MSI P7N SLI Platinum 750i based motherboard

Conclusion

Conclusion
 
MSI have produced a decent board based off of Nvidia's 7 series platform. It managed to hussle it's way among more expensive boards during testing and did show up some of the ultra-expensive boards on the market. The P7N still suffers from some of the 7 series down points such as slow IO performance, but it picks up in other areas.
 
Pricing is an interesting issue here. MSI have recently sent us a mail saying that this motherboard is now available as a "Zilent" Edition for £118 from Komplett. This includes the Zalman NP9500 CPU cooler, which makes this an absolute bargain.
 
komplett p7n zilent
 
The main thing to notice from this review is that the overclocking is fantastic. Let's face it, you buy an enthusiast motherboard for overclocking...and if you don't then you're basically wasting your money and could have got a much cheaper solution. What am I getting at? Well the MSI P7N Platinum is a great overclocker for a mid range board and possibly the best value SLI solution on the market at this time.
 
This being the case, I am giving the MSI P7N Platinum the Editors Choice Award, including a Value for Money addendum.
 
MSI P7N Platinum Editors choice  p7n platinum value award 
 
The Good
 
+ Awesome overclocking
+ Decent all-round performance
+ Amazing value for money
+ Decent bundle (especially the Zilent Edition)
 
The Mediocre
 
* Slightly "Fisher price"-esque looks
 
The Bad
 
- IO performance (although this is more an Nvidia problem)
 
Thanks to MSI for the review sample
 
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Most Recent Comments

18-02-2008, 06:28:41

JN
Nice review mate and a decent board to boot!

Now all that MSI need to do is remove Zippy, Bungle and George from the "board colour scheme" team, and they'll have a perfect board

Seriously tho...surprisingly decent OC results from an Nvidia chipset.Quote

18-02-2008, 06:40:32

Luigi
Yes, i mean thats better than the 780i boards which are a 'better' chipset..Quote

18-02-2008, 08:58:56

Bungral
That is some serious overclocking results.. I mean it beat the others by quite a chunk! Also the 0% CPU utilization was quite impressive.Quote

18-02-2008, 09:16:08

Rastalovich
Great review.

I`m still feeling these 780 boards are `good` without being great.

Some excel with something in 1 area and lose something in another, all very minimally. But appear solid.

Like to see an SLI vS CF of the `best` of the 780i`s vS the `best` 35/38. From a gaming pov, be pretty interesting. All the same stuff cept the gfxcards, that perhaps are close as single cards maybe.

With the prices tho, I don`t think u can turn ur nose up at them.Quote

18-02-2008, 09:19:01

ionicle
if they combined that boards performance and features with the DFi black and green colour scheme, you'd be onto a winner

performs sweet though Quote
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