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Monday, 26 May 2008 08:50

MSI P45 Platinum probed - 2 Features

Written by Eliot Kucharik
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Preview: Just a quick look




Features:
Intel P45/ICH10R
5-phase VRM
Realtek ALC888
JMB381 Firewire 400mbit
Realtek 8111C PCIe network MAC
JMB363 e SATA II/IDE controller
Fintek F71882FG Super I/O controller
ICS9LPRS910BKL clock generator
passive cooling of chipsets/VRM
16Mb BIOS


Slots:
2x PCIe 2.0 x16
2x PCIe x1
2x PCI


Memory:
2x Dual-Channel DDR3-slots for PC2-8500U memory up to 8GB


Storage:
6-Port SATA II featuring RAID 0, 1, 5, 0+1, JBOD (via ICH10R)
1-Port IDE (via JMB)
2-port SATA II RAID (via JMB)
1-Port eSATA II (via JMB)


Backpanel ports:
1x PS/2 keyboard
1x PS/2 mouse
1x eSATA II
1x Gb LAN
1x Firewire
6x USB 2.0
1x CMOS-clear button
7.1 analog output
1x SP/DIF digital out


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Accessories (not final yet):
1x 2-port USB 2.0 & 1-port Firewire bracket
6x SATA cable with clips
1x HDD-power to 2x SATA power cable
1x Floppy cable
1x IDE cable
1x MSI M-connector pack



BIOS features:
Bus Speeds: Auto, 200MHz to 800MHz in 1MHz increments
Memory Ratios: Auto, fixed ratios: 1:1, 1:1.2, 1:1.25, 1.50, 1.60, 1.66, 1:2, depending on FSB/strap
FSB Strap: hidden, linked with Memory Ratio, 200MHz, 266MHz, 333MHz, 400MHz
DRAM command rate: Auto, 1T, 2T
DRAM timing control: Auto, manual
PCIe Frequency: Auto, 100 to 200 MHz in 1MHz increments
CPU Clock Multiplier: Auto, manual
Core 2 Duo: 6x-11x in 0.5x increments - Core-2 Duo, downwards unlocked
Core 2 Extreme: 6x-16X, downwards unlocked
CPU Voltage: not final yet
DRAM Voltage: not final yet
FSB Termination: auto, not final yet
Northbridge Voltage: not final yet


Testbed:

Motherboard:
MSI P45 Platinum (provided by MSI)
Intel P45/iCH10R

CPU:
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400

CPU-Cooler:
Scythe Andy Samurai Master (provided by Scythe-Europe)

Memory:
Kingston 2GB Kit PC2-9600U KHX9600D2K2/2G (provided by Kingston)
CL5-5-5-15 CR2T 1.80V

Graphics Card:
Jetway Radeon HD3870 (provided by mec-electronics)

Power supply:
Seasonic S12-II 500W

Hard disk:
Western Digital WD4000KD (provided by Ditech)

Case fans:
SilenX iXtrema Pro 14dB(A) (provided by PC-Cooling.at)
Scythe DFS122512LS

Case:
Cooler Master Stacker 831 Lite (provided by Cooler Master)


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