MSI show Ivy Bridge Motherboards at CES
With Intel starting to show what it's Ivy Bridge processors can do, MSI are the latest manufacturer to show some of their new motherboards.
MSI had 2 boards on display at CES, the Z77A-GD80 and Z77-GD65. By all accounts the GD80 will have a Thunderbolt port, but it wasn't on the boards on display. However, MSI have said that this is close to being complete, in time for release.
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While some features seem to be still under wraps, what we do know is that all the boards will have native USB3.0 support, as the Z77 chipset directly supports this. They also have THX certified audio, PCI-Express x16 Gen 3.0 slots, as well and both 6Gbps/3Gbps SATA ports. Memory support up to DDR3-2667(OC) rounds up the impressive list of features.
There are no release dates, although early Q2 seems likely and no pricing details for the MSI boards.
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