Legit Motherboard Reviews
MSI Z77A-GD65 Motherboard Preview - Intel Z77 w/ Sandy Bridge
|Date:||Sun, Mar 04, 2012 - 11:00 PM|
|Written By:||Dan Stoltz -|
MSI Z77A-GD65 'Ivy Bridge' Motherboard Retail Packaging
The MSI Z77A-GD65 retail packaging boasts about the features that are included on the Z77A-GD65. The largest and most prominent is the Military Class III logo. We can also see the OC Genie II, Click BIOS II, MSI 3 year warranty, PCI Express Gen 3, 22nm processor support, NVIDIA SLI, and the AMD CrossFireX logo.
Flipping the box over we can see a breakdown of the various technologies on the MSI Z77A-GD65 motherboard. Some of the technologies not included on the front of the packing include, Instant OC, Super Charger, Winki, and the THX TruStudio Pro.
Once we open up the retail packaging we can see that the included bundle is more chaos than organization. Keep in mind that this is an early sample and not necessarily the finished packaging.
Removing the bundle for the MSI Z77A-GD65 we can see that the motherboard is quite securely packaged within the packaging and protected from ESD with the traditional anti-static bag.
The bundle that comes with the MSI Z77A-GD65 has all the accessories that you need to set up your new system. Included with the MSI Z77A-GD65 are, Manuals, Driver Disc, quick installation guide, four SATA cables, NVIDIA SLI bridge, I/O shield, MSI M Connects, V-Check plugs,and a certificate of quality and stability.
Next Page - MSI Z77A-GD65 'Ivy Bridge' Motherboard Layout
Page 1 - MSI Z77A-GD65 'Ivy Bridge' Motherboard
Page 2 - MSI Z77A-GD65 'Ivy Bridge' Motherboard Retail Packaging
Page 3 - MSI Z77A-GD65 'Ivy Bridge' Motherboard Layout
Page 4 - MSI Z77A-GD65 'Ivy Bridge' Motherboard UEFI BIOS
Page 5 - The Legit Reviews Test System
Page 6 - SiSoftware Sandra 2012 sp2 Memory Bandwidth
Page 7 - 3DMark 11 DirectX 11 Benchmark
Page 8 - POV-Ray 3.7 RC4
Page 9 - Cinebench R11.5
Page 10 - wPrime
Page 11 - Batman: Arkham City
Page 12 - DiRT3
Page 13 - Intel Z77 SATA III 6Gbps Performance
Page 14 - Intel Z77 SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Performance
Page 15 - System Power Consumption
Page 16 - MSI Z77A-GD65 'Ivy Bridge' Motherboard Overclocking
Page 17 - MSI Z77A-GD65 'Ivy Bridge' Motherboard Overclocked Benchmark Results
Page 18 - Final Thoughts and Conclusion