Fastest in the Comparative Test MSI™ 865PE Neo2 won Best of Tom's 2003 Award

Latest Update: Thu, 10 Jul 2003

MSI™ 865PE Neo2 overtakes the "Best of Tom's 2003" Award at 865PE chipset category. Among 24 top-notch motherboards competition, 865PE Neo2 has won the award decently.

Interesting overclocking features for less ambitious users increase performance.
It is the fastest board overall in the test field.
There is also a broad range of features, which leaves hardly any wish unanswered.
...All in all, the board costs just under $... This will set the competition thinking.

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865PE Neo2-FIS2R (MS-6728)
MSI™ 865PE Neo2-FIS2R equips MAT (Memory Acceleration Technology), delivering up to extra memory performance under Turbo and Ultra Turbo mode. D.O.T. (Dynamic Overclocking Technology) was MSI™ exclusive technology to boost CPU performance while the system utilization is high. Featuring Intel ICH5R south bridge and onboard Promise RAID controller, 865PE Neo2-FIS2R can set up multiple disk-array with RAID 0, RAID 1 and RAID 0+1. Intel PRO /1000CT gigabit networking solution and CSA architecture provides 2X gigabit network performance than other LOB (LAN on board) solutions.

865PE Neo2-FIS2R not only optimizes the cooling, but also offer S-ATA interface and bundles round cable to improve internal airflow of desktop system. Color install is another feature that MSI™ introduce in this motherboard. Pin header of the same function will be identified with the same color, by annotation aside. User can easily install cable from housing without confusion.

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