MSI P45 Neo-F
Released January, 2008
The Pros:P45 chipset is very solid and easy to configure. Installation is generally smooth, no surprises along the way. Capable of a live automated firmware update, no need to manually hunt down the file.
The Cons:Often requires a system Restore when the power is removed, or new hardware is installed. Avoid.
The MSI P45 Neo-F comes with multi-phase PWM IC, designed to improve power converting, while reducing noise and increasing the lifespan of the motherboard. In the dual core centre, the key componets monitor the hardware, the optimize system status as well as the automatic speed up with system loading change.
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MSI Live Update Online is an included feature to automatically download and update the BIOS and driver when a new version becomes available online. Live Updates 3 feature ensure the correct version is downloaded and saves the time needed to locate the file and upload it to every motherboard. 7.1 channel audio is built in, along with 4 DIMMs with DDR2 1066+ up to 1600 MHz. For more information refer to the full Intel P45 report.
- Green Power Design
- Dual Core Center
- Live Update Online
- Supports Intel Core 2 Extreme, Core 2 Quad, Core 2 Duo
- Supports Intel Yorkfield and Wolfdale
- Supports FSB 1600(OC)/1333/1066/800 MHz
- One PCIe 2.0 x16 slot
- Two PCIe x1 slot
- Three 32-bit v2.3 master PCI bus slot
- One Ultra DMA 66/100/133 IDE controller integrated with JMicron 368
- Supports PCIe Lan 10/100/1000 Fast Ethernet by Realtek
User Reviews (2)
P45 chipset is very solid and easy to configure
installation is generally smooth, no surprises along the way
capable of a live automated firmware update, no need to manually hunt down the file
capable of running overclocked memory with a fast interface
well arranged board, easy to slot everything in quickly
CPU overclocking runs stable with most settings
Often requires a system Restore when the power is removed, or new hardware is installed. Avoid.
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