MSI are a big brand when it comes to motherboards and they’ve received world wide regard for their P35 motherboards. Since then, not everything has gone their way, though, with some critics disappointed with their P45 range in part down to the BIOS configuration.
However, MSI have never been one to roll over and they have come fighting back with their AM3 boards. Although AMD’s 45nm processors and DDR3 memory has now been out for a while, they are still very much ‘new’ and the launch of MSI’s 770-C45 motherboard coincided nicely with the release of the new hardware.
AMD, although perhaps not fully competing with Intel on performance, have introduced some great bang for buck CPUs which coupled with the plummeting price of DDR3 seem like a great combination. That then begs for a suitable motherboard to step forward and be counted. Enter MSI’s 770-C45. Although looking down the list of specifications, it might look a little thin on the ground in term of features, if the hype is anything to go by, this could be a great piece of kit.