Meet MSI's new X79 series

Subject: Motherboards | November 7, 2011 - 11:35 AM |
Tagged: X79MA-GD4, X79A-GD65 8D, X79A-GD65, X79A-GD45, x79, msi

MSI sent us a little tease showing off their upcoming X79 motherboards, with 3 ATX models and an mATX as well.  You can see the MSI X79A-GD65 8D, the MSI X79A-GD65, MSI X79A-GD45 and the X79MA-GD4 pictured below.  The most obvious difference between the first two models is the number of DIMM slots, with the 8D sporting a total of 8 slots compared to 4 in the second model, though both do support Quad Channel DDR3.  The second two have less PCIe slots than the higher end boards, with the X79MA board being the mATX member.

All three full sized boards support OC Genie, and all support THX audio, bear both SLI and CrossFire logos and MSI's Military Class components.  The two GD65 models both have V-Points for checking voltages across the board, though only the 8D model has LCD readouts for post codes.  Click on the pictures below for much larger versions.

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and a late addition from MSI

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Source: MSI
November 7, 2011 | 11:52 AM - Posted by Sharpe (not verified)

Will it suck like the MSI's buggy X58 Big Bang mother boards?

November 7, 2011 | 12:47 PM - Posted by ECHO1 (not verified)

I had a Big Bang XPOWER and it was great, i got a core i7 930 to 4.1ghz stable during idle and load

even with crysis warhead

was using a prolimatech mega shadow at the time with gelid nano-flux fans

November 7, 2011 | 01:42 PM - Posted by Sharpe (not verified)

That's nice. Did you try to use it with SLI and putting 12GB of RAM in it.

November 7, 2011 | 04:43 PM - Posted by James (not verified)

oh come on, Gigabyte puts a silly magazine on their gamer board and then they put a glock on their upcoming board. With the community outrage at the tackiness of the southbridge cooler WHY would MSI go and do this? I would have been cool with just golden cylinders but cartridges are a bit ridiculous.

November 8, 2011 | 12:43 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

the bullets ruined the nice black look of the whole thing

November 8, 2011 | 06:20 AM - Posted by Mark (not verified)

100% agree that the bullets take away from the board itself....

Hey Jeremy dosent this remind u of a TF2 hat?

November 8, 2011 | 08:15 AM - Posted by Jeremy Hellstrom

One hopes that next year the whole military theme will go away, but it probably won't.

Might be a hat, I stopped playing TF2 once the hats started showing up everywhere, now I hear there are ray guns.

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