• Frys.com #6975877
  • Manufacturer: MSI
  • UPC #816909093308
  • Model #X79A-GD45 8D
  • MSI?s X79A-GD45 (8D) is based on Intel's latest X79 chipset supporting the Core i7 processors in LGA2011 socket. The X79A-GD45 (8D) features 8 memory DIMMs that supports maximum memory capacity up to a staggering 128GB! For superior quality and stability, it adopts Military Class III components, such as DrMOS II - the next generation of DrMOS with improved double thermal protection. The X79A-GD45 (8D) also features the latest PCI Express Gen 3 bus and MSI's proprietary Click BIOS II for maximum performance and user convenience. When taking into account other advanced technologies such as OC Genie II, 3-Way NVIDIA SLI and AMD CrossFireX. MSI X79A-GD45 (8D) is simply the best choice for enthusiasts!



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    Detailed Description
    (Manufacturer # X79A-GD45 8D )


    • Supports 2nd Generation Intel® Core i7 processors in LGA2011 package.
    Please refer to CPU Support for compatible CPU; the above description is for reference only.


    • Intel® X79 Chipset

    Main Memory

    • Supports eight unbuffered DIMM of 1.5 Volt DDR3 1066/1333/1600/1800*/2133*/2400* (OC) DRAM, 128GB Max
    - Supports Quad channel mode


    • 3 PCI Express gen3 x16 slots
    - PCI_E1 & PCI_E4 support up to PCIE x16 speed
    - PCI_E6 supports up to PCIE x8 speed
    • 2 PCI Express gen2 x16 slots
    - PCI_E2 & PCI_E5 support up to PCIE 2.0 x1 speed
    • 1 PCIE 2.0 x1 slot
    On-Board SATA

    SATAII controller integrated in Intel® X79 chipset
    - Up to 3Gb/s transfer speed.
    - Supports four SATAII ports (SATA3~6) by X79

    SATAIII controller integrated in Intel® X79 chipset
    - Up to 6Gb/s transfer speed.
    - Supports two SATAIII ports (SATA1~2) by X79

    - SATA1~2 ports support Intel Rapid Storage Technology enterprise (AHCI / RAID 0/1) by Intel X79
    - SATA3~6 ports support Intel Rapid Storage Technology enterprise (AHCI / RAID 0/1/5/10) by Intel X79
    USB 3.0

    • 1 USB 3.0 internal connector by NEC® D720200
    • 2 USB 3.0 rear I/O ports by NEC® D720200

    • Chipset integrated by Realtek® ALC892
    - Flexible 8-channel audio with jack sensing
    - Compliant with Azalia 1.0 Spec
    - Meet Microsoft Vista Premium spec

    • Supports one PCI Express LAN 10/100/1000 Fast Ethernet by Intel 82579.
    Internal I/O Connectors

    - ATX 24-Pin power connector
    - 8-pin ATX 12V power connector 
    - 4-pin Power connector
    - CPU x 1 / System x 4 FAN connectors
    - Front panel audio connector
    - Front panel connector
    - 1 x chasis intrusion connector
    - 2 x USB 2.0 connectors
    - 1 x USB 3.0 connector
    - 2 x Serial ATAII connectors
    - 4 x Serial ATAIII connectors
    - 1 x Serial port connector
    - 1 x TPM Module connector
    - 1 x Clear CMOS jumper
    - 1 x Power button
    - 1 x OC Genie button
    - 1 x Multi BIOS switch
    - 1 x Voice Genie connector
    - 1 x MultiConnect Panel connector
    Back Panel I/O Ports

    - 1 x PS/2 Keyboard port
    - 1 x PS/2 Mouse port
    - 1 x Clear CMOS button
    - 1 x Coaxial SPDIF port
    - 1 x Optical SPDIF port
    - 1 x RJ45 LAN Jack
    - 6 x USB 2.0 ports
    - 2 x USB 3.0 ports
    - 1 x 6 in 1 audio jack


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


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


    • 9 mounting holes

    Technical Specifications   [return to top]
     Specification Value
    Processor Supported: Intel
    Socket Type: Intel 2011
    CPU Type: Core i7 /2011
    North Bridge Chipset: Intel X79
    South Bridge Chipset: NA
    Number of Memory Slots: 8+ DIMM Slot
    Memory Type: DDR3
    Form Factor: ATX
    Onboard Video Chipset: None
    Video Output: None
    Multi-GPU Solution: SLI
    Memory Channel: Quad
    PCI Express 2 x16 Slots: 2
    PCI Express 3 x16 Slots: 3
    PCI Slots: 0
    PCIe x1 Slots: 1
    PCIe x4 Slots: 0
    PATA Support: None
    SATA 1 5 Gb Support: 0
    SATA 3Gb Support: 4
    SATA 6GB Support: 2
    SATA RAID: 0
    USB 3 Ports: 3
    USB 2 Ports: 10
    eSATA Ports: 0
    Firewire 1394a Ports: 0
    LAN Ports: 10/100/1000
    On Board Power Connectors: 24 Pin ATX
      1x 8 Pin ATX 12V
    CPU Fan Header: 1x 4 Pin PWM
    3 Pin System Fan: 2 Headers
    4 Pin PWM System Fans: 1 Header

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