Monday, September 24th 2012

MSI Launches the Z77A-G45 Thunderbolt Motherboard

MSI, the Thunderbolt mainboard pioneer, is pleased to announce the availability of the new MSI Z77A-G45 Thunderbolt. The Z77A-G45 Thunderbolt is a unique aproach to a Thunderbolt equipped mainboard by breaking the current limits of Thunderbolt, the price.

Breaking the mold, the MSI Z77A-G45 is a full-featured Z77 mainboard with Thunderbolt at a new pricepoint that makes Thunderbolt accessible for everyone looking to upgrade to the Z77 platform. Of course, the renowned Military Class III components are again available to deliver the highest quality and most stable components. OC Genie II boosts your overall CPU, Memory, Disk and Graphics performance and thank to its power saving hardware features such as Active Phase Switching (APS), the MSI Z77A-G45 Thunderbolt can combine its performance with best in class power saving.


Thunderbolt Technology: The Fastest Connection available

MSI equipped the Z77A-G45 Thunderbolt with the groundbreaking Thunderbolt technology. Thunderbolt is the fastest data connection available for your PC, running at 10 Gbps. It technology delivers two communications methods, or protocols, on a single cable: PCI Express for data transfer and DisplayPort for displays. MSI has integrated the Thunderbolt controller on the mainboard, ensuring that Thunderbolt is a hassle-free solution that not requires additional cards, cables and configuration issues because external Thunderbolt controllers steal bandwidth from other devices. Thunderbolt is an easy technology and should not add to your PC complexity!

Fastest Data transfers

Data transfers for backup, sharing, and editing are faster with Thunderbolt technology, significantly reducing times to complete these tasks. Running at 10 Gbps, Thunderbolt™ technology on the MSI Z77A-G45 Thunderbolt can transfer a full-length HD video in less than 30 seconds and backup 1 year (!!!) of continuous audio playback in just over 10 minutes.

Cable management without clutter

Thunderbolt technology delivers great responsiveness with data and display transfers - in each direction, at the same time - using a single cable to connect devices. It's no longer needed to connect multiple devices directly to your PC. Using multiple connection in a daisy chain, the amount of cables directly attached to your PC will be reduced while maintaining maximum throughput.

Military Class III components

The MSI Z77A-G45 Thunderbolt is equiped with Military Class III components. These components have all passed strict MIL-STD-810G regulations and provide the best stability under extreme circumstances. MSI Military Class components can be found on MSI Mainboards, Graphics Cards and All-in-One PCs.

Smoothest system experience with OC Genie II

MSI OC Genie II is world's easiest overclocking technique and allows a complete performance overhaul with a simple push of a button. My OC Genie is a new feature that allows end-users to customize their OC Genie II experience through MSI's unique ClickBIOS II interface.
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12 Comments on MSI Launches the Z77A-G45 Thunderbolt Motherboard

#2
Dj-ElectriC
It seems like MSI have changed their naming since P67 era, then, this grade of motherboards were usually GD55, even GD65.

G45 didn't even had CFX support.
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#4
Octavean
Ahhhhhh,.....

Want!

What's the price though,.....?
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#5
Cristian_25H
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by: Octavean
Ahhhhhh,.....

Want!

What's the price though,.....?
According to the (official) slide below, $180. ;)

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#7
Octavean
by: Cristian_25H
According to the (official) slide below, $180. ;)

http://www.techpowerup.com/img/12-09-24/msi_z77a-g45_tb_sl01_thm.jpg
That’s too bad then,…

The Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP4 TH goes for ~$184.99 USD on Newegg now and has dual Thunderbolt ports,….not just one like the MSI.


If it isn’t priced like neliz suggested at about ~$160 I don’t much see the point.
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#8
Dj-ElectriC
Meh, i'd rather give up on TB and use the money for an advanced motherboard without
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#9
Steven B
yea not bad, i guess this means thunderbolt sells???
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#10
Octavean
by: Dj-ElectriC
Meh, i'd rather give up on TB and use the money for an advanced motherboard without
One of the major reasons to build or buy a new system is to incorporate no technologies. For example, going from a Core 2 Duo to an Ivy Bridge based platform. In that upgrade you get a faster processor, USB 3.0, PCIe 3.0 and so on. I’m not sure what the point of upgrading is if not for new technology / technological advances and Intel Thunderbolt is exactly that.
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#11
xxdozer322
newegg has these things on sale for 119.00 with an additional promo, those that live by frys, these are going for 150, but they price match AND give you the current mail rebate. about the same price without have to wait for shipping. i just bought one, im in love. good thing i had a smartphone, i wouldve ended up paying more for a cheaper board.
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#12
m1dg3t
Nice lookin board! Even has Vcheck points if I'm seeing things correctly? :rockout:

xxdozer How you liking the board so far?
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