MSI Z77A-GD65 review

A solid Z77 debut with the old-school CPU silicon

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We'll have to wait a little longer to see just what the Z77 chipset and MSI Z77A-GD65 are capable of with the full might of Intel's new Ivy Bridge chips.

For now, we've taken a look at how they perform courtesy of the Intel Core i7 2600K, which is hardly a slouch.

Providing a baseline and a reminder of how the 2600K stacks up in a 6 Series motherboard is ECS H67H2-M.

It's early days for the Z77, but our intial tests reveal a pretty broad spread of performance at both stock and overclocked settings.

But one thing is for sure, the Z77 is an overclocking beast.

Memory bandwidth

MSI Z77A GD65 Benchmarks

CPU rendering performance

MSI Z77A GD65 Benchmarks

Video encoding performance

MSI Z77A GD65 Benchmarks

Gaming performance

MSI Z77A GD65 Benchmarks

Overclocking performance

MSI Z77A GD65 Benchmarks

MSI Z77A GD65 Benchmarks



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