A Walk About SLS (23-7-2005)



MSI had been a pretty late comer to the newer Intel chipset scene. We found
the MSI 945P Neo motherboard, based on Intel i945P chipset. The
interesting thing about this board, is the ability to have DTS sound. With this,
times had changed, and we no longer hear bad sound from motherboard’s onboard
sound system. Found at DAT Computers, this board goes for $ 345.

MSI 945P Neo A Walk About SLS (23 7 2005)

The packaging of this MSI 945P Neo.

 

MSI 945P Neo2 A Walk About SLS (23 7 2005)

The label found on the packaging, with a summary of the key features found on
the board.

 

MSI 945P Neo3 A Walk About SLS (23 7 2005)

A picture of this board, from top down.

 

MSI 945P Neo4 A Walk About SLS (23 7 2005)

The Intel PC82573V PCIe Gigabit LAN controller, found on this board.

 

MSI 945P Neo5 A Walk About SLS (23 7 2005)

MSI had also adopted such sturdy SATA port design, to prevent broken SATA
ports.

 

MSI 945P Neo6 A Walk About SLS (23 7 2005)

A large passive MSI heatsink covers the Intel i945P chipset.

 

MSI 945P Neo7 A Walk About SLS (23 7 2005)

The I/O connectors found on the board.

 

MSI 945P Neo8 A Walk About SLS (23 7 2005)

The sound chip, Realtek ALC882. DTS sound from this?

 

MSI 945P Neo9 A Walk About SLS (23 7 2005)

The VIA VT6410 takes charge of that extra 2 PATA connectors on the board.

 

MSI 945P Neo11 A Walk About SLS (23 7 2005)

5 phase power for this board. Not too shabby at all!

 

 

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MSI had been a pretty late comer to the newer Intel chipset scene. We found
the MSI 945P Neo motherboard, based on Intel i945P chipset. The
interesting thing about this board, is the ability to have DTS sound. With this,
times had changed, and we no longer hear bad sound from motherboard’s onboard
sound system. Found at DAT Computers, this board goes for $ 345.

MSI 945P Neo A Walk About SLS (23 7 2005)

The packaging of this MSI 945P Neo.

 

MSI 945P Neo2 A Walk About SLS (23 7 2005)

The label found on the packaging, with a summary of the key features found on
the board.

 

MSI 945P Neo3 A Walk About SLS (23 7 2005)

A picture of this board, from top down.

 

MSI 945P Neo4 A Walk About SLS (23 7 2005)

The Intel PC82573V PCIe Gigabit LAN controller, found on this board.

 

MSI 945P Neo5 A Walk About SLS (23 7 2005)

MSI had also adopted such sturdy SATA port design, to prevent broken SATA
ports.

 

MSI 945P Neo6 A Walk About SLS (23 7 2005)

A large passive MSI heatsink covers the Intel i945P chipset.

 

MSI 945P Neo7 A Walk About SLS (23 7 2005)

The I/O connectors found on the board.

 

MSI 945P Neo8 A Walk About SLS (23 7 2005)

The sound chip, Realtek ALC882. DTS sound from this?

 

MSI 945P Neo9 A Walk About SLS (23 7 2005)

The VIA VT6410 takes charge of that extra 2 PATA connectors on the board.

 

MSI 945P Neo11 A Walk About SLS (23 7 2005)

5 phase power for this board. Not too shabby at all!

 

 

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