Classic black & white
Looking for that creative, one-off build? Black & White design makes a system look classic, sophisticated and full of class. Famous case modders around the world cheer for our design choices.
Other vendors are also releasing black & white designed products, perfect to create a full black & white system.
Push your SSD to the limit
Enjoy a blazing fast system boot up and insanely fast loading of applications and games with selected MSI 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.
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 a M.2 to SATA Express converter for more convenience
Optimized for multiple graphics cards
MSI motherboards feature one or more PCI Express 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 enjoying the best graphics jumping off from your monitor when running Nvidia® SLIT or AMD CrossFireT gaming setup
OC Genie 4
With the one-second overclocking option OC Genie we're giving you even more performance. Just hit the button and your PC gets another adrenalin shot straight away. Give your system an awesome performance boost with ease.
CLICK BIOS 4
The MSI Click BIOS 4 is the latest UEFI BIOS with optimizations for Windows 8. Not only that it also reacts faster, runs smoother and has better mouse support. And this all comes with many cool features. Click on the button on the right to visit our dedicated BIOS page and learn more.
MSI's Command Center software is a very powerful tool to push your motherboard to the max. With a very intuitive touch ready interface, Command Center allows users to tune settings to increase system stability, maximize overclocking performance and adjust cooling features.
LIVE UPDATE 6
MSI Live Update is renewed! Our popular software automatically downloads and installs the latest drivers, BIOS and software. Rest assured while your system is always configured using the latest software so you get the maximum performance and stability.
MSI Command Center integrates an unlimited RAMdisk. With a RAMdisk you can create a virtual drive from your system memory enabling speeds 20x faster than a modern SSD.
- Speed up system performance
- Load complete game images
- Speed up games, apps and browser
The MSI Smart Utilities application helps to easily setup, configure and boost your systems' performance and more through 3 Intel® key technologies:
- Intel® Rapid Start
- Intel® Smart Response*
- Intel® Smart Connect
*This feature only works on platform/model that supports Intel® Smart Response technology.
No more seamless waiting for your O/S to be loaded! MSI Fast Boot helps to make your system boot lightning fast. MSI Fast Boot also features a GO2BIOS button. Simply click it to restart your PC and go straight to the system BIOS.
4K UHD SUPPORT
Enjoy awesome 4K UHD video playback with MSI 9 series motherboards. MSI motherboards that are equipped with HDMI port(s) support the latest 4K UHD (2160p ultra-high definition) resolution to provide an unprecedented breathtaking visual experience.
Enjoy the awesome HD video playback now! MSI motherboards that equip with HDMI port(s) supports the latest and the most innovative signal outputs to provide an unprecedented visual experience.
Intel® LGA 1150 (Socket H3)
Width : 30.5 cm
Depth : 24.4 cm
Celeron, Core i7, Pentium
Intel® Z97 Express
1066 MHz,1333 MHz,1600 MHz,1866 MHz,2000 MHz,2133 MHz,2200 MHz,2400 MHz,2600 MHz,2666 MHz,3000 MHz,3100 MHz
PnP (Plug and Play)
1066, 1333, 1600 MHz
Memory channels : Dual
Memory slots type : DIMM
Memory slots : 4
Front panel audio connector : Yes
Headphone outputs : 6
Microphone in : Yes
USB 3.0 connectors : 1
USB 2.0 connectors : 2
Supported hard disk drive interfaces : Serial ATA
0, 1, 5, 10
ATX Power connector (24-pin) : Yes
EPS power connector (8-pin) : Yes
TPM connector : Yes
DVI-D ports quantity : 1
Audio system : Realtek ALC892
Audio output channels : 7.1
4096 x 2160 pixels
Ethernet LAN : Yes
LAN controller : Realtek 8111G