MSI K9A2 Platinum


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The K9A2 Platinum is an ATX socket AM2 motherboard that uses the AMD 790FX chipset and supports 2600MHz (HyperTransport 3.0) FSB AMD CPUs. Features 4 DDR2-1066 DIMM slots, 2 PCI, 1 PCI-E x1, 2 PCI-E x8, and 2 PCI-E x16 slots. Rear I/O ports include 4 USB 2.0, 2 eSATA, and 1 6-in-1 audio jack. Gigabit LAN.


MSI K9A2 Platinum Reviews Rating: 83 out of 100 based on 1 rating.

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Neoseeker  --- Jan 29 '08 86% Feb 17 '08
HardOCP  --- Feb 12 '08
Hot Hardware  --- Jan 31 '08
iXBT Hardware  --- Feb 06 '08 83/100 May 04 '08
PC Stats 81% Nov 19 '08
Viper's Lair  --- Feb 15 '08
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MSI K9A2 Platinum Roundups and Shootouts

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MSI K9A2 Platinum Review ExtremeTech -- Feb 12 '08
MSI K9A2 Platinum Review Hardware Zone -- Mar 10 '08

HardOCP on Feb 12 '08

"The MSI K9A2 Platinum is a motherboard that was built specifically for running AMD’s Phenom processor and CrossFireX. If that is what you use it for it works well with a Black Edition processor. It..."

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iXBT Hardware on Feb 07 '08

"Even though the AMD 790FX chipset offers a great reserve for the future (in other words, its functionality is hardly necessary for a generic modern computer, even if it's assembled for games), MSI..."

Read full review on May 05 '08

"MSI has done a wonderful job with their K9A2 Platinum motherboard. The performance is higher than the last AMD motherboard we did the Gigabyte GA-M69GM-S2H motherboard back in September. The..."

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Neoseeker on Jan 29 '08

"The MSI K9A2 Platinum had excellent business performance, and decent gaming performance - so it is quite a good board overall - however it does not take the overclocking champion crown away from..."

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PC Stats on Nov 20 '08

"In terms of performance the MSI K9A2 Platinum handled like every other Socket AM2 motherboard that PCSTATS has tested recently. That doesn't mean it's bad, it just explains why the results are so..."

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