MSI H97 GUARD-PRO Motherboard

MSI H97 GUARD-PRO Socket 1150 H97 DDR3 SATA3 USB 3.0 ATX

MSI H97 GUARD-PRO Socket 1150 H97 DDR3 SATA3 USB 3.0 ATX

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  • Supports 4th and 5th Gen Intel Core / Pentium / Celeron processors for LGA 1150 socket
  • Supports DDR3-1600 Memory
  • M.2 + USB 3.0 + SATA 6Gb/s
  • Guard-Pro: Improved Protection and Power Efficiency
  • Military Class 4: Top Quality & Stability
  • OC Genie 4: Overclock in 1 Second
  • Click BIOS 4: Easily Fine-tune Your System
  • 4K UHD Support: Ultra-high Definition Visual Experience
  • Multi-GPU: AMD CrossFire Support
  • Command Center: Control & Customize Your PC Settings
  • Fast Boot: Quickly Boot Up & Enter OS in A Few Seconds
  • Smart Utilities: Easily Setup & Configure Intel Technologies
  • Intel Small Business Advantage: Streamiline PC Maintenance & Security

Specifications Overview

Model H97 GUARD-PRO
Release Date May 2014

* First availability for purchase, it may not correspond to the actual market launch date.

Socket LGA1150
Form factor ATX
Chipset Intel H97
Supported Memory DDR3
1333Mhz 1600Mhz 1866Mhz 2133Mhz 2200Mhz
* High clock speeds may require enabling the XMP profile in the motherboard BIOS
** RAM support may also depend on the CPU memory controller
ECC RAM Support
SLI Support
CrossFire Support
RAID Support
Wireless LAN
PCI-Express x16 Slots 2
PCI-Express x4 Slots 0
PCI-Express x1 Slots 4
SATA 6 Gbps Ports 6
SATA Express Ports 0
M.2 Ports 1
M.2 Devices support
  • 2242 / 2260 / 2280 - M Key
RAM Slots 4
Maximum Supported RAM 32 GB
Onboard USB 2.0 2
Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 1 1
Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 2 0

Pros

  • Good pricing
  • M.2 Support

Cons

  • No HDMI output
  • Mediocre onboard audio
  • Realtek NIC

Description

CPU

• Supports 4th and 5th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors, and Intel® Pentium® and Celeron® Processors for Socket LGA1150
Please refer to CPU Support for compatible CPU; the above description is for reference only.

 


Chipset

• Intel® H97 Express Chipset
 


Main Memory

• Support four DDR3 DIMMs 1066/1333/1600 MHz, up to 32GB Max.
- Supports Dual-Channel mode
- Supports non-ECC, un-buffered memory
- Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
 

 
Slots

 

• 1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slot (PCI_E2, supports x16 speed)
• 1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 slot (PCI_E4, supports x4 speed)
• 4 x PCIe 2.0 x1 slots
 


Onboard Graphics

 

• 1 x DisplayPort, supporting a maximum resolution of 4096x2304@24Hz, 2560x1600@60Hz, 3840x2160@60Hz,1920x1200@60Hz
• 1 x VGA port, supporting a maximum resolution of 1920x1200@60Hz
• 1 x DVI-D port, supporting a maximum resolution of 1920x1200@60Hz

 


Multi-GPU Support

 

• Supports AMD® CrossFire™ Technology*
* Supports Windows 7 and Windows 8/ 8.1
 


On-Board SATA
 

Intel® H97 Express Chipset

 

- 6 x SATA 6Gb/s ports (SATA1~6)
- 1 x M.2 port*
- M.2 port supports M.2 SATA 6Gb/s module
- M.2 port supports M.2 PCIe module up to 10Gb/s speed**
- M.2 port supports 4.2cm/ 6cm/ 8cm length module
- Supports RAID 0, RAID1, RAID 5 and RAID 10***
- Supports Intel Smart Response Technology, Intel® Rapid Start Technology and Intel Smart Connect Technology****
* The SATA5 and SATA6 ports will be unavailable when installing a module in the M.2 port.
** M.2 PCIe interface only supports UEFI option ROM, NOT support legacy option ROM.
*** M.2 PCIe interface does not support RAID 0, RAID1, RAID 5 and RAID 10.
**** Supports Intel Core processors on Windows 7 and Windows 8/ 8.1

 


USB

 

• Intel H97 Express Chipset
- 6 x USB 3.0 ports (4 ports on the back panel, 2 ports available through the internal USB connectors)
- 6 x USB 2.0 ports (2 ports on the back panel, 4 ports available through the internal USB connectors*)
* Internal JUSB1 connector supports MSI Super Charger.

 


Audio

• Realtek® ALC892 Codec
- 7.1-Channel High Definition Audio
 


LAN 

• 1 x 10/100/1000 LAN by Realtek® RTL8111G Gigabit LAN controller 
 


Internal I/O Connectors

 

- 1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector
- 1 x 4-pin ATX 12V power connector
- 6 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
- 2 x USB 2.0 connectors (supports additional 4 USB 2.0 ports)
- 1 x USB 3.0 connector (supports additional 2 USB 3.0 ports)
- 1 x 4-pin CPU fan connector
- 3 x 4-pin system fan connectors
- 1 x Clear CMOS jumper
- 1 x Front panel audio connector
- 2 x System panel connectors
- 1 x TPM module connector
- 1 x Chassis Intrusion connector
- 1 x Serial port connector
- 1 x Parallel port connector

 


Back Panel I/O Ports

 

- 1 x PS/2 keyboard/ mouse port
- 2 x USB 2.0 ports
- 4 x USB 3.0 ports
- 1 x VGA port
- 1 x DVI-D port
- 1 x DisplayPort
- 1 x LAN (RJ45) port
- 6 x audio jacks



This platform supports dual-display and triple-display function
 

 

DVI+DisplayPort

DVI+VGA

VGA+DisplayPort

DVI+VGA+DisplayPort

Extend mode

(Extend the desktop to the second

and third monitor)

Clone mode

(Monitors have the same screen)



 


BIOS

 

• The motherboard BIOS provides "Plug & Play" BIOS which detects the peripheral devices and expansion cards of the board automatically.
• The motherboard provides a Desktop Management Interface(DMI) function which records your motherboard specifications.
 


Dimension

 

• 12 in. x 8.7 in. (30.5 cm x 22 cm) ATX Form Factor
 

 
Mounting

 

• 6 mounting holes



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