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Your best source for AMD Athlon 64, barebones, DDR, Duron, motherboards, nForce2, nForce3, notebooks & Opteron information
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• Supports dual AMD Opteron™ 200 and Sinlge Opteron™ 100 family processors
• Supports up to Opteron™ DP 248
• AMD x86-64 Technology
• Support ECC/Registered memory

• AMD-8131™ chipset
- HyperTransport™ technology tunnel with side A(16 bits) and side B (8 bits)
- Each side support transfer rates of 1600,1200,800 and 400 megatransfers per second
- 133/100/66 MHz in PCI-X mode and 66/33 MHz in PCI mode

• AMD-8111™ chipset
- HyperTranport™ I/O Hub(support up to 800 megabytes per second with 200MHz clock)
- A 33MHz/32bit PCI 2.2 compliant bus interface supports up to eight external devices
- IOAPIC controller
- USB1.1 hosts supporting six ports

Main Memory
• Supports 12 DIMM sockets Single/Dual channel DDR 400/333/266 memory (please refer to QVL)
• Supports Memory up to 24G (128Mbx16 DRAMs) to 2 Gbyte(1Gbx4 DRAMs)
• Supports interleaving memory within DIMMs
• Chip Kill ECC allows continuous correction of 4-bit errors in a failed x4 memory device

HDD Interface
• K8D Master 3-FS(M)
- SCSI interface supported by Adaptec AIC-7901 Ultra-320 SCSI controller
- Dual Ultra DMA 133/100/66 IDE controllers integrated in AMD-8111 (with 2 IDE connector onboard/can connect up to 4 Ultra ATA drives)
• K8D Master 3-FA4R(M)
- Serial ATA RAID interface supported by Silicon Image 3114 PCI to four-port Serial ATA host controller and support SATA RAID 0, 1, and 0+1 (with 4 SATA connectors onboard/can connect up to 4 Serial ATA drives)
- Dual Ultra DMA 133/100/66 IDE controllers integrated in AMD-8111 (with 2 IDE connector onboard/can connect up to 4 Ultra ATA drives)

• 3 PCI-X 100/66MHz
• 2 PCI-32

• Broadcom BCM5704C LAN controllers
• Provides 1000,100 and 10MB/s data rates, 64-bit/100MHz PCI-X bus
• Dual Ports


• Integrated ATI Rage XL graphics controller

Power Management Features

• Wake up on LAN(WOL), USB, PCI, KBD/Mouse
• RTC alarm
• Support ACPI S1, S4 and S5 function

System Management
• SMBus (I2C)
• Temperature, voltage and fan monitors
• Chassis Intrusion

- 4 Mbit Flash EEPROM
- PCI 2.2 compliant, VPD, and DMI
- PnP 1.0A, SMBIOS 2.3, ACPI 1.0A, 2.0
- Supports PXE boot protocol
- APM 1.2, WOL
- PC2001 system design compliant

Onboard connectors
- Power connectors (compatible with EPS12V power supply)
- Front panel connector
- Six 3-pin cooling fan locking header (4 for system and 2 for CPUs)
- 3-pin Clear CMOS header with a jumper
- Stacked Mouse and keyboard ports
- USB header (Front), Stacked 2 USB (Rear)
- RJ-45 with LEDs
- Stacked 1 serial and 1 parallel ports
- COM2 connector
- 4 x SATA ports - FA4R(M)
- 1 x SCSI connector - FS(M)

Onboard I/O

- 1 x PS/2 Keyboard port
- 1 x PS/2 Mouse port
- 1 x floppy port
- 2 x IDE ports
- 1 x serial port
- 1 x parallel port
- 4 x USB ports (2 front and 2 rear)
- 1 x VGA port

• SSI EEB 3.0 Form Factor: 12 in. x 13 in. (W x H)

• 21 mounting holes (SSI standard)

PC Health Monitoring
• Two onboard voltage monitors for CPU core/s, 2.5V, 3.3V, -12V,+12V, 5V, 5VSB, VBAT status monitor
• CPU/chassis temperature monitoring
• LED and control for chassis intrusion detection
• Support for system management software
MSI K8D Master 3 - MS-9161

The K8D-Master 3 is positioned in volume and performance server segment, and it is designed to offer extreme performance and solid reliability. The K8D-Master 3 can be used as cluster, front end server for web and mail, and general purpose server.

The K8D Master 3 is a powerful server mainboard enhanced from
K8D Master (MS-9131), and it is equipped to support Single or Dual AMD Opteron Processors with 800MHz Front-side Bus. For memory configuration, this new board has 12 DIMM slots and can support Dual-channel Registered ECC DDR 400/333/266 SDRAM up to 24GB. The design maximizes K8D Master 3's memory size, and it facilitates the new board to deliver the best performance for powering digital content creation, productivity, 3D gaming, and other multimedia applications, which enhances the board's total performance substantially.

For the other parts of design, the K8D Master incorporates built-in 64-bit Dual Gigabit Ethernet, 3 64-bit/133 Mhz PCI-X slots, 2 32-bit PCI slots, and onboard ATI Rage XL graphics (8MB). The K8D Master 3 offers solutions of SCSI and SATA interface. It supports 4 Serial ATA connectors and RAID 0,1 and 0+1functions from Silicon Image chipset, which offers a high speed data transmission and data protection (K8D Master 3-FA4RM).

For users who require advanced performance, the K8D Master 3 has the other option to support single channel Ultra 320 SCSI with onboard Adaptec chipset (K8D Master 3-FSM) With regards to system management, the K8D Master 3 comes with MSI's unique µStar Server Managenent software bundle. The bundle software includes MMS (MSI Server Management Suite), mBMC (server management) and iConsole (MSI Server Management Software), which can be used to control the Server and Hardware Monitoring functions remotely (optional offer).

The K8D Master 3 not only offers a stable, high performance server platform, but simplified IT investment plan. By utilizing dual
AMD Opteron processors, the K8D Master 3 can support simultaneous 32-bit as well as allowing incremental growth into 64-bit computing without sacrificing investment in existing hardware, software and training. Therefore, the K8D Master 3 server platform can expand data capacity, yielding exceptional performance on current and future applications, saving time and money for 64-bit transitions. Furthermore, the K8D Master 3 is capable of reducing I/O bottlenecks, increasing system bandwidth and reducing memory latency by enabling the AMD Opteron processor with an integrated memory controller.

In general, the K8D Master 3 is designed to deliver maximized system bus, memory, and I/O bandwidth to enhance performance, scalability, and reliability for AMD Opteron based server platform.

MSI products lead the industry in terms of system performance, computing density, price-to-performance ratio, and high-availability requirements. MSI's strong engineering team and technically innovative leadership support its commitment to be first to market with industry-leading technology.