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MSI P35 Platinum @ MSI HQ

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Tim S, 21 Apr 2007.

  1. Tim S

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    Hey guys,

    I was at MSI's headquarters in Taipei yesterday and they were showing off their upcoming P35 Platinum "Bearlake" board. They allowed me to take some pictures and said it was OK for me to post them here...

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    There's some quite interesting features at a first glance -- check out the badass heatsink on the northbridge, and also check out the number of USB ports on the back. We're told that the board should be released to retail sometime next month and that MSI's engineers just making some final tweaks to the BIOS.

    This particular version is DDR2 only and also bear in mind that the P35 chipset will be replacing P965 as the mainstream solution -- X38 will replace 975X later in the year at the high end.
     
  2. Jipa

    Jipa Avoiding the "I guess.." since 2004

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    WTF is up with those heatpipes :D That's ridiculous. Like the normal ones wouldn't be high enought to block every large (good) cooler. Outlooks > functionality ?
     
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    That's pretty cool looking heatpipes! I also like the 6-USB on the back I/O plate that even has 2 e-Sata also and FireWire on it. It looks like a pretty nice board, but we'll have to see how P35 does.

    Edit: Anyone know if P35 will only have x16 + x4 crossfire like P965 does?
     
  4. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    Love the NB cooler, that's fantastic. Those 6 USB ports on the back are good too - nice to see them spaced out for if you have fat devices. (Although most people use front ports for fat things like flash drives).

    Looks like a nice board, but is the price right? :D
     
  5. morris8809

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    those heatpipes are crazy. Looks good layout wise and looks like a great mobo. Any word on the price tag for that baby?
     
  6. Duste

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    Those heatpipes are nuts - they're trying to get as much surface area as possible to provide maximum heat dissipation. Quite a neat idea, really.
     
  7. Bluephoenix

    Bluephoenix Spoon? What spoon?

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    the CPU power connector on that one will be hell to deal with..
     
  8. Bbq.of.DooM

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    and I thought the Striker Extreme had a lot of heatpiping..
     
  9. Tim S

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    Yes, it's x16 and x4 like P965... not sure on CrossFire support yet though.

    As for the price tag, P35 is replacing P965, so I guess current P965 boards should give an indicator on price.
     
  10. lepre

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    i've ordered this board and waiting for the delivery..i also ordered a Zerotherm BTF90 as cooler that you reviewed at bit-tech some time ago.
    I didn't thought about the pipe :duh:...do you know if it's compatible with this board? thank you!
     
  11. Hugo

    Hugo Ex-TrustedReviews Staff

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    Yes, Tim is made of magic and is capable of being able to predict, based on a sample he saw in Taipei four months ago, whether your heatsink will fit.
     
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    Or, he could just look on the shelf. But go on, lets test his magical powers of prediction.

    My powers of prediction recon it'll fit :thumb:
     
  13. Hugo

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    That man Tim, he say "yes"
     
  14. Teh C

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    Sweet looking board, but whats the price?
     
  15. lepre

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    bit tech reviewed the board too.

    i paid it 153€ in germany
     
  16. Tim S

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    As stated, it should fit fine - the heatsink was really quite small in actual fact. :)
     
  17. lepre

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    doesn't seem small in photos...anyway thanks tim! :blush:
     
  18. lepre

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    it doesn't fit :duh:

    the 4 capacitors at the top are too close! :sigh: i got to install the intel stock now..
     
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    Oh ****! I thought you were talking HEATPIPES. :|
     
  20. lepre

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    i was...but with that it's just fine... :(
     

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