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MSI Computer MSI Z77A-G45 Thunderbolt

Mfg Part #: Z77A-G45 THUNDERBOLT


MSI Computer MSI Z77A-G45 Thunderbolt
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Our Price$174.14
ConditionNew and Factory Sealed
Out of Stock as of 2:47am 3/29/2014
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MSI Z77A-G45 Thunderbolt features APS (Active Phase Switching) technology. APS technology is an intelligent design that helps to save energy on MSI's mainboard. 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.

HDMI
HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is a fully digital video/audio interface which can transfer 1080p high-definition video and audio output in single compact connector. Supporting HDCP copy protection such as Blu-ray Discs, HDMI provides you with the high-quality home theater experience.

SATA 6 Gbps
SATA 6 Gbps provides double the bandwidth of traditional SATA 3 Gbps, and increases the data transfer rate between your mainboard and internal storage devices. It's also the current trend for upcoming high-speed internal storage devices to break the existing bottleneck of a PC's performance.

USB 3.0
Compared to the 480 Mbps provided by traditional USB 2.0, the USB 3.0's 5 Gbps offers 10 times the transfer bandwidth, so transferring a Blu-ray movie takes less than one minute.

Military Class III
MSI mainboard maintains the commitment to product stability and reliability by introducing Military Class III components including SFC and solid CAP which have passed MIL-STD-810G certification, making MSI's Military Class III components synonymous with premium quality and ultimate stability.

APS (Active Phase Switching)
Active Phase Switching, APS, technology is an intelligent design that helps to save energy on MSI's mainboard. 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.

Thunderbolt technology
At 10 Gbps, Thunderbolt technology delivers great responsiveness with data and display transfers - in each direction, at the same time - using a single cable to connect devices in a daisy chain.

USB safeguard
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.

NVIDIA SLI
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".

AMD CrossFire
AMD CrossFireX 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 system's graphics capabilities.

Gaming device port
Increasing the thickness of the gold-plated layer in the 2-in-1 PS/2 and optimized USB ports to 30 um to meet the demand of professional gamers. Besides enhancing mouse sensitivity in games, these improved interfaces deliver a longer lifespan and better stability of connectors and total solution for e-sports mouse control in UEFI BIOS.

OC Genie II
OC Genie II provides an instant performance boost, optimizing CPU, memory, integrated graphics, and storage device performance with the function enabled.

3TB+ Infinity
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 3 TB hard drives, MSI 3TB+ Infinity technology can use the 3 TB hard drive as boot disk when installing a 64-bit operating system.


In The Box
  • MSI Z77A-G45 Thunderbolt
  • Software


General Specifications

ManufacturerMSI Computer
Manufacturer Part #Z77A-G45 THUNDERBOLT
Manufacturer UPC #0816909101362
Cost Central Item #11777212
Product DescriptionMSI Z77A-G45 Thunderbolt - Motherboard - ATX - LGA1155 Socket - Z77 - USB 3.0 - Gigabit LAN - onboard graphics (CPU required) - HD Audio (8-channel)
Product TypeMotherboard - ATX
Chipset TypeIntel Z77 Express
Processor Socket1 x LGA1155 Socket
Compatible ProcessorsPentium, Celeron, Core i5, Core i3, Core i7
Max RAM Size32 GB
RAM Supported4 DIMM slots - DDR3
Storage Ports2 x SATA-600 (RAID), 4 x SATA-300 (RAID)
USB / FireWire Ports2 x USB 3.0 + 4 x USB 2.0 + ( 2 x USB 3.0 + 6 x USB 2.0 via headers )
AudioHD Audio (8-channel)
LANGigabit Ethernet

Extended Specifications

General
Product TypeMotherboard - ATX
Chipset TypeIntel Z77 Express
Processor SocketLGA1155 Socket
Max Processors Qty1
Compatible ProcessorsPentium, Celeron, Core i5, Core i3, Core i7
Supported RAM
Max Size32 GB
TechnologyDDR3
Bus Clock2400 MHz, 2200 MHz, 2000 MHz, 1600 MHz, 1333 MHz, 1066 MHz, 1866 MHz, 2133 MHz, 2800 MHz, 2600 MHz
FeaturesDual channel memory architecture
Audio
TypeHD Audio (8-channel)
Audio CodecRealtek ALC892
Compliant StandardsHigh Definition Audio, THX TruStudio Pro
LAN
Network ControllerRealtek RTL8111E
Network InterfacesGigabit Ethernet
Expansion / Connectivity
Expansion Slot(s)1 x CPU
4 x DIMM 240-pin
3 x PCIe 3.0 x16 ( dual: x8 mode; triple: x8, x4, x4 mode; single card: x16 mode )
4 x PCIe 2.0 x1
Storage InterfacesSATA-600 - connector(s): 2 x 7pin Serial ATA - 2 device(s) - RAID 0 / RAID 1 / RAID 10 / RAID 5
SATA-300 - connector(s): 4 x 7pin Serial ATA - 4 device(s) - RAID 0 / RAID 1 / RAID 10 / RAID 5
RAID FeaturesIntel Rapid Storage Technology
Interfaces1 x PS/2 keyboard / mouse
1 x SPDIF out
1 x TOSLINK
4 x USB 2.0
2 x USB 3.0
1 x LAN (Gigabit Ethernet)
1 x VGA
1 x Thunderbolt
1 x HDMI
1 x audio line-out - mini-jack
1 x audio line-in - mini-jack
1 x microphone - mini-jack
1 x audio line-out (side surround) - mini-jack
1 x audio line-out (rear) - mini-jack
1 x audio line-out (center/subwoofer) - mini-jack
Internal Interfaces2 x USB 3.0
6 x USB 2.0
1 x audio - header
1 x serial - header
Features
BIOS FeaturesDMI support, M-Flash, UEFI BIOS, MSI ClickBIOS II
Hardware FeaturesTrusted Platform Module (TPM), NVIDIA SLI Technology Support, USB Safeguard, HDCP compliant, MSI Active Phase Switching (APS), OC Genie II, MSI Winki 3, Instant OC, MSI Military Class III, AMD CrossFireX technology support, Intel Rapid Start Technology, Lucid Virtu MVP, MSI 3TB+ Infinity
Miscellaneous
Software IncludedMSI Live Update 5
Compliant StandardsPlug and Play
Approximate Width12 in
Approximate Depth9.6 in

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