MSI K9A2 Platinum - first 790FX motherboard

Posted on Monday, Oct 08 2007 @ 22:00 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
MSI is the first to present details of their AMD 790FX chipset based motherboard - the K9A2 Platinum. This motherboard supports AMD's current AM2 processors and the upcoming AM2+ Phenom processor series.
The K9A2 Platinum comes with no less than four PCI-Express 2.0 x16 slots for Quadfire (aka Double-Crossfire) setups, it supports DDR2 memory at 800 and 1066 MHz and HyperTransport 3.0 in addition to featuring a new copper-constructed Circu-Pipe cooling solution as seen below.

The board comes with integrated 7.1 channel audio, it has a 5 phase PWM design and one Gigabit port, six SATA 3.0 Gbps connectors, 10 USB 2.0 ports, two IEEE1394 connectors and MSI proprietary technologies like Dual CoreCell. Unfortunately, the board's price and retail availability have not been revealed.
Source: TC Mag


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