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MSI P55-GD65 ATX LGA1156 P55 DDR3 CrossFire SLI 2PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 PCI-E4 2PCI eSATA GBLAN Motherboard

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   Shipping Weight:   4 lbs
   Part #: P55-GD65

Features    [ Edit | History ]

The P55-GD65 Desktop Board is based on Intel P55 chipsets for optimal system efficiency. Designed to fit the advanced Intel Lynnfield LGA1156 processor, the P55-GD65 Desktop Board deliver a high performance and professional desktop platform solution.

Quick Specs:
Maximum Memory 16 GB
Limited Warranty 3 Year
Form Factor ATX
Processor Supported Core i7 Core i5
RAID Levels 0 1 5 1+0 JBOD
Total Processor Supported 1
Controller Type Serial ATA/300 Ultra ATA/133 (ATA-7)
Processor Socket Socket 1156
Memory Technology DDR3 SDRAM
Processor Technology Enhanced SpeedStep Technology
Memory Standard DDR3-2000/PC3-16000 DDR3-1600/PC3-12800 DDR3-1333/PC3-10600 DDR3-1066/PC3-8500
Width 9.6"
Depth 12"
Green Compliant Yes
Green Compliance Certificate/Authority WEEE
64-bit Processing Yes
Chipset Manufacturer Intel
Chipset Model P55 Express
Number of Memory Slots 4
Number of PCI Slots 2
Multi GPU Supported CrossFire SLI
Audio Channels 7.1
Gigabit Ethernet Yes
Number of IDE Interfaces 1
Number of SATA Interfaces 8
Number of PCI Express x1 Slots 2
QuickPath Interconnect 6.40 GT/s
RAID Supported Yes
Number of Total Expansion Slots 7
Number of PCI Express x4 Slots 1
Number of PCI Express x16 Slots 2
Network (RJ-45) Yes
Total Number of USB Ports 7
Total Number of FireWire/i.LINK Ports 1
PS/2 Port Yes
Number of PS/2 Ports 2
Total Number of Onboard USB Ports 3
Total Number of Onboard FireWire/i.LINK Ports 1
Onboard S/PDIF Header Yes
Total Number of PCI Express Slots 5

Specifications    [ Edit | History ]
     Audio Channels: 7.1
     Sound Controller Manufacturer: Realtek
     Sound Controller Model: ALC889
General Information  
     Brand Name: MSI
     Manufacturer: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd
     Manufacturer Part Number: P55-GD65
     Manufacturer Website Address:
     Product Model: P55-GD65
     Product Name: P55-GD65 Desktop Motherboard
     Product Type: Desktop Motherboard
I/O Controller  
     Controller Type: Serial ATA/300
Ultra ATA/133 (ATA-7)
     RAID Levels: 0
     RAID Supported: Yes
I/O Expansions  
     Number of PCI Express x1 Slots: 2
     Number of PCI Express x16 Slots: 2
     Number of PCI Express x4 Slots: 1
     Number of PCI Slots: 2
     Number of Total Expansion Slots: 7
     Total Number of PCI Express Slots: 5
     Audio Line In: Yes
     Audio Line Out: Yes
     Microphone Port: Yes
     Network (RJ-45): Yes
     Number of FireWire/i.LINK 400 Ports: 1
     Number of PS/2 Ports: 2
     Number of S/PDIF Out Ports: 2
     Number of USB 2.0 Ports: 7
     PS/2 Port: Yes
     S/PDIF: Yes
     Total Number of FireWire/i.LINK Ports: 1
     Total Number of USB Ports: 7
     Maximum Memory: 16 GB
     Memory Standard: DDR3-2000/PC3-16000
     Memory Technology: DDR3 SDRAM
     Number of Memory Slots: 4
     Additional Information:
  • 2133MHz DDR3 memory supported via overclocking


  • 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

     Green Compliance Certificate/Authority: WEEE
     Green Compliant: Yes
Network & Communication  
     Gigabit Ethernet: Yes
Onboard Interfaces  
     Number of IDE Interfaces: 1
     Number of SATA Interfaces: 8
     Onboard Audio Header: Yes
     Onboard LEDs Header: Yes
     Onboard S/PDIF Header: Yes
     Total Number of Onboard FireWire/i.LINK Ports: 1
     Total Number of Onboard USB Ports: 3
Physical Characteristics  
     Depth: 12" (305 mm)
     Form Factor: ATX
     Width: 9.6" (244 mm)
Processor & Chipset  
     64-bit Processing: Yes
     Chipset Manufacturer: Intel
     Chipset Model: P55 Express
     Multi GPU Supported: CrossFire
     Processor Socket: Socket 1156
     Processor Supported: Core i7
Core i5
     Processor Technology: Enhanced SpeedStep Technology
     QuickPath Interconnect: 6.40 GT/s
     Total Processor Supported: 1
     Limited Warranty: 3 Year

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Experience: 3 Weeks
 Verified Owner
price is great for a mid range 1156 board
not as solid as asus
I have to admit the price and build for this mb are fine. I prefer Asus boards because i've had such good experiences with them in the past. I think the hardware is not as good quality. I have another setup but it's with an i7 920 and the features are better. Of course this is because it's a 1366 board and not your mid range 1156 board. I think its a great value and would like to have been able to compare it to an Asus p55 board. Good reviews from other sites made me choose this board...besides the really low price.

