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MSI Z97 Gaming 3

The MSI Z97 Gaming 3 is compatible with Intel processors with the LGA 1150 socket.

It has 32 GB DDR3 maximum RAM and conforms to the ATX form factor standard.

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MSI Z97 Gaming 3

help iconCPU SocketLGA 1150help iconCrossfire Support1 graphics cards
help iconCPU Compatible MakeIntelhelp iconOnboard GPUno
help iconCPU ChipsetZ97 Expresshelp iconPCI Slots-
help iconForm FactorATXhelp iconSATA 1.00
help iconMax RAM32 GB DDR3help iconSATA 2.00
help iconRAM Slots4 x DDR3help iconSATA 3.00
help iconMemory Channels2help iconRAID Supportyes
help iconCompatible RAM Speeds
  • DDR3 1066 MHz
  • DDR3 1333 MHz
  • DDR3 1600 MHz
  • DDR3 1866 MHz
  • DDR3 2133 MHz
  • DDR3 2400 MHz
help iconInternal I/O
  • 1 x 24 pin power connector
help iconGraphics Card InterfaceNot surehelp iconBack Panel I/O
    help iconSLI Support0 graphics cards

    MSI Z97 Gaming 3 compatibility review

    The MSI Z97 Gaming 3 uses the Intel LGA 1150 CPU socket. Any compatible Intel CPU will have the same socket entry. It uses the DDR3 memory type, with maximum speeds of up to 2400 MHz, and 4 DDR3 slots allowing for a maximum total of 32 GB RAM.

    Conforming to the ATX standard, the MSI Z97 Gaming 3 should fit into the majority of cases. ATX is the most common form factor, and as such has a high degree of compatibility with other components while providing a decent number of slots to widen your expansion options.

    The MSI Z97 Gaming 3 does not support onboard graphics. Any system build that uses this motherboard therefore requires a separate graphics card, or a processor that has a GPU on the same die, such as AMD APU processors. There are 0 PCIe x16 slots on this motherboard. The MSI Z97 Gaming 3 does not support multiple graphics cards via Nvidia SLI or AMD Crossfire.

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