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MSI K9A2 Platinum Socket AM2 ATX

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Long product name MSI K9A2 Platinum Socket AM2 ATX :
The short editorial description of MSI K9A2 Platinum Socket AM2 ATX

K9A2 Platinum
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MSI K9A2 Platinum Socket AM2 ATX:
The official marketing text of MSI K9A2 Platinum Socket AM2 ATX as supplied by the manufacturer

Quad PCI-e Gen2 x16 CFX, AMD 790FX, Overclocker’s Choice

Short summary description MSI K9A2 Platinum Socket AM2 ATX:
This short summary of the MSI K9A2 Platinum Socket AM2 ATX data-sheet is auto-generated and uses the product title and the first six key specs.

MSI K9A2 Platinum, AMD, Socket AM2, 8 GB, ATX, 7.1 channels, Realtek ALC888

Long summary description MSI K9A2 Platinum Socket AM2 ATX:
This is an auto-generated long summary of MSI K9A2 Platinum Socket AM2 ATX based on the first three specs of the first five spec groups.

MSI K9A2 Platinum. Processor manufacturer: AMD, Processor socket: Socket AM2. Maximum internal memory: 8 GB. Motherboard form factor: ATX, Audio output channels: 7.1 channels, Audio chip: Realtek ALC888. Width: 247.6 mm, Depth: 304.8 mm

