Tuesday, August 4th 2009

MSI Announces its AMD 785G Motherboard Lineup

Global prestigious motherboard and graphic card manufacturer MSI, launched a high C/P ratio AMD 785G mainboard series. Additional support for gaming and video by Direct X 10.1 and UVD 2.0 enhance the performance of audio display and high definition. With multiple I/O port, exclusive user-friendly design, and powerful AMD platform, a new generation entertainment platform on the stage is to be expected.

MSI 785G Series mainboards, aiming at fitting consumers' demand for environmental protection and energy saving, introduced APS(Active Phase Switching).Auto power supply switch depending on system loading leads to more efficient power-using. MSI saves the earth and saves your money.
In addition to more emphasis on energy-saving, MSI 785G series mainboards are equipped with exclusive Easy OC Switch. Without complex computing knowledge, users only switches on and even lower rank processor can come out with high performance. No extra cost to attain better performance.

On bios design , all series of MSI 785G mainboards are equipped with state-of-the-art bios upgrade and back-up technology. Besides avoiding from risk of traditional bios upgrade, users can have system recovery through USB with bios content.

MSI 785G mainboard with built-in ATI Radeon HD4200 GPU makes it convenient for users to connect various audio and video utility. Besides regular DVI video output, MSI provides HDMI for audio and video output. With one single HDMI lane, high definition audio and video outcome can fully satisfy next generation's high definition demand.

Pictured above (in order) are MSI 785G-E65, MSI 785GM-E65, and MSI 785G-E51.
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18 Comments on MSI Announces its AMD 785G Motherboard Lineup

#2
Cold Storm
Battosai
Ok, I'm a little lost.. The MSI 785g-E65 has 3 PCI-e slots, but the 3rd PCI-e slot has it laned up for a PCI-e16.... Did they forget it??

The boards looks nice, but I think the 785G-E65 is the first board I've seen that they probably took another design, and just replaced the PCI-e16 to be a PCI-e, and said. "Flop it... We don't need to redo the mobo."
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btarunr
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Cold Storm, post: 1502068"
Ok, I'm a little lost.. The MSI 785g-E65 has 3 PCI-e slots, but the 3rd PCI-e slot has it laned up for a PCI-e16.... Did they forget it??
I think that PCB is designed for 790 GX, but used on this board. 2-way CrossFire isn't an advertised feature of 785G.
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#4
Cold Storm
Battosai
btarunr, post: 1502079"
I think that PCB is designed for 790 GX, but used on this board. 2-way CrossFire isn't an advertised feature of 785G.
Yeah, It's most likely is right.. I guess MSI needs to cut costs somewhere..
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#5
Cheeseball
780G and 785G don't have support for standard Crossfire/X, it's 790GX and 790GX that do. If it did, then the board would go over the US$100 mark that AMD didn't aim for with this chipset.
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#7
ThomasDM
DreamSeller, post: 1502067"
wow no crossfire :|
Of course not, these are sub-$100 boards with integrated graphics. Mainly for basic PCs and HTPCs, you don't need CrossFire on those.
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#8
ShadowFold
I like ASUS' offerings more. They have two PCI-E slots and the layout looks better. And these do support Crossfire, the 780G does too.
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#9
TheMailMan78
Big Member
ShadowFold, post: 1502139"
I like ASUS' offerings more. They have two PCI-E slots and the layout looks better. And these do support Crossfire, the 780G does too.
I agree. I just wish EVGA made AMD/ATI boards.
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#10
Kantastic
ShadowFold, post: 1502139"
I like ASUS' offerings more. They have two PCI-E slots and the layout looks better. And these do support Crossfire, the 780G does too.
One of the PCI-E slots are @ X4, and that really hinders crossfire performance.
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#11
ShadowFold
Not really. It's PCI-E2.0, the second card doesn't need much more than that anyway.
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#12
TheLaughingMan
These are just the first boards from MSi. They will make more using the 785G chipset. These, as the man stated before, are targeting the people who are going to use the intergrated chip. They will release boards later with 2 PCIe 2.0 running 16x/0x Crossfire at 8x/8x.
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#13
TheMailMan78
Big Member
TheLaughingMan, post: 1502370"
These are just the first boards from MSi. They will make more using the 785G chipset. These, as the man stated before, are targeting the people who are going to use the intergrated chip. They will release boards later with 2 PCIe 2.0 running 16x/0x Crossfire at 8x/8x.
I though thats what the 790GX was for? :confused:
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#14
TheLaughingMan
TheMailMan78, post: 1502373"
I though thats what the 790GX was for? :confused:
Your are completely right, but when has that stopped our beloved part vendors from flooding the market with an insane amount of variants, special versions, and "price gap" products.

The new chip is suppose to be just as powerful at a lower clock and has the updated support UVD 2.0 which should help a lot in HTPC's and people who watch HD content on their computer when not gaming.
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#15
TheMailMan78
Big Member
Meh. It doesn't matter. Ill be going Asus next time.
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#16
rake
Fuglyness... it looks like someone upended a whole boxful of random electronic bits all over the E51 and then they just soldered them on willy-nilly.
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#17
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
I'll probably go with a 785g mobo in the next few months. IGP goodness. :rockout:
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