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MSI launches Z77IA-E53 mini-ITX motherboard
by Slobodan Simic on23 August 2012
Impressive mini-ITX motherboard
MSI has launched its latest addition to its Z77-chipset based motherboard lineup, an interesting mini-ITX motherboard dubbed Z77IA-E53.
The new board packs quite a punch for its size, including a handful of MSI overclocking-friendly features and 7-phase CPU VRM. The rest of the features include single PCI-Express 3.0 x16 slot, one mini PCI-Express slot, two DDR3 DIMM slots with support for up to 16GB of DDR3-1600 (2600 OC) memory, two SATA 6Gbps and two SATA 3Gbps ports, eSATA port, four USB 3.0 ports (two via header), six USB 2.0 ports, integrated 7.1-channel audio, HDMI and D-Sub outputs, Gigabit Ethernet, integrated (via dongle) 802.11bgn WiFi and Bluetooth 3.0.
The set of overclocking-friendly features include MSI's OC Genie II, one-touch OC and ClickBIOS UEFI firmware utility.
Unfortunately, the price or the actual availability date have not been announced but a quick check at our price-search engine shows it listed at around €180.