MSI X79A-GD65(8D) Motherboard Preview

MSI X79A-GD65(8D) Motherboard Preview
Motherboard with Intel X79 chipset has been long awaited by the power users and PC enthusiasts. The presence of a new motherboard with LGA2011 socket is positioned to High-end/Enthusiast class and will be paired with the latest generation of Intel processors, Sandy Bridge-E. One of X79 motherboard that arrived to the lab comes from MSI. Bears the name of the motherboard MSI X79A-GD65 model (8D).
Without delay any longer, let's look more closely this motherboard.

X79 motherboard from MSI gives a brief overview of how the 'shape' X79 board later. Perhaps the obvious difference is the use of a DIMM are placed on the right and left of the CPU socket, because later on the Intel X79 platform will use the technology Quad-Channel DDR3 memory. Unfortunately, this causes a space for Voltage Regulator Module (VRM) CPU becomes narrower. The number and configuration of existing PCIe slot for the user should also provide the option to run multi-GPU mode (SLI / CrossfireX).

Additional features such as the typical MSI OC Genie, DirectOC button, and V-Check Point can you find in here. You'll also get the ON / OFF and debug LEDs to simplify troubleshooting during the POST process. Unique things that we have encountered here is 2 (two) jumpers are labeled JCOLD1 and JCOLD2. According to MSI, the use of both jumpers can help the system to boot in very low temperatures, such as LN2 cooling is used.

Curious about the performance? We are too!


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