K9A2 Platinum

 

MSI Reminds you :
Because of the limitations of chipset, this MB does not support Win98/ME.

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ATI CrossFireX

ATI CrossFireX™ is the ultimate multi-GPU performance gaming platform. Enabling game-dominating power, ATI CrossFireX technology enables two or more discrete graphics processors to work together to improve graphics performance. ATI CrossFireX technology allows you to expand your system’s graphics capabilities. It allows you the ability to scale your system’s graphics horsepower as you need it, supporting up to four ATI Radeon™ HD graphics cards, making it the most scalable gaming platform ever. With an ATI CrossFireX gaming technology, the traditional graphics limitation exists no more, allowing you to enjoy higher performance as well as visual experience.

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Dual Core Center

• Key components status hardware monitor.
• Monitor the CPU status.
• Optimize System status define.
• Auto speed up with system loading change.

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Cool'n'Quiet

AMD Cool'n'Quiet™ Technology reduces heat and noise so you can experience amazing performance without distraction. Combined with core enhancements, included in the AMD processors, that can improve overall power savings, deliver better multitasking and energy efficiency. Cool'n'Quiet technology can automatically adjust processor ratio to throttle CPU speed with four modes.

Features
- Independent Dynamic Core Technology
- Dual Dynamic Power Management™ 
- AMD CoolCore™ Technology
- AMD Wideband Frequency Control
- Multi-Point Thermal Control

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Live Update 5

MSI Live Update 5 is a powerful and useful application for updating the latest BIOS and Drivers, saving you time and lowers the risk of updating. End-users can install and run the Live Update 5 software on their computers with the companion CD or downloading the app from the MSI website.

Features
- Automatically Detect the BIOS/Driver/VGA/Utility Update
- Support Microsoft Windows 98SE/ME/2000/XP/Vista/7 32Bit
 

 

MSI Reminds You...

  1. The specifications may differ from areas and we keep the right to change without notice. Please check the specific Specification with your local dealers.
  2. The color of the product might be affected by photography and the monitor's setting, which might be different from the real product.

 

Top 10 (1st Placed)
2008-09
Germany
5629
Top 10 (1st Placed)
2008-05
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5630
Recommended
2008-05
Bulgaria
5129
Recommended
2008-05
Hungary
5130
Best Buy Award
2008-05
Czech Republic
5131
Price/Performance Award
2008-04
Sri Lanka
5118
Recommended
2008-04
United States
4992
Recommended Buy
2008-04
Germany
5631
Best Buy
2008-03
Bulgaria
5032
Silver Award
2008-03
Malawi
5016
Boot Worthy Award
2008-03
United States Minor Outlying Islands
5005
Recommended Award
2008-02
United States Minor Outlying Islands
4912
Recommended Great Product
2008-02
Argentina
4913
Recommended
2008-02
United States
4993
Energy Efficient
2008-02
Greece
4964
Editor's Choice Award
2008-01
Tajikistan
4856
Tech Excellence Award
2008-01
Trinidad and Tobago
4933
Editor's Choice Award
2008-01
Germany
4881
Recommended
2008-01
United States Minor Outlying Islands
4882
Quality Award
2007-11
Portugal
4661
Recommendation Award
2007-11
Portugal
4662
Editor's Choice
2007-11
Tajikistan
4744
  • CPU (Max Support)
    Phenom
  • AM3 CPU Ready
    Y
  • FSB / Hyper Transport Bus
    Up to 5200MT/s for AM2+ CPU 2000/1600MT/s for AM2 CPU
  • Chipset
    AMD® 790FX+SB600
  • DDR2 Memory
    DDR2 533/667/800/1066
  • Memory Channel
    Dual
  • DIMM Slots
    4
  • Max Memory (GB)
    8
  • PCI-Ex16
    4
  • PCI-E Gen
    Gen2 (2x16, 2x8)
  • PCI-Ex1
    1
  • PCI
    2
  • IDE
    1
  • SATAII
    6
  • RAID
    0/1/0+1
  • LAN
    10/100/1000*1
  • USB 2.0 ports (Rear)
    4
  • Audio ports (Rear)
    6+Optical SPDIF
  • 1394 ports (Rear)
    1
  • eSATA
    2
  • Form Factor
    ATX
  • CrossFire
    Y

 

1. Specifications may differ depending on your location, and we reserve the right to change without notice. Please check with your local dealers for detailed specifications.
2. Due to photography and/or monitor settings, coloration of product images may vary from actual product.

