MSI K9A Platinum (ATi RD580+SB600) Review Intro 2/5
The board comes with 2 PCI, 2 PCIex16 slot for external VGA card in either single or CrossFire mode. On the top left you would see audio codec ALC883, GbE by both Realtek chip RTL8111B and RTL8110. At the centre is the ATi RD580 northbridge.
At the bottom left, you will see the 4 SATA II ports and 1 IDE channel supported by the SB600 chipset. On its left are the USB connectors. A VIA chip can be seen and it supports 1394. ON the right are 4 DIMM slots supporting up to a total of 8GB of memory using DDR2-533/667/800.
The back panel consists of PS/2 Keyboard and Mouse, 1COM, 1 LPT, 1 1394, 1 Coaxial, 4 USB, 2 GbE, 7.1 chn audio ports
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