The MSI P6N SLI Platinum and Abit Fatal1ty FP-IN9 SLI are very similar boards, with dissimilar prices.  The MSI based on the 680i SLI and the Abit on the 650i SLI.  The main difference between those 2 chipsets is the third PCI express slot, and the 650i’s being limited to 8x as opposed to 16x, not that there is any benefit to be gained from the 16x PCI express bus … yet.

Read the full review at HotHardware, there is a pleasant surprise for those looking at saving $100 on their next motherboard.

As well, Ryan has reviewed a different 650i motherboard, the ECS NF650iSLIT-A Motherboard.
“We wanted to let you all know that we’ve just posted a new article at HotHardware, in which we evaluate the features, bundles, overclockability, and performance of two NVIDIA nForce 650i SLI-based motherboards, the MSI P6N-SLI Platinum and the Abit Fatal1ty FPIN9-SLI. One of the boards is more feature-rich and somewhat more expensive, while the other is more streamlined and targeted at gamers on a strict budget. Head on over to the site and check them out…”

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