MSI debuts first motherboard with DTS surround sound support

Posted on Monday, August 08 2005 @ 2:25 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
MSI has launched world's first motherboard with support for DTS surround sound. It's based on the Intel 945P chipset and features support for dual-core processors such as the Pentium D, with support for 1066MHz FSB, dual-channel 667MHz DDR2 memory, PCI Express x16 and a pair of PCI Express 1x slots and a PCI-based WLAN/Bluetooth adapter.

The motherboard supports real-time 7.1 channel encoding and can simulate 7.1 sound from two-channel sources such as MP3 files. It also has four 3Gbps Serial ATA connectors, Intel Matrix RAID support for RAID 0, 1, 0+1 and JBOD, external SATA connector, FireWire and ten USB 2.0 ports.
For performance chasers, MSI said the board provides auto-overclocking, dynamically upping the clock by up to 115 per cent, depending on system load. The board's third-generation DOT Express Technology also dynamically overclocks the memory, PCI-E and FSB clocks, yielding performance gains of up to 15 per cent within safety limits, MSI said. The 945P PD also incorporates a SafeBIOS feature to recover BIOS settings after a system crash or failed start-up.
More info at The Register

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