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MSI X58 PLATINUM

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Overall 8
7.5
Value for money 8
7.5
Features 8
7.5
Performance 8
7.5

Expert Review

ITP.net
18 August 2009
  • Summary: A value-packed X58 proposition that offers speedy performance along with decent overclocking abilities.
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 8
8.0
Performance 8
8.0

MSI Eclipse SLI

ITP.net
17 August 2009
  • Summary: Verdict: A value-packed X58 proposition that offers speedy performance along with decent overclocking abilities.
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Overall 6
6.0

MSI Eclipse SLI

PC Magazine
27 July 2009
  • Conclusion: The MSI Eclipse, a high-end motherboard for gaming, comes with an abundance of features, though not all are useful. And while the BIOS offers flexibility and control, it's a work in progress. Still, this board will give you a powerful, stable system.
  • Pros: Stable. Flexible BIOS. Rich feature set.
  • Cons: Overclocking is tedious. Thermal monitor not really useful. Pricey.
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Overall 9
9.0

MSI Eclipse SLI

maximum pc
18 March 2009
  • Excerpt: An eclipse occurs when one celestial body obscures another. When MSI stuck its X58 motherboard with that moniker, we wondered just what it wanted to hide. Our guess is it’s the fact that the board supports ATI’s CrossFire X. Despite the Eclipse’s support for CrossFire X, MSI chose to change the name of the board at the last minute from simply Eclipse to Eclipse SLI.
  • Pros: Tri-SLI capable, six DIMM slots, and no X-Fi activation required.
  • Cons: Questionable placement of third x16 slot; flaky USB support.
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MSI X58 Platinum

Bjorn3d.com
24 December 2008
  • Conclusion: The performance of the X58 Platinum motherboard, was admirable. I was not at all disapointed with the level of performance I recieved in both stock and overclocked. What really impressed me, was the increase i recieved during gaming. This is where the X58 Platinum motherboard definetly showed its raw power. The onboard on/off power switch has become more and more mainstay these days as a lot of us are not using cases for when we really start overclocking our rigs.
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Overall 10
10

MSI X58 Platinum Motherboard

CPU3D
8 December 2008
  • Summary: Overall I thought the MSI X58 Platinum was a decent performer with great features. It produced very convincing scores in all of our benchmarks and competed very well against X58 boards from the Asus and Gigabyte. In fact, during our 3D Mark2005 and 2006 tests, the MSI X58 Platinum came out on top, as well as poducing a top score in the Science Mark 2 test. So, whatever MSI did on the X58 Platinum ... it certainly was very good.
  • Pros: - Very good performance, - Support for Intel's new Core i7 Processors, - Support new Tri-Channel memory, - New LGA socket 1366, - Feature Rich, - Green Power and OC center, - Crossfire support
  • Cons: - No SLI support (so you need to get the Eclipse or the Platinum SLI version), - Overclocking was not simple or easy
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Overall 7
7.0

MSI X58 Platinum

Trusted Reviews
5 February 2011
  • Summary: It's the cheapest X58 motherboard available but is it actually good value?
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Overall 7
6.7
Features 7
6.7
Performance 8
8.3
Build quality 7
6.7

MSI X58 Platinum

PC Authority
13 July 2009
  • Summary: Just a stone's throw away from an award, and yet still a very good board.
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Overall 8
8.3
Value for money 8
8.3
Features 8
8.3
Performance 8
8.3

MSI X58 Platinum

PC Pro
31 March 2009
  • Conclusion: A top-quality board that leaves just a few boxes unticked.
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Overall 8
7.7
Performance 8
8.0
Price 7
7.0

MSI X58 Platinum Motherboard

Overclock3D
22 December 2008
  • Conclusion: As we have seen from the previous review of the P6T Deluxe, X58 has brought with it performance enhancements that while not on the scale of Pentium IV to Core2 are worthwhile nonetheless - especially where memory bandwidth is concerned. SLI support on some X58 boards is another major plus and this is where the Platinum falls down by not supporting SLI.
  • Pros: No more Pink DDR slots!, On board switches, Layout
  • Cons: No SLI
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