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Z77 GAMING motherboards

Let the games begin

MSI Z77 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
  • 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

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

Gaming device port

You want more FPS, lower ping, but why keep your pro-gaming mouse using old-fashioned standards? MSI Gaming Device Port is optimized for high polling rate mice (500 to 1000 Hz) which are up to 8 times faster than traditional USB mice. 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

Top quality audio
with Sound Blaster Cinema

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.

SoundBlaster Cinema features

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.

Optimized for multiple graphics cards

MSI Z77 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.

NVIDIA SLI/AMD CrossFireX

Military Class III components

Military Class III is the next step in high quality components. The DrMOS II, Hi-C Cap, Super Ferrite Choke and Solid Caps will make sure that your PC runs more stable under extreme gaming conditions.

DrMOS

DrMOS is the next-gen Mosfet which is used to deliver the power for the CPU. MSI DrMOS does not waste much power, stays cool and is more power efficient than other powersaving solutions. Because DrMOS is a 3-in-1 chip it delivers much more power with less components needed. This solution gives you the power to break world records.

SolidCAP

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

Hi-c CAP

A Hi-c CAP is a very small, but super-efficient capacitor. Besides ensuring enough spacing around a CPU socket to install large coolers, it also allows for 93% energy efficiency. Thanks to Hi-c CAP's MSI mainboards are the most energy efficient in the market.

Super Ferrite Chokes

Super Ferrite Chokes use a Ferrite core that is Super-Permeable. This allows the Super Ferrite Chokes 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 III components

OC Genie II

MSI is the world's first to built-in the OC Genie automatically overclocking technology on its motherboard platforms. Now we have implemented the revolutionary OC Genie II button on our GAMING motherboard series. Just press the OC Genie button on the motherboard, or enable the OC Genie function in the BIOS menu and the system's performance will be boosted.

Laggers
OC Genie II
136%
* Features may vary according to your platform and model

Supports DDR3 3000 memory for super fast loading

Tired of everlasting loading screens? The MSI Z77 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!

Super Charger

Shut down and game on! With MSI Super Charger you can simply deliver MORE power to your smartphone, tablet, USB game controller or portable console. This allows you to quickly charge these devices for use when you're not gaming on your PC, eliminating the need for wall power sockets.

Click BIOS 2

Click BIOS 2 gives an easy to navigate full featured graphical user interface to the traditional BIOS features. Supporting the latest hardware like 3TB hard drives and a wide range of languages.

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.

OC essentials

A small set of tools that are essential to get the best performance out of your motherboard. These features increase stability, assist in trouble shooting, allow you to keep your complete system in check and allow for simple management. This way you can keep your mind on gaming, but know that you have to tools to maximize your performance.

  • Clear CMOS button
  • Easy Button 3
  • V-Check points
  • MultiBIOS
  • Debug LED

Connectivity

  • PS/2 gaming device port / 2x USB 2.0

    Higher polling frequency (1000 Hz):
    • more responsive
    • faster reactions
    Triple gold plated PS/2 and USB ports
    • 10x longer lifetime when plugging and unplugging
    • prevents oxidation and corrosion
  • 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