Motherboard: MSI K8T Neo-FIS2R Review :: Introduction

01-06-2004 · Category: Motherboards

By Doc Overclock

MSI is still working their way to the top and has seemed to take a solid hold on the number two position as far as volume sales goes here in the states. Always trying to get ahead in one form or another, their marketing strategy seems to work for the most part and this seems to keep fueling the company as they trudge on into the next years dog eat dog market. MSI has always made very feature oriented motherboards that although not the fastest boards on the block can always provide stand out features by offering more on-board options than many of their peer's boards can boast.

Motherboard: MSI K8T Neo-FIS2R Review

The race for who will dominate the desktop 64 market is on and the ZIF 754 platform will have its day in the sun, albeit most likely before it realizes its maximum potential as the 64-Bit OS from Microsoft is still in its BETA stage and will not reach maturity for at least another year. The thing I see happening right now is more people actually jumping on the older yet still very 32-Bit friendly AMD Athlon XP as its price currently is very competitive with its price coming it at about $150.00.

Motherboard: MSI K8T Neo-FIS2R Review

The weird thing is, though the top of the line 3200+ XP CPU is higher in price than its introductory 64-Bit cousin. This has appeal, making the 64-Bit platform a serious attraction for those looking at building a higher end system. I think most people given the choice would rather opt for the newer technology at a slightly slower clock speed than buy the older more expensive chip. I would like to thank to our sponsor over at www.jncs.com for providing the CPU used in these Athlon 64 reviews, thanks guy! Read on and see what the K8T Neo-FIS2R has to offer the possible user/buyer.