MSI Z68MA-ED55 (B3)
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MSI Z68MA-ED55 (B3) Review

• Military Class II components: Top quality & stability
• OC Genie II: Auto OC to boost performance in 1 sec
• ClickBIOS: Easy-to-use UEFI BIOS interface
• Super Charger: fast charge iPad/iPhone/smartphone
• THX TruStudio PRO: deliver the fullest audio experience
• Support USB 3.0 & SATA 6Gb/s


Step in the $159.99 US MSI Z68MA-ED5, a board that offers the good looks we saw on its bigger brother, the Z68A-GD80, but in a smaller form factor. So we find ourselves wondering; if we spend a bit more money, can we get a board that aims at performance a bit more than price like the ASRock option did?


Well, that's what we intend to find out today. Before we cover overclocking and performance of the board, though, let's first get stuck into the package to see what MSI is offering. Once that's done we'll start to look around this small mATX board and see just what kind of features are on offer, we'll take a quick dive into the BIOS to see what's going on there and then we'll overclock this sucker and see just what kind of performance we're able to squeeze out of this board.


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MSI Z68MA-ED55 (B3) Technical Specifications
CPU Make
Chipset
Form Factor
Total RAM
Total USB
Motherboard Details
Intel
Z68
Mini-ATX
LGA 1155/Socket H2
32GB
10 USB slots
GPU Interface
GPU Onboard
SLI
Crossfire
Expansion Slots
Motherboard Graphics
PCIe v2.x
1 Nvidia GPU
1 AMD/ATI GPU
2 x PCIe 2.0 x1
2 x PCIe 2.0 x16
Memory Type
Memory Type(ECC)
Memory Channel
Memory Capacity
Memory Total
Memory Slots
Memory Speed
Motherboard Memory
4xDDR3
Non-ECC
Dual
32GB DDR3
32GB
4xDIMM
DDR3 1066Mhz, DDR3 1333Mhz, DDR3 1600Mhz, DDR3 1866Mhz, DDR3 2133Mhz,
SATA 1
SATA 2
SATA 3
SATA Speed
External SATA
HDD RAID
Motherboard SATA
4 x SATA 2
2 x SATA 3
6Gb/s
Internal USB
Internal I/O
Internal I/O Connectors
4 x USB 2.0
1 x 24 pin power connector
1 x 4 pin power connector
1 x S/PDIF connector
TPM Chip
Back Panel USB
Back Panel I/O
Back Panel Connectors
4 x USB 2.0
2 x USB 3.0
DVI connector
Line In connector
Line Out Connector
Mic In connector
7.1 Surround Sound
Audio Input Output
PS/2 keyboard connector
PS/2 mouse connector
1 x Firewire connections
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