By: Sverre Sjøthun, September 1, 2003 Print this article
With the introduction of Intel’s new Pentium 4 chipset, the 875P, we’ve seen a number of manufacturers offering motherboards supporting the new chipset. Today we take a look at MSI’s offering, the Microstar NEO-LSR 875P Canterwood motherboard.
We’ve had the MSI NEO-LSR motherboard in our labs since April, before the official launch, but because of a number of setbacks (not directly related to the motherboard) we haven’t been able to publish our review before now.
On the positive side; we have really had a chance to test this board over a long period of time. I think we can safely say that we know this board very well, what it has to offer as well as it's limitations.
As you will soon discover, we have not focused heavily on overclocking performance simply because there are too many factors involved -- RAM, processor cooling and the processor itself among many other things -- so we cannot judge a board based on that. Rest assured, though, we were not disappointed in that departement.
But without further ado, let’s take a look at the motherboards features and board layout.
Basic features and layout
BIOS and overclocking
Testbench and benchmarks