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MSI Announces A75A-G55 Socket FM1 Motherboard

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The world-renowned motherboard and video card manufacturer MSI has officially announced the all-new AMD Llano series motherboard – A75A-G55 today. In addition to continuing the motherboard advantages of the first model A75MA-G55 and scoring P1646 points for 3DMark 11's built-in display performance record, it also displayed MSI's superb R&D strength, crossing the OC Genie II technology onto the AMD Llano platform. There are no complicated settings, and it only requires one button (step) and one second to easily boost the system's overall performance by 110%.

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Why is there so much empty space? If the section of the board near the SATA headers was going to be that empty, why not move the USB3.0 header over there instead of where it is? It just seems so badly organized.
 
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"boost the system's overall performance by 110%". This is very impressive, I don't think I've seen anybody else reach even 50% boost vis a vis stock clocks.
 
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110%....390%....wow who did the calculations....the count from sesame street:laugh: imagine if it could take a six core or 8core bd. % increase would be in the millions
 
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Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah, 30 fps is not considered a playable framerate.
Also, what the hell, why are the SATA ports not 90º angled?
 
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Wow... Initial impression is about the same as the laughing man's. -I don't think I've ever seen a motherboard with that much empty space on it.
 
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whats the point ? the connectors are in the middle of the board anyway .
It's still a good feature and those ports are way closer to the expansion slots, compared to other boards, so if a medium size dual-slot card is used, I can see issues arising. Not to mention if you add a 3-slot card. Ok, that would be kind of abusrd in this board. My point is, it's a good feature and I like to see it and MSi could have done it. So, for me, there's a minus right there. But I'm not going to buy this board so...it's my 2 cents.
Wow... Initial impression is about the same as the laughing man's. -I don't think I've ever seen a motherboard with that much empty space on it.
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Thost last two do have a lot of empty space, but the first one not so much. And those boards were back in the day when there was very little to add to a board. Now they could have added On/Off button, CMOS clear button, LED error indicator lights, Firewire header, etc.

Much like those last two boards you posted, its not a lack of stuff really, just strange choice in placement for the stuff it has. Its like this MSI board and those two started life as a microATX board and at the last minute somebody said, "We need another ATX board. Add 2 inches in fab to the A55 microATX to get it to ATX size."
 
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110%....390%....wow who did the calculations....the count from sesame street:laugh: imagine if it could take a six core or 8core bd. % increase would be in the millions
its just marketing words so you can say 'o.... really that fast, i must have one'
then you empty your wallet to buy that