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"Overclocking the MSI Z68A GD80 is in reality the same as overclocking the MSI P67A GD65. The same tools are used and in the end I came up with a slightly better overclock than I did on the P67A GD65 (by about 80MHz). To get to this level I worked exclusively in the Click BIOS and made adjustments to the CPU core voltage, memory voltage and for the most part, left the balance of the voltages on auto."
"Overclocking the MSI Z68A-GD80 can be done in 2 ways: through the traditional BIOS method or through the OC Genie II button on board. When using the OC Genie II button near the bottom of the board, you don’t need to touch anything else in the BIOS, MSI’s automated overclocking procedure will take care of all clock speeds and required voltage changes."
"It's been a long time since we've had a look at a board from MSI, but the release of a new chipset from Intel seems like the perfect time to look at one. Today we'll be looking at the MSI Z68A-GD80 which is one of the two Z68 boards MSI are currently listing on their website."
"So far, MSI has released only two motherboards based on the new Intel Z68 chipset, one for the mainstream market (Z68MA-ED55, Micro-ATX, USD 160), and one for the high-end market (Z68A-GD80, USD 240). Let's take a look at the MSI Z68A-GD80 (B3)."
"So, today a closer look at Z68 technology and of course we'll review a unit, the Z68 motherboard tested, reviewed and spanked comes from MSI. We'll test their Z68A-GD80 motherboard. A sincerely cool looking motherboard that is equipped with the latest gadgets, features and obviously that Z68 chipset. Have a peek at the motherboard, and then let's head onwards into the review."
"Add Lucid's Virtu software for intelligent switching between the integrated GPU and a video card and Intel's Smart Response Technology for using an SSD as an intelligent cache for your main hard disk, and the features and advantages of a Z68 motherboard become very attractive. Benchmark Reviews looks at MSI's Z68A-GD80 motherboard in this review."
"When it comes to Intel's Sandy Bridge motherboards, the MSI Z68A-GD80 just might have it all. The board boasts an impressive array of features designed to improve the overall value of the Z68A-GD80, but MSI has taken things one step further by increasing the warranty period to a whopping 5 years."
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