MSI P67A-GD80 (B3) Intel P67 Motherboard Review

System Overview & Testing Procedures
We will be running the P67A-GB80 through a full battery of benchmarks.  Once again here are the specifications of our entire testing system.

Processor: Intel Core i5-2500K
Motherboard: MSI P67A-GB80 (B3)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 6850
Memory: Patriot Viper Xtreme Division 2 DDR3-1866 8GB
Storage: Western Digital 1TB SATA 6GB/s hard drive
Optical: ASUS Blu-ray Drive
Power: OCZ ZX-Series 850W
Case: Cooler Master CM Storm Enforcer
Cooling: Thermaltake FRIO

We will be testing the Core i5-2500K at its stock speed of 3.3GHz and then again at the max overclock of 4.4GHz.  We have our benchmarks divided into 4 different categories.

CPU Testing
SiSoftware Sandra (download)
– Processor Arithmetic Benchmark
– Processor Multimedia Benchmark
AIDA64 Extreme Edition (download)
– CPU Queen
– CPU PhotoWorxx
– CPU ZLib
– CPU AES
– CPU Hash

System & Memory Testing
PCMark Vantage (download)
Super Pi (download)
SiSoftware Sandra (download)
– Memory Bandwidth Benchmark
– Memory Latency Benchmark
– Cache & Memory Benchmark
– Physical Disks Benchmark

Video Testing
3DMark 11 (download)
3DMark Vantage (download)
Heaven Demo 2.1 (download)
Stone Giant (download)

Gaming Testing
Alien vs. Predator
DiRT 2

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