MSI started to sell its K7N2Delta-L (MS-6570) mainboard based on NVIDIA nForce2 core-logic with support of 400MHz EV-6 FSB. If I a not mistaken, this is the first mainboard with official support for the upcoming AMD Athlon XP “Barton” processors with 400MHz bys that has reached retail-channel. As always, the first country to see the novelty is Japan.
K7N2Delta-L is based on the original nForce2 SPP chipset, but not the nForce2 Ultra 400 that is to be launched soon, though, this is one of the lucky mainboards with support for faster processors. The specifications of the mainboard look pretty fine:
- Supports Socket A Athlon XP processors with 200/266/333/400MHz FSB;
- NVIDIA nForce2 SPP chipset, including MCP I/O controller with Dolby Digital support;
- 3 DIMM slots for up to 3GB of PC2100, PC2700 or even DDR400 memory; Note that for dual-channel configurations you have to install a pair of identical memory modules;
- 5 PCI slots, an AGP 8x slot and an ACR slot;
- 2-channel ATA-133/100/66/33 integrated controller;
- 2 Serial ATA-150 ports;
- 10/100Mb/s Ethernet;
- 6 USB 2.0 ports;
- FireWire (IEEE1394);
- 6-channel NVIDIA audio solution with hardware Dolby Digital;
- Overclocking functions, including Vcore, Vmem and Vagp adjusting, FSB Setting and Multiplier Setting;
- All MSI’s proprietary technologies;
- ATX Form Factor.
The K7N2Delta-L is priced at $115 to $125 what is not so lot so to speak.