titleOur first look at a non-Intel Z87 motherboard today is the Z87-G45 Gaming from the folks over at MSI. With a gaming focus I am really excited to see what the board is all about. At a quick glance at both the packaging and the board itself it’s clear that MSI is going with the dragon theme that we saw on a few of their notebooks this year at CES. I’m curious if the MSI Z87-G45 Gaming will be on fire, or just fizzle out. Let’s take a closer look and find out!

Product Name: MSI Z87-G45 Gaming

Review Sample Provided by: MSI

Written By: Wes

Pictures by: Wes



CPU Support

4th Gen Intel® Core™ / Pentium® / Celeron® processors

CPU Socket



Intel® Z87 Express Chipset

Graphics Interface

3 * PCI-E  3.0 x16 slots with 4th Gen Intel® Core™ processors, AMD CrossFire / NVIDIA SLI Support

Display Interface

HDMI, DVI, D-Sub - Requires CPU Graphics

Memory Support

4 DIMMs, Dual Channel DDR3-3000(OC)

Expansion slots

4 * PCI-E x1 slots


6 * SATA 6Gb/s, 1 * mSATA


RAID 0,1,5,10 - Available at ports SATA1-SATA6

USB / IEEE 1394

6 * USB 3.0, 8 * USB 2.0


Killer™ E2205 Gigabit Ethernet


8-channel HD Audio with Sound Blaster Cinema

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garfi3ld replied the topic: #31241 01 Jun 2013 23:10
A look at MSI's Z87-G45 Gaming motherboard

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