WCCFTech has seen some decent Sandybridge offerings from MSI recently. We were especially taken with the budget P67 offering the P67A-C43. The 100 dollar board offers a great over-clocking experience while also providing the latest in storage technologies (USB 3.0 and SATA 6 Gbps). Today we’ll look at its elder brother the GD65 which offers more features and goodies.
|Processor Support||All LGA 1155 Processors|
|Memory||DDR3 4 Slots / 32 GB|
|Features||Military Grade Components
Active Phase Switching
Onboard Power, Reset, & OC Genie Buttons
On-Board points for voltage monitoring (V-Check)
Multi GPU Support (Xfire & SLi)
EFI Driven Menu
|Slots||PCI-e x16 (2) (x16 or x8,x8)PCI-e x1 (3)
|Overclocking||Yes (Processor Core)|
|I/O||USB 2.0 & USB 3.0SATA 6Gbps
Packaging & Accessories
The board comes in a usual MSI cardboard box. Military Class components, B3 revision, support for USB 3.0 and SATA 6 Gbps are prominently displayed.
An extensive set of accessories, which includes SATA 3 & 6 Gbps cables, USB 3.0 bracket (2 port), points for measuring voltage, 2 port SLI bridge, easy connectors for USB & front port, and the back plate, obligatory disk and manuals are provided with the board. The manual, though well written does get a little confusing as it covers more than one product.