• MSI Z68A-GD80
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  • Can use integrated Sandy Bridge video and a discrete video card, Intel Smart Response technology boosts disk performance, Military spec components and 10phase power enable high and stable overclocks, Four SATA 6G and four USB 3.0 ports, OC Genie overc


  • 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 PCIE lanes, Oddly slow iGPU performance, Only one PWM fan header

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By PCQuest on

Decent performer, but the price is towards the higher side. PrintCommentEmailDiggDel.icio.usRedditTwitter...

By Neoseeker on

When it comes to Sandy Bridge based motherboards, the MSI Z68A-GD80 has it all. Just looking at the features exclusive to the MSI brand, the board boasts an impressive array of features such as the on-board OC Genie II overclocking button,...

By X-bit Labs on

We are quite pleased with the MSI Z68A-GD80 (B3) mainboard we’ve just tested. It is a cleverly designed product, the 6-pin power connector for graphics cards being the only questionable solution. It offers a full selection of interfaces including...

By Benchmark Reviews on 89

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...

By Guru of 3D on

Earlier last week Intel released the Z68 chipset, and for good reason. In the first wave of all Sandy bridge related goodness, Intel, for the consumer market, allowed two primary chipsets in the mainstream and performance segment, H67 and P67....

By Hardware Secrets on

The MSI Z68A-GD80 (B3) has several nice features, such as two FireWire ports, four USB 3.0 ports, three PCI Express x16 slots, decent audio quality with optical SPDIF output, a very high-end voltage regulator circuit, and an impressive set of...

By Bright Side of News on

MSI has always proved to be a strong contender and the Z68A-GD80 B3 is no exception. The new chipset opens up not just performance gains but also added usability features as well. The introduction of Lucid's Virtu is a welcome one. The software is...

By Overclockers Club on

So where do I start with the Z68A-GD80? If you start with the performance and overclocking, its P67 Deja Vu all over again. To put that in context, I need to say that it is a good thing. Even a mediocre chip can pull off some stellar numbers when...

International Review By PC Labs on

Intel'in Sandy Bridge kod adlı işlemcileri çıktığında yanlarında P67 ve H67 yongalarını getirmişlerdi -en azından, önemli yongalar bunlardı. P67 K serisi işlemcilerle...

International Review By Tech4PCs on

MSI también lanza su rejuvenecida Z68A-GD80 (G3) con slots PCIe 3.0 Calificación del usuario: / 0 MaloBueno escrito por Xeann Aunque MSI fue el primero en revelar que era posible brindar soporte a PCI Express 3.0 a motherboards con chipsets...

International Review By Hardware.no on

6. januar i år ble Intels ferskeste sokkel, LGA1155, lansert. Vi lot oss da imponere over egenskapene til prosessoren Intel Core i5 2500K. LGA1155-plattformen har tre ulike brikkesett. Vi har tidligere testet hovedkort med de ulike brikkesettene....

International Review By NordicHardware on

Idag är lanseringsdatum för Intels Z68-chipset: ett chipset som egentligen gör vad H67 borde gjort från början, nämligen att tillåta överklockning av CPU:n samtidigt som du nyttjar den integrerade grafikkretsen....