Z87-G45 GAMING

Intel® Z87 Express Chipset

  • Supports 4th Gen Intel® Core™ / Pentium® / Celeron® processors for LGA 1150 socket
  • Supports DDR3-3000(OC) Memory
  • USB 3.0 + SATA 6Gb/s
  • Audio Boost: Reward Your Ears with True Quality
  • Killer Ethernet: Kill Your Lag
  • Military Class 4: Top Quality & Stability
  • OC Genie 4: Overclock in 1 Second
  • Click BIOS 4: Easily Fine-tune Your System
  • PCI Express Gen 3: World's 1st PCI Express Gen 3 Motherboard Brand
  • Multi-GPU: NVIDIA SLI & AMD CrossFire Support
  • Sound Blaster Cinema: Realistic Surround Sound Experience
  • Gaming Device Port: Optimized with Triple Gold-plating for High Polling Rate Gaming Devices
  • Total Fan Control: Optimize All Fan Speed As You Wish
  • Fast Boot: Quickly Boot Up & Enter OS in A Few Seconds

Best Gaming Motherboard - MSI Z87-G45 GAMING

Let the games begin

MSI GAMING motherboards are designed to provide gamers with best-in-class features and technology. Backed by the imposing looks of MSI's Dragon, each motherboard is an engineering masterpiece tailored to gaming perfection.

The best gaming weapons at hand

  • • The highest frag and the lowest lag with Killer E2200 Game Networking
  • • Crystal clear sound with Audio Boost
  • • Top quality audio solution with Sound Blaster Cinema
  • • Superb graphics with VGA Boost
  • • Blazing fast booting with Super RAID
  • • Gaming Device Port
  • • Military Class 4 Components
  • • OC Genie 4 & Click BIOS 4
  • • Optimized for multiple graphics cards
  • • Supports DDR3-3000 memory for super fast loading
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Killer E2200 game networking

Kill your lag!

The Killer E2200 Intelligent Networking Platform is built for maximum networking performance for online games and high-quality streaming media. Featuring Advanced Stream Detect? Killer E2200 automatically detects and accelerates game traffic ahead of other network traffic for smoother, stutter-free in-game performance and the competitive edge. With this exclusive, automatic traffic prioritization, games and real-time chat get priority over low-level system chatter, giving you the lowest latency for game data on the most controllable network hardware available.

 

Through the detection and prioritization of gaming traffic you can finally fully utilize your network without fear of being kicked from an on-line game because of high ping. This enables true multi-tasking without manually enabling or disabling applications, updates and installations. Killer networking actually allows you to use your PC 24 hours a day.

Network traffic
Game traffic
Other traffic

Audio Boost

Reward your ears with true quality. Get ready for ear-drum shattering sound, with MSI Audio Boost! With Audio Boost we're delivering the highest audio quality so you can enjoy crystal clear sound and music in games.

Because the complete audio circuitry is isolated from other features, you'll enjoy less interference and more stability.

The built-in headphone amplifier allows you to use studio-grade headgear and get the most amazing sound quality out of your gaming PC.

  • • Studio level Integrated 600Ω Headphone amplifier
  • • Golden audio jacks for pure audio signals
  • • EMI shielded audio codec
  • • High quality audio capacitors
ALC 1150
Unamplified signal
OPA1652 amplifier
High quality audio capacitors
Amplified & filtered signal
Golden audio jacks

Top quality audio
with Sound Blaster Cinema

SoundBlaster Cinema features

Hear your enemies perfectly, even on an ear-drum shattering battlefield. Thanks to Sound Blaster Cinema, you're getting amazing surround sound with just stereo headphones. Your most important gaming sound effects are reproduced crystal clear allowing you to focus on your game even during extremely long gaming sessions.

Powered by the SBX Pro Studio technologies, Sound Blaster Cinema enables you to clearly hear specific sounds in gaming environments, making your ears a decisive tool on the battlefield.

