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The Z97 PC MATE Motherboard from MSI supports 4th and 5th Generation Intel Core processors, and Intel Pentium and Celeron processors in LGA1150 socket. The motherboard supports DDR3-3000 (OC) memory. It features Click BIOS 4 that easily fine-tunes your system. Fast Boot helps to quickly boot up and enter OS in few seconds. The motherboard also features Military Class 4 components, which provide stability and durability. The Dark Choke and Solid CAP ensures that your PC runs stably under extreme gaming conditions.
Optimized for Multiple Graphics Cards
The motherboard features one or more PCIe 3.0 slots that are suitably aligned, along with sufficient space for optimal airflow while using multiple graphics cards. This lets you avoid the overheating of your PC, while you enjoy the graphics on your monitor when running an AMD CrossFire gaming setup.
OC Genie 4
OC Genie is a built-in hardware overclocking technology in motherboards. With this one-second overclocking option, the GAMING motherboard provides an optimal performance boost to your system with ease.
Click BIOS 4
The MSI Click BIOS 4 is a UEFI BIOS with optimizations for Windows 8. It reacts faster, runs smoother, and has a suitable mouse support.
The Command Center software has an intuitive touch-ready interface that allows users to tune settings to increase system stability, maximize overclocking performance and adjust cooling features.
Live Update 6
The software automatically downloads and installs the latest drivers, BIOS and software. Rest assured while your system is always configured using the latest software, you get the maximum performance and stability.
The Command Center integrates an unlimited RAMdisk. With a RAMdisk you can create a virtual drive from your system memory enabling speeds 20 times faster than an SSD. It speeds up system performance, games, apps, browser, and loads complete game images.
The MSI Smart Utilities application helps to easily setup, configure and boost your systems' performance and more, through three Intel key technologies such as Intel Rapid Start, Intel Smart Response*, and Intel Smart Connect.
*This feature only works on platform/model that supports Intel Smart Response technology.
MSI Fast Boot helps to make your system boot faster. It also features a GO2BIOS button. Simply click it to restart your PC and go straight to the system BIOS.
4K UHD Support
Experience 4K UHD video playback with this motherboard. The motherboard supports 4K UHD (2160p ultra-high definition) resolution to provide optimal visual experience.
Military Class 4
The core design allows Dark Choke to run at a lower temperature with higher capacity, power efficiency, and stability.
Solid CAPs provide an aluminum core design and Japanese-made quality to the motherboard. It offers lower Equivalent Series Resistance (ESR), and works firmly for over 10 years.
In the Box
MSI Z97 PC MATE Motherboard
Limited 3-Year Warranty
Table of Contents
Supports 4th and 5th Generation Intel Core processors, and Intel Pentium and Celeron processors for the socket LGA1150
2 x PCIe x16 slots
PCI_E2 supports PCIe 3.0
PCI_E4 supports PCIe 2.0
Support x16, x4/x4 modes
2 x PCIe 2.0 x1 slots
2 x PCI slots
1x VGA port, supporting maximum resolutions of 1920 x 1200 at 60 Hz, 24 bpp
1x DVI-D port, supporting maximum resolutions of 1920 x 1200 at 60 Hz, 24 bpp
1x HDMI port, supporting maximum resolutions of 4096 x 2160 at 24 Hz, 24 bpp/2560 x 1600 at 60 Hz, 24 bpp/1920 x 1080 at 60 Hz, 36 bpp
Supports AMD CrossFire technology
SATA III controller integrated in Intel Z97 chipset
Up to 6 Gb/s transfer speed
Supports 6 x SATA III ports (SATA 1~4) by Z97
SATA 1~6 support Intel Rapid Storage technology enterprise (AHCI/RAID 0/1/5/10) by Intel Z97
Supports Intel Smart Response technology, Intel Rapid Start technology and Intel Smart Connect technology*
*Supports Intel Core processors on Windows 7/8.
Intel Z97 Express chipset
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)
Chipset integrated by Realtek ALC887
Flexible 8-channel audio with jack sensing
Compliant with Azalia 1.0 specification
Supports one PCIe LAN 10/100/1000 fast Ethernet by Realtek RTL8111G
Internal I/O Connectors
1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector
1 x 8-pin ATX 12 V power connector
6 x SATA connectors
2 x USB 2.0 connectors (supports additional 4 x USB 2.0 ports)
1 x USB 3.0 connector (supports additional 2 x USB 3.0 ports)
2 x 4-pin CPU fan connectors
1 x 4-pin system fan connector
2 x 3-pin system fan connectors
1 x Clear CMOS jumper
1 x Front panel audio connector
2 x System panel connectors
1 x Chassis intrusion connector
1 x TPM module connector
1 x Serial port connector
1 x Parallel port connector
Back Panel I/O Ports
1 x PS/2 keyboard port
1 x PS/2 mouse port
4 x USB 2.0 ports
2 x USB 3.0 ports
1 x RJ-45 LAN port
1 x 3-in-1 audio jacks
1 x VGA port
1 x DVI-D port
1 x HDMI port
This platform supports dual-display and triple-display function.
The motherboard BIOS provides plug-and-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