MSI X58M Pro Reviews
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MSI X58M Reviews5
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|Motherboards.org||92/100||Jul 16 '09|
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"Honestly, this board makes the Gene look like a pretty big rip off. It overclocked like a dream, even with all 6 RAM slots occupied with RAM. Not only that, but it had just about every feature from the Gene, only at a huge discount. The board certainly seems like it could do no wrong, but there are a few issues with it. One is the VRM's not having a heat sink. It may not be needed, but it certainly could have helped get rid of any heating issues, and prolonged the life of the board. Also a potential con depending on your case, is the positioning of the second PCIE x16 slot. If you are running a micro ATX case then this is great because it allows you to run two cards in Crossfire or SLI, but if you have a larger case, then you could really see a temperature difference on the GPU's if you where able to run them further apart. Aside from these little things, this board was simply excelent for the price."
"The major issue of X58M is in DDR3 OC performance. As indicate in the spec, DDR3 1333 can be achieved under the condition of overclocking. The default 133 MHz CPU clock can only reach DDR3 800 or 1066. Compare with other competitors, MSI X58M will require some improvement in this part. Intel new LGA1156 CPU will become available in the market in two months. For the entry level X58, the price is around US$200 which is still quite competitive comparing with P55. My wild guess of the price for the middle to high grade P55 is around US$150-250. P55 will not be price competitive at beginning."
"Big things often come in small packages and the MSI X58M motherboard is one of those things that really are an outstanding product. Its performance was near the top in virtually every benchmark. Feature-wise the board has support for SLI and CrossfireX on a micro-ATX form factor. If you’re looking for a LAN PC or a computer to be based on the fast X58 chipset and a Core i7, the X58M is a great choice. Intel X58 based motherboards are retailing for over $200 online as of today, while the X58M and other micro-ATX motherboards on this chipset are nearing the $170 price tag, meaning it is a good upgrade for those wanting to go with the X58 chipset without breaking the bank. For those wanting a good X58 motherboard for either an HTPC or small form factor PC this is a Hot Product!"
"Overall, the MSI X58M is an excellent entry level motherboard. It has a nice array of features and decent overclocking headroom. Its size makes it the perfect HTPC companion and support for both CrossFire and SLI has your gaming needs covered. Priced at a mere $170, it is also the cheapest LGA1366 motherboard. MSI's X58M is a great and affordable product that doesn't sacrifice too much to hit the price point. Beside a couple minor layout flaws, which mostly are mostly due to the small form factor, it is an awesome and recommended board."
"I think this board has proven itself quite well, for 160$ you get a very overclocker friendly board that still performs very well at stock speeds too. The Asus Rampage 2 board cost almost the double but performance is still the same as the MSI board."