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MSI™ Launches its New 648 Max Motherboard -- Supports 533MHz FSB and AGP 8x --

Type: Product News
Latest Update: Mon, 03 Jun 2002

MSI™ today announced its new 648 Max motherboard, which is based on SiS®'s new 648 chipset, supporting 533MHz FSB, DDR333 memory and AGP 8x. Based on the new AGP 3.0 standard, the 648 Max motherboard is designed to provide the highest video performance and the most scalable chipset solution for the latest Socket 478 Intel® Pentium® 4 processors. A high bandwidth and mature SiS® MutIOL technology is incorporated to the SiS® 648 Chipset to provide fast communication between Northbridge and Southbridge chipsets and to improve system performance.

The new SiS® 648 chipset supports 533MHz FSB, which increases bandwidth and improves overall system performance. The 648 Max motherboard supports USB 2.0 standard. USB 2.0 provides computer users the ability to connect to high performance peripherals in the least expensive way. With much higher bandwidth, USB 2.0 can reach data rates of up to 480Mbps, that's nearly 40 times faster than the current USB 1.1. The 648 Max conforms to ATX form factor and has a total of three DIMM slots, supporting up to 3.0GB DDR333 SDRAM. Expansion slots are available for 5 PCI, 1 CNR, and 1 AGP 4x Port.

Looking for surround sound support for home entertainment? With the integrated 5.1 Channel audio chipset, users can enjoy playing games or watching DVD movies at home. The 648 Max is designed to maximize your connection to the digital world.

MSI™ is always leading in bring computer users the latest technology. The 648 Max equips optional devices, such as 10/100Mbps Ethernet LAN controller and PC2PC™-Bluebooth bracket, which can used to communicate with mobile phone, DV camcorder, PDA and notebook that also support Bluebooth technology. Looking for surround sound support for home entertainment? With the integrated AC'97 5.1 Channel audio chipset, users can enjoy playing games or watching DVD movies at home. The 648 Max is designed to maximize your connection to the digital world. With a design rich in features, this extremely stable motherboard will appeal to average users and performance enthusiasts alike!

Expansion slots for the 648 Max are available for 6x PCI, 1x CNR, and 1 AGP 8X Port. 3 DDR DIMM slots support up to 3GB of DDR 333 SDRAM memory, enabling higher bus speed, bandwidth and system performance.

With support for features such as the S-Bracket™ (Optional), D-Bracket™ 2 (Optional), Live Update 2, Fuzzy Logic™ 4 and other useful utilities, the 648 Max provides a complete solution for system manageability.

On top of its excellent performance and stability, the 648 Max also brings the following features:

S-Bracket™ ---
With the integrated SPDIF socket and the support of Optical Fiber and Coaxial cables, the S-Bracket™ brings you the best experience of 5.1 Channel surround sound.

D-Bracket™ 2 ---
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™ 2 has a combination of 4 LED light signals that are either green or red, representing 16 different troubleshooting functions during boot up. The new D-Bracket™ 2 also includes two USB 2.0 ports.

Live Update 2 ---
MSI™ Live Update 2 includes several useful and powerful applications such as Live BIOS™, Live Driver™, Live VGA BIOS™, Live VGA Driver™ and Live Utility™, which help you to download and update the latest version of BIOS and driver automatically. You do not have to spend much time in searching the whole website to find the drivers you need.

Fuzzy Logic™ 4 ---
A smart automatic overclocking tool exclusively available from MSI™, Fuzzy Logic™ 4 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™ 4 will detect the problem and automatically restart the system, making the system always run at its best.

i-Speeder™ ---
As subscription fees for Cable modem and xDSL are getting cheaper, looking for fast Internet connection is not a dream. The i-Speeder™ is an useful utility, it can help Internet users to monitor and optimize the speed of your Internet connection.

PC Alert™ III ---
This useful software detects system temperature, the status of voltage, fans and all other key components onboard. If any problem occurs, it will alert the user to correct the problem, reducing the risk of system damage.

For more information about the new 648 Max motherboard, please visit MSI™ web site at www.msi.com.tw.

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