When it comes to the P55 motherboard series MSI's flagship product is the P55-GD85. This motherboard is MSI's first P55 board with SATA 6 Gb/s and USB 3.0 support, which is what consumers are looking for on their next motherboard. With DrMOS, SuperPipe and OC Genie, this motherboard should also overclock very well and we put it to the test!
Priced around $230, this places the MSI P55-GD85 near the top of what I'd consider to be the normally priced LGA1156 motherboards. Thankfully, it includes USB 3.0 and SATA 6Gbps support as it should given its price. The MSI P55-GD80 is priced at $200 and in my opinion it is worth $30 to have access to these new features, especially if you plan on using this board for the next two to three years. Besides these new connectivity options the P55-GD85 is a near carbon copy of the P55-GD65 I reviewed earlier which performed favorably in all the benchmarks.
Article Title: MSI P55-GD85 LGA 1156 Intel Motherboard Review
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Pricing At Time of Print: $235.99 plus shipping