MSI Big Bang Marshal P67 Review
Published: 28th March 2011 | Source: MSI | Price: |
MSI P67 Big Bang Marshal
Intel Core i5-2500K
Muskin Joule 1200w
4GB Kingston Genesis 2133MHz
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.
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.