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 overclockers.com on July 30, 2012
My testing with this board was like a big roller coaster. Stock testing went flawlessly and I was definitely impressed by the feature set when I first got the board. After a few hickups during ambient overclocking, due to crashes from vdroop and vdrop...-
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 uk.hardware.info on July 03, 2012
In April we published a round-up of 20 motherboards with Z77 chipsets compatible with the new Intel Ivy Bridge processors. Those CPUs weren't available yet at the time so we had to do the tests with the previous generation Sandy Bridge processors....-
By BeHardware on July 02, 2012
Officially launched at the beginning of April, the Z77 chipset represents an original departure for Intel, if only in terms of strategy. First of all there’s the question of the socket and compatibility with processors. For once, Intel has played the...-
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 HardOCP on May 15, 2012
MSI is a well known motherboard manufacturer. We've seen a ton of its products over the years. While MSI occasionally drops the ball, it usually produces a solid product. Lately the company has been on a roll as nearly everything we've looked at...-
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