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MSI Z77A-GD65 Review: Military Class for Ivy Bridge

Test setup

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K @ 4.8GHz 1.28V (linpack stable)

ASUS P8Z77-V Deluxe


Intel DZ77GA-70K

Memory: G.Skills RipJawsZ 2133MHz DDR3 16GB Kit
Power Supply: Cooler Master Silent M Power 1000W

OCZ Vertex 3 Max IOPS Edition 240GB (SATA)

Kingston V100+ 96GB (USB)

Graphics Cards / Drivers:

8.970 beta drivers:

2 x AMD Radeon 7970 3GB

Operating System: Windows 7 SP1 with latest patches


We ran all our benchmarks with the CPU overclocked at 4.8GHz because benchmarks complete faster and no rational person buys an unlocked processor to run it at stock. All latency inducing power saving options were turned off and the latest drivers for every component was used. 



The differences between Z77 boards you see in the performance figures below are down to the optimization of the electrical traces on the PCB, quality of components used and BIOS firmware.


CPU/Memory Tests









Lennard Seah
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