990FXA GD65 2 MSI gives us a sneak peek at the 990FXA GD65

If it isn't some random website (or us of course) leaking pictures of upcoming motherboards, it's the manufacturers themselves and MSI Europe has posted several shots of its upcoming 990FXA-GD65 motherboard on its Facebook page. Although it doesn't give away everything, it does at least give us a decent idea of what to expect.

If it isn't some random website (or us of course) leaking pictures of upcoming motherboards, it's the manufacturers themselves and MSI Europe has posted several shots of its upcoming 990FXA-GD65 motherboard on its Facebook page. Although it doesn't give away everything, it does at least give us a decent idea of what to expect.

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Unlike the 990FXA-GD80, the 990FXA-GD65 doesn't have a heatpipe, although MSI has at least used screws to fasten all the heatsinks. The slot layout is the same as on MSI's current 890FXA-GD65 with a pair of PCI Express x1 slots at the top, a x16 slot, two more x1 slots, the second x16 slot and finally a PCI slot. This is mostly fine, as long as you don't intend to make use of the PCI slot alongside a pair of graphics cards.

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Overall there doesn't seem to be any huge changes between the 990FXA-GD65 and the 890FXA-GD65, as both boards have six SATA 6Gbps ports, an extra 6-pin power connector for extra power to the PCI Express slot, a Renesas USB 3.0 host controller and 10-phase power regulation. What might change is the rear I/O layout and as MSI has as yet to provide a picture of it, we don't know if it has changed or not. Hopefully MSI has also added support for a pair of front USB 3.0 ports as well. Again, we'll know soon enough, as Computex is now only a week away.

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Source: MSI Europe Facebook page