On one hand it is good, because it allows to install a massive CPU cooler, on the other hand the placement of chipset in the area of expansion slots suggests using a low-profile heat sink, which, to make things worse, turns out to be in still-air zone while large video adapter coolers can additionally block airflow to the chipset. It is important to realize that overclocking performance varies by motherboard and is, to some extent, an individual characteristic of each specific unit. For this reason, it is impossible for us, and any other review, to determine the overclocking potential of any board with megahertz precision. The practical goal of our test is to find out if the CPU’s high overclocking potential is hindered by the board and to evaluate the board’s behavior in non-standard BIOS modes. HDMI-DVI-adapter would have been a very useful addition to the standard package, considering the lack of a corresponding port.
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Based on comparison of these chipsets we have established their equivalence “in points”. Frequency response 40 Hz to 15 kHzdB: The board successfully passed all tests, though the chipset heat sink of course was hot in modes of maximum load on the graphics core.
BioShock Infinite and Metro: The board houses all elements provided for by design except a DVI-port. Consumed Power, Energy Consumption: A rare board of this category can operate at such high HT frequency without having to raise chipset voltage.
MSI developers, in contrast to their colleagues from Biostar, used the layout provided by single chip chipset not to place peripheral ports more freely, but rather to leave more room around the processor socket.
The practical goal of our test is to i9ngm3 out if the CPU’s high overclocking potential is hindered by the board and to evaluate the board’s behavior in non-standard BIOS modes.
The reason why board manufacturers are not responding very actively to GeForce is the delay in its release.
MSI K9NGM3-FIH micro ATX Motherboard
We have already examined their first possible choice — Biostar’s board. Significantly hot, in the opinion of some testers, who for whatever reason think that while measuring temperature “by touch” one’s finger “must bear the heat”, but who disregard the fact k9ng,3 operating temperatures of modern chips may be much higher than what the pain threshold allows. Overclocking In order to evaluate the overclocking capabilities of the board and its BIOS, we overclock our testbed CPU to the highest frequency possible that also allows for stable operation.
Conclusions The MSI motherboard being tested will mai have any trouble with sales. Nevertheless, just as we have predicted NVIDIA fans and ordinary users, who have a clear idea jsi their requirements and who have come to prefer GeForcewill find their needs satisfied. Supplemented by Norton Internet Security antivirus suite and firewall.
HDMI port steadily advances towards becoming customary. HDMI-DVI-adapter would have been a very useful addition to the standard package, considering the lack of a corresponding port. Results are close to upper limit for the codec being used. One reason is that only two manufacturers at present provide GeForce chipset on their boards.
Capacitor manufacturer couldn’t be identified. RAM is set by using multiplier correction to the standard frequency for the modules being used, unless the manufacturer specifies methods for improving memory overclocking, in which case their effectiveness is also explored.
Specification for K9NGM3-FIH | Motherboard – The world leader in motherboard design | MSI Global
This board has good overclocking capabilities and excellent functionality. Adjustable temperature threshold 40—60 degreesbelow which a set rotation frequency is maintained from 0 to It is important to realize that overclocking performance varies by motherboard and is, to some extent, an individual characteristic of each specific unit.
Therefore, further simplification seems logical k9ng3m time, given the significantly reduced need for cooling.
In order to evaluate the overclocked system’s stability, we load Windows XP and run performance tests built into WinRAR Tools menu – Benchmark and hardware test for 10 minutes.
Its appearance on AMD G chipset motherboards is followed by introduction of this rectangular port to GeForce chipset motherboards.
Sandy Bridge Trying out the new method. This test also assesses the board’s ability to automatically revert to correct frequencies in the case of system hang-ups, excessive overclocking, etc. Clearly, rear panel space wasn’t used in quite the optimal way.
MSI K9NGM3-FIH, AM2+, AMD Motherboard
Applying this test procedure, we are able to effectively use all of the test board’s supported abilities, including increasing processor core voltage, and if necessary, correcting multipliers and adjusting system and peripheral bus frequencies. CPU overclocking capabilities at standard core voltage turned out to be the acceleration bottleneck. Today it is MSI’s turn. Well, this model wasn’t intended to draw attention of those, who are interested in a simple VGA-DVI link for a multi-display configuration without any “multimedia” add-ons.