The MSI Z77A-GD65 Gaming is an ATX form factor board based on the Intel Z77 Express chipset. The Z77A-GD65 Gaming supports up to 32GB of ram, PCI-Express 3.0, native USB 3.0, LucidLogix Virtu MVP, Intel® Rapid Start Technology and Smart Connect Technology, SATA 6Gb/s support, USB 3.0, NVIDIA SLI / Quad-SLI support and 2 card CrossFire supporting up to four GPUs. The board also features and 8+4 phase power design. Since the board is targeted towards gamers and thus includes a feature set uncommon for most retail channel boards. These features include the OC Genie II, Killer NIC E2200, Sound Blaster Cinema, and a Gaming Device Port. Essentially that refers to the gold plated PS/2 keyboard / mouse port and USB ports which have polling rates of 1,000Hz. These are optimal for input devices.