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ABIT and MSI X38 motherboards

Early previews

Steve Dougherty | Sep 24, 2007 at 06:48 pm CDT (1 min, 34 secs reading time)

With Intel's X38 chipset just around the corner, motherboard makers are getting more eager to show everyone what they have in store for us. As such, we're beginning to see press releases emerge on their latest works of art based around this new chipset.

MSI have issued out a press release on their X38 Diamond motherboard which uses their unique "Circu-Pipe" cooling solution for enhanced fanless cooling and also carries integrated X-Fi 7.1 Xtreme audio.

Taipei, Taiwan ( -- Micro-Star International (MSI), one of the leaders in motherboard manufacturing, launches its latest X38 Diamond motherboards based on Intel® X38 Express chipset and DDR3 structure. The new MSI X38 Diamond motherboards include the most exclusive features designed for PC enthusiast and offer users to experience the amazing advantage of "Ready for PC2008".

The new MSI X38 Diamond motherboards support the latest FSB1333 and 45nm multi-core Intel® processors to bring the most powerful performance at the end of 2007. The X38 Express chipset will replace the 975X in the enthusiast segment. MSI X38 Diamond has combined the basic advantage and complete-tweaking BIOS design to emerge as the best motherboard ever. It is also equipped with several overclocking-friendly design such as LED POST, instant button, and others to match the precise demand of overclockers.

Spotted over at PCStats today, they've also scored a look at an upcoming X38 motherboard, this one from ABIT dubbed the IX38-MAX.

There are two or three motherboard companies whose names are synonymous with overclocking, and ABIT is certainly one of them. The company sent out some shots of the new ABIT IX38-Max motherboard for us to preview.

As motherboards go the ABIT IX38-MAX is standard ABIT stuff - a heavy dose of chipset cooling, digital VRM, lots of space between the PCI Express 2.0 slots, right angle SATA connectors, eSATA, an HDMI audio header and Port 80 card.

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