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MSI P45 Diamond Engineering Sample Motherboard Early Look

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    The guys over at HKEPC managed to get hold of an engineering sample MSI P45 Diamond motherboard (Intel P45) that looks in no way inferior to current ASUS R.O.G. and Foxconn MARS products. The Micro Star P45 DIAMOND (MS-7516) has all the features needed to be named high-end motherboard. This early ES sample features large heatpipe chipset cooling that can be transformed into water block if needed. On-board power, reset and clear CMOS buttons are also included. A clear CMOS button is also presented on the back of the motherboard. Check out the rest of the pictures over at HKEPC.

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    this makes me wanna wait it out before I choose boards for next build now...that's actually sexy
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    is this DDR2 or DDR3? I couldn't read the semi-translated HKEPC site..
    still wanna know what's with all the crayon colours on MSI boards...LOL
     
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    pastel colors - cause Easter was only a month ago :D

    as to the MEM type - judging by those DIMMs, it appears to be DDR3.

    it's a nice looking board, though, and I like the stock cooling solution - but only 2 PCIE16x slots might turn quite a few enthusiasts away . . .

    glad to see ASUS will have some more competition, though!
     
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    hopefully the boards will really heat up competition in the high end mobo market.
     
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    Spacing of PCI Express slots in lieu of PCI Slots is horrible, GET A CLUE YOU DUMB MOBO MAKERS, MOST RUN DUAL SLOT VIDEO CARDS!!! I want full access to all slots, until PCI Express takes a total hold of Auxiliary boards, PCI Sound is a must in my rig, most these boards are a no go.
     
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    looking at all these huge heatsinks on mobos, i have to ask a question just to be safe.
    does the extra heat output from Nvidia and Intel chipsets suggests that AMD chiset is more environment-friendly?
     
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    the 790fx is the recent least energy using chip, infact its beats nvidia chips by a mile when it comes to heat output and wattage. i think the 790fx only uses like 7 watts and hardly requires cooling. though the p45 isn't suppossed to be power hungry as the nvidia chips.
     
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    All these new boards look the same to me. A waste of slots!!!
    If your going to purchase such a board, your going to have 2 decent to highend gfx cards and a sound card.
    The gfx cards take up 2 slots, which seriously effects the amount of other hardware you can put in one machine.

    Above the first Pci-e slot is the smaller one. And like most other boards, its located in a position where a long cards components actually makes contact with the northbridge :(

    Always been a fan of the MSI products. Never had a stability issue. Keep it up MSI.
     
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    One thing that it loses out on... = number of phases the board has.
     
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    6 phase? hopefully voltage regulation is tight.
     
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    Being an ASUS M3A user, I can vouch it comes with the worst chipset cooling. Sure the AMD 770 has a power-consumption of under 7W but the engineers at ASUS made the silly mistake of relating power-consumption to TDP, result:

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    On topic: Woah...maybe MSI splurged all its financial resources into chipset cooling RnD (and fired a chunk of its RMA and consumer relations departments).
     

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