MSI K9A2 Platinum Motherboard

MSI K9A2 Platinum Motherboard - AMD790FX, Socket AM2+, ATX, Audio, PCI Express 2.0, Gigabit LAN, S/PDIF, USB 2.0, Firewire, eSATA, RAID

Item#:  M452-6000  | Model#: K9A2PLATINUM

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MSI K9A2 Platinum Motherboard Product Details

MSI K9A2 Platinum Motherboard
It’s the Platinum standard. Which means it’s better than gold. We’re talking about MSI’s new K9A2 Platinum AMD 790FX Socket AM2+ motherboard. Built for the most powerful multimedia and gaming systems. Built for AMD Phenom, Athlon, and Sempron processors in the Socket AM2+ package, the K9A2 Platinum features Dual Core Center, Live Update Online, Live Update 3 technologies. Based on the AMD 790FX and SB600 chipsets, this high-performance ATX platform supports HyperTransport 3.0 up to 2600MHz, Dual DDR II 1066/800/667/533 memory up to 8GB, PCI-E x16 (supports CrossFire Technology), SATA2, eSATA, RAID 0, 1 and 0+1 mode by Promise T3, flexible 8 channel audio with jack sensing, GbLAN, IEEE 1394, and USB 2.0. MSI’s gone better than Gold, with the new K9A2 Platinum AMD 790DX Socket AM2+ motherboard. Take advantage of this outstanding value while supplies last.

AMD Phenom™ Processors
The leading-edge performance and unparallel technology of AMD AM2+ Phenom™ processors have built its strength on the well-known AMD64 framework which consisted next generation of HyperTransport 3.0 Technology, and integrated DDR2 1066 memory controller, and 128-bit Floating Point Units. The AMD Phenom™ processors are an ideal choice for multi-media enthusiasts and intensive multi-tasking environments to offer significant performance boosts and provides an overall more energy efficient platform.
AMD 790FX Chipset
AMD 790FX Chipset is designed to support up to 5200MT/s HyperTransport™ 3.0 (HT 3.0) interface speed and quad PCI Express™ 2.0 x16 graphics. It is optimized with AMD latest AM2+ and multi-core CPUs to provide excellent system performance and overclocking capabilities.
ATI CrossFireX™ Technology
ATI’s CrossFireX™ boosts image quality along with rendering speed, eliminating the need to scale down screen resolution to get high quality images. CrossFireX™ allows higher anti-aliasing, anisotropic filtering, shading, and texture settings. Adjust your display configurations, experiment with the advanced 3D settings, and check the effects with a real-time 3D-rendered previews within ATI Catalyst™ Control Center.
PCI-E 2.0 Graphics Interface
PCI-E 2.0 doubles the bus standard's bandwidth from 2.5 Gbit/s to 5 Gbit/s, meaning a x32 connector can transfer data at up to 16 GB/s in each direction. PCI-E 2.0 also features improvements to the point-to-point data transfer protocol and its software architecture.


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A Closer Look

Socket
This motherboard features a Socket AM2+
design.

Chipset
The K9A2 Platinum motherboard is based on the AMD 790FX Northbridge chipset and the AMD SB600 Southbridge chipset. It supportsAMD Phenom FX, Phenom, Athlon 64 X2, Athlon 64 and Sempron Processors, with Hyper-Transport Technology and up to 2600MHz (5200 MT/s) MHz Front Side Bus support.

Memory Expansion
The K9A2 Platinum provides 4 DIMM sockets using Dual Channel 240-pin DDR3 with a total capacity of up to 8GB-64bit. You can install DDR2 533/667/800/1066MHz Memory. (Due to the High Performance Memory design, motherboards or system configurations may or may not operate smoothly at the JEDEC (Joint Electron Device Engineering Council) standard settings (BIOS Default on the motherboard) such as DDR2 voltage, memory speeds and memory timing. Please confirm and adjust your memory setting in the BIOS accordingly for better system stability.)

PCI Express 2.0 Support
PCI Express Base 2.0 specification doubles the interconnect bit rate from 2.5 GT/s to 5 GT/s in a seamless and compatible manner. The performance boost to 5 GT/s is by far the most important feature of the PCI Express 2.0 specifications. It effectively increases the aggregate bandwidth of a 16-lane link to approximately 16 GB/s. The higher bandwidth will allow product designers to implement narrower interconnect links to achieve high performance.

PCI Express Support
The TP35D2-A7 fully supports PCI Express, the latest I/O interconnect technology that speeds up the PCI bus. PCI Express features point-to-point serial interconnections between devices and allows higher clockspeeds by carrying data in packets. This high-speed interface is software compatible with existing PCI specifications.

IDE
The K9A2 Platinum includes built in IDE facilities that support Ultra DMA 66/100/133.
Audio
The K9A2 Platinum comes with a Realtek ALC888 audio codec which supports high quality 8-channel audio.

Serial ATA Support
The K9A2 Platinum supports the Serial ATA technology through the Serial ATA interfaces. Doubles bus bandwidth which provides blazingly high disk performance, up to 3.0Gb/s. (6) six internal SATA and (2) two external SATA connectors with RAID 0, 1 and 0+1 solutions.


What's Included


  • MSI K9A2 Platinum Motherboard
  • User Manual
  • Drivers CD
  • Single Port Firewire Bracket Module
  • eSATA to SATA Cable
  • (4) Four SATA Cables
  • (2) Two SATA Power Connectors
  • IDE Cable
  • I/O Back Panel Shield
 
  • Manufactured by: MSI Computer
    Warranty provided by: MSI Computer
    Limited Warranty: 12 months parts; 12 months labor
    Mfg Part No: K9A2PLATINUM
    UPC No: 816909041798
    Box Size: ( Length:11, Width:14, Depth:4)
    Shipping Weight: 1.4200 pound(s)
    Dimensional Weight: 3pounds

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