MSI B85-G43 Gaming Motherboard

The MSI B85-G43 LGA1150 gaming motherboard has a number of impressive features, two are which are totally awesome:

1. The USB and PS/2 gaming device ports have 3 times more gold than regular connectors to give up to 10 times longer lifetime when plugging and unplug.

2. The Killer E2200 Intelligent Networking Platform automatically detects and accelerates game traffic ahead of other network traffic allowing your game play and real-time chat priority over low-level system chatter. 

Killer E2200 INP Qualcomm Killer E2200 INP

Long-time gamers will tell you that the Killer giggabit Ethernet has been around for a while as a somewhat expensive add-on. The difference now is that it is embedded in the MSI gaming motherboards.

This technology, according to Qualcomm, allows you to “run multiple online applications such as YouTube video, real-time chat, online game and large file download simultaneously with low latency and no frozen buffer screen.”

Killer E2200 INP features:

> Advanced Stream Detect™ – Automatically classifies and prioritizes online games, HD video and high quality audio for better quality and fewer interruptions in your online experience.
> Visual Bandwidth Control™ – See which applications are hogging bandwidth and tune performance for each, so they don’t interfere with your online gameplay or other streams.
> Online Gaming PC Monitor™ – Monitor and manage the health and performance of your gaming rig with graphical displays, detailed logging and complete redesigned user interface.

MSI B85-G43 gaming motherboard features

Let’s look at another very important feature, the price. The MSI B85-43 costs only R1 759.

This is a bargain price for, as MSI ensures, is a motherboard that is –

“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.”

MSI B85-G43 Gaming Motherboard

MSI B85-G43 gaming motherboard specifications

  • Supports 4th Gen Intel® Core™ / Pentium® / Celeron® processors for LGA 1150 socket
  •  Intel® B85 Express Chipset
  • OC Genie 4: Overclock in 1 Second
  • Killer E2200 Ethernet: Kill Your Lag!
  • Supports 4x DDR3 1066/1333/1600 MHz DRAM, 32GB Max, and Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
  • 4x USB 3.0 + 8x USB 2.0
  • 4x SATA 6Gb/s ports (SATA1~4) + 2x SATA 3Gb/s ports (SATA5~6)
  • Realtek® ALC1150 Codec – 7.1-Channel High Definition Audio
  • Audio Boost: Reward Your Ears with True Quality
  • Sound Blaster Cinema: Realistic Surround Sound Experience
  • MSI VGA Boost: Automatically boost graphics card performance
  • Multi-GPU: 2-way AMD CrossFire Support
  • PCI Express Gen 3 (World’s 1st PCI Express Gen 3 Motherboard Brand)
  • Click BIOS 4: Easily Fine-tune Your System
  • Gaming Device Port: Optimized with Triple Gold-plating for High Polling Rate Gaming Devices
  • Military Class 4: Top Quality & Stability
  • Total Fan Control: Optimize All Fan Speed As You Wish
  • Dimensions: 30.5 cm x 24.4 cm

MSI B85-G43 Gaming Motherboard top view

LGA 1150 motherboards

Feel free to browse more motherboards in the Essential IT Solutions LGA 1150 category where you’ll also find the MSI Z87-G45.

Date: 10 Feb 2014