MSI Z77A-G45 Gaming Review

Test Setup, BIOS and Overclocking

Gigabyte Z77A-G45 Gaming Review

Test Setup

MSI Z77A-G45 Gaming Motherboard
Intel Core i7-3770K
8GB G.Skill TridentX 2400MHz
MSI HD7950
Cougar CM1000 PSU
Corsair F80 SSD
Thermalright Silver Arrow
Windows 7 x64

 Gigabyte Z77A-G45 Gaming Review


The BIOS is a nicely skinned UEFI number (as all BIOS' are these days), with a solid set of options for both enthusiasts and the average user. A couple of slightly counter-intuitive options don't spoil a solid, almost enjoyable, experience.

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Considering that this is the G45 model, the lowest in the MSI Gaming range, the overclock achieved is pretty good. It's by no means a beast, as 4.7GHz is average for our processor, but it's fast enough for all but the most demanding. 

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Most Recent Comments

22-04-2013, 07:15:17

Today we're reviewing the base model in the new Gaming line of motherboards from MSI.

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22-04-2013, 07:25:39

Killer Ethernet and a Creative sound chip on a £120 mobo? Why do people pay £300+ for the Gigabyte G1 Killer boards again? Quote

22-04-2013, 07:39:11

Looks like a really nice price/performance board!Quote

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