Big Bang-XPower

Big Bang motherboard

• Military Class Component
• Hi-c Cap on PWM
• Super Ferrite Choke on PWM
• Quantum Wave™ Audio Processing
• THX TruStudio PRO
• EAX® ADVANCED HD™
• OC Genie: Auto OC to boost performance in 1 sec
• Supports newest USB 3.0 & SATA 6Gb/s

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Military Class

The perfect trinity of quality, stability and efficiency all exist at one motherboard to meet end user expectations. The MSI Military Class series products provide the long lifespan, unparalleled quality, extreme performance and ultimate efficiency.


Hi-c CAP
8X Lifespan than solid Capacitor!!
Insisting on the best stability, MSI utilizes Hi-c CAPs on Military Class series.  Made of the rare element Tantalum, often used on space shuttles and satellites, which sustains very high temperatures and shows an amazingly high electrical conductivity.


Icy Choke
Unbelievable Stability & Lower temperature!!
Compared to the traditional ferrite choke, the Icy Choke provides higher power efficiency and a more stable power supply, which also fulfills power users need for idealized environment with turbo speed and low operating temperatures.



Solid CAP
10 years long lifespan
For providing the highest quality products, we built-in Solid CAP in the entire Military Class series. This not only makes bursting capacitors a non-issue but also ensures a dramatically extended lifetime and ultra-low ESR.

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OC Genie

In the past, users needed to adjust settings for CPU and Memory in BIOS menu to overclock. The relation between these ratios and clocks speeds are extremely complicated, taking up to 30 minutes to find the right settings for an optimized PC.  OC Genie simplifies it all into one button press. Where high-end CPUs are usually priced around 1000 USD, OC Genie allows you to take a 200 USD CPU (1/5 the price) to reach the same performance. Your C/P ratio rises up 500% immediately for the ultimate value.
   
Features
- The world's first Auto Overclocking Processor
- Upgrade full system performance in 1 sec
- Auto detect overclocking settings of CPU and Memory
- Compatible with Intel/AMD platform


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HI-c CAP on PWM

Server grade Hi-c CAP, which has a core that features the rare element Tantalum, offers high temperature durability and stability. Often used in harsh, high temperature environments or high precision operations, it offers a lifecycle more than 8 times longer than solid state capacitors and provides both ultra high stability and performance. Hi-c CAP is comprised by rear Tantalum which is an extremely expensive but steady metal. Under 65℃ operating environment, Hi-c CAP can last over 200 years life long which overtakes all the solid capacitors and is the best capacitor in the industry. Furthermore, Tantalum's high stability greatly reduces electricity less package and provides high quality power supply.

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DrMOS

In order to provide customers stable and high quality products, starting from P45 series motherboards, MSI is leading the industry to introduce the world's most advanced power supply component, DrMOS (Driver-MOSFET), which integrates Driver IC, Top MOSFET and Bottom MOSFET into one chip. Except for its outstanding performance in power saving, DrMOS possesses switch frequency which is 400% faster than traditional MOSFET and has great improvement in stabilizing power supply and voltage control. Even under heavy loading and overclocking conditions, DrMOS can still provide the most stable and efficient power supply and quality.

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NVIDIA SLI

SLI technology allows using multiple Nvidia graphics cards in a single computer system with a motherboard equipped with an nForce SLI MCP. Users need an a motherboard with two PCI-Express 16x graphics slots and two matching GeForce graphics cards which are "SLI Ready". Most NVIDIA's PCI-Express graphics cards starting from the 6600 GPU can enjoy the benefits of SLI.

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APS (Active Phase Switching)

Active Phase Switching, APS, technology is an intelligent design that helps to save energy on MSI’s motherboards. The underlying idea is to switch off the power supply as soon as no electricity is needed, and when the system needs more resources again, APS will automatically adjust electricity supply accordingly. APS will automatically detect your processor’s loading at any given time and save energy accordingly. This is only possible by means of a very advanced power controlling technology. Other than software-based solutions, APS technology stands out from MSI's own research. The specially developed IC chip can operate automatically depending on the demands of the power supply, which is to reduce the total power usage. 
 

