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MSI P67A-G43 (B3) Intel P67 Motherboard Review

Written by: Rashed Talukder
Date: May 11th, 2011
Rating: 8.0 out of 10
Page: 1

The P67A-G43 is a budget motherboard offering from MSi with no shortage of quality components and features you’d expect to pay much more for from competitors. The MSi board comes with components that are regarded as “Military Class” and aim to offer a high standard of stability – which should prove to make it a very overclockable board. Packed with Japanese solid capacitors, SFC’s, and its B3 stepping, this motherboard should provide a cool but stable overclocked system. Or if you are looking to save power in this energy-hungry world, the G43 also provides a Green Power setting.

The board itself comes with the following features:

• 2 x USB 3.0 ports (external)
• 12 x USB 2.0 ports (4x internal, 8x external)
• 2 x SATA 6Gb/s ports w/ RAID
• 4 x SATA 3Gb/s ports w/ RAID
• SPDIF Digital Audio Out & 8ch. Analog Audio Out w/ THX TruStudio Pro
• 2 x PCI-e x16 slots
• 4 x DIMM DDR3 Slots (Up to 2133MHz and 32GB Max)
• 3 x PCI-e x1 slots
• 2 x PCI slots
• ATI Crossfire Capable & 8x8x nVidia SLi Support (though it doesn’t say so on their website)

The MSi P67A-G43 (B3) supports the i3/i5/i7 series of processors with the LGA 1155 socket type. In my test case, I will be using a i7 2600K Sandy Bridge Processor and a total of 16GB of G.Skill Ripjaws F3-12800CL9D RAM. Since this is more of a high-end processor, the P67 is the perfect match, as it maximizes overclock ability by not utilizing the embedded GPU inside the CPU and not limiting the overclock potential.

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