MSI are the first motherboard manufacturer we have seen to utilise the new SIS 655 Chipset. This chipset is set to give Intel’s Granite Bay a run for its money as it also features dual channel DDR memory for the Pentium 4 processor. Unlike the Granite Bay, the SIS 655 chipset allows the memory speed to be set independently from the front side bus and gives proper DDR333 capability. With this feature alone the board has the potential to fly and take the crown as the fasted Pentium 4 motherboard.
Let’s take a look at the board in a little more detail.