MSI releases military class AMD Llano Mainboard

MSI has just announced that it has released a AMD A75-Series mainboard A75MA-G55 with Military Class II components as part of its push to get Llano boards out there.

While it is jolly useful if you are planning to take over the world from your volcano base in the pacific, apparently a Military II grade motherboard is handy if you are playing games too.

To get to have Military Class II status the board has to be built with Military Class II components and Certified to US Department of Defence standards. They have to prove that they are stable even when they are being overclocked and give reduced power consumption when watching a movie or working on documents

Dubbed the A75MA-G55 the board is a small MicroATX, which can be used with either a desktop PC or an HTPC.

The board comes with USB 3.0 and SATA 6Gb/s ports, support for HDMI, DVI and 7.1 channel audio.

According to MSI, the latest AMD APUs offer better performance than general mainstream video cards meaning that not only games will run smoother. HD Blu-Ray can be played back without slowdowns and converting videos from your PC to your smartphone or tablet is a doddle apparently.