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ATI CrossFireX

ATI CrossFireX™ is the ultimate multi-GPU performance gaming platform. Enabling game-dominating power, ATI CrossFireX technology enables two or more discrete graphics processors to work together to improve graphics performance. ATI CrossFireX technology allows you to expand your system’s graphics capabilities. It allows you the ability to scale your system’s graphics horsepower as you need it, supporting up to four ATI Radeon™ HD graphics cards, making it the most scalable gaming platform ever. With an ATI CrossFireX gaming technology, the traditional graphics limitation exists no more, allowing you to enjoy higher performance as well as visual experience.

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Lossless 24-bit/192KHz HD Audio

Onboard PC audio gets better! MSI is the first to implement the most high-end HD Audio codecs available. Don’t be fooled by other inferior audio solutions onboard (sometimes you can’t even find the driver!) Only MSI offers the Loss-less 24-bit/192KHz HD Audio function with an incredible 109 SNR dB value to provide the most clear & vivid HD audio quality and support 7.1 channels surround sound playback with a 2-channel independent stereo output (multiple streaming) through the front panel 3.5 inch phone jack.




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Superpipe

MSI introduces the SuperPipe cooling design that utilizes 8mm full copper heat-pipe, 60% thicker than traditional pipes, and is also the thickest heat-pipe in the market.  According to tests, the MSI motherboards with SuperPipe run 50℃ cooler than those without, proving that MSI’s SuperPipe offers the most effective chipset cooling in the market.
 
Features
- 8mm Extra Thick HeatPipe
- 60% Thicker Than Traditional HeatPipe
- Thickest HeatPipe Used on Motherboard

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V-Check Points

The V-Check Points function provide power measurement pins for users to  measure the CPU and RAM voltages with a multimeter. The feature can help save advanced overclockers valuable time by eliminating the need for manual circuit modification. The feature can be indispensable during overclocking competitions.

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Super Charger

Mobile consumer appliances are getting more and more attention in current day fast moving life style, with smart phones and tablets almost becoming a fashion accessory. However, many ordinary personal computers cannot charge some of these devices, making it difficult to stay connected. The MSI Super Charger is a Windows resident program capable of revising the power supply mode of your USB port to become more powerful. Once your phone or tablet is connected to your USB port, the Super Charger sends a signal to initiate its charging circuit, making it a really smart and convenient charging solution for mobile computing needs.

Note: Only front red USB ports support charger function after system off

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USB 3.0

Compared to the 480Mbps provided by traditional USB 2.0, the all-new USB 3.0's 5Gb/s offers 10 times the transfer bandwidth, so transferring a Blu-ray movie takes less than one minute.

Features
- 10X Faster Than USB 2.0
- Up to 5Gb/s Data Transfer Bandwidth
- Boost Transfer Rate Between Your PC and External Storage Devices

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SATA 6Gb/s

SATA 6Gb/s provides double the bandwidth of traditional SATA 3Gb/s, and increases the data transfer rate between your motherboard and internal storage devices, such as 7200RPM HDDs, 10000RPM HDDs and SSDs. It's also the current trend for upcoming high-speed internal storage devices to to break the existing bottleneck of a PC's performance.

Features
- 2X Faster Than SATA 3Gb/s
- Up to 6Gb/s Data Transfer Bandwidth
- Unleash True Performance of New HDDs/SSDs

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3TB+ Infinity

3TB+ Infinity is not only breaking through the limit of traditional BIOS, but also enhancing the utilization of hard drives efficiently. In addition to supporting the latest 3TB hard drives, MSI 3TB+ Infinity technology can use the 3TB hard drive as boot disk when installing a 64-bit operating system. Compared to competitors, MSI 3TB+ Infinity is an industry-leading technology which substantially presents an advantage of development and application in the future.

Features
- All the latest 3TB hard drivers on the market can be supported
- Make the 3TB hard drive as boot disk when installing a 64-bit operating system

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Live Update 5

MSI Live Update 5 is a powerful and useful application for updating the latest BIOS and Drivers, saving you time and lowers the risk of updating. End-users can install and run the Live Update 5 software on their computers with the companion CD or downloading the app from the MSI website.

Features
- Automatically Detect the BIOS/Driver/VGA/Utility Update
- Support Microsoft Windows XP/Vista/7 32/64bit

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M-Flash

Compared to common motherboard which need extra BIOS chips, MSI’s M-Flash has a double advantage which doesn’t need extra components and secondly, all your BIOS data will be saved in the USB drive. The stored data does not only have backup and upgrade function, moreover it can also be seen as a portable BIOS chip which is actually able to boot up your PC.

