As seen, the MSI P6NGM-FD will be tested when playing a number of encoding formats. The results of the test are as follows:
The MSI P6NGM-FD has no problem playing any of the tested formats, so even though the 3dmark performance wasn’t exactly impressive, the MSI P6NGM-FD motherboard performs very well in DVD and HD playback.
Conclusion: In this test we’ve reviewed the MSI P6NGM-FD. The motherboard is also available in a FIH and L version, where the FIH is definitely the most interesting version, offering HDMI and firewire. But in this test it was the P6NGM-FD model. With its small form factor and good playback performance, the MSI P6NGM-FD is a great choice for a media center. Unfortunately this model doesn’t have HDMI, which is a big minus.
MSI has put a lot of thought into designing the P6NGM-FD motherboard, and the only misplaced thing is the P4 plug, which should have been placed along the edge of the board instead. The MSI P6NGM-FD isn’t qualified for a complete gamer pc solution; the 3dmark performance is way too low.
The last negative thing to say about the MSI P6NGM-FD is the bundle – or lack of same. You can hardly say that you get what you need. The least you could expect was a couple of SATA cables, an IDE cable and perhaps a floppy cable – and last but not least, a manual would have been nice.
Even though there are a number of issues with the MSI P6NGM-FD, undersigned still has a good feeling after reviewing the MSI P6NGM-FD motherboard. The motherboard is passively cooled, and it’s possible to connect a range of units to the motherboard. The price for the MSI P6NGM-FD is 380, - - a price that makes the MSI P6NGM-FD a very interesting motherboard.
• Price • Formfaktor • Integrated GFX • Video performance