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MSI kicks off "Big Bang" line of gaming motherboards with P55-based Trinergy

by Parm Mann on 30 October 2009, 10:00

Tags: Big Bang Trinergy, MSI

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MSI has been teasing its gamer-orientated Big Bang line of motherboards for over a month now, but the series is officially launching today with the introduction of the Big Bang Trinergy.

The first Big Bang series board, pictured below, makes use of Intel's P55 platform and claims to be "inspired by the mighty Big Bang". No, really, MSI reckons "the all-new Big Bang series will deliver the shock and awe of unprecedented experiences and expand into its own collection of galaxies".

We're not sure if the board is enough to change the universe, but it is packed with an arsenal of high-end features - including an NVIDIA NF200 chip used to facilitate a trio of PCIe x16 slots for for three-way SLI configurations.

Elsewhere, there's "QuantumWave" audio processing with support for THX TruStudio PC and Creative EAX Advanced HD 5.0, and overclockers are catered for, too - Trinergy is bundled with an external OC Dashboard and MSI's chip-driven OC Genie auto-overclocking feature.

There's no word on pricing or availability yet, and the board you really want to see - the Big Bang Fuzion equipped with LucidLogix multi-GPU HYDRA technology - is still on course to be "revealed before the end of 2009".

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But can it do USB3.0 and Sata 6gb/s? :p
Will the NF200 chip allow full 16x bandwidth on all 3 of the slots?

Would have been nice to see the 3rd gen compatability too considering Asus and Gigabyte have announced it already.
Will the NF200 chip allow full 16x bandwidth on all 3 of the slots?
Yup, should do.

edit: ah.. actually maybe not, should be equivalent to more like 16,8,8. Both that's gen2, so equivalent of 32,16,16 gen1 PCI-E.
So if a mobo manufacturer used the NF200 in a P55 you could get dual x 16 lanes? if so it completely negates the desire for a x58 for me :D
the thing is the link to the CPU is still ONLY 16x, so would we still not have a bottle neck?