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The H81I Desktop Motherboard from MSI supports 4th Generation Intel Core processors, Intel H81 Express chipset, Intel Pentium, and Celeron processors in an LGA1150 socket. It supports DDR3-1600/1333/1066 memory, USB 3.0, and SATA 6 Gb/s. The motherboard features OC Genie that overclocks in one-second and Click BIOS 4 that easily fine-tunes your system. The HDMI port lets you enjoy 4K UHD video playback. It supports innovative 4K UHD (2160p ultra-high definition) signal outputs to provide an enhanced visual experience. With the Dark Choke and Solid CAP, your PC runs stable even under extreme gaming conditions. Fast Boot helps to quickly boot up and enter OS in few seconds. It also features Military Class 4 components, which provide stability and quality. The smart connect utilities automatically pull data from cloud services for always updated content.
Military Class 4
Dark Choke and Solid Cap
The Military Class 4 components provide optimal stability when you need to keep cool in the heat of battle. Dark choke offers power stability, power efficiency, and long life. The Solid Caps last longer with lower ESR and temperature.
Military Class Essentials
The humidity and high temperature protection ensure that your system survives each environment. In addition, the PCB limits EMI radiation. The fabric PCB helps to protect against moisture caused by some humid conditions and environments.
All the connectors have ESD protection in order to prevent short circuit. Anti-ESD ICs and fuses on-board help to protect your motherboard from electrostatic damage.
The optimized EMI-proof design helps keep your system safe during a long-time computer operation.
Certificated Military Class 4 components help to work stable under some extreme conditions
Click BIOS 4
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 gives you detailed info about on-board components on mouse-over. Quickly identify connected ports and devices.
OC Profile Preview
You can see the differences between your current system settings and any of the eight profiles you can have stored instantly.
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.
Easily configure a RAMDisk to give an enormous speed boost to your system, by storing your most used files in it.
MSI Command Center is a 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.
Compared to the 480 Mbps provided by traditional USB 2.0, the USB 3.0's 5 Gb/s offers 10 times the transfer bandwidth, so transferring a Blu-ray movie takes less than one minute. It 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 rate between your motherboard and internal storage devices, including HDDs and SSDs. It's also the current trend for upcoming high-speed internal storage devices to break the existing bottleneck of a PC's performance.
Live Update 5
Live Update 5 is a powerful and useful application for updating the latest 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. It automatically detects the BIOS/Driver/VGA/Utility update and supports Microsoft Windows XP/Vista and 7 (32/64-bit).
OC Genie 4
OC Genie 4 accelerates your entire system and puts it into overdrive. Tuned by the professional overclockers, OC Genie 4 hands you optimal performance on a silver plate.
MSI Fast Boot helps to make motherboards boot lightning fast. It also adds the GO2 BIOS button within. Click it to reset your PC and then go straight to the system BIOS.
4K UHD Support
You can enjoy the 4K UHD video playback with MSI's 8 series motherboards, as it is equipped with an HDMI port. It supports innovative 4K UHD (2160p ultra-high definition) signal outputs to provide an enhanced visual experience.
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.
It automatically pulls data from cloud services for updated content, without the need for manual interaction. It has optimal power efficiency, as system wakes to a low power state to download content.
In the Box
MSI H81I Desktop Motherboard
Drivers and Utilities CD
Limited 3-Year Warranty
Table of Contents
Supports 4th Generation Intel Core i3/i5/ i7, Intel Pentium, and Celeron processors for the LGA1150 socket
Intel H81 Express
Supports 2 x DDR3 DIMMs 1066/1333/1600 MHz, with 22nm Haswell processors up to 16 GB maximum Supports dual-channel mode
1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 slot
SATA III controller integrated in Intel H81 chipset Up to 6 Gb/s transfer speed Supports two SATA III ports (SATA 1 to 2) by H81
SATA II controller integrated in Intel H81 chipset Up to 3 Gb/s transfer speed Supports two SATA II ports (SATA 3 to 4) by H81
2 x USB 3.0 ports (2 x ports on the front panel) 2 x USB 3.0 ports (2 x ports on the back panel)
Realtek ALC887 Codec Flexible 8-channel audio with jack sensing Compliant with Azalia 1.0 Spec
LAN 10/100/1000 Fast Ethernet by Realtek RTL8111G
Internal I/O Connectors
1 x 24-pin ATX power connector 1 x 4-pin ATX 12V power connector 1 x 4-pin CPU fan connector 1 x 4-pin system fan connector 1 x Front panel audio connector 1 x TPM connector 1 x Clear CMOS jumper 2 x System panel connectors 2 x Serial SATA III connectors 2 x Serial SATA II connectors 2 x USB 2.0 connectors 1 x USB 3.0 connector 1 x Serial port connector
Back Panel I/O Ports
2 x USB 2.0 2 x USB 3.0 1 x LAN (RJ-45) 1 x PS/2 keyboard/ mouse combo 1 x Optical S/PDIF-out connector 1 x 3-in-1 audio 1 x D-sub 1 x HDMI 1 x DVI-D