MSI's Motherboards, Video Cards, and More at Computex

MSI gave us a rundown of all its offerings at Computex 2012. Check them all out in our coverage below:

Motherboards for AMD Trinity (socket FM2):

A85-XA-G65: 4 slot DDR-1866 (max 32 GB), 2 slot PCIe x16 2.0 (SLI and CrossFire compatibility), 4 USB 3.0 connectors, 8 SATA 6 Gbps connectors. Military Class III, OC Genie III, ClickBIOS II.


A85IA-E53: Motherboard for HTPC (it's a mini-ITX) with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, chipset A75, 2 slot DDR3-1866 (max 16 GB), 1 slot PCIe 2.0 x16, 4 USB 3.0, 4 SATA 6 Gbps.


A55M-P33 (F2): chipset A55


A85MA-E35: chipset A75

Motherboard for Intel processors:

Z77 MPower: socket LGA 1155, 16 PWM phases, 4 slot DDR3 (2800 Mhz max in OC, 32 GB). The mainboard have a 8 pin connectors for CPU and 6 pin connectors for VGA. There are 3 slot PCI Express 3.0 x16. Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, Military Class III components. Availability: July.

X79 MPower: socket LGA 2011, 8 slot DDR3 max 2400 MHz  and 128 GB, 3 slot PCIe 3.0, 2 slot PCIe 2.0 x16. Six USB 3.0, Six SATA 6 Gbps. Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, Military Class III components. Availability: July.

Z77IA-E53: mini-ITX, LGA 1155, 2 slot DDR3, 1 slot PCIe 3.0 x16, 4 USB 3.0, 2 SATA 6 Gbps. Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, ClickBIOS II, OC Genie II. Availability: August

Graphics Cards

GTX 680 Lightning: $549 dollars. There's a button to disable all the protections (OCP, APS, etc) to improve overclock. GPU Reactor, an add-on to improve the capacity of manage currents. It is essentially an add-on PCB that holds a battery of tantalum capacitors, which further conditions power for the GPU.


MSI create a fan-module that you can apply on R7770 or R7750 Power Edition to improve cooling. If you stack two fan you’ll improve GPU cooling; if you slide the whole heatsink you will have a solution with 2 fans to improve the air flow on VRM and other components.


GTX 670 Power Edition with Twin Frozr IV, 2 PWM fans (8 cm), nickel-plated copper base. Core: 1019 MHz; GPU Boost: 1079MHz, Memory: 6008 MHz


The external graphics card that you connect to a laptop through Thunderbolt connection.


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  • enewmen
    FINALLY a Thunderbolt external graphics card solution.
    I hope to read more about this later.
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  • alidan
    greghomeI remember joking about the A75 chipset and SLI but seriously?SLI on an AMD APU system ?What's the point of buying a CPU with Radeon Graphics just to pair it up with 2* Geforce in SLI ?

    dont have all the money right now, but still want to play SOME games, than once you get the money, upgrade the gpu... serously, even the bad amd cpus can play anything at decent frame rates, and with the whole taking things away from the cpu to run on the gpu, many never need a high power cpu again soon.
  • notlim981
    The Z77 MPower is evil!!!
  • A Bad Day
    There's a button to disable all the protections (OCP, APS, etc)

    That's going to end well, especially for newbies.