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MSI rolls out Z68MA-G43 (G3) motherboard
by Slobodan Simic on26 October 2011
With PCI-Express 3.0 support
Proving that PCI-Express 3.0 support isn't limited to high-end boards, MSI has rolled a new micro-ATX Z68MA-G43 motherboard that supports Intel's LGA 1155 processors and has two PCI-Express x16 3.0 ports.
In addition to LGA 1155 support and two PCI-Express 3.0 x16 slots, the new Z68MA-G43 also comes with four DDR3 memory slots, two PCI-Express x1 slots, four SATA 3Gbps and two SATA 6Gbps ports, Gigabit Ethernet, two USB 3.0 ports and bunch of USB 2.0 ones, integrated 7.1-channel audio and DVI, HDMI and D-Sub outputs.
Despite the lack of all those high-end features that are limited to the MSI's high-end lineup, the board still packs MSI's OC Genie II overclocking feature, solid capacitors and ClickBIOS II UEFI BIOS. Of course, you won't see any of those high-end VRMs or heatsinks, but this one should also have a decent price tag as well.
Unfortunately, the price or the availability date have yet to be announced.