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MSI Talks More About Big Bang Marshal

MSI unveiled to a filled banquette hall sized room this evening information on its Big Bang Marshal series of motherboards. Based on Intel's new "Sandy Bridge" P67 chipset, the massive board supports a total of eight PCI-e slots, four of which can operate at x16 at the same time, or all eight at x8.

Reps from MSI told us that the Big Bang Marhsal is designed with the serious overclocker in mind. After receiving feedback from overclockers, MSI integrated several dip switches that actually disable individual PCI-e x16 slots. MSI claims that this is a feature in heavy demand by overclockers. The board has one dip switch for each slot and calls the feature PCI-e CeaseFire.

Also designed onto the board is a set of more switches that help with voltage control.

Interestingly, MSI boasts heavily about having three BIOS chips on the board -- just in case, a total of two blows. We can soon expect other motherboards with four or more BIOSes at this point. But, you do get peace-of-mind.

More details to follow as they come. We'll have a bigger feature about Big Bang Marshal soon from Thomas.

  • Tamz_msc
    The board has one dip switch for each slot and calls the feature PCI-e CeaseFire.
    lol nice name.
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  • LordConrad
    Can you say "Overkill"? This is like going rabbit hunting with a howitzer.
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  • Altheran
    would like to see four 6970 on that babe XD ''Droll'' O.O '' twitch'' 0.o '' seisure'' x.x
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  • joytech22
    That board looks massive, but i don't know who would use 8 PCI-E slots.
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  • dEAne
    wow this is a monster - I don't know anyone will ever buy this one, it's too big.
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  • bluekoala
    Reminds me of experimental weapons in supreme commander...
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  • nevertell
    joytech22That board looks massive, but i don't know who would use 8 PCI-E slots.
    4-way sli watercooled 580's, a ssd, a soundcard, a RAID card and one for a misc. card, maybe a DVB-c/t/s or a physX card.
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  • stingstang
    Good GOD that card is huge! Good thing that motherboard has +10 vs. Massive.
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  • fwupow
    HaHaHa "Big Bang Marshall" It probably makes much more sense in the original Chinese and looks something like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3bm0QbqSywU
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  • apache_lives
    MSI sucks, the extra slots are spares when the others fail, 3 bios's are for this also.
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