P45D3 Platinum

 

MSI Reminds you:
Because of the limitations of chipset, this MB does not support Win98/ME.

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All Solid Capacitors

Capacitors are the most important component for electronic product's power supply. The quality of the capacitors can impact the stability of the entire system and risk of product failure. Currently there are two types of capacitors, electrolytic capacitors and solid capacitors. Compared to electrolytic capacitors, solid capacitors have a longer lifespan, and provide a more stable power under high temperatures. More importantly, solid capacitors do not have any liquid materials inside, and thus will not suffer a leak which would infringe upon the product’s stability. With such benefits is it no wonder that solid capacitors are very important for product quality's improvement.
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DrMOS

In order to provide customers stable and high quality products, starting from P45 series motherboards, MSI is leading the industry to introduce the world's most advanced power supply component, DrMOS (Driver-MOSFET), which integrates Driver IC, Top MOSFET and Bottom MOSFET into one chip. Except for its outstanding performance in power saving, DrMOS possesses switch frequency which is 400% faster than traditional MOSFET and has great improvement in stabilizing power supply and voltage control. Even under heavy loading and overclocking conditions, DrMOS can still provide the most stable and efficient power supply and quality.

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APS (Active Phase Switching)

Active Phase Switching, APS, technology is an intelligent design that helps to save energy on MSI’s motherboards. The underlying idea is to switch off the power supply as soon as no electricity is needed, and when the system needs more resources again, APS will automatically adjust electricity supply accordingly. APS will automatically detect your processor’s loading at any given time and save energy accordingly. This is only possible by means of a very advanced power controlling technology. Other than software-based solutions, APS technology stands out from MSI's own research. The specially developed IC chip can operate automatically depending on the demands of the power supply, which is to reduce the total power usage. 
 

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ATI CrossFireX

ATI CrossFireX™ is the ultimate multi-GPU performance gaming platform. Enabling game-dominating power, ATI CrossFireX technology enables two or more discrete graphics processors to work together to improve graphics performance. ATI CrossFireX technology allows you to expand your system’s graphics capabilities. It allows you the ability to scale your system’s graphics horsepower as you need it, supporting up to four ATI Radeon™ HD graphics cards, making it the most scalable gaming platform ever. With an ATI CrossFireX gaming technology, the traditional graphics limitation exists no more, allowing you to enjoy higher performance as well as visual experience.

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VGA Booster

• Both graphic channel are from Northbridge(MCH), no more bottleneck issue
• Native PCI Express 2.0
• Auto detect & switch in 1 x16 / 2 x8 (CF-X) mode
• VGA Booster push the 3D performance up to a new level

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Live Update 5

MSI Live Update 5 is a powerful and useful application for updating the latest BIOS and Drivers, saving you time and lowers the risk of updating. End-users can install and run the Live Update 5 software on their computers with the companion CD or downloading the app from the MSI website.

Features
- Automatically Detect the BIOS/Driver/VGA/Utility Update
- Support Microsoft Windows XP/Vista/7 32/64bit

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All Shielded Choke

A choke is an inductor responsible for storing power and regulates the current. All shielded choke could reduce core power loss, lower EMI interference, and store energy longer at higher frequency, achieving higher efficiency. It also offer a special centralized structural design that can effectively reduce the production of noise, provide secure stability and has no high frequency buzz noise-fully meeting the multiple demands low temperature/low noise and stable high performance.

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Circu-Pipe 2

• Equipped with 5 heat-pipe
• Trapezoid plate - Best heat transfer
• Max expansion in limit space - fit with giant CPU cooler
• Exclusive Circu-Pipe2 offers high quality extreme cooling

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2-phase Power

• 2-phase Power on Memory/Northbridge
• Power Efficient!
• Lower Temperature
• Max voltage Control

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M-Connectors

• Easy connect to front panel & chassis cable
• 2x USB, IEEE 1394, front panel (JFP1/2)& audio(JAUD1) M-connector in the package
• Easy to tell the definition of each pin

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OC Jumper

• RapidBoost - OC Jumper • OC Jumper gives MSI motherboards more tolerance to achieve OC limit • Make overclocking easier for end-users
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Dual Core Center

• Key components status hardware monitor.
• Monitor the CPU status.
• Optimize System status define.
• Auto speed up with system loading change.

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Green Power Design

• With Multi-phase PWM IC, which lead to better power converting, reducing noise and expand the lifespan and stability.

 

MSI Reminds You...

  1. The specifications may differ from areas and we keep the right to change without notice. Please check the specific Specification with your local dealers.
  2. The color of the product might be affected by photography and the monitor's setting, which might be different from the real product.

 

Silver Award
2009-01
Denmark
5691
Best Efficiency Award
2008-11
Portugal
5551
Best Quality Award
2008-11
Portugal
5552
Editor's Choice Award
2008-10
Luxembourg
5482
Editor's Choice Award
2008-09
Croatia
5419
Silver Award
2008-08
Australia
5331
4 out of 5 Stars Award
2008-08
Slovak Republic
5265
Best Buy Award
2008-07
Portugal
5195
Best OC Award
2008-07
Portugal
5196
Best Test Award
2008-06
Hungary
5306
  • Socket
    775
  • CPU (Max Support)
    Core 2 Extreme
  • Baseclock/Hyper Transport
    800/1066/1333/1600
  • Chipset
    Intel® P45+ICH10R
  • DDR3 Memory
    DDR3 800/1066/1333/1600
  • Memory Channel
    Dual
  • DIMM Slots
    4
  • Max Memory (GB)
    8
  • PCI-Ex16
    2
  • PCI-E Gen
    Gen2 (1x16, 1x8)
  • PCI-Ex1
    2
  • PCI
    2
  • IDE
    1
  • SATAII
    8
  • RAID
    0/1/5/10
  • TPM (header)
    1
  • LAN
    10/100/1000*1
  • USB 2.0 ports (Rear)
    6
  • Audio ports (Rear)
    6
  • 1394 ports (Rear)
    1
  • eSATA
    1
  • Form Factor
    ATX
  • DrMOS
    Y
  • APS
    Y
  • CrossFire
    Y

