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MSI unveils P965 Platinum with CrossFire support
Press release, September 20; Jessie Shen, DIGITIMES [Wednesday 20 September 2006]

Micro Star International (MSI) on September 19 unveiled its P965 Platinum motherboard, which the company claims is the industry's first motherboard based on Intel's P965 chipsets supporting ATI Technologies' CrossFire dual-card graphics technology for the gaming market.

MSI P965 Platinum has two PCI Express (PCIe) x16 slots to enable ATI CrossFire mode at 16+4 speed, with the latest ATI CrossFire Ready Radeon X1K graphics cards, according to the company.

MSI P965 Platinum: Specifications






Intel LGA-775 Pentium 4 (3xx, 5xx, 6xx, 8xx, 9xx), Core 2 Duo and Pentium 4 Extreme Edition


1066/800/533 MHz


Intel P965 with ICH8R southbridge


Dual-channel DDR2 533/667/800 (for up to 8GB)


0, 1, 5, 10

SATA port

6 SATA ports with transfer rate up to 3Gb/s

PCIe slot

One PCIe x16, one PCIe x4, two PCIe x1 and two 32-bit v2.3 master PCI bus


8-channel audio codec Realtek 883


Realtek RTL8111B


VIA 6308 chipset


9 mounting holes


ATX form factor: 30.5x24.5cm

Source: Company, compiled by DigiTimes, September 2006

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