The raw specs for MSI's X48 Platinum motherboard are equally impressive. The board is based on the Intel X48 Express and ICH9-R variant Southbridge, and supports DDR3-800/1066/1333 and 1600 (XMP) memory formats. It has four DDR3 memory slots which may accommodate up to 8GB of RAM in a dual channel configuration. There is a minor limitation when running DDR3-1600 memory, but more on that in a moment. The MSI X48 Platinum supports 45nm Core 2 Duo/Quad/Extreme processors, and every other socket 775 CPU that runs on a 800/1066/1333/1600MHz Front Side Bus. The real beauty of MSI's X48 Platinum is broad accommodation of videocards.