Author: Bob Buskirk
- The BIOS
- System Overview & Testing Procedures
- Testing - CPU Testing
- Testing - System & Memory
- Testing - Video
- Testing - Gaming
- Final Thoughts
I’m sure you have been loaded with Intel Sandy Bridge news and reviews all this month. We posted our first Sandy Bridge review on the CyberPower Gamer Xtreme 4000 Intel P67 Sandy Bridge System, then the Intel Core i5-2500K LGA 1155 “Sandy Bridge” Processor, so check those our if you haven’t already. Today we are going to be taking a look at our first Sandy Bridge motherboard the P67A-GD55 from MSI. This is also our first MSI motherboard review so we are pretty excited. This motherboard is Sandy Bridge ready and features the P67 chipset, 2 SATA 6GB/s ports, 4 USB 3.0 ports, the OC Genie II feature, ClickBIOS and Military Class II high stability components. Let’s take a look…
The P67A-GD55 comes in a nice retail box. Taking up most of the front of the box is the Military Class II logo. MSI really puts a lot of emphasis on this and we will get into these components much later in the review. Also on the front you have logos for NVIDIA SLI and AMD (ATI) CrossFireX and the new Sandy Bridge Intel Core logo. On the back there is a good overview of each of the main features of the board.
Opening the box up everything is nicely packed inside. Getting it all our you have the P67A-GD55 motherboard, 4 SATA connectors (2 SATA 6GB/s, 2 SATA 3GB/s), SATA to molex power adapter, I/O shield, SLI bridge, a set of M-Connectors, 2 user’s guides, and a quick installation guide.