Yeah, you read that right. MSI has come up with a mobo that has twice as many slots for memory modules than the average mobo out there.
Four slots on the P45-8D, dubbed “Memory Lover”, supports cheap DDR2 modules and the other four slots support newer DDR3 modules.
Okay, that means you only still have four slots at any one time. But MSI is touting it as a board that gives more flexibility to people transiting from one type of memory to the other.
It’s a nice thought, this mobo based around Intel’s P45 Express chipset. But you wonder if it is not cheaper to junk your old RAM and board when the time comes and just go with a new board when prices for DDR3 come down in future, and they are coming down faster of late.