Today we're looking at MSI's foray into the USB 3.0 and SATA III market with their premium LGA1156 board, the P55-GD85. Based on a very similar design of the GD80, this new board looks to build upon the success of its predecessor, offering the same enthusiast features including MSI's OC Genie, the popular auto overclocking utility that brings performance to the masses. With an impressive pedigree, the P55-GD85 looks great, offers robust features, and comes with a rather reasonable price tag to boot, so we have high expectations today. What's the key ingredient here that isn't mentioned? Performance. Around here, Performance is King, so let's push the GD85 and see how well it responds.