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MSI Z68A-GD80 (Intel Z68) Motherboard Preview (Page 5)

Shawn Baker | May 7, 2011 at 5:21 am CDT - 1 min, 6 secs time to read this page
Manufacturer: MSI

Final Thoughts

MSI has put together what looks to be a really well rounded and strong featured board. Doing a once over shows we've got a lot on offer in terms of connectivity and expansion and you can see we've also got some really cool extra features that help make the board stand out.

If you're already the user of a higher end P67 board from MSI like the Big Bang-Marshall or P67A-GD80, you will probably more than likely not see yourself updating to the Z68 platform, because from a feature stand point, we continue to get that feeling that Intel's new chipset isn't a leap and bound increase. Instead, depending on price, you'll more than likely choose this board over the P67A-GD80.

In the end, though, it's all going to come down to performance, and we can't talk about that for a few more days. Make sure you keep an eye out, though, as May 11th rolls around and we start to look at the performance of these Z68 boards we've previewed and received.

Just looking from the outside, though, MSI has come a long way in the motherboard department when compared to the last time I used an MSI motherboard, which was probably the late 90s when the Intel 440BX chipset and Celeron A ruled supreme.

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Shawn takes care of all of our video card reviews. From 2009, Shawn is also taking care of our memory reviews, and from May 2011, Shawn also takes care of our CPU, chipset and motherboard reviews. As of December 2011, Shawn is based out of Taipei, Taiwan.

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