Asus, Gygabite or MSI?

So i have to choose one between this three MBs:

Asus P8H61-M LK R2.0 Intel H61 SK1155

Gigabyte H61M-DS2 Intel H61 SK1155

Msi H61M-P20 (G3) Intel H61 SK1155

Witch one should i choose?

In the specifications of the motherboards, only the asus one say it is compatible with both 32nm and 22nm processors, are the other ones compatible with both the 32nm and 2nm?

Thank you
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  1. Compatibility between these boards and the 2nd (32nm) and 3rd generation (22nm) Intel® Core™ processors comes down to Bios updates that were released this time last year. Now understand that you wont get the full functionality with all of the 3rd generation Intel Core processors with the H61 chipset since it doesnt support PCI-E 3.0. So as long as they have a Bios update since about mid-Jan. of last year you are in good shape for support for the 3rd generation Intel Core processors.
  2. So no matter what i choose, if i have them upgraded all of them will work nice with both 32 and 22nm right?
    Witch MB should i choose? :x
  3. What CPU, GPU, RAM, hard drives, etc... will you be using with the motherboard? Recommending one without a complete picture could lead to issues....
  4. ronintexas said:
    What CPU, GPU, RAM, hard drives, etc... will you be using with the motherboard? Recommending one without a complete picture could lead to issues....



    I will be using a Pentium G860 CPU, Asus DCT GTX 650 with 4Gb RAM 1333MHz and a a simple SATA 300gb hard drive that i dont remember now :x
  5. IntelEnthusiast said:
    Now understand that you wont get the full functionality with all of the 3rd generation Intel Core processors with the H61 chipset since it doesnt support PCI-E 3.0.


    All this MBs say they support PCI-E 3.0 :??:
  6. For the MSI board here is the support processor list including support for the 22nm processor with the bios 7788v16 http://us.msi.com/product/mb/H61M-P20--G3-.html#/?div=CPUSupport

    For Gigabyte http://www.gigabyte.us/support-downloads/cpu-support-popup.aspx?pid=4197 with Bios version F7/

    So yes pick the board that you want and just make it hasn't been sitting on a shelf for year.
  7. In order to support PCI-E 3.0 you must have a processor that supports it. With the 22nm Intel® Core™ i3s, Intel Pentium® and Intel Celeron®, they don't support PCI-E 3.0 only the Intel Core i5's and Intel Core i7 at 22nm do that.
  8. IntelEnthusiast said:
    In order to support PCI-E 3.0 you must have a processor that supports it. With the 22nm Intel® Core™ i3s, Intel Pentium® and Intel Celeron®, they don't support PCI-E 3.0 only the Intel Core i5's and Intel Core i7 at 22nm do that.



    OH now i understand! thanks a lot for your help!
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