MSI K9A Platinum (ATI Crossfire Xpress 3200)
Board Revision: 1.0
Installed BIOS: 1.2 (09-25-2006)
Upgraded with: 1.8 (11-02-2007)
The K9A Platinum was MSI's socket AM2 flagship motherboard based on the ATI Crossfire Xpress 3200 chipset. Different from the nForce chipsets, which support dual Nvidia graphics setup in SLI mode, this product can run ATI Crossfire dual graphics on AMD processors. The feature set is reasonable, but comprehensive, but we were disappointed not having found a BIOS update with support for Phenom; especially since this motherboard is based on an AMD/ATI chipset and since the last update was not even two months ago. Low-end Sempron processors now are supported; Phenom is not. Hopefully MSI will follow up soon.