MSI Big Bang X58 XPower review

Review by Guru3D, which means a lot of pages and loads of graphs. If you're interested to see how the OC Dashboard works, check out page 3 as there's a video showing what it's all about.

These two things (ed: lack of NF200 and touch buttons) are the only remarks really for what otherwise seems to be a near perfect motherboard. Grand performance on everything, plenty of bandwidth for the USB 3.0 and SATA3 6G controller ... yeah we are very much impressed as the feature set is just astonishing. The MSI Big Bang XPower motherboard is spectacular in all its ways, the really nice design, the exceptional arrangement of all apparatus used, the high class components, the functions, the wide variety of options, the overclockability, the OC Dashboard, the extra audio options with that added PCIe x1 Quantum Wave audio card that supports THX TruStudio PC and Creative EAX Advanced HD 5.0. The Big Bang series motherboards are seriously impressive, the XPower being the most impressive one of them all. Now you'd probably expect a motherboard with these features and kit to rise to 400 EUR and above, availability is limited right now, but we spotted it as low as 300~325 USD/EUR already. And that's cheaper than other brand X58 enthusiast class motherboards with a whole lot more features all right.

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