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MSI 870A Fuzion (AMD 770) Motherboard - The Box and What's Inside

We have all heard about MSI's Big Bang Fuzion motherboard. Now we take a look at the basic performance of Fuzion for AMD with the 870A Fuzion.

| Socket AM3/AM3+ in Motherboards | Posted: Sep 1, 2010 8:08 am
TweakTown Rating: 85%      Manufacturer: MSI

Package and Contents

 

The packaging that MSI chose to use for the 870A Fuzion is a mix of industrial and artistic. MSI has found a good balance with this look; they did not abandon all marketing on the front, though. They have placed quite a big logo on it to make sure you know that this is the first ever AMD product to support dual NVIDIA GPUs.

 

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The back of the box returns to what we all are used to from a motherboard. We have all the graphs and mini-ads to sell us the features of the product. Probably the biggest selling feature of the 870A Fuzion is the ability to run a multi-GPU configuration you want.

 

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As you can see, with the Fuzion technology on the board you can run dual Radeon, dual GeForce or a combination of the two. This new tech completely frees up the way you think about graphics performance.

 

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The back of the box is sort of a compilation of everything that is presented on the front along with some additional information that could sway a potential buyer.

 

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Slightly behind Fuzion we find "military class" components. Now, if you have been in the military this might not sound like a good thing as the military always buys from the lowest bidder. In reality it is simply a name put on a level of component that meets a higher standard for performance and longevity. This includes solid caps (which most boards have) and Hi-c Caps. Features like OC Genie and "Unlock CPU Core" round out the offerings on the 870A Fuzion.

 

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The loot inside is fairly typical; you get SATA cables (two white and two black), a few manuals and two driver discs. One of these is for the regular portions of the board while the other is for the Fuzion component.

 

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