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MSI K9A2 Platinum motherboard Socket AM2 ATX

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The motherboard or mainboard is the component that connects all the different parts of your computer. Often it has some integrated components like a sound card, enabling your computer to play sound, or a network card, to connect your computer to the network. The standard form factor (size) for motherboards is ATX, you need at least a midi-tower to fit one of those in. Micro-ATX motherboards are often more complete and have more onboard devices, like a video board and fit in smaller cases, but are generally less expandable.
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Long product name MSI K9A2 Platinum motherboard Socket AM2 ATX :
The short editorial description of MSI K9A2 Platinum motherboard Socket AM2 ATX

AMD® 790FX and SB600 Chipset, Dual DDR2 533/667/800/1066, Socket AM2+, ATX
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MSI K9A2 Platinum motherboard Socket AM2 ATX:
The official marketing text of MSI K9A2 Platinum motherboard Socket AM2 ATX as supplied by the manufacturer

- Key components status hardware monitor.
- Monitor the Dual Core CPU each unit status.
- Optimize System status define.
- Auto speed up with system loading change.

The MSI Live Update online is designed to automatically download and update the BIOS and driver when there’s a new version online. It helps reduce the risk of getting the wrong file and minimize the trouble of searching the files from MSI website.

Live Update 3 is a single utility software that automatically checks BIOS, driver and utility updates and installs for you , which can save your time for searching and lower the risk while updating.

AMD Cool'n'Quiet™ technology that based on famous PowerNow™ technology just brings fresh air to hot-fighting desktop platform. Cool'n'Quiet technology can automatically adjust processor ratio to throttle CPU speed with four modes.

Short summary description MSI K9A2 Platinum motherboard Socket AM2 ATX:
This short summary of the MSI K9A2 Platinum motherboard Socket AM2 ATX data-sheet is auto-generated and uses the product title and the first six key specs.

MSI K9A2 Platinum, AMD, Socket AM2, 8 GB, 0,1,0+1, Realtek RTL8111B, 10/100/1000 Fast Ethernet

Long summary description MSI K9A2 Platinum motherboard Socket AM2 ATX:
This is an auto-generated long summary of MSI K9A2 Platinum motherboard Socket AM2 ATX based on the first three specs of the first five spec groups.

MSI K9A2 Platinum. Processor manufacturer: AMD, Processor socket: Socket AM2. Maximum internal memory: 8 GB. RAID levels: 0,1,0+1. LAN controller: Realtek RTL8111B, Networking features: 10/100/1000 Fast Ethernet. Motherboard form factor: ATX, Audio chip: Realtek ALC888 / ALC888T, Power source type: ATX

