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MSI Releases G45M Digital Motherboard, First mATX with DrMOS

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Keeping its position as one of the world's industry leaders in innovation and technology, MSI, the world's top motherboard manufacturers, today launched the world's first mATX motherboard, G45M Digital, which utilizes the server-class DrMOS. It provides the best energy-saving solution for multimedia entertainment applications. The new G45M Digital motherboard provides energy-saving power transmission. All CPU power supply modules are using the high-quality DrMOS chip, and the exclusive GreenPower/APS (Active Phase Switching) power-saving technology. Even when it is used for a long time, users do not have to worry about the power consumption. G45M Digital motherboard utilizes the latest Intel G45/ICH10R chipset based, built-in Intel X4500HD graphics core and Intel Clear Video high-definition technology to provide high-performance 3D graphics and images. Through hardware decoding acceleration, users can also enjoy the Blu-ray high-resolution HD movies which significantly reduce the CPU loading. In addition, it also provides HDMI, DVI, D-Sub multiple display output, as well as 8-channel HD audio quality, enabling users to experience the perfect multimedia applications.

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Intel X4500HD graphics core and Intel Clear Video high-definition technology to provide high-performance 3D graphics
ORLY?
Without using other independent video card, the system can cope with most 3D games in the market.
At what resolution and quality settings???

Don't get me wrong, looks like a very decent board for a media centre pc, but i do wish their PR would stop trying to build up the "power" of the integrated intel graphics...
 

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Nice Cola-coloured PCB.

^^

One thing, how can it support CrossfireX with only the one PCIe slot? I know the chipset does, but should it be advertised? Hmmm...
 
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One thing, how can it support CrossfireX with only the one PCIe slot? I know the chipset does, but should it be advertised? Hmmm...
You cant count! There are TWO PCIe slots. Just that one of them is x1 so the crossfire aint going to be that fast! :laugh::roll:
 
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the g45 is a disappointing chipset, avoid it and get the amd 780g or the nvidia 8x00/9x00 chipset.

I believe that is the reason why the new low end macbook switched from intel to nvidia...because the g45 was crap (mostly due to bad drivers).
 

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You cant count! There are TWO PCIe slots. Just that one of them is x1 so the crossfire aint going to be that fast! :laugh::roll:
D'OH! Missed out the word adequate in that sentence. However, it's pretty obvious that a 1x slot isn't going to help or even allow Crossfire, let alone CrossfireX.
 

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Hybrid Crossfire using Intel's IGP?