If you have an Eee already – you might want to look away now. Does this mean MSI has made the core experience that much stronger — focusing on making better what it already knows? Intel P45 has arrived. Another two pipes go from one of the heatsinks on the VRM. When we examined heatsinks on DrMOS chips, we were shocked by a thick layer of thermal interface under them. Besides, functionality of these products is vast rather than unique — that is it’s a usual top series similar to Deluxe series from ASUS. The DS3R legend is back, and we take the latest budget “energy efficient” P45 from Gigabyte to the cleaners, to see if its whites are whiter than white.
|Date Added:||22 March 2010|
|File Size:||11.62 Mb|
|Operating Systems:||Windows NT/2000/XP/2003/2003/7/8/10 MacOS 10/X|
|Price:||Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]|
So the thick layer of grease under the heatsinks on DrMOS chips may serve as a thermal insulator rather than thermal interface. Msk 3Digests Video cards: The motherboard supports CrossFireX, one PCI slot will certainly remain free even if you install two graphics cards with bulky cooling systems.
The cooling system is a real eye stopper.
MSI P45 Platinum Motherboard
Board Layout The general layout is really very good — we found no real issues at all. We take it for a full spin to see if Intel’s highly anticipated new mainstream chipset is a worthy successor to the massively popular P Does this mean MSI has made the core experience that much stronger — focusing on making better what it already knows?
During our trip to China and Taiwan earlier this month, we paid a visit to MSI’s headquarters in Taipei to see what the company is up to. Single Card 12 – Gaming Performance: You may learn more details about motherboard specs and read the list of processors and memory modules tested for compatibility on the official product page links at the end of the article.
Joined with the plate on the Northbridge fortunately, it’s solderingall the pipes bend upwards to form a “fountain” with extra finning. The power circuit of the board is expectedly on a high level.
iXBT Labs – MSI P45 Platinum Motherboard
The memory slots are a touch close to the graphics card, but you can still get the modules in and out easy though, and the four pin Molex socket for additional PCI-Express power is the wrong side of the board but you don’t really need to use it either. It’s seems strange to use such a crude tool for overclocking. The total score is Excellent. Sandy Bridge Trying out the new method.
Audio Performance 7 – Subsystem Testing: And finally, the fifth pipe goes from the second farther heatsink on DrMOS chips. Aesthetically it’s really quite appealing too — the ;latinum keep it simple to understand, yet more “grown up” than the Gigabyte for example, and thankfully this isn’t a DDR3 board so there are no pink memory slots!
It had absolutely no problems detecting an optical drive at startup and in Windows, allowing to boot from a CD, etc. The board uses only polymeric capacitors made in Japan and screened chokes.
Single Card 12 – Gaming Performance: There are no other msk peculiarities that could affect functionality — only the power and reset buttons on the PCB haven’t become usual things yet even though they are mandatory on top models.
Do these ingredients create a better board than the Platinum?
But we have no doubts that the motherboard would perform on a par with its competitors in identical modes. If you have an Eee already – you might want to look away now. We don’t understand why insulate these cool DrMOS chips MSI shows advantages of their thermal conditions in this strange video clip from the chipset heat.
While we’ve been inundated with P45 boards from across the breadth of the motherboard world, Asus is the first to us with a BIOS that works well.
The DS3R legend is back, and we take the latest budget “energy efficient” P45 from Gigabyte to the cleaners, to see if its whites are whiter than white. Asus Apple Sony Google Valve.
Today, we’ve got pictures and thoughts on two of the company’s newest motherboards – the 4p5 Platinum and K9N2 Diamond. Unfortunately, our bundle lacked this gadget, so its description will be published later. Besides, when a motherboard is switched on, these LEDs indicate operability of each expansion card installed as well as a number of active channels in all three voltage regulators. The NB heatsink llatinum mounted with normal metal screws instead of plastic latches on the back side of the PCB.