MSI Big Bang-XPower II X79 is an other additions is the high end Big Bang series motherboard. X79 is a bigger board with more performance and output support. You can demand more here. If you are a core overclocker or likes to play high end games via multi gpu select then this board can be your proper choice. XPower II X79 is a high end board made for powerful performance and gaming experience. Equipped with powerful DrMOS II chips powered by Hybrid Digital PWM gives you the best multiple gpu output. You can tryout 4Way sli setup on the same with maximum gain. You might be wondering what is new in this board in comparison to other. The board is built on military class components. Military class means more durable components which can be found hardly in other boards. This are used and fitted to the board which directly gives more power to other attached hardware like gpu/cpu. With unique DrMOS II chips the board is capable of handling high temperature. This are highly efficient semiconductors. The board is well built for overclocking and putting your system at the edge of performance. It can be deal with the temperature fluctuation on your board, and the supports bios give you optimum control to regulate it. With support of 770 Watt of power the board is just awesome enough to deal with high overclocking ration. It offers seven full-size PCI Express slots. There is also a 22-phase power supply and in terms of design. The cooling support provided on the board by default is good enough. But for more output you can invest on better model. Below is a glimpse of special highlight of MSI Big Bang-XPower II X79.
- 770W DrMOS II Powered Hybrid Digital PWM
- 4-Way NVIDIA SLI & AMD QuadFire graphics
- Built for Extreme overclocking
The board is really big enough in comparison to other boards. It does not means it will not fit on full size ATX cabinet. You will just need to make some minor adjustment. With 7 PCIe slots you can just imagine what the board can do. Though it is a kind of high investment for getting all that stuff fixed on the same board. It is recommended that you must have a look on the ATX specs of your existing case before getting the board. You might face issue while fixing this out. And if you had lots of stuff like multiple gpus or drives or liquid cooling them the management is mess. So all in all good when you are going to upgrade fully or purchasing a new system. Other than MSI has given many options which can help overclockers to choose the way they want to overclock. There are fixed voltage points and profile which can make the job easier. Other than this it offers you 10 Sata ports with speed of 6Gbps. The board also has usb 3.0 to give you high data transfer rate. At front panel you can have usb 3.0 support. Till today there are devices which are not yet fully converted to usb 3.0 but surely in coming time this will be opted by each and every manufacturer. This will dead of usb 2.0 like ps2 ports. MSI Big Bang-XPower II X79 Bios comes with many default options. This option allows an overclocker to perform overclocking as per the need. This time MSI has given special option to make this process better. The Turbo on board also manages the cpu clock ration on the base of settings.
Overclocking on MSI Big Bang-XPower II X79 is made easier by Turbo enhance options which is done from the bios itself. You can simply set the speed you want. But you must not forget that overclocking can cause loss of warranty. Till today manufacturers had not taken overclocking under their warranty policy. The options that are set in the bios for overclocking can work to some extent. That does not means you can overclock the cpu to full rate. Having a first look on the board gives you a glimpse of rock solid black boards with bullets fitted on it. MSI has given a nice look to the board which surely described in the name. This board has a kind of updated network interface. This is the lan connection which you are going to used. There are now two lan ports on the board. Surely adding two extensions can add some more to the board cost. Some the features like this make this board the most unique model. With two lan ports interface you can play network games with lowest latency. Talking about the bios, there is nothing much to learn. It is simple and easy to understand. At start try to work with the default settings only.