• MSI Z77A-GD65
87
Based on 14 scores, 48 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    11
  • Good:
    1
  • Average:
    2
  • Bad:
    0

Pros:

  • Good performance.
  • Very nice software bundle.
  • Lower power consumption.

Cons:

  • Software launch time can be improved.
  • Stickers leave residue on the board.

Expert reviews and ratings

By overclockers.com on -

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 90

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...

By Overclock3D on 97

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...

By X-bit Labs on -

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 -

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 -

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 -

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 -

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 -

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 92

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...

By Guru of 3D on -

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 -

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 -

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 85

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...

By uk.hardware.info on -

We will have to wait another couple days for Intel's third generation Ivy Bridge processors, but the related Z77 motherboards are officially available since last weekend. So, what's new and what's different about this new 7 series? A lot of...

By hardwarezone.com.sg on -

With Intel's Ivy Bridge processors expected to be officially launched on the 29th April, it's time we geared up on more Intel Z77 motherboard previews to whet your appetite. The Intel Z77 Express chipset will be the main component of most...

By TechRadar on 70

As CPU launches go, Intel's new 22nm Ivy Bridge family is firmly in the reluctant, heel-dragging category. But we understand they're imminently go for launch and the MSI Z77A-GD65 is one of the very first motherboards optimised for this latest...

By bjorn3d.com on 90

Just like we said, the MSI Z77A-GD65 is clearly designed for enthusiasts and not for someone looking for bundles of accessories. The board does not have WiFi, Bluetooth, or external FireWire (there's one internal header), or extra USB 3.0 (though...

By Overclockers Club on -

MSI: Z77A-GD65 Looking at the MSI Z77A-GD65 you have a motherboard that comes with a full feature set that is forward compatible with Intel's upcoming 3rd Generation Core series processors that will most definitely use the feature set on this...

By AnandTech on -

Well, today is a day that everyone was expecting but not the most exciting day of the month. Today, Intel officially releases the spate of 7-series chipsets for their 3 rd generation Core microarchitecture processors (read—Ivy Bridge), despite the...