In the package, you’ll find the following items: What took us off-guard, although we had the board way before P was launched, was MSI’s hidden feature known as D. Dynamic Overclocking Technology embedded as part of the CoreCell’s main technology. Often manufacturers only include two native ports while forcing the end user to use the header brackets which take away valuable PCI expansion slots. About Us Employment Privacy Policy. Boards which are based on the iE were faster and more powerfull than their iPE counterparts, but the i tops both. Please visit HWZ for the latest reviews and news.

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MSI PE Neo2-PFS – Platinum Edition – motherboard – ATX – Socket – iPE Overview – CNET

Hey, it is a new chipset after all! Needless to say, we were quite unhappy that this was hidden from us. We were skeptical and we went back to testing it again, and again, and again.

This is the top of the line model with all the bells and whistles on board – so if you want to save a few dollars and don’t need all the little extras you can shoot for the ‘vanilla’ PE Neo2 version.

Before we go into the pros cpntroller cons of the motherboard, let’s just look at the technical specifications below: Just because the motherboard has a ton of features on board doesn’t mean it can’t be expanded either. The four corners of the board are rounded, and while this is pretty trivial, for someone who reviews motherboards constantly I can’t tell you how many times I’ve scratched myself With a total of eight USB2.

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Today we’re going to be weighing the pros and cons of MSI’s first entry into the mainstream Springdale iPE desktop mainboard market. For those who have caught up mis reviews of the PE, they would 865ps found out that PAT could be easily enabled by some sort of a cheat method – normally done at the BIOS level. If you’re currently working with an iE RDRAM pentium 4 system and long ago made the decision to pass on the DDR-based iPE’s which has been wooing consumers for the last six months, you should still take note.

However, we had to fully investigate the board’s performance and took our time to obtain results satisfactory to us while good enough for a fair apple-to-apple comparison.

What the heck is CoreCell? Phew, that was a mouthful. Beginners Guides Cases and Access. In the package, you’ll find the following items: A 2-port USB 2. Without going into all the nitty gritty details, we know for sure that PAT can be enabled in the PE, and when activated, the board will promise users performance equal to most boards based on the more expensive P chipset.

MSI 865PE Neo2-PFS – motherboard – ATX – Socket 478 – i865PE Series

Often manufacturers only include two native ports while forcing the end user to use the header brackets which take away valuable PCI expansion slots. Ships with vontroller following: Boards which are based on the iE were faster and more powerfull than their iPE counterparts, but the i tops both. So what you say?

Privacy policy and Ethwrnet of Use. About Us Employment Privacy Policy. You’ll no longer have to worry about installing the system then having to open it up because you have the HDD or Power LED in the wrong position. The board did perform amicably well in our initial tests and we were surprised that its performance was way beyond the P’s counterpart. This is an old archive page of HWZ prior to revamp. Dynamic Overclocking Technology embedded as part of the CoreCell’s main technology.

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Please visit HWZ for the latest reviews and news.

Two more headers are included on the PCB which do use a header, or if the case has a front panel connector they can also be connected there. As such, it took us many days to get three sets of results, one at normal settings without PAT and D. What took us off-guard, although we had the board way before P was launched, was MSI’s hidden feature known as D. It was then that MSI revealed to us that their board had this special tweak which made the processor run faster, but because the clock frequency tweak was done at a different level, there was no way the operating system could detect the change in frequency.

Introduction When MSI first showed us their P Neo, we thought it was one of their best engineered product of all time but little did we know that the PE board following that was also designed based on the same philosophy and features.