The Intel Express Z77 chipset launch is upon us. MSI is never late to the show. They also always come dressed in style. The Z77A-GD55 motherboard is one of the gems within that Z77 launch, aimed at the mainstream. The GD55 comes loaded with all of the goodies that you can expect with the quality that MSI offers. We get top of the line military class III components. This includes Hi-c CAPs, Super Ferrite Chokes, Solid CAPs, and DrMOS II.  MSI included their OC Genie II software for instant performance boost. We get PCI Express Gen 3 which offers 32GB/s transfer bandwidth. There is also MSI ClickBIOS II which pairs with the UEFI BIOS for system control under Windows.



The unboxing and overview of the MSI Z77A-GD55 Motherboard with Intel Core i7 2600K Benchmarks



Test System

  • Processor: Intel Core i7 2600K
  • Motherboard: MSI Z77A-GD55
  • Memory: 16GB Patriot Division 2 1600MHz Dual Channel
  • Video Card: AMD Radoen HD 6850
  • Hard Drive: Seagate 2TB SATA II 7200 RPM
  • Power Supply: Thermaltake 1200W
  • Media: ASUS Blu-Ray DVD
  • Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit



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