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MSI K8N Diamond Plus Motherboard - Final Thoughts

By: Cameron Johnson | NVIDIA Chipset in Motherboards | Posted: May 2, 2006 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 9.0%Manufacturer: MSI

Final Thoughts


It has been a while since an MSI motherboard has shown its face in our labs. While we have missed their great products, we are happy as always when anyone sends us something good to test, and MSI has done that again with their K8N Diamond Plus motherboard.


MSI's commitment to high quality, feature packed overclocking motherboards continue here again with the nForce 4 SLI x16 chipset. As we have seen, the speeds available to the avid overclockers in our overclocking section are great, with a new BIOS and further voltage tweaks, this board could be one of the best boards out there.


The additions MSI has put onto their board are fantastic, including the Audigy SE sound system - it is much nicer always to have a hardware based sound solution than a software one.


Overall the MSI K8N Diamond left a pleasant taste in our mouths with very little to complain about.


- Pros


Full Speed x16 on both graphics slots




Quiet - heat pipe cooling design for the chipsets


Universal PCI-E x4 slot


Hardware SB Audigy SE sound chip


Great overclocking, almost as good as ABIT AN8-32X


Additional SATA controller


Good pricing for the amount of features included


- Cons


Placement of the 8-pin power connector


- Latest Pricing


MSI K8N Diamond Plus Motherboard


Rating - 9 out of 10 and TweakTown's "MUST HAVE" Editors Choice Award



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