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MSI Big Bang-Marshal (B3)
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Launch SRP S$609

MSI Big Bang-Marshal (B3)


Overall rating 9/10

MSI has unleashed the Big Bang-Marshal, which is equipped with a 24-phase DrMOS power design, and has excellent performance on over-clocking and stability for the enthusiastic user. Utilizing a dual 8-pin CPU power supply plus a set of 6-pin VGA power supply design, users can steadily provide power when overclocking, achieving the highest performance on the Sandy Bridge platform.


Performance:
8.5
Features:
9
Value:
7.5
THE GOOD
Packed with features
Enthusiast oriented features, especially for overclocking
THE BAD
Expensive

Product Specification

Processor Support and Chipset Type
  • Supports Intel Sandy Bridge processors in LGA1155 package
  • Intel P67 Express chipset
  • Lucid LT22102 Chipset
Memory
  • Dual Channel DDR3 memory technology
  • 4 x 1.5V DDR3 DIMM slots
  • Supports DDR3 1066/1333/1600/1800/2133(OC) DRAM
  • Supports 1GB/ 2GB/ 4GB/ 8GB DRAM size
  • Max. capacity of system memory: 32GB
Storage
  • SATAII controller integrated in Intel P67 (B3) chipset
  • Up to 3Gb/s transfer speed
  • Supports four SATAII ports (SATA3~6) by P67 (B3) PCH
  • SATAIII controller integrated in Intel P67 (B3) & Marvell SE9128 chipsets
  • Up to 6Gb/s transfer speed
  • Supports two SATAIII ports (SATA1~2) by P67 (B3) PCH
  • Supports two SATAIII ports (SATA7~8) by Marvell SE9128
  • SATA1~6 ports support RAID 0/1/5/10 mode by Intel P67 (B3) PCH
  • SATA7~8 ports support RAID 0/1 mode by Marvell SE9128
  • eSATAII controller integrated in JMicron JMB362 chipset
  • Supports two eSATA ports (back panel)
  • Supports RAID 0/1 & JBOD mode
Audio
  • Chipset integrated by Realtek ALC892
  • Flexible 8-channel audio with jack sensing
Networking Supports two PCI Express LAN 10/100/1000 Fast Ethernet by Realtek 8111E
FireWire (IEEE 1394)
  • VIA VT6315N chipset
  • Supports up to two 1394 ports (Rear panel x1, pinheader x1)
Rear I/O
  • 1 x PS/2 Mouse/Keyboard port
  • 8 x USB 3.0 ports
  • 1 x Clear CMOS button
  • 1 x Coaxial SPDIF port
  • 1 x Optical SPDIF port
  • 1 x IEEE1394 port
  • 2 x eSATA ports
  • 2 x RJ45 LAN Jacks
  • 2 x USB 2.0 ports
  • 1 x 6 in 1 audio jack
Internal Connectors
  • ATX 24-Pin power connector
  • 2 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
  • 6-pin ATX 12V VGA connector
  • CPU x 1 / System x 7 FAN connectors
  • CD-in connector
  • Front panel audio connector
  • Front panel connector
  • 1 x chasis intrusion connector
  • 3 x USB 2.0 connectors
  • 2 x USB 3.0 connectors
  • 4 x Serial ATAII connectors
  • 4 x Serial ATAIII connectors
  • 1 x IEEE1394 connector
  • 1 x Clear CMOS jumper
  • 1 x SPDIF-out connector
  • 1 x TPM module connector
  • 1 x Serial port connector
  • 1 x Voltage Check Point
  • 1 x Power button
  • 1 x Reset button
  • 1 x OC Genie button
  • 1 set Debug LED panel
  • 1 x Over-Voltage switch
  • 1 x Multi-BIOS button
  • 4 x PCI-E CeaseFire switches
Expansion Slots
  • 8 PCI Express 2.0 x16 slots
  • PCI_E1 supports up to PCIE x16 speed (when PCI_E3 is empty)
  • PCI_E3 supports up to PCIE x8 speed
  • PCI_E5 supports up to PCIE x16 speed (when PCI_E7 is empty)
  • PCI_E7 supports up to PCIE x8 speed
  • If you intend to install two expansion cards, it is recommended to install them into PCI_E1 & PCI_E5 slots
Other Features
  • Military Class II
  • OC Genie
  • Click BIOS
  • X-Fi MB2
  • Super Charger
  • Winki
  • M-Flash
  • Live Update 5
  • DrMOS
Form Factor XL-ATX Form Factor, 34.5 x 26.4cm