Z97S SLI Krait Edition

Dare to be different

  • Supports 4th and 5th Gen Intel® Core™ / Pentium® / Celeron® processors for LGA 1150 socket
  • Supports DDR3-3300(OC) Memory
  • SATA Express + M.2 + USB 3.0 + SATA 6Gb/s
  • Military Class 4: Top Quality & Stability
  • OC Genie 4: Overclock in 1 Second
  • Click BIOS 4: Easily Fine-tune Your System
  • 4K UHD Support: Ultra-high Definition Visual Experience
  • Multi-GPU: NVIDIA SLI & AMD CrossFire Support
  • Command Center: Control & Customize Your PC Settings
  • Fast Boot: Quickly Boot Up & Enter OS in A Few Seconds
  • Smart Utilities: Easily Setup & Configure Intel® Technologies
  • Video

Classic black & white

Looking for that creative, one-off build? Black & White design makes a system look classic, sophisticated and full of class. Famous case modders around the world cheer for our design choices.
Other vendors are also releasing black & white designed products, perfect to create a full black & white system.

 

Push your SSD to the limit

Enjoy a blazing fast system boot up and insanely fast loading of applications and games with selected MSI motherboards. We offer the next generation of high speed storage support through M.2 and SATA Express. M.2 and SATA Express transfer data through a PCI Express 2.0 x2 interface up to 10 Gb/s, making it 67% faster than SATA 3.0 solutions.

Faster storage solutions with M.2

M.2 is the successor to mSATA, offering a 67% performance increase up to 10 Gb/s. M.2 is packed in a small form factor and is compatible with 3 different sizes to fit most storage solutions.

Fast Storage with Sata Express

SATA Express introduces a new solution in high speed storage through PCI-Express, providing more bandwidth for the latest generation SSDs up to 10 Gb/s.

SATA Express

 

Optimized for
multiple graphics cards

MSI 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 Nvidia® SLI™ or AMD CrossFire™ gaming setup

 

CIRCUIT PROTECTION

With specially designed circuit protection, the MSI motherboard protects the CPU against overheating and USB devices from short circuiting.

Power Supply
USB
CPU
USB

Military Class 4

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

SUPER FERRITE CHOKES

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.

SOLID CAP

With their aluminum core design and Japanese made quality, Solid CAPs are made for high-end design motherboard. Not only do Solid CAPs could provide lower Equivalent Series Resistance (ESR), but also work firmly for over-10-year.

 

SMART UTILITIES

The MSI Smart Utilities application helps to easily setup, configure and boost your systems’ performance and more through 3 Intel® key technologies:

  • Intel® Rapid Start
  • Intel® Smart Response*
  • Intel® Smart Connect

*This feature only works on platform/model that supports Intel® Smart Response technology.

4K UHD SUPPORT

Enjoy awesome 4K UHD video playback with MSI 9 series motherboards. MSI motherboards that are equipped with HDMI port(s) support the latest 4K UHD (2160p ultra-high definition) resolution to provide an unprecedented breathtaking visual experience.

OC Genie 4

With the one-second overclocking option OC Genie we're giving you even more performance. Just hit the button and your PC gets another adrenalin shot straight away. Give your system an awesome performance boost with ease.

CLICK BIOS 4

The MSI Click BIOS 4 is the latest UEFI BIOS with optimizations for Windows 8.1 / Windows 10. Not only that it also reacts faster, runs smoother and has better mouse support. And this all comes with many cool features. Click on the button on the right to visit our dedicated BIOS page and learn more.

Software

COMMAND CENTER

MSI's 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.

LIVE UPDATE 6

MSI Live Update is renewed! Our popular software automatically downloads and installs the latest drivers, BIOS and software. Rest assured while your system is always configured using the latest software so you get the maximum performance and stability.

UNLIMITED RAMDISK

MSI Command Center integrates an unlimited RAMdisk. With a RAMdisk you can create a virtual drive from your system memory enabling speeds 20x faster than a modern SSD.

  • Speed up system performance
  • Load complete game images
  • Speed up games, apps and browser

FAST BOOT

No more seamless waiting for your O/S to be loaded! MSI Fast Boot helps to make your system boot lightning fast. MSI Fast Boot also features a GO2BIOS button. Simply click it to restart your PC and go straight to the system BIOS.

HDMI

Enjoy the awesome HD video playback now! MSI motherboards that equip with HDMI port(s) supports the latest and the most innovative signal outputs to provide an unprecedented visual experience.

