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jmke 21st June 2006 09:22

MSI K9A Platinum - The Most Promising CrossFire Dual GPU Motherboard on AM2
MSI, the leading mainboard manufacturer, announces CrossFire Dual GPU Motherboard for Socket AM2 CPU – MSI K9A Platinum.

* ATI® RD580 Xpress3200 chipset
* Supports socket AM2 for AMD Athlon™64 FX/X2 and Sempron™ processors
* 2 PCI-E x16 full speed slots for CrossFire mode
* 4 dual channel DDRII 533/667/800 up to 8GB
* Dual LAN 10/100/1000 and FireWire
* 8-channel High Definition Audio
* Supports 4 SATAII, storage and data transfer up to 3.0GB/sec
* SATA 1~4 supports RAID 0/1/0+1
* 2 PCI-E x1, 3 PCI slots
* 10x USB 2.0, 2x IEEE1394 slots
* Dual CoreCell with D.O.T. Express
* Silent Heatsink design

MSI Dynamic Overclocking Technology Express – D.O.T Express
The MSI K9A Platinum is designed for overclocking performance, promising users most control with a new BIOS setup design.Users can choose the CPU and memory module which is out of performance range; the special design with CPU and DDR memory voltage is high enough to reach overclock breakthrough. Below pictures show the breakthrough during internal testing.

MSI Exclusive Dual CoreCell Technology
MSI Dual CoreCell Technology is a new 4 Ps Concept for Performance Precision, Silence Precision, Image Precision, and Sound Precision MSI Dual CoreCell Technology is a combination of MSI Dual CoreCell chip and software consisting of operation interfaces and powerful integrated functions. Through the re-layout and planning of the circuit, the users are able to achieve performance, silence, image, and sound precision such as computing acceleration, signal purification, and noise reduction. It allows user to clearly understand the system info from MSI CoreCell and BIOS.

Unique MSI Thermal Solution with CoreCell & CoreCenter!
MSI K9A Platinum is equipped with passive CPU and north bridge coolers. This allows you to enjoy the speed and performance with zero-noise produced by the motherboard even during the most power-required processes.

CrossFire Support
Based on the ATI RADEON Xpress3200(RD580) Crossfire Dual-GPU chipset architecture, the MSI K9A Platinum motherboard delivers unmatched graphics performance and offers gamers tons of advanced features that will help boost up their performance to the next level. CrossFire is ATI's alternative to NVIDIA's SLI Dual-GPU system. ATI's CrossFire solution fundamentally does the same thing as SLI. The only difference is that NVIDIA requires same GPU graphics cards, while for ATI you can choose Master Card with different GPU Slave Card.

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