Motherboard and graphics card manufacturer MSI has officially launched the latest Intel-Z68 platforms for power users with uncompromising demands for both materials and performance. All Inte-Z68 mainboards from MSI are equipped with MSI-exclusive features: OC Genie II technology and Military Class II materials. The OC Genie II delivers a much more powerful OC performance than its previous generation: In simply one second, users can boost up to 145% system performance for 3D games and even up to 457% hard drive performance.
The industry-leading Military Class II electronics components, which meets the United States Department of Defense purchasing requirements to significantly enhance mainboard durability and lifespan, ensure optimal system stability in system OC. Integrating both features, the MSI Z68 mainboards enhance both system performance and system stability to fulfill the uncompromising demands of power users. Furthermore, they redefine the industry standards for high performance and premium quality.
OC Genie II unleashes total system power
The MSI-exclusive OC Genie II can boost stunning system performance within the shortest time and unleash the performance of CPU, memory and integrated graphics all at once. By maximizing system performance in the most stable condition, it saves system tuning time for power users. When measuring with industry-standard benchmarking software such as 3DMark Vantage and PCMark Vantage, the results show that OC Genie II boosts 3D game performance up to 145% and hard drive reading speed up to 457% along with Intel Smart Response Technology.
Military Class II brings top quality and stability
MSI has equipped all Intel Z68 mainboards with the leading-edge Military Class II components. In addition to Hi-c CAPs made with the rare element tantalum and the Solid CAPs with a lifespan longer than 10 years, Military Class II includes Super Ferrite Choke (SFC) that enhances power supply by 30% to ensure ultimate stability and performance for system OC.
Lucid Virtu integrates performance and energy saving
The MSI Z68 mainboards support, for the first time, Lucid Virtu technology for seamless switching between the integrated graphics and discrete graphics card. The Lucid Virtu is a smart system that can make the best resource allocation based on system performance needs. When running 3D games, the Lucid Virtu will automatically activate the discrete GPU resources to meet the exceptional needs of 3D games. In contrast, the Lucid Virtu will switch to the integrated graphics for general word-processing and web-browsing tasks to save unnecessary energy consumption of the discrete GPU. Besides a ground-breaking breakthrough in desktop application technology, the Lucid Virtu is realization of performance and energy-saving together.
Full AMD CrossFireX and NVIDIA SLI support
The MSI Z68 mainboards support the AMD CrossFireX and NVIDIA SLI multi-graphics cards technology to deliver the most practical expandability to power gamers.
HDMI and DVI video
To make things simpler and multimedia expansion easier, the MSI Z68 mainboards are equipped with the HDMI video output to integrate digital video and digital audio outputs at the same time. With simply one HDMI cable, users can enjoy high-definition video and high-definition audio at the same time, including the next-generation HD multimedia.
The friendly GUI allows users to adjust BIOS features with a mouse, including energy saving, OC, game and various practical utilities, all with multilingual support to meet the needs of worldwide users.
Instant OC (Control Center II) delivers independent control for OC and system monitoring
To ensure OC users can independently adjust and monitor their systems, the MSI Z68 mainboards are equipped with the Control Center II application for users to monitor the operating speed and voltage of CPU, RAM, PWM, system fan and other features, as well as adjusting the CPU voltage and frequency for total release of OC potential.