New MSI K9N2 series motherboard

May 6, 2008 // 3:41 p.m.

New MSI K9N2 series motherboard

Best Performance Gaming Solution on AM2+ Platform


MSI launches the MSI K9N2 Diamond, and the MSI K9N2 SLI Platinum. The MSI K9N2 series is based on the nForce 780a and 750a chipset. The MSI K9N2 series supports AMD socket AM2 and AM2+, phenom CPUs, PCI-Express generation 2.0, hybrid SLI, hybrid power and eSATA. All new motherboards are equipped with the award winning MSI Ciru-Pipe heatpipe cooler. The MSI K9N2 Diamond comes with an X-Fi Xtreme Audio card and 3 way Nvidia SLI support.

Hybrid SLI

The MSI K9N2 series motherboards are Hybrid SLI ready. With this new technology users can combine the onboard GeForce GPU (780a and 750a) with a MSI graphic card based on Nvidia chipset, creating an extra performance boost.

Hybrid Power

When you combine (for example) MSI N9800GX2-M2D1G-OC graphic card and an MSI K9N2 series motherboard, when you PC is NOT in 3D mode it can be powered off and switched to the onboard GeForce GPU. This provides a silent, low power, but high end PC solution.

The MSI K9N2 Diamond is 3-way SLI technology ready. This technology can combine 3 graphic cards to process tasks, which provides higher 3D gaming resolutions and more detailed DX10 effects. It will also enhance the 3D frame rate to a higher level for a smoother gaming experience. The MSI K9N2 SLI Platinum supports the SLI technology that combines 2 graphic cards. Thanks to the PCI-E bandwidth upgrade to Generation 2 the MSI K9N2 SLI Platinum can raise the performance bar.

MSI Circu-Pipe and MSI exclusive HI-C CAP technology

MSI K9N2 series come with MSI’s exclusive Circu-Pipe heatpipe cooler. The MSI Circu-Pipe effectively reduces the high temperature of the chipset and MOSFET, this improves the system’s stability and product life. The CPU power supply on the MSI K9N2 series are based on a five phase PWM design. The MSI K9N2 Diamond, MSI K9N2 SLI Platinum and the MSI K9N2 Zilent all are equipped with 100% made in Japan solid capacitors. The PWM capacitors on the motherboards are HI-C CAPs. HI-C CAP (Highly-conductive polymerized Capacitor) is a high end capacitor which is already used for years in the server industry. MSI is the first to implement this next generation solid capacitor on the desktop platform. The HI-C CAP is suitable for motherboards with a high-frequency switching power supply. The looks of the HI-C CAP are similar to the Tantalum capacitor.

K9N2 Diamond

* NVIDIA nForce 780a SLI chipset based
* Support AMD Socket AM2+/AM2 CPU’s up to 140Watt
* 3 PCI-E x16 slots (PCI Express Bus SPEC V2.0 compliant)
* Supports x16 speed Nvidia SLI & 3-way Nvidia SLI Technology(x16, x8, x8)
* 4 dual channel DIMMs DDRII 533/667/800/1066 up to 8GB
* 2 ports Gb LAN
* X-Fi Xtreme Audio card, support 24-bit / 96KHz audio quality, 100dB SNR clarity, up to 7.1 Ch., EAX 4.0 Surround Sound
* Supports 6 SATAII, supports RAID 0/1/0+1/5
* Supports 2 e-SATA ports
* 1 PCI-E x1, 2 PCI slots
* 10x USB 2.0, 2x IEEE1394
* Circu-Pipe Heatsink design
* Dual CoreCell technology with D.O.T. Express

MSI K9N2 SLI Platinum

* NVIDIA nForce 750a SLI chipset based
* Support AMD Socket AM2+/AM2 Phenom, Athlon and Sempron processors
* 2 PCI-E x16 slots (PCI Express Bus SPEC V2.0 compliant)
* Supports x8 speed Nvidia SLI Technology
* 4 dual channel DIMMs DDRII 533/667/800/1066/1200 up to 8GB
* 1 port Gb LAN
* 7.1 channel surround Audio
* Supports 6 SATAII, supports RAID 0/1/0+1/5
* Supports 2 e-SATA ports
* 2 PCI-E x16, 1 PCI-E x1, 2 PCI slots
* 10x USB 2.0, 2x IEEE1394
* Circu-Pipe Heatsink design
* The MSI K9N2 Zilent is bundled with a ZALMAN cooler
* Dual CoreCell technology with D.O.T. Express

About MSI

MSI, a world-class manufacturer of an extensive variety of the highest quality IT products, is one of the world’s top five and Taiwan’s top 3 leading mainboard manufacturers. MSI is also one of the top five front-end server manufacturers in the world and its graphics card has been on the No. 1 position in the world for four consecutive years. Technical leadership and innovation are the pillars behind MSI's effort to maintain its momentum. Continuously exploring new avenues, MSI is also one of the largest manufacturers of notebook and Consumer Electronic products. MSI employs an extensive and experienced research and development team. This team carries out its work with the latest research equipment, continuing to raise the bar on product quality and innovative product features.

We distribute our products through offices located in The Netherlands, Serbia, Germany, Italy, Poland, France, Russia, Taiwan, United States, Canada, Brazil, Japan, China, Korea, Australia, United Kingdom and India.

MSI markets its products to distributors, computer system manufacturers, and system integrators. For more information visit the company on the World Wide Web at http://www.msicomputer.co.uk.
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