Getting more juice out of processors is basically the main excuse for overclocking and the MSI Big Bang-XPower II motherboard is apparently built to make such operations a breeze. Based on the Intel X79 Express chipset, this piece of hardware features the latest PCI Express Gen 3 standard and also employs a 22-phase PWM design with Hybrid Digital Power and MIL-STD-810G-certified Military Class III components.
With the PCIe Gen 3 standard, users are likely to receive a maximum bandwidth of up to 32Gbps, which is stated to be doubled when compared to previous generations. Additionally, the mainboard holds support for 8 DDR3 memory modules that are capable of hoarding a total capacity of 128GB RAM. Sporting 8 slots of quad-channel memory, gamers and professionals can derive a higher graphics performance through the 4-way Nvidia SLI or AMD CrossFire technologies and an extra 150W of power from the 6-pin VGA power connector.
To enable enhanced CPU processing speeds, the Big Bang-XPower II comes with dual 8-pin CPU connectors for providing an additional 300W of power. And owing to the all Hi-c CAPs thermal protection, this motherboard is said to withstand the intensity of even powerful heat sinks that are used for overclocking. Cranking up processor frequencies is also said to be convenient with the Direct OC button and OC Genie II. Besides these features, it also comes with USB 3.0 ports and a complete GUI along with the ability to access settings from Windows and the UEFI BIOS interface.
The MSI Big Bang-XPower II release date and price details have currently not been disclosed by the company.