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MSI Z87-GD65 Gaming review

A mid-range motherboard with some high end features

By  from PCFormat Issue 283
Product Type
Desktop Motherboard
Chipset Manufacturer
Intel
Chipset Model
Z87 Express
Multi GPU Supported
CrossFireX, SLI, Virtu MVP
Onboard Video
CPU Dependent Video
Number of PCI Express x16 Slots
3
Memory Technology
DDR3 SDRAM
Processor Socket
Socket H3 LGA-1150
Brand Name
MSI
Form Factor
ATX
Processor Supported
Core i7, Core i5, Core i3, Pentium, Celeron, Xeon
Total Processor Supported
1
Maximum Memory
64 GB
64-bit Processing
Yes
Number of Memory Slots
4
Graphics Controller Manufacturer
Intel
Graphics Controller Memory
1.72 GB
Audio Channels
7.1
Gigabit Ethernet
Yes
Number of SATA Interfaces
8
RAID Supported
Yes
Number of Total Expansion Slots
7
HDMI
Yes
DVI
Yes
Number of Network (RJ-45) Ports
1
Network (RJ-45)
Yes
Total Number of USB Ports
6
Number of USB 3.0 Ports
4
PS/2 Port
Yes
Number of PS/2 Ports
1
Total Number of Onboard USB Ports
8
Number of Onboard USB 2.0 Ports
6
PCI Express Standard
PCI Express 3.0, PCI Express 2.0
Total Number of PCI Express Slots
7
Memory Form Factor
DIMM
Number of mSATA Interfaces
1
Width
304 mm
Depth
244 mm
Manufacturer
Micro-Star International Co., Ltd
Product Model
Z87-GD65 GAMING
Product Name
Z87-GD65 GAMING Desktop Motherboard
Controller Type
Serial ATA/600
Manufacturer Part Number
Z87-GD65 GAMING
Manufacturer Website Address
http://www.msicomputer.com
Marketing Information

Intel® Z87 Express Chipset

  • Supports 4th Gen Intel® Core™ / Pentium® / Celeron® processors for LGA 1150 socket
  • Supports DDR3-3000(OC) Memory
  • USB 3.0 + SATA 6Gb/s
  • Audio Boost: Reward Your Ears with True Quality
  • Killer Ethernet: Kill Your Lag
  • Military Class 4: Top Quality & Stability
  • OC Genie 4: Overclock in 1 Second
  • Click BIOS 4: Easily Fine-tune Your System
  • PCI Express Gen 3: World's 1st PCI Express Gen 3 Motherboard Brand
  • Multi-GPU: NVIDIA SLI & AMD CrossFire Support
  • Sound Blaster Cinema: Realistic Surround Sound Experience
  • Gaming Device Port: Optimized with Triple Gold-plating for High Polling Rate Gaming Devices
  • Total Fan Control: Optimize All Fan Speed As You Wish
  • Lucid Virtu MVP 2.0: Uncompromised Game Response Performance
  • Super Charger: Quickly Charge your iPad/iPhone/smartphones even under S0/S1/S3/S4/S5 mode

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