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The P45 Platinum is a higher-end ATX-form motherboard from MSI, based on the Intel P45 chipset architecture.

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Pros

capable of running very quickly, a good choice for a gaming PC

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setup is easy enough to handle for first-time installers, layout is pretty obvious

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offers a good amount of room for all components, well thought-out design

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audio output is clean and detailed, makes the most of good stereo systems

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can support a high number of USB ports

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good array of overclocking functions available in the BIOS

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Cons

difficult to get in touch with official tech support

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BIOS updates don't always go well, can sometimes result in a board that won't work anymore

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The P45 Platinum is a higher-end ATX-form motherboard from MSI, based on the Intel P45 chipset architecture.  The P45 Platinum can support up to 16GB of DDR2 1066 SDRAM.  The P45 Platinum supports ATI CrossfireX and features 8-Channel audio.  The Platinum uses solid capacitors and shielded chokes, which lengthen the lifespan of the motherboard and increase energy efficiency.  For further information, please see the Intel P45 Chipset report and the MSI P45 Series report.

Features
  • Northbridge:  Intel P45
  • Southbridge:  Intel ICH10R
  • Socket:  LGA775
  • Memory Support: 16GB DDR2 1066 SDRAM
  • Graphics Options:  2 x16 PCI-E (ATI CrossfireX Capable)
  • Audio:  8-Channel Audio
  • 12 USB 2.0 Ports,  2 x1 PCI-E Slot, 2 PCI Slots, 6 SATA-3Gb/s Connectors
  • Realtek Gigabit LAN Connection
  • Size:  30.5cm x 24.5cm
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