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MSI Announces More AMD 740G Motherboards

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MSI announced two more socket AM2+ motherboards based on the AMD 740G chipset. This low powered chipset suits businesses and productivity applications. Paired with the SB710 southbridge, it's featured on the 740GTM-P21 and 740GTM-P25, both nearly identical, but for a minor difference. The latter features 8-channel audio instead of 6-channel on the former. Both in turn, look similar in terms of PCB layout, to the recently announced 785GT-E63.

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The AM2+ socket (compatible with most AM3 processors)
What do they know, that we don't.. All of the AM3 CPU's on the market work on AM2+ sockets. The AM3 socket has 941 holes, while the AM3 CPU's have 938. Maybe they have some AM3+(941 pin) stuff in the works.
 
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looks like the 8 channel audio board has solid caps in the cpu area which might me good and lasts longer.
 

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Hd 3100??

i think you guy's wrong, AMD 740G is using HD 2100 class IGP (it's just a die srhink from 690G chipset) and i even use this chipset right now (an ECS one) and the price is damm cheap (just $45).

yep just like i said it's just a rebrand from 690G chipset.
 
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I understand releasing 785G.... but is there really a point in making even older chipsets now?!?!
 
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I understand releasing 785G.... but is there really a point in making even older chipsets now?!?!
Of course. I used to use 740G's for most of my customer builds that just wanted an internet machine. These will have SB710, so even better!
 

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What do they know, that we don't.. All of the AM3 CPU's on the market work on AM2+ sockets. The AM3 socket has 941 holes, while the AM3 CPU's have 938. Maybe they have some AM3+(941 pin) stuff in the works.
not QUITE true - there are some boards that wont, due to power limitations and such.
Also, you can imagine that 99% of stores out there would have staff who were told "different sockets dont work! DONT TRY IT !"