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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.

CPU

• Supports Intel® Sandy Bridge processors in LGA1155 package.
Please refer to CPU Support for compatible CPU; the above description is for reference only.

Chipset

• Intel® P67 Chipset

Main Memory

• Supports four unbuffered DIMM of 1.5 Volt DDR3 1066/1333/1600*/2133*(OC) DRAM, 32GB Max
- Supports 1Gb/ 2Gb/ 4Gb/ 8Gb DRAM size
- Supports Dual channel mode

Slots

• 2 PCI Express gen2 x16 slots
• 3 PCI Express gen2 x1 slots
• 2 32-bit v2.3 master PCI bus slots.
- Support 3.3v/5v PCI bus interface.

On-Board SATA

SATAII controller integrated in Intel® P67 chipset
- Up to 3Gb/s transfer speed.
- Supports four SATAII ports (SATA3~6) by P67 PCH

SATAIII controller integrated in Intel® P67 chipset
- Up to 6Gb/s transfer speed.
- Supports two SATAIII ports (SATA1~2) by P67 PCH
- SATA1~6 ports support RAID 0/1/5/10 mode by Intel P67 PCH

USB 3.0

• 4 USB 3.0 ports(2 by back panel, 2 by interanl ports) by NEC® uPD720200F1

Audio

• Chipset integrated by Realtek® ALC892
- Flexible 8-channel audio with jack sensing
- Compliant with Azalia 1.0 Spec
- Meet Microsoft Vista Premium spec

LAN

• Supports one PCI Express LAN 10/100/1000 Fast Ethernet by Realtek 8111E.

IEEE1394 / FireWire

VIA® VT6308P chipset
- Supports up to two 1394 ports. (Rear panel x1, pinheader x1)
- Transfer rate is up to 400Mbps.

Internal I/O Connectors

- ATX 24-Pin power connector
- 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
- CPU x 1 / System x 4 FAN connectors
- CD-in connector
- Front panel audio connector
- Front panel connector
- 1 x chasis intrusion connector
- 1 x USB 2.0 connector
- 1 x USB 3.0 connector
- 4 x Serial ATAII connectors
- 2 x Serial ATAIII connectors
- 1 x IEEE1394 connector
- 1 x Clear CMOS jumper
- 1 x SPDIF-out connector
- 1 x TPM module connector
- 1 x Serial port connector
- 1 x Power button
- 1 x Reset button
- 1 x OC Genie button

Back Panel I/O Ports

- 1 x PS/2 Mouse/Keyboard port
- 8 x USB 2.0 ports
- 1 x Clear CMOS button
- 1 x Coaxial SPDIF port
- 1 x Optical SPDIF port
- 1 x IEEE1394 port
- 1 x RJ45 LAN Jack
- 2 x USB 3.0 ports
- 1 x 6 in 1 audio jack

BIOS

• The mainboard BIOS provides “Plug & Play” BIOS which detects the peripheral devices and expansion cards of the board automatically.
• The mainboard provides a Desktop Management Interface(DMI) function which records your mainboard specifications.

Dimension

• 30.5cm(L) x 24.5cm(W) ATX Form Factor

Mounting

• 9 mounting holes.

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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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