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MSI unveils Intel 915GM-based motherboard and server
Press release; Jessie Shen, DIGITIMES
Tuesday 4 October 2005

Micro-Star International (MSI) yesterday introduced the 915GM Speedster-FA4 motherboard for Intel’s Pentium M CPUs, featuring an Intel 915GM-series chipset, dual-channel DDR2 memory and SATA standard. The motherboard maker also debuted its P1-104A2 1U server based on the 915GM Speedster-FA4 motherboard for server use in the small-to-medium size enterprise and SOHO sectors.

Measuring only 24.5×24.5cm in dimension, the compact 915GM motherboard can be assembled in desktop PCs or mini-PC systems, according to the company. The P1-104A2 1U server, with dimensions of 432×42.5×355mm, has two built-in Gigabit LANs providing 10/100/1000 Mbps of network connectivity over a single lane on the PCIe bus.

MSI 915GM Speedster-FA4 motherboard

Item

Details

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CPU

478-pin Intel Pentium M Dothan (up to 2MB L2 cache)/ Celeron M Dothan (up to 1MB L2 cache)

Chipset

Intel 915GM northbridge, ICH6/ ICH6R southbridge

Graphics core

Intel Graphic Media Accelerator (GMA) 900

Main memory

Two 184-pin 333MHz non-ECC DDR DIMMs or two 240-pin 400/533 MHz non-ECC DDR2 DIMMs (up to 2GB)

Slots

Two 32-bit/33MHz PCI, PCIe x1, PCIe x16

Onboard LAN

Two Marvell 88E8053 Gigabit Ethernet controllers

Onboard audio

Realtek ALC880 8-channel codec

Onboard IEEE 1394

VIA VT6307 IEEE 1394 controller

Dimension

Micro ATX form factor: 24.5×24.5cm

Source: MSI, compiled by DigiTimes, October 2005

MSI P1-104A2 1U server featuring the 915GM Speedster-FA4 motherboard
Source: Company

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