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MSI’s New X79A Motherboard with Military Class III Components

Leading international mainboard and graphics card manufacturer MSI today announces the official release of its X79A-GD45 (8D) mainboard. This new mainboard is based on Intel’s latest X79 chipset and uses the LGA 2011 socket supporting the 2nd generation Core i7 processors. The X79A-GD45 (8D) features 8 memory DIMMs and supports 16GB DDR3 memory modules, bringing maximum capacity up to a staggering 128GB! For superior quality and stability, the MSI X79A-GD45 (8D) mainboard adopts the latest Military Class III components. With DrMOS II – the next generation of DrMOS with improved double thermal protection. The MSI X79A-GD45 (8D) also feature the latest PCI Express Gen 3 bus and MSI’s exclusive Click BIOS II for maximum performance and user convenience. The MSI X79A-GD45 (8D) is simply the best choice for enthusiasts!

The MSI X79A-GD45 (8D) mainboard maintains MSI’s commitment to product stability and reliability by introducing Military Class III components. In addition to the use of Tantalum core capacitors (Hi-c CAP), Super Ferrite Chokes (SFC) and Solid Capacitors (Solid CAP), MSI now incorporates next-generation DrMOS II design. While competitors are just beginning to adopt a DrMOS solution, MSI’s DrMOS II provides an integrated and fully-automated Double Thermal Protection to maximize the lifespan of components – even in warmer environments or when heavily overclocked. All Military Class III components have been certified to the United States Department of Defense 810G Standard, making sure MSI’s Military Class III components has premium quality and superb stability.

MSI’s X79A-GD45 (8D) also supports up to 8 sticks of 16GB DDR3 memory. The total memory capacity up to 128GB rivals that of servers and workstations and is the highest memory bandwidth ever available on desktop. Imagine loading up your favorite games straight to a RAM drive and enjoying unprecedented low load times, it’s just the perfect choice for extreme performance enthusiasts.

MSI’s X79A-GD45 (8D) support the latest PCI Express Gen 3 standard to deliver a staggering 32GB/s of bandwidth, which is doubled compared to the previous generation. PCI Express Gen 3 support can also be enabled or disabled through the BIOS interface to ensure compatibility with graphics cards regardless of whether users use a PCI Express Gen 3 graphics card!

The MSI X79A-GD45 (8D) fully support 4-way AMD CrossFireX and 3-way NVIDIA SLI multi-GPU processing technologies, providing the best scalability and performance for gamers who require extreme performance while playing games.

Technical specifications

Processor Supports 2nd Gen Intel® Core™ i7 Processors in an LGA 2011 Socket
Chipset Intel X79 Express Chipset
Memory 8 DIMMs support for DDR3-2400(OC) / 2133(OC) / 1866(OC) / 1600 / 1333 / 1066MHz up to 128GB max
Video 3 PCI-E 3.0 x16 Slot configuration
2 PCI-E 2.0 x16 Slot configuration
Supports AMD® CrossFireX™ & NVIDIA® SLI™ Technology
Audio 8-Channel(7.1) HD Audio subsystem
THX TruStudioPRO
LAN 10/100/1000 Mb/s LAN subsystem
Peripheral interfaces 2 x SATA 6Gb/s ports from X79 with RAID support
4 x SATA 3Gb/s ports from X79 with RAID support
4 x USB 3.0 ports (2 Rear / 2 Front)
10 x USB 2.0 ports (6 Rear / 4 Front)
1 x PCI-E x1 slo

Source: Press Release

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