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MSI, the leading innovator in mainboard and graphics card technology is happy to announce the availability of the new MSI Z77A-GD80 mainboard with Intel Thunderbolt technology. With MSI’s true integrated Thunderbolt design you don’t have to worry about losing bandwidth or placing additional add-in cards as it is the most simple Thunderbolt solution available. Of course, the renowned Military Class III components are again available to deliver the highest quality and most stable components. OC Genie II boosts your overall CPU, Memory, Disk and Graphics performance and thank to its power saving hardware features such as Active Phase Switching (APS) and DrMOS II, the MSI Z77A-GD80 can combine its CPU performance with best power saving.

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I'll say it once, and I'll keep saying it:

MSI no longer sucks at motherboards.

And if Ivy Bridge is getting Thunderbolt, I can't even imagine what the enthusiast-class boards on IB-E will get thumb.gif
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Sorry its GD80 tongue.gif title needs correction
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I'll say it once, and I'll keep saying it:
MSI no longer sucks at motherboards.
And if Ivy Bridge is getting Thunderbolt, I can't even imagine what the enthusiast-class boards on IB-E will get thumb.gif

They are good feature wise but they dont feel solid in hand.
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Between this and the Big Bang XPower II I would say these guys are solidly in the game for motherboards. Check yourselves ASUS and EVGA.
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interesting..

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They are good feature wise but they dont feel solid in hand.

I don't know if they beefed up the PCB from the AM3 days, but my 790FX feels like paper compared to my RIVE frown.gif Not only that, with the weaker power phases back then, I don't feel like I could overclock without running into some stability quirks. From recent reviews, they fixed the power delivery by not being pansy with VRM's.
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