Features
- Backup/Restore Your BIOS to/from Any USB Flash Disk
- Avoid Unnecessary Repair Due to Accident Failures During The Upgrading Process
- Earn more BIOS Lifespan by Reducing Unnecessary Rewriting Process

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USB Safeguard

USB Safeguard can prevent motherboards and USB devices from being damaged by short-circuit and ESD (Electro-Static Discharge) with Anti-ESD chips built-into the motherboards. Additionally, the safeguard can protect against such dangers multiple times, and greatly improves product lifespan.

Features
- All MSI motherboards use USB Safeguard’s anti-ESD chip for thorough protection against ESD damage
- USB Safeguard is protected against a short circuit and/or ESD without the need for a fuse. It also supports stand-by power supply

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M-Connectors

• Easy connect to front panel & chassis cable
• 2x USB, IEEE 1394, front panel (JFP1/2)& audio(JAUD1) M-connector in the package
• Easy to tell the definition of each pin

 

MSI Reminds You...

  1. The specifications may differ from areas and we keep the right to change without notice. Please check the specific Specification with your local dealers.
  2. The color of the product might be affected by photography and the monitor's setting, which might be different from the real product.

 

Editor's Choice Award
2011-01
Argentina
7459
Editor's Choice
2010-11
United States Minor Outlying Islands
7198
Gold Award
2010-10
Netherlands Antilles
7234
Score: 9 out of 10
2010-09
United States Minor Outlying Islands
7111
Recommended Award
2010-08
Russia
7023
Editor's Choice Award
2010-08
United States Minor Outlying Islands
7000
Editor's Choice Gold Award
2010-08
United States Minor Outlying Islands
6975
Performance Award
2010-08
Portugal
7044
Editor's Choice Award
2010-07
United States Minor Outlying Islands
6935
Gold Award
2010-07
United States Minor Outlying Islands
6875
Gold Award
2010-07
United States Minor Outlying Islands
6903
Recommended Award
2010-07
Sri Lanka
6904
Best Product Award
2010-07
Jamaica
6956
Awesome Hardware Award
2010-07
United States Minor Outlying Islands
6942
Gold Award
2010-07
United States Minor Outlying Islands
6943
Reviewer's Choice Award
2010-07
Argentina
6944
Power Award
2010-06
Portugal
6905
Recommended Award
2010-06
Portugal
6906
Best Hardware Award
2010-05
Netherlands Antilles
6936
  • Socket
    1366
  • CPU (Max Support)
    i7
  • Baseclock/Hyper Transport
    6.4GT/s
  • Chipset
    Intel® X58+ICH10R
  • DDR3 Memory
    DDR3 800/1066/1333/1600*/1800*/2133* (OC)
  • Memory Channel
    Triple
  • DIMM Slots
    6
  • Max Memory (GB)
    24
  • PCI-Ex16
    6
  • PCI-E Gen
    Gen2 (2x16, 2x8, 2x4)
  • PCI-Ex1
    1
  • SATAIII
    2
  • SATAII
    6
  • RAID
    0/1/5/10
  • TPM (header)
    1
  • LAN
    10/100/1000*2
  • USB 3.0 ports (Rear)
    2
  • USB 2.0 ports (Rear)
    6
  • Audio ports (Rear)
    6+Coaxial SPDIF/Optical SPDIF
  • 1394 ports (Rear)
    1
  • eSATA
    2
  • Form Factor
    ATX
  • DrMOS
    Y
  • APS
    Y
  • SLI
    Y
  • 3-way SLI
    Y
  • CrossFire
    Y
  • D-LED2
    Y
  • Green Power Genie
    Y

 

  1. 1. The specifications may differ from areas and we keep the right to change without notice. Please check the specific specification with your local dealers.
  2. 2. The color of the product might be affected by photography and the monitor's setting, which might be different from the real product.

 


CPU 

• Supports Intel® i7 based processors in LGA1366 package.
Please refer to CPU Support for compatible CPU; the above description is for reference only.

