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MSI B85M-G43 LGA 1150 Intel B85 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX High Performance CF Intel Motherboard

  • Intel B85
  • 4th-Gen Intel Core i7 / i5/ i3 (LGA1150)
  • DDR3 1600/1333
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MSI B85M-G43 - LGA 1150 - Intel B85 - HDMI - SATA 6Gbps - USB 3.0 - Micro ATX High Performance CF Intel Motherboard

Military Class 4
MSI's new Military Class 4 components support you while you are questing, racing, battling and shooting your way to the top. MSI's Military Class 4 components deliver record-breaking stability when you need to keep cool in the heat of battle. The new standard in stability built on a proven technology of high quality components.

B85M-G43B85M-G43World's First PCI Express Gen 3 Motherboard Brand
With ultra-high 32Gbps transfer bandwidth, PCI Express Gen 3 provides a 2X faster transfer rate than the previous generation, this delivers amazing capabilities for true next generation extreme gaming.

  • Twice the bandwidth
  • Increased efficiency and compatibility
  • Extreme performance for current and next gen PCI Express cards

B85M-G43 M-Flash
Compared to common motherboard which need extra BIOS chips, MSI's M-Flash has a double advantage which doesn't need extra components and secondly, all your BIOS data will be saved in the USB drive. The stored data does not only have backup and upgrade function, moreover it can also be seen as a portable BIOS chip which is actually able to boot up your PC.

  • Backup/Restore Your BIOS to/from Any USB Flash Disk
  • Avoid Unnecessary Repair Due to Accident Failures During The Upgrading Process
  • Earn more BIOS Lifespan by Reducing Unnecessary Rewriting Process

B85M-G43 B85M-G43 Live Update 5
MSI Live Update 5 is a powerful and useful application for updating the latest BIOS and Drivers, saving you time and lowers the risk of updating. End-users can install and run the Live Update 5 software on their computers with the companion CD or downloading the app from the MSI website.

  • Automatically Detect the BIOS / Driver / VGA / Utility Update
  • Support Microsoft Windows XP / Vista / 7, 32- & 64-bit

B85M-G43 USB 3.0
Compared to the 480Mbps provided by traditional USB 2.0, the all-new USB 3.0's 5Gbps offers 10 times the transfer bandwidth, so transferring a Blu-ray movie takes less than one minute.

  • 10X Faster Than USB 2.0
  • Up to 5Gbps Data Transfer Bandwidth
  • Boost Transfer Rate Between Your PC and External Storage Devices


Intel® Small Business Advantage 2.0

Intel® Small Business Advantage 2.0 is a total solution to deliver the enhanced security & productivity for PCs that small businesses demand.

Security Productivity
GA-P85-D3 Software Monitor
Monitor critical software at the hardware level.
GA-P85-D3 PC Health Center
Schedule & run maint. tasks off hours - even if PC is off.*
GA-P85-D3 Data Backup and Restore
Schedule Backup after hours - even if PC is off.*
GA-P85-D3 Energy Saver
Shorten boot-up wait time while saving energy & running tasks overnight - even if PC is off.*
GA-P85-D3 USB Blocker**
Block unwanted USB devices or file import or export on company PCs.
GA-P85-D3 Intel® Wireless Display***
Connect easily to your PC's wireless display to improve in-office collaboration.
GA-P85-D3 New Enhancements
Import/Export, Enhancements with Windows 8, Easier Customizations
*AC power must be present; some maintenance tasks require an internet connection.
**USB Blocker is a software-based device blocking solution.
***Intel® Wireless Display is only supported when combined with an appropriate Intel® Wi-Fi module.

B85M-G43 SATA 6Gbps
SATA 6Gbps provides double the bandwidth of traditional SATA 3Gbps, and increases the data transfer rate between your motherboard and internal storage devices, such as 7200RPM HDDs, 10,000RPM HDDs and SSDs. It's also the current trend for upcoming high-speed internal storage devices to to break the existing bottleneck of a PC's performance.

  • 2X Faster Than SATA 3Gbps
  • Up to 6Gbps Data Transfer Bandwidth
  • Unleash True Performance of New HDDs/SSDs

  • B85M-G43 B85M-G43 Fast Boot
    No more waiting to enter the OS! MSI Fast Boot helps to make motherboards boot lightning fast. MSI also add the GO2BIOS button with-in. Simply click it to reset your PC and then go straight to the system BIOS.

