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Review: MSI K8N Neo Platinum Edition nF3 250Gb

by Tarinder Sandhu on 27 May 2004, 00:00

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MSI K8N Neo Platinum Edition nForce3 250Gb motherboard

A new chipset inevitably leads to a glut of new motherboard from all the major motherboard players. Minor chipset changes are just what manufacturers look for, as it's usually straightforward to replace older bridges and leave most other features and board layout intact. We took a look at NVIDIA' revised nForce3 250Gb chipset over here. Important advancements over its predecessor lay in a working AGP/PCI lock, integrated hardware firewall, more on-chip SATA, an integrated GigE MAC, and a beefier HyperTransport link.

That's enough inherent features for a manufacturer to trumpet as series of new boards. MSI, being a respected first-tier manufacturer, is naturally keen on NVIDIa's new single-chip design. So it's with some anticipation and intrigue that we take a closer look at MSI's K8N Neo Platinum Edition nForce3 250Gb chipset-based motherboard. EPoX did a fine job with its effort, let's see if MSI can do the same.