MSI Z77A-G45 Gaming Review

3D Mark

Gigabyte Z77A-G45 Gaming Review

3D Mark

Again we see excellent performance in 3D benchmarks, with the G45 Gaming providing monster scores in 3D Mark Vantage, and some great scores in 3D Mark 11. Whether in Performance or the Extreme preset, the MSI lives up to the Gaming tag.

3D Mark Vantage

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22-04-2013, 07:25:39

SieB
Killer Ethernet and a Creative sound chip on a £120 mobo? Why do people pay £300+ for the Gigabyte G1 Killer boards again? Quote

22-04-2013, 07:39:11

WillSK
Looks like a really nice price/performance board!Quote

22-04-2013, 09:53:43

equk
Quote:
Originally Posted by SieB View Post
Killer Ethernet and a Creative sound chip on a £120 mobo? Why do people pay £300+ for the Gigabyte G1 Killer boards again?
Audio : Realtek® ALC892
Ethernet: Killer E2205

Quote:
Equally the SoundBlaster Cinema sound is good, but it's still a Realtek ALC892 beneath the hood. The merits of the Killer Networking solution have been long debated, and whilst there isn't any particular advantage in ping or speed in standard situations, if your PC unexpectedly starts updating something or you forgot to kill a torrent, then the traffic shaping keeps your gaming smooth.
^^^

Really nice review, like how the mention of the audio and network were kept to the facts

Re: Killer NIC:
Not sure I'd want traffic shaping forced via integrated hardware (most routers will provide this if required anyway)
(from a security pov wouldn't want an integrated embedded device with layer0 access)Quote

22-04-2013, 10:05:51

SieB
Quote:
Originally Posted by equk View Post
Audio : Realtek® ALC892
Ethernet: Killer E2205


^^^

Really nice review, like how the mention of the audio and network were kept to the facts

Re: Killer NIC:
Not sure I'd want traffic shaping forced via integrated hardware (most routers will provide this if required anyway)
(from a security pov wouldn't want an integrated embedded device with layer0 access)
I know dude, but they are the main features of the G1 killer boards and apparently why the are so expensive. Seeing the same sort of specs on a £120 mobo makes you wonder how Gigabyte get away with charging so much.

I did think the audio was creative though, got it mixed up with the software :\

http://www.creative.com/oem/products...are/cinema.aspQuote

22-04-2013, 10:37:43

alienware
Oh hell yeah wasn't expecting to see this reviewed !!

Thanks guys, will read now Quote
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