MSI 975X Platinum PE Socket 775 Motherboard
CORE 2 READY! / PCI-E x16 CROSSFIRE / DDRII / SATAII RAID / 7.1CH HD AUDIO / Gb LAN / ATX MOTHERBOARD
"MSI 975X PowerUp Edition - Core 2 Duo & Crossfire Ready!"
MSI, one of the world leaders in motherboard design and manufacturing, has created the 975X Platinum PowerUp Edition and has superseded its design to support the powerful processor Intel "Core™ 2". Packed full of impressive features designed to satisfy every gamer's greatest desire!
Fully Supports Core™ 2 Series Processors In order to deliver the amazing performance of the next-generation Intel processors to enthusiasts, the 975X Platinum PowerUp Edition will fully support the ultimate in Intel processors Core™ 2! The latest 975X Platinum PowerUp Edition can operate with the full line-up including Core™ 2 Extreme and Core™ 2 Duo. Based on the enhancements of the new processors combined with excellent circuit design, the 975X Platinum PowerUp Edition will become the best choice platform for low power consumption, high performance, and high-quality graphics support! Dual Channel DDR2-1066 High Frequency Operating Achieved In order to satisfy the overclocking requirements of gamers, the 975X Platinum PowerUp Edition will support the ultra high speed DDR2-1066! It not only supports near double the speed compared to DDR2-667 of the current 975X, but it also provides more detailed memory related adjustments. Gamers can freely find out the best setup matrix based on the processors and memory modules on hand to challenge the performance limit!
Exclusive Dual CoreCell on Board Another surprise is the new 975X Platinum PowerUp Edition will equip with MSI's unique Dual CoreCell technology, which includes the new Dual CoreCenter to monitor/tweak each core of CPU/ GPU, and introduces the variety of scenario modes for the most effective experience. The Dual CoreCell also includes the popular D.O.T. Express and Live Update 3, to deliver the Performance Precision, Silence Precision, and Sound Precision to the 975X Platinum PowerUp Edition users by way of a fresh and stylish user interface. CrossFire Ready for Extreme Gaming The 975X Platinum PowerUp Edition also supports dual-graphic technology which allows smooth 3D games experience and streaming video processing. The 2 PCI Express x16 slots lets users run 2 graphics cards in ATi CrossFire mode to achieve the highest graphics performance for extreme gaming experience on Intel's platform you've never imagined. Best Listening Experience From Dolby The best graphics and best audio combined; after 955X Platinum, MSI introduce the PCEE (Entertainment Experience) to 975X Platinum PowerUp Edition again! In order to satisfy the high quality requirements of users, the 975X Platinum PowerUp Edition has integrated the 7.1-ch ann el Dolby Master Studio Certified HD Audio, it can create an array of surround sound audio effects depending on the environment and sound devices you have, enabled the digital output through optical fiber and coaxial cable. Thus, every user will have the best listening experience with their best speaker! RoHS Compliance Green Motherboard from MSI In observance of environmentally friendly practices and awareness, all the components of 975X Platinum PowerUp Edition are RoHS compliant, including the manufacturing process. The 975X Platinum PowerUp Edition is made with high quality components only and will not cause environmental pollution after disposal. When you choose 975X Platinum PowerUp Edition as your motherboard, you are also making an effort to protect the environment together with MSI.
|Warranty Type||Manufacturer via Aria|
|Manufacturer Phone||0906 47 00 309|
|Warranty Period (yrs)||3|
|Aria Warranty Only?||Yes|
Comments, Questions & Reviews:
Limited manual overclocking by TwoDigitz
I found this board to be a solid board reliable with plenty of features, the audio software is pretty good but the overclocking software doesnt work with ATI and even with Nvidea set up it causes the system to freeze requiring a reset, I had problems with the msi software.
The Bios only offers limited options for manual over clocking and what you get works well enough but its not a board for serious over clockers.
The 4 LED diagnostic set up at the back is a great idea and should be adopted by all boards because its a really handy tool to have around.
Review by Jgarbutt
I have had previous MSI boards in the past and as such, you get used to the slight manufacturer quirks. Firstly for anyone upgrading their existing mobo - this particular board requires additional power connectors. 1 x 24 PIN ATX power connector 1 x 8 PIN ATX/12V connector 1 x 4 PIN Molex connector (located between the PCI-E sockets) The initial BIOS can be picky with types / brands of DDR2 modules installed and even though I have 800mhz / PC6400 it insists that it runs at 667mhz... again no big problem to change manually. Rather strange USB back plate included with lots of diagnostic LED's... why they put this on the back as this is usually the last place you will be looking when you pc wont boot. On board audio is very good quality and in general as are most of the other built in features. Saving best for last though is the performance is very good when using a Core Due CPU - and can be fairly easily overclocked using stock cooler etc.533 of 984 people rated this review as helpful