Very nice software bundle.
Lower power consumption.
OC Genie and Turbo for simple overclocking.
Onboard debug code.
Onboard voltage contact point.
Native USB 3.0.
Slot spacing ideal for SLI/Crossfire setups.
OC Genie II provides quick, safe overclocks.
Software launch time can be improved.
Stickers leave residue on the board.
OC Genie kinda conservative.
No compelling reason to upgrade from Z68.
By VR-Zone on July 19, 2012
Taiwan based MSI (also known as Micro-Star International), is one of the world's largest makers of computer motherboards and video cards. Together with fellow early pioneers ASUS and Gigabyte, the three companies have been battling at the top since...90
By Overclock3D on July 16, 2012
When we reviewed the P67 GD65 we found it to be good. It wasn't, to us, quite as stunning as some people seemed to be claiming, but it was alright. The Z77A-GD65 definitely is as great as the original we claimed to be.No matter which area you focus...97
By X-bit Labs on July 05, 2012
During our MSI Z77A-GD65 review we pointed out its numerous advantages and minor drawbacks. It is hard to predict what your impression of the board is after reading our review: it all depends on the importance of certain aspects for your specific...-
By eTeknix on May 16, 2012
We're back again with another board from MSI, this time from their Z77 product lineup, which as we know is the latest Intel chipset offering a few new added extras over Z68 including PCI-Express 3.0 and native USB 3.0 to name a few of the major...-
By AnandTech on May 07, 2012
So we have survived one of the biggest days of the year for all things computer performance related - the release of Intel's new Ivy Bridge processor. It replaces Sandy Bridge in the landscape of all things processor related, with Ivy Bridge...-
By TweakTown on April 27, 2012
I find myself really confused when it comes to the MSI Z77A-GD65. The fact that out of the box performance is a little lower than the ASRock board is a little disappointing and the AIDA64 RAM performance as well when we overclocked was a little...92
By Guru of 3D on April 25, 2012
With the release of Ivy Bridge processors we finally start on our reviews on Intel Z77 motherboards as well. As such we'll handle the MSI Z77A-GD65 motherboard today. The Z77 is of course the Intel chipset predominantly released for Ivy Bridge based...-
By Vortez on April 23, 2012
Ever since the Z77A-GD65 arrived I have been keen to share my thoughts on this delightful offering from MSI. Those reading this will have undoubtedly read various Z77 motherboard reviews around the web already; we have held back any reviews as we...-
By Legit Reviews on April 23, 2012
In the beginning of March we started looking at Intel Z77 motherboards, we started with the MSI Z77A-GD65 Intel Z77 motherboard. During this preview we ran our full in-depth testing suite and compared it to the ASUS P8Z68-V Pro Intel Z68 platform....-
By FutureLooks on April 22, 2012
So Far…)What does all this mean? It simply means that the MSI Z77A-GD65 motherboard is a solid new platform for Intel’s 3rd Generation and especially 2nd Generation processors. Stability continues to be top notch and performance favors Sandy...85