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MSI Revs up P55 Lineup with SATA 6 Gbps / USB 3.0 Motherboard

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MSI decided to rev up its high-end socket LGA-1156 motherboard lineup with the new P55-GD85. A part of this board's design seems to have been inspired from the ASUS P7P55D Premium, in which a PLX PEX8608 PCI-Express bridge chip has been used over the PCI-Express 1.1 x4 link from the P55 PCH to give out PCI-Express 2.0 x1 connections, which then drive the NEC D720200F1 USB 3.0 and Marvell 88SE9123 SATA 6 Gbps controllers on their optimal interface speeds of PCI-E 2.0 x1.

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I am really really really starting to dig MSIs new boards. I just wish everyone followed Asus' Q Shield plate.
 

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MSI boards always look good on paper, but in my experience they rarely live up to expectations. This is particularly true with overclocking. I also hate their bios layout.
 
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MSI boards always look just cheaply made idk why they just do. even their "high end" boards
 
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MSI boards always look just cheaply made idk why they just do. even their "high end" boards
Exactly what I think.

...and the existence of GIGABYTE makes me spend no money on Asus or MSI...

Edit: The font on the mobo is not good. I mean comparing the Gigabytes font for indicating technology, MSI's looks like from 1800's. (and yes I know this sound stupid but it was MSI who has changed his old logo :) )

http://www.techpowerup.com/img/09-12-11/23a.jpg

e.g. Optimized Dual Channels DDR3 font...which is italic....

and they should change the pcb color ;)
 
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i like the reliability of their boards but they do clock like trash
 
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Been testing an ASUS with SATA/USB3 for a week already, catch up MSI!