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The Z87-G43 GAMING Motherboard from MSI supports 4th Gen Intel Core/Pentium/Celeron processors in LGA 1150 socket. The motherboard supports DDR3-3000 (OC) memory. It provides high frag and low lag with Killer E2200 Game Networking. The motherboard is also optimized for multiple graphics cards and gives a clear sound with Audio Boost. The Super Ferrite Choke and Dark CAP ensure that your PC runs stable under extreme gaming conditions.
The Killer E2200 Intelligent Networking Platform is built for maximum networking performance for online games and high-quality streaming media. Featuring Advanced Stream Detect, Killer E2200 automatically detects and accelerates game traffic ahead of other network traffic for smooth, stutter-free in-game performance and a competitive edge. With this automatic traffic prioritization, games and real-time chat get priority over low-level system chatter, giving you low latency for game data on the most controllable network hardware available.
Through the detection and prioritization of gaming traffic, you can fully utilize your network without fear of being kicked from an online game because of high ping. This enables multi-tasking, without manually enabling or disabling applications, updates, and installations. Killer networking actually allows you to use your PC 24 hours a day.
With Audio Boost 2, this motherboard delivers optimal audio quality so you can experience clear sound and music in games. The complete audio circuitry is isolated from other features so you will experience less interference and more stability.
The Audio Boost features studio level integrated 600Ω headphone amplifier, golden audio jacks for pure audio signals, EMI shielded audio codec, and high quality audio capacitors. The built-in headphone amplifier allows you to use studio-grade headgear and get optimal sound quality out of your gaming PC.
Sound Blaster Cinema
The Sound Blaster Cinema gives optimal surround sound with just stereo headphones. Gaming sound effects are reproduced clearly allowing you to focus on your game even during long gaming sessions. Powered by the SBX Pro Studio technologies, Sound Blaster Cinema enables you to clearly hear specific sounds in gaming environments.
VGA Boost increases the power limitations for GAMING graphics cards when inserted in a GAMING motherboard. It upgrades your Power Tuning and current limits allowing your graphics to boost to higher clock speeds, when your gaming graphics get more intense and sustain maximum performance for a longer time. This is supported because of the power design for the PCIe slots and the build quality of MSI graphics cards.
With MSI Super RAID you can combine hard drives, SSDs, and mSATA into fast bootable drives. Load your operating system, videos, or games faster. You can experience the benefits of big and fast storage, without the trouble that normally surround RAID configurations. Easily setup the technologies such as Intel Smart Response, Intel Rapid Start, and Intel Smart Connect.
Gaming Device Port
The Gaming Device Port is optimized for high polling rate mice (500 to 1000 Hz) which lowers your mouse's response time from 8 milliseconds to 1 millisecond. This gives a smoother mouse response in games. It makes the mouse more responsive with smoother gameplay and faster reactions. The Gaming Device Port has three times more gold than regular connectors, ten times longer lifetime when plugging/un-plugging, and it also prevents oxidation. The additional gold plating on the ports enhances the durability and ensures your PS/2 and USB ports are always working when you ship out to a LAN party.
OC Genie 4
OC Genie is a built-in hardware overclocking technology on motherboards. With this one-second overclocking option, this GAMING motherboard gives you optimal performance.
Click BIOS 4
The MSI Click BIOS 4 is a UEFI BIOS with optimizations for Windows 8. It also reacts faster, runs smoother, and has better mouse support.
Hardware monitor allows you to take control of your system through Total Fan and check your primary system characteristics in an easy graphical interface.
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 trace it with board explorer.
OC Profiles Preview
With OC profiles you can rapidly switch between settings and you can save up to 8 profiles. You can see the differences between your current system settings and any of the stored profiles.
Optimized for Multiple Graphics Cards
The motherboard features one or more PCIe 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 experiencing optimal graphics on your monitor, running an AMD CrossFire gaming setup.
MSI's Command Center software is a powerful tool to push your motherboard to the maximum limit. With an intuitive touch ready interface, the Command Center allows users to tune settings to increase system stability, maximize overclocking performance, and adjust cooling features.
Graphical Fan Control and Monitoring
Command Center features a fan control interface from which users can control all fans' speed on the motherboard and set profiles. Users can real-time monitor the status of the fans as well as record fan speed, voltage, and temperate status into a log file. This feature is both convenient for pro-gamers and overclockers.
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 a modern SSD. There are options to load game images, so you can speed up your browser or your page file which increases your whole system's performance.
Supports DDR3-3000 Memory
The motherboard offers support for DDR3-3000 MHz memory modules. This will let your in-game levels load faster.
Total Fan Control
It gives you control of all your fans to enable you to find the balance of fan performance and silence. As you can also monitor and record all your fan information, a pool of information is available to base the fan settings on.
The heatsink is oversized to provide thermal transfer and heat dissipation so that your PC can game 24 hours per day.
Military Class 4
With the aluminum core design, Dark CAPs have been a staple in high-end design motherboard designs and they provide lower Equivalent Series Resistance (ESR) as well as an over-10-year lifespan.
Super Ferrite Choke
Super Ferrite Choke uses a Ferrite core that is permeable. This allows the Super Ferrite Choke to run at a 95°F lower temperature, have a 30% higher current capacity, a 20% improvement in power efficiency and optimal 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.
1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slot, supports up to PCIe 3.0 x16 speed
1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 slot, supports up to PCIe 2.0 x4 speed
2 x PCIe 2.0 x1 slots
3 x PCI slots
SATA III Controller Integrated in Intel Z87 Chipset:
Up to 6 Gb/s transfer speed
Supports 6 x SATA ports (SATA 1~6) by Z87
SATA 1~6 ports support Intel Rapid Storage technology enterprise (RAID 0/1/5/10) by Intel Z87
Supports Intel Smart Response technology, Intel Rapid Start technology, and Intel Smart Connect technology*
*Supports Intel Core processors on Windows 7/8.
4 x USB 3.0 ports (2 x ports on the back panel, 2 x ports available through the internal USB connector)
10 x USB 2.0 ports (6 x ports on the back panel, 4 x ports available through the internal USB connectors)
Realtek ALC1150 Codec
7.1-Channel High Definition audio
1 x Killer E2205 Gigabit LAN controller (Killer Network Manager is only available for Windows 7/8/8.1)
Supports 2-way AMD CrossFire technology (supports Windows 7/8)
Internal I/O Connectors
ATX 24-Pin power connector
8-pin ATX 12 V power connector
6 x SATA 6 Gb/s 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
3 x 4-pin system fan connectors
1 x Trusted Platform Module (TPM) header
1 x Serial port connector
1 x Front Panel Audio connector
2 x System panel connectors
1 x Chassis Intrusion connector
1 x Parallel port connector
1 x Clear CMOS jumper
Back Panel I/O Ports
1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse combo port
6 x USB 2.0 ports
2 x USB 3.0 ports
1 x RJ-45 LAN jack
6 x OFC audio jacks
1 x Graphics card port, supporting a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1200 at 60 Hz
1 x DVI-D port, supporting a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1200 at 60 Hz
1 x HDMI port, supporting a maximum resolution 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
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