MSI P55-GD80 Motherboard

Memory Benchmarks

SiSoftware Sandra (the System ANalyser, Diagnostic and Reporting Assistant) is an information & diagnostic utility capable of benchmarking the performance of individual components inside a PC. Each of the benchmarks below were run a total of five times with the highest and lowest scores being discarded and an average being calculated from the remaining three.



Everest is in many ways similar to Sisoft Sandra. Focusing mainly on software and hardware information reporting, Everest also comes with a benchmark utility suitable for testing the read, write and latency performance of the memory subsystem. Each of these benchmarks were performed a total of 5 times with the highest and lowest scores being discarded and an average calculated from the remaining three.
Results Analysis
Because of the limitation of using the OC Genie mentioned previously, the memory bandwidth was limited to 1260MHz until MSI sort this issue out (which they have promised to do immediately so hopefully it will be resolved by the time you read this). So to save MSI's blushes I set the GSkill memory of our test bench to it's rated 2000MHz due to overclocking the base clock as opposed to the maximum 1600MHz allowed from the stock memory dividers. This is the same on most P55 boards so it is something worthy of consideration should you wish to purchase high frequency memory modules. The good news is that the 2000MHz setting worked without a hitch.
Let's see how the boards perform in our Hard Drive benchmarks... 
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Most Recent Comments

21-09-2009, 01:49:24

"P55 Motherboards are starting to appear and for our first review of a retail board we have MSI's flagship motherboard, the extreme performance P55-GD80. See how it performs inside" - by w3bbo

MSI P55-GD80 MotherboardQuote

21-09-2009, 02:35:28

I'll say it before, and I'll say it again. This is one of the best looking boards I've seen!

That's a nice clock from it too.Quote

21-09-2009, 05:37:05

It's a good mobo with a good review.

£178 is something for the 'con' section for me tbh.

For some reason, since i7, it appears the standard is to have the level of mobos at around £30-50 more expensive than they probably should be.

This could however be the result of 775 mobos just not going away. And if they're at "reasonable" prices, it tends to suggest the manufacturers feel they can "get away with charging" that much more as it's "new technology".

I personally think this is bllx however when the jump between the 2 isn't great.Quote

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