MSI Z87-GD65 GAMING Motherboard: COMPUTEX Taipei 2013 Best Choice Golden Awardee

I've been using MSI motherboards for the longest time now whether for my own rig or when building for clients. I find MSI boards has the best price to performance ratio and so far have never disappointed me. I've used other brands as well but so far, MSI boards proved to be the most dependable when it comes to functionality and durability.
MSI Z87-GD65 GAMING Motherboard

Today, let's take a closer look at Z87-GD65 GAMING motherboard. It is an Intel board that can support the 4th generation of Intel Core processors.
The Z87-GD65 GAMING motherboard is the latest joint effort of MSI and FNATIC, the world-renowned gaming champion team. Consolidating the cutting-edge Intel 8 series chipset and Killer E2205 Game Networking, the Z87-GD65 GAMING effectively eliminates latency-induced errors and automatically prioritizes game traffic. Gamers will experience smooth gameplay even in heavily loaded networks. As for sound, the innovative Audio Boost technology significantly enhances sound clarity. To give gamers the edge in speed, the OC Genie 4 one-second overclocking technology boosts the system performance in no time.
MSI Z87-GD65 GAMING Motherboard

CPU 

• 4th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 / Core™ i5 / Core™ i3 / Pentium® / Celeron® processors for LGA 1150 socket
Please refer to CPU Support for compatible CPU; the above description is for reference only.

Chipset 

• Intel® Z87 Express Chipset

Main Memory

• Support four DDR3 1066/1333/1600/1866*/2000*/2133*/2200*/2400*/2600*/2666*/2800*/3000*(*OC) MHz DRAM, 64GB Max
- Dual channel memory architecture
- Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
- Supports non-ECC, un-buffered memory

Slots

• 3 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slots (support x16, x8/x8, x8/x4/x4 modes)
• 4 x PCIe 2.0 x1 slots

On-Board SATA 

• SATAIII controller integrated in Intel® Z87 chipset
- 1 x mSATA 6Gb/s port*
- Supports six SATAIII ports (SATA1~6) by Z87
- Up to 6Gb/s transfer speed.
• SATAIII controller integrated in ASMedia® ASM1061 chipset
- Up to 6Gb/s transfer speed.
- Supports two SATA ports (SATA7~8) by ASM1061
* The SATA6 port will be unavailable when a SSD installed in the mSATA port.
** Supports Intel Core processors on Windows 7 and Windows 8.

• RAID
- SATA1~6 ports support Intel Rapid Storage Technology enterprise (AHCI / RAID 0/1/5/10) by Intel Z87

USB

• 6 x USB 3.0 ports (4 ports on the back panel, 2 ports available through the internal USB connectors)
• 8 x USB 2.0 ports (2 ports on the back panel, 6 ports available through the internal USB connectors*)
*internal JUSB1 connector supports MSI Super Charger

Audio 

• Realtek® ALC1150 Codec
- 7.1-Channel High Definition Audio
- Supports S/PDIF output

LAN 

• 1x Killer E2205 Gigabit LAN controller*
* The Killer Network Manager is only available for Windows 7 and Windows 8 currently. The supported drivers for other operating systems would be available on the website if provided by vendor.

Multi-GPU 

• Supports ATI® CrossFire™ Technology
• Supports NVIDIA® SLI™ Technology
• Supports Lucid® Virtu Universal MVP 2.0
* Supports Windows 7 and Windows 8.

Internal I/O Connectors

- ATX 24-Pin power connector
- 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
- 8 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
- 1 x mSATA port
- 3 x USB 2.0 connectors (supports additional 6 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 Multi BIOS Switch
- 1 x TPM Module connector
- 1 x Serial port connector
- 1 x Front Panel Audio connector
- 2 x System panel connectors
- 1 x Chassis Intrusion connector
- 1 x V-Check Points Set (7x V-Check connectors)
- 1 x GO2BIOS button
- 1 x Power button
- 1 x OC Genie button
- 1 x Reset button
- 1 x Clear CMOS jumper
- 1 x 2-Digit Debug Code LED

Back Panel I/O Ports

- 1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse combo port
- 1 x Clear CMOS button
- 1 x Coaxial S/PDIF-out port
- 1 x Optical S/PDIF-out  port
- 2 x USB 2.0  ports
- 4 x USB 3.0  ports
- 1 x RJ45 LAN jack
- 6 OFC audio jacks
- 1 x VGA port, supporting a maximum resolution of 1920x1200 @60Hz, 24bpp
- 1 x DVI-D port, supporting a maximum resolution of 1920x1200 @60Hz, 24bpp
- 1 x HDMI port, supporting a maximum resolution of 4096x2160@24Hz, 24bpp/ 2560x1600@60Hz, 24bpp/ 1920x1080@60Hz, 36bpp

This plarform supports dual-display and triple-display function

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

• 12 in. x 9.6 in. (30.4 cm x 24.4 cm) ATX Form Factor

Mounting
• 9 mounting holes.

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