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Wednesday, 01 September 2010 10:08

MSI rolls out its 870A Fuzion motherboard

Written by Slobodan Simic
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Hydra 200 equipped

Although we have already seen the 870A Fuzion motherboard before, MSI has now officially launched it, which means that it should show up in retail/e-tail pretty soon. The new 870A Fuzion Power Edition is based on AMD's 870 and SB850 chipset and features Lucid's Hydra 200 chip for some Nvidia and AMD graphics card mixing.

The MSI 870A Fuzion Power features support for AM3 CPUs including the hexa-core Phenoms, has 12-phase power design, four DDR3-1600 memory slots and two PCI-Express x16 slots. Thanks to the Lucid's Hydra 200 chip, it is possible to mix both AMD and Nvidia card depending on your need.

The 870A Fuzion Power uses Military Class Components and features six SATA 6.0Gbps ports, two USB 3.0 ports, Gigabit LAN, integrated 7.1-channel audio, Firewire port and on-board power, reset and clear CMOS buttons.

As noted, the new 870A Fuzion Power should appear in retail/e-tail pretty soon as it is already available for pre-order with the lowest price set at €137,03.

You can find it listed here.

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Last modified on Wednesday, 01 September 2010 10:29
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+2 #1 JAB Creations 2010-09-02 00:59
I like the PCI Express slot placement leaving two 1X slots open even when using double-slot video cards.

I don't like the fact that it doesn't use an FX chipset which limits a fully loaded system in terms of bandwidth.

However in contrast Lucid's Hydra chipset does not work well on an enthusiast level, not all of us can endlessly buy two high-end video cards at the same time. However high-end AMD motherboards hardly ever go over $200 and it's easy to start with a cheap AM3 CPU and upgrade later so it would be nice to see this in an 890FX flavor as well. If they do so I'd like to see a fully loaded rear-IO though and more then two lousy USB 3.0 connections and only a single LAN port.

But overall this board is EXACTLY what Lucid's Hydra chipset belongs in!
 

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