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The B85M-G43 Micro-ATX Desktop Motherboard from MSI features a Micro-ATX form factor with Military Class 4 components, which provide stability and durability. With an LGA 1150 socket, the B85I supports 4th Gen Intel Core, Pentium, and Celeron processors. It supports DDR3-1600/1333/1066 memory, USB 3.0, and SATA 6 Gb/s. B85M-G43 features Intel Small Business Advantage 2.0, which helps in streamlining PC maintenance and security. The motherboard offers 4K high definition visual experience, AMD CrossFireX Support, and has PCIe Gen 3. It features OC Genie 4 that overclocks in one-second, Click BIOS 4 that fine-tunes your system, and Fast Boot helps to quickly boot up and enter OS in few seconds. The motherboard supports dual and triple-display function in combination of DisplayPort, HDMI, and DVI outputs.
Military Class Essentials
The Gen 4 fabric PCB helps to protect motherboard against moisture caused by humid conditions and environments.
Anti-ESD ICs and fuses on-board help to protect your motherboard from electrostatic damage.
The optimized EMI proof design helps to keep you safe during a long time computer operation.
High Temperature Protection
Certificated Military Class 4 components help to work stable under extreme conditions.
Military Class 4
Has 10% higher power efficiency for better overclocking and power stability. It has a traditional choke of 40A and a dark choke of a max optimized current of 60A.
The B85M-G43 has solid capacitors with Low ESR and temperatures, which can provide up to 10+ years under full load. Compared to electrolytic capacitors, solid capacitors have a longer lifespan, and provide a more stable power under high temperatures. More importantly, solid capacitors do not have any liquid materials inside, and thus will not suffer a leak which would infringe upon the product's stability.
Intel Small Business Advantage
It monitors critical software at hardware level. Also Supports schedule backup after hours (even if PC is off*) and blocks unwanted USB devices, file import, or export on company PC's**.
*AC power must be present and some maintenance tasks require an Internet connection**USB Blocker is a software-based device blocking solution
Schedule and run maintenance tasks off hours and also reduce boot up wait time, while saving energy and running tasks overnight (even if PC is off*). Connect to your PC's wireless** display to improve in office collaboration.
*AC power must be present and some maintenance tasks require an Internet connection**Intel Wireless Display is only supported when combined with an appropriate Intel Wi-Fi module
Import/export enhancements with Windows 8 with user-friendly customizations.
Click BIOS 4
Hardware monitor allows you to take control of your system through total fan and check your primary system characteristics in a user-friendly graphical interface.
Board explorer* gives you detailed info about on-board components on mouse over. Quickly identify connected ports and devices.
*Actual performance and photos vary by your system and model
OC Profile Preview
You can see the differences between your current system settings and any of the eight profiles you can have stored.
Fan Curve Tuning
Fan Curve Tuning helps to completely control all your fans to enable you to find the optimal balance of fan performance and silence.
User-friendly configure a RAMDisk to give an optimal speed boost to your system by storing your most used files in it.
Command Center is user-friendly application that lets you control every aspect of your motherboard with your mobile device. You can remotely monitor your PC wirelessly via your iPhone or Android phone.
OC Genie 4
OC Genie 4 accelerates your entire system and puts it into overdrive. Tuned by the professional over clockers, OC Genie 4 hands you optimal performance on a silver plate.
Fast Boot helps you to make motherboards boot lightning fast. It also adds the GO2BIOS button within, allowing you to reset your PC and then go straight to the system BIOS.
Compared to the 480 Mb/s provided by traditional USB 2.0, the USB 3.0's 5 Gb/s offers ten times the transfer bandwidth, which helps transfer a Blu-ray movie in less than one minute. It also boosts transfer rate between your PC and external storage devices.
SATA 6 Gb/s
SATA 6 Gb/s provides double the bandwidth of traditional SATA 3 Gb/s and increases the data transfer rates up to 6 Gb/s between your motherboard and internal storage devices, such as 7200 rpm HDDs, 10000 rpm HDDs, and SSDs.
Super RAID application helps to setup and configure to boost your system performance and stay current with automatic, no-wait updates to your e-mail, social networks, and news via the three Intel key technologies. These technologies include Intel Rapid Start, Intel Smart Response*, and Intel Smart Connect.
