MSI shows off the ECO series motherboards, a new line of motherboards that focus on energy efficiency. These new boards have a black/green color scheme and
promise to save up to 40 percent electricity via a combination of PCB optimizations and software design features.
MSI, world leader in motherboard technology, is proud to announce its groundbreaking new Intel based ECO Series motherboards. MSI ECO Series motherboards are the pinnacle of technical ingenuity through revolutionary PCB and software design, resulting in less use of power than a light bulb! Introducing 3 new models with the MSI H97M ECO, B85M ECO and H81M ECO motherboard.
The new MSI ECO Series motherboards offer an unmatched efficiency with power saving up top 40% while delivering 100% performance and 100% compatibility with all 4th generation Intel CPUs and high speed DDR3 memory. With reliable and fast Gigabit LAN from Intel, SATA 6Gb/s and USB 3.0 providing fast storage options and much more, the MSI ECO Series motherboards offer a wide selection of features.
Guard-Pro and Military Class 4 provide all the stability you need through carefully selected and thoroughly tested components and materials. MSI's new ECO Series motherboards for Intel 4th Generation core processors delivers an unprecedented efficient, top performing, feature packed experience no matter which model you choose. MSI ECO Series is the perfect solution for data centers and system integrators.
40% power saving
MSI ECO Series motherboards are the next step in power saving, reaching up to 40%. ECO Tech Design is a groundbreaking hardware design for ECO Series to use less power than a light bulb! All this is made possible thanks to a revolutionary all new power saving PCB design. Included in the new PCB design is hardware based control to cut off all power to features on the motherboard such as USB and SATA ports while other solutions only disable them but still feed power to them. The hardware control of onboard features also allows control of standby power.
ECO Series revolutionary PCB design preserves optimal performance while saving power. Where other power saving options highly impact performance because of undervolting and lowering clock speeds, MSI ECO Series motherboards are capable of delivering 100% performance while operating in any power saving mode.
No need to worry about compatibility. While others exclude support for high TDP processors to save power, MSI ECO Series motherboards support all Intel 4th generation Core, Pentium and Celeron processors. Because of its power saving nature MSI ECO Series motherboards are optimized for Intel S & T series power efficient processors. High speed DDR3 memory is also supported in both single and dual channel mode.
ECO Center Pro
ECO Center Pro is a revolutionary application which allows turning off the power completely for casefans, LEDs, PCI slots, LAN ports and audio/video ports, highly reducing power usage. For more convenience in power saving ECO Center Pro offers 3 pre-configured fully customizable power saving modes through ECO mode, Lounge mode and Server mode. Turning on all power saving options will add up to 40% of power saving using ECO Center Pro. For all MSI non-ECO Series motherboards MSI offers ECO Power, saving up to 29% of power.
Efficiency at your control. MSI ECO Series motherboards feature an ECO button onboard and in the BIOS. Pressing the button will load the default ECO mode and starts saving power immediately while keeping the most common functions enabled.
Reliable and fast Ethernet with Intel Gigabit LAN
Always connected with Intel Gigabit LAN networking. MSI ECO Series motherboards feature Intel Gigabit LAN, optimized to deliver a stable and fast network connection at low CPU usage.
Stable and highly efficient with Military Class 4 and Guard-Pro
MSI Guard-Pro is the next optimization in motherboard stability with advanced levels of protection and reduced power consumption characteristics. With specially designed circuit protection, the MSI motherboard protects the CPU against overheating and USB devices from short circuiting. ESD protection and EMI protection all reduce interference and disruptions of surface by increasing the protection of on-board components. Humidity and high temperature protection bring the level of PCB quality up to the Military Class 4 standard where Dark Caps, SFC and Dark chokes provide higher energy efficiency and thanks to its certification also much better stability in extreme circumstances.