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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

Item

Details

Photo

MSI

CPU

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

FSB

1066/800/533 MHz

Chipset

Intel P965 with ICH8R southbridge

Memory

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

RAID

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

Audio

8-channel audio codec Realtek 883

LAN

Realtek RTL8111B

IEEE1394

VIA 6308 chipset

Mounting

9 mounting holes

Dimension

ATX form factor: 30.5x24.5cm

Source: Company, compiled by DigiTimes, September 2006

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