MSI P67A-GD80 (B3) Intel P67 Motherboard Review

Specifications
CPU
• Supports Intel® Sandy Bridge processors in LGA1155 package.
Please refer to CPU Support for compatible CPU; the above description is for reference only.

Chipset
• Intel® P67 (B3) Chipset

Main Memory
• Supports four unbuffered DIMM of 1.5 Volt DDR3 1066/1333/1600*/2133*(OC) DRAM, 32GB Max
– Supports 1GB/ 2GB/ 4GB/ 8GB DRAM size
– Supports Dual channel mode

Slots
• 3 PCI Express gen2 x16 slots
– PCI_E2 supports up to PCIE x16 speed when PCI_E4 is empty, or PCI_E2 will support up to PCIE x8 speed when PCI_E4 is installed
– PCI_E4 supports up to PCIE x8 speed
– PCI_E5 supports up to PCIE x4 speed (due to the limitation of the chipset, when the PCI_E5 has been installed with a PCIE x4 device, 2 eSATA ports, 2 onboard front USB 3.0 connectors, 2 PCI slots and 1 USB 3.0 rear IO port (the top USB 3.0 port at the side of audio jacks) will become unavailable.)
• 2 PCIE x1 slots
– When both of the PCIE x1 (PCI_E1, PCI_E3) slots have been installed, only the PCI_E1 slot is available, using one PCIE x1 slot is recommended.• 3 PCI Express gen2 x1 slots
• 2 32-bit v2.3 master PCI bus slots.
– Support 3.3v/5v PCI bus interface.

On-Board SATA
• SATAII controller integrated in Intel® P67 (B3) chipset
– Up to 3Gb/s transfer speed.
– Supports four SATAII ports (SATA3~6) by P67 (B3) PCH

• SATAIII controller integrated in Intel® P67 (B3) chipset
– Up to 6Gb/s transfer speed.
– Supports two SATAIII ports (SATA1~2) by P67 (B3) PCH
– SATA1~6 ports support RAID 0/1/5/10 mode by Intel P67 (B3) PCH

• eSATAII controller integrated in Marvell® 88SE9128 chipset
– Supports two eSATA ports (back panel)
– Supports RAID 0/1 mode

USB 3.0
• 1 USB 3.0 internal connectors by NEC® D720200
• 1 USB 3.0 internal connectors by NEC® D720200 to VIA® VL810 hub
• 2 USB 3.0 rear I/O ports by NEC® D720200
• 4 USB 3.0 rear I/O ports by NEC® D720200 to VIA® VL810 hub

Audio
• Chipset integrated by Realtek® ALC892
– Flexible 8-channel audio with jack sensing
– Compliant with Azalia 1.0 Spec
– Meet Microsoft Vista Premium spec

LAN
• Supports two PCI Express LAN 10/100/1000 Fast Ethernet by Realtek 8111E.

IEEE1394 / FireWire
• VIA® VT6308P chipset
– Supports up to two 1394 ports. (Rear panel x1, pinheader x1)
– Transfer rate is up to 400Mbps.

Internal I/O Connectors
– ATX 24-Pin power connector
– 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
– 6-pin ATX 12V VGA connector
– CPU x 1 / System x 4 FAN connectors
– CD-in connector
– Front panel audio connector
– Front panel connector
– 1 x chasis intrusion connector
– 3 x USB 2.0 connectors
– 2 x USB 3.0 connectors
– 4 x Serial ATAII connectors
– 2 x Serial ATAIII connectors
– 1 x IEEE1394 connector
– 1 x Clear CMOS jumper
– 1 x SPDIF-out connector
– 1 x TPM module connector
– 1 x Voltage Check Point
– 1 x Power button
– 1 x Reset button

Back Panel I/O Ports
– 1 x PS/2 Mouse/Keyboard port
– 6 x USB 3.0 ports
– 1 x Clear CMOS button
– 1 x Coaxial SPDIF port
– 1 x Optical SPDIF port
– 1 x IEEE1394 port
– 2 x eSATA ports
– 2 x RJ45 LAN Jacks
– 4 x USB 2.0 ports
– 1 x 6 in 1 audio jack

BIOS
• The mainboard BIOS provides “Plug & Play” BIOS which detects the peripheral devices and expansion cards of the board automatically.
• The mainboard provides a Desktop Management Interface(DMI) function which records your mainboard specifications.

Dimension
• 30.5cm(L) x 24.4cm(W) ATX Form Factor
Mounting
• 9 mounting holes.

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