MSI H81M ECO Desktop Motherboard

MSI H81M ECO Desktop Motherboard

MSI H81M ECO Desktop Motherboard

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Product Highlights

  • Micro-ATX Form Factor
  • Intel LGA1150 socket
  • Intel H81 Express Chipset
  • Supports Intel Core i7 Processors
  • Supports DDR3-1600 Memory
  • 1 x PCIe 2.0 x16
  • 2 x PCIe 2.0 x1
  • USB 3.0 and SATA 6 Gb/s
  • TUV Certified
  • ECO Series and Guard Pro Certified
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MSI H81M ECO overview

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The H81M ECO Desktop Motherboard from MSI supports 4th Generation Intel Core processors, Intel H81 Express chipset for Intel Pentium, and Celeron processors in LGA1150 socket. It supports DDR3-1600/1333/ 1066 MHz memory, USB 3.0, and SATA 6 Gb/s. H81M ECO is TUV certified and offers ECO Tech Design for optimizing power, ECO Center Pro for user-friendly operations and ECO Performance for stable and green 24/7 performance. The motherboard offers a 4K high definition visual experience. It features Click BIOS 4 that fine-tunes your system, Fast Boot helps to quickly boot up and enter the OS in a few seconds, and M-Flash updates and backs up the BIOS.

The motherboard supports triple-display function in combination of DisplayPort, HDMI, and DVI outputs. It also features Military Class 4 components, which provide stability and quality.

TUV Certified
TUV recognizes MSI's ECO design as more power efficient and highlights an increased life expectancy for this motherboard for 25 years.
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 suitable mouse support.
With an HDMI port, you can enjoy HD video playback. It supports innovative signal outputs to provide an enhanced visual experience.
Intel Gigabit LAN
The MSI 9 series motherboards come equipped with the optimal quality network solution from Intel which is Optimized for multimedia and gaming to deliver a stable and good network connection.

ECO Series

MSI uses unique techniques in hardware and software design for ECO Series to use less power than a light bulb and save up to 40%.
ECO Center Pro
ECO Mode:
ECO mode is the default mode to save energy. It enables all of the motherboard functions and only turns off all LEDs and PCI slots.

Lounge Mode:
This mode is for multimedia solutions to decode/encode audio and video at full performance. Lounge mode lowers fan speed for a mode quiet environment and disables LEDs and LAN.

Server Mode:
It has a mode for personal cloud service or servers for small business. Server mode lowers CPU power consumption, fan speed, turns LEDs, audio, and video functionality off.
ECO Button
Efficiency at your control by pressing the ECO button starts saving power immediately. User-friendly with a button in hardware, BIOS, and software design for more convenience.


Circuit Protection
The circuit protection for overclocking motherboards is composed of carefully selected materials, multiple PCB layers, and shielding.
ECO Power
With MSI ECO Center you can physically cut the power to unused chips to save up to 40% power usage.
Humidity Protection
10% reduction in moisture absorption helps prevent Conductive Anodic Filament. Untreated PCB's can have ten times higher failure rate.
High Temperature Protection
The key components used in MSI motherboards are all military-testing passed, ensuring stable operation in harsh environment.
ESD Protection
Each I/O port is protected against the hazards of Electro Static Discharge.
EMI Protection
The motherboard complies with stringent American FCC regulations and reduces the impact of Electromagnetic Interference.

Military Class 4

Dark Choke
Dark Choke uses the special core design and allows it to run at a lower temperature with higher capacity and optimal power efficiency and stability.
Solid CAP
Solid CAPs provide an aluminum core design and staple in high-end mainboards. They offer lower Equivalent Series Resistance (ESR), and last for over 10 years.
In the Box
MSI H81M ECO Desktop Motherboard
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
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    MSI H81M ECO specs

    CPU Supports 4th Generation Intel Core, Pentium, and Celeron processors for socket LGA1150
    Chipset Intel H81 Express
    Main Memory 2 x DDR3 memory slots supporting up to 16 GB
    Supports DDR3 1600/1333/1066 MHz
    Dual-channel memory architecture
    Supports non-ECC, un-buffered memory
    Onboard Graphics 1 x HDMI port, supporting a maximum resolution of 4096 x 2160 @ 24 Hz/2560 x 1600 @ 60 Hz
    1 x VGA/DVI-D port, supporting a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz
    Slots 1 x PCIe 2.0 x16
    2 x PCIe 2.0 x1
    1 x PCI
    On-Board SATA SATA III controller integrated in Intel H81 chipset
    2 x SATA 6 Gb/s ports (SATA 1 to 2)
    2 x SATA 3 Gb/s ports (SATA 3 to 4)
    Supports Intel Rapid Start Technology and Intel Smart Connect Technology*

    Supports Intel Core processors on Windows 7 and Windows 8/8.1

    USB 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)
    Audio Chip integrated by Realtek ALC887
    Flexible 8-channel audio with jack sensing
    Compliant with Azalia 1.0 spec
    LAN Intel I218-V Gigabit LAN controller
    Internal I/O Connectors 1 x 24-pin ATX power connector
    1 x 4-pin ATX 12 V power connector
    2 x SATA 6 Gb/s connectors, 2x SATA 3 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)
    1 x 4-pin CPU fan connector
    1 x 4-pin system fan connector
    1 x 3-pin system fan connector
    1 x Clear CMOS jumper
    1 x Chassis Intrusion connector
    1 x Front panel audio connector
    1 x Parallel port connector
    2 x System panel connectors
    1 x Serial port connector
    1 x TPM module connector
    Back Panel I/O Ports 1 x PS/2 keyboard
    1 x PS/2 mouse
    4 x USB 2.0
    2 x USB 3.0
    1 x HDMI
    1 x DVI-D
    1 x VGA
    1 x LAN (RJ-45)
    3 x Audio
    BIOS 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
    Mounting 6 x Mounting holes
    Form Factor Micro-ATX
    9.6 x 8.8" (24.3 x 22.5 cm)

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