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Old 29th April 2007, 04:29   #1
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Default Full Solid CAP and big heat-pipe MB on Intel platform – MSI P35 Platinum first look

On Intel chipset product line schedule, they usually renew the whole
products series from half to one year.
The 975X chipset exist for a long time, the P965 also launched for almost a
year.
The upcoming Intel new generation processor will speed up to FSB1333MHz
and DDR3 architecture, then the P35 and X38 series chipsets will become the
new generation leader in second half 2007.

The board I got this time is P35 chipset based – MSI P35 Platinum – DDR2
The box design, this time they use different theme on cover, got another
better style


Inside packing, the cable color and wording is also enhanced from old design.
(CD driver not in photo)


The motherboard itself




Down left side
Even P35 have same design with 965P on single PCI-E x16 lane design.
But higher level boards will make them as dual VGA layout.
Audio chip use ALC888T, 7.1 channel HD audio with mant solid CAPs.


Down right side
5 SATAII and 1 IDE port.
Red bottom is for Clear CMOS function.


DRAM part
4DIMM DDRII


CPU PWM part use 4 phase design


IO shield
Except 1394, also support 2 extra eSATA ports


This time MSI have the brake through design on heatpipe design compare
with their old products. They have 4 special parts to high light.
The first part: up left on CPU socket.
The inscription with the pipe name “CIRCU-PIPE”, looks good.


Second part: Up right side on CPU socket.


Third part: North bridge pipe
It’s special design that I’ve never seen before. Comes with bigger surface to
spread the heat, seems better then other normal design.


Forth part: South bridge.
The copper and pipe is thick in heatsink.


The testing modules


On this coming P35 product, we see MSI comes with enough function and
better look hestsink with special design,
The special feature and outlook design is almost align to a higher standard
with the three big MB manufactors.
This time MSI coming very fast with well prepared, hope MSI can have more
brake through on overclock limited, then their P35 series will have good
reputation on P35 market soon.
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that northbridge heatsink is almost a piece of art
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More like a piece of sh-t if you ask me Maybe it's just me, but I doubt that such unique heatsink/heatpipe designs I've been seeing on motherboards since the end of the nForce 4 series really work that well. First off all, whats with all the heatpipes??? I mean, all I see is heat being transfered from one source of heat generation to another. IF it's even being transfered! Just extra weight if you ask me. IMO, adding heatsinks (note, heat...sinks...not pipes) to areas like the north/southbridge and voltage regulators IS a good idea. But interlocking them into a heat-to-heat highway system is just worthless. Who covers up the top of a heatsink with a mobo logo anyway (southbridge)??? I thought the whole point behind heat sinks is that you get as much air passing through the copper.

Anyway, that's just me ranting about some stupid cooling design.
 
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well, MSI has yet to deliver a motherboard that overclocks well for everyone
 
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More like a piece of sh-t if you ask me Maybe it's just me, but I doubt that such unique heatsink/heatpipe designs I've been seeing on motherboards since the end of the nForce 4 series really work that well. First off all, whats with all the heatpipes??? I mean, all I see is heat being transfered from one source of heat generation to another. IF it's even being transfered! Just extra weight if you ask me. IMO, adding heatsinks (note, heat...sinks...not pipes) to areas like the north/southbridge and voltage regulators IS a good idea. But interlocking them into a heat-to-heat highway system is just worthless. Who covers up the top of a heatsink with a mobo logo anyway (southbridge)??? I thought the whole point behind heat sinks is that you get as much air passing through the copper.

Anyway, that's just me ranting about some stupid cooling design.

The idea behind it is probably to create a bigger total heatsink area. The idea is good, but it's a bit overdone. Having a heatpipe going from south to north is good because this allows to create a small, passive southbridge heatsink that runs cool and doesn't hinder a SLI setup.
 
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I would understand the total heatsink area if I actually saw heatsinks. All I see are pipes. If every pipe had small copper fins sticking out I would understand.
 
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Rutar is right; it is the most inefficient way ..... back a hundred years ago hotwater radiant house heater concept. Heatpipe or w/c, same difference .... air movement is key.

Aside from that, good look gets attention and selling product.
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