MSI Z77A-G41 Plus LGA1155 Motherboard

Micro Star International was the first company in the world to feature PCI Express Gen 3 on motherboards. They are, after all, one of the world’s largest motherboard and graphics cards manufacturer.  So it’s always worth a look at their offerings. You’ll quickly recognize their company name abbreviation as their brand: MSI.

Let’s have a look at the features of the Intel Z77 Express chipset-based Socket 1155 MSI Z77A-G41 Plus – remember, this is the G41 PLUS version – which sells online for R1 199

MSI Z77A-G41 Plus Motherboard

First off, it contains Military Class III components including SFC and Solid CAP which have passed MIL-STD-810G certification. That should give you better overclocking and power stability. Furthermore, it features OC Genie II (Auto OC to boost performance in 1 second), supports USB 3.0 technology and boasts up to 6Gb/s data transfer bandwidth off SATA and SSD HDDs.

MSI Z77A-G41 Plus  Motherboard

MSI Z77A-G41 Plus specifications:

CPU• Supports 3rd Gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Core™ i5 / Core™ i3 / Pentium® / Celeron® processors for LGA 1155 socket
Chipset• Intel® Z77 Express Chipset
Main Memory• Support four DDR3 DIMMs 1066/1333/1600/1866(OC)/2133(OC), 2200*/2400*/2667*/2800*MHz(OC, 22nm CPU required) DRAM (32GB Max)
– Supports Dual-Channel mode
Slots• 1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slot
– PCI_E2 supports up to PCIe 3.0 x16 speed
• 1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 slot
–  PCI_E4 supports up to PCIe 2.0 x4 speed
• 2 x PCIe 2.0 x1 slots
• 2 x PCI slots
On-Board SATA • SATAIII controller integrated in Intel® Z77 chipset – Up to 6Gb/s transfer speed.
– Supports two SATAIII ports (SATA1~2) by Intel Z77

• SATAII controller integrated in Intel® Z77 chipset
Up to 3Gb/s transfer speed.
– Supports four SATAII ports (SATA3~6) by  Intel Z77• RAID
– SATA1~6 support Intel® Rapid Storage Technology enterprise (AHCI/ RAID 0/ 1/ 5/ 10) by Intel® Z77

USB 3.0• 2 x USB 3.0 rear IO ports by Intel® Z77
• 1 x USB 3.0 onboard connector by Intel® Z77
Audio• Chipset integrated by Realtek® ALC887
– Flexible 8-channel audio with jack sensing
– Compliant with Azalia 1.0 Spec
LAN • Supports one PCI Express LAN 10/100/1000 Fast Ethernet by Realtek® 8111E
Internal I/O Connectors– ATX 24-Pin power connector
– 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
– CPU x 1 / System x 4 FAN connectors
– 1 x Clear CMOS jumper
– 4 x Serial ATAII connectors
– 2 x Serial ATAIII connectors
– 2 x USB 2.0 connectors
– 1 x USB 3.0 connector
– 1 x Serial port connector
– 1 x Parallel port connector
– 1 x TPM Module connector
– 1 x Front Panel Audio connector
– 1 x Front Panel connector
– 1 x Chassis Intrusion connector
– 1 x Voice Genie connector (optional)
Back Panel I/O Ports– 1 x PS/2 keyboard
– 1 x PS/2 mouse port
– 4 x USB 2.0 ports
– 2 x USB 3.0 ports
– 1 x RJ45 LAN Jack
– 1 x 3 in 1 audio jack
– 1 x HDMI® port with max. resolution up to 1920×1200 @60Hz
– 1 x Graphic Card  port with max. resolution up to 2048×1536 @75Hz
– 1 x DVI-D port with max. resolution up to 1920 x 1200
BIOS• 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.
Dimension• 30.5cm(L) x 22.5cm(W) ATX Form Factor
Mounting• 6 mounting holes.
MSI Reminds You…
• This motherboard supports dual-display function by two onboard graphics output ports
• To reach the 8-channel sound effect, the 7th and 8th channels must be outputted from front panel.

See all Socket 11 55 motherboards.

Date: 07 Jun 2013