Processor
Processor manufacturer *
The manufacturer that produced the processor.
AMD
Processor socket *
Mechanical component(s) that provides mechanical and electrical connections between a microprocessor and a printed circuit board (PCB). This allows the processor to be replaced without soldering.
Socket AM2
Memory
Number of memory slots *
4
Maximum internal memory *
The maximum internal memory which is available in the product.
8 GB
Storage controllers
RAID levels
RAID is a storage technology that combines multiple disk drive components into a logical unit for the purposes of data redundancy and performance improvement. Data is distributed across the drives in one of several ways, referred to as RAID levels, depending on the specific level of redundancy and performance required.
0,1,0+1
Internal I/O
USB 2.0 connectors *
The end of a cable with a USB 2.0 connector. USB 2.0 was released in April 2000 (now called "Hi-Speed"), adding higher maximum signaling rate of 480 Mbit/s (effective throughput up to 35 MB/s or 280 Mbit/s), in addition to the "USB 1.x Full Speed" signaling rate of 12 Mbit/s. USB 2.0 connectors are usually colored black.
3
Number of Parallel ATA connectors *
The number of connectors (with wires) for parallel ATA (PATA), which is an interface standard for the connection of storage devices such as hard disks, floppy drives, and optical disc drives in computers.
1
Number of SATA connectors
6
S/PDIF out connector
Yes
Front panel audio connector
Yes
CD/AUX audio in
Yes
ATX Power connector (24-pin)
Yes
CPU fan connector
Yes
Number of chassis fan connectors
4
Floppy disk drive connector
Yes
Rear panel I/O ports
USB 2.0 ports quantity *
Number of USB 2.0 ports (connecting interfaces) in the device. USB 2.0 was released in April 2000 (now called "Hi-Speed"), adding higher maximum signaling rate of 480 Mbit/s (effective throughput up to 35 MB/s or 280 Mbit/s), USB 2.0 ports are usually black.
4
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports *
Number of Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports (connecting interfaces) in the device. Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports allow a computer to connect to the ethernet.
1
eSATA ports quantity *
The number of ports (interfaces) for eSATA. eSATA is a a computer bus interface that connects host bus adapters to mass storage devices such as hard disk drives and optical drives.
2
PS/2 ports quantity *
The number of PS/2 connectors for keyboards and mice. Its name comes from the IBM Personal System/2.
2
S/PDIF out port
S/PDIF (Sony/Philips Digital Interconnect Format) is a digital audio interconnect used in consumer audio equipment over relatively short distances. The signal is transmitted over either a coaxial cable with RCA connectors or a fibre optic cable with TOSLINK connectors.
Yes
Network
LAN controller
Realtek RTL8111B
Networking features
10/100/1000 Fast Ethernet
Features
Motherboard form factor *
Design of the motherboard (ATX, BTX etc).
ATX
Audio chip
Realtek ALC888 / ALC888T
Power source type
What the power source is.
ATX
Weight & dimensions
Width *
The measurement or extent of something from side to side.
245 mm
Depth *
The distance from the front to the back of something.
305 mm
Packaging content
Cables included
SATA
Other features
Controller 2nd interface type
SATA II
Controller interface type
Ultra DMA 66/100/133 IDE
Source Testseek summary Average rating
Reviews
Updated:
2011-10-04 00:29:49
Uk has collected 21 expert reviews for MSI K9A2 Platinum motherboard Socket AM2 ATX and the average expert rating is 76 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Uk to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.
76%
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Reviews
Updated:
2011-10-04 00:29:49
Nl heeft 21 proffesionele recensies verzameld voor MSI K9A2 Platinum moederbord Socket AM2 ATX. Het gemiddelde van deze proffesionele recensies is 76 van de 100. De gemiddelde score geeft aan hoe profesionals dit product waarderen. Klik hieronder om naar testseek te gaan en voor alle productbeoordelingen, -testen en -conclusies.
76%
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Reviews
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2011-10-04 00:29:49
Fr a recueilli 21 avis d’experts pour MSI K9A2 Platinum carte mère Prise AM2 ATX et la note moyenne est de 76 sur 100. Le score moyen reflète l’avis de la communauté des experts sur ce produit. Cliquez sur l’onglet ci-dessous et utilisez Testseek pour voir les notes, les prix de produits et les conclusions.
76%
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Reviews
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2011-10-04 00:29:49
