Product on Review: Z68A-GD65-G3
Street Price: £145 inc. VAT
In our venture into the world of Sandy Bridge (LGA1155) and more specifically the Intel Z68 Chipset we have considered mainstream motherboards from a range of brands but never from MSI, until today. MSI have consistently impressed us with their graphics cards in the past and using the Intel P67 Chipset their Big Bang Marshal took our coveted gold award, but will today’s offering have the same amount of success?
Today we will be taking a look at one of MSI’s new motherboards under the Gen3 series using the Intel Z68 Chipset – the Z68A-GD65 G3. This motherboard sits in the mainstream segment and for the price packs in quite a punch. NVIDIA SLI and ATI CrossfireX is available, as is onboard power/reset buttons and a sleek looking exterior of black and blue. The Z68A-GD65 G3 comes with MSI’s 2nd generation ClickBIOS with improved navigation and a completely new look. As I pointed out in the Big Bang Marshal Review navigation was poor and the overall experience needed a facelift so it will be interesting to see what changes have been made and whether they can be attributed to success or failure.
So without further ado let’s begin our analysis of MSI’s Z68A-GD65 G3.
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