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The MSI CSM-B85M-E45 Micro-ATX Motherboard supports 4th generation of Haswell Intel processors and can accept to 32GB of RAM. It has four SATA III connectors and two SATA II connectors allow you to add hard drives and optical drives for installing software and saving long-term data. This micro-ATX motherboard can fit into smaller cases and offers four USB 3.0 ports, two PS/2 ports, one parallel port, and one serial port. It features a Gigabit Ethernet jack for connecting with networks and Realtek ALC887 audio for providing sound to your speakers via three audio jacks. Additionally, it delivers graphics to your display through an HDMI port when an Intel processor with integrated graphics is installed.
Intel 14nm CPU Ready
The motherboard is designed to be compatible with 4rd Gen Intel Core i7/Core i5/Core i3/Pentium/Celeron processors for the LGA 1150 socket.
PCI Express 3.0
With 32 GB/s transfer speeds, PCIe 3.0 provides twice the transfer rate when compared to the previous generation. Additionally, PCIe 3.0 is suitable for use with PCI Express x16 cards and increases efficiency and compatibility.
4K UHD Support
Enjoy the 4K UHD video playback now. MSI's 8 series motherboard that equips with HDMI port(s) supports the 4K UHD (2160p ultra-high definition) signal output to provide a unprecedented visual experience.
OC Genie 4
When used, OC Genie 4 accelerates your entire system and puts it into overdrive. Tuned by the professional overclockers, OC Genie 4 provides you with the performance you need.
Compared to common motherboard which need extra BIOS chips, 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 does not only have backup and upgrade function, moreover it can also be seen as a portable BIOS chip which is actually able to boot up your PC.
MSI Live Update 5
MSI Live Update 5 is an application for updating BIOS and drivers, saving you time and lowers 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.
Supports four unbuffered DIMM of 1.5 Volt DDR3 1066/1333/1600 RAM up to 32GB (max)
Supports Dual channel mode
Supports non-ECC, un-buffered memory
Supports Intel Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
SATA III controller integrated in Intel B85 chipset
- Up to 6 Gb/s transfer speed
- Supports four SATAIII port (SATA1~4) by B85 SATA II controller integrated in Intel B85 chipset
- Up to 3 Gb/s transfer speed
- Supports two SATA II ports (SATA5~6) by B85
Supports Intel Rapid Start Technology, Intel Smart Connect Technology*
* Supports Intel Core processors on Windows 7 and Windows 8
Chipset integrated by Realtek ALC887
-7.1-Channel High Definition Audio
Supports one PCI Express LAN 10/100/1000 Fast Ethernet by Realtek 8111G
Internal I/O Connectors
1 x ATX 24-Pin 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 3-pin system fan connector
4 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
2 x SATA 3Gb/s connectors
1 x Clear CMOS jumper
2 x USB 2.0 connectors (supports additional 4 USB 2.0 ports)
1 x USB 3.0 connectors (supports additional 2 USB 3.0 ports)
1 x Serial port connector
1 x Parallel port connector
1 x TPM Module connector
1 x Front Panel Audio connector
1 x Chassis Intrusion 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 RJ45 LAN Jack
1 x 3 in 1 audio jack
1 x HDMI port
-Supports 4096 x 2160 @ 24 Hz, 24 bpp (max)
-Supports 2560 x 1600 @ 60 Hz, 24 bpp
-Supports 1920 x 1080 @ 60 Hz, 36 bpp
1 x DVI-D port, supporting a maximum resolution of 1920x1200 @ 60 Hz
1 x Graphics port, supporting a maximum resolution of 1920x1200 @ 60 Hz