MSI X58A-GD65
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MSI X58A-GD65


Overall rating 8/10

MSI updates its Intel X58 lineup with the X58A-GD65, an affordable Socket LGA1366 solution with the latest technologies like USB 3.0 and SATA 6Gbps. It comes with MSI's military class components for better stability and supports 3-way NVIDIA SLI and ATI CrossFireX.


Performance:
8
Features:
8.5
Value:
8.5
THE GOOD
Competitive price
Decent set of features
THE BAD
With the exception of power consumption, performance was mostly average

Product Specification

Processor Support and Chipset Type
  • Support for an Intel Core i7 series processor in the LGA1366 package
  • North Bridge: Intel X58 Express Chipset
  • South Bridge: Intel ICH10R
Memory
  • 6 x 1.5V DDR3 DIMM sockets supporting up to 24GB of system memory
  • Support for DDR3 2133/1800/1600/1333/1066/800MHz memory modules
Storage
  • South Bridge:
  • 6 x SATA 3Gb/s connectors supporting up to 6 SATA 3Gb/s devices
  • Support for SATA RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, and RAID 10
  • Marvell 9128 chip:
  • 2 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors supporting up to 2 SATA 6Gb/s devices
  • Support for SATA RAID 0, and RAID 1
  • Supports two eSATA ports by JMicron JMB362.
Audio Realtek ALC892 HD audio CODEC
Networking Realtek 8111DL Gigabit Ethernet Controller
FireWire (IEEE 1394)
  • VIA VT6308 chipset
  • Supports up to two 1394 ports. (Rear panel x1, header x1)
Rear I/O
  • 1 x PS/2 Keyboard port
  • 1 x PS/2 Mouse port
  • 1 x Clear CMOS button
  • 1 x Coaxial SPDIF-out
  • 1 x Optical SPDIF-out
  • 1 x IEEE1394 port
  • 4 x USB 2.0 ports
  • 2 x USB 3.0 ports
  • 2 x eSATA ports
  • 1 x RJ45 LAN port
  • 6 x audio jacks
Internal Connectors
  • ATX 24-Pin power connector
  • 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
  • CPU x 1 / System x 3 FAN connectors
  • CD-in connector
  • Front panel audio connector
  • Front panel connector
  • 1 x chasis intrusion connector
  • 1 x serial port pinheader
  • 3 x USB 2.0 connectors
  • 6 x Serial ATAII connectors
  • 2 x Serial ATAIII connectors
  • 1 x IEEE1394 connector support additional 1 port
  • 1 x Reset Button
  • 1 x Power Button
  • 1 x Overclock Switch
  • 1 x Clear CMOS jumper
  • 1 x SPDIF-out connector
  • 1 x TPM module connector
Expansion Slots
  • 3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 slots
  • 2 PCI Express 2.0 x1 slots
  • 2 PCI slots
Other Features
  • DrMOS
  • MSI M-Flash
  • Live Update 4
  • Easy OC Switch
  • Active Phase Switching
Form Factor ATX form factor, 30.5 x 24.4cm

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