MSI Launches New Mobos in China

New Motherboards

New Motherboards

At the event, MSI launched their latest range of Intel's G31 and G33 integrated graphics motherboards. Henry Lu, one of the founders of MSI, along with Daniel Yeh from Intel China officiated the launch of the new motherboards.

 Besides Intel-based motherboards, MSI also showcased their latest range of notebooks based on the Santa Rosa platform.

 Henry Lu, MSI Senior Vice President (left) and Daniel Yeh from Intel China, jointly launched MSI's latest range of Intel-based motherboards at Dunhuang, China.

 The MSI G33 Platinum is the flagship of its integrated graphics line-up. This beauty comes with MSI's award winning roller-coaster heatpipe design that keeps not only the chipset cool, but the temperatures of the ICH9R and power transistors in check as well. The board comes with four DDR2 DIMM slots, two PCIe graphics slots supporting CrossFire (one is x16 and the other is x4), two PCIe x1 slots and two PCI slots. With the ICH9R, it supports RAID 0/1/5/10 on its six SATA II ports (4x onboard and 2x as eSATA). The board also supports two IEEE1394 ports as well.

 Besides boards with integrated graphics, MSI also launched the P31 Neo motherboard which is based on the lower-end Intel P31 chipset. The Intel P31 northbridge is paired with the older ICH7, thus giving it support to older legacy IDE devices through its single channel IDE controller. The board will also support four SATA II ports, one PCIe x16 graphics slot and four DDR2-800 DIMM.

 Besides consumer motherboards, MSI also offers enterprise customers a range of vPro certified products. The latest being the Q35MDO which is based on the Intel G35 paired with the ICH9DO. The board will support CPUs at FSBs up to 1333MHz and it comes with up to four DDR2 DIMM slots. The board will support a TPM (Trusted Platform Module) and it comes with the usual fare of features such as PCIe slots and SATA II ports.