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March 7, 2013

[CeBit 2013] MSI displays new Z77 gaming motherboards

At this year's Cebit fair in Hannover, MSI is showcasing a new series of Z77 gaming motherboards. The new motherboards are equipped with network chips from KillerNic, which should ensure low ping-times while gaming. These will be positioned next to the normal Z77 motherboards, and are expected be priced slightly higher.

Z77A-G43 Gaming

The Z77A-G43 Gaming uses Military Class III components, has room for 4x DDR3 modules and supports Crossfire Multi-GPU configurations. It features 7.1 Soundblaster Cinema and OC Genie II One Touch overclocking. The chipset is passively-cooled. The motherboard has two PCI-Express X16 and two X1 slots, along with three normal PCI slots. 

Z77A-G45 Gaming

The Z77A-G45 Gaming has the same basic specs as the G43, but also supports Nvidia's SLI. It also has two more PCI-Express X1 slots, which means that only one PCI port remains.

Z77A-GD65 Gaming

The new flagship model in the gaming series is the Z77A-GD65 Gaming. It's equipped with a KillerNic network chip, passive cooling, four DDR3 memory slots supporting a maximum speed of 3000 MHz, Sound Blaster Cinema 7.1 audio and OC Genie II One Touch Overclocking. The GD65 has three PCI-Express X16 slots enabling triple-SLI and Crossfire. It does not have any normal PCI slots.