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MSI Z68A-GD55-G3 Intel Z68 (REV B3) Socket 1155 DDR3 PCI-Express Motherboard
LGA1155 socket for IntelÂ® 2nd Generation Coreâ„˘ i7/ Coreâ„˘ i5/ Coreâ„˘ i3 Processors, ATX Form Factor, DDR3 2200(O.C.)/2133/1866/1600/1333 (max 32GB), 2x USB3.0, 4x USB2.0, 2x SATA 6Gb/s, 4x SATA 3Gb/s, 2x PCI-E x16 (single at x16, or dual x8/x8), Supports NVIDIAÂ® Quad-GPU SLIâ„˘/ATIÂ® Quad-GPU CrossFireXâ„˘ Technology, 8 Channel HD Audio, Multi VGA Output options: D-Sub, DVI-D and HDMI.
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Based on LucidLogix Virtu technology, MSI Z68 mainboard series firstly provides the most expectable feature for desktop platform - switchable graphics, which allows users to enjoy both graphics power of integrated GPU and discrete GPU. It will switch to integrated GPU for HD movie playback, video transcoding and general applications to save system energy, or release full power for hardcore 3D gaming by switching to discrete GPU automatically.
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.
AMD CrossFireXâ„˘ is the ultimate multi-GPU performance gaming platform. Enabling game-dominatig 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 systemâ€™s graphics capabilities. It allows you the ability to scale your systemâ€™s graphics horsepower as you need it, supporting up to four AMD Radeonâ„˘ 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.
3TB+ Infinity is not only breaking through the limit of traditional BIOS, but also enhancing the utilization of hard drives 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 competitors, MSI 3TB+ Infinity is an industry-leading technology which substantially presents an advantage of development and application in the future.
|Warranty Type||Manufacturer via Aria|
|Warranty Period (yrs)||3|
The first year of warranty is with Aria.
The remaining 2 years are direct with the Manufacturer.
Comments, Questions & Reviews:
Comment by matt
with the pci slots running at 1x x16 or 2x x8 is it worth getting 560's sli? as the speed will still be x16 just split in two? thanks
Doesn't work quite like that, 8 PCI-E lanes will still provide almost the full bandwidth needed by the 560 and so SLI should still provide a large performance increase over a single card.
Compatibility by David
Are these parts compatible?
I know the power supply is massively overkill just now but I plan to run sli GTX680s (when released)- Planning ahead FTW! :D
yes those should be compatible
Comment by James Willson
So is this the board with pci 3.0 or pci 2.0 it says in the title g3 but then says revb3 ???
It's PCI-E 3.0.
Sickening by Tom
This board is amazing, it looks great and overclocks like a beast as well. The EUFI bios is really nice but for some reason, with mine the mouse is inverted but im sure a bios update might fix that. Great board74 of 174 people rated this review as helpful
Availability by stevo
Am waiting to do a new system build with this board. Any word on availability please?
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