Processor
Processor manufacturer *
The manufacturer that produced the processor.
AMD
Processor socket *
Mechanical component(s) that provides mechanical and electrical connections between a microprocessor and a printed circuit board (PCB). This allows the processor to be replaced without soldering.
Socket AM2
Memory
Number of memory slots *
4
Maximum internal memory *
The maximum internal memory which is available in the product.
8 GB
Internal I/O
Number of SATA connectors
2
CD/AUX audio in
Yes
Rear panel I/O ports
USB 2.0 ports quantity *
Number of USB 2.0 ports (connecting interfaces) in the device. USB 2.0 was released in April 2000 (now called "Hi-Speed"), adding higher maximum signaling rate of 480 Mbit/s (effective throughput up to 35 MB/s or 280 Mbit/s), USB 2.0 ports are usually black.
10
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports *
Number of Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports (connecting interfaces) in the device. Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports allow a computer to connect to the ethernet.
1
eSATA ports quantity *
The number of ports (interfaces) for eSATA. eSATA is a a computer bus interface that connects host bus adapters to mass storage devices such as hard disk drives and optical drives.
2
PS/2 ports quantity *
The number of PS/2 connectors for keyboards and mice. Its name comes from the IBM Personal System/2.
2
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports *
Number of IEEE 1394/FireWire ports (connecting interfaces) in the device. The IEEE 1394 interface is a serial bus interface standard for high-speed communications and isochronous real-time data transfer. It was developed in the late 1980s and early 1990s by Apple, who called it FireWire. The 1394 interface is comparable to USB though USB has more market share. Apple first included FireWire in some of its 1999 models, and most Apple computers since the year 2000 have included FireWire ports, though, as of 2013, only the 800 version (IEEE-1394b).
1
Headphone outputs
Number of sockets /ports where headphones are connected.
1
Serial ports quantity
The number of serial ports in a computer or peripheral. A serial port is a serial communication physical interface through which information transfers in or out one bit at a time. The term "serial port" usually identifies hardware more or less compliant to the RS-232 standard, intended to interface with a modem or with a similar communication device. In modern computers and peripherals, serial ports have largely been replaced by USBs and other interfaces.
1
Features
Audio chip
Realtek ALC888
Audio output channels *
An audio output channel is an electric circuit which acts as a path for a signal produced by a device. A device may have several audio output channels.
7.1 channels
Motherboard form factor *
Design of the motherboard (ATX, BTX etc).
ATX
Power source type
What the power source is.
ATX
Expansion slots
PCI Express x1 slots
1
PCI Express x16 slots
4
PCI slots
2
Weight & dimensions
Width *
The measurement or extent of something from side to side.
247.6 mm
Depth *
The distance from the front to the back of something.
304.8 mm
Other features
S/PDIF in port
S/PDIF (Sony/Philips Digital Interconnect Format) is a digital audio interconnect used in consumer audio equipment over relatively short distances. The signal is transmitted over either a coaxial cable with RCA connectors or a fibre optic cable with TOSLINK connectors.
Yes
Audio output
The type of audio output that the device produces, and the connector(s).
Yes
Floppy disk drive connector
Yes
Source Testseek summary Average rating
Reviews
Updated:
2011-10-04 00:29:47
Uk has collected 21 expert reviews for MSI K9A2 Platinum Socket AM2 ATX and the average expert rating is 76 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Uk to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.
76%
Source Testseek summary Average rating
Reviews
Updated:
2011-10-04 00:29:47
Nl heeft 21 proffesionele recensies verzameld voor MSI K9A2 Platinum Socket AM2 ATX. Het gemiddelde van deze proffesionele recensies is 76 van de 100. De gemiddelde score geeft aan hoe profesionals dit product waarderen. Klik hieronder om naar testseek te gaan en voor alle productbeoordelingen, -testen en -conclusies.
76%
Source Testseek summary Average rating
Reviews
Updated:
2011-10-04 00:29:47
Fr a recueilli 21 avis d’experts pour MSI K9A2 Platinum Prise AM2 ATX et la note moyenne est de 76 sur 100. Le score moyen reflète l’avis de la communauté des experts sur ce produit. Cliquez sur l’onglet ci-dessous et utilisez Testseek pour voir les notes, les prix de produits et les conclusions.
76%
Source Testseek summary Average rating
Reviews
Updated:
2011-10-04 00:29:47
De hat 21 Expertenmeinungen über MSI K9A2 Platinum Socket AM2 ATX eingeholt. Das duchschnittliche Epertenrating ist 76 von 100. Die durchschnittlich erreichte Punktezahl gibt die Meinung der Expertencommunity über das Produkt wieder. Klicken Sie unten und nutzen Sie Testseek um alle Beurteilungen, Produktauszeichnungen und Schlussfolgerungen sehen zu können.
76%
Source Testseek summary Average rating
Reviews
Updated:
2011-10-04 00:29:47
Testseek ha raccolto 21 recensioni da parte di esperti per MSI K9A2 Platinum Presa elettrica AM2 ATX e la valutazione media da parte degli esperti è di 76 su 100. Tale media riflette l’opinione della comunità degli esperti circa questo prodotto. Fate clic qui sotto e usate Testseek per visualizzare tutte le valutazioni, i premi ricevuti dal prodotto e le conclusioni.
76%
Source Testseek summary Average rating
Reviews
Updated:
2011-10-04 00:29:47
Es ha coleccionado 21 opiniones de expertos para MSI K9A2 Platinum Socket AM2 ATX y la calificación media es 76 de 100. El promedio de la calificación refleja la opinión de la comuniudad de los expertos referente a este producto. Haga click abajo y use Testseek para poder ver todas las calificaciones, galardones y conclusiones del producto.
76%
Source Testseek summary Average rating
Reviews
Updated:
2011-10-04 00:29:47
