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Home » Motherboard
MSI X79A-GD65 (8D) Motherboard
Author: Gabriel Torres
Type: First Look Last Updated: December 5, 2011
Page: 1 of 9
Introduction

MSI has released four motherboard models for the new socket LGA2011 platform, the X79A-GD45, the X79MA-GD45, the X79A-GD65, and the X79A-GD65 (8D), targeted to the most high-end processor Intel offers for desktops today, the Core i7 “Sandy Bridge-E” models. Let’s take a look at the X79A-GD65 (8D), which comes with five PCI Express x16 slots.

To better understand the MSI socket LGA2011 motherboard line-up, we compiled the table below.

 

X79A-GD45

X79MA-GD45

X79A-GD65

X79A-GD65 (8D)

Form Factor

ATX

microATX

ATX

ATX

Memory Sockets

4

4

4

8

PCI Express x16

3 (x16/x16/x8)

2 (x16/x16)

5 (x16/x16/x8/x1/x1)

5 (x16/x16/x8/x1/x1)

PCI Express x1

4

2

1

1

Standard PCI

0

0

0

0

SATA-300

4

4

4

4

SATA-600

2

2

4

4

eSATA-600

0

0

0

0

USB 2.0

10

10

12

12

USB 3.0

4

4

4

4

FireWire

2

0

2

2

Price

USD 270

USD 230

NA

USD 300

In Figure 1, you see the MSI X79A-GD65 (8D) motherboard.

MSI X79A-GD65 (8D) motherboard
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Figure 1: MSI X79A-GD65 (8D) motherboard

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