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  • #7698127
  • Manufacturer: MSI
  • UPC #816909106909
  • Model #Z87-G45 Gaming
  • MSI GAMING motherboards are designed to provide gamers with best-in-class features and technology. Backed by the imposing looks of MSI's Dragon, each motherboard is an engineering masterpiece tailored to gaming perfection.



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    Detailed Description
    (Manufacturer # Z87-G45 Gaming )


    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.


    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


    3 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slots

    - The operating mode will be x16/ x0/ x0, x8/ x8/ x0, or x8/ x4/ x4. Please always install expansion card into the PCI_E2 “First”.

    4 x PCIe 2.0 x1 slots

    On-Board SATA

    SATAIII controller integrated in Intel® Z87 chipset

    - 1 x mSATA port

    - Up to 6Gb/s transfer speed.

    - Supports one SATA ports (SATA1~6) by Z87


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

    * The SATA6 port will be unavailable when install a SSD in the mSATA port.

    ** Supports Intel Core processors on Windows 7 and Windows 8.


    6x USB 3.0 ports (4 ports on the back panel, 2 ports available through the internal USB connectors)

    8x USB 2.0 ports (2 ports on the back panel, 6 ports available through the internal USB connectors*)


    Realtek® ALC1150 Codec

    - 7.1-Channel High Definition Audio

    - Supports S/PDIF output


    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.


    Supports 3-Way AMD CrossFireTM Technology*

    Supports 2-Way NVIDIA® SLITM 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

    - 6 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors

    - 3x USB 2.0 connectors (supports additional 6 USB 2.0 ports)

    - 1x 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 TPM Module connector

    - 1x 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 Clear CMOS jumper

    Back Panel I/O Ports

    - 1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse 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
    - 1x VGA port, supporting a maximum resolution of 1920x1200 @60Hz, 24bpp
    - 1x DVI-D port, supporting a maximum resolution of 1920x1200 @60Hz, 24bpp
    - 1x HDMI port, supporting a maximum resolution of 4096x2160 @24Hz, 24bpp/ 2560x1600@60Hz, 24bpp/ 1920x1080@60Hz, 36bpp


    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.


    12 in. x 9.6 in. (30.5 cm x 24.4 cm) ATX Form Factor


    9 mounting holes.

    Technical Specifications   [return to top]
     Specification Value
    Processor Supported: Intel
    Socket Type: 4th Generation 1150
    CPU Type: Core i3 1150
      Core i5 1150
      Core i7 1150
    North Bridge Chipset: Z87
    South Bridge Chipset: None
    Number of Memory Slots: 4 DIMM Slot
    Memory Type: DDR3
    Form Factor: ATX
    Onboard Video Chipset: CPU Dependent
    Video Output: HDMI
    Multi-GPU Solution: SLI
    Memory Channel: Dual
    PCI Express 2 x16 Slots: 0
    PCI Express 3 x16 Slots: 3
    PCI Slots: 0
    PCIe x1 Slots: 0
    PCIe x4 Slots: 4
    PATA Support: None
    SATA 1 5 Gb Support: 0
    SATA 3Gb Support: 0
    SATA 6GB Support: 6
    SATA RAID: 0
    USB 3.1 Ports:  
    USB 3 Ports: 6
    USB 2 Ports: 8
    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: 2x 3 Pin
    3 Pin System Fan: None
    4 Pin PWM System Fans: 3 Headers


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