Clearance is good around the CPU
When it comes time to overclocking the Intel Sandy
Bridge processor, you'll be thankful you read this line and bought one of the
unlocked Intel K-series chips. An unlocked socket 1155 processor coupled with
MSI OC Genie II will enable automatic overclocking at the push of a button.
CMOS reset button is located on the rear I/O. Here are the power/reset buttons and the OC Genie II automatic
overclocking button. The board also features dual BIOS's in case
something goes wrong during a flash.
Just two USB 3.0 ports on the MSI P67A-GD65
motherboard's rear I/O. Good for now, but down the road you'll be thankful the
board ships with a bracket offering two more USB 3.0 ports.
While USB 2.0's 480Mb/s maximum bandwidth was enough for many years, USB 3.0
(above in blue) expands the bandwidth to a whopping 4.8Gb/s (4800Mb/s) which is
more appropriate for today's large mass storage devices. Much of this speed
improvement is due to USB 3.0 being a bi-directional bus, meaning it can
transfer information to a device and to a host computer simultaneously.
USB 3.0 via a JMicron
P67A-GD65 Motherboard for Intel 32nm Sandy Bridge
That concludes PCSTATS First Look at
the MSI P67A-GD65 Intel P67 motherboard. Stay tuned for the
full review in the coming days... if there's anything special you'd like PCSTATS to test out on the P67A-GD65 in particular, please send us your request.
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