MSI P67A-GD65 Motherboard Review
Published: 31st January 2011 | Source: MSI | Price: £142.99 @ Aria |
At stock the GD65 makes use of the performance of the Kingston very well. Although the write speed is a little low generally everything is good and much higher than the reference Intel board.
Overclocked is a different matter though as the memory, even at 2133MHz and with our 4.7 GHz CPU doesn't seem to benefit much from the overclock. Certainly nowhere near as well as the reference Intel or the Gigabyte UD7.
We find similar things with the CPU benchmarking suite of AIDA64. The GD65 performs very well at stock but the overclocked result doesn't really thrill us quite as we'd hoped. Although the zLib result is far and away the best we've seen rocking 267MB/s.
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So perhaps the truly brilliant OC Genie will be the solution to the poor stock performance?
If it works as good as it does on my P55-GD65 then weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
I finally thought MSI was going good in the mobo section yet this is pretty disappointing to me
EDIT i must be fair i also hear people using it and its perfectly fine,
i guess my luck comes in again....Quote
EDIT: Quite a few people seem to get 4.2GHz clock, so I guess MSI is being extremely conservative, in case someone got a half completed chip or something.Quote