Summary: Well, if the $170 US price tag associated with this high-end Intel P45 motherboard fails to grab your attention, the board design certainly won’t! You have to hand it to MSI, they have gone outside the box with this design.
Conclusion: All in all, the MSI P45 Platinum scores many wins with us, but unfortunately it hits almost as many epic fails. Hopefully some of these will change with software updates and BIOS updates, and we greatly look forward to what can be achieved with UEFI when the free update arrives in the next few...
Summary: I'm extremely happy with the overall performance of the MSI P45 Platinum. Although it might not be the fastest P45 motherboard out there ... it certainly was far behind the likes of Asus. In all our tests, the MSI P45 Platinum produced respectable scores and results.
Pros: - Good overclocking ability, - Supports DDR2 ram, - Good performance, - DrMOS and Circu-pipe2
Conclusion: The MSI P45 Platinum is a nice piece of kit. It’s not perfect by a long stretch, but it covers all the bases fairly well. It’s got a whole host of connectors, an efficient, and funky looking cooling system, onboard power switches, decent overclocking ability and a reasonable bundle of bits.
Pros: Looks good, Good OC ability, Good value for money, Onboard power switches
Cons: Overclocking ability limited to a point, No bundled X-Fi chip/card
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Excerpt: Intels P35-brikkesett har vært en suksess, og P45 ser sålangt ut som en verdig arvtager. Det første P45-baserte hovedkortet vi testet var Asus P5Q Deluxe , som imponerte stort. Denne gangen er det MSI som skal i aksjon, og vi har sett nærmere på MSI P45 Platinum.