MSI’s Motherboards for Sandy Bridge Get Picturised

"Tech forum Guru3D has reported three new motherboards from MSI that are socket LGA1155 ready."

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Intel’s next generation of Core series processors – Sandy Bridge is still some weeks away from release, but motherboard manufacturers are already gearing up for it. First it was GIGABYTE and now it looks like MSI – tech forum Guru3D has reported three new motherboards from the manufacturer that are socket LGA1155 ready.

According to the forum post, MSI has readied one motherboard each for the performance crowd and the cost-conscious group, while the third board is an m-ATX one with integrated graphics. The boards have been dubbed P67A-GD65, P67A-GD55, and H67MA-ED55 respectively. MSI has not been stingy in the components and seems to have gone with all military-class components including solid chokes, high-C capacitors, and lots of overclocking abilities with OC Genie II.

Common features of the three motherboards include support for 4 modules of DDR3 memory, USB 3.0, SATA 6 Gbps, and 1 Gbps LAN. 2 PCI-E x16 slots and THX TruStudio PRO also boost the overall appeal of the motherboards.

Coming to specifics, the P67A-GD65 has been equipped with eight SATA 3 Gbps ports, two SATA 6 Gbps ports, two USB 3.0 ports, 8-channel HD audio, FireWire, and gigabit Ethernet. Its lesser cousin – the P67A-GD55 has almost the same features with a few exceptions – SATA 3 Gbps ports have been cut down to two and there are no eSATA ports.

The GD65 also has special overclocking features such as voltage measure points, OC Genie controls, and dual VRM heatsinks that are connected with a heat pipe for efficient heat distribution. The GD55 is missing most of these. Then again, both these boards feature CrossFireX and SLI multi-GPU technologies.

Talking of the HM67MA-ED55 board, it is m-ATX ready with Intel Flexible Display Interface available. It also has DVI, HDMI, and D-Sub display outputs. Connectivity comes through four SATA 3 Gbps, two SATA 6 Gbps, two PCI-E x1 and two x16 slots, and two USB 3.0 ports. FireWire and USB 2.0 ports are also in evidence.

MSI has also integrated its “Click BIOS” technology to make it easy for users to set up their BIOS and Super Charger USB ports for quick charging of smartphones and other USB powered devices.

The inside information according to the forum post is that MSI will be launching the motherboards in 2011 to coincide with the release of Intel’s Sandy Bridge processors.

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26-10-2010, 10:58:23

Heebs
i7 950 (1336 socket)
Rampage III Formula
DH14 Noctua cooler
1600 DDR3 Gskill (4gb)

26-10-2010, 14:29:14

SnW
Oki doki thanks,
http://www.clunk.org.uk/forums/overclocking/22106-core-i7-overclocking-guide-beginners.html

I find that (link above) a very elaborated guide but i do link the google results with it,
i hope you can do something with it mate :)

http://www.google.nl/#hl=nl&source=hp&biw=1916&bih=895&q=i7+overclocking+guide&aq=f&aqi=g1&aql=&oq=&gs_rfai=&fp=b369959b86c6448e

I hope these links are K for OC3D if not be free to delete them , i will notice ;)

EDIT you def have the hardware to do some serious overclocking !

26-10-2010, 16:48:08

Heebs
Thanks SnW.

Hopefully Ill get time this weekend to give it a spin for a bit. Only looking to push 4.0ghz stable 24/7.

27-10-2010, 10:50:01

AlienALX
Remember kids, hard is usually always better than soft !

27-10-2010, 11:49:05

yggdrasil


Remember kids, hard is usually always better than soft !




"Thats what she said!"

03-11-2010, 20:46:35

KING_OF_SAND
AMD OVERDRIVE! FTW! i use the bios to get to 4.0ghz, then when i get bored i use overdrive to go to 4.5 or higher and i have had 0 issues with it, and no noticable performance increase through the bios. if you are learning how to OC or just want a little boost you will be better off going through software, just because its easy to access.

04-11-2010, 07:35:17

SnW


AMD OVERDRIVE! FTW! i use the bios to get to 4.0ghz, then when i get bored i use overdrive to go to 4.5 or higher and i have had 0 issues with it, and no noticable performance increase through the bios. if you are learning how to OC or just want a little boost you will be better off going through software, just because its easy to access.



I am sorry but you have some pretty bad advise on a lot of things :(
BIOS there is NO better way of learning howto overclock...

because it IS easy through software you hardly learn howto overclock !

04-11-2010, 07:57:48

Toxteth O'Grady
Not flaming anyone but why does it seem to be more acceptable to oc GPU core/mem using  sw apps in Windows but not cpu/ram? 

B)

TOG

04-11-2010, 08:03:47

SnW
In my own experience ones overclocking through windows it gets more often unstable then when you do this bios wise..
GPU's you can only overclock through windows or you want to do a bios flash but that's really a BINGO game...

And with the GPU overclocking sotware there are less factors to deal with...

23-11-2010, 03:47:08

warfox101
What about asus TurboV? I get the same results whether or not i use bios or TurbV, i see no difference in the two and i have done a lot of testing. Mainly i use TurboV to do quick changes to save time and run prime or LinX to test for stability if I'm stable i make the permanent changes in the Bios. One other thing i like about TurboV is I have several profiles saved. And i can on the fly go from stock settings of 2.66GHz to 3.5GHz, 4.0GHz or 4.2GHz just by hitting a hotkey.
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