Eh Devildog
Experience: 20 Days
 Verified Owner
Looks good; crossfire;cheap for the bang
RMAed first board
First boared started failing after a few hours of use...
This board supports crossfire which is a bonus since I'm planning on getting another 5770 again.
Board's huge. On the good side, I love it!

Make sure you seat your RAM in the correct slots.

Experience: 10 Days
 Verified Owner
VERY good! Every things good amd useful. aspecially colours.
Very picky about rams
this board colour is really good. I like the black and blue colour. this has automatic oc button (this is why i bought this board.) also, it has support for crossfire and sli. This is the second reason why i brought this board. this board had a medium level of accesories. i have this boar with i5 and works really well! I highly recommend it!

Experience: 2 Days
 Verified Owner
good value and good looking
the compatibility for memory may not good
Bought with I5-750 bundle with good price, changed two sets of Corsair DDR3 to make it boot up. So far so good.

Experience: 2 Months
It does what it's supposed to
Currently best "bang for buck" P55 board
Good (not great) board for overclocking
A few unneeded gimicky additions
A nice board with too many gimicks. Have a i5-750 3.95Ghz P95 stable 4+ hours. Can go to 4.1, but volts get too high for my liking. What with MSI and Intel trying to do the overclock for you, neither hits the mark. Turn off all the BIOS gimicks, such as APS, turbo boost, etc. Set voltages manually (board will rise/lower voltages if on auto, not always stable) Vcore no higher then 1.55, Vtt no higher then 1.21 memory no higher then 1.65. Leave Vdroop on (prevents over volting when CPU come off a full load)
Then test, and test again. the only way to OC. :)

This review was modfied by poster l 12-03-09 04:28 PM

This review was modfied by poster @ 12-03-09 04:09 PM

Experience: 2 Days
pretty much everything
amazing product, had my doubts when i first purchased it, but i was wrong, havent had any issues, would 100% buy it again, i recommend it to all my friends

Experience: 3 Days
 Verified Owner
Good value if we consider the Sli/Crossfire compatibility.
Overclocking function does not work properly. Part of the software package seems to be incompatible with Windows 7.
I bought this card mostly for it's simplified overclocking feature (OC Genie). With the i5 750, a Noctua fan and a good memory, it should have been to good combo for overclocking.

It simply does not work properly on my computer. Lots of apps crash when this option is turned on. A pity when it's said "OC Genie" finds the proper parameters for a safe overclocking.

On the software side, even with "OC genie function turned on", the MSi setup software asks to turn "OC Genie" on. Weird.

And MSi Control Center, when launched, produces a continuous sound (sounds like an alarm) but with no visual explanation at all about any issue encountered.

Not to mention the crashes of the PC before Windows launches (frequent reboots when trying to access the bios).

I would definitely not recommend this motherboard.

Red Hot Chili Tomatoes
Experience: 7 Days
 Verified Owner
Nice color combination.
Sturdy/Premium board.
I'm very happy with this board. It comes with a lot of cool features and the color scheme matches the 'theme' of my case and entire build; blue and black.

Experience: 3 Weeks
 Verified Owner
Price, Features, Looks
No Triple Channel Support
This is a great board. I bought it as part of a build for a friend... put an i750 and 4GB of GSkill Ripjaw for an awesome combo. You can't touch this board for the price... and with both Crossfire and SLI support, it's a winner. If it had Triple Channel support it would have garnered 5 stars. Highly recommended!

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Comment: The MSI P55-GD65 motherboard is a great affordable motherboard that overclocks extremely well (literally it only took me 10 minutes), and has features that only high end motherboards get.
Posted by: Will_H @01/03/10
Comment: The MSI P55-GD65 has a few distinctions over the P55-CD53 motherboard which I reviewed on launch day. First is the ability to do Voltage Checkpoints, which the other board cannot do. Second is the higher Overclock ability (slightly) of the board.
Posted by: Will_H @01/03/10
Comment: The price point on the P55-GD65 puts it squarely in the mid range for a socket 1156 motherboard. This board comes in a full 50 bucks cheaper than the Intel Kingsberg board, while there is a 90 dollar saving over the ASUS Maximus III Formula, so you have to wonder if the features and performance are
Posted by: Will_H @01/03/10
Comment: MSI’s latest Intel P55 based board looks to be cut from the same mold as its big brother P55-GC80 motherboard. The GD65 is mean, lean, and ready to rumble. While it does not pack in all the features of the GD80, the GD65 does not act like a $155 motherboard.
Posted by: Kelvin_T @12/25/09
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