Monday, January 18th 2010

MSI Intros P55-GD85 Motherboard with SATA 6 Gb/s and USB 3.0 Support

World renowned mainboard and graphic card manufacturer, Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. again presents its P55-GD85 mainboard, and is officially supporting the Intel latest 32nm process and LGA1156 packaged Core i3 / i5 / i7 series CPU. In addition, the mainboard is built-in with SATA 6Gb/s and SuperSpeed USB 3.0 protocols and each has 2X and 10X ultra-high data transmission bandwidths respectively than their predecessors. OC Genie, SuperPipe and DrMOS, the 3 excellent design inherited from Xtreme Speed P55 series mainboard, are incorporated providing P55-GD85 mainboard with best compatibility and can offer outstanding performance.

Support SATA 6Gb/s and USB 3.0, distribute bandwidth effectively with built-in PLX chip
MSI P55-GD85 Mainboard is specially built in with Marvell and NEC chips to provide SATA 6Gb/s and SuperSpeed USB 3.0 support, which gives ultra-high transmission bandwidth as high as 6Gb/s and 5G/bs and free it from the bottleneck of performance. Also, PLX PCI-E bridge chip is introduced specifically to multiply the PCI-E bandwidth as well as most effective distribution when using the functions of SATA 6Gb/s and USB 3.0 functions. Only in such a design can it exercise the complete efficacy of SATA 6Gb/s and USB 3.0. This design is totally different from the new P55 products of a well-known brand, who removed the built-in PLX chip and sacrifices PCI-E graphic cards’ performance to provide such two functions. Comparing to the manipulation of finesse, the insistence in design of MSI is clearly seen.

OC Genie 1 second automatic overclocking, upgrade overall performance without any setting
Other than SATA 6Gb/s and USB 3.0 support, MSI P55-GD85 mainboard is equipped with the industry-leading OC Genie automatic overclocking technology – just press the OC Genie button on the mainboard and wait about 1 second, the overclocking is achieved and settings of CPU, memory and chipset are optimized. This allows large scale lifting of overall performance. Whether users want to watch a high bit-rate HD movie or go online for some head-to-head gaming, both can be enjoyed with image performance that is smoother and lag-free!

DrMOS provides ultra-high power efficiency & SuperPipe heat dissipater
MSI P45 Series mainboards & higher are equipped with DrMOS power supply modules. Its 3-in-1 chipset design provides four times the response time of traditional power supply design, and with a power utilization efficiency of over 90%. Not only that, but MSI has incorporated its high-end SuperPipe design to conform with the market's thickest, full copper 8mm main heat conduit, which has a 60% larger diameter than standard heat conduits. This provides the critical components of the mainboard with the most effective thermal design.

Through the features as listed above, MSI P55-GD85 Mainboard is, on the basis of MSI Xtreme Speed design concept, then to extend the 3 major MSI exclusive OC Genie, SuperPipe and DrMOS technology with the high stability MSI maintains. The introduction of latest Intel 32nm LGA 1156 Core i3 / i5 / i7 series CPU support, and SATA 6Gb/s / USB 3.0, demonstrated the insistence of MSI in incessant innovation and in providing users with remarkable performance experience and peripheral compatibility. All these features and characteristics make MSI P55-GD85 mainboard a premium choice of latest full-functional P55 products.
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9 Comments on MSI Intros P55-GD85 Motherboard with SATA 6 Gb/s and USB 3.0 Support

#1
btarunr
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wtg design team :rolleyes:
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#2
assaulter_99
I like it's look, it seems "badass"! Any word on pricing?
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#3

Yes, more black motherboards! Makes a nice change from red accents too. Thumbs up from me, nice features too.
#4
PP Mguire
I like the slot placement honestly. The stupid 1x slot is NOT being coverd by a dual slot cooler and is NOT being crowded by a cooler that shouldnt be there. It even leaves room for that pci card you know you should replace but just cant find the reasoning to get rid of a perfectly good working card :laugh:
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#5
TheLostSwede
Except I bet it's the black slot that works and the blue that doesn't (talking about the x1's here) when you use SATA 6Gbps and USB 3.0 at the same time...
And hey, my X-Fi Elite Pro is still a great sound card, so why bother upgrading?
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btarunr
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by: TheLostSwede
Except I bet it's the black slot that works and the blue that doesn't (talking about the x1's here) when you use SATA 6Gbps and USB 3.0 at the same time...
And hey, my X-Fi Elite Pro is still a great sound card, so why bother upgrading?
The PLX PEX8613 is a 3-port switch. So it should be able to handle the USB 3.0, SATA 6 Gb/s controllers and the device on that blue slot simultaneously.
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#8
werez
really sexy :)
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#9
steelkane
I really hope boards like this start taking asus down a few notches, or get them making good boards again.
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