The MSI X79A-GD65 isn`t all that new to us, as earlier in the month we did a full preview on it. Today, though, we get to dive a little deeper into the board and cover some of the stuff we couldn`t at the time, including the BIOS and the latest rendition of ClickBIOS II. There`s not a lot more to say about it all really. With our MSI X79A-GD65 in hand and our beloved new Intel i7 3960X, we can get into the performance of the new board fairly quickly. Before we do, though, we`ll just throw up all the pictures of the board from our original preview if you didn`t already look at that, or simply can`t be bothered now. We`ll also cover the few things we couldn`t at launch including the PCIe layout and of course, the BIOS."
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