Tech content trusted by users in North America and around the world
7,249 Reviews & Articles | 52,591 News Posts

MSI 945GT Speedster-A4R supporting Core Duo Mobile

By: Cameron Johnson | Socket LGA 775 in Motherboards | Posted: Aug 2, 2006 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 8.5%Manufacturer: MSI Computer

Final Thoughts


Intel's Core architecture is now the technology of the present and future. Intel has done a magnificent job in order to unify its CPU architecture for Server, Desktop and Mobile.


As for Mobile on Desktop, while it may be cheaper for a Core 2 Duo over a Core Duo processor for your gaming needs, as for power consumption and performance per watt, where a laptop or HTPC are concerned, Core Duo has the goods.


However, while the MSI 945GT plus Core Duo mobile offer good gaming performance, the overall platform is quite expensive and you'll be able to get yourself setup with a relatively good Intel P965 based motherboard and Core 2 Duo E6400 at slightly a better price, which should offer similar performance in most cases.


MSI has done a reasonably good job in its first Core architecture board however we would like to see a more robust overclocking setup to consider it a desktop contender.


For now, it's good as a Workstation board, but more suited to the HTPC niche with plenty of good features to satisfy most of these types of users.


- Pros


Supports all Core Duo, Solo and upcoming Core 2 Duo 478 CPU


Dual Gigabit LAN


Onboard Video


Onboard digital audio output


Plenty of expansion slots


Quiet operating


DDR-2 support


Mild overclocker




ATX or Micro ATX compatible


- Cons


Needs better overclocking support


Overall platform not so good value for money


- Latest Pricing


MSI Motherboard, 945GT, Core Duo, 667MHz, MATX, Max 4GB DDR2, PCIEX16, PCIEX, 2PCI, 2GBE,FW,Aud,SATA,RD (945GTSPEEDSTERFA4R)


Rating - 8.5 out of 10


    PRICING: You can find products similar to this one for sale below.

    United States: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon's website.

    United Kingdom: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon UK's website.

    Canada: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon Canada's website.

    We at TweakTown openly invite the companies who provide us with review samples / who are mentioned or discussed to express their opinion of our content. If any company representative wishes to respond, we will publish the response here.
Got an opinion on this content? Post a comment below!
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Latest News Posts

View More News Posts
View Our Latest Videos

Forum Activity

View More Forum Posts

Press Releases

View More Press Releases