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MSI G965MDH
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MSI G965MDH


Overall rating 8/10

Motherboard shopping for a new Media Center PC? MSI's new G965MDH comes with Intel's newest integrated graphics solution and an uncommon Intel Southbridge especially customized for Viiv.

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Product Specification

Processor Support and Chipset Type
  • Supports 90nm/65nm LGA775 processor package
  • Supports Intel Core 2 Duo / Core 2 Extreme / Core 2 Quad
  • Supports Intel Pentium D / Pentium Processor Extreme Edition
  • Supports Intel Pentium 4 / Pentium 4 Extreme Edition
  • Northbridge: Intel G965
  • 533 / 800 / 1066MHz front side bus
  • PCI Express x16 graphics
  • GMA X3000 graphics accelerator
  • Southbridge: Intel ICH8DH
  • Intel High Definition Audio
  • Supports up to eight USB 2.0 ports
  • Supports six SATA 3.0Gbps ports (with Matrix Storage Technology)
  • Integrated 10/100/1000Mbps MAC
  • Intel Quiet System Technology
  • Intel Quick Resume Technology
Memory
  • Supports four unbuffered DIMM of 1.8 Volt DDR2 SDRAM
  • Supports up to 8GB memory size (DDR2 533/667)
  • Supports up to 4GB memory size (DDR2 800)
  • 800/677/533 dual channel DDR2 memory architecture
Storage
  • Intel ICH8DH Southbridge
  • 6 x SATA 3.0Gbps interface
  • Intel Matrix Storage Technology
  • Supports AHCI controller with RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 10
  • JMicron JM20335 High Speed USB to PATA Bridge
  • 1 x Ultra ATA 33/66/100/133 (data transfer rate up to 133MB/sec.)
Audio
  • Intel High Definition Audio (Azalia)
  • Realtek ALC883 8-channel HD Audio CODEC
Networking Intel Nineveh GbE 82566DC Gigabit Ethernet Controller
Rear I/O
  • 1 x Floppy connector
  • 1 x Ultra ATA IDE connector
  • 6 x SATA connectors
  • 8 x USB 2.0 ports (4 x rear, 4 x header)
  • 2 x IEEE 1394a ports (1 x rear, 1 x header)
  • 1 x VGA port
  • 1 x RJ45 LAN port
  • 6-in-1 audio jack
  • 1 x serial port
  • 1 x parallel port
  • 1 x mini-DIN-6 PS/2 mouse port
  • 1 x mini-DIN-6 PS/2 keyboard port
Expansion Slots
  • 1 x PCIe x16 slots, PCI Express Bus specification v1.0a compliant
  • 1 x PCIe x1 slots, PCI Express Bus specification v1.0a compliant
  • 2 x 32-bit PCI slots, PCI 2.3 compliant
Form Factor MicroATX Form Factor, 244 mm x 244 mm