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MSI P55 Motherboard Pictured

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MSI will be one of the first motherboard manufacturers to design one based on Intel's upcoming P55 chipset, supporting Intel's upcoming Core i5 series processors, using the LGA-1156 socket design. Boy, is this one interesting board. Pictured by Hardware-Aktuell, the MSI G9P55-DC picture shows perhaps the first picture of a fully-assembled LGA-1156 socket, with its complete retention mechanism in place.

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This board looks nuts.

The cmos battery is right under a pci-e slot and if you need to take it out for any reason you'd need to take a gpu out and I had to do that with my last board more than I thought.

As fits says the buttons are in the wrong place and would 1366 coolers work on this ?
 

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p55 uses a 76mm hole spacing last i heard.

maybe they changed since then... i dont see why they couldnt use the 72mm that 775 uses or the 80mm that 1366 uses. having 5 different hole spacings is kinda retarded.
 

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p55 uses a 76mm hole spacing last i heard.

maybe they changed since then... i dont see why they couldnt use the 72mm that 775 uses or the 80mm that 1366 uses. having 5 different hole spacings is kinda retarded.
Oh dear lawd.
 
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It seems that P55 is the intel killer to me. i7 core isn't REALLY that expensive. I mean look at the change in sockets. It's like X58 = i7. Now you can't go i5 if you had an X58 chipset. That's so monopolizing. And removal of Triple channel, that's so fucking retarded. :shadedshu
 
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No more LGA775? :wtf:
 
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I think i5 is supposed to replace c2d. There isn't a point though unless they make cheap p55 mobo's.
 
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so core i5 will support only ddr3?
 

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p55 uses a 76mm hole spacing last i heard.

maybe they changed since then... i dont see why they couldnt use the 72mm that 775 uses or the 80mm that 1366 uses. having 5 different hole spacings is kinda retarded.
Yea its quite annoying.
 

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What's wrong with 1366? I really hope having two different sockets for each market doesn't become a trend. At least with 775 you could go from a E5200 to a Q9650 on the same motherboard. This leaves i5 users with no upgrade path...
 
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What's wrong with 1366? I really hope having two different sockets for each market doesn't become a trend. At least with 775 you could go from a E5200 to a Q9650 on the same motherboard. This leaves i5 users with no upgrade path...
That's what i meant how retarded they are. They're going for those BUDGET On motherboard to be on processor as well. It's gonna ruin everything and their sad market, espically with the recession now.BOOOOO