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Z68A-GD80 (B3)


MSI Z68A-GD80 (B3) - Motherboard - ATX - LGA1155 Socket - Z68 - USB 3.0, FireWire - Gigabit Ethernet - onboard graphics (CPU required) - HD Audio (8-channel), DVI HDMI

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MSI Z68A-GD80 (B3) Intel Z68 Motherboard
The new MSI Z68A-GD80 (B3) Intel Z68 Motherboard is based on MSI's renowned Military Class II components. The MSI Z68A-GD80 (B3) Intel Z68 Motherboard features Intel's latest Sandy Bridge chipset with three way graphics supporting AMD CrossFireX technology. The MSI Z68A-GD80 (B3) Intel Z68 Motherboard is equipped with MSI's one click overclocking technology OC Genie II boosting not only the Processor speed, but also the Intel HD2000/3000 graphics and memory speeds as part of the many new features available in the new Intel Z68 Express chipset.

The MSI Z68A-GD80 (B3) Intel Z68 Motherboard is able to combine the best features of Intel's HD2000 and HD3000 integrated graphics such as Lightning quick video decoding and the power of discrete graphics cards such as MSI's Lightning or Hawk series Graphics cards. Lucid's Virtu technology allows the MSI Z68A-GD80 (B3) Intel Z68 Motherboard to have low power consumption during light graphical workloads, like playing web games or viewing videos and give the graphical horsepower you need when playing 3D games.

  • Military Class II components: Top quality & stability
  • OC Genie II: Auto OC to boost performance in 1 sec
  • ClickBIOS: Easy-to-use UEFI BIOS interface
  • Super Charger: fast charge iPad/iPhone/smartphone
  • THX TruStudio PRO: deliver the fullest audio experience
  • Support USB 3.0 & SATA 6Gb/s

Multi-display support with CrossFireX
AMD CrossFireX™ is the ultimate multi-GPU performance gaming platform. Enabling game-dominatig 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.

Virtu Switchable Graphics
Based on LucidLogix Virtu technology, MSI Z68 mainboard series firstly provides the most expectable feature for desktop platform - switchable graphics, which allows users to enjoy both graphics power of integrated GPU and discrete GPU. It will switch to integrated GPU for HD movie playback, video transcoding and general applications to save system energy, or release full power for hardcore 3D gaming by switching to discrete GPU automatically.

Notes: Intel Socket H2 (LGA1155) is not compatible with first generation Intel Core i3, Core i5 and Core i7 in LGA1156 Package.


  • MSI Z68A-GD80 (B3) Intel Z68 LGA1155 Motherboard Form Factor: ATX
  • Processor Interface: LGA1155
  • Processors Supported:
    2nd generation Intel® Core™ i3 
    2nd generation Intel® Core™ i5 
    2nd generation Intel® Core™ i7
  • Multi-GPU Support: CrossFireX Ready
  • Processor Socket: Intel
  • Northbridge: Intel® Z68 Express
  • Number of Slots: 4
  • Memory Type: DDR3
  • Number of Pins: 240-Pin
  • Maximum Memory Supported: 32GB - 64bit
  • Memory Supported:
    DDR3 1333MHz 
    DDR3 1066MHz 
    DDR3 1600MHz (OC) 
    DDR3 2133MHz (OC)
  • Max. Memory Supported Per Slot: 8GB
  • Channels: 8 Channels
  • Audio Chipset: Realtek ALC892
  • Video Chipset: Intel® HD Graphics (CPU embedded)
  • LAN Type: 10/100/1000 Mbps Gigabit
  • PS/2 Keyboard Connectors: 1 x PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse Combo port
  • Serial Communication Ports: None
  • Parallel Ports: None
  • USB Ports (Total): 14
  • FireWire Ports: 1
  • LAN Ports: 2
  • Audio Out Jacks: 4
  • IDE Headers: None
  • FDD Headers: None
  • ATX Power Connectors: 1 x 24-pin ATX Main Power Connector
  • PC Power Connectors:
    1 - 8 Pin 
    1 - 6 Pin
  • Fan Connectors:
    1 x CPU 
    4 x System
  • S/PDIF Connectors: 1 - Header
  • VGA Ports: None
  • Serial ATA 3.0Gb/s Headers: 4 
  • DVI Ports: 1
  • HDMI Ports: 1
  • USB Rear Panel Ports: 4
  • USB Onboard Headers: 3 - (expandable to 6 USB ports) 
    1 - (expandable to 2 USB 3.0 ports)
  • DisplayPorts: None
  • USB 3.0 Ports: 2 (rear)
  • Serial ATA 6.0Gb/s Headers: 3 
    1 - External 
  • PCI Slots: 2
  • PCI Express X1 Slots: 2
    PCI Express X16 Slots: 3
  • RAID Modes:

  • RAID Support: Yes
  • Length: 30.5cm 
    Width: 24.4cm



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