 

  1. All images and descriptions are for illustrative purposes only. Product specification, function, and appearance may vary based on different CPU and chipset. For detailed specifications, please consult the product specifications page.
4 stars
2015-06
France
Plus complète et surtout avec un tarif plus justifié, la MSI Z97S SLI Krait Edition se montre finalement plus intéressante que la Z97-G43. Les amateurs de SLI et CrossFire pourront se faire plaisir.
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Price-Performance Award
2015-06
Germany
Ursprünglich als Designer-Version des normalen Z97S SLI vorgestellt, ist die schwarz-weiße Krait-Edition mittlerweile sogar günstiger.
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8.9/10 Rating
2015-05
Greece
Overall the MSI Z97 SLI Krait Editon is undoubtedly a motherboard that could be considered more than satisfactory both from the performance and the excellent choice of black and white pattern on the piece of its appearance.
3
Editor's Choice Award
2015-05
Greece
Overall the MSI Z97 SLI Krait Editon is undoubtedly a motherboard that could be considered more than satisfactory both from the performance and the excellent choice of black and white pattern on the piece of its appearance.
4
Recommended 8.9/10.0 rating
2015-05
Greece
For those thinking of a black-white build, the MSI Z97S SLI Krait Edition is one of the few motherboards that will serve them. Lovers of white, just found the piece that you missed!
5
Sexy Looks Award
2015-05
Greece
For those thinking of a black-white build, the MSI Z97S SLI Krait Edition is one of the few motherboards that will serve them. Lovers of white, just found the piece that you missed!
6
Editor's Choice: Best quality
2015-04
Ukraine
Следует выделить этот продукт как один из верных кандидатов на покупку тем, кого прежде всего интересует высокий разгонный потенциал, широкий спектр настроек и привлекательный внешний вид.
7
Enternity 8/10 rating
2015-04
Greece
The MSI Z97S SLI Krait Edition is a high-end motherboard and practically we are dealing with a relatively budget proposal that meets the needs of the average user. At the same time gives the right to those involved in the case modding to create something beautiful.
8
Best buy
2015-04
Greece
The MSI Z97S SLI Krait Edition is a high-end motherboard and practically we are dealing with a relatively budget proposal that meets the needs of the average user. At the same time gives the right to those involved in the case modding to create something beautiful.
9
Recommended
2015-03
United Kingdom
With no corners cut MSI has delivered a motherboard which strikes up a well thought-out balance between features, pricing and unique aesthetic.
10
Original design
2015-03
Ukraine
Материнская плата MSI Z97S SLI Krait Edition является качественным и не очень дорогим решением, которое отлично подойдет для сборки игровых либо моддинговых систем с использованием черных и белых цветов, так как одним из главных и несомненных ее преимуществ является отличный дизайн, выполненный в соответствующих оттенках.
11
Recommended Product
2015-02
Chile
La MSI Z97S SLI Krait Edition se comportó de buena forma en nuestra batería de pruebas, compitiendo codo a codo con placas de gamas algo más altas, y, que si bien en algunas ocasiones no salió muy airosa, está dentro de los márgenes aceptables de la plataforma Z97.
12
Value for money
2014-11
United Kingdom
The primary thing that will attract attention are the looks and that really low price tag.
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  • Socket
    1150
  • CPU (Max Support)
    i7
  • Baseclock/Hyper Transport
    100MHz
  • Chipset
    Intel® Z97 Express
  • DDR3 Memory
    DDR3 1066/1333/1600/1866*/2000*/2133*/2200*/2400*/2600*/2666*/2800*/3000*/3100*/3200*(*OC) MHz
  • DDR3L Memory
    Y
  • Memory Channel
    Dual
  • DIMM Slots
    4
  • Max Memory (GB)
    32
  • PCI-Ex16
    2
  • PCI-E Gen
    Gen3 (16,0) (8,8)
  • PCI-Ex1
    3
  • PCI
    2
  • SATA Express
    1
  • SATAIII
    6
  • M.2 Slot
    1x 2280 Key M(PCIe Gen2 x2/SATA)
  • 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)
    4
  • USB 2.0 ports (Rear)
    2
  • Audio ports (Rear)
    6
  • VGA
    1
  • HDMI
    1
  • DVI
    1
  • VGA Max Share Memory (MB)
    512
  • DirectX
    DX11
  • Form Factor
    ATX
  • SLI
    Y
  • CrossFire
    Y

 

  1. All images and descriptions are for illustrative purposes only. Product specification, function, and appearance may vary based on different CPU and chipset. For detailed specifications, please consult the product specifications page.

 

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