MSI K9AGM2-FIH Motherboard Review

Hardware Secrets Golden Award

Main Specifications

MSI K9AGM2-FIH main features are:

  • Socket: AM2.

  • Chipset: AMD 690G.

  • Super I/O: Fintek F71882FG

  • Clock Generator: Realtek RTM870T

  • Parallel IDE: One ATA-133 port.

  • Serial IDE: Four SATA-300 ports controlled by the chipset supporting RAID 0, 1 and 10.

  • USB: Ten USB 2.0 ports (four soldered on the motherboard and six available through I/O brackets that don’t come with the motherboard).

  • FireWire (IEEE 1394a): Two ports controlled by VIA VT6308P chip), one soldered on the motherboard and another available through an I/O bracket that doesn’t come with the motherboard.

  • On-board audio: Produced by the chipset together with Realtek ALC888 codec (eight channels, 24-bit resolution, up to 96 kHz sampling rate for the inputs and up to 192 kHz sampling rate for the outputs, 90 dB signal-to-noise ratio for the inputs and 97 dB signal-to-noise ratio for the outputs).

  • On-board video: Yes, produced by AMD 690G (Radeon X1250 engine).

  • On-board LAN: Yes, Gigabit Ethernet (1,000 Mbps) controlled by a Realtek RTL8111B chip, which is connected to the PCI Express bus.

  • Buzzer: Yes.

  • Power supply: ATX12V v2.x (24-pin).

  • Slots: One x16 PCI Express, one x1 PCI Express and two PCI slots.

  • Memory: Two DDR2-DIMM sockets (up to 4 GB up to DDR2-800/PC2-6400).

  • Number of CDs that come with this motherboard: 1 CD.

  • Programs included: Motherboard drivers and utilities and Norton Internet Security.

  • Extra features: None.

  • More Information:

  • Average price in the US*: USD 80.00.
* Researched at on the day we published this review.

Author: Gabriel Torres

Gabriel Torres is a Brazilian best-selling ICT expert, with 24 books published. He started his online career in 1996, when he launched Clube do Hardware, which is one of the oldest and largest websites about technology in Brazil. He created Hardware Secrets in 1999 to expand his knowledge outside his home country.

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