MSI blows the lid off its upcoming AMD RD790 mobo

— 3:26 PM on October 8, 2007

We've been hearing about AMD's upcoming RD790 chipset for months now, and we even saw some RD790 boards earlier this year, but AMD has yet to give the chipset an official launch. However, MSI seems to have jumped the gun somewhat by unveiling an RD790 motherboard ahead of time, as TechConnect Magazine reports.

The motherboard in question is dubbed the K9A2 Platinum, and it boasts a 790 FX chipset—AMD's official name for the RD790, TechConnect says. The K9A2 Platinum features four PCI Express 2.0 x16 slots, support for DDR2 memory speeds up to 1066MHz, HyperTransport 3.0, six 300MB/s Serial ATA ports, dual FireWire ports, and one Gigabit Ethernet port. MSI has also outfitted the board with a new heat pipe-based cooler named "Circu-Pipe."

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