MSI X79A-GD45 PLUS Motherboard
Posted by Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 02/23/2013 12:41 PM | 0 comment(s) ]
MSI is launching the X79A-GD45 PLUS motherboard, which seems to be a more cost effective X79 motherboard sitting in the 200 USD price range. Armed with a 9-phase DrMOS VRM the hardware should definitely deliver though. Not four yet eight DDR3 DIMM slots have been integrated that will support DDR3-2400 MHz memory with in total a nice 128GB of it. Slot connectivity wise you will get three PCI-Express 3.0 x16 slots (the grey ones). Then there will be two PCI-Express x16 slots (black) which actually are 2.0 x4 slots that connect to the X79 PCH.
Intel X79 Chipset Based
- Military Class III: Top Quality & Stability
- PCI Express Gen 3: World's 1st PCI Express Gen 3 Mainboard Brand
- Click BIOS II: World's 1st Unified UEFI & Software Graphical Interface
- OC Genie II: Overclock in 1 Second
- Supports USB 3.0 & SATA 6Gb/s
In terms of HDD/SDD storage you will get two SATA 6 Gb/s and three SATA 3 Gb/s ports. A total of four USB 3.0 portscan be spotted as well as 8-channel HD audio with optical and coaxial SPDIF outputs. Obviously there the rest being a bit more standard, gigabit Ethernet, PS/2 mouse/keyboard. Have a peek at some photo's.
|CPU (Max Support)||i7|
|FSB/BCLK/Hyper Transport Bus||100MHz|
|DDR3 Memory||DDR3 1066/1333/1600/1800*/2133*/2400*(*OC)|
|Max Memory (GB)||128|
|PCI-E Gen||Gen3 (16, 16, 8), Gen2 (1, 1)|
|USB 3.0 ports (Rear)||2|
|USB 2.0 ports (Rear)||6|
|Audio ports (Rear)||6+Coaxial / Optical SPDIF|
MSI X79A-GD45 (8D) - 12/15/2011 05:42 PM
MSI unveiled their eight DIMM version of its X79A-GD45 motherboard released last month. The updated motherboard is called X79A-GD45 (8D)
Core i7 3960X processor & MSI X79A-GD65 review - 11/14/2011 11:40 AM
Today an article covering the Intel Core i7-3960X (Sandy Bridge-E) processor and X79 based motherboards. An update to the true high-end six-core processor series aimed at consumers. we test with a fin...