MSI launch Big Bang-XPower II motherboard

MSI launch their flagship LGA2011 motherboard - Big Bang-XPower II.

| Jan 5, 2012 at 4:29 am CST

MSI have officially released their flagship motherboard based on the X79 Express chipset, taking the LGA2011 Sandy Bridge-E CPUs. MSI have dubbed the board Big Bang-XPower II and boy does it have some great features.

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The board sports support for PCI-Express 3.0, 4-way NVIDIA SLI and AMD CrossFire technologies, 8 DIMM slots that can handle an insane 128GB of RAM, 22-phase PWM design with Hybrid Digital Power, dual 8-pin CPU and single 6-pin VGA power connectors to reach Xtreme Power Design as well as the introduction of MIL-STD-810G certified Military Class III components.

This board is aimed squarely at overclockers, super high-end gamers and those who simply want the best in motherboards. The color scheme of the board looks slick too, as well as the magazine-looking heatsink that just looks amazing. Because the Big Bang-XPower II has a 22-phase PWM design with Hybrid Digital Power, it can deliver up to 770W output, 2.4 times the reference 9-phase design.

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Another great feature is the "PCI-E CeaseFire" which allows you to turn GPUs on and off with an easy switch, without having to physically remove the cards, which is a great feature for those who are heavy on multi-GPU testing.

Last updated: Jun 16, 2020 at 04:29 pm CDT

NEWS SOURCES:engadget.com, us.msi.com

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