De hat 21 Expertenmeinungen über MSI K9A2 Platinum Motherboard Socket AM2 ATX eingeholt. Das duchschnittliche Epertenrating ist 76 von 100. Die durchschnittlich erreichte Punktezahl gibt die Meinung der Expertencommunity über das Produkt wieder. Klicken Sie unten und nutzen Sie Testseek um alle Beurteilungen, Produktauszeichnungen und Schlussfolgerungen sehen zu können.
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Reviews
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2011-10-04 00:29:49
Testseek ha raccolto 21 recensioni da parte di esperti per MSI K9A2 Platinum scheda madre Presa elettrica AM2 ATX e la valutazione media da parte degli esperti è di 76 su 100. Tale media riflette l’opinione della comunità degli esperti circa questo prodotto. Fate clic qui sotto e usate Testseek per visualizzare tutte le valutazioni, i premi ricevuti dal prodotto e le conclusioni.
76%
Source Testseek summary Average rating
Reviews
Updated:
2011-10-04 00:29:49
Es ha coleccionado 21 opiniones de expertos para MSI K9A2 Platinum placa base Socket AM2 ATX y la calificación media es 76 de 100. El promedio de la calificación refleja la opinión de la comuniudad de los expertos referente a este producto. Haga click abajo y use Testseek para poder ver todas las calificaciones, galardones y conclusiones del producto.
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Source Testseek summary Average rating
Reviews
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2011-10-04 00:29:49
Dk har samlet 21 ekspertanmeldelser for MSI K9A2 Platinum bundkort Sokkel AM2 ATX og den gennemsnitlige ekspertbedømmelse er 76 af 100. Den gennemsnitlige score reflekterer ekspertpanelets opfattelse af dette produkt. Klik nedenfor og brug Dk for at se alle bedømmelser, produkter og konklusioner.
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Reviews
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2011-10-04 00:29:49
Se har samlat in 21 experttester för MSI K9A2 Platinum moderkort Socket AM2 ATX och det genomsnittliga betyget är 76 av 100. Det genomsnittliga betyget reflekterar experternas samlade syn på denna produkt. Klicka nedanför och använd Se för att se alla betyg, utmärkelser och kommentarer.
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itreviews.com
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2011-10-04 00:29:48
A well laid out board packed with future-proofing features, including support for AMDs latest Phenom processors and - if your wallet will allow it - up to four graphics cards. MSI - K9A2 Platinum price Buy MSI K9A2 Platinum securely online at a barga...
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tweak.dk.uk
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2011-10-04 00:29:48
Its time to have a look at a motherboard from MSI. For me personally, its been a while since Ive owned or dealt with anything from Microstar. I think the last time was when the netburst technology from Intel had its peak, and the hottest thing out t...
Good o Passive heatpipe cooling, o Crossfire X support, o eSATA connections, o Great motherboard for cheap X2 processors (OC)...
Bad o A little pricy at about 1100 DKK...
Bottom line Because this is the MSI Platinum motherboard, nothing is missing. Theres a broad variety of BIOS features for overclocking, fan control and control of temperatures etc. The motherboard overclocks well with a small and cheap X2 processor from AMD, whi...
85%
01net.com
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2011-10-04 00:29:49
MSI, très prolifique en ce moment vient dannoncer le lancement de lalter ego pour AMD de sa carte mère haut de gamme X38 Diamond pour Intel : la K9A2 Platinum. Comme son nom lindique, elle est prévue pour la gamme de processeurs K9 dAMD, autrement...
Good Quatre slots PCIExpress graphiques, Supporte 6 SATA2 2 eSATA2 en Raid 0/1/5/10, Refroidissement CircuPipe du chipset de la carte, Bon niveau déquipement...
Bad Seulement 2 slots PCI standard...
Bottom line MSI, très prolifique en ce moment vient dannoncer le lancement de lalter ego pour AMD de sa carte mère haut de gamme X38 Diamond pour Intel : la K9A2 Platinum. Comme son nom lindique, elle est prévue pour la gamme de processeurs K9 dAMD, autrement...
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Pcwelt.de
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2011-10-04 00:29:48
Dank vieler Schnittstellen und Steckplätze konnte uns die Ausstattung der Platine überzeugen. Aktuelle Preise MSI K9A2 Platinum: Mainboard - Chipset-Marke: AMD - Chipset-Typ: 790FX - Prozessor-Sockel: Socke... 84,90 € + 6,90€ Vers.erhältlich bei:...
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pctuner.net
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2011-10-04 00:29:49
L’ultimo quarto di questo 2007 non è stato molto favorevole per AMD: la situazione reale, ovvero l’incontrastato predominio delle soluzioni ICM-based, ha preso il sopravvento influenzando pesantemente sia statistiche presenti che previsioni future...