VGA Boost

VGA Boost

MSI VGA Boost is one of MSI's exclusive ways to support gamers to fully engage in their virtual world.

VGA Boost increases the power limitations for MSI GAMING graphics cards when inserted in an MSI GAMING motherboard. It simply upgrades your Power Tuning and current limits allowing your graphics to boost to higher clock speeds when your gaming graphics get more intense and sustain maximum performance for a longer time.

This is all supported because of the power design for the PCI Express slots and the build quality of MSI Graphics cards. Now, matching MSI gaming hardware not only gives your game PC some fiery red dragon looks, your PC gaming experience will benefit from a safe and powerful boost in graphics.

Super RAID

With MSI Super RAID you can combine hard drives, SSDs and mSATA into blazing fast bootable drives. Load your operating system, videos or even games faster than ever. You can now enjoy the benefits of bigger and faster storage, without all the trouble that normally surround RAID configurations.

Easily Setup The Latest Technologies:

  • • Intel Smart Response
  • • Intel Rapid Start
  • • Intel Smart Connect
  • *Features may vary according to your platform and model

Gaming device port

You want more FPS, lower ping, but why use a pro-gaming mouse with old-fashioned standards? MSI Gaming Device Port is optimized for high polling rate mice (500 to 1000 Hz) which lowers your mouse's response time from 8 milliseconds to 1 millisecond! This gives a much smoother mouse response in games. The additional gold plating on the ports enhances the durability drastically and ensures your PS/2 and USB ports are always working when you ship out to a LAN party.

Gaming benefits

  • • more responsive
  • • smoother gameplay
  • • faster reactions

Technical benefits

  • • 3x more gold than regular connectors
  • • 10x longer lifetime when plugging and unplugging
  • • prevents oxidation and corrosion

Military Class 4 components

Military Class 4 is the next step in high quality components. The Super Ferrite Chokes and Dark CAPs will make sure that your PC runs more stable under extreme gaming conditions.

Dark CAP

With their aluminum core design, Dark CAP's have been a staple in high-end design motherboard designs and provides lower Equivalent Series Resistance (ESR) as well as its over-10-year lifespan.

Super Ferrite Choke

Super Ferrite Choke uses a Ferrite core that is Super-Permeable. This allows the Super Ferrite Choke to run at a 35 degree Celsius lower temperature, have a 30% higher current capacity, a 20% improvement in power efficiency and better overclocking power stability.

Military Class essentials

The core of Military Class 4 is based on the essentials which increase your stability in the toughest conditions.
The humidity protection and high temperature protection ensure your system can survive each environment, no matter how harsh. The new structure of the PCB limits EMI radiation.
On top of that the all the connectors have ESD protection in order to prevent short circuit.

Military Class 4 components
 

OC GENIE 4

 

OC Genie 4 supercharges your speed experience! When used, OC Genie 4 accelerates your entire system and puts it into overdrive! Tuned by the professional overclockers, OC Genie 4 hands you record-breaking performance on a silver plate.

 

 

Click BIOS 4

The MSI Click BIOS 4 is the latest UEFI BIOS with optimizations for Windows 8. Besides that, it also reacts faster, runs smoother and has better mouse support. And all this comes with advanced and cool features.

 

Hardware Monitor

Hardware monitor allows you to take control of your system through Total Fan and check your primary system characteristics in an easy graphical interface.

 

Board Explorer

This feature shows the user a visual representation of all the connectors of the motherboard and displays which devices are connected. In case of a device having a bad connection you can easily trace it with board explorer.

 

OC Profiles preview

With OC profiles you can rapidly switch between settings and you can save up to 8 profiles. In the blink of an eye, you can see the differences between your current system settings and any of the stored profiles.

