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21st Century Hi-Fi Motherboard, the music of your soulMSI K8N Diamond Plus with Extreme SLI & Tube A

Type: Product News
Latest Update: Mon, 02 Jan 2006

Have you ever seen a tube amplifier? Most AV users are familiar with this. Now, MSI has included this special audio solution with the finest quality motherboard and will be known as " K8N Diamond Plus ". The CREATIVE hardware audio with front Tube panel supports the Audigy SE class high quality surround audio combined with the traditional analog audio panel, making the audio sounds more different and perfect!

Enjoy extreme Audigy SE 7.1 surround experience

Last time, MSI has already introduced the Sound Blaster Live! 24-bit on K8N Diamond. Now, we bring you extreme listening experience from the upgraded Sound Blaster Audigy SE! Through high level 24-bit/192-KHz full sampling in all 7.1-surround channel, 106dB high S/N ratio, and EAX ADVANCED HD real audio technology , user cam enjoy this high quality audio surround experience in hundreds of great games. K8N Diamond Plus gives fidelity 7.1 surround sound effect to all gamers!

World's First front Tube Panel with Hardware audio solution

Maybe some gamers already saw the "tube" on the motherboard years ago, and some people have seen lots of front panel before, but to combine these two components in one set with nice analog tube audio quality, and extreme digital 7.1 surround sound in one great motherboard must be a first in the world. MSI takes the lead again with all K8 platform motherboard with 3D performance, extreme hardware audio quality and special Tube Panel design to enhance the music entertainment, that makes the K8N Diamond Plus become not only a 3D gaming platform but also a high quality music one. The tube panel will totally make a complete difference particularly for people listening to soft, mellow songs. The K8N Diamond Plus combines both high-quality 7.1 surround audio for gamers and moviegoers, and starts to take more care with AV side user for a different music experience in PC world.

The Birth of ultimate Overclocking Platform

Getting a MSI Diamond series motherboard is equal to ticket to a top system and 3D performance! Based on the good mark of overclocking performance of K8N Diamond, the K8N Diamond Plus has the enhanced tweak and overclock performance, promising enthusiasts the most control with great BIOS setup design.

Enthusiast can choose the CPU and memory module which is out of performance; the special design with CPU and DDR memory voltage is high enough to user to reach overclock breakthrough and top of the world performance. With the powerful and stable overclock listing from K8N Diamond Plus , the top performance of new generation SLI X16 has been achieved!

Unique Thermal Solution Between NB & SB

The new K8N Diamond Plus is based on the latest nForce4 SLI x16 chipset that is ready for two full-bandwidth 16-lane PCI Express links, which ensure maximum graphics performance. On the other hand, users will not have to worry about system stability, because the K8N Diamond Plus has a specific heatpipe thermal design on the chipset which brings high performance graphics on light structure to all enthusiasts. In order to be compatible to most of VGA's thermal design and develop thermal efficiency on SLI mode, K8N Diamond Plus expands the distance between 2 PCIe x16 slots to ensure the installation of VGA cards and thermal effect.

Ample Connectivity and Expansion Options

The K8N Diamond Plus features a wide range of connectivity options for freedom and flexibility. Besides the PCIe x16 and x1, K8N Diamond Plus provides additional PCIe x16 and 2 PCI v2.3 slots (including a communication slot). It comes with 4 SATA II ports to offer independent 3Gbps high-speed bandwidth, also supporting RAID 0, 1, 0+1, 5, and 2 ATA133 channels so you can connect up to 4 IDE drives. It also offers 8 USB 2.0 High-Speed ports to connect to digital devices and Gigabit LAN to connect to the Internet. The new K8N Diamond Plus is an absolute platform that can manage even the most complex applications.

Enhanced D.O.T. express on K8 Platform

The new K8N Diamond Plus will not be complete without MSI's unique CoreCell technology which is the first to implement the popular D.O.T. express. The CoreCell monitors the whole system to fine-tune the voltage and fan speed, and at the same time auto-downloads the latest BIOS and drivers through Live Update 3, so that all K8N Diamond Plus users can enjoy a stable and high-performance platform.

K8N Diamond Plus

  • NVIDIA nForce4 SLI X16
  • Support Socket 939 AMD Processor
  • PCI Express x16/x1/x2
  • Dual SLI X16
  • SATA 2 w/ RAID 0, 1, 0+1, 5
  • Sound Blaster Audigy SE Audio
  • Dual Gigabit LAN
  • Communication Slot
  • Special NB/SB Heatpipe Thermal Design
  • Great overclocking setup with Frequency and Voltage adjustment.
  • CoreCell
  • Front Tube panel only comes with special limited edition.

 

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