CPU • Supports 5th and 4th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors, and Intel® Pentium® and Celeron® Processors for the Socket LGA1150
Please refer to CPU Support for compatible CPU; the above description is for reference only.
Chipset• Intel® Z97 Express Chipset
Main Memory• Support four DDR3 DIMMs 1066/1333/1600/1866*/2000*/2133*/2200*/2400*/2600*/2667*/2800*/3000*/3100*/3200*/3300*(OC) DRAM (32GB Max)
– Supports Dual-Channel mode
– Supports non-ECC, un-buffered memory
– Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
Slots

  • 3 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slots(PCI_E2, PCI_E5, PCI_E7 support x16, x8/x8, x8/x4/x4 modes)
    • 1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 slot (PCI_E4, supports x4 speed)*
    • 3 x PCIe 2.0 x1 slots*  * The PCIe x1 slots (PCI_E1, PCI_E3, PCI_E6) will be unavailable when installing an expansion card in the PCI_E4 slot.
On-Board SATA • Intel Z97 Express Chipset
– 6 x SATA 6Gb/s ports (SATA1~6)
– 1 x M.2 port*
– M.2 port supports M.2 SATA 6Gb/s module
– M.2 port supports M.2 PCIe module up to 10Gb/s speed**
– M.2 port supports 4.2cm/ 6cm/ 8cm length module
– Supports RAID 0, RAID1, RAID 5 and RAID 10***
– Supports Intel Smart Response Technology, Intel® Rapid Start Technology and Intel Smart Connect Technology****

  • ASMedia ASM1061 Chipset
    – 2 x SATA 6Gb/s ports (SATA7~8)* The SATA5 and SATA6 ports will be unavailable when installing a module in the M.2 port.
    ** M.2 PCIe interface only supports UEFI option ROM, NOT support legacy option ROM.
    *** M.2 PCIe interface does not support RAID 0, RAID1, RAID 5 and RAID 10.
    **** Supports Intel Core processors on Windows 7 and Windows 8/ 8.1
USB

  • Intel Z97 Express Chipset
    – 4 x USB 3.0 ports (2 ports on the back panel, 2 ports available through the internal USB connectors)
    – 8 x USB 2.0 ports (4 ports on the back panel, 4 ports available through the internal USB connectors**)• ASMedia ASM1074 Chipset
    – 4 x USB 3.0 ports on the back panel
    ** internal JUSB1 connector supports MSI Super Charger
Audio• Realtek® ALC1150 Codec
– 7.1-Channel High Definition Audio
– Supports S/PDIF output
LAN • 1x Intel I218-V Gigabit LAN controller
Multi-GPU • Supports 3-Way AMD CrossFire™ Technology*
• Supports 2-Way NVIDIA® SLI™ Technology
*Supports Windows 7 and Windows 8/8.1.
Internal I/O Connectors 
– 1 x 24-pin ATX power connector
– 1 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
– 1 x 4-pin ATX 12V power connector
– 1 x 6-pin ATX 12V power connector*
– 8 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
– 2 x USB 2.0 connectors (supports additional 4 USB 2.0 ports)
– 1 x USB 3.0 connector (supports additional 2 USB 3.0 ports)
– 2 x 4-pin CPU fan connectors
– 3 x 4-pin system fan connectors
– 1 x Clear CMOS jumper
– 1 x Front panel audio connector
– 2 x System panel connectors
– 1 x TPM module connector
– 1 x Chassis Intrusion connector
– 9 x V-Check connectors
– 1 x GO2BIOS button
– 1 x Power button
– 1 x Reset button
– 2 x Base Clock control buttons
– 1 x OC Genie button
– 1 x Multi-BIOS switch
– 1 x OC Genie mode switch
– 1 x Slow mode switch
– 1 x 2-Digit Debug Code LED
* Provides additional power to PCIe x16 slots
Back Panel I/O Ports
– 1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse combo port
– 1 x Clear CMOS button
– 1 x Optical S/PDIF-out  port
– 4 x USB 2.0  ports
– 6 x USB 3.0  ports
– 1 x RJ45 LAN jack
– 1 x 6 in 1 OFC audio jack
– 1 x HDMI port, supporting a maximum resolution of 4096×[email protected], 2560×[email protected], 3840×[email protected],1920×[email protected]
– 1 x DisplayPort, supporting a maximum resolution of 4096×[email protected], 2560×[email protected], 3840×[email protected],1920×[email protected] platform supports dual-display and triple-display function

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Extend mode
(Extend the desktop to the second and third monitor)
Clone mode
(Monitors have the same screen)

 

BIOS

  • The motherboard BIOS provides “Plug & Play” BIOS which detects the peripheral devices and expansion cards of the board automatically.
    • The motherboard provides a Desktop Management Interface(DMI) function which records your motherboard specifications.
Dimension

  • 30.5cm(L) x 24.4cm(W) ATX Form Factor
Mounting

  • 9 mounting holes.