THE MSI MS-6167 ATHLON MOTHERBOARD
Last updated: 11/23/99
Micro-Star International MS-6167 Athlon motherboard has it where it counts:
stability and performance. Combine it with an AMD 650 Mhz Athlon
processor, 128 MBytes of PC-100 memory, a 7,200 RPM ATA/66 hard disk, a
high-end graphics board, and a large screen monitor and you will have the
ultimate gamer's machine...
MS-6167 uses the AMD-750 chipset. It consists of the AMD-751
System Controller, or "Northbridge," and the AMD-756 Peripheral
Bus Controller, or "Southbridge." The AMD
Athlon processor talks to the Northbridge via Athlon System
or Frontside Bus (FSB). The FSB consists of three independent, 200 Mhz, synchronously-clocked
- 13-pin processor request
- 13-pin system probe
- 72-pin data transfer (8-bit ECC)
The FSB is capable of 1.6 GBytes per second peak-data-transfer
rates and large 64-byte (cache' line) data burst transfers.
The Northbridge has an integrated memory controller which
interfaces to the 100 Mhz, 64-bit Memory Bus. It can support three
non-buffered, PC-100 revision 1.0 SDRAM DIMMs and up to a total of 768 MBytes
of memory. ECC memory, if used, is supported with 8-bit ECC paths.
The Northbridge also controls and interfaces the CPU to:
- 33-MHz, 32-bit PCI Bus, with support for up to six Bus
- 66-MHz AGP Bus, which supports AGP 2X data transfers.
The Southbridge communicates with the Northbridge via the
PCI bus and contains the following units:
- Integrated ISA bus controller.
- Enhanced master-mode PCI IDE controller with ATA/33/66
- USB controller.
- Keyboard/mouse controller.
- Real-time clock.
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