MSI unleashes the P67A-GD80 (B3) Mainboard

February 22, 2011 | 09:20

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12 Power Phase DrMOS and 3 PCI-E 2.0 x16 for Ultimate Performance

Mainboard and graphics card manufacturer MSI has released the latest board with the Intel’s Sandy Bridge processors: the P67A-GD80 (B3). This mainboard is equipped with MSI’s various P67’s exclusive specifications and technologies: The Military Class II Components which symbolizes high quality and stability, a built in 12 phase DrMOS power supply, 3 sets of PCI-E 2.0 x16 expansion slots which provides a more stable power supply for overclocking and supports up to three-way multi-GPU computing. Furthermore the P67A-GD80 (B3) is delivered with the comprehensive OC Genie II one-touch overclocking system, the UEFI-based ClickBIOS technology, and the Super Charger function that provides an optimal charging time for mobile devices.
Military Class II Components – A Standard for Higher Quality

Continuing MSI’s tradition for the P67/H67 series design, the all new P67A-GD80 (B3) is built with Military Class II components. Thanks to the benefits of Hi-c CAP, Super Ferrite Choke (SFC) and Solid CAP, the overall product lifespan has reached to extreme high level.
12 DrMOS Power Phase - a Higher Level of Overclocking Stability

In order to satisfy over-clockers need for extreme power supply, the P67A-GD80 (B3) uses a specially designed 12 phase power design. Combined with MSI’s leading DrMOS advanced 3-in-1 PWM, it allows outstanding performances on both power supply quality and efficiency. This will make sure the system stability is effectively increased for extreme overclocking.
Three sets of PCI-E 2.0 x16 – Higher 3D Performance

In order to make it easy for enthusiasts to increase their 3D display performance, the all new P67A-GD80 (B3) has three sets of PCI-E 2.0 x16 expansion slots built in. The MSI P67A-GD80 (B3) can support up to a maximum of two-way SLI or three-way CrossFireX multi-GPU Computing. The optimized slot interval design avoids problems with dual slot graphics cards and provides a better airflow.
OC Genie II - Complete System Overhaul with the Touch of a Button

The widely popular OC Genie II overclocking technology for the P67/H67 series is also equipped on the P67A-GD80 (B3). By using the hardware buttons on the motherboard or changing settings in the ClickBIOS interface, enthusiasts can achieve system optimization in the blink of an eye. There is no need for complex computer knowledge or performing any critical settings. Users can just activate the OC Genie II function to unleash all of the system’s potential performances in a second.
Combined Software and Hardware Specifications for a Complete Experience

The all new P67A-GD80 (B3) continues MSI’s tradition of implementing rich functions and features for the P67 series. MSI P67A-GD80 (B3) is equipped with exclusive functions such Control Center II’s Instant OC which does not require restarting the system after overclocking in the operating system, Super Charger technology which provides 3 times charging power through front panel USB ports and Hollywood-class THX TruStudio Pro for optimal sound experience. Furthermore, it also supports 10 sets of USB3.0 and 4 sets of SATA 6Gbps connection ports, making it a top choice in terms of either expandability or convenience. This is a board that enthusiasts can’t afford to miss when purchasing the P67 series products.
Technical specifications
Model P67A-GD80 (B3)
Processor Intel 2nd generation Core i7/ i5/ i3 & Pentium/Celeron processor in a LGA 1155 socket
Chipset 3 x PCI Express 2.0 x16 slots
Memory 4 DIMMs support for DDR3-2133(OC)/1866(OC)/1600(OC)/1333/1066MHz up to 32GB max
Audio 8-channel (7.1) HD Audio subsystem with S/PDIF out
THX TruStudio Pro
LAN 10/100/1000 Mb/s LAN subsystem
Peripheral interfaces 4 x SATA 3Gb/s ports from P67 with RAID support
2 x SATA 6Gb/s ports from P67 with RAID support
2 x eSATA ports from Marvell® 88SE9128
2 x IEEE 1394 ports
10 x USB 3.0 ports(6 external / 4 internal)
10 x USB 2.0 ports (4 external / 6 internal)
2 x PCI-E x1 ports
2 x PCI ports
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