Friday, April 11, 2008

MSI X48 Platinum



• Supports Intel® Core 2 Extreme/Core 2 Quad/Core 2 Duo based processors in LGA775 package.
• Supports Intel® Yorkfield, Wolfdale in the LGA775 package.
• Supports FSB 1600/1333/1066/800 MHz.
Please refer to CPU Support for compatible CPU; the above description is for reference only.


• Intel® X48 Chipset
- Supports FSB 800/1066/1333/1600MHz.
- Supports dual channel, DDR3 800/1066/1333/1600 (XMP).

• Intel® ICH9R Chipset

- Hi-Speed USB (USB2.0) controller, 480Mb/sec, up to 12 ports.
- 4 SATAII with 2 eSATA* ports with transfer rate up to 3Gb/s.
- Supports Viiv technology
- PCI Master v2.3, I/O APIC.
- ACPI 2.0 compliant.
- Serial ATA RAID 0/1/5/10.
- Integrated AHCI controller.
*eSATA function would be fully supported by VISTA ( In Box driver with AHCI driver). eSATA function would not be fully supported without AHCI driver under WinXP.

Main Memory

• Supports four unbuffered DIMM of 1.5 Volt DDR3 SDRAM
• Supports up to 8GB memory size.
• Supports dual channel DDR3 memory architecture.
• Supports DDR3 800/1066/1333/1600 (XMP) memory interface.


• Two mazarine PCI Express x16 slots (PCI Express Bus SPEC V2.0 compliant; supports CrossFire Technology)
• Two yellow PCI Express x16 slots with x4 operations (PCI Express Bus SPEC V1.0a compliant)
• Two PCI Express x1 slots. (support PCI Express Bus specification v1.0a compliant)
• One 32-bit v2.3 master PCI bus slot.
- Support 3.3v/5v PCI bus interface.


• One Ultra DMA 66/100/133 IDE controller integrated in Marvell® 88SE6111.
- Supports PIO, Bus Master operation modes.
- Can connect up to two Ultra ATA drives.

• SATAII controller integrated in ICH9R and Silicon Image® 5723 chipest
- Up to 3Gb/s transfer speed.
- Supports four SATAII ports and two eSATA ports by ICH9R.
- Supports AHCI controller with SATA RAID 0/1/5/10 by ICH9R.
- Supports two SATAII ports by 5723. (fot storage devices with RAID function only)
- Supports SATA RAID 0/1, JBOD mode/ by 5723, default mode is RAID 1. (for SATA7 & SATA8 only)
MSI Reminds You...
• The RAID setup floppy disk is optional depending on the districts. You can download the files from the website to make the setup disk.


• Chip integrated by Realtek® ALC888
- Flexible 8-channel audio with jack sensing
- Compliant with Azalia 1.0 spec.
- Meet Microsoft Vista Premium spec.


• Supports PCI Express LAN 10/100/1000 Fast Ethernet by Realtek 8111B.
• Supports Gigabit Ethernet LAN 10/100/1000 Fast Ethernet by Intel 82566DC. (for ViiV)


• VIA® VT6308P chipset
- Supports up to two 1394 ports. (Rear panel x1, pinheader x1)
- Transfer rate is up to 400Mbps.

Internal I/O Connectors

- ATX 24-Pin power connector
- 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
- CPU / System x 5 FAN connectors
- CD-in connector
- Front panel audio connector
- Front panel connector
- 1 x SPDIF-out pinheader
- 1 x chasis intrusion connector
- 1 x serial port pinheader (optional)
- 2 x USB 2.0 connectors
- 1 x Floppy disk drive connector
- 6 x Serial ATAII connectors
- 1 x ATA133 connector
- 1 x IEEE1394 connector support additional 1 port (optional)
- 1 x TPM module connector (optional)
MSI Reminds You...
• The floppy disk cable will be optional.

Back Panel I/O Ports

- 1 x PS/2 keyboard
- 1 x PS/2 mouse
- 2 x eSATA ports (support Command Based Port Multipliers)
- 1 x 6 in 1 audio jack

- 8 x USB 2.0 ports
- 2 x RJ45 LAN jacks
- 1 x IEEE1394 port (optional)
- 1 x Optical SPDIF-out


• The mainboard BIOS provides "Plug & Play" BIOS which detects the peripheral devices and
expansion cards of the board automatically.
• The mainboard provides a Desktop Management Interface(DMI) function which records your
mainboard specifications.


• 30.5cm(L) x 24.5cm(W) ATX Form Factor


• 9 mounting holes.

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