MSI P55-GD65 Motherboard

By on October 11, 2009
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With Intel’s launch of the Lynnfield LGA1156 based Core i7 and i5 processors and the P55 chipset accompanying it, a range of motherboards is expected and we’re looking at one such board today- the MSI P55-GD65. The board reviewed today is supported by a variety of the usual overclocking features, including MSI’s Xtreme Speed Overclocking [...]

With Intel’s launch of the Lynnfield LGA1156 based Core i7 and i5 processors and the P55 chipset accompanying it, a range of motherboards is expected and we’re looking at one such board today- the MSI P55-GD65.

The board reviewed today is supported by a variety of the usual overclocking features, including MSI’s Xtreme Speed Overclocking technology, a trio of different features called OC Genie (world’s first auto Overclocking processor button), SuperPipe (8mm heat pipe for better cooling), and DrMOS.

Specifications:

CPU Support: Intel Lynnfield processor in the LGA 1156 Package
Base clock : 133MHz
Chipset: P55 Chipset
Memory Support: 4 DDR3 DIMMs Support DDR3 2133(OC)/2000(OC)/1600(OC)/1333/1066 DRAM (16GB MAX), Supports Dual-Channel mode.
LAN: Supports Dual LAN (10/100/1000) by Realtek RTL8111DL
IEEE 1394 (optional): chipset integrated by VIA VT6315N, transfer rate is up to 400Mbps
Audio: Chip Integrated by Realtek ALC889 (True Blu-Ray Audio)/ ALC888S
IDE: 1 IDE port by JMicron JMB363 supports ULTRA DMA 66/100/133
SATA: 6x SATA ports by Intel P55, 1x SATA(7) by JMicron JMB363, 1 ESATA/USB COMBO port (Back panel ) by JMicron JMB363
RAID: SATA(1-6) support Intel Matrix Storage Technology (AHCI/RAID 0/1/5/10) by Intel P55

Packaging

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MSI packages the P55 inside an orange/white box .

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Inside the box we found some manuals , DVD Driver and DVD manual, 4x SATA cables, 2x pin to SATA power cable, IDE cable and FDD cable.

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Essentials include the I/O Rear panel shield, Crossfire bridge, SLI bridge dongles, PCI USB Bracket and MSI Q-Connecter.

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