MSI unveils two motherboards for AMD Business Class

Posted on Wednesday, Apr 30 2008 @ 04:00 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Motherboard maker MSI has unveiled two new motherboards for the AMD Business Class label; the K9A2GM-FD and K9N2VM-FD.
Advantages for System Integrators The two Business Class models from MSI both have exceptional performances and are energy efficient. Based on the latest generation chipsets with onboard DX10 graphics, both mainboards support Hybrid SLI or Hybrid Crossfire. This technology makes it possible to switch off discrete VGA cards when they are not used. This minimizes the power of the complete platform. The mainboards are ready for Energy Star 4.0 and support the Cool ‘n’Quiet 2.0 technologies from AMD which uses the C1E power state to reduce power usage in idle mode.

To maximize security the MSI mainboards are equipped with a TPM 1.2 pinheade. With an optional TPM module system integrators can offer their customers maximum security on this platform. Both model from MSI are the first micro ATX AMD models which offer full support for 125Watt AM2+ CPU’s so system integrators can choose between a wide range of CPU’s.

System integrators that will choose the MSI K9A2VM-FD or the MSI K9N2GM-FD will not only have the AMD Business Class advantages but also receive the benefit of the MSI channel structure of distributors and service centres. Besides this it is possible to validate their system for Windows XP WHQL or Windows Vista WHQL and Energy Star 4.0.


MSI K9A2VM-FD specifications:
- AMD 780V chipset based
- Support AMD Socket AM2+/AM2 Phenom™, Athlon™ and Sempron™ processors
- 125W AM2+ Phenom support
- 1 PCI-E x16 slot (PCI Express Bus SPEC V2.0 compliant)
- Built-in Radeon™ 3100 VGA with DVI
- Supports Hybrid CrossFireX™ Technology
- 4 dual channel DIMMs DDRII 533/667/800/1066 up to 8GB
- 4 SATA2 with 3Gb/s bandwidth
- Support RAID 0, 1, 0+1
- 1 PCI-E x1, 2 PCI 2.3 slots
- 10x USB 2.0, 2x IEEE1394
- Dual CoreCell technology with D.O.T. Express

MSI K9N2GM-FD specifications:
- NVIDIA GeFroce 8200 (MCP78S) chipset based
- Support AMD Socket AM2+/AM2 Phenom™, Athlon™ and Sempron™ processors
- 125W AM2+ Phenom support
- Solid Capacitors
- 1 PCI-E x16 slot (PCI Express Bus SPEC V2.0 compliant)
- Built-in GeFoce 8200 VGA with DVI
- Supports Hybrid SLI Technology
- 2 dual channel DIMMs DDRII 533/667/800/1066 up to 8GB
- 2 SATA2 with 3Gb/s bandwidth
- Support RAID 0, 1, 0+1,5
- 1 PCI-E x1, 1 PCI-E x 16, 2 PCI
- 10x USB 2.0
- Dual CoreCell technology with D.O.T. Express


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Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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