MSI Z68A-GD65G3 Motherboard

MSI Z68A-GD65G3 Motherboard
Published: February 2, 2012
Author: Niko Lupala
Editor: Amber Lupala
Provider: MSI

Today we have a motherboard review for you, we finally got back on track and are focusing on hardware and MSI is a big step towards our goal. We are looking at the Z68A-GD65G3 that has some nice features such as; UEFI, Military class components, and even THX audio. Lets find out if also performs as well as expected.

About MSI:

Read more about MSI on their website, http://www.msi.com/about/profile/

Specifications:

Socket 1155
CPU (Max Support) i3/i5/i7
AM3 CPU Ready N/A
FSB/BCLK/Hyper Transport Bus 100MHz
Chipset Intel® Z68 (B3)
DDR3 Memory DDR3 1066/1333/1600*/2133*(OC)
DDR2 Memory N/A
Memory Channel Dual
DIMM Slots 4
Max Memory (GB) 32
PCI-Ex16 2
PCI-E Gen Gen3 (16/0, 8/8)
PCI-Ex4 N/A
PCI-Ex1 3
PCI 2
IDE N/A
SATAIII 4
SATAII 4
RAID 0/1/5/10
LAN 10/100/1000*1
TPM 1
USB 3.0 ports (Rear) 2
USB 2.0 ports (Rear) 4
Audio ports (Rear) 6+Coaxial / Optical SPDIF
Serial ports (Rear) N/A
Parallel ports (Rear) N/A
1394 ports (Rear) N/A
eSATA N/A
Display Port N/A
VGA 1
HDMI 1
DVI 1
VGA Max Share Memory (MB) 1024

The Product:

MSI Z68A-GD65G3 Motherboard MSI Z68A-GD65G3 Motherboard
Please click on thumbnails for bigger images

We used to review quite a bit of MSI products in the past, they have since then changed both quality wise and package wise. The colors are different and more info has been printed on the box about the board.

On the inside you find verious accessories, for example; I/O backplate, crossfire bridge, zip ties, USB3 ports and SATA cables.

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