Dk har samlet 21 ekspertanmeldelser for MSI K9A2 Platinum Sokkel AM2 ATX og den gennemsnitlige ekspertbedømmelse er 76 af 100. Den gennemsnitlige score reflekterer ekspertpanelets opfattelse af dette produkt. Klik nedenfor og brug Dk for at se alle bedømmelser, produkter og konklusioner.
76%
Source Testseek summary Average rating
Reviews
Updated:
2011-10-04 00:29:47
Se har samlat in 21 experttester för MSI K9A2 Platinum Socket AM2 ATX och det genomsnittliga betyget är 76 av 100. Det genomsnittliga betyget reflekterar experternas samlade syn på denna produkt. Klicka nedanför och använd Se för att se alla betyg, utmärkelser och kommentarer.
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Source Review comments Score
itreviews.com
Updated:
2011-10-04 00:29:33
A well laid out board packed with future-proofing features, including support for AMDs latest Phenom processors and - if your wallet will allow it - up to four graphics cards. MSI - K9A2 Platinum price Buy MSI K9A2 Platinum securely online at a barga...
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tweak.dk.uk
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2011-10-04 00:29:38
Its time to have a look at a motherboard from MSI. For me personally, its been a while since Ive owned or dealt with anything from Microstar. I think the last time was when the netburst technology from Intel had its peak, and the hottest thing out t...
Good o Passive heatpipe cooling, o Crossfire X support, o eSATA connections, o Great motherboard for cheap X2 processors (OC)...
Bad o A little pricy at about 1100 DKK...
Bottom line Because this is the MSI Platinum motherboard, nothing is missing. Theres a broad variety of BIOS features for overclocking, fan control and control of temperatures etc. The motherboard overclocks well with a small and cheap X2 processor from AMD, whi...
85%
01net.com
Updated:
2011-10-04 00:29:46
MSI, très prolifique en ce moment vient dannoncer le lancement de lalter ego pour AMD de sa carte mère haut de gamme X38 Diamond pour Intel : la K9A2 Platinum. Comme son nom lindique, elle est prévue pour la gamme de processeurs K9 dAMD, autrement...
Good Quatre slots PCIExpress graphiques, Supporte 6 SATA2 2 eSATA2 en Raid 0/1/5/10, Refroidissement CircuPipe du chipset de la carte, Bon niveau déquipement...
Bad Seulement 2 slots PCI standard...
Bottom line MSI, très prolifique en ce moment vient dannoncer le lancement de lalter ego pour AMD de sa carte mère haut de gamme X38 Diamond pour Intel : la K9A2 Platinum. Comme son nom lindique, elle est prévue pour la gamme de processeurs K9 dAMD, autrement...
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Pcwelt.de
Updated:
2011-10-04 00:29:30
Dank vieler Schnittstellen und Steckplätze konnte uns die Ausstattung der Platine überzeugen. Aktuelle Preise MSI K9A2 Platinum: Mainboard - Chipset-Marke: AMD - Chipset-Typ: 790FX - Prozessor-Sockel: Socke... 84,90 € + 6,90€ Vers.erhältlich bei:...
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pctuner.net
Updated:
2011-10-04 00:29:47
L’ultimo quarto di questo 2007 non è stato molto favorevole per AMD: la situazione reale, ovvero l’incontrastato predominio delle soluzioni ICM-based, ha preso il sopravvento influenzando pesantemente sia statistiche presenti che previsioni future...
Bottom line Nonostante l’andamento del mercato, sembrerebbe che AMD stia cercando di reagire alla situazione reale con tutte le proprie forze: dalla fusione con Ati, sono stati molti i passi in avanti e i prodotti nati rispecchiano questo impegno; basti pensare...
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noticias3d.com
Updated:
2011-10-04 00:29:29
Desde que podemos recordar, AMD e Intel han protagonizado encarnizadas batallas para alcanzar la mayor cuota de mercado posible en el campo de los semiconductores. Sin considerar que todos podemos ganarnos la vida sin necesidad de arrancarnos los ojos...
Good Buen desempeño, Precio ajustado, Soporte para Crossfire X, Controladora SAS/SATA...
Bad Posible confusión al montar la memoria en Dual Channel, Podría haber tenido el southbridge SB700...
Bottom line AMD se ha ido poniendo las pilas últimamente, y esto se demuestra en la placa que hemos analizado hoy. Tenemos diferentes tipos de chipsets, casi para todos los gustos, y placas base con gráficas integradas (o no) y múltiple conectividad.MSI nos ha tra...
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Tweak.dk
Updated:
2011-10-04 00:29:42
Så skal vi kigge nærmere på et bundkort fra MSI. Det er for mit eget vedkommende ved at noget tid siden jeg selv sidste har eget, eller på anden måde haft fat i noget fra Microstar. Jeg tror sidste gang var da netburst teknologien...
Good Passiv køling, i form af heatpipe, Crossfire X understøttelse, Esata udgange, Godt board til billig X2 processor (OC)...
Bad Lidt høj pris (set til ca. kr. 1100)...
Bottom line Da dette er MSI Platinum bundkortet mangler man ikke noget. Her er et væld af BIOS features til overclock, styring af blæsere og kontrol af temperaturer m.m. Bundkortet overclocker godt med en lille billig X2 processor fra AMD, hvilket giver su...
85%
hitechlegion.com
Updated:
2011-10-04 00:29:25
So, you noticed the Phenom II CPUs are now available, right? I bet youre thinking about purchasing one and upgrading some other hardware at the same time, arent you? A new motherboard maybe? Well, not if you have the MSI K9A2 Platinum Ver 1. But MSI...
Good It's already part of your existing system, why buy another board?, Excellent Phenom II overclockability, Feature rich and mature BIOS, 6 SATA ports, Four 16x PCIE Slots, Cool running chipset and PWM, even when overclocked, Plenty of room to install la...
Bad Hard to find on the retail market, Fairly low CPU FSB overclock, Extremely poor USB controller, Only 2 SATA RAID ports, Hitech Legion Editors Choice Award...
Bottom line When I was approached and asked to do this review, I was extremely apprehensive. I reminded the boss of his past experience with this motherboard and the Phenom I CPUs. His assuring me that things have changed was not enough, I had to see it to believe...
