB
  • file
  • type
    AMI BIOS
  • language
    English
  • update
    2013-04-26
  • description
    - Update M-Flash module.
    - Update BIOS module.
  • version
    1.1
  • size
    5.89 MB
  • file
  • type
    AMI BIOS
  • language
    English
  • update
    2013-04-15
  • description
    New BIOS Release
  • version
    1.0
  • size
    5.85 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 PIDE/SATA Drivers
  • os
    Win8.1 64, Win8.1 32, Win8 64, Win8 32, Win7 64, Win7 32
  • language
    English
  • update
    2014-03-28
  • version
    2.0.8.000
  • size
    3.16 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
    Others Drivers
  • os
    Win7 64, Win7 32
  • language
    English
  • update
    2013-05-28
  • version
    3.0.23.0
  • size
    10.09 MB
  • file
  • title
  • type
    Wireless LAN Drivers
  • os
    Win8.1 64, Win8.1 32, Win8 64, Win8 32, Win7 64, Win7 32
  • language
    English
  • update
    2014-01-03
  • version
    3.1.1311.0402
  • size
    223.28 MB
  • file
  • title
  • type
    Wireless LAN Drivers
  • os
    Win8.1 64, Win8.1 32, Win8 64, Win8 32, Win7 64, Win7 32
  • language
    English
  • update
    2014-01-03
  • version
    16.6.0
  • size
    287.99 MB
  • file
  • title
  • type
    Wireless LAN Drivers
  • os
    Win8 64, Win8 32, Win7 64, Win7 32
  • language
    English
  • update
    2013-06-03
  • description
    Support Intel onboard VGA driver 10.18.10.3277 above version to used.
  • version
    4.2.19.0
  • size
    204.91 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
    2014-04-03
  • 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
    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
    2014-03-28
  • note
    .net framework 4.0 is required.
  • version
    1.0.0.9
  • size
    2 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
  • title
  • type
    Utility
  • os
    Win8 64, Win8 32, Win7 64, Win7 32
  • language
    English
  • update
    2013-10-07
  • version
    1.0.0.01
  • size
    1.99 MB
  • file
  • type
    Manual
  • language
    English
  • update
    2014-01-16
  • version
    1.0
  • size
    8.04 MB
  • file
  • type
    Manual
  • language
    Multi-Language
  • update
    2014-01-16
  • version
    1.0
  • size
    13.81 MB
  • file
  • type
    Manual
  • language
    Multi-Language
  • update
    2013-06-03
  • version
    1.0
  • size
    12.43 MB
  • file