Optimized for multiple graphics cards

NVIDIA SLI/AMD CrossFireX/VirtuMVP 2.0

MSI GAMING motherboards feature one or more PCI-Express 3.0 slots, perfectly aligned and with enough space for an optimal airflow when using multiple graphics cards. That way, you will never have to worry about an overheating PC, while you are enjoying the best graphics jumping off from your monitor when running a NVIDIA® SLI or AMD CrossFire gaming setup.

Command Center

Total control

MSI's exclusive Command Center software is a very powerful tool to push your motherboard to the max. With a very intuitive touch ready interface, Command Center allows users to tune settings to increase system stability, maximize overclocking performance and adjust cooling features.

Graphical fan control & monitoring

Command Center features a total new fan control interface from which users can control all fans' speed on the motherboard and set profiles. Users can real-time monitor the status of the fans as well as record fan speed, voltage and temperate status into a log file. This feature is both convenient for pro-gamers and overclockers.

Unlimited RAMdisk

MSI Command Center integrates an unlimited RAMdisk with the retail value of $35. With a RAMdisk you can create a virtual drive from your system memory enabling speeds 20x faster than a modern SSD. There are options to load complete game images, you can speed up your browser or your page file which increases your whole system's performance.

Supports DDR3-3000 memory for super fast loading

Tired of everlasting loading screens? The MSI Gaming series motherboards offer support for DDR3-3000 MHz memory modules. That way, you will not have to miss out on any gaming action because your in-game levels will be loaded superfast!

Total Fan Control

Total Fan Control gives you complete control of all your fans to enable you to find the best balance of fan performance and silence. Because you can also monitor and record all your fan information, a great pool of information is available to base the fan settings on.

 

Dragon heat sink

With an awesome product comes an inspiring heat sink! Styled after the iconic MSI GAMING Dragon. The heat sink is oversized to provide the best thermal transfer and heat dissipation to enable your PC to just game 24 hours per day.

 

Package content

What's in the box? Check it out for yourself! Besides a plethora of necessary cables and connectors you also get a cool Do-Not-Disturb door-hanger, a slick gaming case badge and a stylish gaming I/O panel.

