MSI P55-GD80 Motherboard
- OC Genie
An on board processor allows the end user to automatically overclock the CPU at the push of a button. Normally overclocking takes a lot of time and experimentation but the OC Genie automatically overclocks the CPU for you.
An acronym for Driver MOSFET. DrMOS is different however from your standard MOSFET in that the design incorporates three features in one, the Top and bottom MOSFETs and a driver IC. This has allowed MSI to configure a 1000MHz switching frequency, 400% faster than standard MOSFETs making it one the most efficient designs on the market today.
- Superpipe Technology
The link between the mainboard heatsinks is perhaps as important as the heatsink itself when dissipating heat from the mainboard components. MSI's interpretation of this is 8mm thick, making the Superpipe 60% thicker on average than a traditional heatpipe and the thickest of all on any motherboard today.
- Active Phase Switching
This technology is MSI's slant on power saving. Sure, there are few overclockers who care about such things but when you consider that the cost of electricity can dramatically be cut by utilising this feature, even when overclocking, then the prospect of this technology becomes much more attractive.
|MSI P55-GD80 |
LGA1156 Socket for Intel Lynnfield Processors
Supports Intel Turbo Boost Technology
|Chipset||Intel P55 Express Chipset|
4xDIMM, max. 16GB, DDR3 2133(OC), 2000(OC), 133/1066MHz DRAM, non-ECC,unbuffered memory
Dual Channel memory architecture
|Expansion Slots || |
3 x PCI Express 2.0 x16 slots
2 x PCI Express 2.0 x1 (2.5GT/s)
2 x PCI
Intel P55 Express Chipset
- 6 x SATA ports (Intel P55)
- 2 x SATA ports (JMicron JMB322)
- 1 x eSATA port (JMicron JMB363)
- Intel Matrix Storage technology supports RAID 0, 1, 5 and 10
- 1x IDE (JMicron JMB363)
Dual LAN (10/100/1000) controllers
8 Channel Audio
Realtek ALC889 (True blue-ray audio)
|IEEE 1394|| |
Via 6315N controller
|USB||13 x USB 2.0 ports (2x3 ports on board, 7 ports on the back panel)|
|Form Factor ||ATX (30.5cm x 24.4cm)|