 

  1. 1. The specifications may differ from areas and we keep the right to change without notice. Please check the specific specification with your local dealers.
  2. 2. The color of the product might be affected by photography and the monitor's setting, which might be different from the real product.

 


CPU

• Supports Intel® Core 2 Extreme/Core 2 Quad/Core 2 Duo based processors in LGA775 package.
• Supports Intel® Yorkfield, Wolfdale in the LGA775 package.
• Supports FSB 1600* (OC)/1333/1066/800 MHz.
• Support VRD 11.1 standard.
Please refer to CPU Support for compatible CPU; the above description is for reference only.


Chipset

• Intel® P45 Chipset
- Supports FSB 800/1066/1333/1600* (OC) MHz.

• Intel® ICH10R Chipset
- Hi-Speed USB (USB2.0) controller, 480Mb/sec, up to 12 ports.
- 6 SATAII ports with transfer rate up to 3Gb/s.
- PCI Master v2.3, I/O APIC.
- ACPI 2.0 compliant.
- Serial ATA RAID 0/1/5/10.
- Integrated AHCI controller.


Main Memory

• Supports four unbuffered DIMM of 1.5 Volt DDR3 800/1066/1333/1600* (OC) DRAM, 8GB Max


Slots

• Two PCI Express x16 slots (PCI Express Bus SPEC V2.0 compliant; supports CrossFire Technology)
- When using two PCIE x16 slots, the PCIE x16 lanes will auto arrange from x16/ x0 to x8 x8.
• Two PCI Express x1 slots. (support PCI Express Bus specification v1.0a compliant)
• Two 32-bit v2.3 master PCI bus slots.
- Support 3.3v/5v PCI bus interface.


On-Board IDE/SATA

One Ultra DMA 66/100/133 IDE controller integrated in JMicron® 363.
- Supports PIO, Bus Master operation modes.
- Can connect up to two Ultra ATA drives.

SATAII controller integrated in ICH10R/JMicron® 362/363 chipset
- Up to 3Gb/s transfer speed.
- Supports six SATAII ports by ICH10R
- Supports two SATAII ports by JMicron 363, support SATA RAID 0/1/JBOD.
- Supports one eSATA ports by JMicron 362.
- Supports AHCI controller with SATA RAID 0/1/5/10 by ICH10R.

MSI Reminds You...
• The RAID setup floppy disk is optional depending on the districts. You can download the files from the website to make the setup disk.


Audio

• Chipset integrated by Realtek® ALC888/888T
- Flexible 8-channel audio with jack sensing
- Compliant with Azalia 1.0 Spec
- Meet Microsoft Vista Premium spec
- Supports VoIP Card (for ALC888T only)


LAN

• Supports PCI Express LAN 10/100/1000 Fast Ethernet by Realtek 8111C.


IEEE1394 / FireWire


JMicron® 381 chipset
- Supports up to two 1394 ports. (Rear panel x1, pinheader x1)
- Transfer rate is up to 400Mbps.


Internal I/O Connectors

- ATX 24-Pin power connector
- 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
- 4-pin ATX 12V VGA connector
- CPU / System x 5 FAN connectors
- CD-in connector
- Front panel audio connector
- Front panel connector
- 1 x chasis intrusion connector
- 1 x serial port pinheader
- 3 x USB 2.0 connectors
- 1 x Floppy disk drive connector
- 8 x Serial ATAII connectors
- 1 x ATA133 connector
- 1 x IEEE1394 connector support additional 1 port
- 1 x GreenPower Genie connector
- 1 x Reset Button
- 1 x Power Button
- 1 x SPDIF-out connector
- 1 x VoIP card connector (optional)
- 1 x TPM module connector

MSI Reminds You...
• The floppy disk cable will be optional.


Back Panel I/O Ports

- 1 x Clear CMOS button
- 1 x PS/2 Keyboard
- 1 x PS/2 Mouse
- 1 x eSATA port


- 1 x IEEE1394 port
- 6 x USB 2.0 ports
- 1 x RJ45 LAN Jack
- 1 x 6 in 1 audio jack
- 1 x Optical SPDIF-out


BIOS

• The motherboard BIOS provides "Plug & Play" BIOS which detects the peripheral devices and expansion cards of the board automatically.
• The motherboard provides a Desktop Management Interface(DMI) function which records your motherboard specifications.


Dimension

• 30.5cm(L) x 24.4cm(W) ATX Form Factor

Mounting

• 9 mounting holes.


Product Accessories
 
MSI Reminds You...
• The accessories will probably be different according to the different selling areas of product models. For details of accessories, please refer to the descriptions on the product package.

 

  1. 1. The specifications may differ from areas and we keep the right to change without notice. Please check the specific specification with your local dealers.
  2. 2. The color of the product might be affected by photography and the monitor's setting, which might be different from the real product.

 

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