Computex: MSI Big Bang-XPower Mainboard Captures Major Attention and Redefines New Standards
Subject: Shows and Expos | June 1, 2010 - 02:31 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2010 - MSI demonstrated a sustained dedication to the mainboard market by laying out a comprehensive blueprint of the key products for the second-half of 2010.
Big Bang-XPower - Unlock Your Ultimate Gaming Weapon
Following the widely praised Big Bang-Trinergy and Fuzion, the release of the all-new Big Bang-XPower that is fully compatible with Intel's six-core processor features 6 PCI-E ×16 expansion slots that facilitate the increase of 3D performance and quality. And for gamers who value audio quality, there's the Quantum Wave Audio Card specially optimized for gaming sound effects. Through close integration of the latest THX TruStudio PRO and Creative EAX ADVANCED HD 5.0 audio technologies, remarkable audio capability produces a tonal quality that is pure and flawless.
6 PCI-E ×16 expansion slots facilitate the increase of 3D performance and quality. Quantum Wave Audio Card is specially optimized for gaming sound effects.
Military Class components increase stability and lifespan
The MSI Big Bang-XPower mainboard also integrates Military Class components - Hi-c CAP, Solid CAP and Icy Choke yield substantial increases in product lifespan, heat-resistance, and durability. It is the first time to feature up to a 16 phase DrMOS PWM modules with Super Ferrite Choke (SFC) that offers high power supply capability and efficiency. And with SuperPipe, the built-in extra-thick 8mm heat-pipe, cooling capabilities are further strengthened. The high-end design featuring exclusive dual 8-pin and extra VGA 6-pin power supply connectors allow the MSI Big Bang-XPower mainboard to not only have highly praised durability, but to also significantly reduce crashes or lagging caused by overheated hardware.
Hi-c CAP on PWM, DrMOS and SFC provide CPU best power stability. SuperPipe has better cooling efficiency with its 8mm extra-thick heat-pipe. Solid CAP and Icy Choke have longer lifetime and lower temperature.
Dual 8-pin power connectors provide sufficient power for extreme overclocking. An extra 6-pin power connector provides better overclocking capability of multiple graphics cards.
All-inclusive overclocking design
In addition to high spec materials, overclocking capability is also an important consideration when consumers select a product. MSI's Big Bang-XPower mainboard comes with OC Genie, the one-second overclocking technology. Just press the OC Genie button on the mainboard, no other settings are required for automatic overclocking and optimization of CPU, RAM and chipset settings. And the OC Dashboard allows users to avoid entering the BIOS to adjust CPU clock and voltage directly. With the V-Kit's V-Check Points and V-Switch, users don't need to modify circuits; they can use a multimeter to directly measure and manually adjust CPU, VTT, and DDR voltage. These features are all equally attentive designs for overclokers who enjoy challenging the extremes of overclocking.
Just press the OC Genie button for automatic overclocking and optimization of CPU, RAM and chipset settings. V-Kit's V-Check Points and V-Switch allow users to directly measure and manually adjust CPU, VTT, and DDR voltage.
OC Dashboard allows users to avoid entering the BIOS to adjust CPU clock and voltage directly.
USB3.0 & SATA 6Gb/s provide ultra-high transfer bandwidth
Big Bang-XPower comes built-in with all-new USB 3.0 and SATA 6Gb/s transfer standards. Unlike the 480Mbps provided by traditional USB2.0, USB 3.0 provides 5Gb/s, up to 10 times the transfer bandwidth; the USB 3.0 interface can complete a Blu-ray movie transfer in less than one minute. SATA 6Gb/s provides double the bandwidth of traditional SATA 3Gb/s to increase data transfer speeds, and completely satisfy the stability and speed requirements of consumers.