MSI Big Bang XPower Intel X58 Motherboard
Author: Frank Stroupe
Editor: Shawn Knight
Date: 07-26-2010
Provided by: MSI
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Specifications/Features

CPU Support: Intel Core i7 920/930/950/960 (Bloomfield), Intel Core i7 980X Extreme (Gulftown)

Chipset:
Intel® X58 Chipset
- Supports QPI up to 25.6 GB/s
Intel® ICH10R Chipset
- Hi-Speed USB (USB2.0) controller, 480Mb/sec, up to 12 ports.
- 6 SATAII ports with transfer rate up to 3Gb/s.
- PCI Master v2.3, I/O APIC.
- ACPI 2.0 compliant.
- Serial ATA RAID 0/1/5/10.
- Integrated AHCI controller.

Memory Support: DDR-1066/1333*/1600*/1800*/2000*/2133* (OC) DRAM
- Supports six modules, up to 24GB
- Supports 1GB/ 2GB/ 4GB DRAM size
- Supports x8 / x16 data lines per DIMM
- Supports up to 3 channel mode

PCI Expansion:
6 PCI Express 2.0 slots
- PCI_E2 & PCI_E5 support up to PCIE x16 speed
- PCI_E4 & PCI_E6 support up to PCIE x8 speed
- PCI_E3 & PCI_E7 support up to PCIE x4 speed
- Supports nVidia SLI
- Supports ATI CrossfireX
1 PCI Express 1.1 x1 slot (for sound card)

Storage:
Intel ICH10R
- Supports six SATAII ports (SATA1~SATA6) by ICH10R
- Supports AHCI controller with AHCI / SATA RAID 0/1/5/10 by ICH10R
Marvell® 88SE9128
- Supports two SATAIII ports (SATA7~SATA8)
- SATA7 & SATA8 support RAID 0/1 mode
JMicron® JMB362 chipset
- Supports one eSATA & one eSATA / USB 2.0 combo port

Audio: QuantumWave Audio card
- Creative EAX Advanced HD 5.0
- THX TruStudio PC
- Creative Alchemy
- 7.1 Channel High Definition Audio Codec with jack sensing
- Compliant with Azalia 1.0 Spec
- Meet Microsoft Vista Premium spec

LAN: Supports two PCI Express LAN 10/100/1000 Fast Ethernet by Realtek 8111DL

IEEE 1394: VIA® VT6315N chipset
- Supports up to two 1394 ports. (Rear panel x1, pinheader x1)
- Transfer rate is up to 400Mbps

Internal I/O Connectors:
- ATX 24-Pin power connector
- 2 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
- 6-pin ATX 12V power connector
- CPU x 1 / System x 4 FAN connectors
- CD-in connector
- Front panel audio connector
- Front panel connector
- 1 x chasis intrusion connector
- 2 x USB 2.0 connectors
- 6 x Serial ATAII connectors
- 2 x Serial ATAIII connectors
- 1 x IEEE1394 connector support additional 1 port
- 1 x GreenPower Genie connector
- 1 x Reset Button
- 1 x Power Button
- 1 x TPM module connector
- 1 x OC Genie Button
- 1 x Over-Voltage switch & 1 set voltage check point
- 1 x set Debug LED Panel
- 2 x Base clock control buttons

Rear Panel I/O:
- 1 x PS/2 Keyboard
- 1 x PS/2 Mouse
- 1 x Clear CMOS button
- 1 x D-LED2 panel connector
- 1 x IEEE1394 port
- 5 x USB 2.0 ports
- 1 x eSATA port
- 1 x eSATA / USB Combo ports
- 2 x RJ45 LAN Jacks
- 2 x USB 3.0 ports

Form Factor: ATX Form Factor 12” x 9.6” (30.5cm x 24.4cm)

Operating System: Windows 7/Vista/XP

Features:

Military Spec components
Hi-c CAP (Highly-conductive polymerized Capacitor)
SFC Super Ferrite Choke
Lossless Blu-Ray Audio Support (24 bit/192kHz)
SATA 6Gb/s
USB 3.0
MSI V-Check Points voltage measurement
MSI APS (Active Phase Switching)
MSI M-Connectors
OC Genie 1 second overclocking
Superpipe Heatpipe Cooling (8mm heatpipe)
MSI USB Safeguard
Dr MOS
MSI M-Flash BIOS
MSI Live Update


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