MSI announce K9A2 Platinum: first RD790 board
Jumping the gun on AM2+ chipsets seems to be MSI’s specialty so after unwillingly unveiling Nvidia’s upcoming 7 series chipsets, the company has announced the first RD790-powered motherboard, the K9A2 Platinum. Set to be marketed as 790 FX, the new RD790 chipset makes MSI’s board support all current AM2 CPUs and the AM2+ Phenom X4, X2 and X3s that will be released in the coming months. The board comes with integrated 7.1 channel audio, it has a 5 phase PWM design and one Gigabit port, six SATA 3.0 Gbps connectors, 10 USB 2.0 ports, two IEEE1394 connectors and MSI proprietary technologies like Dual CoreCell. Unfortunately, the board’s price and retail availability have not been revealed.