- Supports 4th and 5th Gen Intel Core/Pentium/Celeron processors for LGA 1150 socket
- Supports DDR3-3300(OC) Memory
- M.2 + USB 3.0 + SATA 6Gb/s
- Audio Boost 2: Reward Your Ears with True Quality
- Killer Ethernet: Kill Your Lag
- USB Audio Power: Surve Stable 5V Power & Better Signal Transmission over USB
- XSplit Gamecaster: Show off Your Skills and Achievements
- Guard-Pro: Improved Protection and Power Efficiency
- OC Genie 4: Overclock in 1 Second
- Gaming App: Boost Your Frame Rate
- Click BIOS 4: Easily Fine-tune Your System
- Multi-GPU: NVIDIA SLI & AMD CrossFire Support
- Sound Blaster Cinema 2: Realistic Surround Sound Experience
- Gaming Device Port: Optimized with Triple Gold-plating for High Polling Rate Gaming Devices
Let the games begin
MSI GAMING motherboards are designed to provide gamers with best-in-class features and technology. Backed by the imposing looks of MSI's Dragon, each motherboard is an engineering masterpiece tailored to gaming perfection.
The best gaming weapons at hand
- Amazing sound with Audio Boost 2, powered by Creative Sound Blaster Cinema 2
- USB Audio Power
- The highest frag and the lowest lag with KillerT E2200 Game Networking
- Push your SSD to the limit with M.2 & SATA Express
- Show off your gaming skills to the world with XSplit Gamecaster
- SteamOS ready out of the box
- Military Class 4 components
- Super stable with Guard-Pro
- Specialized production lines just for GAMING motherboards
- OC Genie 4
- Gaming Device Port
- Boost your FPS with the MSI GAMING APP
- Click BIOS 4 (click here to visit our dedicated BIOS page)
- Optimized for multiple graphics cards (SLI & CrossFire certified)
- Take control with Command Center & Live Update 6
Reward your ears with true quality
Get ready for ear-drum shattering sound, with MSI Audio Boost 2! With Audio Boost 2 we're delivering the highest audio quality with the use of Creative Sound Blaster Cinema 2 so you can enjoy crystal clear sound and music through 8-channel HD Audio.
Isolated Audio PCB
With traditional onboard audio the signal is distorted by electromagnetic signals from the rest of the PCB. Audio Boost 2 acts like a dedicated soundcard by physically isolating the audio circuitry which is separated by a red LED path. Less interference gives you a more clear audio signal.
Direct Audio Power
Enjoy a heavy caliber audio experience with Direct Audio Power. A dedicated power input to Audio Boost 2 allows for a more powerful and stable power delivery, resulting in a more explosive and pure sound experience.
Creative Sound Blaster Cinema 2
Thanks to Creative Sound Blaster Cinema 2, you're getting amazing surround sound with just stereo headphones or speakers.
Creative Sound Blaster Cinema 2 enables you to clearly hear specific sounds in gaming environments. Hear your enemies perfectly, make your ears a decisive tool to finish on top.
Dual Headhpone Amplifiers
Prepare for an eargasm. The built-in dual headphone amplifier rewards your high quality headphone with the most amazing studio level sound quality up to 600O delivered from your gaming PC.
Tired of having to connect your headset in difficult to reach places? MSI GAMING motherboards are designed to be easy to use, featuring front & rear audio outputs fueled by Audio Boost 2.
High Quality Audio Capacitors
With the use of professional Nichicon Japanese capacitors, specially designed for audio purposes, MSI GAMING motherboards provide the highest possible audio signal filtering. Delivering high fidelity crystal clear sound with exceptional acoustics and realism.
- Acoustic series
- Lower Tolerance
- Lower Dielectric Absorption
- Lower ESR
- Lower Leakage Current
- Higher Stability
Golden Audio Connectors
With golden audio connectors you get the best possible signal output with less chance of distortion.
- Up to 600O crystal clear sound with exceptional acoustics
- Dedicated amplified output (red) optimized for studio-grade headgear
- Superb signal conductivity and will not wear over time
USB Audio Power
When connecting multiple USB devices, most motherboards will be unable to deliver a strong 5V power signal to all USB ports. This is highly noticeable with high-quality external USB DACs where sound quality degrades as the motherboard is unable to deliver a perfect USB signal.
Only MSI USB Audio Power continuously delivers a stable 5V to the USB ports on motherboards, making sure you can continue to enjoy the crystal clear audio standard you expect.
The Killer E2200 Intelligent Networking Platform is built for maximum networking performance for online games and high-quality streaming media. Featuring Advanced Stream DetectT, Killer E2200 automatically detects and accelerates game traffic ahead of other network traffic for smoother, stutter-free in-game performance and the competitive edge. With this exclusive, automatic traffic prioritization, games and real-time chat get priority over low-level system chatter, giving you the lowest latency for game data on the most controllable network hardware available.
Push your SSD to the limit
Enjoy a blazing fast system boot up and insanely fast loading of applications and games with MSI GAMING motherboards. We offer the next generation of high speed storage support through M.2 and SATA Express. M.2 and SATA Express transfer data through a PCI Express 2.0 x2 interface up to 10 Gb/s, making it 67% faster than SATA 3.0 solutions.
Faster storage solutions with M.2
M.2 is the successor to mSATA, offering a 67% performance increase up to 10 Gb/s. M.2 is packed in a small form factor and is compatible with 3 different sizes to fit most storage solutions. All latest generation Intel based MSI GAMING motherboards feature M.2 storage.
Flexible fast storage with SATA Express
SATA Express introduces a new solution in high speed storage through PCI Express, providing more bandwidth for the latest generation SSDs. We offer flexible solutions with an M.2 to SATA Express converter for more convenience.
Intel® LGA 1150 (Socket H3)
Width : 24.4 cm
Depth : 24.4 cm
Celeron, Core i3, Core i5, Core i7, Pentium
Intel® Z97 Express
1066 MHz,1333 MHz,1600 MHz
PnP (Plug and Play)
1066, 1333, 1600, 1866, 2000, 2133, 2200, 2400, 2600, 2666, 2800, 3000 MHz
Memory channels support : Dual
Memory slots type : DIMM
Front panel audio connector : Yes
USB 2.0 connectors : 2
USB 3.0 connectors : 1
Supported hard disk drive interfaces : SATA
TPM connector : Yes
HDMI ports quantity : 1
Audio system : Realtek ALC1150
Audio output channels : 7.1
LAN controller : Bigfoot Killer E2205
Ethernet LAN : Yes
ACPI version : 5.0