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MSI Reveals its Z87-GD65 Gaming Motherboard

MSI has been dripping plenty of teasers upon us regarding the majority of its upcoming motherboards based on the Z87 platform, but we had yet to see an official announcement. Now, MSI has officially unveiled its Z87-GD65 gaming motherboard. While the manufacturer didn't give us all the specific details that we would've been hoping for in the announcement, it did reveal a number of the motherboard's much-welcomed features.

For starters, the Z87-GD65 will feature Intel's 8-Series chipset and use a Killer E2205 NIC for networking. Supposedly, this should eliminate latency-induced errors by prioritizing gaming traffic. Other new features include the new Audio Boost technology and OC Genie 4. OC Genie 4 is an automatic overclocking tool which is supposed to make overclocking much easier and quicker.

According to the press release, the Z87-GD65 motherboard was the winner of the IC & Components category, achieving a gold award.

There was no word yet on price information or availability.

  • vmem
    Hmm, depending on how the reviews come out etc, I might actually get this over a ROG product. looks damn nice in a windowed case
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  • fatboytyler
    MSI hasn't let me down on my Z77 board, couldn't imagine this thing. But my, my.. What a beautiful board.
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  • nevilence
    Sexy, that is really the only work required to describe the looks of that board, that dragon is tobuscus style "hot hot hot hot hot"
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  • s3anister
    I like how the dragon looks like something out of GoT.
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  • DarkForce_256
    Game of Thrones: The Motherboard
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  • blakphoenix
    Really enjoying MSI's Z87 styling, the gaming and overclocking series look very slick with the black and dash of colour.
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  • Memnarchon
    This is supposed to be around $160 like previous GD65? Shut up and take my money!
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  • Am I the only one who preferred the black and blue styling of MSI compared to the new red?
    I saw that their 770 was also red and black, just like this board.
    I wanted a black and blue colour scheme in my next pc, but it looks like nobod
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  • shadowfamicom
    Really getting sick of black/red and the black/white/blue stuff I keep seeing on motherboards. You know nothing says "Buy Me" to me like an all black motherboard that works with whatever theme I want to use with it. Or at the very least a black motherboard with some colored parts that I can replace easily.
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  • WithoutWeakness
    10890405 said:
    Am I the only one who preferred the black and blue styling of MSI compared to the new red?
    I saw that their 770 was also red and black, just like this board.
    I wanted a black and blue colour scheme in my next pc, but it looks like nobod

    The Z87A-GD65 Gaming will be black and red. The Z87A-GD65 "standard" will likely be black/blue like their previous boards. They did the same thing for Z77. The "non-gaming" board was black/blue and the "Gaming" board was black/red. They were nearly identical except for color scheme and a few minor component changes (Killer NIC, "gaming" USB 2.0 ports). Realistically the gaming series is mostly just an aesthetic change when compared to the non-gaming lineup of MSI boards.
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