Motherboard MSI FM2-A85XA-G65A Review

Military-class motherboards elaborated by MSI have been always distinguished by the implementation of all high-end components within supply circuits, by extended overclocking facilities, and by corresponding exterior design. FM2-A85XA-G65A model corroborates such outstanding descriptions, being a worthy representative of products branded as ‘Military’. Moreover, the integration of high-quality and solid hardware elements enhances its overclocking potential that can’t but gladden PC enthusiasts.



Design and Layout


MSI FM2-A85XA-G65A is developed in ATX form-factor. It is notable by a fanciful, spacious layout, taking into account the full-fledged options integrated within a single chipset. Thus, there is no need in additional controllers. The distance between two graphics slots has been doubled to organize even the most powerful CrossFire configurations. The integrated heatsinks feature 31 mm height; one of them is located only 5 mm far from CPU socket. This implies …

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Both novelties are based on the AMD Polaris 11 graphics processor and support 896 streaming processors, 56 TMU as well as 16 ROP. The base GPU clock matches the benchmark of 1,090 MHz, and the dynamic frequency has increased from 1,200 to 1,220 MHz. The effective video RAM rate equals 7,000 MHz.


A compact cooler is designed to chill down internal components. Its construction contains a moderate-size heat sink and an axial flow fan. The front-end interface features the following ports: DVI, HDMI and DisplayPort.


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But for the CPU itself, the user will find in the box a sticker with the Ryzen logo for the case, as well as the installation instructions. The lack of a cooling system is not surprising as the Ryzen 7 1800X/1700X processors are still available only without it.


Features


Externally, the body of the new products has not changed at all since the release of K8, it has the same large heat distribution top completely covers the CPU’s substrate, but unlike the old solutions, the name of the series is now engraved in large letters and it is unlikely that it will be confused with Bulldozer and derivatives.


But the …
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