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Business and School Integrated Motherboard Roundup

Business and School Integrated Motherboard Roundup - PCSTATS
Abstract: Faced with the purchase of dozens of new computers, government agencies, schools and businesses need to find ways to keep costs down while still getting the equipment they require.
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External Mfg. Website: Various Jul 19 2002   Colin Sun  
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MSI MS-6390 - AMD

MSI MS-6390 - AMD


Approx Price: $75USD
MFG. Link: MSI MS-6390
Processor AMD Socket A
Northbridge VIA KM266
Southbridge VIA 8233A
Supported FSB 100/133 MHz
Form Factor Micro ATX
DIMM Slots Two PC1600/2100
Max Memory 2 GB
Integrated Video Yes, ProSavage8
Shared Video Memory 8-32MB
IDE 2 Ultra/133
AGP None
PCI 3 32bit PCI's
ISA None
CNR/AMR/ACR 1 CNR
LAN 10/100 Realtek 8101L
Audio Avance Logic AC'97
USB 2 USB 1.1
Power Supply Standard ATX
Misc 1 Serial, 1 Parallel, WoL, WoM

The MSI 6390 is based on VIA's KM266 chipset which is basically the KT266A with an integrated ProSavage videocard. Being one of the more powerful motherboards in the round up it was also one of the more upgradeable ones as well. Using a Micro ATX sized PCB the 6090 has all the goodies you could ever want included for a mainstream office box as well.

The first thing that catches your eye when you lay your eyes on this motherboard is the massive heatsink on the MOSFETS. Good job MSI, they must generate a lot of heat and remember this is a low cost board. MSI didn't do it for the looks.

On the other hand, we were a bit surprised with the small passive green heatsink on the northbridge. As mentioned earlier, the KM266 is based on the KT266A which on most other motherboards had active cooling plus a ProSavage videocard.

The good news is during testing we didn't have any stability problems and the board worked quite well. It's nice to see that MSI has taken the time to add an AGP slot to this motherboard allowing consumers to upgrade to a videocard if necessary.

With three extra PCI slots you should have all the expansion needs covered.

The MS-6390 was also quite inexpensive, coming in at just $125 CDN.

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Contents of Article: Various
 Pg 1.  Business and School Integrated Motherboard Roundup
 Pg 2.  Quick Comparison Specs On the Boards
 Pg 3.  MSI MS-6378 - AMD
 Pg 4.  — MSI MS-6390 - AMD
 Pg 5.  MSI MS-6368 - Intel Socket 370
 Pg 6.  MSI MS-6526GL - Pentium 4
 Pg 7.  MSI MS-6533 - Pentium 4
 Pg 8.  MSI MS-6524 - Pentium 4
 Pg 9.  Epox 4GLA+ Pentium 4
 Pg 10.  Epox 4G4A+ Pentium 4
 Pg 11.  Iwill mP4G Pentium 4
 Pg 12.  Abit BG7 Pentium 4
 Pg 13.  Benchmarks and Testing Specs
 Pg 14.  Benchmark: BAPco Sysmark 2002: Internet Content
 Pg 15.  Benchmark: BAPco Sysmark 2002: Office Productivity
 Pg 16.  Benchmark: Winstone 2001: Content Creation
 Pg 17.  Benchmark: Winstone 2001: Business Winstone
 Pg 18.  Benchmark: Winbench 99: Disk
 Pg 19.  Benchmark: Winbench 99: Graphics
 Pg 20.  Benchmark: Sisoft Sandra 2002
 Pg 21.  Benchmark: PCMark 2002: CPU Bench
 Pg 22.  Benchmark: PCMark 2002: Memory Bench
 Pg 23.  Benchmark: SPECviewPerf
 Pg 24.  Price performance comparisons
 Pg 25.  Final Conclusions

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