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MSI's Big Bang Mobo Offers THX Yummyness

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MSI's upcoming gaming mobo will provide THX TruStudio PC and Creative's EAX Advanced HD 5.0.

Earlier today, MSI officially announced its collaboration with Creative and THX to bring their audio technologies to the upcoming Big Bang motherboard. According to the company, the new mobo line is slated to be the first to implement THX TruStudio PC along with Creative's EAX Advanced HD 5.0 audio technology.

For consumers and gamers alike, this means that video, music, and games will (hopefully) sound better than typical onboard sound, while remaining true to the intention of the artists who created the content. “We consider Creative to be the best gaming audio provider worldwide and believe our cooperation will redefine the listening experience among the gaming community," said Jason Lee, MSI's Marketing Director.

According to this countdown clock, the Big Bang doesn't explode onto retail shelves for another twenty-one days (October 29). MSI first offered a glimpse of the mobo during the Intel Developer Forum, announcing its partnership with LucidLogix to incorporate the Lucid HYDRA 200 real-time distributed processing engine, allowing universal multi-GPU support.

"MSI's BigBang Motherboard is a turning point for the multi-GPU industry," said Offir Remez, President of LucidLogix. "Our close collaboration with MSI has allowed us to rapidly design and produce a first-ever universal multi-GPU motherboard that takes a major leap into mass market parallel graphics processing."

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    mlcloud , October 8, 2009 9:04 PM
    For those of you who aren't familiar with Lucid 200, It will allow multi-gpu without any driver mess and much better scalability than your crossfire and sli.... If it works. If it works, it will very literally revolutionize the concept of multi-GPU.

    MSI is making a big move, and all I can say it... ABOUT TIME.
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    mlcloud , October 8, 2009 9:04 PM
    For those of you who aren't familiar with Lucid 200, It will allow multi-gpu without any driver mess and much better scalability than your crossfire and sli.... If it works. If it works, it will very literally revolutionize the concept of multi-GPU.

    MSI is making a big move, and all I can say it... ABOUT TIME.
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    Judguh , October 8, 2009 9:12 PM
    It would be pretty awesome if consumers aren't limited to just one type of gpu scaling (crossfire/sli.) My question is why isn't Lucid working with AMD? It's awesome that they're working with Intel, but if AMD procs would be included in this, that would mean total freedom as to what CPU-GPU combo you want, right?
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    apache_lives , October 8, 2009 9:25 PM
    vorlessI like this, too bad I dislike MSI.


    I sure as hell will never be buying an MSI product again
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    daft , October 8, 2009 9:25 PM
    sweet, just in time for ubuntu 9.10!
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    jhansonxi , October 8, 2009 9:34 PM
    What is the problem with MSI? Are they unreliable? I've had good and bad motherboard models from almost any manufacturer. I don't reject any for life (although Soyo has come close).
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    mowston , October 8, 2009 9:42 PM
    Any AMD motherboards coming? I would hate to have to upgrade everything in my system at once.
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    ChuvelxD , October 8, 2009 9:45 PM
    mowstonAny AMD motherboards coming? I would hate to have to upgrade everything in my system at once.


    Absolutely nothing. People just get very biased about things that they've had trouble with. I too have had problems with all manufatures of tech, it's just enevidible, but I won't put down a genuinely great piece of technogly because of some self-richeous, biased opinion. They'll keep complaining, while we get our performance. That's just my opinion.

    On topic, the THX audio SELLS me this board. Easy, motherboard performance is such a trivial thing anyways.
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    notzaar , October 8, 2009 9:47 PM
    Is that a 4890 and a 275 side by side? What's up with that?
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    Ambictus , October 8, 2009 9:50 PM
    apache_livesI sure as hell will never be buying an MSI product again


    I wouldn't write MSI off. I've never had a bad board from MSI where as I've had multiple bad boards with ASUS. Just bad luck, doesn't mean I'll never buy ASUS again.
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    kelfen , October 8, 2009 10:46 PM
    having a bad motherboard is like the opposite of winning the lottery or drawing a name out of a hat can happen to any manufacture.
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    kelfen , October 8, 2009 10:47 PM
    also you can't judge its performance on a bad motherboard and say its bad
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    buzznut , October 8, 2009 11:02 PM
    ChuvelxDAbsolutely nothing. People just get very biased about things that they've had trouble with. I too have had problems with all manufatures of tech, it's just enevidible,


    Does this mean AMD users are sol? I'm not sure the article or any of the responses clarify this.
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    ckthecerealkiller , October 8, 2009 11:08 PM
    Quote:
    We consider Creative to be the best gaming audio provider worldwide


    Yah about 5 years ago... The days since the launch of the audigy 2 series have gone to hell and now they make barely mediocre cards.
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    IzzyCraft , October 8, 2009 11:49 PM
    Still the audio has to be better then most on board "HD" audio. Don't care for MSI mobo's though they tend to be designed poorly thermally tend to get hot in side a case.
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    mlopinto2k1 , October 9, 2009 1:09 AM
    Man, ya know... it really isn't THAT big of a deal. I have listened to many different sound cards and products and to actually hear a difference? Give me a break. You need clean sound reproduction and a receiver that can adjust it's EQ according to the room. Pioneer and Yamaha have this built in, I am sure others do as well. As far as THX surround and decoding for other types? Well, that is probably where this would be nice.
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    eklipz330 , October 9, 2009 2:07 AM
    no offense kev, but the real highlight of this article is the lucid hydra 200, unless there was an older article with this announcement already

    people have been waiting for this to become a reality for a few years now, me being one of them.
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    liemfukliang , October 9, 2009 3:02 AM
    Why Creative doesn't release Creative X-Fi 3? It has been a long timeeee. May be 32 or 64 bit sound floating point, EAX 6.0, DirectX 11 Direct Sound?
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    jezza333 , October 9, 2009 3:40 AM
    notzaarIs that a 4890 and a 275 side by side? What's up with that?

    Please read the article before looking like an idiot.
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    lonelypauly , October 9, 2009 3:42 AM
    Speaking from first hand experience, I went from an MSI Platinum model mobo with Creative Sound Blaster onboard sound to a Gigabyte board with Realtek onboard audio and I noticed the difference instantly. Realtek could not compare. Granted, anyone can get used to average onboard audio, but there is a noticeable difference. Especially when you have quality cans like Sennheisers or some decent speakers.
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    jaragon13 , October 9, 2009 6:02 AM
    notzaarIs that a 4890 and a 275 side by side? What's up with that?

    Lucid Hydra.
    EAX 5.0... If I can afford it when it comes out, I'll definitely get this mobo (this means I don't need a discrete sound card)
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