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MSI Big Bang-XPower
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Launch SRP S$519

MSI Big Bang-XPower

Overall rating 8.5/10

The MSI Big Bang-XPower is the latest member of MSI's top-end enthusiast motherboard series. Based on Intel's X58 chipset and boasting up to six PCIe x16 slots, it comes with the best of MSI's technologies, like OC Genie, Quantum Wave audio card, Military Grade components and supports both NVIDIA SLI and ATI CrossFireX.

Tags: intel x58, msi
Reasonable asking price for its features and segment
Relatively low power consumption
Lacks some of the features found on its competitors highest-end SKUs

Product Specification

Processor Support and Chipset Type
  • Support for an Intel Core i7 series processor in the LGA1366 package
  • North Bridge: Intel X58 Express Chipset
  • South Bridge: Intel ICH10R
  • 6 x 1.5V DDR3 DIMM sockets supporting up to 24GB of system memory
  • DDR3 800/1066/1333/1600/1800/2133 (OC)
  • 6 x SATA 3.0Gbps ports by Intel ICH10R
  • 2 x SATA 6Gbit/s ports by Marvel 88SE9128 chip
  • 1 x eSATA and 1 x eSATA/USB combo port by JMicron JMB362
  • Quantum Wave audio card
  • Realtek ALC889 codec
Networking Dual Realtek Gigabit Ethernet RTL8111DL controllers
FireWire (IEEE 1394) 1 x IEEE1394 port by VIA VT6315N
Rear I/O
  • 1 x PS/2 keyboard port
  • 1 x PS/2 mouse port
  • 1 Clear CMOS button
  • 1 D-LED2 panel connector
  • 1 x IEEE1394 port
  • 5 x USB 2.0 ports
  • 1 x eSATA port
  • 1 x eSATA/USB combo port
  • 2 x LAN ports
  • 2 x USB 3.0 ports
Internal Connectors
  • 2 x USB 2.0 headers
  • 1 x IEEE1394 header
  • 1 x TPM module header
  • 1 x Power button
  • 1 x Reset button
  • 1 x GreenPower Genie connector
  • 1 x Overvoltage switch
  • 1 set voltage check points
  • 1 x OC Genie button
  • 1 set debug LED panel
  • 2 base clock control buttons
Expansion Slots
  • 6 x PCIe 2.0 x16 slots
  • 1 PCIe 1.1 x1 slot
Other Features
  • Hi-c cap on PWM
  • OC Genie
  • SuperPipe
  • EZ Button
  • DrMOS
Form Factor ATX Form Factor, 30.5 x 24.4cm

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