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MSI X58 PLATINUM
5.5 out of 10

MSI X58 PLATINUM

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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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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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