Earlier this week, we had a look at motherboards from Asus and Gigabyte based on Intel's new X38 Express chipset. However, those aren't the only contenders in the X38 space. As DigiTimes reports, MSI has also unveiled a high-end X38-based mobo, which it calls the X38 Diamond.
The board features goodies like four PCI Express 2.0 x16 slots (two of which have four lanes of connectivity), integrated X-Fi Xtreme Audio sound from Creative, dual Gigabit Ethernet, dual external Serial ATA ports, and of course support for 1333MHz front-side bus speeds as well as DDR3-1333 memory.
There's also a "dual-channel" pulse width modulation system, which MSI says provides "the best convert rate of CPU power to make the highest power efficiency." On the cooling front, MSI has outfitted the X38 Diamond with a copper, heat pipe-based "Circu-Pipe" cooling system that dissipates heat from the north bridge, south bridge, and processor power regulation circuitry.
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