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During my recent trip to China and Taiwan, I not only spent time with Intel's executives at the Intel Developer Forum in Shanghai, but also visited several manufacturers in Taiwan on the second leg of my trip.

We've already had brief looks at what Cooler Master, Lian Li and Gigabyte have in the pipeline. Today it's time to look at two soon-to-be-released motherboards from MSI, the P45 Platinum and the K9A2 Diamond.

It will come as no surprise that the former is based on Intel's up and coming P45 chipset, while the latter is based on Nvidia's nForce 780a SLI chipset, whose release is imminent. Before we get onto that board though, let's have a look at the P45 Platinum.
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I think it's more interesting that MSI stated that the smaller northbridge runs 10 degrees hotter than the larger P35 chip.
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I think it's more interesting that MSI stated that the smaller northbridge runs 10 degrees hotter than the larger P35 chip.
It's a smaller process but a larger die.
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Dr.Mos. Only MSI. Nice board none the less.
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Look at that cooler, it slices, it dices, it purees, its your all in one kitchen tool for all of your cooking needs, or at least it looks the part.
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I don't know if I should blame the 650i chipset on my motherboard or MSI themselves but I personally would never recommend MSI for anything more than a mere budget machine.
    
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For me I am arguing between P45 and X48.
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I don't know if I should blame the 650i chipset on my motherboard or MSI themselves but I personally would never recommend MSI for anything more than a mere budget machine.
Same. I got there 750i board and rmaed it within 2 hours. Biggest waste of time and the most hassle I have ever delt with. But I do like there VGAs.
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