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MSI™ today announced the new 850 Pro5 Pentium® 4 motherboard and it now supports Socket 478

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Latest Update: Fri, 05 Oct 2001

MSI™ products are well known for their good performance and superior quality. MSI™ today announced its new Pentium® 4 motherboard 850 Pro5 featuring the 850 chipset from Intel® and supports the new Socket 478.

From the invention of the integrated circuit to the first commercial microprocessor to the first 2GHz CPU, Intel® has shaped the history of personal technology. Now available at 2GHz, the Intel® Pentium® 4 processor features Intel® NetBurstTM micro-architecture, which enables the chip to run at extreme speeds and is designed to deliver the performance platform for today and the future.

MSI™'s new 850 Pro5 is designed by utilizing the latest technology and is sure to be appraised by those computer users looking for the best. In addition, c-medias on-board. It is compatible to HRTF-based 3D positional audio (C3D), DirectSound 3D, EAX. It saves you the cost for a sound card.

The 850 Pro5 is another 4-layer Pentium® 4 motherboard introduced by MSI™. The 850 Pro5 conforms to the ATX form factor and is fully capable of delivering the high frequency and excellent performance of the Pentium® 4 processor. The board applies the new Socket 478 specification from Intel®. The new Socket 478 architecture is developed by Intel® to further enhance functions and features on top of the previous Socket 423 architecture. Expansion slots are available for 4x PCI, 1x CNR, and 1 AGP Port. 4 RIMM slots support up to 2GB of system memory, enabling higher bus speed, bandwidth and system performance. With support for features such as the Live Driver™, Live BIOS™, Fuzzy Logic™3, the 850 Pro5 provides a complete solution for system manageability.

The 850 Pro5 sets a new benchmark in PC performance and is optimized to take full advantage of the latest Intel® processor technology. With a design rich in features and specifications, the 850 Pro5 will be appraised by computer users. The major features of the 850 Pro5 includes:

Supports Smart Key™ (Optional)
Smart Key™ is a hardware device that provides you the complete and perfect protection on your PC. Without the key, no one can access the important files in your computer by using the mouse or the keyboard connected to your computer.

Supports D-Bracket™ (Optional)
This hardware monitoring device helps the user diagnose computer hardware problems from outside of the computer chassis, eliminating the trouble of having to open up the chassis every time. The D-Bracket™ has a combination of 4 LED light signals that are either green or red, representing 16 different troubleshooting functions during boot up.

Supports Live Driver™
MSI™ Live Driver™ is a useful and powerful application for you to download and update the device drivers automatically. You do not have to spend much time in searching the whole website to find the drivers you need.

Supports Fuzzy Logic™3
A smart automatic overclocking tool exclusively available from MSI™, Fuzzy Logic™ 3 automatically adjusts the CPU to its best condition in real time under the OS to accomplish the overclocking function with AI. While system hanging is a common experience in overclocking, Fuzzy Logic™3 will detect the problem and automatically restart the system, making the system always run at its best.

Supports Live BIOS™
A useful software tool from MSI™, Live BIOS™ examines the BIOS version automatically with the latest version available on the web, links to the site for users to download the latest version of BIOS and updates the BIOS. With an "automatic and user-friendly" interface, Live BIOS™ allows BIOS download and update to be completed under the OS easily.

STR (Suspend to RAM)
With STR function, system configuration data is saved onto the system memory when the system is set into suspend mode. The system memory is sustained with minimum electrical power to avoid data loss. When the system is reset back to full operation mode, the original configuration status is restored in just a few seconds.

STD (Suspend to Disk)
With STD function, system configuration data is saved onto the system computer hard disc. The system computer hard disc is sustained with minimum electrical power to avoid data loss. When the system is reset back to full operation mode, the original configuration status is restored in just a few seconds.
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