Items tagged with MSI

  Intel's i845 DDR Chipset Debuts MSI's 845 Ultra-ARU & DFI's NB70-SC DDR Solutions Based On Intel's New Value Platform By, Dave Altavilla December 17 2001 The market has been waiting for this one for a long time.  Intel has authorized OEMs to begin shipping Brookdale (i845) based solutions, now with DDR SDRAM support.  Finally, an Intel native alternative to RDRAM, for their flagship Pentium 4 Processor has arrived.  Current success in the OEM sector, for Intel's PC133 incarnation of this platform, has paved the way for a natural migration path.  With PC2100 DDR SDRAM on price parity with PC133 solutions, it is the proverbial "no brainer" for motherboard... Read more...
  P4 i845 SDRAM Motherboards from Asus and MSI The Asus P4B and MSI 845Pro2-R do battle By, Dave Altavilla September 24th, 2001   The Pentium 4 definitely has had it fair share of struggle and strife.  In part, one of the reasons why Intel took some "heat" about the P4, was their choice of system memory interface.  True, RAMBUS does provide serious bandwidth advantages over legacy PC133 subsystems but cost factors and business practices of Intel's memory partner, have proven to be a serious thorn in their side.  Not too long after the release of Pentium 4, arch rival AMD signed up in the DDR SDRAM camp and provided a lower cost alternative with bandwidth in... Read more...
 Micro-Star International's MS-6163 Pro   These days there are a new breed of motherboards being brought to market by a few key manufacturers that are designed with the hardcore "overclocker' in mind. Micro-Star International sent us their crowned jewel in this exciting new arena, the MS-6163 Rev. 2.0, otherwise know as the MS-6163 Pro. Here's what we thought. The Specs CPU: Support Intel(R) Pentium(R) II/III & CeleronTM processor up to 550MHz or faster. F.S.B. supports 66/75/78/81/83/90/95/100/105/110/112/115/117/120/122/124(31) 124(41)/126/133/135/138/140/142/144/150/155MHz 26 settings. Vcore adjustment: Up to 15% Vio adjustment: 3.3/3.4/3.5/3.6v Memory: 3 DIMM. Max. 768MB... Read more...
Micro Star International's  MS-6309 VIA Apollo Pro133A - Coppermine Ready Socket 370 Infused April 10, 2000 By Dave Altavilla   The past few months have been very interesting for the PC Motherboard market.  As we all know, Intel skipped a beat with respect to release of its own PC133 compatible chipset with the i820.  In the mean time, VIA has begun to show up in almost every Motherboard Manufacturer's offering, in many cases as a high end product solution.  The value space has always been a place where VIA plays well.  This time, they are filling the void at both ends of the spectrum with the Apollo Pro 133A.. MSI sent us their recently released VIA PC133 based... Read more...
MSI  850Pro MSI's P4 Board Driven By the i850 By Dave Altavilla 2/12/01   MSI -  Micro-Star International, has long been known for top quality motherboards designed with the Performance or Power User in mind.  In addition, they are typically one of the first few vendors out of the gate with a new technology or motherboard platform.  The third Pentium 4 or Socket 423 based motherboard to be tested here at HotHardware was sent to us from this veteran player in the field.    The MS850Pro is an i850 based motherboard from MSI that goes head to head with the likes of the Asus P4T and Gigabyte GA-8TX.  Let's see how this product from MSI stacks up versus... Read more...
  MSI's 694T Pro Motherboard Let's Shed Some Light on the Subject By, Jeff Bouton September 6th, 2001     When one thinks of quality motherboards, several manufacturers come to mind, one of which has to be MSI.  For over 15 years, MSI has been producing some of the finest computer products on the market and today we've reviewed yet another, the 694T Pro Motherboard.  This model being the first of their motherboards to sport the new VIA Apollo Pro133T Chipset, offering support for Intel's new "Tualatin" processor.       With the promising results we've been seeing with the last few "Tualatin" capable motherboards, I was eager to get the... Read more...
  A Tale of Two TNT2s The Gigabyte GA660 Turbo Vrs. The MSI 3DAGPhantom We brought in the wreckin' crew for this event. Like a Demolition Team with a bad attitude, we decided to mix up a couple of explosive substances and see what kind of reaction we would get. This is a "Bake Off" of sorts between a pair of TNT2 cards from Gigabyte and Micro-Star International. Both boards are from the standard TNT2 vintage as opposed to the Ultra variety. Both cards also are designed with an agressive approach to the standard NVidia Reference Design. You know both Gigabyte and MSI for their exceptional Motherboard products. We decided to get a little insight on their Graphics Accelerators. Let's... Read more...
MSI's GeForce 3 Powered Starforce 822 ViVo Not Just a GF3...It May Be "The" GeForce 3! By, Marco Chiappetta November 8, 2001 NVIDIA's new Titanium line of cards and ATi's new Radeons have been commanding most of the spotlight these days.  With the release of these "next generation" products, attention shifted focus, and prices on the preceding generation of products dropped considerably, placing some very powerful cards within reach of mainstream buyers. This is the case with the "vanilla" GeForce 3 powered, MSI Starforce 822 we'll be looking at today.  A few short weeks ago, if we said a full featured, very overclockable GeForce 3 with TV-Out, Video-In... Read more...
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