Summary: Believe it or not, I have to say there are a lot of positives and strong points about the MSI K9A2 Platinum. It's a very solid motherboard that offers a lot of features that will attract both AMD fans and moderate gamers alike. It may not be the choice of the enthusiast, but it certainly has a lot to offer. Take for example, the ability to support Crossfire X configuration via the 4 PCIe slots, as well as being able to use widely available DDR2 ram.
Pros: - Supports AMD Phenom quad core processors, - Supports DDR2 ram, - Possible 4-way Crossfire X Confguration, - Spider Platform is very affordable
Cons: - Some performance issues with current Phenom CPUs