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Difference between GD55 and GD65. (MSi) [Raid Controller Question]

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The only difference between these two boards that I see is the eSATA port, and the two different SATA/RAID controllers.

The GD55 having just the Intel Matrix, and the GD65 having Intel Matrix AND Marvell(On SATA ports 7-8). Which one has better RAID0 performance? Intel or Marvell, and if I do happen to purchase the GD65, which one should I use?

GD55
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130552

GD65
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130553

*Apparently you also get a cute little USB bracket for more ports with the GD65.
Edited by Khaotik55 - 1/9/11 at 7:49pm
post #2 of 4
the GD55 uses only the P67 PCH

the GD65 uses the P67 PCH+a marvel controller for 2 extra ports.

usually stuff that is directly on the PCH is faster
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The extra features of the gd65 aren't worth it imo, which is why i'm going with the gd55.

On topic though, almost always, the intel controller is faster than the marvell controller.
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Well if what you guys say is true, I am all for getting a board that has simple yet good performing features. So I'll think I'll go with a GD55 if I ever decide to upgrade to sandy bridge. Still waiting to see what AMD has to offer, and by then they will probably have more boards for me to debate on.
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