MSI P67A-GD65 Motherboard Review
Published: 31st January 2011 | Source: MSI | Price: £142.99 @ Aria |
Strange things are happening at the Circle K. Sandra, which tests the processor as a separate entity from the rest of the system should, theoretically at least, give a nearly identical result at stock to the Intel reference board and only differ once the overclock is in place.
However on the GD65 at stock it's clearly slower than the reference board. With the overclock though things settle down much closer to how we'd expect. It falls behind the UD7 but that's largely due to the GD65s inability to achieve the same overclock as we obtained on the Gigabyte.
wPrime seems to back up the Sandra results in that something is definitely hindering the performance of the otherwise outstanding i5-2500K. 356 seconds for the 1 billion place test is frankly ridiculous on a 3.2GHz quad-core.
Does this synthetic-test disappointment follow through into the real-world?