MSI X79A-GD65 (8D): Almost Ideal LGA 2011 Mainboard
1 May 2012
Summary: This is a mainboard with good accessories bundle, convenient layout, efficient cooling system, wide functionality and low power consumption. It is really close to becoming a leader as soon as some minor issues are successfully resolved.
Excerpt: My first Sandy Bridge-E motherboard review of 2012 showcases the talents of Intel's latest i7-3820 3.6GHz quad-core processor and MSI's X79A-GD65 (8D) ATX motherboard. The enhancements included in the LGA 2011 platform combined with MSI's unique optimizations to the board's overclocking, gaming, and...
Summary: MSI is known for high quality motherboards, many of which are targeted toward the enthusiast and gamer. It is one of these products we are looking at today in the form of the MSI X79A-GD65 (8D). A mid-range offering in the LGA2011 motherboard market.
Conclusion: The MSI X79A-GD65 (8D) is a solid motherboard that’s easy to overclock and sports a number of useful features, such as on-board power and overclocking buttons, and it recovered well from failed overclocks.
Conclusion: When testing the MSI X79A-GD65 (8D) we figured it would be a nice board, but didn’t have strong hopes for it to run with the much higher priced overclocking-based boards. We were (pleasantly) surprised.
Pros: Excellent overclocking, Outstanding price/performance ratio, 3-Way SLI Capable, Performance mirroring the bigger players, Excellent UEFI, Winki 3 quick linux
Summary: Finalizadas las pruebas en el MSI X79A-GD65 (8D) quedamos muy conformes con su rendimiento tanto en stock como con el nivel de overclock, los componentes MSI Military Class III mantuvieron estable el motherboard durante toda la etapa de pruebas.
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