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MSI Z97 GAMING 5 Intel Z97 (Socket 1150) DDR3 ATX Motherboard

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Experience smooth, stutter-free in-game performance and the competitive edge.

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Quickcode: 60551  
Stock code: MBD-Z97-Z97-GAMING-5
Manuf. code: Z97-GAMING-5
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MSI® GAMING motherboards are designed to provide gamers with best-in-class features and technology. Backed by the imposing looks of MSI's Dragon, each motherboard is an engineering masterpiece tailored to gaming perfection.

The Best Gaming Weapons at Hand

Audio Boost 2
The ultimate audio solution for gamers, powered by Creative Sound Blaster Cinema 2.

USB Audio Power
Delivers stable 5V for perfect audio quality on USB headsets and audio DACs.

Killer LAN
Experience smooth, stutter-free in-game performance and the competitive edge.

XSplit Gamecaster
Stream & record your gaming activity with a 6 month premium license.

OC Genie 4
One-second overclocking by simply pressing a single button.

Military Class 4 with Guard-Pro
The best components for stable gaming & overclocking in extreme conditions.

Gaming Device Port
Optimized gold plated PS/2 and USB ports for high end gaming mice and keyboards.

M-Shield protects the motherboard against EMI and shocks by using thick padding.

Debug LED
A handy tool to check what’s causing the problem if the system doesn’t boot or freezes.

OC Essentials
Tools which make the life of an overclocker easier incl. Multi BIOS, V-check Points 2, GO2BIOS, etc.

Flexible solutions to connect M.2 devices and reach speeds up to 10 Gb/s.

Gaming APP
Get more CPU and graphics performance in an easy way with our Gaming APP.


  • CPU Support: Supports 4th and 5th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors, and Intel® Pentium® and Celeron® Processors for Socket LGA1150
  • Chipset: Intel® Z97 chipset
  • Memory Support: Supports DDR3 3200(OC)/ 3100(OC)/ 3000(OC)/ 2800(OC)/ 2666(OC)/ 2600(OC)/ 2400(OC)/ 2200(OC)/ 2133(OC)/ 2000(OC)/ 1866(OC)/ 1600/ 1333/ 1066 MHz up to 32GB
  • Multi-GPU Support: 2 Way NVIDIA SLI / 3 Way AMD CrossFire
  • Display Outputs: 1x VGA port, 1x DVI port, 1x HDMI port
  • Expansion Slots: 3x PCIE x16 slots, 4x PCIE x1 slots
  • Storage: 6x SATA 6Gb/s (SATA1~SATA6) ports by Intel® Z97, Support PCIE M.2 Storage by Intel® Z97 (switch from SATA5~SATA6)
  • Networking: Supports LAN 10/100/1000 Fast Ethernet by Killer Network (E2205)
  • Audio Chip: integrated by Realtek® ALC1150, Flexible 8-channel audio with jack sensing, Compliant with Azalia 1.0 Spec
  • Connectivity: 6x USB 3.0 ports by Intel® Z97 (rear x4, front x2)
  • Form Factor: ATX Form Factor
  • Warranty: 3 Year Manufacturer Warranty

    Warranty Information:

    Manufacturer msi
    Warranty Type Direct with Manufacturer
    Manufacturer Website
    Warranty Period (yrs)3

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    will this work by George

    will this motherboard work with the intel i5-4460 processor and does it come with a CPU cooler

    Response by shaund
    Hi George,

    Yes that CPU will work fine with this motherboard, also the CPU comes with a Heatsink and fan with pre-applied thermal paste.

    Bios update by Arisparcle

    Im using the intel i5 4690k cpu with the msi gtx 970, would that require a bios update ?

    Response by shaund

    Yes the board will require a BIOS update for that chip.

    Do I need to update the bios ? by Arisparcle

    Hi Im planning to purchase this for my build and am curious if a bios update is required ?

    Response by shaund

    That would depend entirely on which CPU you will be purchasing.

    Question  Compatible by Jonny


    Is this motherboard compatible with these:

    (quick codes)
    CPU: 49755
    GPU: 57840 (but only XFX version)

    Answer by davidw on Tuesday, June 24, 2014
    CPU: 49755 - Is Ivybridge Socket 1155 - For this board you will need Haswell Socket 1150

    GPU: 57840 - This is compatible