MSI K9N SLI Platinum AM2 Motherboard Preview

Motherboards/AMD AM2 by windwithme @ 2006-05-05

AMD?s new platform is right around the corner, socket AM2 will be officially launched before the end of the month. MSI has their enthusiast SLI board ready for the masses; let?s take a sneak peak at its features.

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I/O and First Boot

I/O Plate:
  • Consists of 4 USB 2.0 ports
  • Dual LAN/WAN and 7.1 Channel Audio

    Madshrimps (c)

    From Mikeshardware we know that:
    nVidia nForce 500 series chipset for the AM2 platform is expected to be released Mid 2006. The successor to the nForce 4 series, the nForce 500 is based around the same design, but with an enhanced featureset. nForce 500 chipsets will feature support for a fixed version of nVidia's ActiveArmor networking technology (eliminating the data corruption problems found with the CPU offload of nForce 4), MediaShield storage technology (Dual RAID-5 support), Quad SLI support, 10 x USB 2 ports and 6 x SATA 3Gb/s ports. The nForce 500 series is initially expected to consist of the following members:

  • nForce 590 SLI - Dual GPU, Enthusiast
  • nForce 570 SLI - Dual GPU, Performance
  • nForce 570 - Single GPU, Performance
  • nForce 550 - Single GPU, Mainstream

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    NVIDIA nForce 570 SLI

    Chipset passive heatsink for quiet operation with copper base for improve heat dissipation

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    First boot on the new AM2 Platform with:
  • CPU:AMD AM2 Althon64 X2 4800+
  • MB: MSI K9N SLI Platinum
  • DRAM: 2*風系列 DDRII 667 512MB
  • VGA:ELSA 6600GT
  • HD:Seagate 7200.7 80GB
  • POWER: ONYX 520W

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    In the upcoming weeks expect more details on the BIOS features, first overclocking results and performance numbers from the AM2 platform. No matter what the outcome, AMD’s next generation is here and ready for the market.

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