The MSi Z68A-GD80 (G3) motherboard features support for up to 32GB of DDR3 Dual Channel Memory (1066/1333/1600/2133) and full GEN3 PCI-E (x16) support to provide more advanced performance options when coupled with the power of an Intel Processor. The Z68A-GD80 includes additional expansion features such as 3 PCI-E (x16) slots, 2 standard PCI-E slots, 2 PCI slots, 3 SATA III slots, 4 SATA II slots with RAID (0/1/5/10), and a single eSATA connection.
The MSi Z68A-GD80 includes a plethora of software features that make it ideal for the high-end market. First and foremost it features a completely graphical bios that has a visually navigable user interface; the Bios setup interface can be used both natively and within the windows environment. Working in tandem with the graphical user interface the Z68A-GD80 motherboard also includes extensive OC Genie II overclocking software and support options making the board an ideal fit for serious overclockers. A unique Super Charger mode allows the power supply to adjust power routing so that external peripherals and media devices connected through a USB port can be charged while plugged in (Tablets, Smartphones, Media Devices). But even more advanced features for the motherboard include M-flash support which allows the Bios to be backed up, updated and even restored through an external USB flash drive, USB 3.0 functionality, HDMI version 1.4 support with inputs, combined Nvidia SLI and AMD CrossfireX support, and THX TruStudio Pro surround sound.