MSI leave plenty of space around the CPU socket for big and bulky
high performance heatsinks.
Look at all that
wonderful space for heatsinks around the CPU
MSI's P67A-GD65 motherboard has a power VRM design built around special solid state High-C
capacitors (pictured above). These Tantalum
capacitors take up much less room than the solid state aluminum variety and are
said to have greater life spans. The CPU VRM MOSFETs are
hidden behind two small heatpipe connected passive heatsinks which surround one side of the Intel
LGA1155 CPU socket.
There are two NCE D720200F1 USB 3.0 controllers on the MSI P67A-GD65
motherboard which supply the board with four USB 3.0 ports in totall. Two USB 3.0 ports
are located at the rear I/O and two are available via the supplied USB 3.0 bracket off
a motherboard header.
A USB 3.0 port offers bandwidth up to a whopping 4.8Gb/s, more
than enough for today's large mass storage devices.
USB 3.0 bracket.
Next up PCSTATS dives into Overclocking and hits the
benchmarks... but first, a quick look at the P67
chipset and BIOS settings.