MSI X79A-GD65 (8D) review

Four slots bad, eight slots good?

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Intel's X79 platform plays host to the fastest CPUs currently available. So the MSI X79A-GD65 8D kicks out some monster benchmarks numbers when you drop in that Core i7 3960X processor.

What it doesn't do, however, is put significant distance between itself and cheaper X79 motherboards in stock clocked benchmarks.

If you want a reason to spend more, therefore, it'll be features like MSI's OC Genie overclocking tool that will have to win you over.

CPU rendering performance

MSI X79A GD65 8D Benchmarks

Video encoding performance

MSI X79A GD65 8D Benchmarks

Real-world productivity performance

MSI X79A GD65 8D Benchmarks

MSI X79A GD65 8D Benchmarks

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Technology and cars. Increasingly the twain shall meet. Which is handy, because Jeremy (Twitter) is addicted to both. Long-time tech journalist, former editor of iCar magazine and incumbent car guru for T3 magazine, Jeremy reckons in-car technology is about to go thermonuclear. No, not exploding cars. That would be silly. And dangerous. But rather an explosive period of unprecedented innovation. Enjoy the ride.

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