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WHAT DO YOU do as a motherboard manufacturer when you have to come up with a flagship product that is unlike anything your competitors have? Well, in the case of MSI you create the Big Bang Marshal, a monster of a board that features no less than eight x16 PCI Express slots in an XL-ATX form factor.

The first and most obvious question is how MSI managed to get enough bandwidth for eight x16 PCI Express slots and the simple answer is, they didn't. The more complex answer is that the board has four slots with x16 bandwidth and if you want to use all eight slots, they operate at x8 bandwidth.
looks like a folding beast to me!

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Edited by adizz - 12/29/10 at 3:28am
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I'm only interested if it'll "Catch On Fire" Eventually.
    
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Big Bang is an appropriate name for MSi's boards if you get my drift.
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I'm only interested if it'll "Catch On Fire" Eventually.
It's labelled MILITARY, so it obviously won't ...DUH!
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The only thing i found interesting is UEFI
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I'm only interested if it'll "Catch On Fire" Eventually.
24 phase power, 2x 8pin +6pin pcie...it would be hard pressed to burn me thinks
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Holy!

This would make one sweet folding machine. Just imagine slapping 8 single slot gtx460s.
   
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Holy!

This would make one sweet folding machine. Just imagine slapping 8 single slot gtx460s.
or 8 of those evga singe slot waterblock 580s.
    
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post #9 of 91
Sexy board is sexy. Also, lol @ the bottom picture showing it's not 8 2.0x16 slots.

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It's labelled MILITARY, so it obviously won't ...DUH!
Because the military has never ever set anything on fire.
    
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OMG 8 pci-ex's!!!!!!
    
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