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DFI vs. MSI - Conroe 975X Motherboards Tested - Specifications - MSI

Today we look at two 975X motherboards from DFI and MSI. We'll overclock them and work out which is your best choice.

| Socket LGA 775 in Motherboards | Posted: Sep 19, 2006 4:00 am

Specifications of the MSI 975X Platinum PowerUp

 

CPU

 

Supports Intel Pentium 4 LGA775 800FSB Series

 

Supports Intel Pentium D 8xx and 9xx Series

 

Supports Intel Core 2 Extreme Series

 

Supports Intel Core 2 Duo Series

 

Supports Intel Celeron D series

 

Chipset

 

Intel i975X

 

i975x Northbridge

 

i82801FBH (ICH7DH) Southbridge

 

DMI @ 2GB/s

 

System Memory

 

4 DDR-2 SDRAM 1240pin DIMM Sockets

 

Supports DDR2-400/533/667Mhz

 

64/128Bit Dual Channel

 

Supports up to 4GB Total Memory (4x 1GB)

 

Bus Frequency

 

133/200/266MHz Internal

 

533/800/1066MHz External

 

Expansion Slots

 

2 PCI Express x16

 

2 PCI Express x1

 

2 PCI

 

Connectivity

 

2 Parallel ATA port supporting 2 IDE Drives

 

5 Serial ATA ports

 

1 Gigabit Ethernet Port

 

Expansion Ports

 

1 PS2 Keyboard Port

 

1 PS2 Mouse Port

 

8 USB 2.0 Ports (4 rear accessible, 4 via expansion bracket)

 

1 Firewire Port

 

1 Parallel Port

 

1 RCA SPDIF out Port

 

6 Stereo Audio Ports

MSI 975X Platinum Motherboard

 

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