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 power management capabilities should make for an exciting testing experience.
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. Sandy Bridge E processor and 8 DIMM slots for your exploitation!
Excerpt: This is the all new X79 motherboard from MSi. This is their high-performance offering for this chipset and it should come with a whole host of features that will impressive the enthusiast community. MSi have a well-earned reputation for producing incredibly well performing products and offering them at a very competitive price. So let’s have a look first at what this new chipset from Intel has to offer.
Conclusion: The MSI board has several innovative features. Onboard over-clock buttons, Both Gen 2.0 and Gen 3.0 PCI-e x16 slots (though the former are only x1) and oodles of accessories. It is hard not to recommend this board. Considering it costs about the same as the Intel offering but is offers much better functionality and is more user friendly.
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. The GD65 surpassed the best OC boards in a few cases, which is saying a lot for a board that is much lower cost than the others in the comparison.
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. El X79A-GD65 (8D) es un motherboard sumamente completo con un precio muy bueno si lo comparamos con sus competidores directos ya que armar una plataforma X79 no es para todos los bolsillos teniendo en cuenta el precio de los...
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