MSI P67A-GD65 Sandy bridge mobo preview -
Right so we have to be a little careful as there's nothing we can say about the actual P67 chipset. What we can say is that R&D team did its best to bring you guys a very mature and feature rich motherboard alright.
Above the packaging, new design, inside it, a P67 motherboard. As you guys know the launch of Intel's Sandy Bridge (mainstream at first) processors is getting closer, and with it again comes a new CPU socket (LGA 1155), and thus new motherboard chipsets.
MSI is working on an entire range of these motherboards and for the model shown today is making sure that graphics cards solutions work as there are a total of two PCI Express x16 slots, three PCI Express x1 slots, and two PCI slots on the motherboard.
For those wondering if you like to go multi-GPU with two cards, this is possible at a 8:8 PCIe lane configuration, that is enough for modern high end graphics cards. Included in the bundle is:
- Driver CD
- User manual
- Quick installation guide
- SATA cables
- I/O shield
- 2-way SLI connector
- USB 3.0 bracket with two header
We'll talk about that a little more on the next pages of course. Bundling wise the motherboard comes with everything needed.
MSI, recently they as well submitted their P67 based motherboard for a preview, and once launched a review. Powered by Intel's P67 chipset, the motherboards come with two PCIe slots with NVIDIA SLI and AMD CrossFire support, featuring what MSI now calls a Military Class II design that makes use of a six phase power SFC choke setup.