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MSI Z68A-GD80 (B3)
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MSI Z68A-GD80 (B3)

Overall rating 8.5/10

The MSI Z68A-GD80 (B3) uses the Intel Z68 Express chipset, which supports both CPU and GPU overclocking for Sandy Bridge LGA1155 processors. This board comes with HDMI and DVI display outputs to take advantage of the chipset and the processor's integrated graphics. Both ATI CrossFireX and NVIDIA SLI technologies are supported.

Tags: msi, intel z68
Good layout
Decent mix of features
PCIe bandwidth limitations

Product Specification

Processor Support and Chipset Type
  • Intel Core i7 / i5 / i3 / Pentium / Celeron processor in the LGA1155 package
  • Intel Z68 chipset
  • 4 DDR3 DIMMs support DDR3 2133 (O.C)/1600 (O.C)/1333/1066 DRAM
  • 32GB Max memory
  • Supports Dual-channel mode
  • 2 x SATA 6Gbps ports by Intel Z68
  • 4 x SATA 3Gbps ports by Intel Z68
  • 1 x eSATA 6Gbps port and 1 x SATA 6Gbps port by Marvell 88SE9128
Audio Realtek ALC892 HD audio CODEC
Video Supports ATI CrossFireX and NVIDIA SLI technology
Networking Supports dual LAN Gigabit Ethernet by Realtek RTL8111E
FireWire (IEEE 1394) VIA VT6308P controller supporting 1 x IEEE 1394 port (rear) and 1 x IEEE 1394 header
Rear I/O
  • 1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse combo port
  • 1 x optical S/PDIF output
  • 1 x Clear CMOS button
  • 1 x IEEE 1394 port
  • 4 x USB 2.0 ports
  • 2 x USB 3.0 ports
  • 1 x eSATA port
  • 2 x LAN ports
  • 1 x DVI port
  • 1 x HDMI port
  • 6 x audio jacks
Internal Connectors
  • 3 x USB 2.0 connectors
  • 1 x USB 3.0 connector
  • 1 x IEEE 1394 connector
  • 1 x S/PDIF out connector
  • 1 x front panel audio connector
  • 1 x TPM module connector
  • 1 x reset button
  • 1 x power button
  • 1 x OC Genie button
  • 1 x Voltage check point set
Expansion Slots
  • 3 x PCIe 2.0 x16 slots (x16/x8/x4)
  • 2 x PCIe x1 slots
  • 2 x PCI slots
Form Factor ATX Form Factor, 30.5 x 24.4cm

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