Conclusion: In this section I am going to write a brief five point summary on the following categories; Performance, Appearance, Construction, Functionality and Value. These views are my own and help me to give the MSI Z77A-G45 GAMING Motherboard a rating out of 10, a high score here does not necessarily mean that it is better than a similar motherboard which has been reviewed by another writer here at Benchmark Reviews, that may have got a lower score.
Pros: 2 x 16 lane PCIe Gen 3.0 slots, Fairly priced, Integrated Realtek ALC892 8-Channel Audio, Integrated Killer E2200 NIC, Bold design, Well laid out PCIe slots, SLI / CrossFire multi GPU support, Great power saving in ECO mode, Excellent software (Command Center and Control Center)
Cons: Top SATA ports may hinder VGA install in top PCIe slot, Only 6 SATA ports, Limited overclocking power, UEFI Could use some improvements
Excerpt: 84 Flares 84 Flares × Many people will be heading into 2013 with plans of upgrading their system. MSI sent us their capable, but competitively priced Z77A-G45 Z77 motherboard and we are pairing it up with the monster Lightning GTX680 graphics card. We test a system using these components with the latest games and try our hand at some overclocking. Are these products worthy of your money?