MSI Z77A-G45 Gaming Motherboard Review

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Many people who are into technology are also into the amazing graphics and immersion that PC gaming offers. One problem that I experience often while gaming with a child around, or significant other, is that you can’t play anything too in depth that can’t be paused or stopped in the middle. Interruptions are bound to happen and I hate to lose progress, especially with some games when you are talking about many hours of play time. Sometimes, they just don’t understand that when you have some of the most advanced equipment in the world, you just want to be able to push it to its limits and enjoy some eye candy.

MSI Z77A-G45 Gaming


That is not to say that the real world doesn’t have plenty of eye candy. However, there is something to be said for having the ability to simply escape real life for a period of time. We are getting to the point where it is becoming more difficult to tell what is real video and what is computer generated as systems are able to display character emotions that appear to be human. To be able to produce and display those graphics, though, we need something to transport all of the signals and control the functions, and in a computer system that is going to be the motherboard.

MSI Z77A-G45 Gaming


The MSI Z77A-G45 Gaming motherboard is a standard ATX form factor board and supports the newest Ivy Bridge processors and Sandy Bridge. The Z77A-G45 Gaming board is targeted at people who are looking for high end features at a mainstream price point. MSI has included solid cap capacitors and super ferrite core chokes in the design and gives it a military class III rating. The higher quality components used to build the board allow it to achieve solid overclocks and resist deterioration. MSI designed the Z77A-G45 Gaming board to provide an excellent all around experience. There is extra space between the PCI-E 3.0 slots to provide airflow between video cards, DDR 3000 support, a Killer E2205 NIC card built in, as well as the Sound Blaster Cinema audio system. All these features provide for an excellent gaming experience. A UEFI BIOS is included with the MSI Click BIOS II interface and OC Genie II overclocking utility.