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MSI K9AGM2-FIH AMD 690G Motherboard Review

MSI K9AGM2-FIH AMD 690G Motherboard Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: The integrated ATi Radeon X1250 videocard is good for desktop 2D applications, but if gaming is in your cards you will need to install a standalone PCI Express x16 videocard...
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External Mfg. Website: MSI Computer May 11 2007   Colin Sun  
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Overclocking Options and BIOS Breakdown

Traditionally this is where the overclocking section goes however the MSI K9AGM2-FIH does not have any overclocking options available in the BIOS. Moving along...

Quick Look at the BIOS:

The only thing interesting in the MSI MSI K9AGM2-FIH BIOS is in the Advanced Chipset Features section. Here we find basic memory timing options like CAS Latency, RAS to CAS and RAS pPrecharge time. It also allows you to select how much memory the onboard videocard gobbles up, and whether to initialize a CRT, LCD or TV display first.

Last but not least you have the NTSC/PAL setting options.

Prelude to Benchmarks

With the AMD 690G being Microsoft Windows Vista ready, PCSTATS will be testing the MSI MSI K9AGM2-FIH motherboard in Windows Vista Ultimate 32 bit. Consequently there are slightly less benchmarks than we would normally have for a WindowsXP based test system because benchmark compatibility with Vista is still finding its feet.

The details of how the MSI K9AGM2-FIH 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 AMD 690G 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
Processor: AMD Athlon64 X2 5000+
Clock Speed: 14 x 200 MHz = 2.8 GHz
Motherboard: MSI K9AGM2-FIH (690G) ECS AMD690GM-M2 (690G)
Biostar TF7050-M2 (GF7050)
Videocard: MSI NX8800GTS-T2D320E-HD-OC 320MB
Memory: Corsair Twin2X2048-6400C3
Hard Drive: 74GB Western Digital Raptor WD740
CDROM: AOpen Combo 52x
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling TurboCool 510 SLI
Heatsink: AMD Athlon64 FX-62 Reference
Software Setup:

Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate
AMD Catalyst 7.4

Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate
nVIDIA Forceware 158.18

Benchmarks:

SYSMark 2007 Preview
SiSoft Sandra 2007
PCMark05
3DMark06
Doom 3

FEAR

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Contents of Article: MSI Computer K9AGM2-FIH
 Pg 1.  MSI K9AGM2-FIH AMD 690G Motherboard Review
 Pg 2.  AMD 690G / ATI RS690 Chipset
 Pg 3.  MSI K9AGM2-FIH Motherboard Highlights
 Pg 4.  AMD AVIVO for High Definition Content
 Pg 5.  — Overclocking Options and BIOS Breakdown
 Pg 6.  Benchmarks: SYSmark 2007 Preview
 Pg 7.  Motherboard Benchmarks: PCMark05, 3DMark06
 Pg 8.  Motherboard Benchmarks: Doom 3, FEAR
 Pg 9.  AMD's Answer to HDMI Integration

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