MSI Z68A-GD65 G3

  • MSI Z68A-GD65 G3
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  • Fast, All needed ports, SATA 3 and SATA2, Onboard video, UEFI, Overclocks well
  • Excellent Overclocking, PCIe Gen 3, Military Class II, ClickBios II Software, OC Genie II, Lucid Virtu, Intel Quicksync, Intel SSD Caching, Four SATA 6Gb/s Ports, Super Charger, SLI/Crossfire, DrMOS, THX TruStudio PRO, Teaming Genie, 5 Year Warranty.
  • Full of overclockerfriendly features, without a high price normally associated with boards ready for extreme overclocking, Exceptional software package, including a custom Linuxbased OS for quick Internet access, New MSI EFI BIOS with new design and layou


  • Price
  • BIOS options are spread out on too many pages, Color scheme broken with white SATA ports, OC Genie settings almost too conservative considering the board's potential.

Expert reviews and ratings

By Expert Reviews on 80

The MSI Z68A-GD65 G3 has next generation features and a price to match...

By on

A conclusion is always hard when you are torn between results, this board performs well overall but gets beat by the Asus board which is around 35$ cheaper than the MSI. As I said though the MSI board performs extremely well and worked stable in our...

By Vortez on

We’ve experienced the delights of mainstream Z68 from other brands and now it’s the turn of MSI, but how does their offering compare against rivals?If aesthetics are important to you then the GD65 G3 is going to be right up your street. Savage...

By Overclock3D on 80

So how does the GD65 stack up?One issue we initially had was our gaming mouse which we use on our test rig acted completely crazy in the BIOS and we had to resort to a dusty old generic number to be able to use the BIOS, even on the latest update....

By Hi Tech Legion on

I was thouroughly impressed with the capabilities of the MSI Z68A-GD65(G3) Motherboard. Having done a few Z68 motherboards already, I found one of MSI's features to be the most useful of them all. This would be the ClickBIOS II software GUI that can...

By on

Micro Star International, or MSI as it better known, brings us one of their new G3 line of Intel Z68 motherboards today. The MSI Z68A-GD65 G3, is a feature rich, socket 1155 motherboard, designed for use with the current Intel Core i second...

By OverClock Intelligence Agency on

With Z68, many feel that Sandy Bridge has finally come into its own with features that likely should have been included with the original P67 chipset, such as the ability to overclock and use integrated graphics. We didn't touch on that feature too...

By techPowerUp! on 95

We spent a considerable bit of time with the MSI Z68A-GD65 (G3), and during that time, it really grew on us. The new BIOS is very nice and easy to use, matches the board perfectly, and the overclocking features are pretty darn good too. Considering...

By TechwareLabs on

Micro Star International (MSI) released its first over clocking capable 286 mother board in 1987. 24 years later they are still setting the pace for innovation and speed by releasing the first motherboards capable of PCI Express 3.0. Utilizing...

International Review By on

En slutsats är alltid svår att göra när man slits mellan resultat, det här moderkortet presterar bra totalt men blir slagen av Asus-kortet som är ca 35 $ billigare än MSI:s kort.Som jag sa presterar dock MSI-kortet...

International Review By Hardware.Info on

Halverwege 2011 introduceerde Intel de Z68-chipset voor Sandy Bridge processors. Inmiddels is de Z68 dé chipset die je als liefhebber kiest wanneer je een Socket 1155 moederbord uitzoekt. Onze vergelijkingstest in mei omvatte 7 verschillende borden....

International Review By on 93

Det er ikke første gang vi har noget til test fra MSI. Sidste gang var det deres monstrøse Big Bang Marshal, med ikke mindre end otte PCI-Express 2.0 x16 porte, baseret på Intel P67 Express chipsættet. Denne gang har vi fået lov...