Bottom line Nonostante l’andamento del mercato, sembrerebbe che AMD stia cercando di reagire alla situazione reale con tutte le proprie forze: dalla fusione con Ati, sono stati molti i passi in avanti e i prodotti nati rispecchiano questo impegno; basti pensare...
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noticias3d.com
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2011-10-04 00:29:48
Desde que podemos recordar, AMD e Intel han protagonizado encarnizadas batallas para alcanzar la mayor cuota de mercado posible en el campo de los semiconductores. Sin considerar que todos podemos ganarnos la vida sin necesidad de arrancarnos los ojos...
Good Buen desempeño, Precio ajustado, Soporte para Crossfire X, Controladora SAS/SATA...
Bad Posible confusión al montar la memoria en Dual Channel, Podría haber tenido el southbridge SB700...
Bottom line AMD se ha ido poniendo las pilas últimamente, y esto se demuestra en la placa que hemos analizado hoy. Tenemos diferentes tipos de chipsets, casi para todos los gustos, y placas base con gráficas integradas (o no) y múltiple conectividad.MSI nos ha tra...
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Tweak.dk
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2011-10-04 00:29:49
Så skal vi kigge nærmere på et bundkort fra MSI. Det er for mit eget vedkommende ved at noget tid siden jeg selv sidste har eget, eller på anden måde haft fat i noget fra Microstar. Jeg tror sidste gang var da netburst teknologien...
Good Passiv køling, i form af heatpipe, Crossfire X understøttelse, Esata udgange, Godt board til billig X2 processor (OC)...
Bad Lidt høj pris (set til ca. kr. 1100)...
Bottom line Da dette er MSI Platinum bundkortet mangler man ikke noget. Her er et væld af BIOS features til overclock, styring af blæsere og kontrol af temperaturer m.m. Bundkortet overclocker godt med en lille billig X2 processor fra AMD, hvilket giver su...
85%
hitechlegion.com
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2011-10-04 00:29:48
So, you noticed the Phenom II CPUs are now available, right? I bet youre thinking about purchasing one and upgrading some other hardware at the same time, arent you? A new motherboard maybe? Well, not if you have the MSI K9A2 Platinum Ver 1. But MSI...
Good It's already part of your existing system, why buy another board?, Excellent Phenom II overclockability, Feature rich and mature BIOS, 6 SATA ports, Four 16x PCIE Slots, Cool running chipset and PWM, even when overclocked, Plenty of room to install la...
Bad Hard to find on the retail market, Fairly low CPU FSB overclock, Extremely poor USB controller, Only 2 SATA RAID ports, Hitech Legion Editors Choice Award...
Bottom line When I was approached and asked to do this review, I was extremely apprehensive. I reminded the boss of his past experience with this motherboard and the Phenom I CPUs. His assuring me that things have changed was not enough, I had to see it to believe...
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insidehw.com
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2011-10-04 00:29:48
This time MSI made an extra effort to provide fully equipped motherboard for AMD platform that will match performances and OC potential side-by-side with competitive Asus, Gigabyte, Biostar etc. Cooling solution responsible for CPU power supply unit co...
Bottom line However, by investing in K9A2 Platinum, you will have with high quality platform for later upgrade, as well as solid base for good performances and moderate overclock. AMD 790FX is stable and reliable chipset, that is capable of extracting maximum fr...
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maximumpc.com
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2011-10-04 00:29:48
If you want AMD performance without the cost, MSI’s K9A2 Platinum might be the ticket. It’s a bare-bones yet performance-oriented board for Phenom procs. Based on the AMD 790FX chipset, the MSI K9A2 Platinum sports four x16 physical PCI-E 2.0 slots. W...
Good SAS support and superlow pricing.
Bad Poor SATA port placement; fallback DOS update method is horrible.
80%
MotherBoards.org
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2011-10-04 00:29:48
Intel motherboards dominate the market since their CPUs also dominate the market. Their main rival in the consumer business AMD has continued to struggle with their business mainly due to the inability of their CPUs to compete with their Intel counterp...
Bottom line MSI has done a wonderful job with their K9A2 Platinum motherboard. The performance is higher than the last AMD motherboard we did the Gigabyte GA-M69GM-S2H motherboard back in September. The ability to do Quadfire (Four ATI cards in Crossfire) is excel...
83%
Bootdaily.com
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2011-10-04 00:29:48
