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MSI Z87-G43 S1150 Intel Z87 DDR3 ATX



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MSI Z87-G43 S1150 Intel Z87 DDR3 ATX


MSI's new Military Class 4 components support you while you are questing, racing, battling and shooting your way to the top. MSI's Military Class 4 components deliver record-breaking stability when you need to keep cool in the heat of battle. The new standard in stability built on a proven technology of high quality components.

The core of Military Class 4 is based on the essentials which increase your stability in the worst conditions. The humidity protection and high temperature protection ensure your system surviving each environment, no matter how harsh. The new structure of the PCB limits EMI radiation. On top of that all the connectors have ESD protection in order to prevent short circuit.

OC Genie 4

OC Genie 4 supercharges your speed experience! When used, OC Genie 4 accelerates your entire system and puts it into overdrive! Tuned by the professional overclockers, OC Genie 4 hands you record-breaking performance on a silver plate.

Click BIOS 4

The MSI Click BIOS 4 is the latest UEFI BIOS with optimizations for Windows 8. Not only reacting faster and running smoother, it also has better mouse support. This is all comes with many cool features, such as Hardware Monitor, Board Explorer, and OC Profile Preview.

  • Optimizations for Latest Windows
  • Hardware Monitor
  • Board Explorer
  • OC Profile Preview

Key Features

  • Intel® Z87 Express Chipset
  • Supports 4th Gen Intel® Core™/Pentium®/Celeron® processors for LGA 1150 socket
  • Supports DDR3-3000(OC) Memory
  • USB 3.0 + SATA 6Gb/s
  • Military Class 4: Top Quality & Stability
  • Military Class Essentials: Total Protection for Military Class Motherboards
  • OC Genie 4: Overclock in 1 Second
  • Click BIOS 4: Easily Fine-tune Your System
  • 4K UHD Support: Ultra-high Definition Visual Experience
  • 3 Display Outputs: HDMI/DVI/D-Sub Support
  • PCI Express Gen 3: World's 1st PCI Express Gen 3 Motherboard Brand
  • Multi-GPU: AMD CrossFire Support
  • Sound Blaster Cinema: Realistic Surround Sound Experience
  • Command Center: Control & Customize Your PC Settings
  • Fast Boot: Quickly Boot Up & Enter OS in A Few Seconds
  • Super RAID: Easily Setup & Configure Intel Technologies



Product Description
MSI Z87-G43 - motherboard - ATX - LGA1150 Socket - Z87
Product Type
Motherboard - ATX
Chipset Type
Intel Z87 Express
Processor Socket
1 x LGA1150 Socket
Compatible Processors
Pentium, Celeron, Core i5, Core i3, Core i7, Xeon E3-1200 series
Max RAM Size
32 GB
RAM Supported
4 DIMM slots - DDR3 , non-ECC , unbuffered
Storage Ports
6 x SATA-600 (RAID)
USB / FireWire Ports
2 x USB 3.0 + 6 x USB 2.0 + ( 2 x USB 3.0 + 4 x USB 2.0 via headers )
Max Allocated RAM Size
1760 MB
HD Audio (8-channel)
Gigabit Ethernet



Product Type
Motherboard - ATX
Chipset Type
Intel Z87 Express
Processor Socket
LGA1150 Socket
Max Processors Qty
Compatible Processors
Pentium, Celeron, Core i5, Core i3, Core i7, Xeon E3-1200 series

Supported RAM

Max Size
32 GB
Bus Clock
2400 MHz, 2200 MHz, 2000 MHz, 1600 MHz, 1333 MHz, 1066 MHz, 1866 MHz, 2133 MHz, 2800 MHz, 3000 MHz, 2600 MHz, 2666 MHz
Supported RAM Integrity Check
Registered or Buffered
Dual channel memory architecture, Intel Extreme Memory Profiles (XMP)


Max Allocated RAM Size
1760 MB


HD Audio (8-channel)
Audio Codec
Realtek ALC892
Compliant Standards
High Definition Audio, Sound Blaster Cinema


Network Controller
Realtek RTL8111E
Network Interfaces
Gigabit Ethernet

Expansion / Connectivity

Expansion Slots
1 x CPU , 4 x DIMM 240-pin , 1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 , 1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 ( x4 mode ) , 2 x PCIe 2.0 x1 , 3 x PCI
Storage Interfaces
SATA-600 -connectors: 6 x 7pin SATA, 1 x mSATA - 6 devices - RAID 0 / RAID 1 / RAID 10 / RAID 5
RAID Features
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
1 x LAN (Gigabit Ethernet) , 6 x USB 2.0 , 1 x VGA , 1 x PS/2 keyboard / mouse , 2 x USB 3.0 , 1 x DVI-D , 1 x audio line-out - mini-jack , 1 x audio line-in - mini-jack , 1 x audio line-out (side surround) - mini-jack , 1 x audio line-out (rear) - mini-jack , 1 x audio line-out (center/subwoofer) - mini-jack , 1 x microphone - mini-jack , 1 x HDMI
Internal Interfaces
4 x USB 2.0 - header , 2 x USB 3.0 - header , 1 x audio - header , 1 x serial - header , 1 x parallel - header
Power Connectors
24-pin main power connector, 8-pin ATX12V connector


BIOS Features
DMI support, M-Flash, MSI ClickBIOS 4
Hardware Features
Intel Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) support, Intel Smart Response Technology, AMD CrossFireX technology support, Intel Rapid Start Technology, Intel Smart Connect Technology, MSI Military Class IV, Military Class Essentials, OC Genie 4, MSI Fast Boot, 4K Ultra HD ready, MSI Super RAID


Software Included
Drivers & Utilities, MSI Live Update 5, MSI Command Center
Compliant Standards
Plug and Play
30.5 cm
24.4 cm

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