*This feature only works on platform/model that supports Intel Smart Response technology
PCIe Gen 3 motherboard brand
With 32 GB/s transfer bandwidth, PCIe Gen 3 provides a 2x faster transfer rate than the previous generation, this delivers capabilities for extreme gaming and provides optimal performance for current PCIe cards. It offers increased efficiency and compatibility.
4K UHD Support
With an HDMI port, you can enjoy the 4K UHD video playback. It supports 4K UHD (2160p ultra-high definition) signal outputs to provide an optimal visual experience.
AMD CrossFireX is a multi-GPU performance gaming platform. Enabling gaming power, AMD CrossFireX technology enables two or more discrete graphics processors to work together to improve graphics performance. AMD CrossFireX technology allows you to expand your system's graphics capabilities. It allows you the ability to scale your system's graphics horsepower as you need it, supporting up to four AMD Radeon HD graphics cards. With an AMD CrossFireX gaming technology, the traditional graphics limitations are exceeded, allowing you to enjoy higher performance as well as a high visual experience.
Live Update 5
Live Update 5 is a powerful and useful application for updating the BIOS and drivers, saving your time and lowering the risk of updating. End users can install and run the Live Update 5 software on their computers with the companion CD or downloading the app from the MSI website. It automatically detects the BIOS/Driver/VGA/Utility update and supports Microsoft Windows XP/Vista and 7 (32/64-bit).
MSI's M-Flash has a double advantage which doesn't need extra components and secondly, all your BIOS data will be saved in the USB drive. The stored data have backup and upgrade function and can also be seen as a portable BIOS chip which boot up your PC. It also enables you to earn more BIOS lifespan by reducing unnecessary rewriting process. Avoid unnecessary repair due to accident failures during the upgrading process.
In the Box
MSI B85M-G43 Micro-ATX Desktop Motherboard
Drivers and Utilities CD
Limited 3-Year Warranty
Table of Contents
Supports 4th Generation Intel Core i7/Core i5/Core i3, Intel Pentium, and Celeron processors for LGA1150 socket*
*Please refer to CPU support for compatible CPU
Intel B85 Express chipset
Support 4 x DDR3 DIMMs 1066/1333/1600 MHz, up to 32 GB maximum Supports dual-channel mode Supports non-ECC, un-buffered memory Supports Intel Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
1 x PCIe3.0 x16 slot 1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 slot PCI_E4 supports up to PCIe 2.0 x4 Speed 2 x PCIe 2.0 x1 slots
Up to 6 Gb/s transfer speed Supports four SATA III ports (SATA 1 to 4) Up to 3 Gb/s transfer speed Supports two SATA II ports (SATA 5 to 6) Supports Intel Smart Connect Technology*
*Supports Intel Core processors on Windows 7 and Windows 8
4 x USB 3.0 ports (2 x ports on the back panel, 2 x ports available through the internal USB connectors) 8 x USB 2.0 ports (4 x ports on the back panel, 4 x ports available through the internal USB connectors)
1 x 24-pin ATX power connector 1 x 4-pin ATX 12 V power connector 1 x 4-pin CPU fan connectors 1 x 4-pin system fan connectors 1 x Clear CMOS jumper 4 x SATA III connectors 2 x USB 2.0 connectors 1 x USB 3.0 connectors 1 x Serial port connector 2 x System panel connectors 1 x Front panel audio connector 2 x SATAII connectors 1 x Chassis Intrusion connector 1 x Trusted Platform Module (TPM) header 1 x Parallel Port connector
Back Panel I/O Ports
1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse combo port 4 x USB 2.0 ports 2 x USB 3.0 ports 1 x Optical S/PDIF-out connector 1 x RJ-45 LAN jack 6 x audio jack 1 x VGA port with maximum resolution of 1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz, 24 bpp 1 x DVI-D port with maximum resolutions up to 1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz, 24 bpp 1 x DisplayPort with maximum resolution of 4096 x 2160 @ 24 Hz, 24 bpp/ 3840 x 2160 @ 60 Hz, 24 bpp 1 x HDMI port with maximum resolutions up to 4096 x 2160 @ 24 Hz, 24 bpp/2560 x 1600 @ 60 Hz, 24 bpp/1920 x 1080 @ 60 Hz, 36 bpp
The motherboard BIOS provides "plug-and-play" BIOS which detects the peripheral devices and expansion cards of the board automatically It provides a Desktop Management Interface (DMI) function which records your motherboard specifications