Summary: Well, what can I say about the MSI P7N Diamond. Initially, I was very excited about Nvidia's 780i LSI chipset. In fact, if you were a hardcore gaming enthusiast who wants to setup a SLI configured system using Geforce graphic cards ... then there's is no alternative, but to use motherboards with Nvidia SLI chipsets. Current Intel chipsets do not support SLI ... only Crossfire.
In our tests, we used single Radeon HD3870 instead of a Geforce.
Summary: In general, both the boards left a rather favorable impression. In particular, P7N Diamond fully reveals the capabilities of the NVIDIA nForce 780i SLI chipset, which allows the user to not only enable the Triple-SLI, but also install a fourth video card! There were no issues about the other expansion options: support for eight SerialATA II links, two (!
Pros: high stability and good performance level;, four PCI Express x16 slots (2?16 v2.0 + 1x16 + 1x8);, support for SerialATA II/RAID (eight links; nForce 570i SLI + JMB363);, support for 2 P-ATA links (nForce 570i SLI + JMB363);, two Gigabit Ethernet LAN controllers;, support for USB2.0 (10 ports) and IEEE-1394 (Firewire; 2 ports);, wide selection of MSI's proprietary technologies (Dual CoreCenter, CMOS profiles, LiveUpdate, D.O.T., etc.);, passive system for cooling the c...
Cons: flaws in the BIOS;, flaws in the software., flaws in the software.