MSI Big Bang Marshal P67 Review

Test Setup and Overclocking

MSI P67rB3 Big Bang Marshal Review

Test Setup

MSI P67 Big Bang Marshal
Intel Core i5-2500K
Muskin Joule 1200w
4GB Kingston Genesis 2133MHz
Noctua NH-D14
nVidia GTX570
Windows 7 Ultimate x64

As you can see it's our normal P67 test setup with the particularly brilliant i5-2500K our weapon of choice rather than the top end i7-2600K.


Overclocking on the P67 is simplicity itself compared to the X58 overclocking methodology. As to which you prefer, well it depends on where you stand. To a lot of us who've been through the days of endless tweaking things it feels akin to being replaced by a robot, but thankfully you can't deny the results.

Speaking of results, let's just bask in the glow of this screenshot shall we.

MSI P67rB3 Big Bang Marshal Overclock

Impressive enough? The MSI Big Bang Marshal certainly overclocks like an absolute lunatic pushing our 2500K to a whopping 5GHz on air, and at only 1.46v on the vCore. This matches the best clock we have ever got on this chip but with MUCH lower volts than the 1.6v chip killing levels the stock Intel board required. I have a feeling you may now be starting to understand what a quality board can deliver.

Incredible. So stable is it that we shall we using this as our overclock bench speed, so expect the MSI to top the charts in all of the overclock comparisons.

One of the things we were most impressed about with the latest BIOS update was how well the Marshal takes advantage of the overclock. We've seen a few bits of hardware recently that couldn't make the most of the overclocks they were capable of delivering, but the MSI Big Bang Marshal isn't one of them.

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Most Recent Comments

28-03-2011, 05:28:12

Today we're taking a look at the latest high-end motherboard from MSI, the Big Bang Marshal. How does it perform?

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28-03-2011, 06:04:28

Wow!... 5GHz on an i5 at only 1.464V.Quote

28-03-2011, 06:36:11

Great review Bryan and a stunning motherboard arguably MSI's finest aesthetically at least. Only issue i have with the thing is the bloody size i realize its getting more popular but there still isn't that many cases able to accommodate it. One thing that did confuse me though Bryan is you mentioned using a Nvidia 590 and AMD 6990 together in Lucid. I might be wrong but to the best of my knowledge Hydra Lucid does not support Lucid X Mode with dual GPU cards.Quote

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