MSI gave a first look at the Z77A-GD80 motherboard at the Consumer Electronics Show in January of this year. The Intel Z77 chipset motherboard is now available and has several interesting features. The biggest feature of the board is that it is the first to feature the Thunderbolt transfer interface. This new interface will allow for very high speed connections to external devices, with full duplex transfer rates up to 10Gbps. This bandwidth will allow users to connect several devices at once, including high resolution monitors and storage devices. The board also features Military Class III components which have undergone third party certification of MIL-STD-810G specifications. The addition of MSI software like OC Genie II provides users with the ability to quickly and easily overclock their system.