The conservative heatsinks on both the north and south bridges suggest overclockers aren’t the target market, but MSI does bundle its OC Genie tweaking utility and promotes the use of “Military Class” components, including aluminium-core solid capacitors and ferrite-core chokes. Best Selling in Motherboards See all. PiFast 6 – Multi-threaded goodness 7 – Storage performance 8 – Gaming, power-draw and overclocking 9 – Final thoughts and rating. And all in an extremely compact and reasonably cost effective package. But when it comes to lugging data around, it’s well equipped for heavy lifting.

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This is not really a problem, and it isn’t even an issue specific to this board, but I’d like to see someone build a motherboard with something better tha n the bottom 880g,a-e45 graphics chip. You may also like. Socket AM3 Computer Motherboards. Notice the red-coloured ‘OC switch’ at the bottom? This item doesn’t belong on this page.

MSI 880GMA-E45, Socket AM3, AMD Motherboard

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Arguably, however, the provision 880gmae-45 digital audio via HDMI makes that a moot point. We can’t fathom why MSI would leave this out on a high-end G, frankly. Instead, I installed the latest Ubuntu Linux, version One thing I would like to see done differently is the onboard graphics chip. PiFast 6 – Multi-threaded goodness 7 – Storage performance 8 – Gaming, power-draw and overclocking 9 – Final thoughts and rating.


It isn’t the top of the line, but only hard-core gamers will probably notice.

I bought this motherboard to use as the base to upgrade from an old P4 computer I had. Although we endeavor to present the most precise and comprehensive information at the time of publication, a small number of items may contain typography or photography errors.

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S and other countries. The GMA-E45 has loads of features, incorporating the newest technology, while not disregarding legacy components, such as IDE drives and floppy disks, that some people still rely on. Adobe product box shots reprinted with 880gmae-45 from Adobe Systems Incorporated. More items related to this product. Department of Defense DoD requirements or military use.

If you don’t want to get your hands dirty, the OC Genie feature claims to do the job for you.

MSI 880GMA-E45

For starters, MSI’s familiar overclocking Cell Menu provides all the clock, voltage and timing options you’ll ever need. As such, my choice to buy this motherboard over others I considered had very little to do with graphics capability. Please consult the product specifications page msj full details.

MSI doesn’t throw in SidePort memory, which is conspicuous by its absence. As for graphics, you get an integrated Radeon HD core with 40 shaders but no sideport memory. This board may be a bit puny. The reason I chose 808gma-e45 motherboard is because it seemed to be a good value for the money compared to some other options I was considering.


Stocked full of features to suit almost any desktop user. Show More Show Less. RAID modes 0, 1 and 5 are supported, as well. Follow TechRadar Reviews on Twitter: Application performance and gaming grunt using a discrete graphics card are likewise up there with the best. Promising stuff all round and we’re happy to report that it translates into solid real-world performance. It was simple and easy to install, and I haven’t had any problems using it.

The names and logos of third party products and companies shown on our website and used in the materials are the property of their respective owners and may also be trademarks. Less promising is msu apologetic-looking heat sink covering the northbridge chip and the absence of any cooling at all for the MOSFETs.

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