MSI Launches Z77 Gaming Series Motherboards Lineup Including Flagship Z77A-GD65 Gaming


MSI has today launched their new Z77 Gaming series motherboards including the flagship Z77A-GD65 Gaming which is aimed primarily towards gamers and enthusiasts. The Z77 Gaminig Series motherboards from MSI were revealed back at CeBIT 2013 and we already detailed the Z77A-GD65 Gaming flagship board in our article here.

MSI Z77 Gaming Series Motherboards - For the Gamers by the Gamers!

The new MSI Z77 Gaming series motherboards were designed by pro gamers for the gaming community itself with included features such as the  Qualcomm’s Killer E2200 high-performance network chip which delivers unprecedented and stable network connections for gaming and enthusiast needs. Also, the Z77A-GD65 Gaming comes with the latest gaming device port which is optimized for gaming mice with high polling rate of 500 Hz to 1000 Hz and reduces the response time from 8 ms to 1 ms. In addition to these, MSI G Series would have three times the gold plating on its latest ports which would increase the durability of user peripherals by preventing oxidation and offering time times longer lifetime. These are just a few features to name, you can see in the following list what the new Z77 Gaming series lineup has to offer:


  • The highest frag and the lowest lag with Killer E2200
  • Game networking
  • Military Class III components
  • Gaming device port
  • Optimized for multiple graphics cards
  • Boosting performance thanks to OC Genie II
  • Top quality audio solution with Sound Blaster Cinema
  • Supports DDR3 3000 memory for super fast loading

MSI has introduced four new Z77 gaming series motherboards which include the following:

  • B75A-G43 GAMING
  • Z77A-G43 GAMING
  • Z77A-G45 GAMING
  • Z77A-GD65 GAMING

MSI Z77A-GD65 Gaming

The MSI Z77A-GD65 Gaming is definitely MSI’s most feature rich motherboard ever released for gamers falling in line just after the MSI Z77 MPower. The MSI Z77A-GD65 Gaming is equipped with Military Class III components which include a 12 Phase VRM making use of DrMOS II, Hi-C Cap, Super Ferrite Choke. Components which fall under MSI’s Military Class III assure that users get longer lasting stability and overclocking out of their PCs.

The MSI Z77A-GD65 Gaming has alot of options, these include four DIMM slots which can support 64/128 GB of DDR3-3000 MHz memory. Three PCI-e x16 3.0 slots offer SLI and CrossFireX support with Multi-GPU functionality.  Four PCI-e x1 3.0 slots offer support for additional connection cards. The board has a SATA III and USB 3.0 suport. For I/O there’s PS/2 GAMING DEVICE PORT / 2X USB 2.0, Clear CMOS button, Coaxial S/PDIF-out / optical S/PDIF-out, USB 2.0 ports / HDMI port, LAN / USB 3.0 ports, D-Sub port / DVI port, 8 channel analog audio.

The rest of the boards including the Z77A-GD45/43 Gaming and B75A-G43 Gaming come with the same Dragoon style Black/Red color theme but unlike the GD65 Gaming, they don't get the heatpipe cooling solution but a simple heatsink+PWM and a few features such as I/O, storage connectors get taken away depending on the models, you can check out the complete specification chart at the end of this article.

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MSI also introduced new gaming series GPUs including the recently launched GTX 650 Ti Boost gaming and the GTX 670 Gaming showcased at CeBIT 2013. It should be noted that a prototype Z87 Gaming series motherboard was also showcased by MSI at CeBIT 2013 which would go under production sometime after Haswell launches on 2nd June 2013. You can learn more about MSI's Z77 Gaming series motherboards here.

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Platform Intel 1155 Intel 1155 Intel 1155 Intel 1155
Chipset - NorthBridge B75 Z77 Z77 Z77
PWM Capacitors Solid caps Solid caps Solid caps Hi-C CAP
Cooling Type Heatsink + PWM Heatsink + PWM Heatsink + PWM HeatPipe
Cooling Mounting Metal Screws Metal Screws Metal Screws Metal Screws
Mem Type DDR3 DDR3 DDR3 DDR3
Mem Dimm 4x 4x 4x 4x
Expansion PCI-E x16 2x (16/4) 1 1 -
Expansion PCI-E x1 2 2 4 4
Storage SATA2 5 4 4 4
Storage SATA3 1 2 2 4
LAN 1x Gb LAN 1x Gb LAN 1x Gb LAN 1x Gb LAN
USB2 (R/F) 4 / 6 6 / 4 4 / 6 4 / 6
USB3 (R/F) 2 / 2 2 / 2 2 / 2 2 / 2
Audio channels 6.1 6.1 6.1 6.1
SPDIF I/O (Optical/Coaxial) - / - - / - Y / Y Y / Y
GPU Name Intel® HD Graphics 4000 * Intel® HD Graphics 4000 * Intel® HD Graphics 4000 * Intel® HD Graphics 4000 *
Display D-SUB Y Y Y Y
Display DVI -D -D -D -D
Display HDMI 1.4a 1.4a 1.4a 1.4a
Buttons ClrCMOS ClrCMOS / Power / Reset
BIOS Backup - - - 2x