MSI Z87 GD65 Gaming Review

Test Setup and Overclocking

MSI Z87 GD65 Gaming Review

Test Setup

MSI Z87 GD65 Gaming
Intel Core i7-4770K
Club3D HD7970 Royal Ace
Corsair Vengeance Pro 2400MHz
Corsair AX1200i
Corsair Neutron GTX
Corsair H100i
Windows 7 x64 

During our testing we used the new Corsair Vengeance Pro 2400MHz 16GB kits.

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Firstly rather than our CPU running at 3.5GHz and then turbo'ing to between 3.6GHz and 3.9GHz depending upon the amount of cores being used, the MSI set it to 3.9GHz and that's where it stayed. So the OC Genie button gave us 4GHz on the i7-4770K and 2400MHz on our Corsair Vengeance Extreme kit. Good, but we know we can do better. 

MSI Z87 GD65 Gaming Review     MSI Z87 GD65 Gaming Review  

The voltages seem to being read wrongly in CPUz, so it's worth noting that our manual overclocks were both at 1.25v rather than the values shown below. To say the GD65 Gaming is a ready overclocker is to understate things. We can easily attain 5GHz, and we're only limited by the heat, which is too much for our H100i to cope with. Dropping the speed down to 4.8GHz just about keeps the thermals at a point we're not exactly comfortable with but don't mind.

MSI Z87 GD65 Gaming Review     MSI Z87 GD65 Gaming Review


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Most Recent Comments

01-06-2013, 10:34:36

Our next LGA1150 Z87 motherboard is the GD65 Gaming from MSI. We loved the Z77 Gaming, so does this continue the trend?

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01-06-2013, 14:36:34

£157 is a massive bargain for the features it provides. Lovin' the fact that they provide 8 SATA 6 ports and improved on board audio.

Awesome review as always TTLQuote

01-06-2013, 15:48:07

Awesome review! This thing is amazing for the price! I want.Quote

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