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Item#: N82E16813130695
MSI Z87-G41 PC Mate LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX High Performance CF Intel Motherboard
  • Intel Z87
  • 4th-Gen Intel Core i7 / i5/ i3 (LGA1150)
  • DDR3 3000(OC)/2800(OC)


Great for entry level single GPU builds, as it supports one NVIDIA GPU, or multiple XFire GPUs.


This board is utter trash, and make sure you literally go over every spec to make sure you have EVERYTHING perfect for this board. Says multi-GPU support, so naturally I think ok, so SLI and Xfire. NOPE! Only Xfire compatible, which makes ZERO sense. If you plan on getting more than one NVIDIA GPU this isn't for you. Also make sure to click on the link to check out the memory compatibility, otherwise enjoy buying that sweet 2100 speed RAM you have been saving your lunch money for, but having this mobo clock it down to 1333 or not even recognize it at all. I've never seen such a touchy and restricting motherboard before. The fact that it supports Xfire but NOT SLI is ridiculous, and doesn't even make sense. It has horrible OC capabilities in the BIOS, and only has stereo sound.

Other Thoughts:

Get off this page, you are wasting your time unless you plan on getting AMD GPUs....and even then this mobo is questionable for that price.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

We apologize for the issues that you are having with this product.
According to our product's specification, it is clearly stated that the product can only perform CrossFire.

Please note that nVidia GPU requires a minimum of PCIe x8 lanes to function and this board only has PCIe x16 plus PCIe x4.

If you have any questions, please kindly get in touch with our tech support team directly at 626.271.1004 for assistance during regular business hours from M to F, 6am to 6pm Pacific Time, or you can email us at
When contacting us, please kindly include your product info, thank you.

Best Regards,
MSI Review Team |

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