MSI P67A-GD65 (B3)
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MSI P67A-GD65 (B3)


Overall rating 8/10

MSI's P67A-GD65 is based on Intel's P67 Express chipset, supporting the latest 32nm Intel processors using the LGA1155 package. It comes with four SATA 3Gbps ports and four SATA 6Gbps ports along with two eSATA ports at the rear.


Performance:
7.5
Features:
9
Value:
8
THE GOOD
Good mix of features
THE BAD
Clunky, sluggish EFI BIOS
Performance could be better

Product Specification

Processor Support and Chipset Type
  • Supports Intel Sandy Bridge processors in LGA1155 package
  • Intel P67 (B3) Chipset
Memory
  • Dual Channel DDR3 memory technology
  • 4 x 1.5V DDR3 DIMM slots
  • Supports DDR3 1066/1333/1600/2133(OC) DRAM
  • Supports 1GB/ 2GB/ 4GB/ 8GB DRAM size
  • Max. capacity of system memory: 32GB
Storage
  • SATAII controller integrated in Intel P67 (B3) chipset
  • Up to 3Gb/s transfer speed
  • Supports four SATAII ports (SATA3~6) by P67 (B3) PCH
  • SATAIII controller integrated in Intel P67 (B3) & Marvell SE9128 chipsets
  • Up to 6Gb/s transfer speed
  • Supports two SATAIII ports (SATA1~2) by P67 (B3) PCH
  • Supports two SATAIII ports (SATA7~8) by Marvell SE9128
  • SATA1~6 ports support RAID 0/1/5/10 mode by Intel P67 (B3) PCH
  • SATA7~8 ports support RAID 0/1 mode by Marvell SE9128
  • eSATAII controller integrated in JMicron JMB362 chipset
  • Supports two eSATA ports (back panel)
Audio
  • Chipset integrated by Realtek ALC892
  • Flexible 8-channel audio with jack sensing
Networking 1 x Realtek RTL8111E chip (10/100/1000 Mbit)
FireWire (IEEE 1394) VIA VT6308P supporting 2 x IEEE 1394a ports
Rear I/O
  • 1 x PS/2 Mouse/Keyboard port
  • 8 x USB 2.0 ports
  • 1 x Clear CMOS button
  • 1 x Coaxial SPDIF port
  • 1 x Optical SPDIF port
  • 1 x IEEE1394 port
  • 2 x eSATA ports
  • 1 x RJ45 LAN Jack
  • 2 x USB 3.0 ports
  • 1 x 6 in 1 audio jack
Internal Connectors
  • ATX 24-Pin power connector
  • 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
  • CPU x 1 / System x 4 FAN connectors
  • CD-in connector
  • Front panel audio connector
  • Front panel connector
  • 1 x chasis intrusion connector
  • 1 x USB 2.0 connector
  • 1 x USB 3.0 connector
  • 4 x Serial ATAII connectors
  • 4 x Serial ATAIII connectors
  • 1 x IEEE1394 connector
  • 1 x Clear CMOS jumper
  • 1 x SPDIF-out connector
  • 1 x TPM module connector
  • 1 x Serial port connector
  • 1 x Voltage Check Point
  • 1 x Power button
  • 1 x Reset button
  • 1 x OC Genie button
Expansion Slots
  • 1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 slot
  • 1 x PCIe 2.0 x8 slot
  • 3 x PCIe 2.0 x1 slots
  • 2 x PCI slots
Other Features
  • OC Genie II
  • Military Class II
Form Factor ATX Form Factor, 30.5 x 24.5cm