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MSI's Flagship X79 Motherboard

MSI today have released information on their new Flagship X79 motherboard, The MSI Big Bang-XPower II.

MSI is claiming this is The Ace of overclocking mainboards being built on the legacy of the world-record holding Big Bang-XPower design, which they promise will give equally impressive results for both CPU and GPU overclocking.

Below is a list of features and an explanation as to what this board is packing:

1. DrMOS II powered Hybrid Digital PWM

The Big Bang-XPower II is MSI's most powerful motherboard to date. To hold this title in class-leading performance, the Big Bang-XPower II is built with MSI's coveted Military Class III components including; DrMOS II, Super Ferrite Choke, Hi-c CAP and Solid CAP all to ensure the best overclocking power, efficiency and lifetime.

2. Built for Extreme OC

In cooperation with three time MOA winner and overclocking master Jon "Elmor" Sandström MSI have developed a true overclocking board. Along with enhanced CPU overclocking features, the Big Bang-XPower II also offers capability's for PCI Express Gen3 Graphics cards in either 4-way NVIDIA SLI or AMD Crossfire, due to a specialised enhanced power supply to the graphics cards.

Each Gen3 Slot can also be enabled or disabled with PCI Express CeaseFire allowing for quick diagnostics or multi-GPU benchmarking with ease.

3. Enhanced Thermal Design

The Big Bang-XPower II's Striking Looks are built on its true OC potential. Based on a specialised OC PCB, the MSI SuperPipe Based Thermal Design is built so that no active cooling is required which ultimately enhances the lifetime of the board.

4. 128GB Memory Support

Yes that's right 128GB. The imposing look of the 8 DDR3-2400 MHz DIMM slots surrounding the CPU allow the most bandwidth to memory currently available on the desktop.

For Specs and a look at the board its self, Please See the Attached Images.

If you would like to know more about the board or check out other features it has please visit the MSI Product Page

You can discuss this in our forums.

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Most Recent Comments

20-12-2011, 20:23:57

Excalabur50
Go the DX it will give you much better audio than on board you wont be disappointed.

20-12-2011, 20:31:53

CocaCola
Yes, a sound card will almost always perform better than the onboard sound. If you don't want to jump straight into more expensive sound cards yet, you can take a look at the Xonar DG. It offers very good sound for its price. As it's also aimed towards headphone users, it's a great card to have. The DX is definitely a great upgrade. I'd definitely go for the DX. It will last you through many systems. :)

20-12-2011, 20:41:18

xiTzMojox
sounds excellent. The DS is currently on sale for $30 and the DX is on sale for $60 at my local shop. Correct me if I'm wrong but the only difference between the two is that the DX supports Dolby Headphones and is PCI-e? Anything else that would warrant the DX over the DS?

20-12-2011, 20:56:38

CocaCola


sounds excellent. The DS is currently on sale for $30 and the DX is on sale for $60 at my local shop. Correct me if I'm wrong but the only difference between the two is that the DX supports Dolby Headphones and is PCI-e? Anything else that would warrant the DX over the DS?




Nope, there aren't really any major differences between them. Since the DX is a PCIE card, it's more likely you'll be able to continue using it through the years. :)

Here's OC3D's review on the Xonar DG for your reference.

http://www.overclock3d.net/reviews/audio/asus_xonar_dg_review/1

20-12-2011, 21:31:39

xiTzMojox


Nope, there aren't really any major differences between them. Since the DX is a PCIE card, it's more likely you'll be able to continue using it through the years. :)

Here's OC3D's review on the Xonar DG for your reference.

http://www.overclock3d.net/reviews/audio/asus_xonar_dg_review/1




That seems like an amazing card for the money. Too bad it's not available anywhere around here and isn't even in stock on newegg :(
DX it is!

20-12-2011, 22:34:48

PEXON
Xonar has an amp built in so will drive your headphones better!

21-12-2011, 16:25:11

BaMb1N0
DX it is :-)

25-12-2011, 19:46:42

xiTzMojox
So my onboard has a SNR of 108 where the DX has an SNR of 116. Will that difference even be noticeable?

26-12-2011, 02:44:44

CocaCola


So my onboard has a SNR of 108 where the DX has an SNR of 116. Will that difference even be noticeable?




It's guaranteed to be better, but you still have to take into account your speakers as well. What I mean is that you can't just pair up a pair of $10 speakers and a good sound card and expect wonders to happen; you have to set a balance between the two as well. From my experiences with sound cards, I've always been able to pick out the differences in the audio quality and elements from the music that were not exactly present or was muddied by the background when using the onboard sound. :)

05-01-2012, 16:31:03

KING_OF_SAND
The best motherboard sound i have seen is a Creative Fatality. Sound Blasters only go up to 92khz, the only one there is that will go passed 92khz is there audiophile one. But the Xonars starating at i think the DG will do 192khz.
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