When someone mentions NVIDIA, you instantly think
This time, MSI K8N Neo2 supports the Socket 939. September's VIA version of the 939 performed beautifully.
Putting aside the colors makes you pay more attention to the nForce3's unorthodox placement of the CPU. This practice isn't new to just the 250 versions, but has been a common signature of the nForce3 chipset. Most online enthusiasts adore the CPU and memory in this layout because it prevents the memory from interfering with large AGP video cards.
While the rest of the layout proves to be good. K8N places all of its power connections around the edges of the board; that way, power cables don't need to run near the CPU heatsink.
Already impressed with VIA's K8T800 Pro chipset, we didn't expect much performance gain from the nForce3, but we were wrong. The nForce3 beat out VIA's chipset in all aspects of performance and overclocking. Benchmarks like
Before kicking this board into overdrive, I noticed that the CPU ran a little bit warmer on the nForce3 than the VIA.
LAWRENCESTRYKERTRAN 9 out of 10
Source from the PCEMAG.com