MSI™ based on its time to market R&D capabilities, is launching a new motherboard based on Intel® 850 chipset and is specifically designed for the new Intel® Pentium® 4 processor, just a few days after Intel®'s demonstration of the new processor. MSI™'s 850 Pro motherboard is the symbol of perfection and represents the success of MSI™'s R&D team.
The Pentium® 4 processor is based on entirely new architecture design to the Pentium® III. MSI™'s 850 Pro motherboard is capable of fully delivering the high frequency and performance of the Pentium® 4 processor. The motherboard supports Rambus memory technology, and an ICH2 south bridge chip is applied to support Ultra DMA33/66/100, enhancing the overall system performance. The ICH2 chip also integrates networking controller, enabling users to explore the fantasies of the networking environment without installing additional cards. It also brings the features of HomePNA and 6-channel audio, plus 4 USB ports support, providing the most versatile expandability.
Different from all previous motherboard models, MSI™'s new 850 Pro applies the newest Socket 423 specification from Intel®. The new Socket 423 architecture is developed by Intel to further enhance functions and features on top of the previous Socket 370 architecture. Furthermore, based on Intel®'s QDR(Quad Data Rate) technology, the data transfer rate between the chipset and the processor can reach as high as 3.2GB/sec, avoiding data congestion in the processor, and accelerating the data communication between subsystems. The chipset and the memory bus apply Dual Channel technology, increasing data transfer rate to 3.2GB/sec as well, boosting the data processing speed!
MSI™'s new 850 Pro Socket 423 motherboard is based on ATX form factor, and applies Intel®'s 850 chipset, supporting Intel® Pentium®4 up to 1.4 to 1.5 GHz. The 850 Pro motherboard supplies 4 RIMM memory slots supporting up to 2GB system memory, and five PCI, one CNR, and one 4X AGP slots. The complete expandability satisfies most users demands.
To conclude, MSI™'s new 850 Pro motherboard, packed with plenty of features and advantages, is able to increase a great deal of system performance to a new level. It is undoubtedly that MSI™'s outstanding R&D team has again brought the newest technology and the best price-performance product to the market before everyone else. The 850 Pro also brings the following features:
Support Ultra DMA 100
PC Alert™ III System Monitoring Software Tool
STR (Suspend to RAM) Function
4 USB Ports
PC 99 and PCI 2.2 Specification Compliant and Certified