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MSI X79 Platform
|2nd Generation Intel Core i7 Processor family for the LGA 2011 Socket
This motherboard supports the latest 2nd Generation Intel Core i7 Processor family for the LGA 2011 Socket, with memory and PCI Express controllers integrated to quad-channel (8 DIMMs) DDR3 memory and 40 PCI Express 3.0 lanes. This provides great graphics performance. 2nd Generation Intel Core i7 Processor family for the LGA 2011 Socket is one of the most powerful and energy efficient CPUs in the world.
|Intel X79 Express Chipset
The Intel X79 Express Chipset is the latest single-chipset design that supports the 2nd Generation Intel Core i7 Processor family for the LGA 2011 Socket. It improves performance by utilizing serial point-to-point links, allowing for increased bandwidth and stability. Additionally, the X79 comes with 2 SATA 6Gb/s and 4 SATA 3Gb/s ports for faster data retrieval, doubling the bandwidth of current bus systems.
|PCI Express Gen 3
With ultra-high 32GB/s transfer bandwidth, PCI Express Gen 3 provides a 2X faster transfer rate than the previous generation, this delivers amazing capabilities for true next generation extreme gaming.
|AMD CrossfireX Multi-GPU Technology
AMD CrossFireX is the ultimate multi-GPU performance gaming platform. Enabling game-dominating power, AMD CrossFireX technology enables two or more discrete graphics processors to work together to improve graphics performance. AMD CrossFireX technology allows you to expand your system’s graphics capabilities. It allows you the ability to scale your system’s graphics horsepower as you need it, supporting up to four AMD Radeon HD graphics cards, making it the most scalable gaming platform ever. With an AMD CrossFireX gaming technology, the traditional graphics limitation exists no more, allowing you to enjoy higher performance as well as visual experience.
|NVIDIA SLI Multi-GPU Technology
SLI technology allows using multiple Nvidia graphics cards in a single computer system with a mainboard equipped with an nForce SLI MCP. Users need an a mainboard with two PCI-Express 16x graphics slots and two matching GeForce graphics cards which are "SLI Ready". Most NVIDIA's PCI-Express graphics cards starting from the 6600 GPU can enjoy the benefits of SLI.
|Quad-Channel 2400(OC)/2133(OC)/1800/1600/1333/1066 MHz
The motherboard supports DDR3 memory that features data transfer rates of DDR3 2400(OC)/2133(OC)/1800/1600/1333/1066 MHz to meet the higher bandwidth requirements of the latest 3D graphics, multimedia and Internet applications.
SATA 6Gb/s provides double the bandwidth of traditional SATA 3Gb/s, and increases the data transfer rate between your mainboard and internal storage devices, such as 7200RPM HDDs, 10000RPM HDDs and SSDs. It’s also the current trend for upcoming high-speed internal storage devices to to break the existing bottleneck of a PC’s performance.
Compared to the 480Mbps provided by traditional USB 2.0, the all-new USB 3.0's 5Gb/s offers 10 times the transfer bandwidth, so transferring a Blu-ray movie takes less than one minute. MSI also has implemented a front panel USB 3.0 port, making the use of an external USB 3.0 device even more convenient.
Instant OC is a motherboard monitoring tool that allows the user to intelligently auto set the clock speed and clotage of the CPU and memory to enable greater performance. Instant OC's user friendly interface has 4 pre-set Instant OC Modes.
|THX True Studio Pro
THX is a trade mark of a high-end audio/visual reproduction standard for movies, home theaters, computer speakers and other audio devices. THX Certified Audio products are designed to let users experience movies & videos as if they were live shows. The true sound effect can make high definition video more powerful and realistic for the viewer.
|Lossless 24-bit/192KHz HD Audio
Onboard PC audio gets better! MSI is the first to implement the most high-end HD Audio codecs available. Don’t be fooled by other inferior audio solutions onboard (sometimes you can’t even find the driver!) Only MSI offers the Loss-less 24-bit/192KHz HD Audio function with an incredible 109 SNR dB value to provide the most clear & vivid HD audio quality and support 7.1 channels surround sound playback with a 2-channel independent stereo output (multiple streaming) through the front panel 3.5 inch phone jack.
|Military Class III
MSI mainboards maintains the commitment to product stability and reliability by introducing Military Class III components! In addition to the use of Hi-c CAP, SFC, and Solid CAP, MSI now incorporates DrMOS II, the next-generation DrMOS that provides an integrated Double Thermal Protection to maximize the lifespan of components. All Military Class III components have passed MIL-STD-810G certification, making MSI's Military Class III components synonymous with premium quality and ultimate stability.
