MSI P67A-GD65 Motherboard Review

Sandra and wPrime

MSI P67A-GD65 Review

SiSoft Sandra

Strange things are happening at the Circle K. Sandra, which tests the processor as a separate entity from the rest of the system should, theoretically at least, give a nearly identical result at stock to the Intel reference board and only differ once the overclock is in place.

However on the GD65 at stock it's clearly slower than the reference board. With the overclock though things settle down much closer to how we'd expect. It falls behind the UD7 but that's largely due to the GD65s inability to achieve the same overclock as we obtained on the Gigabyte.


wPrime seems to back up the Sandra results in that something is definitely hindering the performance of the otherwise outstanding i5-2500K. 356 seconds for the 1 billion place test is frankly ridiculous on a 3.2GHz quad-core.

Does this synthetic-test disappointment follow through into the real-world?

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Most Recent Comments

31-01-2011, 10:21:41

I am pretty disappointed by the results of this board. I expected it to be a great board at that price level. Well maybe next time MSI.Quote

31-01-2011, 11:19:33

lol. 28.8Ghz. Quote

31-01-2011, 11:20:58

Originally Posted by PCTwin View Post

lol. 28.8Ghz.
I just can't understand why it wouldn't boot at those speeds?? Quote

31-01-2011, 11:42:31


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

31-01-2011, 12:16:26

I feel crushed I read in all these other sites about how awesome it was, but after seeing this I feel bitterly disappointed as well as being confused how it fared to badly here.

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

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