X-bit Labs took a look at the MSI P6N SLI Platinum motherboard which is based on the nForce 650i SLI chipset
By the way, we haven’t often dealt with MSI mainboards because this manufacturer just did not offer really interesting products that could rival the leading brands in quality of manufacture and performance. However, MSI is now among those companies Nvidia trusted to develop their own mainboard designs for nForce 6xx series chipsets. It means MSI’s engineering team was allowed by the chipset manufacturer into the narrow circle of trusted developers that are qualified enough to create high-quality products on their own. We can expect good consumer qualities from the new MSI mainboards based on Nvidia’s chipsets then.
Considering the rather mediocre performance of the ASUS P5N-E SLI in our earlier tests, the MSI P6N SLI Platinum may prove to be the best nForce 650i SLI-based solution released so far. This is the reason of our high interest towards the object of this review.
Check it out over here. Overall this motherboard seems to perform quite well, there are only two serious issues. The first one is the high price of $170 and the second problem is that the BIOS still has some problems which makes overclocking a bit harder.