Asrock AM2V890-VSTA & MSI K9A Platinum Motherboards

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A Closer Look: The MSI K9A Platinum Specs

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CPU 

? AMD Athlon 64 X2, Athlon 64, Athlon FX and Sempron in the Socket AM2 package.

FSB

? HyperTransport supporting speed up to 1GHz (2000MT/s)

Chipset

? ATI CrossFire? Xpress 3200 and SB600 Chipset

 


Main Memory

? Supports Dual DDR II 533/667/800
– 4 DDRII DIMMs (240pin / 1.8V)
– Supports a maximum memory size up to 8GB.

 


Slots 

? 2 PCI Express x16 slots (Support ATI CrossFire Technology)
? 2 PCI Express x1 slots
? 2 PCI slots, support 3.3V/ 5V PCI bus Interface.

 


On-Board IDE 

? One IDE port by AT 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 ports by ATI SB600
– Supports storage and data transfers at up to 300 MB/s

RAID Function

– SATA II 1~4 supports RAID 0, 1 and 0+1 mode by ATI SB600

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 ALC883
– Flexible 8-channel audio with jack sensing
– Compliant with Azalia 1.0 Spec

 


LAN  

? Dual LAN jacks
? 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

? Realtek PCI GbLAN controller 8110S
– Integrated Fast Ethernet MAC and PHY in single chip.
– Supports 10Mb/s, 100Mb/s and 1000Mb/s.
– Compliance with PCI 2.3

 


IEEE1394

? 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 / NB FAN connectors
– CD-in connector
– IrDA infrared module header
– Chassis intrusion switch connector
– Front panel audio connector
– Front panel connector
– D-Bracket2 connector
– 1 x IEEE1394 connector support additional 1 ports
– 3 x USB 2.0 connector support additional 6 ports
– 1 x Floppy disk drive connector
– 4 x Serial ATA II connectors
– 1 x ATA133 HD connectors

MSI Reminds You…
? The floppy disk cable will be optional.

 


Back Panel I/O Ports 

– 1 x Parallel port
– 1 x Serial port (COM 1)
– 1 x PS/2 keyboard
– 1 x PS/2 mouse
– 1 x Coaxial SPDIF out
– 1 x IEEE1394 Port
– 1 x 6 in 1 audio jack (S/SPDIF out)
– 4 x USB 2.0 ports
– 2 x RJ45 LAN jack

 


Dimension

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

Mounting

? 9 mounting holes.

 

 

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