MSI, today officially announced that their new Z68 (G3)/H61 (G3) series of motherboards now offers support for Intel’s next-generation CPU, based on the 22nm manufacturing process. Users can download the respective BIOS at no charge to upgrade their existing MSI Intel Z68/ H61 motherboard, allowing a much better experience with superior performance and powerful features found on the next-generation 22nm Intel CPU. The new MSI G3 motherboards now also fully support the latest PCI Express Gen 3 specification, which has the capability of reaching up to twice the current bandwidth, while also maximizing performance from next-generation PCI Express Gen 3 video cards. Via MSI’s 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. So, if you’ve got the software installed on your computer, it’s not going to be too much of a hassle for you to get their latest upgrade that offers support for 22nm processors.

Going strong

Going strong

Here is the list of MSI motherboard models that support Intel’s new generation 22nm processor:

  • Z68A-GD80 (G3)
  • Z68A-GD65 (G3)
  • Z68A-GD55 (G3)
  • Z68A-G45 (G3)
  • Z68A-G43 (G3)
  • Z68S-G43 (G3)
  • Z68MA-G45 (G3)
  • Z68MA-G43 (G3)

MSI’s series of motherboards feature several models that allow usage of Intel’s next-generation

22nm processor. Additionally, MSI’s Intel Z68 (G3)/H61 (G3) series of motherboards fully comply

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 the next-generation

22nm CPU support will be instantly made available to them. Additionally, up to 32 gigs per second

of bandwidth and support for next-generation PCI Express Gen 3 graphics cards will be unlocked for

users, thus improving the enthusiast’s performance experience.

Here’s the list of MSI H61 mainboards that will have support for Intel’s Next-generation 22nm


  • H61M-G35 (G3)
  • H61M-P31 (G3)
  • H61M-P20 (G3)
  • H61M-E23 (G3)
  • H61M-P25(G3)
  • H61M-P35 (G3)
  • H61M-P23 (G3)

More information on MSI’s latest offerings and products is available, out here

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