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. All images and descriptions are for illustrative purposes only. Product specification, function, and appearance may vary based on different CPU and chipset. For detailed specifications, please consult the product specifications page.
Editor's Pick 8,8
2014-03
Greece
Εν κατακλείδι, η πρόταση της MSI αποτελεί μια αρκετά προσιτή επιλογή που κουβαλά το προσωνύμιο "Gaming" και το υπερασπίζεται, θα λέγαμε, αρκετά γενναία.
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Sexy Looks Award
2014-03
Greece
Εν κατακλείδι, η πρόταση της MSI αποτελεί μια αρκετά προσιτή επιλογή που κουβαλά το προσωνύμιο "Gaming" και το υπερασπίζεται, θα λέγαμε, αρκετά γενναία.
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Gold Award
2014-01
Brazil
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Golden
2014-01
Spain
La placa MSI Z87-GD45 Gaming ofrece es uno de los modelos más llamativos para la gama media del socket LGA1150.
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4 out of 5 star rating
2013-11
Ukraine
Подводя итоги обзора остается констатировать, что материнская плата MSI Z87-G45 Gaming вполне отвечает предназначению - удовлетворить требования геймеров, решивших собрать систему на основе процессора с архитектурой Haswell. Качество элементной базы MSI Z87-G45 Gaming находится на высоком уровне, а охлаждение компонентов позволяет не заботиться о тепловых режимах экплуатации платы. На должном уровне находятся и оверклокерские способности системной платы, позволяющие выжать из Haswell все, на что она способна.
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4 out of 5 star rating
2013-11
Ukraine
Summarizing the review it is to be concluded that the motherboard MSI Z87-G45 Gaming fully accomplishes its mission - to meet the demands of gamers, who want to assemble a system based on the processor with architecture Haswell. Quality of the element base of MSI Z87-G45 Gaming is at a high level and the cooling components allow not to worry about thermal conditions of the board operation. At the proper level are either overclocking abilities of the motherboard allowing Haswell squeeze out all that it can do.„
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Recommendation
2013-11
Egypt
“The heat sink has special design - dragon style with black head and red body. The unique and beautiful design successfully creates a special image of the MSI products.” “Although this motherboard has been classified as middle class for gamers, it certainly provides the user a good performance with best features, and of course including high frequency. Along with the motherboard, MSI provides the nice BIOS which is easy to use, and we just achieved 4.6MHz frequency with Processor 4670K. With MSI motherboard, we can get more stable frequency.” “We can see there is 21% performance increased by the processor, and compare with other brand, the frequency is 20% higher.“ “From Cinebench 11.5 test, we can see the performance increasing 20% and it is an excellent result.” “MSI motherboards for Gaming series have impressive image with red and black colors on the dragon logo, especially the design of heat sinks, can easily catch attention once you see it.” “The motherboards have many featur
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Editor's Choice
2013-10
Denmark
“MSI Z87-G45 GAMING is for the gamers that don’t need to overclock, but gamers can still have a little bit fun if they want to try overclocking. If you compare with GAMING series from other brands, recently, I can say MSI Z87-G45 GAMING has a good performance and good price. It has very good performance and can overclock well.”
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Quality and price
2013-09
Spain
•Sin duda un precio excepcional para todo lo que nos ofrece MSI
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Gold
2013-09
Spain
•Sin duda un precio excepcional para todo lo que nos ofrece MSI
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Recommended
2013-09
Spain
Los resultados obtenidos de las pruebas técnicas han resultado increíblemente satisfactorios obteniendo unas puntuaciones muy altas en la gran mayoría de las pruebas técnicas. Esta placa sacará todo el potencial a los Intel Haswell.
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TOH-Extreme Quality
2013-09
Italy
MSI Z87-G45 Gaming: una prova di forza in classe media
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Best Price
2013-09
Italy
MSI Z87-G45 Gaming: una prova di forza in classe media
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TOH-Gold Award
2013-09
Italy
MSI Z87-G45 Gaming: una prova di forza in classe media
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Editor's Choice: Best product
2013-09
Ukraine
Честно говоря, мы совсем не ожидали, что MSI Z87-G45 Gaming окажется настолько интересным и хорошо сбалансированным продуктом. Продуманная конструкция и высокое качество изготовления обеспечили новинке хороший запас прочности и достаточные возможности расширения.
