MSI Big Bang Z77 MPower Intel LGA 1155 Review 29

MSI Big Bang Z77 MPower Intel LGA 1155 Review

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It seems that quite a few new Intel Z77 Express board products have been released recently, with nearly every board manufacturer sending me a new model within the past few weeks. Not to be outdone by the others, MSI contacted me recently to inform me that they had a new product I was sure to like. Not one to judge hardware before it's in my hands, I eagerly awaited the board's arrival on my doorstep. MSI told me they'd be sending me a Big Bang Z77 MPower board, a board designed to overclock the pants off your CPU.


MODEL:Big Bang Z77 MPower
CPU SUPPORT:2nd & 3rd Gen Intel Core i3/i5/i7 processor family for the LGA 1155 Socket
POWER DESIGN:CPU Power: 16 Phases
PCH Power: 1 Phase
Memory Power: 2 Phase
CHIPSET:Intel Z77 Express
INTEGRATED GRAPHICS:Dependant on installed CPU
MEMORY:4 x DIMM, Max. 32 GB, DDR3 1066 to DDR3 3000+
BIOS:Dual AMI EFI BIOS with dual 64 Mb Flash ROMs
SLOTS:3 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slots (x16/x0/x0 or x8/x8/x0 or x8/x4/x4)
4 x PCIe 2.0 x1 slots
HDD CONNECTIVITY:2 x SATA 6.0 Gb/s (Intel Z77)
4 x SATA 3.0 Gb/s (Intel Z77)
NETWORKING:Realtek RTL8111E PCIe Gigabit LAN
PORTS:10 x USB 2.0 ports (4 at back panel, 6 at front panel)
8 x USB 3.0 ports (6 at back panel, 2 at front panel)
1 x RJ45 LAN connectors
1 x Audio port with 6 audio jacks
1 x SPDIF Output(Optical)
1 x HDMI port
1 x Displayport
1 x CMOS Clear button
FORM FACTOR:ATX Form Factor (305 mm x 245 mm)
  • OC Certified
  • MSI Military Class III
  • Click BIOS II
  • OC Genie II
  • Command Center
  • Gaming Device Port
  • Super Charger
  • M-Flash
  • Active Phase Shifting
  • Winki 3
  • Live Update5
  • Instant OC
  • V-Check Points
  • Superpipe
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