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MSI prepares X58 motherboard for ?190
by Slobodan Simic on30 January 2009
Cheap MSI X58 Pro
MSI is preparing a new motherboard based on Intel's X58 chipset, the MSI X58 Pro. The new MSI X58 Pro will be a budget board that should sell at around €190.
Unlike the X58 Platinum which has two PCI-Express slots, the new MSI X58 Pro will feature three of those and you might consider it as a mix between the Eclipse and the X58 Platinum, at least at least according to PCIe slots.
Other known specs include 8-channel HD Audio, single Gigabit LAN, six SATA 3.0 Gbps ports, additional single SATA and single eSATA port, Firewire, twelve USB ports, and on-board power, reset and clear CMOS buttons. It still has six memory slots for up to 24GB of DDR3-1333/1066 triple channel memory.
Unfortunately it comes with "less" appealing brown PCB, but those that don't care might find it interesting due to its lower price. We even managed to get a nice picture of it, and we are sure that the board will be announced soon.