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MSI 875P Neo-FIS2R P4 Motherboard Review

"The 800MHz FSB P4s was a step that had to happen, and performs much higher than its 533MHz FSB siblings. As you can see the yet to be released 400MHz FSB Athlons will up a good fight, and just shows how much the P4 depends on that 800MHz bus.

There are a few nice touches also. The signature red PCB along with the LED fan on the northbridge will appeal to those of you with window cases. The board is clearly laid out and colour coded making assembly much easier. The MSI 875P Neo FIS2R itself can support up to 10 ATA devices, 6 on the ICH5R and 4 on the Promise controller. This has got to be a record. :-). The CoreCell feature is another excellent idea with full control over the PC system, from voltages, CPU and FSB frequency and fan speed. The fan speed can be set to automatic depending on temperature.

Although the MSI 875P Neo FIS2R is one of the fastest P4 boards we have tested, its a pity the features that set it apart from the competition don´t work. As MSI released these boards a bit early there is no doubt that these are more available that other Canterwood boards and hence more popular. It is a pity that a feature rich board of this class is let down by just a few lines of code."

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