MSI P55a Fuzion Review

BIOS and Test Setup

MSI P55a Fuzion Review

BIOS

The MSI comes complete with the AMI BIOS and has all the useful features and information we've come to expect from the American Megatrends effort.

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One small bug exists which is something we've not come across before. If you try and enter the CPU Technology screen, as shown on the left, the BIOS crashes. Thankfully this screen is pretty much a duplicate of information available elsewhere and the BIOS is otherwise bulletproof.

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Besides that little foible everything is exactly where you'd expect it to be and as easy to use as we've come to expect. One of the features we love most is the auto-reboot after 3 attempts at a failed overclock. One of those additions to modern BIOS' that would have saved us months of our lives if it was available a few years ago.

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Test Setup

Our test setup today is the setup we use to test all of our LGA1156 setups. The major difference is using a GTX480 as the graphics card, which wont affect 90% of the tests, and using both a 480 and a 5870 for our 3D tests which we will come to in a minute.

CPU : Intel i7 870 @ 2.93GHz stock and 4GHz overclocked.
GPU : ASUS GTX480
RAM : G.Skill Trident 2000MHz CL9 4GB
PSU : Cougar 1000CM
HDD : Samsung Spinpoint 1TB
Motherboard : MSI P55a Fuzion
OS : Windows 7 64
Cooling : Thermalright MUX-120 with Arctic Cooling MX-3

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Most Recent Comments

09-08-2010, 07:47:24

Luigi
That's pretty impressive actually - they've really put some work into making the hydra chip work and the results speak for themselves.Quote

09-08-2010, 07:57:04

tinytomlogan
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Originally Posted by Luigi View Post

That's pretty impressive actually - they've really put some work into making the hydra chip work and the results speak for themselves.
They have put loads of work into making it work. There has been lots of driver fixes so if the support continues the future does look bright.Quote

09-08-2010, 07:58:44

AMDFTW
were is the reviewQuote

09-08-2010, 08:12:07

I Hunta x
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were is the review
http://www.overclock3d.net/reviews/cpu_mainboard/msi_p55a_fuzion_review/1Quote

09-08-2010, 08:17:45

tinytomlogan
Dont think AMDFTW has found the front page of the site yet Quote
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