Released January, 2011
The Pros:Lots of great features (USB 3.0, SATA III) for a reasonable price. Relatively future-proof (USB 3.0, AM3). Automatically overclocks RAM to 1600MHz.
The Cons:RAID 1 support doesn't work under Windows 7 64-bit. Some consistency issues with the core unlocker and certain processors.
The MSI 880GMA-E55 is a Micro-ATX sized motherboard built to handle faster components and heavy use. Military Class Components are used for long-lasting 24/7 operation, with capacitors that run cool and can take some abuse.
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Overclocking is also supported with a built-in OC Genie that allows for changing voltages of individual parts and unlocking the hidden cores in a CPU. 64-bit AMD Phenom II, Athlon II and Sempron CPUs are supported, and work with a HyperTransport 3.0 system. Up to 16Gb of DDR3 memory can be used and is set up to be overclocked by the system. Lossless audio is processed on-board at 24-bit/192kHz high definition. In addition to 2 USB 3.0 ports, up to 2 FireWire ports can be set up for fast file transfers with various peripherals. 10/100/1000 Ethernet support is also built in.
- Superb Stability: Military Class Components
- OC Genie: Easy Overclocking Technology
- Unlock CPU Core: Unlock hidden CPU core and potential
- Support USB 3.0 AND SATA 6Gb/s
- Lossless 24bit/192kHz HD Audio
- 64bit AMD Phenom II X6/X4/X3/X2, Athlon II X4/X3/X2 and Sempron CPU
- HyperTransport 3.0 supporting speed up to 5200MT/s
- AMD 880G and SB850 Chipset
- 4 unbuffered DIMM at 1.5v
- DDR3 800/1066/1333/1600* (OC) DRAM, 16GB Max
- 1 x PCI-E x16, 2 x PCI-E X1, 1 x PCI slots
- SATA II 1~6 support by AMD SB850, RAID 0, 1, 5, 10 modes
- 2 x USB 3.0 ports
- LAN: 10/100/1000
- Supports up to two FireWire 1394 ports. (Rear panel x1, pinheader x1)
- APS (Active Phase Switching)
- 24.4cm(L) x 24.4cm(W) Micro-ATX Form Factor
User Reviews (1)
Lots of great features (USB 3.0, SATA III) for a reasonable price.
Relatively future-proof (USB 3.0, AM3).
Automatically overclocks RAM to 1600MHz.
Well laid out--no awkward surprises when trying to build a system.
Built-in HDMI, DVI and VGA ports with out-of-the-box support for HD video.
RAID 1 support doesn't work under Windows 7 64-bit.
Some consistency issues with the core unlocker and certain processors.
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