MSI Z68A GD65 G3 Review

3D Mark

MSI Z68A GD65 (G3) Review

3D Mark Vantage

Even thought PCI Gen 3 GPUs are still on the horizon rather than an actuality, the extra bandwidth might be useful to current cards. MSI have made big claims about their Gen3 Switches, so let's see if they do anything. Vantage at least remains nip and tuck between the two Gen3 motherboards.

3D Mark 11

Wow. Now here is a turn up for the books. 1000 point increase in P score and 240 X points is nothing to be sniffed at. Especially when the only variable between the systems is the motherboard itself. It's results like this that demonstrate why we're so committed to only changing the single piece of hardware that is being tested between runs.

 

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28-09-2011, 05:43:34

SieB
Good to see the Gen3's are starting to come out now. The GD65-G3 seems a pretty decent board and just shows how overpriced the Sniper 2 is.

The GD65-G3 might not look as good but it doesn't look bad and performance wise, at half the price, it's not far off the Sniper 2 either nothing worth spending another £150 for anyway.

Also, I have probs with my Steelseries Xai in the BIOS of my P8P67 I have to use the keyboard, I think UEFI doesn't like some gaming miceQuote

28-09-2011, 06:40:40

murphy7801
Would be nice could test some of the Asrock gen3's ?Quote

28-09-2011, 06:43:56

VonBlade
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Originally Posted by murphy7801 View Post

Would be nice could test some of the Asrock gen3's ?
Last I heard they were planning to send us one, so watch this space.Quote

28-09-2011, 08:24:11

murphy7801
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Originally Posted by VonBlade View Post

Last I heard they were planning to send us one, so watch this space.
Good! then full sweep of all the gens 3 on the market.Quote

28-09-2011, 09:17:06

Murdolator
Interesting, i've been trying to shortlist some Gen 3 motherboards for my upgrade so it's nice to see some performance results.

Shame the overclock wasn't too great but overall performance for the price seems reasonable.Quote
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