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MSI K8N Diamond Plus Motherboard - Final Thoughts

Another motherboard review and this time we spend time with the K8N Diamond Plus based on the nForce 4 SLI X16 chipset.

| 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

 

Fast

 

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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