MSI P67A-GD65 Sandy bridge mobo preview
Posted by Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 12/22/2010 02:00 PM [ 0 comment(s) ]
As you guys know a new socket is required for the upcoming Sandy Bridge processors, no new cooler mount as LGA 1156 coolers will fit fine.
If we zoom in a little we can spot lots of room around socket LGA 1155, also we spot quality capacitors and solid core chokes. This is the DrMOS design, which is found under the heatsinkbundled with 3 important elements into Military Class II including SFC, Hi-c CAP and Solid Cap.
The ATX motherboard power connector is position properly, with above it the four DDR3 DIMM slots. The motherboard can take up-to 16GB of memory clocked at 1333 MHz. Overclocked BIOS options allow for settings at 1600/1866 and even 2133 MHz as well.
Zoomed in to the right we spot so-called V-Check Point, where you can check CPU , VTT, PCH and DRAM voltages with a Digital Multi Meter against what you configure in the BIOS.
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.