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The Palit GeForce GTX 550 uses the GF116 GPU at 900Mhz and has 1GB GDDR5 memory running at 4100Mhz. The Palit GeForce GTX 550 has a 192Bit Memory Interface, 192 Shader Processors and DirectX 11. Palit GeForce GTX 550 is facing stiff competition from the Palit GeForce GTS 450. Games used for testing are AVP, Bulletstorm, Crysis 2, Hawk 2, Just Cause 2 and Metro 2033.


So for MSI to follow up the success of their previous motherboards, they have recently announced an addition to the 890FX series: the new 890FXA-GD65. This new board is squarely aimed at the gamer who is looking for the ability to run CrossFire-X, or a single high-end NVIDIA based chard, but also keep a tight grip on their wallets. The 890FXA-GD65 features some of the great features of the GD70 model like core unlocking, constructed with Military Class components, and the ability overclock with ease. So lets dive into this bad boy!


The MSI 890FXA-GD65 motherboard is a low cost option for value-minded enthusiasts. The 890FXA-GD65 is part of MSI’s gaming series of motherboards, featuring Military Class II high quality components and high overclockability.The MSI 890FXA-GD65 supports all the latest AM3 processors and has two PCIE x16 slots for AMD CrossFireX.Despite being a budget 890FX board, the MSI 890FXA-GD65 is rife with connectivity options, with eight USB 2.0 and two USB 3.0 ports at the rear and
support for up to six SATA 6Gb/s devices.


Cooling and Peripherals

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