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MSI Z68A-GD80
8.0 out of 10

MSI Z68A-GD80

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MSI Z68A-GD80 G3 LGA 1155 ATX Motherboard Review

PC Perspective
13 October 2011
  • Excerpt: Micro-Star International, better known as MSI, has been busy little bees in 2011 to fend off fierce competition from ASUS, Gigabyte and other motherboard vendors. This year's launch of the Z68 chipset from Intel combined the capabilities and features from the H67 and P67 chipsets, and MSI...
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MSI Z68A-GD80 (G3) Motherboard Review

Neoseeker
24 September 2011

MSI Z68A-GD80 (G3)

Bjorn3d.com
23 September 2011
  • Conclusion: There are a lot of really nice features that the MSI Z68A-GD80 (G3) comes with: support for the next generation PCI-Express Gen 3.0 slot interface, 5 Year Warranty after registration, fast UEFI BIOS that’s both appealing easy to use, OC Genie II, and the Military Class II components all add value to...
  • Pros: 5 Year Warranty, Military Class II Components, PCI-E Gen 3 Support for the Future, Ivy Bridge Ready, Good Performance, OC Genie II, UEFI (GUI) BIOS, No Stability Issues, Good price vs. performance
  • Cons: SATA III performance on the Z68 chipset suffered for some reason, Front panel connectors might be confusing
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Overall 9
9.0

Expert Review

Tweak Town
7 September 2011
  • Excerpt: MSI expand their motherboard line-up with the new "G3" versions which bring with them PCIe support. Let's check out the Z68A-GD80-G3 today.
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Overall 9
8.9
Value for money 9
8.8
Performance 9
9.0
Construction 9
9.2
Functionality 9
9.2
Appearance 9
8.5

MSI Z68A-GD80 Intel Motherboard

Benchmark Reviews
12 August 2011
  • Conclusion: Although we strive to be as objective as possible, any review will reflect to some extent the perceptions and biases of the reviewer. Also, keep in mind that the computer market is very volatile, and that today's killer super product can easily become yesterday's also-ran as the market competition...
  • Pros: Can use integrated Sandy Bridge video and a discrete video card, Intel Smart Response technology boosts disk performance, Military spec components and 10-phase power enable high and stable overclocks, Four SATA 6G and four USB 3.0 ports, OC Genie overclocking guarantees extra performance even for...
  • Cons: BIOS defaults to IDE mode for SATA ports, Virtu software still has some rough edges, Can't run triple SLI or CrossFireX effectively due to lack of PCI-E lanes, Oddly slow iGPU performance, Only one PWM fan header
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MSI Z68A GD80 G3 PCIe Gen 3.0 motherboard review

The Guru of 3D
4 August 2011
  • Summary: As always with any Z68 review we need to break up this conclusion into two segments, the chipset and the actual motherboard review. Let's start off with the chipset. The Intel Z68 chipset takes the best of both worlds in the series 6 chipset, monitor IO wise the H67 connectivity and IGP support and...
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MSI Z68A-GD80 (B3) LGA1155 Mainboard Review

X-bit labs
12 July 2011
  • Summary: Today we are going to talk about a mainboard that was designed very conveniently and correctly, supports all contemporary interfaces such as eSATA, USB 3.0, SATA 6 Gbps and IEEE1394 (FireWire), has all necessary Video outs.
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MSI Z68A-GD80 motherboard review

The Guru of 3D
22 May 2011
  • Summary: Like our initial Z68 review we need to break up this conclusion into two segments, the chipset and the actual motherboard review. Let's start off with the chipset. The Intel Z68 chipset takes the best of both worlds in the series 6 chipset, monitor IO wise the H67 connectivity and IGP support and...
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Overall 9
9.2

Expert Review

Tweak Town
12 May 2011
  • Excerpt: We check out the new MSI Z68A-GD80 which has got a pretty nice black and blue setup going on. Let's see how it goes.
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Overall 10
10

MSI Z68A-GD80 G3

pcgameware.co.uk
13 January 2012
  • Summary: Wow! At last we make it to the Final Thoughts and it’s a little difficult to know where to start. But what we have here is one hell of a motherboard for sub £200, not only does it look good, but it has performed as good as any other board we have seen so far.
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