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 (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.
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.
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 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.
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 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+ InfinityIn The Box
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.
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