Wednesday, July 1st 2009

MSI Intros 760GTM-P33 Motherboard

MSI launched a new AMD AM2+ socket micro-ATX motherboard targeting the value and SME markets. The 760GTM-P33 is based on the AMD 760G + SB710 chipset, and supports DDR2 memory from two DIMM slots. It extends compatibility to AM3-socket processors along the way. The CPU is powered by a 4+1 phase circuit, with support for MSI's APS (active phase switching) feature. The SB710 chipset connects to six SATA II ports internally, and one standard IDE connector. The 760G chipset embeds an ATI Radeon HD 3200 class IGP, with slightly lower clock speeds and higher energy efficiency compared to the 780G. Display connectivity includes DVI and D-Sub ports. 8-channel audio, and gigabit connectors, a PCI-E x16, x1, and two PCI slots make for the rest of the package. The MSI 760GTM-P33 will arrive at stores soon, at an expected price under $100.

Source: TechConnect Magazine
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13 Comments on MSI Intros 760GTM-P33 Motherboard

#1
Mussels
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i wish they'd put a HDMI port instead of that VGA port. the HD3200 onboard provides HDMI audio, and at this price point i dont think they'd bother with a DVI to HDMI adaptor in the package.
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Weer
by: Mussels
i wish they'd put a HDMI port instead of that VGA port. the HD3200 onboard provides HDMI audio, and at this price point i dont think they'd bother with a DVI to HDMI adaptor in the package.
It has a DVI output as well. Having both DVI and HDMI is more rare.
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Mussels
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by: Weer
It has a DVI output as well. Having both DVI and HDMI is more rare.
my 780G has all three.

i dont see why they do this, these boards are best for HTPC use, and native HDMI is worth the money there since this onboard has HDMI audio.
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by: Mussels
my 780G has all three.

i dont see why they do this, these boards are best for HTPC use, and native HDMI is worth the money there since this onboard has HDMI audio.
Well, my G45 has native HDMI, but aside from the convenience, it's not necessary. Until I have a regular HDTV, to me HDMI is just for above-1080p resolutions. And my 3007WFP-HC doesn't even have HDMI.

Now, what would have been nice is for my Atom330 Mini-ITX board to have DVI.
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Mussels
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Well, my G45 has native HDMI, but aside from the convenience, it's not necessary. Until I have a regular HDTV, to me HDMI is just for above-1080p resolutions. And my 3007WFP-HC doesn't even have HDMI.

Now, what would have been nice is for my Atom330 Mini-ITX board to have DVI.
the purpose of HDMI is audio and video on one cable. Your dell doesnt have speakers, so of course it wont have HDMI.

HDMI is backward compatible to DVI, but the reverse is more complicated when it comes to audio (needing special adaptors)
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Weer
by: Mussels
the purpose of HDMI is audio and video on one cable. Your dell doesnt have speakers, so of course it wont have HDMI.

HDMI is backward compatible to DVI, but the reverse is more complicated when it comes to audio (needing special adaptors)
No, HDMI used to be about Audio-Video functionality. Now, it's primarily about higher resolutions, since DVI can only do 1080p. If it wasn't for Dual-Link DVI, HDMI would be needed.

But, I understand what you're saying. Personally, I will never care for HDMI, because I will always have an outstanding speaker system. I mean who uses their TV's built-in speakers anyway?
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Mussels
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by: Weer
No, HDMI used to be about Audio-Video functionality. Now, it's primarily about higher resolutions, since DVI can only do 1080p. If it wasn't for Dual-Link DVI, HDMI would be needed.

But, I understand what you're saying. Personally, I will never care for HDMI, because I will always have an outstanding speaker system. I mean who uses their TV's built-in speakers anyway?
TECHNICALLY, it may be about the high res.

USE wise, the only reason to use it is for the audio :) (oh, or the really really long cables... i use a 5M one, its awesome. PC no longer needs to be near teh screen)
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by: Mussels
TECHNICALLY, it may be about the high res.

USE wise, the only reason to use it is for the audio :) (oh, or the really really long cables... i use a 5M one, its awesome. PC no longer needs to be near teh screen)
HDMI cables are much more expensive than DVI cables, and that's saying something. I got a 10 Meter DVI cable going toward my 2407WFP-HC hovering above my bed. It's the life.
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Kitkat
by: Mussels
my 780G has all three.

i dont see why they do this, these boards are best for HTPC use, and native HDMI is worth the money there since this onboard has HDMI audio.
i dont either wish theyd stop flooding the market and just wait for amds new stuff. They dont need anything "new" especialy MSI they needa concentrate on quality. 1 board that works great and is killing the competion and 20 or so that no one would buy is not a good record.
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7mm
So that's another 760G make, 3rd though... BIOSTAR, AsRock & MSI. Confused wiht the IGP here, both BIOSTAR & AsRock has HD 3000 as their IGP for 760G & MSI comes with HD 3200! Same as 780G's IGP? If that's accurate, than MSI is the best bet against other two.
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btarunr
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by: 7mm
So that's another 760G make, 3rd though... BIOSTAR, AsRock & MSI. Confused wiht the IGP here, both BIOSTAR & AsRock has HD 3000 as their IGP for 760G & MSI comes with HD 3200! Same as 780G's IGP? If that's accurate, than MSI is the best bet against other two.
AMD 740G, 760G, 780G, and 790GX use the same physical chip (RS780), only placed in different SKUs based on their testing performance. So they clock the IGP differently, and enable the sideport memory (DDR2 or DDR3).
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7mm
by: btarunr
AMD 740G, 760G, 780G, and 790GX use the same physical chip (RS780), only placed in different SKUs based on their testing performance. So they clock the IGP differently, and enable the sideport memory (DDR2 or DDR3).
Ohh, that's something to know about, isn't it! Thanx for the great info brother. Just one more thing, is this RS780 better than nVIDIA's 81 / 82 / 8300 chipset?
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Mussels
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by: 7mm
Ohh, that's something to know about, isn't it! Thanx for the great info brother. Just one more thing, is this RS780 better than nVIDIA's 81 / 82 / 8300 chipset?
for media PC use, it has one feature ahead, and thats the HDMI audio.
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