MSI Readies P35 Express

"MSI has no less than five P35 Express motherboards ready to launch."

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MSI Readies P35 Express Motherboards

Yesterday we brought you news of Intel pushing their release date forward for their 'BearLake' chipset . Well it appears that Taiwanese manufacturer MSI are ready to release motherboards based on 'BearLake' (ICH9R), which provides support for both DDR2 and DDR3 memory. Interestingly, MSI have no less than five motherboards ready to release as we speak. The 'P35 Express' powered lineup includes five new models ranging from the flexible P35 Neo Combo to the flagship P35 Diamond.

Leading MSI’s P35 Express lineup is the DDR3 packing P35 Diamond. This model features four DIMM slots with support for DDR3-1066/800 up to 8 GB. Users hesitant to adopt DDR3 memory so quickly can opt for the P35 Platinum, which features four DDR2 DIMM slots. MSI also has a hybrid version of the P35 Diamond and P35 Platinum, the P35 Platinum Combo.

MSI’s P35 Platinum Combo packs four DDR2 and two DDR3 DIMM slots. The flexibility of the P35 Platinum Combo allows users to have up to 8GB of DDR2-800/667 or 4GB of DDR3-1066/800 memory. As with most combo memory supporting motherboards, the P35 Platinum Combo will not function with both types of memory installed.

All three P35 Express powered motherboards have similar feature sets, despite the different memory configurations. MSI packs its high-end P35 Express motherboards with two physical PCIe x16 slots, one full-speed and the other x4 electrically. Two PCIe x1 and two PCI slots are also available for expansion.

Realtek's integrated ALC888T high-definition audio codec makes an appearance, and allows users to connect standard house phones to PCs for VoIP services. The ALC888T also allows users to use VoIP services while the system is off.

All three high-end P35 Express powered motherboards feature Intel’s ICH9R south bridge. The ICH9R powers four internal SATA 3.0Gbps and two e.SATA ports. MSI installs a secondary Marvell storage controller for one more SATA 3.0Gbps and one IDE port, which is increasingly becoming the norm.

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02-05-2007, 07:00:44

PV5150
OCZ Technology Group, today announced an exciting new addition to its award-winning lineup of flash drives. VBoost USB 2.0 Flash Drives are optimized for Windows® Vista™ ReadyBoost™. More in the news article...

Link

02-05-2007, 07:18:19

Rastalovich
I`m not clued in on the benefits of using a flash drive as a boost for the system.

How does using a usb device to provide 1,2,4 GB storage boost a pc more than DDR2 ?

How does using these usb devices benefit u more than allocation/mounting a psuedo usb device on u`r harddrive than can be any size u like ?

Only thing I can see as a benefit, obvious not knowing the non-logic of it all, is that u can plug in u`r portable flash drive into any pc with less than 2G whilst u`r on-the-move.

As for home use, I don`t understand the theory - u already have faster ways at hand.

02-05-2007, 08:30:59

Kempez
I've seen a speedboost using as high-speed USB 4gb stick. everything that I access a lot seems to get cached on the stick and it makes loading and stuff more "snappy"

02-05-2007, 08:34:57

Rastalovich
Can it access the 4g stick faster than u`r hard drive ?

02-05-2007, 09:26:02

llwyd

Can it access the 4g stick faster than u`r hard drive ?



well usb is higher bandwidth and will mean transfers can be made while the HDD head is busy

02-05-2007, 09:38:41

Rastalovich
Try this test.

Whilst copying a substancial file (~500m) from u`r harddrive to another part of the drive:-

Run something like HDTach on the harddrive, then repeat the test on u`r usb drive.

See which is faster.

(shouldn`t have single drive setups if u`r after speed really)

02-05-2007, 10:05:20

Kempez
File transfer speed is not the point of readyboost tbh. Check MS website for the papers.

Generally it makes windows quicker to respond to frequently used programs and as I said more "snappy"

02-05-2007, 10:33:17

Rastalovich
MS papers generally waffle on for pages where a nice paragraph would do nicely.

Is it something akin to putting "frequently used files" on a flash drive, ala a better version of the dll cache, and relying on the burst access of the drive to be sufficient to capture the files as they`re not large in size.

"Snappy" just doesn`t cut it, although it`d be a good description of the above if infact that was what it was doing.

Seems a good idea for peoples on the move, having to perhaps deal with pcs not up to the spec they`re used to, not necessarily for a nicely setup pc they have at home.

Just can`t get it out of my head that it`s a great idea for a pc u setup at home, with other alternatives. Surely if this were the case the likes of OCZ would be selling one u could attach directly to this inside of u`r pc and not have to cater for something `hanging off` the external usb port.

02-05-2007, 13:21:49

Kempez
Aye it's mostly for laptop users etc who want to upgrade RAM without too much hassle. It acts as the RAM kinda afaik

Long time since I properley read the papers
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