MSI Big Bang-XPower II X79 Motherboard

MSI has finally revealed its latest motherboard, the Big Bang-XPower II. This motherboard is based on Intel X79 chipset marketed as perfect solution for extreme overclockers and hardcore gamers. The Big Bang-XPower II supports Intel’s latest Sandy Bridge-E (LGA 2011) processors and features a 22-phase PWM design with Hybrid Digital Power for an output of up to 770 W, Eight DDR3-2400 memory slots (max. 128GB), Four PCI-E 3.0 x 16 slots and three PCI-E 2.0 x 16 slots enabling 4-way SLI or Quad CrossFireX GPU setups and Military Class III components (Hi-c CAP, SFC, Solid CAP, DrMOS II), dual 8-pin CPU power connectors.

In terms of connectivity, it offers six SATA 6.0 Gbps, four SATA 3.0 Gbps, dual Gigabit Ethernet, Realtek ALC892 7.1-channel audio (backed by Creative’s Sound Blaster X-Fi MB2 solution), firewire, five USB 3.0 and eight USB 2.0. MSI’s flagship X79 board also features SuperPipe-enhanced passive cooling system, ,PCIe ‘CeaseFire’ switches, V-check points, a Direct OC button,  a debug LED, Click BIOS II (UEFI), Multi-BIOS, and the Winki 3 instant-on OS. The Big Bang-XPower II X79 is set to be released towards the end of January and is expected to cost around £310 including VAT.

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