MSI Z87-G55 Review & Specs

MSI Z87-G55 Socket 1150 Z87 DDR3 SATA3 USB 3.0 ATX

MSI Z87-G55 Socket 1150 Z87 DDR3 SATA3 USB 3.0 ATX

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Supports 4th Gen Intel® Core™/Pentium®/Celeron® processors for LGA 1150 socket
Supports DDR3-3000(OC) Memory
USB 3.0 + SATA 6Gb/s
Military Class 4: Top Quality & Stability
Military Class Essentials: Total Protection for Military Class Motherboards
OC Genie 4: Overclock in 1 Second
Click BIOS 4: Easily Fine-tune Your System
4K UHD Support: Ultra-high Definition Visual Experience
3 Display Outputs: HDMI/DVI/D-Sub Support
PCI Express Gen 3: World's 1st PCI Express Gen 3 Motherboard Brand
Multi-GPU: NVIDIA SLI & AMD CrossFire Support
Sound Blaster Cinema: Realistic Surround Sound Experience
Command Center: Control & Customize Your PC Settings
Fast Boot: Quickly Boot Up & Enter OS in A Few Seconds
Super RAID: Easily Setup & Configure Intel Technologies

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Specs Overview

Model Z87-G55
Release Date December 2013

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

Socket LGA1150
Form factor ATX
Chipset Intel Z87
Supported Memory DDR3:
1066Mhz 1333Mhz 1600Mhz 1866Mhz 2000Mhz 2133Mhz 2200Mhz 2400Mhz 2600Mhz 2666Mhz 2800Mhz 3000Mhz 3000Mhz
* High clock speeds may require enabling the XMP profile in the motherboard BIOS
** Memory compatibility support may also depends on the CPU memory controller
ECC RAM Support
SLI Support
CrossFire Support
RAID Support
Wireless LAN
SATA 3 Gbps Ports 0
SATA 6 Gbps Ports 6
SATA Express Ports 0
M.2 Ports 0
mSATA Slots 0
RAM Slots 4
Maximum Supported RAM 32GB

Pros

  • Overclocking capabilities

Cons

  • Average audio chip

Score Pangoly

86

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CPU 

• 4th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 / Core™ i5 / Core™ i3 / Pentium® / Celeron® processors for LGA 1150 socket
Please refer to CPU Support for compatible CPU; the above description is for reference only.
 


Chipset

• Intel® Z87 Express Chipset
 


Main Memory

• Support four DDR3 1066/1333/1600/1866*/2000*/2133*/2200*/2400*/2600*/2666*/2800*/3000* (*OC) MHz . up to 32GB Max
- Supports Dual-Channel mode
- Supports non-ECC, un-buffered memory
- Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
 

 
Slots
 
• 3 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slots
- The operating mode will be x16/ x0/ x0, x8/ x8/ x0, or x8/ x4/ x4.
Please always install expansion card into the PCI_E2 “First”.
• 4 x PCIe 2.0 x1 slots
 


On-Board SATA

SATAIII controller integrated in Intel® Z87 chipset
- 1 x mSATA 6Gb/s port*
- Up to 6Gb/s transfer speed.
- Supports six SATAIII ports (SATA1~6) by Z87 
- Supports Intel Smart Response Technology, Intel® Rapid Start Technology and Intel® Smart Connect Technology*
* Supports Intel Core processors on Windows 7 and Windows 8.

• RAID
- SATA1~6 support Intel® Rapid Storage Technology enterprise (AHCI/ RAID 0/ 1/ 5/ 10) by Intel® Z87
 


USB

• Intel® Z87 Express Chipset
- 6 x USB 3.0 ports (4 ports on the back panel, 2 ports available through the internal USB connectors)
- 8 x USB 2.0 ports (2 ports on the back panel, 6 ports available through the internal USB connectors)
 


Audio 

• Realtek® ALC892 Codec
- 7.1-Channel High Definition Audio
- Supports S/PDIF output
 


LAN 

• 1 x Realtek® 8111G Gigabit LAN controller 
 


Internal I/O Connectors
 

- ATX 24-Pin power connector
- 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
- 2 x 4-pin CPU fan connectors
- 3 x 4-pin system fan connectors
- 1 x Clear CMOS jumper
- 6 x Serial STAIII connectors
- 3 x USB 2.0 connectors (supports additional 6 USB 2.0 ports)
- 1 x USB 3.0 connector (supports additional 2 USB 3.0 ports)
- 1 x Serial port connector
- 2 x System panel connectors
- 1 x Trusted Platform Module (TPM) header
- 1 x Front Panel Audio connector
- 1 x Chassis Intrusion connector
- 7 x V-Check points (7x V-Check spots)
 


Back Panel I/O Ports
 

- 1 x PS/2 keyboard/ mouse combo port
- 6 x USB 2.0 ports
- 2 x USB 3.0 ports
- 1 x RJ45 LAN Jack
- 1 x 6 in 1 audio jack
- 1 x VGA port, supporting a maximum resolution of 1920x1200 @60Hz
- 1 x DVI-D port, supporting a maximum resolution of 1920x1200 @60Hz
- 1 x HDMI port, supporting a maximum resolution of 4096x2160 @24Hz, 24bpp/ 2560x1600 @60Hz, 24bpp/ 1920x1080 @60Hz, 36bpp
 

This platform supports dual-display and triple-display function
 

  VGA+DVI-D DVI-D+HDMI HDMI+VGA HDMI+VGA+DVI-D

Extend mode
(Extend the desktop to
the other monitors)

Clone mode
(Monitors have the same
screen)



 


Multi-GPU Support

• Supports 3-Way AMD CrossFireTM Technology*
• Supports 2-Way NVIDIA® SLITM Technology
*Supports Windows 7 and Windows 8.
 


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
 

• 12.0 in. x 9.6 in. (30.5 cm x 24.4 cm) ATX Form Factor
 

 
Mounting
 

• 9 mounting holes

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