Featured Articles

IHS teardown reveals Galaxy S5 BOM

IHS teardown reveals Galaxy S5 BOM

Research firm IHS got hold of Samsung’s new flagship smartphone and took it apart to the last bolt to figure out…

More...
Galaxy S5, HTC One M8 available selling well

Galaxy S5, HTC One M8 available selling well

Samsung’s Galaxy S5 has finally gone on sale and it can be yours for €699, which is quite a lot of…

More...
Intel lists Haswell refresh parts

Intel lists Haswell refresh parts

Intel has added a load of Haswell refresh parts to its official price list and there really aren’t any surprises to…

More...
Respawn confirms Titanfall DLC for May

Respawn confirms Titanfall DLC for May

During his appearance at PAX East panel and confirmed on Twitter, Titanfall developer Respawn confirmed that the first DLC pack for…

More...
KFA2 GTX 780 Ti Hall Of Fame reviewed

KFA2 GTX 780 Ti Hall Of Fame reviewed

KFA2 gained a lot of overclocking experience with the GTX 780 Hall of Fame (HOF), which we had a chance to…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Wednesday, 07 January 2009 12:14

MSI Eclipse Plus gets pictured

Written by test

Image

MSI still serious about high-end motherboards

Although details about MSI's Eclipse Plus leaked out some time ago, the first picture of the actual board has only just surfaced thanks to our friend over at Syndrome-OC. This is one of the first X58 motherboards to feature the Nvidia Nforce 200 chipset which should according to Nvidia enable better SLI performance.

The board itself looks rather catching with a black/blue design. MSI has gone for the oh so fashionable low-profile heatsinks that Asus stared using on its R.O.G. series of boards. MSI seems to be targeting gamers with this board as it's labelled as a gaming series product.

With four x16 PCIe slots you should be able to run most SLI configurations on this board, although if you're using dual slot cards you'll be limited to using three of the four slots. The board also has two PCIe x1 slots and a single PCI slot.

Around the back you'll find two PS/2 ports, eight USB 2.0 ports, dual eSATA and Gigabit Ethernet, a single FireWire port, a clear CMOS button and a two digit diagnostics LED display. The board also features an internal D-LED2 display, a range of onboard buttons, 10 SATA connectors, two headers for an additional four USB 2.0 ports and a header for one more FireWire port. The board does of course have six memory slots for triple-channel DDR3.

As there are no audio connectors we'd expect MSI to ship a PCIe x1 audio riser, most likely with an X-Fi chip on it which would go in the top most PCIe x1 slot. No pricing or official release date has been revealed as yet and it seems like we'll have to wait a bit longer to get the full details on this board.?

You can find a higher resolution image and some more details here (in French)

Image
blog comments powered by Disqus

To be able to post comments please log-in with Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments