Best mainstream Sandy Bridge motherboard?
Let’s move on to the benchmarks then. The MSI P67A-GD55 has an Intel Core i7-2600K along with 4GB of Kingmax DDR3-2200 ram stuck on. Furthermore there’s a Zotac GTX 580 AMP! Edition along with a Kingston V-Series 64GB SSD with Windows 7 Ultimate; all of which is powered by a 1200W Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold PSU. I have added our resident testbed motherboard, the Gigabyte P67A-UD7 along with the MSI P67A-GD65 for comparisons.
As you can see that the P67A-GD55 performs on par or better than the GD65 and even manages to hold its own against the Gigabyte motherboard which costs twice as much ($320).