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Editor's Choice: Best product
2013-09
Ukraine
“Frankly, we have not expected the MSI Z87-G45 Gaming to be so interesting and well-balanced product. Sophisticated design and high quality manufacturing have provided a good safety factor and sufficient enhancement possibilities.„
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Gold
2013-09
France
“Offered at a price of about € 130, this card have everything for her. The price, the look, the performance can not be faulted for that price, especially against its competitor who offer their service at higher rates without improvement.„ Highlights: Look Overclocking SLI / CF inside Performance in games ( 3DMark ) Connectivity and onboard video Pleasant to use UEFI The price!! € 130
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Value for money
2013-09
Serbia
S obzirom na to šta sve nudi, ova matična ploča ne košta previše, što uz orijentaciju ka igračima treba da bude vrlo važna karakteristika kada su najbitnije karakteristike u pitanju. Dodaci specijalno prilagođeni igračima, stilizovan izgled, crno-crvena kombinacija boja, moćna platforma, jak softverski paket, i sve to upakovano u vrlo razuman cenovni razred učinile su da ova ploča bude jedna od modela na koje itekako treba obratiti pažnju ukoliko planirate sistem sa Haswell procesorom. Sve u svemu, MSI u svom Z87-G45 Gaming modelu ima sasvim pristojnog učesnika u tržišnoj utakmici...
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Recommended
2013-09
United Kingdom
“covering all the expected bases and built with thought and care in mind, MSI's Gaming motherboards, much like its graphics cards, are solid in every respect.„ “We're struggling to think of any genuinely bad points, which is always the sign of an above-average board, and we can certainly recommend putting the G-45 Gaming on a shortlist for that next build.„
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Recommended
2013-09
Spain
“With the MSI Z87I you can create a powerful gaming system just like with an ATX or Micro-ATX mainboard, just by adding a graphics card.„ “The MSI Z87I is a very successful implementation of the Z87 chipset on a mini - ITX board. The performance and features of the board should be sufficient for almost all possible applications and it comes close to the larger ATX and Micro -ATX board. And the best part is that MSI Z87I is currently the cheapest version of a Z87 mini - ITX board with costs at 110-120 euros. The MSI Z87I offers high quality and usefull equipment at a very attractive price and we therefore provide a clear recommendation.„
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Quality and price
2013-09
Spain
"What differentiates one from another is exactly what MSI has managed to identify with the surname "gaming"." PROS Definitely a great price for all that we offer MSI OC level more than acceptable for plates that are not specifically designed for that A BIOS very intuitive and easy to use All connectors fan plate to regulate the fan prepared by software.
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Gold
2013-09
Spain
"What differentiates one from another is exactly what MSI has managed to identify with the surname "gaming"." PROS Definitely a great price for all that we offer MSI OC level more than acceptable for plates that are not specifically designed for that A BIOS very intuitive and easy to use All connectors fan plate to regulate the fan prepared by software.
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Madshrimps Value
2013-08
Belgium
“This humble MSI Z87-G45 Gaming board has been a pleasure to work with from day one, providing most Gamers with the most vital onboard features that they really need.
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Real Performance
2013-08
USA
The Z87-G45 sits at the middle of the Gaming series stack, so it doesn’t have all the high-end features found in the Z87-G65. Really that it is missing though are the dedicated overclocking features such as the dual BIOS, on-board OC Genie button and heatpipe cooling. The G45 also is missing a duo of SATA ports compared to its older sibling, but with difference in features the Z87-G45 is around $30 more affordable than its high-end counterpart.
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Gold
2013-08
France
“MSI offers a very complete motherboard Z87 -G45 Gaming, its use is meant to focus on the gaming but its capabilities allow it to expand to other functions. The care given to the audio circuit and network management make it a powerful ally in the world of LAN! Tolerant and enduring the OC, also fulfill the junior clockers.„ Highlights Design Quality audio circuitry Network Management price
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Golden
