- Supports 4th and 5th Gen Intel® CoreT / Pentium® / Celeron® processors for LGA 1150 socket;
- Supports DDR3-3300(OC) Memory;
- M.2 + USB 3.0 + SATA 6Gb/s;
- Guard-Pro: Improved Protection and Power Efficiency;
- Military Class 4: Top Quality & Stability;
- USB Steel Power: Serve Stable 5V Power & Better Signal Transmission over USB;
- OC Genie 4: Overclock in 1 Second;
- Click BIOS 4: Easily Fine-tune Your System;
- 4K UHD Support: Ultra-high Definition Visual Experience;
- Multi-GPU: AMD CrossFire Support;
- Command Center: Control & Customize Your PC Settings;
- Fast Boot: Quickly Boot Up & Enter OS in A Few Seconds;
- Smart Utilities: Easily Setup & Configure Intel® Technologies;
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 a AMD CrossFireT gaming setup.
Military Class 4
Military Class 4 is the next step in high quality components. The Super Ferrite Choke and Solid CAP will make sure that your PC runs more stable under extreme gaming conditions.
Super Ferrite Chokes
Super Ferrite Chokes use a Ferrite core that is Super-Permeable. This allows the Super Ferrite Chokes to run at a 35 degree Celsius lower temperature, have a 30% higher current capacity, a 20% improvement in power efficiency and better overclocking power stability.
With their aluminum core design and Japanese made quality, Solid CAPs are made for high-end design motherboard. Not only do Solid CAPs could provide lower Equivalent Series Resistance (ESR), but also work firmly for over-10-year.
Carefully selected materials, multiple PCB layers and shielding result in the best circuit protection for our motherboards.
With MSI ECO Center you can physically cut the power to unused chips to save up to 29% power usage.
10% Reduction in moisture absorption helps prevent "Conductive Anodic Filament". Untreated PCB's can have 10x higher failure rate.
High Temperature Protection
All key components used in MSI motherboards have all passed military testing ensuring stable operation in the harshest environments.
Each and every I/O port is protected against the hazards of Electro Static Discharge.
All MSI motherboards comply with stringent American FCC regulations and reduce the impact of Electromagnetic Interference.
12 TIMES USB 3.0
This MSI motherboard features 12 times USB 3.0 ports. Designed for superb connectivity for your extra devices or mining crypto currencies through USB.
USB STEEL POWER
Are your USB Bitcoin ASICs drawing too much USB power resulting in losing bitcoins? USB Steel Power offers a stable 5 volt to all USB ports via an extra PWM, optimizing all USB ports so that you'll never have to worry about any Bitcoin loss.
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.
Z97 U3 PLUS
Intel® LGA 1150 (Socket H3)
Width : 30.5 cm
Depth : 24.4 cm
Celeron, Core i3, Core i5, Core i7, Pentium
Intel® Z97 Express
1066 MHz,1333 MHz,1600 MHz
Maximum number of SMP processors : 1
PnP (Plug and Play)
1066, 1333, 1600, 1866, 2000, 2133, 2400, 2600, 2666, 2800, 3000, 3100, 3200 MHz
Memory slots : 4
Memory channels support : Dual
Memory slots type : DIMM
Front panel audio connector : Yes
Microphone in : Yes
USB 3.0 connectors : 2
USB 2.0 connectors : 2
Number of SATA 3 connectors : 6
Supported hard disk drive interfaces : Serial ATA III
0, 1, 5, 10
ATX Power connector (24-pin) : Yes
TPM connector : Yes
DVI-D ports quantity : 1
Audio output channels : 7.1
Audio system : Realtek ALC892
4096 x 2160 pixels
Ethernet LAN : Yes
LAN controller : Realtek 8111G