Det råder ingen brist på påkostade moderkort och senast ut är MSI som släpper en fullsmetad modell till Intel Sandy Bridge, denna gång med den uppdaterade styrkretsen Intel P67 "B3". På menyn står maximalt med PCI Express-portar, ljudkretsen X-Fi MB2 med THX Trustudio Pro och mängder av påkostade finesser.

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MSI Big Bang-Marshal baseras på den uppdaterade styrkretsen Intel P67 B3 och sockel LGA 1155. Den stora blickfångaren är att modellen är utrustad med inte mindre än 8 st. PCI Express 2.0 x16 med stöd för både Crossfire och SLI. Fyra av dessa är fullkopplade x16, används fler instickskort än så går databussarna ned till x8. Varje enskild port kan dessutom inaktiveras med brytare på kretskortet.

Fler finesser kommer i form av extra påkostade komponenter enligt Military Class II, där bland annat "Super Ferrite Chokes" och 24-fasers strömförsörjning ingår. MSI passar även på att erbjuda en mängd överklockningsrelaterade funktioner som knapp på moderkortet för automatisk överklockning och kontrollprogram för Windows.

I det nya moderkortet ersätter startmiljön Click BIOS gamla vanliga BIOS, men här passar MSI på att säkra upp för överklockare genom att använda inte mindre än tre minneskretsar. Går något snett vid exempelvis en uppdatering är det möjligt att enkelt byta till en fungerande version av mjukvaran.

Sist men inte minst återfinns hela 12 st. USB 3.0, 4 st. SATA 6,0 Gbps, 2 st. eSATA Power samt mätpunkter och strömbrytare direkt på kretskortet. Det nya moderkortet beräknas kosta en bit över 3 000 kronor inklusive moms och börjar säljas inom ett par veckor.

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MSI’s Next-Gen P67 Flagship Arrives – Big Bang-Marshal (B3)

The Most Feature Rich Motherboard on Sandy Bridge Platform

Gamers and extreme users have been waiting for a mainboard that can provide them all the tools they need to get the most out of their new Sandy Bridge CPUs. It’s finally arrived: World-renowned mainboard manufacturer MSI has unleashed the Big Bang-Marshal (B3). The Big Bang-Marshal (B3) 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 the CPU and mainboard achieving the highest performance on the Sandy Bridge platform. Defining total quality standards, the Big Bang-Marshal (B3) is also equipped with Military Class II components for the best build quality. The industry leading set of eight PCI-E 2.0 x 16 slots provides a staggering combination of GPUs. Combined with Creative’s top-class X-Fi sound technology, this Big Bang-Marshal (B3) simultaneously takes care of the three major elements that gamers care about the most: stability, performance and sound effects.

Extreme Power Designs for Power Users

In order to satisfy CPU power supply during extreme over-clocking, the Big Bang-Marshal (B3) has a 24-phase DrMOS power design to provide a stable power supply for cleaner and efficient energy.

Video Cards get a jolt of power with a 6 PIN VGA power supply, which will deliver the video cards enough power while over-clocking. MSI’s exclusive “Cease-Fire” PCI-E Dip Switches can toggle PCI-E x16 lanes on or off. This is useful for users who are testing graphics cards or just want to have some additional lanes available.

Military Class II Components – The best stability

The new Big Bang-Marshal (B3) uses MSI’s Military Class II standards: top-class materials and parts such as Hi-c CAP, Super Ferrite Chokes and Solid CAP. This increases the product’s usage life, and brings a higher level for what players focus on the most: quality and stability.

The best Sound Performance:
X-Fi Sound Enhancement

For sound effects, the tradition of using Creative’s X-Fi technology for the Big Bang series continues. This time, the Big Bang-Marshal (B3) uses the newest X-Fi sound technology. EAX 5.0 is the most commonly used sound platform and now has EAX Voice to provide voice chat positioning in games. EAX PurePath allows games developers to accurately control the bass and games output channels. EAX MacroFX reproduces short-distance sound effects to create the most immersive sound performance for games. It also supports the THX TruStudio Pro™ stereo standard, most commonly used in Hollywood movies. Whether it’s for games or video playback, MSI’s Big Bang-Marshal (B3) can achieve the best sound performance and clarity.

The best Video Performance:
8* PCI-E 2.0 x16 Slots

Continuing their focus on video performance and expandability for the Big Bang series, the all new Big Bang-Marshal (B3) is equipped with 8* sets of PCI-E 2.0 x16 slot. It supports AMD’s Crossfire X and NVIDIA’s SLI multi-GPU operations as well as utilizing MSI’s Fuzion technology for a future-proof experience.

Fighter-type thermal system with SuperPipe’s First-class Cooling Performance

Inspired by fighter jets and Military Class II spirit, the Big Bang-Marshal (B3) is equipped with the fighter air intake cutaway design. Together with the 8mm SuperPipe heat pipes, this will achieve the coolest computing environment.

Other Features

Besides the many exclusive features introduced above, the all new Big Bang-Marshal (B3) also has complete support for MSI’s various P67/H67 exclusive technologies. The all intelligent overclocking technology OC Genie II allows you to overclock in a second. The ClickBIOS UEFI interface can be operated with a mouse. The Super Charger reduces the charging time of USB devices by 40%. Instant OC can provide instant overclocking through Windows. Furthermore, the Big Bang-Marshal (B3) is provided with Winki 3 which can be quickly started without entering the system. 12* USB 3.0 and 4* SATA3 ports will make sure your data will be transferred as fast as possible.

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