2013-08
USA
The packaging is quite cool with the dragon logo and large crest. Overall the design is simple yet pulls the style with the dragon in bothe the main image and the crest but its still somple enough with only a few logos to signify key features and even a Fnatic logo to showoff their pro team who they sponsor.
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The choice of gamers
2013-08
Ukraine
“Motherboard MSI Z87-G45 GAMING is designed for high-end gaming systems. and it is a quite balanced solution for this purpose. This model has a high-quality audio subsystem. as well as productive LAN-controller. which is designed to meet the needs of lan gamers.„
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Silver
2013-08
USA
Almost two months ago, ccokeman showed us MSI's Z87-GD65 motherboard with full features built around the Z87 PCH and LGA socket 1150 Core series processors. Today I'll be showing you just a step down from that MSI board -- the MSI Z87-G45. For just a little less than the GD65, the G45 can be owned by you for just $154.99. It's still a bit up there in price if you are looking for an "affordable" board -- but it is one of the lower priced boards on the market that is still of relatively high caliber. The MSI Z87-G45 was designed for gaming and with the imposing look of the MSI Dragon on the box and board, it really sells a strong look. High frag and low lag with the Killer E2200 Game Networking, clear sound with Audio Boot, superb graphics with VGA Boost, and blazing fast boot times with Super RAID are all supposed gaming weapons of the Z87-G45; but is it all talk? Or, can this dragon really breathe fire?
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Best Value
2013-08
Thailand
For those who are looking for a motherboard. Intel ® Z87 Express Chipset. , with the beauty that comes with an affordable price, both for Gamer Features and overclocking that full well. The ability to simply drag overclockable CPU. 4th Generation Intel ® Core i7-4770K Processor provides. goes up. 4,800 MHz. together with a stable cooling system with plain water. I need to come together perfectly for only 5, XXX price should not miss this motherboard upholds it.
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Recommended
2013-08
Hungary
“MSI Z87-G45 is the smaller one of LGA1150 GAMING series motherboard. but still have few extras. We must mention mSATA. three card SLI or CrossFire mode. even Killer E2205 LAN chip. With all this the board is around 42-43000 HUF which is not bad with the offer. We can only RECOMMEND this motherboard!„
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Platinum
2013-08
United Kingdom
“…from a Gaming perspective this motherboard has pretty much everything you’ll ever need. In fact I’m so impressed that I’m going to base my new personal Rig Build on this very board. I don’t think I can really say much more than that…„
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the Pure PC 5 fires
2013-07
Poland
“Good quality sound card and network system encounters more enjoyable. strong power section guarantees reliable overclocking. and of great importance in the receipt of the product is also interesting design.„ “Together with the MSI Z87-G45 Gaming also get ample opportunity for multi-GPU configurations (SLI & CrossFireX & Virtu MVP 2.0). efficient cooling system and advanced software (Command Center & Extreme Tuning).„ Good quality sound system ALC 1150 Killer E2205 network card and Virtu MVP 2.0 Interesting design and overall good quality Ośmiofazowa and well-cooled power section Support NVIDIA SLI absent in cheaper models USB and PS / 2 for gaming peripherals Press the Clear CMOS technology OC Gene IV Advanced UEFI and useful software Value for money possible from the competition
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the Pure PC Recommended
2013-07
Poland
“Good quality sound card and network system encounters more enjoyable. strong power section guarantees reliable overclocking. and of great importance in the receipt of the product is also interesting design.„ “Together with the MSI Z87-G45 Gaming also get ample opportunity for multi-GPU configurations (SLI & CrossFireX & Virtu MVP 2.0). efficient cooling system and advanced software (Command Center & Extreme Tuning).„ Good quality sound system ALC 1150 Killer E2205 network card and Virtu MVP 2.0 Interesting design and overall good quality Ośmiofazowa and well-cooled power section Support NVIDIA SLI absent in cheaper models USB and PS / 2 for gaming peripherals Press the Clear CMOS technology OC Gene IV Advanced UEFI and useful software Value for money possible from the competition
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the Pure PC OC Ready
2013-07
Poland
