MSI Announces New PCI-Express 3 Motherboard

Subject: Motherboards | July 6, 2011 - 01:36 PM |
Tagged: PCI-E 3.0, msi, graphics

MSI recently unveiled a new motherboard supporting the PCI-Express 3.0 standard. The Intel LGA 1155 CPU socket and Z68 chipset are also features of the upcoming motherboard, dubbed the Z68A-GD80 (G3).

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The new MSI board joins ASRock's announcement as one of the first PCI-Express 3.0 motherboards, and is loaded with tons of features. The Z68 chipset naturally supports Intel Sandy Bridge processors, PCI-E 3.0, a UEFI BIOS, OC Genie II, and their signature MIL-810STD military class components. The PCI-E 3.0 slots help AMD CrossFire X and NVIDIA SLI multi GPU solutions fed with plenty of bandwidth. Rear IO includes a PS/2 port, USB 3.0, USB 2.0, HDMI, DVI, 7.1 audio, Dual Gigabit Ethernet, e-SATA, and firewire.  On board IO includes 3 PCI-E 3.0 slots, 2 PCI slots, and two PCI-E x1 slots, the 1155 CPU socket, and 4 DDR3 DIMMs.

What do you think of the new board; are you ready for PCI-E 3.0?

Source: MSI
July 6, 2011 | 04:30 PM - Posted by Mark (not verified)

Yea I'm ready for pci-e 3.0 but considering IvyBridge is not until April its a long wait to utilize it. I love how in the press releases they love to dodge the whole "need ivybridge processer to use 3.0" situation. Marketing fluff but good their getn these boards out for early adopter/upgrades that plan on getn ivybridge vs Sandybridge-E(socket 2011).

July 7, 2011 | 07:02 AM - Posted by dreamer77dd (not verified)

I hope GPU are ready to take on PCI 3.0 if not the feature doe snot really add to much. I hope new GPU can really kick it up a gear and make accelerated software and graphics even better.

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