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insidehw.com
Updated:
2011-10-04 00:29:26
This time MSI made an extra effort to provide fully equipped motherboard for AMD platform that will match performances and OC potential side-by-side with competitive Asus, Gigabyte, Biostar etc. Cooling solution responsible for CPU power supply unit co...
Bottom line However, by investing in K9A2 Platinum, you will have with high quality platform for later upgrade, as well as solid base for good performances and moderate overclock. AMD 790FX is stable and reliable chipset, that is capable of extracting maximum fr...
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maximumpc.com
Updated:
2011-10-04 00:29:27
If you want AMD performance without the cost, MSI’s K9A2 Platinum might be the ticket. It’s a bare-bones yet performance-oriented board for Phenom procs. Based on the AMD 790FX chipset, the MSI K9A2 Platinum sports four x16 physical PCI-E 2.0 slots. W...
Good SAS support and superlow pricing.
Bad Poor SATA port placement; fallback DOS update method is horrible.
80%
MotherBoards.org
Updated:
2011-10-04 00:29:28
Intel motherboards dominate the market since their CPUs also dominate the market. Their main rival in the consumer business AMD has continued to struggle with their business mainly due to the inability of their CPUs to compete with their Intel counterp...
Bottom line MSI has done a wonderful job with their K9A2 Platinum motherboard. The performance is higher than the last AMD motherboard we did the Gigabyte GA-M69GM-S2H motherboard back in September. The ability to do Quadfire (Four ATI cards in Crossfire) is excel...
83%
Bootdaily.com
Updated:
2011-10-04 00:29:32
What we end up with here is a very capable Phenom/Athlon motherboard that offers an excellent variety of features, tweaks and stability to make any AMD-user happy with the purchase. I think at the end of the day, however, the main drawback to this or...
90%
viperlair.com
Updated:
2011-10-04 00:29:34
AMDs latest chipset the base for MSIs latest enthusiast motherboard.
Bottom line Overall, the MSI K9A2 Platinum was a mixed bag. As shown through our benchmarks, at stock speeds, the K9A2 Platinum was rather speedy and very solid. We did not have any stability issues, even under full load. The translation lookaside buffer issue ne...
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v3.co.uk
Updated:
2011-10-04 00:29:35
This board provides support for AMD’s latest AM2+ processors as well as being fully backwards compatible with all AMD’s AM2 Athlon and Sempron CPUs. It’s also a first in that it supports Quadfire (four-way Crossfire) and SAS (serial atta...
60%
ixbtlabs.com
Updated:
2011-10-04 00:29:36
AMD 790FX chipset (AMD 790FX + SB600) Our recent research (as well as observations of our colleagues and users, who already tried these processors) proves that its practically impossible to find real applications to detect the notorious TLB error in t...
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digital-daily.com
Updated:
2011-10-04 00:29:39
If we look two years back, at the time of release of Intel Core 2 Duo processors, we can see how this architecture has been gradually expelling AMD products. As of the start of year 2008, we can establish an almost complete victory of Intel, in all the...
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hothardware.com
Updated:
2011-10-04 00:29:40
In mid-Q4 2007, AMD released their 790FX, 790X and 770 chipsets, the final pieces required to complete their Spider platform. As the backbone of the new platform, the 700 series chipsets were designed with new feature sets to take full advantage of t...
Bottom line Our benchmark results were somewhat of a see-saw battle between the nForce 590 SLI and AMD 790FX chipsets. With respect to the PCMark Vantage test suite, the Gigabyte motherboard we tested won all but the Productivity test. When we shifted our atte...
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neoseeker.com
Updated:
2011-10-04 00:29:41
MSI sent us an K9A2 Platinum recently; and we put it through the wringer. The K9A2 Platinum is certainly not short of features. It is based on the relatively new AMD 790FX Northbridge, and a SB600 Southbridge. The combination supports HT 3.0, dual chan...
Bottom line The MSI K9A2 Platinum had excellent business performance, and decent gaming performance - so it is quite a good board overall - however it does not take the overclocking champion crown away from the excellent Asus M2N32-SLI. Overall, the board layout...
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fudzilla.com
Updated:
2011-10-04 00:29:43
MSI K9A2 Platinum is a high-end motherboard for AM2+ platforms, and it’s based on AMDs 790FX chipset. Anyone craving for dual, triple or quad CrossFire with a native quad-core Phenom under the hood will definitely find this motherboard to be a tre...
Bottom line You can find many CrossFire capable boards on the market today, but not many of those are quad-core Phenom ready. MSI RD790 K9A2 Platinum is one of those, and it’s also aimed at overclockers. We didn’t play with overclocking, but we definitely...
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cw.no
Updated:
2011-10-04 00:29:37
AMDs 7-serie av brikkesett er optimalisert for Phenom-serien av prosessorer. En prosessorserie som i hvert fall nå i starten langt fra har vært noen suksess for AMD. Det ventes imidlertid nye revisjoner og raskere utgaver. Hovedkortene for Phenom er og...
Bottom line Med en pris på cirka 1 200 kroner blir dette et hovedkort i mellomklassen. Vi hadde i praksis ingen problemer med montering, oppsett og praktisk bruk av hovedkortet. For overklokking er ikke AMDs plattform den mest aktuelle, og begrensningene kommer g...
50%
hardwarezone.com.sg
Updated:
2016-12-29 20:57:38
As you may know, AMD has just launched their brand new PC platform solution, codenamed Spider. Spider is really an ecosystem consisting of the AMD Phenom processor, AMD 790FX chipset and the ATI Radeon HD 3800 series graphics. AMD is banking on these...
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