“Good quality sound card and network system encounters more enjoyable. strong power section guarantees reliable overclocking. and of great importance in the receipt of the product is also interesting design.„ “Together with the MSI Z87-G45 Gaming also get ample opportunity for multi-GPU configurations (SLI & CrossFireX & Virtu MVP 2.0). efficient cooling system and advanced software (Command Center & Extreme Tuning).„ Good quality sound system ALC 1150 Killer E2205 network card and Virtu MVP 2.0 Interesting design and overall good quality Ośmiofazowa and well-cooled power section Support NVIDIA SLI absent in cheaper models USB and PS / 2 for gaming peripherals Press the Clear CMOS technology OC Gene IV Advanced UEFI and useful software Value for money possible from the competition
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Silver
2013-07
Peru
MSI desde un tiempo atrás no viene teniendo acostumbrados a productos de altísima calidad, tanto en sus líneas más hardcore destinadas al overclock extremo y competitivo, como en su línea gaming orientada a los jugadores más extremos y más exigentes, en esta oportunidad les vamos a presentar el review de una motherboard que se destaca excelentemente en el rango precio – performance, y que justamente está orientada para los gamers más hardcores que siempre andan en busca de lo mejor, nos referimos a la MSI GAMING G SERIES Z87-G45; motherboard preparada para los procesadores INTEL de ultima generación, “HASWELL” y que tiene entre sus cualidades un chip de audio integrado que nos hará sentir la experiencia de juego más inmersiva dentro del juego, desde ya les adelantamos que esta motherboard es una excelente opción dentro del rango precio rendimiento para el mercado gaming, y promete resolver todas las exigencias que los gamers más hardcore tengan.
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BEST VALUE
2013-07
Peru
MSI desde un tiempo atrás no viene teniendo acostumbrados a productos de altísima calidad, tanto en sus líneas más hardcore destinadas al overclock extremo y competitivo, como en su línea gaming orientada a los jugadores más extremos y más exigentes, en esta oportunidad les vamos a presentar el review de una motherboard que se destaca excelentemente en el rango precio – performance, y que justamente está orientada para los gamers más hardcores que siempre andan en busca de lo mejor, nos referimos a la MSI GAMING G SERIES Z87-G45; motherboard preparada para los procesadores INTEL de ultima generación, “HASWELL” y que tiene entre sus cualidades un chip de audio integrado que nos hará sentir la experiencia de juego más inmersiva dentro del juego, desde ya les adelantamos que esta motherboard es una excelente opción dentro del rango precio rendimiento para el mercado gaming, y promete resolver todas las exigencias que los gamers más hardcore tengan.
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APPROVED
2013-07
United Kingdom
“Despite its low price tag. the G45 Gaming performs and overclocks like a much more expensive board. giving us no trouble on the way to our CPU’s peak 4.7GHz clock speed. Even when we did push it too far. the excellent overclock recovery and intuitive EFI BIOS made it easy to set things right.”„ “Overall it’s an excellent package. at a price point that few can match considering the features on offer. „„ PERFORMANCE 42 / 45 FEATURES 20 / 30 VALUE 23 / 25
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The choice of gamers
2013-07
Ukraine
Материн
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Silver
2013-07
Netherlands
“As a affordable gaming motherboard. the MSI Z87-G45 Gaming is our first choice. The Killer NIC and Realtek ALC1150 audio codec with Creative software and headphone preamp makes this board a real value to gamers. while the average price is very acceptable.„
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Good Innovation
2013-07
Thailand
For those who are looking for a motherboard. Intel ® Z87 Express Chipset. , with the beauty that comes with an affordable price, both for Gamer Features and overclocking that full well. The ability to simply drag overclockable CPU. 4th Generation Intel ® Core i7-4770K Processor provides. goes up. 4,800 MHz. together with a stable cooling system with plain water. I need to come together perfectly for only 5, XXX price should not miss this motherboard upholds it.
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Good Performanc
2013-07
Thailand
For those who are looking for a motherboard. Intel ® Z87 Express Chipset. , with the beauty that comes with an affordable price, both for Gamer Features and overclocking that full well. The ability to simply drag overclockable CPU. 4th Generation Intel ® Core i7-4770K Processor provides. goes up. 4,800 MHz. together with a stable cooling system with plain water. I need to come together perfectly for only 5, XXX price should not miss this motherboard upholds it.
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Silver
2013-07
Czech Republic