 


CPU

• AMD® Phenom/Athlon/Sempron in the Socket AM2+ package.
Please refer to CPU Support for compatible CPU; the above description is for reference only.

Hyper Transport Bus

• HyperTransport 3.0 supporting speed up to 5200MT/s
- AM2 CPU supports HyperTransport 1.0/2.0
- AM2+ CPU supports HyperTransport 3.0

Chipset

• AMD® 790FX and SB600 Chipset


Main Memory


• Supports Dual DDR2 533/667/800/1066 (1066 for AM2+ only)
- 4 DDR2 DIMMs (240pin / 1.8V)
- Supports a maximum memory size up to 8GB.


Slots

• 2 mazarine PCI Express x16 slots (PCI Express Bus SPEC V2.0 compliant; supports CrossFire Technology)
• 2 light-blue PCI Express x16 slots with x8 operations (PCI Express Bus SPEC V2.0 compliant; supports CrossFire Technology)
• When 4 PCI Express x16 slots are all installed, the PCIE x 16 lanes will auto arrange form x16/ x0/ x16/ x0 to x8/ x8/ x8/ x8
• 1 PCI Express x1 slots
• 2 PCI slots, support 3.3V/ 5V PCI bus Interface.


On-Board IDE


• One IDE port by AMD® SB600
- Supports Ultra DMA 66/100/133 mode
- Supports PIO, Bus Master operation mode
- Can connect up to two IDE devices

On-Board SATA

• 4 SATA II (1~4) ports by AMD® SB600
• 2 SATA II (5~6) ports by Promise® T3, support SAS ready devices, for storage devices only
• 2 eSATA ports by Promise® T3, for storage devices only
- Supports storage and data transfers at up to 3Gb/s


RAID Function

- SATA II 1~4 support RAID 0, 1 and 0+1 mode by AMD® SB600
- SATA II 5~6 & 2 eSATA ports support RAID 0, 1 and 0+1 mode by Promise® T3

MSI Reminds You...
• The RAID setup floppy disk is optional depending on the districts. You can download the files from the website to make the setup disk.


Audio

• Chipset integrated by Realtek® ALC888/ALC888T
- Flexible 8-channel audio with jack sensing
- Compliant with Azalia 1.0 Spec


LAN

• Realtek PCI-E GbLAN controller 8111B
- Integrated Fast Ethernet MAC and PHY in single chip
- Supports 10Mb/s, 100Mb/s and 1000Mb/s
- Compliance with PCI-Express Bus specification v1.0a


IEEE1394 / FireWire

• Chipset integrated by VIA® VT6308P
- Transfer rate is up to 400Mbps


Internal I/O Connectors

- ATX 24-pin power connector
- ATX 4-pin 12V CPU power connector
- ATX 4-pin VGA power connector
- CPU / System x 4 FAN connectors
- CD-in connector
- Front panel audio connector
- Front panel connector
- 3 x USB 2.0 connector support additional 6 ports
- 1 x Floppy disk drive connector
- 6 x Serial ATA II connectors
- 1 x ATA133 HD connectors
- 1 x SPDIF-out header
- 1 x IEEE1394 connector support additional 1 port
- 1 x Serial port header (optional)
- 1 x VoIP card header (optional)

MSI Reminds You...
• The floppy disk cable will be optional.


Back Panel I/O Ports

- 1 x PS/2 keyboard


- 1 x PS/2 mouse
- 1 x Optical SPDIF out
- 1 x IEEE1394 Port
- 1 x 6 in 1 audio jack
- 4 x USB 2.0 ports
- 1 x RJ45 LAN jack
- 2 x eSATA ports


Dimension

• 30.5cm(L) x 24.5cm(W) ATX Form Factor

Mounting

• 9 mounting holes.


Product Accessories


MSI Reminds You...
• The accessories will probably be different according to the different selling areas of product models. For details of accessories, please refer to the descriptions on the product package.

 

1. Specifications may differ depending on your location, and we reserve the right to change without notice. Please check with your local dealers for detailed specifications.
2. Due to photography and/or monitor settings, coloration of product images may vary from actual product.

 

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