|Click Bios II
MSI ClickBIOS II provides a consistent user interface both in the UEFI BIOS and in Windows, it provides the most convenient way for users to control system settings and supports touchscreen control.
|Active Phase Switching (APS)
Active Phase Switching (APS) technology is an intelligent design that helps to save energy on MSI’s mainboards. The underlying idea is to switch off the power supply as soon as no electricity is needed, and when the system needs more resources again, APS will automatically adjust electricity supply accordingly. APS will automatically detect your processor’s loading at any given time and save energy accordingly. This is only possible by means of a very advanced power controlling technology. Other than software-based solutions, APS technology stands out from MSI's own research. The specially developed IC chip can operate automatically depending on the demands of the power supply, which is to reduce the total power usage.
Compared to the common mainboard which needs extra BIOS chips, MSI’s M-Flash has a double advantage. Firstly it 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.
Mobile consumer appliances are getting more and more attention in the current day fast moving life style, with smart phones and tablets almost becoming a fashion accessory. However, many ordinary personal computers cannot charge some of these devices, making it difficult to stay connected. The MSI Super Charger is a Windows resident program capable of revising the power supply mode of your USB port to become more powerful. Once your phone or tablet is connected to your USB port, the Super Charger sends a signal to initiate its charging circuit, making it a really smart and convenient charging solution for mobile computing needs.
Winki 3 is a free Linux-based O/S which is based on the Linux core. With an ultra-fast booting speed and a multi-language interface, the built-in Winki 3 provides an easy-to-use internet environment that includes the most popular functions such as internet surfing, web mail, instant messaging, picture browsing, and more. It's the most practical way to be online in the shortest time.
USB Safeguard can prevent mainboards and USB devices from being damaged by short-circuit and ESD (Electro-Static Discharge) with Anti-ESD chips built-into the mainboards. Additionally, the safeguard can protect against such dangers multiple times, and greatly improves product lifespan.
|Live Update 5
MSI Live Update 5 is a powerful and useful application for updating the latest 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.
3TB+ Infinity is not only breaking through the limit of traditional BIOS, but also enhancing the utilization of hard drive efficiently. In addition to supporting the latest 3TB hard drives, MSI 3TB+ Infinity technology can use the 3TB hard drive as boot disk when installing a 64-bit operating system. Compared to our competitors, MSI 3TB+ Infinity is an industry-leading technology which substantially presents an advantage of development and application in the future.
|Part Number||X79A-GD65 (8D)|
|Model Number||X79A-GD65 (8D)|
|Compatible Processors||Intel 2nd Generation Core i7 Extreme|
|Socket Type||LGA 2011|
|Chipset Type||X79 Express|
|RAM Installed / Max Capacity||0 MB / 64 GB Max|
|RAM Slots||8 x DDR3 DIMM|
|Supported RAM Technology||Quad Channel DDR3 SDRAM|
|Supported RAM Speeds||DDR3 2400(OC)/2133(OC)/1800/1600/1333/1066 MHz|
|Expansion Slots Total (Free)||3 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (running at x16)
2 x PCIe 2.0 x16
1 x PCIe 2.0 x1
|Multi-GPU Support||Supports AMD CrossfireX
Supports nVidia SLI
|Ports Present & Quantity||1 x PS/2 Mouse/Keyboard port
1 x Clear CMOS button
1 x Coaxial SPDIF port
1 x Optical SPDIF port
1 x IEEE1394 port
1 x RJ45 LAN Jack
8 x USB 2.0 ports
2 x USB 3.0 ports
1 x 6 in 1 audio jack
|Ports Present & Quantity||- ATX 24-Pin power connector
8-pin ATX 12V power connector
4-PIN Power connector
CPU x 1 / System x 4 FAN connectors
Front panel audio connector
Front panel connector
1 x chasis intrusion connector
2 x USB 2.0 connectors
1 x USB 3.0 connectors
4 x Serial ATAII connectors
4 x Serial ATAIII connectors
1 x IEEE1394 connector
1 x Clear CMOS jumper
1 x Power button
1 x OC Genie button
2 x Direct OC buttons
1 x Multi BIOS switch
1 x Voice Genie connector
1 x MultiConnect Panel connector
|Intel X79 Express Chipset||2 x SATA 6Gb/s (RAID 0,1)
4 x SATA 3Gb/s (RAID 0,1,5,10)
|ASMedia ASM 1061 Chipset||2 x SATA 6Gb/s|
|Ports||1 x LAN(RJ45) port|
Flexible 8-channel audio with jack sensing
Compliant with Azalia 1.0 Spec
Meet Microsoft Vista Premium spec
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