MSI has released the Z68A-GD80 (G3) into the wild so to speak. This new board features the world’s first PCIe 3.0 slots (32 GB/s) with up to 100% faster throughput than PCIe 2.0 (16 GB/s). This huge step forward in PCIe throughput should provide the necessary bus speed for future PCIe SSD drives and graphics cards.

The Z68A-GD80 will also be the first MSI board with the new Click BIOS version II. This is a unified user interface allowing intuitive system adjustments in both Windows and the UEFI interface. All PC users from the hardcore overclockers to the average user can easily tweak their system. The Click BIOS II supports all input devices like keyboards, mice, and/or touch-screen inputs to appeal to a wider number of PC build styles. This will be the first time users will have visually similar tweaking tools in and out of your Windows OS.

As the PCIe bus was not a bottleneck, improvement for 2.0 PCIe graphics cards will be minimal if at all. I would also keep in mind this upgrade requires no additional cost for a new build and should be a trend for all motherboards with MSI leading the way. PCIe 3.0 bus will help with system throughput in the near future and its always good to be prepared ahead of time.

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MSI, the world-renowned mainboard and graphics card manufacturer, officially launches the Z68A-GD80 (G3), featuring the world’s first large bandwidth PCI Express Gen 3 mainboard. Conforming to Intel’s latest design standard, the MSI Z68A-GD80 (G3) with PCI Express Gen 3 provides a data transfer rate that is 200% faster than PCI Express Gen 2, enhancing the performance of PCI-e SSD drives and maximizing graphics card performance without bandwidth limitations. Click BIOS II, allows simple and intuitive system adjustments in both Windows and the UEFI interface! In addition, Z68A-GD80 (G3) utilizes MIL-810STD Certified Military Class II components and is equipped with the OC Genie II technology which increases total system performance with the push of a button!

If you want to own the highest specification components and the most superior performance and technology, the best choice is MSI Z68A-GD80 (G3).

The world’s 1st PCI Express Gen 3 Mainboard – unparalleled performance

With the Z68A-GD80 (G3) MSI introduces the world’s first PCI Express Gen 3 mainboard. With ultra-high 32GB/s transfer bandwidth, PCI Express Gen 3 is 200% faster than PCI Express Gen 2. This allows the MSI Z68A-GD80 (G3) to process huge amounts of data and information, maximizing the performance of AMD CrossFireX and NVIDIA SLI multi-GPU solutions.

MSI Z68A-GD80 (G3) is backwards compatible with all the devices with PCI Express 2.0 or older devices already available on the market and enhances their performance considerably. For example, PCI Express 2.0 SSD devices on MSI Z68-GD80 (G3) mainboards perform 14% faster than on competitor’s mainboards.

Click BIOS II with unified interface – provides the best experience

As an industry leader of UEFI technology, MSI revolutionizes the industry again with the world’s first UEFI BIOS which utilizes a unified graphical interface in both Windows and in the UEFI BIOS, Click BIOS II. This allows both die-hard overclockers or first-time system users to get the best out of their system through an easy-to-use Graphical User Interface. This interface supports all traditional input devices like a Keyboard, Mouse or new touch-screen interfaces for the most flexibility.

OC Genie II unleashes total system power

MSI’s exclusive OC Genie II provides stunning system performance within a single push of a button and unleashes the true performance of CPU, memory and integrated graphics all at once. By maximizing system performance and guaranteeing the most stable condition, it gives users the best benefits in the shortest time. When measuring with industry-standard benchmarking software such as 3DMark Vantage and PCMark Vantage, the results show that OC Genie II boosts 3D game performance up to 145% and hard drive reading speed up to 457% along with Intel Smart Response Technology.

Military Class II brings top quality and stability

MSI has equipped all its Z68 mainboards with the leading-edge Military Class II components. In addition to Hi-c CAPs made out of the rare element Tantalum and Military Class II includes Super Ferrite Choke (SFC) that provides 30% more power and is 10% more efficient. Military Class II components ensure ultimate stability and performance under any circumstance.

The MSI Z68A-GD80 (G3) and Z68A-GD65 (G3) both provide exclusive next generation PCI Express Gen 3 – with support for NVIDIA SLI and AMD CrossFireX -and Virtu smart switchable graphics technology, SSD Caching with Intel Smart Response Technology, as well as MSI exclusive technologies like ClickBIOS II, OC Genie II, and Military Class II Standard components.

Please visit the MSI official website to get more information about the Z68A-GD80 (G3).


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