Socket 4 Computer Motherboard for Intel. At the same time, PCB and the main characteristics of the motherboard remain the same, so the above-said about the MSI X Platinum applies to this model as well. Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus. CPU voltage conversion circuits are the same, just some electrolytic capacitors from Matsushita are replaced by polymer capacitors from Sanyo. Video 3Digests Video cards: Socket M Computer Motherboard for Intel. This review should please both sides, because we are actually going to examine two models based on Intel X.

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The box looks similar, but it’s changed its orientation from portrait to landscape; the “PowerUp Edition” label marks the improved model.

As with most new and upcoming motherboards from major brands, the X Platinum is manufactured to comply with the RoHS directive; that is the restriction of use of hazardous materials like lead, mercury and cadmium among others. The codec used in this motherboard does not support any interesting functions like encoding into AC3 on the fly.

Just make sure that ethernft get the latest drivers from Realtek to have things running smoothly. If its price is not much higher, this model with passive cooling and support for Core 2 processors should become very popular. The set of other controllers is quite expectable for a top solution. This review should please both sides, because we are actually going to examine two models based on Intel X.

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So you’ll have to lump this drawback, if you are interested in this combination of the manufacturer and the chipset. Ratings and Reviews Write a review. But field-effect transistors in the CPU power converter do well even without heatsinks — as there are lots of them 16their temperature does not exceed reasonable limits even without cooling from the CPU fan. This model on the manufacturer’s web site Russian mirror Bottom line Both motherboards are very attractive, they provide operating stability in top configurations and good modern functionality at an affordable price.


While MSI does provide additional storage options, it is actually s step down from its predecessor, the X Platinum, which sported two additional storage controllers instead of the integrated JMicron seen here.

Small heatsinks are used to cool both bridges made of unknown materialbut Northbridge is also equipped with a medium-sized relatively “noisy” fan. Proprietary technologies and peculiarities DigiCell — monitoring system parameters under Windows and managing voltages, rotational speed of fans, and overclocking Live Update 3 — checking for BIOS and driver updates, downloading and installing these components in semiautomatic mode, including flashing new BIOS versions under Windows D-Bracket 2 – a set of LEDs on a bracket that informs a user on startup problems.

Socket P Computer Motherboard for Intel.


Write a comment below. Frequency response from 40 Hz to 15 kHzdB: All connectors are arranged to make it convenient to plug cables and to lay them out in an optimal way; no bulky components block other devices; CMOS reset button instead of a jumper is easily accessible when the motherboard is installed in a PC case.

There is absolutely nothing outstanding about this motherboard.

Let’s speak of the differences. Changes in the set of integrated controllers are not significant: So platijum motherboard can be a reasonable compromise: Built around the Intel X Express chipset, it efficiently handles data flows between the connected devices. But the analog output quality is on a very good level.


The lowest-priced item that has been used or worn previously. CPU voltage conversion circuits are the same, just some electrolytic capacitors from Matsushita are replaced by polymer capacitors from Sanyo. ATA – connector s: The “off” amount and percentage simply signifies the calculated difference sthernet the seller-provided price for the item elsewhere and ;latinum seller’s price on eBay. While it may not be a gamer’s first choice, Intel’s HDA has given onboard audio its much needed boost in audio quality and performance.

We like this approach much better than the squirrel-like trend to stuff the disc with useless free utilities. Dynamic range, dB A: Integrated Controllers Audio, based on channel 7. Windows XP SP2 As the two iX-based motherboards in our lab were tested by different procedures due to the lack of time for sterling testswe have tested the MSI X Platinum in two sessions in different configurations, in order to compare this model with its competitors.

The price may be the seller’s own price elsewhere or another seller’s price. This motherboard makes a good use of models with the PCI Express interface.

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