Msi Z77a-gd55 reviews

15 customer reviews

+ This motherboard has no outstanding positive points. - It scores poorly on performance.

£113 at 1 retailer out of 420 retailers checked

8.4 out of 10 based on 15 reviews.
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Thomas, Wisbech

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Dual channel memory, great and easy to use controls for overclocking, two PCIx16 express memory ports for expansion
Bad points:
Relatively heavy
Overall rating 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 24 Jun 2012

Lee, Southport Computer Engineer / Gamer

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Installed no problem into my case - no flexing.
Only using one GPU at the moment but will support SLI/Crossfire which is great for future-proofing at this price imo.
Cool blue "activity" LEDs at the top of the board which match my 7 x 120mm blue LED fans, Crucial tracer memory (set to blue LED activity) and Antec 920 cooler (set to blue LED logo).
Haven't used the OC genie feature as haven't overclocked my i5 3570K as yet - I suspect I'll do it manually when I do, but good to have the option there for novices.
MIS's "Live Update" program works well to update drivers etc.
Bad points:
Not too keen on MSI's OS software to manage/tweak the BIOS from the OS as every time you launch one of the may tools - the whole PC freezes up for 2 whole minutes while I can only assume it's reading the BIOS settings.

I also found that after installing the SUPER RAID OS software - my PC would hang when booting into Windows similarly for 2 minutes, even when I hadn't manually tried to run the SUPER RAID utility, I found a Windows service for this program which disabling "fixed" the issue. My PC (RAID0 on the 2 x SATAIII ports using the onboard Intel controller) was working fine before I installed this utility and not noticed any HDD performance issues since stopping the service so I'm assuming it's not needed...
Perhaps updating the BIOS version will fix this however I've never seen so many "WARNINGS" and "DONT DO THIS IF IT AINT BROKE" messages when updating a BIOS before - so MSI have left me in two minds to do it or not!
Overall rating 10.0
Design 10.0
Compatibility 10.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 21 Jun 2013

Jonathan,

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Great features. Solid performance. Good software bundle. Easy yo overclock.
Bad points:
Limited number of 6GB SATA ports.
Overall rating 9.0
Design 8.0
Compatibility 10.0
Performance 7.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 13 Mar 2013

Ryan, Durham .

Score 5.0/10
Good points:
Well it works I guess is a good point
Bad points:
Highly incompatible with Windows 8
OC Genie incredibly unstable to the point i cannot use it.
LAN drivers disable after hibernation which requires restart or reinstall.
Fauly Temp readings.

After a bit of tampering it seems to be working though.
Overall rating 5.0
Design 7.0
Compatibility 4.0
Performance 6.0
Value for money 6.0
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0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 11 Jan 2013

RICHARD,

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
A good stable mobo with lots to offer yet basic without too much tech that doesn't work like my previous asus mobo which was faulty from manufacture.
Bad points:
Sata ports in wong place for an htpc case. I have a silverstone cw02!
Overall rating 9.0
Design 8.0
Compatibility 9.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 10 Nov 2013

Christopher, unhappy chappy

Score 1.0/10
Good points:
The box was nice, it might be good when I get to use it.
Bad points:
It didn't work and had to be sent back to MSI. I've still not managed to use it.
Overall rating 1.0
Design 1.0
Compatibility 1.0
Performance 1.0
Value for money 1.0
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0 of 6 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 05 Oct 2012

 

Manufacturer's Description

MSI mainboard maintains the commitment to product stability and reliability by introducing Military Class III components! In addition to the use of Hi-c CAP, SFC, and Solid CAP, MSI DrMOS II provides an integrated double thermal protection to maximize the lifespan of components. All Military Class III components have passed MIL-STD-810G certification, making MSI’s Military Class III components synonymous with premium quality and ultimate stability. AMD CrossFire is the ultimate multi-GPU performance gaming platform. Enabling game-dominating power, AMD CrossFire technology enables two or more discrete graphics processors to work together to improve graphics performance. AMD CrossFire technology allows you to expand your system’s graphics capabilities. It allows you the ability to scale your system’s graphics horsepower as you need it, making it the most scalable gaming platform ever. With an AMD CrossFire gaming technology, the traditional graphics limitation exists no more, allowing you to enjoy higher performance as well as visual experience.


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