[LinuxBIOS] Support for recent chipset and powerful desktop CPU

Vlad C. vladc6 at yahoo.com
Thu Nov 30 17:23:19 CET 2006

> Suggestions:
> - Asus M2N-E
> - MSI K9N Platinum


The MSI K9N Platinum motherboard has an IEEE1394 (FireWire) chipset,
while the Asus M2N-E does not. You mentioned earlier that you’re
designing a PVR/MediaCenter PC -- lots of consumer devices such as
cable boxes and digital cameras use FireWire to transfer images and
video. MythTV can use FireWire[1] and according to Wikipedia almost
all modern digital camcorders have included this connection since
1995. [2]

I think the MSI K9N Platinum motherboard would therefore be better
suited for a Multimedia PC.


[1] http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/index.php/FireWire
[2] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FireWire

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