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

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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.

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Press Release

20120223 1(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!

20120109 2MSI motherboard features several models that allows usage of Intel’s next-generation 22nm processor. Additionally,

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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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