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MSI K9N SLI Platinum nForce 570 SLI Motherboard Review

MSI K9N SLI Platinum nForce 570 SLI Motherboard Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: With the nForce 570 SLI you get 8-channel High Definition audio, onboard dual Gigabit Ethernet network connections, six Serial ATA channels and of course the option to take advantage of SLI via dual PCI Express x16 slots!
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External Mfg. Website: msicomputer Aug 03 2006   Colin Sun  
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The MSI K9N SLI Platinum BIOS:

MSI BIOS' are typically filled with all types of all types of enthusiast friendly options that enable users to tweak their computer system to the nine's. The BIOS for the MSI K9N SLI Platinum motherboard includes all the usually tweaks and adjustments you could expect.

Athlon64 overclockers know how important it is to have HyperTransport tweaks and with the K9N SLI Platinum you can adjust both the speed and width of the HyperTransport bus.

Here in the Memory Configuration section of the BIOS you'll find the memory timing adjustments. There are the usual options like CAS Latency, RAS to CAS Delay, RAS precharge as well as new options like Row Cycle Time and Row to Row Delay.


Here you find the overclocking options, the motherboard clock speed can be adjusted from 200-500 MHz in 1 MHz increments, you can also adjust the memory divider options and increase the DDR2 memory to a maximum of 2.3V. There are full multiplier adjustments and CPU voltage goes as high as 1.45V.

Prelude to Benchmarks

The details of how the MSI K9N SLI Platinum motherboard test system was configured for benchmarking; the specific hardware, software drivers, operating system and benchmark versions is indicated below. In the second column are the general specs for the reference platforms this nForce 570 SLI based motherboard is to be compared against. Please take a moment to look over PCSTATS test system configurations before moving on to the individual benchmark results on the next page.

PCSTATS Test System Configurations
Test System Reference System #1 Reference System #2
Processor: AMD Athlon64 FX-62 Intel Pentium D 940
Clock Speed: 14 x 200 MHz = 2.8 GHz

16 x 200 MHz = 3.2 GHz

Motherboard: MSI K9N SLI Platinum (NF 570 SLI)

ASRock AM2V890-VSTA (VIA K8T890)
Asus M2N32SLI-DLX (NF 590 SLI)
Foxconn C51XEM2AA (NF 590 SLI)

Foxconn 975X7AA-8EKRS2H (975X)
Videocard: MSI NX7800GTX-VT2D256E
Memory: Corsair Twin2X2048-8500
Hard Drive: 74GB Western Digital Raptor WD740
CDROM: AOpen Combo 52x
PowerSupply: PC Power & Cooling TurboCool 510 SLI
Heatsink: AMD Athlon64 FX-62 Reference

Thermaltake Jungle 512

Software Setup:

Microsoft WindowsXP SP2
VIA 4in1 5.09a
nVIDIA Forceware 91.27

Microsoft WindowsXP SP2
nVIDIA Forceware 9.35
nVIDIA Forceware 91.27

Microsoft WindowsXP SP2
Intel INF 7.22
nVIDIA Forceware 91.27

Benchmarks:

SYSMark 2004
Business Winstone 2004
Content Creation 2004
Super Pi
SiSoft Sandra 2005
PCMark05
3DMark05
3DMark06
FarCry
Doom 3

Quake 4

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Contents of Article: msicomputer K9N SLI Platinum
 Pg 1.  MSI K9N SLI Platinum nForce 570 SLI Motherboard Review
 Pg 2.  nForce 570 SLI Chipset Information
 Pg 3.  Motherboard Highlights Photo Gallery
 Pg 4.  Socket AM2 Heatsink Specs and Retention
 Pg 5.  Overclocking the Platinum Motherboard
 Pg 6.  — The MSI K9N SLI Platinum BIOS:
 Pg 7.  Benchmarks: SYSMark2004
 Pg 8.  Benchmarks: Office Productivity, SiSoft Sandra, Super Pi
 Pg 9.  Benchmarks: PCMark05, 3DMark05
 Pg 10.  Benchmarks: 3DMark06, FarCry
 Pg 11.  Benchmarks: X3: Reunion, Doom 3, Quake 4
 Pg 12.  A Wicked Fast Motherboard All Around

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