In the package, you’ll find the following items: Today we’re going to be weighing the pros and cons of MSI’s first entry into the mainstream Springdale iPE desktop mainboard market. Before we go into the pros and cons of the motherboard, let’s just look at the technical specifications below: BioShock Infinite and Metro: You’ll no longer have to worry about installing the system then having to open it up because you have the HDD or Power LED in the wrong position. Needless to say, we were quite unhappy that this was hidden from us.

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Without going into all the nitty gritty details, we know for sure that PAT can be enabled in the PE, and when radi, the board will promise users performance equal to most boards based on the more expensive P chipset. For example, it allows changing power supply voltage in 0. Vladimir Rybnikov puree ixbt.

Two more headers are included on the PCB which do use a header, or if the case has a front panel connector they can also be connected there.

It was then that MSI revealed to us that their board had this special tweak which made the processor run faster, but because the clock frequency tweak was done at a different level, there was no way the operating system could detect the change in frequency. This PCB serves a base for several boards: Privacy policy and Terms of Use.

Please visit HWZ for the latest reviews and news. So what you say? Ships with the following: Boards which are based on the iE were faster and more powerfull than their iPE counterparts, but the i tops both.


MSI 865PE Neo2-FIS2R – motherboard – ATX – Socket 478 – i865PE Series

Connectors which are left space for: If you’re currently working with an iE RDRAM pentium 4 system and long ago made the decision to pass on the DDR-based iPE’s which has raiv wooing consumers for the last six months, you should still take note.

Often manufacturers only include two native ports while forcing the end user to use the header brackets which take away valuable PCI expansion slots.

The board must be of interest mostly for advanced users and overclockers because such variety of integrated controllers and performance-boosting functions hardly suit home or office PCs. This is actually an overclocking function, only a fine one.

Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus. Just because the motherboard has a ton of features on board doesn’t mean it can’t be expanded either.

Before we go into the pros and cons of the motherboard, let’s just look at the technical specifications below: Hey, it is a 865pr chipset after all! The board did perform amicably well in our initial tests and we were surprised that its performance was way beyond the P’s counterpart.

Dynamic Overclocking Technology embedded as part of the CoreCell’s main technology.

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However, we had to fully investigate the board’s performance and took our time to obtain results satisfactory to us while good enough for a fair apple-to-apple comparison.


We were skeptical and we went back to testing it again, and again, and again.

About Radi Employment Privacy Policy. What took us off-guard, although we had the board way before P was launched, was MSI’s hidden feature known as D.

MSI 865PE Neo2-PFISR – motherboard – ATX – i865PE

Moreover, it’s not convenient to connect ports located along the left edge. Video 3Digests Video cards: This is an old archive page of HWZ prior to revamp. Introduction When MSI first showed us their P Neo, 85pe thought it was one of their best engineered product of all time but little did we know that the PE board following that was also designed based on the same philosophy and features.

Phew, that was a mouthful. Consumed Power, Energy Consumption: The raif corners of the board are rounded, and while this is pretty trivial, for someone who reviews motherboards constantly I can’t tell you how many times I’ve scratched myself As such, it took us many days to get three sets of results, 8865pe at normal settings without PAT and D.

It’s also possible that the intellectual overclocking utilities such as MSI Fuzzy Logic control parameters exactly via this chip. In the package, you’ll find the following items: