MSI's Next-Gen P67 Flagship Arrives

MSI introduced the Big Bang-Marshal (B3) motherboard. Highlights of the new motherboard include eight sets of PCI-E 2.0 x 16 slots, Creative's X-Fi MB2 sound technology, and a 24-phase DrMOS power design. The all new Big Bang-Marshal (B3) supports AMD's Crossfire X and NVIDIA's SLI multi-GPU operations. To help you achieve maximum cooling, the motherboard uses the fighter air intake cutaway design, along with 8mm SuperPipe heat pipes.

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 Micro-Star Int'l Co., Ltd. (MSI) has unleashed the Big Bang-Marshal (B3). Defining total quality standards, the Big Bang Marshal (B3) wields the second generation Military Class components for the best build quality. Highlights of the board are an industry leading eight (8) sets of PCI-E 2.0 x 16 slots for a staggering combination of GPUs. Combined with Creative's top-class X-Fi MB2 sound technology, it can simultaneously take care of the three major elements that gamers care about the most: stability, performance and sound effects.

The Big Bang-Marshal (B3) is also equipped with a 24-phase DrMOS power design, and has excellent performance on over-clocking and stability for the enthusiast 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 performance on the Sandy Bridge platform.

8 PCI-E 2.0 x16 – Ultimate Video Performance

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 for a future-proof experience.

X-Fi MB2 Sound Enhancement – Ultimate Sound Performance

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 MB2 sound technology. EAX 5.0 is the most commonly used sound platform and with an upgrade to the newest 5.0, it has added EAX Voice to provide voice chat positioning in games; EAX PurePath allows game developers to accurately control the bass and game output channels; and EAX MacroFX reproduces short-distance sound effects etc., to create the most immersive sound performance for games. It also teams with THX and supports the THX TruStudio Pro stereo standard most commonly used in Hollywood movies; therefore, whether it’s for games or video playback, it can achieve the best sound performance and clarity.

Military Class II Components – Ultimate Stability

The all new Big Bang-Marshal (B3) uses MSI's Military Class II standards; top-class materials and parts such as Hi-c CAP, SFC and Solid CAP etc., that increase the product's usage life, and brings a higher level for what players focus on the most: quality and stability.

Extreme Power Designs for Power Users

In order to satisfy CPU power supply needs during extreme over-clocking, the Big Bang-Marshal (B3) also has a 24-phase DrMOS power design, to provide stable power for cleaner and efficient energy. Video Cards get a jolt of power with a 6 PIN VGA power supply, which can make up for any insufficiency of the PCI-E's power supply, ultimately increasing the video card's stability while overclocking. MSI's exclusive "Cease-Fire" PCI-e Dip Switches allow easier control by toggling PCI-e lanes on or off. This can benefit users who are testing graphics cards or just want to free up additional lanes.

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

The heat sink also follows through on our Military Class concept. The thermal system used is the fighter air intake cutaway design, along with the benefits of the 8mm SuperPipe heat pipes, to achieve the coolest computing environment.

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, such as the all intelligent overclocking technology OC Genie II which allows to you overclock in a second; the ClickBIOS uEFI interface which can be operated with a mouse; the Super Charger which can provide quick charging for an i-Pad, i-Phone and SmartPhone; Instant OC which can provide instant overclocking through Windows; and the Winki 3 multi-function tool that can be quickly started without entering the system etc. Such abundant features make this the number one choice that overclockers and gamers can’t afford to miss.

Via:  MSI
Comments
4hams 3 years ago

Will HH be reviewing this board and is there any idea when? 

One hell of a board for the video nuts...

dadodgeson 3 years ago

hey everybody i had two bad bigbangs in a row but to be fare already had one that works fine and i have now sold to a member of my family so i could buy a classified

hope it works well with revo drive any body have problems that i should know about

  also msi is trying to fix the board again when when i got it back the first time t had no post no matter what i did so maybe they will fix it this time

ThunderBird 3 years ago

I will be watching closely to see how these new B3 boards fare before taking the plunge. I had my Sandy Bridge build ready to go when news of the recall hit. I still have everything but the board so hopefully these new ones will work as expected.

4hams 3 years ago

[quote user="ThunderBird"]

I will be watching closely to see how these new B3 boards fare before taking the plunge. I had my Sandy Bridge build ready to go when news of the recall hit. I still have everything but the board so hopefully these new ones will work as expected.

[/quote]Oh I feel for ya!  To have all the hardware except a board would be killin me...  I have a buddy who completed his build the night they announced the recalls... Crying

 

coolice 3 years ago

Nah, shouldnt be a problem. if your doing a new build, might as well pop in a new hdd thats >sata3. I told my cousin to make the jump in the midst of the SB problem because well, it wasnt going to affect him and most users whatsoever (unless of course, sata3 drives are used) then again, a 20$ sata card would do the trick. I mean, spending $20 beats nothing having a working computer for 1 month imo.

realneil 3 years ago

ASUS just announced new boards too.

rapid1 3 years ago

This board is bad to the bone 12 USB3 ports just to start with, 8 PCI x, cap's dual power banks components, the gigabit ethernet ports work in shotgun together, on and on awesome

Super Dave 3 years ago

ASRock has a new P67 board called the Transformer that allows the use of the older LGA 1156 processors (HERE). Do any of the other manufacturers plan to follow suit? I ask this because my Son has an i7 860 that may need a new mobo!

realneil 3 years ago

Asrock P55 Pro is a good 100 dollar board with a nice feature set. I have two of them and the AutoMagical overclocking built into the BIOS works quite well. Both of my 2.93GHz. i7-870's are in those boards and they both run at 3.8GHz. stable.

EDIT: One is at 3.93GHz. now, and the other one gets 4.2GHz. stable. No complaints on these ASRock boards at all.

4hams 3 years ago

[quote user="realneil"]

Asrock P55 Pro is a good 100 dollar board with a nice feature set. I have two of them and the AutoMagical overclocking built into the BIOS works quite well. Both of my 2.93GHz. i7-870's are in those boards and they both run at 3.8GHz. stable.

[/quote]I blew the fan headers on a Asus P5qe deluxe i think it was playing with my Q6600 and Q9550 just over 16  months ago and built my new rig. 

I bought 2 AsRock 775 boards for the kids and threw in the CPU's and they have been running flawlessly for probably 14 months or so with no issue at all. 

I would not hesitate to buy AsRock in the future!

 

nhwynter 3 years ago

Has this board actually been released? I went to the MSI website and they don't list it under the P67 Boards..

Drake_McNasty 3 years ago

It's officially on newegg now with a hefty price tag.

realneil 3 years ago

Sheesh! 400 bucks! Yow!

Drake_McNasty 3 years ago

Agreed, a little to rich for my blood. I was looking to pay that for the processor and mobo combined. But I'm assuming that motherboard will do everything except make you breakfast the next morning.

realneil 3 years ago

[quote user="Drake_McNasty"]a little to rich for my blood[/quote]

Yeah, it's a really nice thing, but I can do what I want to for less money.  And, I already know how to make my own (and my wife's) breakfast, although that would be a killer feature for a mainboard.

Maybe I can afford it after the R-4732 mainboards come out.

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