MSI Big Bang ZPower Motherboard Teased

Looking forward to see this board. The yellow color scheme made the 7970 Lightning look pretty good; I assume it will look great on the ZPower too! The name 'ZPower' is interesting too ... does this mean MSI will just stick to XPower and ZPower product names for the high-end line-up?

MSI is working on its first Big Bang series motherboard based on the Intel Z77 Express chipset, supporting Core "Ivy Bridge" and "Sandy Bridge" processors in the LGA1155 package, which is called Big Bang ZPower (we could be wrong with the name), carrying an MSI internal model number MS-7751 v 3.0. The model number seems to suggest that the PCB design is similar to that of the Z77A-GD65. For now we only have two cutout teaser pictures with us.

The pictures reveal the ZPower to be a bustling metropolis with a swanky heatsink design that keeps up with the theme of MSI's Lightning series graphics cards. The motherboard will be designed for 3-way multi-GPU setups, although a PLX-made bridge chip won't be used. Instead it will use Pericom PCIe lane switches to split the x16 link from the processor into x8/x8/NC or x8/x4/x4. The focus of this board will be towards overclocking, a lot of overclocker-friendly features, options (in the UEFI BIOS setup program), and a strong VRM will be added to the mix. MSI is likely to exhibit the new motherboard at the upcoming Computex event.


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Netherlands neliz says:

They see me teasing, they hating.
Scouring the web trying to catch me leaking specs.

Belgium leeghoofd says:

Ammo Clip Ammo Clip Ammo Clip

United States sin0822 says:

lol no ammpo clip this time, sorry to disappoint.

Brazil gnidaol says:

Will it be at MOA finals??? =)

Netherlands neliz says:

sin0822 said: lol no ammpo clip this time, sorry to disappoint.


How you know?

Canada Vinster says:

I'd love to see more of that board. thinking of going outside my Gigabyte comfort zone with my next upgrade and am thinking of going with an MSI MB.

Belgium Massman says:

neliz said: They see me teasing, they hating.
Scouring the web trying to catch me leaking specs.


So, maybe you can leak the real product name too ? :p

Netherlands neliz says:

Massman said: So, maybe you can leak the real product name too ? :p


All in due time. :p

You like the board PJ? Remember that short bit about colorschemes I showed at MOA Benelux 2011 :)

Germany QAI says:

Black and Yellow continues, huh... Can't say I like that trend too much, on UD7 it looked great, but in most cases I prefer the ROG-Style with red/black.

United States Splave says:

excited to test this :)

Belgium Massman says:

neliz said: All in due time. :p

You like the board PJ? Remember that short bit about colorschemes I showed at MOA Benelux 2011 :)


Why not call it something like "MassmanPower". Or the shorter "MPower".

Wouldn't that be cool? ... :p

Netherlands neliz says:

Massman said: Why not call it something like "MassmanPower". Or the shorter "MPower".

Wouldn't that be cool? ... :p


Our marketing plan.. foiled! :)

United States sin0822 says:

Neliz i know everything. lol. All in all i like the looks of this yellow and black over asrock's new oc formula using yellow and black.

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