    B85M-G43 B85M-G43 4K UHD Support
    Enjoy the awesome 4K UHD video playback now! MSI's 8 series motherboard is equipped with HDMI ports & supports the latest and innovative 4K UHD (2160p ultra-high definition) signal output to provide an unprecedented visual experience.

    B85M-G43 AMD CrossFireX
    AMD CrossFireX™ is the ultimate multi-GPU performance gaming platform. Enabling game-dominating 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. It allows you the ability to scale your system's graphics horsepower as you need it, supporting up to four AMD Radeon™ HD graphics cards, making it the most scalable gaming platform ever. With an AMD CrossFireX gaming technology, the traditional graphics limitation exists no more, allowing you to enjoy higher performance as well as visual experience.

    B85M-G43 Military Class Essentials
    The core of Military Class 4 is based on the essentials which increase your stability in the worst conditions. The humidity protection and high temperature protection ensure your system surviving each environment, no matter how harsh. The new structure of the PCB limits EMI radiation. On top of that all the connectors have ESD protection in order to prevent short circuit.
    B85M-G43 B85M-G43 Humidity Protection
    The latest Gen 4 Fabric PCB helps against moisture cause by some humid conditions and environments.
    B85M-G43 B85M-G43 ESD Protection
    Anti-ESD ICs and onboard fuses help to totally protect your motherboard from electrostatic damage.
    B85M-G43 B85M-G43 EMI Protection
    The optimized EMI-proof design helps to keep users safe during extended computer operation.
    B85M-G43 B85M-G43 High Temperature Protection
    Certificated Military Class 4 components help to work stably under some extreme conditions.

    B85M-G43 B85M-G43 OC Genie 4
    OC Genie 4 supercharges your speed! When used, OC Genie 4 accelerates your entire system and puts it into overdrive! Tuned by professional overclockers, OC Genie 4 hands you record-breaking performance on a silver platter.

    B85M-G43 B85M-G43 Super RAID
    MSI's exclusive Super RAID application is easy to setup and configure to boost your system performance and stay current with automatic, no-wait updates to your e-mail, social networks, news, and more, via three Intel® key technologies:

    Intel® Rapid Start
    Intel® Smart Response
    Intel® Smart Connect

    B85M-G43 B85M-G43 Command Center
    Command Center allows easy visual adjustment of system settings, automatically tunes fans, & gives you complete freedom. It features an integrated unlimited RAM disk.

    Learn more about the MSI B85M-G43

    Quick Info


    • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
    • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years

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    • Johnny R.
    • 7/14/2015 9:53:19 AM
    • Tech Level: High
    • Ownership: more than 1 year
    • Verified Owner

    3 out of 5 eggsUm lol I guess

    Pros: Very feature rich for the price, very well laid out construction. Rock solid when it works.

    Cons: Where do I begin, I had very infrequent USB issues, so I downloaded and installed a BIOS update from MSI that claimed to fix some issues with the USB controllers. This was about 6 months ago give or take. Guess what? My very infrequent issues became a much more annoying issue where my mouse and keyboard would start blinking and become unresponsive, my only choice would be to power it down and reboot, at which point it would work fine again for a while. Now after a year and a half of ownership, this board really really does not like to be completely powered down, when my PSU is switched off, or the machine is unplugged, it takes around 30 minutes before this thing will boot, tested with multiple PSUs. I suspect a bad cap, but since the board has encased capacitors I cannot even see the tops to find a swelling cap.

    Other Thoughts: The phone number listed here in the review section, and the general phone number, ring forever without anyone answering. Hey MSI, maybe you should buy an answering machine.

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    • Paul F.
    • 7/2/2015 11:21:21 PM
    • Tech Level: Average
    • Ownership: less than 1 day
    • Verified Owner

    2 out of 5 eggsPossible DOA

    Pros: Looks sturdy, everything plugs in nicely. Good price for what you get

    Cons: Unfortunately, when I plug it in and fire it up, I get a red light and no beeps out of the buzzer. I called in and was told that all of my parts are compatible, and eventually stripped everything off until it was only my CPU, and ram. When I take out my ram, I get red a red light and three long beeps, and when it's the CPU/Ram combo, I get a solid red light and no beeps.

