MSI Z77A-G45 Thunderbolt Motherboard
A new ATX motherboard from MSI popped up, the Z77A-G45 Thunderbolt. Based on Intel Z77 Express Chipset, the board supports for Intel LGA1155 processors and is equipped with four DDR3 DIMM memory slots (up to 32GB RAM), three PCI-Express 3.0 x16 slots and four PCI-Express 2.0 x1 slots.
In terms of connectivity-ports, it has two SATA 6.0 Gbps, four SATA 3.0 Gbps, Thunderbolt, four USB 3.0, ten USB 2.0 and Gigabit Ethernet. The Z77A-G45 Thunderbolt retails for 16,000 Yen (about $200).
|Product name||MSI Z77A-G45 Thunderbolt|
|Chipset||Intel Z77 Express|
|Corresponding CPU||LGA1155 (corresponding generation Intel Core processor second / third)|
|Memory Sockets||DDR3 DIMM × 4 (32GB Max)
Compatible DDR3-1066/1333/1600/1866 (OC) / 2000 (OC) / 2133 (OC)
(For OC, only 22nm CPU) DDR3-2200/2400/2600/2667/2800
|Expansion slot||PCI Express 3.0 x16 slot × 3
PCI Express 2.0 x1 slot × 4
|Interface||Thunderbolt × 1
USB 3.0 × 4 (back panel × 2, header pins × 2)
USB 2.0 × 10 (back panel × 4, header pins × 6)
PS / 2 × 1
HD Audio (8ch)
Coaxial S / PDIF port × 1
Optical S / PDIF port × 1
Gigabit Ethernet × 1
|Video output||VGA × 1, HDMI × 1, Thunderbolt (Mini DisplayPort) × 1|
|SATA||SATA 6Gbps × 2, SATA 3Gbps × 4 (support RAID 0/1/5/10)|
|Model number||Z77A-G45 Thunderbolt|
|Sale time||October 21, 2012|
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