What we end up with here is a very capable Phenom/Athlon motherboard that offers an excellent variety of features, tweaks and stability to make any AMD-user happy with the purchase. I think at the end of the day, however, the main drawback to this or...
90%
viperlair.com
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2011-10-04 00:29:48
AMDs latest chipset the base for MSIs latest enthusiast motherboard.
Bottom line Overall, the MSI K9A2 Platinum was a mixed bag. As shown through our benchmarks, at stock speeds, the K9A2 Platinum was rather speedy and very solid. We did not have any stability issues, even under full load. The translation lookaside buffer issue ne...
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v3.co.uk
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2011-10-04 00:29:48
This board provides support for AMD’s latest AM2+ processors as well as being fully backwards compatible with all AMD’s AM2 Athlon and Sempron CPUs. It’s also a first in that it supports Quadfire (four-way Crossfire) and SAS (serial atta...
60%
ixbtlabs.com
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2011-10-04 00:29:48
AMD 790FX chipset (AMD 790FX + SB600) Our recent research (as well as observations of our colleagues and users, who already tried these processors) proves that its practically impossible to find real applications to detect the notorious TLB error in t...
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digital-daily.com
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2011-10-04 00:29:48
If we look two years back, at the time of release of Intel Core 2 Duo processors, we can see how this architecture has been gradually expelling AMD products. As of the start of year 2008, we can establish an almost complete victory of Intel, in all the...
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hothardware.com
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2011-10-04 00:29:48
In mid-Q4 2007, AMD released their 790FX, 790X and 770 chipsets, the final pieces required to complete their Spider platform. As the backbone of the new platform, the 700 series chipsets were designed with new feature sets to take full advantage of t...
Bottom line Our benchmark results were somewhat of a see-saw battle between the nForce 590 SLI and AMD 790FX chipsets. With respect to the PCMark Vantage test suite, the Gigabyte motherboard we tested won all but the Productivity test. When we shifted our atte...
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neoseeker.com
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2011-10-04 00:29:48
MSI sent us an K9A2 Platinum recently; and we put it through the wringer. The K9A2 Platinum is certainly not short of features. It is based on the relatively new AMD 790FX Northbridge, and a SB600 Southbridge. The combination supports HT 3.0, dual chan...
Bottom line The MSI K9A2 Platinum had excellent business performance, and decent gaming performance - so it is quite a good board overall - however it does not take the overclocking champion crown away from the excellent Asus M2N32-SLI. Overall, the board layout...
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fudzilla.com
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2011-10-04 00:29:49
MSI K9A2 Platinum is a high-end motherboard for AM2+ platforms, and it’s based on AMDs 790FX chipset. Anyone craving for dual, triple or quad CrossFire with a native quad-core Phenom under the hood will definitely find this motherboard to be a tre...
Bottom line You can find many CrossFire capable boards on the market today, but not many of those are quad-core Phenom ready. MSI RD790 K9A2 Platinum is one of those, and it’s also aimed at overclockers. We didn’t play with overclocking, but we definitely...
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cw.no
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2011-10-04 00:29:48
AMDs 7-serie av brikkesett er optimalisert for Phenom-serien av prosessorer. En prosessorserie som i hvert fall nå i starten langt fra har vært noen suksess for AMD. Det ventes imidlertid nye revisjoner og raskere utgaver. Hovedkortene for Phenom er og...
Bottom line Med en pris på cirka 1 200 kroner blir dette et hovedkort i mellomklassen. Vi hadde i praksis ingen problemer med montering, oppsett og praktisk bruk av hovedkortet. For overklokking er ikke AMDs plattform den mest aktuelle, og begrensningene kommer g...
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hardwarezone.com.sg
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2016-12-29 20:57:38
As you may know, AMD has just launched their brand new PC platform solution, codenamed Spider. Spider is really an ecosystem consisting of the AMD Phenom processor, AMD 790FX chipset and the ATI Radeon HD 3800 series graphics. AMD is banking on these...
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