Based on the latest Intel Z68 express chipset, which supports 2nd generation Intel Core i CPUs, MSI Z68A-GD80 delivers unparalleled performance in both gaming and daily computing. The MSI Z68A-GD80 has 3x PCIe x16 slots, allowing for graphics cards to run in SLI or CrossFireX mode, but also has support for LucidLogix Virtu to take advantage of both the discrete graphics cards and the built-in visuals of the Sandy Bridge processors for video transcoding. MSI Military Class II components provide top quality, extreme performance and ultimate stability. MSI OC Genie II can increase overall system performance in 1 second – all you need to do is to press the OC Genie button or enable OC Genie II function in BIOS menu. In addition, the Super Charger feature allows mobile consumers to charge their iPad, iPhone, or smartphone faster.
- Intel Z68 Express Chipset with Intel Smart Response TechnologyThis motherboard supports the 2nd generation Intel Core i3/ Core i5/ Core i7 processors in the LGA1155 package, with memory and PCI Express controllers integrated to support 2-channel (4 DIMM) DDR3 memory and 16 PCI Express 2.0 lanes. The Intel Z68 Express Chipset also supports iGPU function, letting users enjoy the latest Intel integrated graphic performance. Z68 chipset’s Intel Smart Response Technology boosts overall system performance by using a fast SSD (min 18.6GB available) as a cache for frequently accessed operations. Key benefits are expedited hard drive speeds, reduced load and wait times and maximized storage utilization.
- Military Class IIThe perfect trinity of quality, stability and efficiency all exist at one mainboard to meet end user expectations. By utilizing Hi-c CAP with 8X Lifespan than solid Capacitor, super-permeable SFC (Super Ferrite Choke) and Solid CAP, the MSI Military Class II series products provide the long lifespan, unparalleled quality, extreme performance and ultimate efficiency.
- OC Genie II (Z68)Just press the OC Genie button or enable OC Genie II function in BIOS menu, the CPU, memory, iGPU and HDD performance will be highly improved. Whether users want to watch a high bit-rate HD movie or go online gaming, both can be enjoyed with image performance that is smoother and lag-free!
- Click BIOSThis motherboard comes with universal extensible firmware interface, user-friendly mouse-controlled BIOS menu, and pre-OS applications (HDD Backup, Game, Memory test). Plus, it supports 15 languages for easy use.
- THX TruStudio PROTHX 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 live show. The true sound effect can make high definition video more powerful.
- Multi-GPU Support with CrossFireX and SLIFlexible graphics capabilities supported for either CrossFireX or SLI deliver the ultimate in graphics performance for gaming enthusiasts who demand the highest frame rates without compromising on resolution.