Chipset

• Intel® X58 Chipset

- Supports QPI up to 25.6 GB/s

• Intel® ICH10R Chipset
- Hi-Speed USB (USB2.0) controller, 480Mb/sec, up to 12 ports.
- 6 SATAII ports with transfer rate up to 3Gb/s.
- PCI Master v2.3, I/O APIC.
- ACPI 2.0 compliant.
- Serial ATA RAID 0/1/5/10.
- Integrated AHCI controller.


Main Memory

• Supports six unbuffered DIMM of 1.5 Volt DDR3 1066/1333/1600*/1800*/2000*/2133* (OC) DRAM, 24GB Max
- Supports 1GB/ 2GB/ 4GB DRAM size
- Supports x8 / x16 data lines per DIMM
- Supports up to 3 channel mode


Slots

• 6 PCI Express 2.0 slots
- PCI_E2 & PCI_E5 support up to PCIE x16 speed   
- PCI_E4 & PCI_E6 support up to PCIE x8 speed
- PCI_E3 & PCI_E7 support up to PCIE x4 speed
• 1 PCI Express 1.1 x1 slot

On-Board SATA

SATA controller integrated in Intel ICH10R/Marvell® 88SE9128/JMicron® JMB362 chipset
- Supports six SATAII ports (SATA1~SATA6) by ICH10R
- Supports two SATAIII ports (SATA7~SATA8) by Marvell® 88SE9128.
- Supports one eSATA & one eSATA / USB 2.0 combo port by JMicron JMB362.
- Supports AHCI controller with AHCI / SATA RAID 0/1/5/10 by ICH10R.
- SATA7 & SATA8 support RAID 0/1 mode by Marvell® 88SE9128

MSI Reminds You...
• The RAID setup floppy disk is optional depending on the districts. You can download the files from the website to make the setup disk.


Audio 

• QuantumWave Audio card
- Creative EAX Advanced HD 5.0
- THX TruStudio PC
- Creative Alchemy
- 7.1 Channel High Definition Audio Codec with jack sensing
• Chipset integrated by Realtek® ALC889
- Compliant with Azalia 1.0 Spec
- Meet Microsoft Vista Premium spec
* For better audio performance, we recommend installing THX
 

MSI Reminds You...
• Based on different PC case design, please remove the screw near the 1st PCI-e slot if there is any issue on the installation of the audio card.

 

 
LAN 

• Supports two PCI Express LAN 10/100/1000 Fast Ethernet by Realtek 8111DL.


IEEE1394 / FireWire

VIA® VT6315N chipset
- Supports up to two 1394 ports. (Rear panel x1, pinheader x1)
- Transfer rate is up to 400Mbps.
 


Internal I/O Connectors

- ATX 24-Pin power connector
- 2 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector 
- 6-pin ATX 12V power connector 
- CPU x 1 / System x 4 FAN connectors
- CD-in connector
- Front panel audio connector
- Front panel connector
- 1 x chasis intrusion connector
- 2 x USB 2.0 connectors
- 6 x Serial ATAII connectors
- 2 x Serial ATAIII connectors
- 1 x IEEE1394 connector support additional 1 port
- 1 x GreenPower Genie connector
- 1 x Reset Button
- 1 x Power Button
- 1 x TPM module connector
- 1 x OC Genie Button
- 1 x Over-Voltage switch & 1 set voltage check point
- 1 x set Debug LED Panel
- 2 x Base clock control buttons

 

Back Panel I/O Ports

- 1 x PS/2 Keyboard
- 1 x PS/2 Mouse
- 1 x Clear CMOS button
- 1 x D-LED2 panel connector
- 1 x IEEE1394 port
- 5 x USB 2.0 ports
- 1 x eSATA port
- 1 x eSATA / USB Combo ports 
- 2 x RJ45 LAN Jacks
- 2 x USB 3.0 ports








 

 


BIOS

• The motherboard BIOS provides "Plug & Play" BIOS which detects the peripheral devices and expansion cards of the board automatically.
• The motherboard provides a Desktop Management Interface(DMI) function which records your motherboard specifications.


Dimension

• 30.5cm(L) x 24.4cm(W) ATX Form Factor

Mounting

• 9 mounting holes.
 

 

 

  1. 1. The specifications may differ from areas and we keep the right to change without notice. Please check the specific specification with your local dealers.
  2. 2. The color of the product might be affected by photography and the monitor's setting, which might be different from the real product.

 

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