Consumed Power, Energy Consumption: Besides, video cards in PCI Express x16 slots can be powered from the standard 4-pin peripheral connector. The mentioned BIOS parameters are available in this version, but the viability of non-standard settings hasn’t been tested. The core logic chip on the first production motherboards has an official designation already. The board is equipped with a 4-pin ATX12V connector. It’s inferior to the Diamond series only in its bundle and “safety margin” of the cooling system.
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Smart Fan mode is available only with a 4-pin platnium. But if you plan on testing this system in an overclocked mode, you will still need additional cooling.
Though a bit expensive, they are solidly packed with cabling, brackets and manuals as well as additional and chipset controllers and ports. Note the support for two gigabit network adapters, integrated into the new chipset.
Since we k9m enough time to look at peculiarities of AMD’s new platform, let’s not delay and proceed to the first Socket AM2 motherboards in our plstinum kindly provided by MSI. There are no empty seats on this motherboard — Platinum series from MSI traditionally differs from “simple” models by a full set of additional controllers, provided by the board design. But if you had such plans, then you have at least two motherboards that can help build a good system with Socket AM2.
When the upper threshold is crossed, the fan accelerates to its maximum speed. In this case, when the temperature is below the minimal threshold, the rotational speed is kept to minimum.
MSI K9N Platinum SLI
We do not see any sense in rushing towards AMD’s new platform. Thus, only coolers with the original retention system may be left out of it – their installation required removing the standard frame and securing the assembly right through the mounting holes in a motherboard.
Indeed, the retention system of the new boxed coolers has been modified four holes at the edge of the framebut traditional projections are preserved as well for compatibility.
Note that enthusiast series MSI Diamond, in particular will be still bundled with robust cooling systems for this chipset. Memory voltage regulator uses capacitors from Rubycon and is reinforced with L elements. The second port yellowalways operating in PCI Express x1 mode, can be used for the second video card – for another pair of monitors.
MSI engineers use a long low-profile heatsink. You can select two modes of the CPU fan, to control its rotational speed: Bottom line At the moment we have nothing to compare these motherboards with, and they are almost identical to each other with an exception of SLI support.
Specification for K9N Platinum | Motherboard – The world leader in motherboard design | MSI Global
Video 3Digests Video cards: The mentioned BIOS parameters are available in this version, but the viability of non-standard settings hasn’t been tested.
A usual feature of such boards is rich functionality and thorough packages without any fanciful expensive toys. Performance The performance issues are described in our general article about the new socket.
The motherboard was stable at the standard frequencies. It’s not installed on the center of the chip. Besides, video cards in PCI Express x16 slots can be powered from the standard 4-pin peripheral connector. This is a couple of similar boards the differences are described below occupying high positions in MSI’s product series. Note that the motherboard has no jumpers to select video slot modes, they are switched on the chipset level. It overhangs a motherboard at one side, tied to it through an insulating pad.
When the temperature is within the specified range, the rotational speed is raised stepwise. It’s inferior to the Diamond series only in its bundle and “safety margin” of the cooling system.