The mainboard assimilates MSI’s OC Genie II technology, which allows single-click over-clocking without the need of any technical knowledge. OC Genie II is available on all MSI A75 series mainboards. MSI reveals that the mainboard has broken records on 3D Mark 06, which has been made possible only by versatile Click BIOS UEFI interface and improvements in mainboard design. The layout of the board is generally good, especially when you consider that it conforms to the micro-ATX form factor. The RAM sockets are a good distance from the CPU socket, and both the 24-pin ATX socket and the 4-pin ATX12V power socket are located at the edge of the board.
MSI’s Millitary Class II components have been approved by the United States Department of Defense 810G standard. Only military Class II component have the lifetime and stability required by today’s most demanding situations of extreme over-locking but at the same time provide great levels of power saving.
- Chipset : AMD A75
- CPU Support : FM1 A-Series APUs
- Memory Support 4 Slots: Max 32 GB DDR3 (1,866 MHz)
- Expansion Slots : Two 16x PCI-E 2.0 Slots (One 16x, One 4x), One PCI, One 1x PCI-E
- Sound : 8-Channel HD Audio via Realtek ALC887
- Networking : Realtek RTL8111E Gigabit Ethernet
- Overclocking CPU Clock 90 – 131 MHz
- Maximum Voltages : CPU 2.4V, CPU-NB 1.5V, RAM 2.2V
- Ports : 6 x SATA 6Gbps, 1 x PS/2, 8 x USB 2, 4 x USB 3, LAN, 4 x Surround Audio Out, Line in, Mic, DVI, HDMI
- Dimensions :244 mm x 244 mm (micro-ATX)
MSI was founded in August 1986 in Jhonghe, Taipei by Xu Xiang (a.k.a. Joseph Hsu), Huang Jinqing (a.k.a. Jeans Huang), Lin Wentong (a.k.a. Frank Lin), You Xian’neng (a.k.a. Kenny Yu), and Lu Qilong (a.k.a. Henry Lu). The company was initially focused on developing and manufacturing computer mainboards and Graphics cards. Its annual motherboard and video card production reached 20.8 million units and 11.8 million units in 2000 and 2001 respectively with the establishment of Baoan Plant in Shenzhen in 2000 and Research and Development facilities in Kunshan in 2001.