• MSI Z68A-GD65
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Pros:

  • 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

Cons:

  • 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 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...

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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...

By TechRadar on 80

No look at any new motherboard technology would be complete without at least one example from MSI. Strangely, when you look on MSI's global website there are seven boards using Z68 but on the UK site there's just this solitary example: the...

By itreviews.com on 80

The central question to answer before buying the MSI Z68A-GD65 is whether or not you need the new Intel Z68 chipset. Provided you're won over by Intel's Smart Response feature then the MSI Z68A-GD65 oozes quality and features in equal measure -...