MSI’s Entire Z68(G3)/H61(G3) Lineup Supports Intel’s Next Gen 22nm Processors

Posted February 23, 2012 by Sam Chen in News

Good news for all of you who decided to stick it out with MSI boards! It’s official that ALL of MSI’s Z68/H61 Gen 3 motherboards will fully support Intel’s upcoming 22nm Ivy Bridge processor lineup which, if rumors hold true will be released in a little more than a month (April).

I know you all like more details, so the full press release is attached below.

Press Release

(Taipei-Taiwan) MSI announces today that MSI’s Z68 (G3)/H61 (G3) series of motherboards offers official support of Intel’s next-generation CPU based on the 22nm manufacturing process. Users can download the corresponding BIOS listed below at no charge to upgrade their existing MSI Intel Z68/H61 motherboard, allowing a full experience of superior performance and powerful features found on the next-generation 22nm Intel CPU. MSI G3 motherboards also fully support the latest PCI Express Gen 3 specification, reaching twice the current bandwidth and maximizing performance from next-generation PCI Express Gen 3 video cards. Via MSI’s unique intelligent update tool – Live Update – your computer will automatically download and update the latest BIOS for next-generation CPU compatibility, providing an immediate upgrade without spending extra money on a new motherboard purchase!

MSI motherboard features several models that allows usage of Intel’s next-generation 22nm processor. Additionally,

MSI’s Intel Z68 (G3)/H61 (G3) series of motherboards fully complies with next-generation PCI Express Gen 3 design specifications. All
that is required by the user is a simple update to the newest BIOS via MSI’s proprietary Live Update tool, and next-generation 22nm CPU support is instantly available. Additionally, up to 32GB/s of amazing bandwidth and support for next-generation PCI Express Gen 3 graphics cards is unlocked, enhancing the enthusiast’s ultimate performance experience.
MSI motherboard models that supports Intel’s new generation 22nm processor:

Models Chipset BIOS Version
Z68A-GD80 (G3) Z68 Coming Soon!
Z68A-GD65 (G3) Coming Soon!
Z68A-GD55 (G3) Coming Soon!
Z68A-G45 (G3) Coming Soon!
Z68A-G43 (G3) Coming Soon!
Z68S-G43 (G3) Coming Soon!
Z68MA-G45 (G3) Coming Soon!
Z68MA-G43 (G3) Coming Soon!
H61M-G35 (G3) H61 30.2
H61M-P35 (G3) Coming Soon!
H61M-P31 (G3) 2.3
H61M-P25 (G3) Coming Soon!
H61M-P23 (G3) Coming Soon!
H61M-P20 (G3) 1.5
H61M-E23 (G3) Coming Soon!

MSI suggest users to update to the latest available BIOS for the better user experience.


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