MSI Big Bang-XPower II X79 MotherboardCategory: Motherboards
Posted: January 3, 2012 09:35PM
MSI announced its new flagship motherboard, the Big Bang-XPower II, based on the Intel X79 Express chipset. As you might expect, the board features PCI Express Gen 3 standard and 4-way NVIDIA SLI / AMD CrossFire. It also comes with eight quad-channel memory slots. The next feature lends credence to the X-Power part of the name as the board also uses a 22-phase PWM design that uses a dual 8-pin CPU and single 6-pin VGA power connector along with MIL-STD-810G certified Military Class III components.
The MSI Big Bang-XPower II supports the latest PCI Express Gen 3 standard. doubling the bandwidth of the previous generation at 32GB/s. The eight DDR3 memory slots can support a whopping 128GB of memory. The MSI Big Bang-XPower offers a 22-phase PWM design, an industry first, with dual 8-pin CPU power connectors to provide an additional 300W of power for intensive CPU operations. Throw in support for 4-way NVIDIA SLI / AMD CrossFire multi-GPU processing technology and you can expect some pretty serious 3D performance.