    Other Thoughts: If I get a replacement, I'll gladly give it another review. Until then however, I just want people to know what can happen. (Will contact newegg tomorrow)

    Manufacturer Response:

    Dear Valued Customer,
    Based on the symptom you reported, we suggest you checking following steps below since many reasons can cause the situation like this ,
    1. Check and make sure that power are connected correctly and firmly (JPWR1 and JPRW2), clear cmos.
    2. Check your other major hardware’s (memory, video card, CPU and power supply) to ensure that they are not the cause of the issue.
    3. If you need further assistant, please feel free to contact our technical support department directly at 626.271.1004 from M to F, 6am to 6pm Pacific standard Time.

    Best Regards,
    MSI Review Team |

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    • Anonymous
    • 5/10/2015 1:24:58 PM
    • Tech Level: High
    • Ownership: more than 1 year

    5 out of 5 eggsI got this for the two PCI slots

    Pros: Its good for overclocking and I can just swap between cards so if I want to play a game with physX I just put my 980 in and then swap with a AMD card when I want

    Cons: none BUT the fact it it micro

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    • Brajan P.
    • 4/13/2015 1:09:35 PM
    • Tech Level: Somewhat High
    • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

    5 out of 5 eggsGreat motherboard

    Pros: - Several USB 3.0 ports
    - Easy installation
    - High quality

    Cons: - None so far

    Other Thoughts: Excellent motherboard ! Recommended !

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    • Arthur M.
    • 3/10/2015 8:07:35 AM
    • Tech Level: High
    • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
    • Verified Owner

    5 out of 5 eggsSolid Performer

    Pros: This board has higher end features on a middle of the road priced board. I use this for my HTPC / Home Server setup and it runs 24X7. I have not seen any issues with it and installation was a breeze. Some have complained about space between the PCIe and RAM but I have a GTX560 in mine and it fits.

    Cons: None.

    Other Thoughts: If you are an overclocking gamer then this is probably not the board for you but if you are looking for a solid performer that is stable and reliable then this is what you are looking for. I have it paired with a Haswell 3.5Ghz i3 and this is more than I need.

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    • Adam K.
    • 2/17/2015 10:50:33 AM
    • Tech Level: Somewhat High
    • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
    • Verified Owner

    5 out of 5 eggsSolid board

    Pros: Easy install and affordable.

    Cons: None as of now.

    Other Thoughts: Once again the bios are super easy to operate. Once you have an OS installed the drivers are easy to download from their website. This is my second MSI board and I plan to get more in the future.

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    • austin d.
    • 1/14/2015 10:30:41 AM
    • Tech Level: High
    • Ownership: more than 1 year
    • Verified Owner

    5 out of 5 eggsreally darn good!

    Pros: extremely stable, great color scheme, 4 dimms slots, 2 pci express slots. right angled sata and USB 3.0 connectors. overall i love this board, I've used it like 4 times and haven't had a single issue. will not hesitate to use it again.

    Cons: the dimm slots are fairly close to the gpu so they limit your gpu choice a little bit, like if you gpu has a little extra on the top side, only 3 4 pin fan connectors, why not 4 or five? why no eight pin? if it supports a i7 it should have a 8 pin so it doesn't throttle.

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    • PINCHEN C.
    • 1/13/2015 4:55:29 PM
    • Tech Level: Average
    • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
    • Verified Owner

    4 out of 5 eggsNice board but a little bit out of shape

    Pros: Nice board but a little bit out of shape

    Cons: Nice board but a little bit out of shape

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    • Anonymous
    • 10/23/2014 5:00:27 PM
    • Tech Level: Somewhat Low
    • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
    • Verified Owner

    4 out of 5 eggsGood Motherboard!

    Pros: easy bios, simple to setup, gets the job done.
    I had a gigabyte z87-ud3h atx mobo that crashed frequently so I tried out msi. So far so good

    Cons: I'd wish there would be more fan headers but it's micro Atx so what would you expect

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    • Ted W.
    • 8/15/2014 7:04:37 PM
    • Tech Level: High
    • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
    • Verified Owner

    5 out of 5 eggsGreat Board

    Pros: Great board and nice size! A lot of video inputs to select from if you do not have a graphics card.
    Nice price if your working on a budget! Small size and it will fit in pretty much any case.

    Cons: None as of yet!

    Other Thoughts: This is a good board on the low budget side if you need a nice board. If you use Windows 7 (64) you will need to update the audio drivers to get the on board sound to work so that was no issue at all.

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