“MSI Z87-G45 GAMING does have stress. which makes. but hybrid power. Despite the installation of larger blocks of passive area power quite drowning. Fortunately for overclocking. which is by the way similar to other models. the temperature does not increase significantly. With heating PCH chip on the contrary there are no problems. Consumption is comparable with the competition. Manufacturers must compliment that he placed on board audio codec for higher quality and network chip with higher throughput and lower latency - it is also the biggest attraction of this board. We also liked the clock Command Center software and updates the BIOS. PCI slot on the motherboard to change the no. May also come in handy mSATA connector points for measuring voltage or CMOS reset button on the rear panel. The manufacturer used the tactic of Asian automakers - in the same class (included) better equipment. And we like it. Over voltage cascade therefore turn a blind eye and the resulting MSI deserves fir
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Highly recommended
2013-07
USA
I started my Haswell board reviews off with the MSI Z87-GD65 GAMING, a board I affectionately refer to as the Dragon. I had the opportunity to speak to MSI long before the launch of the Z87-GD65, and many of the concerns I raised were addressed with the Z87-GD65 GAMING, which was very nice to see. I wasn't the only one who noticed that MSI really took the time to develop a great product, as the same board won an award from Computex for it's innovation and style. Like it's "bigger" brother, the MSI Z87-G45 GAMING carries a lot of the same features, but the focus on overclocking-specific features is gone while the GAMING style remains. Does the removal of these features make the MSI Z87-G45 GAMING a lesser board? Let's take a look and find out.
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PlayUA Recommended
2013-06
Ukraine
Материн
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Recommended
2013-06
Ukraine
“Motherboard MSI Z87-G45 Gaming is a very good product which absorbed all the benefits and experience of previous generation and multiplied it by adding a handful of new features. For gamers there is a number of useful features that will make the gameplay as easy as possible. And even if you're not only a gamer. this motherboard will handle all the rest of the everyday tasks for 10/10.„
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Recommended award
2013-06
USA
As a whole the MSI Z87-G45 Gaming is a great board for anyone interested in upgrading to Haswell. There are a few things I hope MSI can improve on but most of those could even be fixed with firmware or software adjustments later on. It will be interesting to see how it holds up once I get a chance to take a look at other Z87 motherboards this week including another more premium board from MSI.
46
APPROVED
2013-06
United Kingdom
“It’s well laid out. easily recovers from overzealous overclocking and its EFI is easy to navigate to.”„ “If you want to upgrade to Haswell now then this is a great performing motherboard. „„
47
Recommended award
2013-06
United Kingdom
“…we do have to praise the inclusion of CMOS button and the location and direction of the USB 3.0 internal header.„ “…Want a bit more flexibility with some additional cost? Then the MSI could be the way to go... „„
48
Gold award
2013-05
USA
The MSI Z87-G45 Gaming motherboard is a standard ATX form factor board targeted at the mainstream gamer. The MSI Z87-G45 Gaming board has support for the 4th Generation Intel Core Processors (Haswell) utilizing the LGA1150 CPU socket. With this motherboard, MSI continues to use their military class components, though they have been upgraded to a military class 4 rating.
49
APPROVED
2012-12
United Kingdom
“‘The Z87-G45 Gaming’s EFI was one of the best on test. being snappier and better laid out than either Gigabyte motherboard…’„ Clear EFI; easy overclocking; attractive design; great price
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  • Socket
    1150
  • CPU (Max Support)
    i7
  • Baseclock/Hyper Transport
    100MHz
  • Chipset
    Intel® Z87 Express
  • DDR3 Memory
    DDR3 1066/1333/1600/1866*/2000*/2133*/2200*/2400*/2600*/2666*/2800*/3000*(*OC) MHz
  • DDR3L Memory
    Y
  • Memory Channel
    Dual
  • DIMM Slots
    4
  • Max Memory (GB)
    32
  • PCI-Ex16
    3
  • PCI-E Gen
    Gen3 (16,0,0), (8,8,0), (8,4,4)
  • PCI-Ex1
    4
  • mSATA
    1
  • SATAIII
    6
  • RAID
    0/1/5/10
  • TPM (header)
    1
  • LAN
    10/100/1000*1
  • USB 3.0 ports (Front)
    2
  • USB 3.0 ports (Rear)
    4
  • USB 2.0 ports (Front)
    6
  • USB 2.0 ports (Rear)
    2
  • Audio ports (Rear)
    6+Coaxial / Optical SPDIF
  • VGA
    1
  • HDMI
    1
  • DVI
    1
  • VGA Max Share Memory (MB)
    1024
  • DirectX
    11
  • Form Factor
    ATX
  • SLI
    Y
  • CrossFire
    Y

 

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