Nothing is ‘latest’ when it comes to the high end computers, hardware or gadgets these days as every day you get something new to look at. The Sandy Bridge-E processors have already been announced which will be available in late 2012 and will require a motherboard with an LGA 2011 socket. MSI has already announced its LGA 2011 line up at IDF 2011 but today someone leaked the unboxing and detailed images of the motherboard, given after the break.
MSI X79A-GD65 8D motherboard comes in the same blue/black color scheme as its predecessors featuring; Military Class III components, the OC Genie II one-second overclocking function, 5+2-phase DrMOS, eight DDR3 memory slots, four SATA 6.0 Gbps and four SATA 3.0 Gbps ports, and five PCI-Express x16 slots (three are PCIe 3.0 while the others are 2.0) enabling SLI and CrossFireX setups.
Moreover, it is fortified with voltage check points, LED indicators, two USB 3.0 ports, eight USB 2.0 ports ath the back, Ethernet and Firewire connectors, 7.1 channel audio analog connectors along with S/PDIF (both coaxial and TOSLINK). It also includes power, Clear CMOS and OC buttons.
Other previewed LGA 2011 motherboards include: