As the world’s first PCI Express 3.0 motherboard, MSI’s Z68A-GD80 (G3) offers double bandwidth to maximize the performance of AMD CrossFireX and NVIDIA SLI multi-GPU solutions. The MSI Z68A-GD80 (G3) has two PCIe 3.0 X 16 slots and one PCIe 2.0 X 16 slot, allowing for graphics cards to run in SLI or CrossFireX mode, but also has support for LucidLogix Virtu to take advantage of both the discrete graphics cards and the built-in visuals of the Sandy Bridge processors for video transcoding. Based on the latest Intel Z68 express chipset, which supports 2nd generation Intel Core i CPUs, MSI Z68A-GD80 (G3) delivers unparalleled performance in both gaming and daily computing.
MSI Military Class II components provide top quality, extreme performance and ultimate stability. MSI OC Genie II can increase overall system performance in 1 second – all you need to do is to press the OC Genie button or enable OC Genie II function in BIOS menu. In addition, the super charger capability allows mobile consumers to charge their iPad, iPhone, or smartphone faster.
World’s 1st PCI Express Gen 3 Mainboard Brand With ultra-high 32GB/s transfer bandwidth, PCI Express Gen 3 provides a 2X faster transfer rate than the previous generation, which delivers amazing capabilities for true next generation extreme gaming. (Note: To run the PCI Express 3.0 slots in Gen 3 speed, CPU supporting PCI Express 3.0 is required. If you install the Sandy Bridge CPU, the PCI Express 3.0 slots will run only at Gen2 speed.)
Military Class II The perfect trinity of quality, stability and efficiency all exist at one mainboard to meet end user expectations. By utilizing Hi-c CAP with 8X Lifespan than solid Capacitor, super-permeable SFC (Super Ferrite Choke) and Solid CAP, the MSI Military Class II series products provide the long lifespan, unparalleled quality, extreme performance and ultimate efficiency.
OC Genie II (Z68) Just press the OC Genie button or enable OC Genie II function in BIOS menu, the CPU, memory, iGPU and HDD performance will be highly improved. Whether users want to watch a high bit-rate HD movie or go online gaming, both can be enjoyed with image performance that is smoother and lag-free!
ClickBIOS II MSI ClickBIOS II provides a consistent user interface both in the UEFI BIOS and in Windows, it provides the most convenient way for users to control system settings (overclocking, security and information) and supports touchscreen control.
THX TruStudio PRO THX is a trade mark of a high-end audio/visual reproduction standard for movies,home theaters, computer speakers and other audio devices. THX Certified Audio products are designed to let users experience movies & videos as live show. The true sound effect can make high definition video more powerful.
Multi-GPU Support with CrossFireX and SLI Flexible graphics capabilities supported for either CrossFireX or SLI deliver the ultimate in graphics performance for gaming enthusiasts who demand the highest frame rates without compromising on resolution.
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