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MSI Big Bang XPower II (Intel X79) Motherboard Review - Temperature and Power

We get around to testing the Big Bang XPower II motherboard from MSI and see if it's something you'll want for your next system.

| Socket LGA 2011 in Motherboards | Posted: Mar 14, 2012 6:08 am
TweakTown Rating: 96%      Manufacturer: MSI

Power Consumption


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As big and mean as the MSI Big Bang XPower II looks, the power draw out of the box is pretty good and at load it sits a nice chunk below the other X79 offerings. The only time we see it shoot up is when we start to overclock and that comes as no surprise as we start bumping up voltages.



Core Temperature


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On the CPU temp side of things the idle temperature is pretty standard and lines up with our other X79 boards here. At load we can see it sits a little warmer, but only by 4c - nothing too major at all.

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