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MSI Delivers New Dual-Core AM2 Motherboards

MSI's latest K9N series utilizes the latest nForce 590 SLI / 570 SLI / 570 chipsets, supporting the new-generation Socket AM2 with dual-channel DDR2-800 memory support. The K9 Series motherboards also feature Dual CoreCell 2, SLI, Creative Audigy Sound and heat pipe / passive cooling.

The K9N series supports 4-6 SATA II ports (RAID 0, 1, 0+1, 5), and 2 x ATA133 channels so you can connect up to 4 IDE drives. Motherboards also offer 8-10 USB 2.0 High-Speed ports and Gigabit LAN.

The series currently includes four products. First, there's the top-end K9N Diamond with enhanced tweaking options and performance settings.

  • NVIDIA nForce 590 SLI MCP chipset
  • Supports AMD Socket AM2, Athlon64 FX/X2 and Sempron processors
  • 4 x DDR2-533/667/800, up to 8GB
  • Dual LAN 10/100/1000 ports
  • Creative Audigy SE! 7.1-channel surround hardware Audio with EAX
  • 6 x SATA2 (RAID 0/1/0+1,5)
  • 2 x PCI-E x16, 2 x PCI-E x1, 3 x PCI
  • 10 x USB 2.0, 2 x IEEE1394
  • Dual CoreCell with D.O.T. Express
  • Copper Pipeline Heatsink design

Next, there's the K9N SLI Platinum, the silent SLI solution.

  • NVIDIA nForce 570 SLI MCP chipset
  • Supports AMD Socket AM2, Athlon64 FX/X2 and Sempron processors
  • 4 x DDR2-533/667/800, up to 8GB
  • Dual LAN 10/100/1000 ports
  • 8-channel High Definition Audio
  • 6 x SATA2 (RAID 0/1/0+1,5)
  • 2 x PCI-E x16, 2 x PCI-E x1, 3 x PCI
  • 10 x USB 2.0, 2 x IEEE1394
  • Dual CoreCell with D.O.T. Express
  • 1 x MSI communication slot
  • Silent Heatsink design

Next is K9N Ultra, the mainstream AM2 gaming platform.

  • NVIDIA nForce 570 MCP chipset
  • Supports AMD Socket AM2, Athlon64 FX/X2 and Sempron processors
  • 4 x DDR2-533/667/800, up to 8GB
  • Dual LAN 10/100/1000 ports
  • 8-channel High Definition Audio
  • 6 x SATA2 (RAID 0/1/0+1,5)
  • 1 x PCI-E x16, 2 x PCI-E x1, 3 x PCI
  • 10 x USB 2.0
  • Dual CoreCell with D.O.T. Express
  • 1 x MSI communication slot
  • Silent Heatsink design

Finally, there's the K9A Platinum, the CrossFire Dual-GPU motherboard based on the ATI Radeon Xpress3200 Crossfire Dual-GPU chipset.

  • ATI RD580 Xpress3200 chipset
  • Supports AMD Socket AM2, Athlon64 FX/X2 and Sempron processors
  • 4 x DDR2-533/667/800, up to 8GB
  • Dual LAN 10/100/1000 ports
  • 8-channel High Definition Audio
  • 6 x SATA2 (RAID 0/1/0+1,5)
  • 2 x PCI-E x16, 2 x PCI-E x1, 3 x PCI
  • 10 x USB 2.0, 2 x IEEE1394
  • Dual CoreCell with D.O.T. Express
  • Silent Heatsink design

Source: MSI

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