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MSI P67A-GD55 Sandy Bridge Motherboard Review

By on January 18, 2011
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Best mainstream Sandy Bridge motherboard?

Good: Great stock performance, Easy overclocking, Decent features
Bad: Nothing
Price: AED 750
* The price is the Suggested Retail Price at the time of review. Please call a retailer to confirm the latest price for this product.

I have already covered MSI’s P67A-GD65 in our roundup of some of the best premium motherboards for Intel’s new Sandy Bridge LGA 1155 processors where it performed admirably. Today I’ll be looking at the P67A-GD55 which is a step below the GD65 as it comes $20 cheaper and has some features missing.

So for $160 you get pretty much the entirety of the P67A-GD65, except for 2 less SATA III (6Gbps) ports, no eSATA ports (GD65 has two of those) and no voltage check point compared to the one on the GD65. That’s a fair enough reduction for $20 worth, but for those who plan to use more than two SATA III HDDs in the future, the GD65 maybe a more tempting offer.

Visually the P67A-GD55 has the exact same layout as the GD65, you’ll notice the missing voltage meter on the top right as well as the missing SATA III ports on the left of the SATA II ports near the bottom right.

Bundled with the MSI P67A-GD55 are four SATA cables (2x straight and 2x L-shaped), rear I/O panel cover, one SLI connector and a Drivers & Utilities software disc. Pretty basic stuff, but then again this is a $160 motherboard.

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  • Anas

    with a more price asus p8p67 gives 4 port 6 giga sata wih dual chipset support

  • http://www.mstechpages.com Dustin Harper

    Thanks for the review, man. I’ve been looking for a replacement for a crappy Gigabyte P67A-UD3-B3 motherboard. This one looks like it will perform quite a bit better! :)

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