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cgthomas 31st December 2010, 15:30 Quote
but can it play Crysis?
Andersen1337 31st December 2010, 15:42 Quote
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Originally Posted by cgthomas
but can it play Crysis?

Doubt the motherboard alone can do that :D

That mobo + i7 2600K and 8x GTX580 HydroCopper FTW = folding anyone? :D
FullThrottleRic 31st December 2010, 15:47 Quote
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Finally, it's also worth noting that MSI has managed to squeeze eight full-size PCI-E graphics slots onto a standard-sized ATX PCB.
It's bigger than standard ATX, an ATX board would end just after PCI-E slot 6 ;)
jimmyjj 31st December 2010, 15:50 Quote
Excuse me for my ignorance, but I thought the Hydra didn't work for sh*t?
Zurechial 31st December 2010, 15:54 Quote
Does anyone else read DrMOS as "Doctor Moss" in their minds?
No?

Just me, then?
Denis_iii 31st December 2010, 16:08 Quote
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Originally Posted by jimmyjj
Excuse me for my ignorance, but I thought the Hydra didn't work for sh*t?

I read that was the case when it was first introduced/announced/reviews an age ago but haven't looked into it since.
When MSI do a micro ATX version of this board I'd be very interested in Hydra and its performance.
Denis_iii 31st December 2010, 16:09 Quote
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Originally Posted by Zurechial
Does anyone else read DrMOS as "Doctor Moss" in their minds?
No?

Just me, then?

i do
Nexxo 31st December 2010, 16:38 Quote
I'm Spartac-- eh, I mean, I do. Too. I do too.
vdbswong 31st December 2010, 16:40 Quote
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Originally Posted by Zurechial
Does anyone else read DrMOS as "Doctor Moss" in their minds?
No?

Just me, then?
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Originally Posted by Denis_iii
i do

Same... isn't that how it's supposed to be? lol
woody_294 31st December 2010, 16:42 Quote
Haha, I never even thought about what it meant, I think Dr. Moss :D I thought it was a kind of brand name or something, I guess it's not then?

*Edit* Yeah that board look bonkers, and I love the military grade stuff, I know I won't ever need it, but I like it being there.
Mraedis 31st December 2010, 16:59 Quote
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Originally Posted by FullThrottleRic
It's bigger than standard ATX, an ATX board would end just after PCI-E slot 6 ;)
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Engadget snagged a picture of MSI's Big Bang Marshal a forthcoming XL-ATX motherboard that features eight PCI Express x16 slots eight USB 3.0 ports and three BIOS chips The motherboard is expected in.

http://nl.hardware.info/extern/6101985/msi-big-bang-marshal-mobo-pictored


Ric appears to be right.
Krayzie_B.o.n.e. 31st December 2010, 17:27 Quote
Hydra works like **** but it would be nice for a AMD CF set up using a Nvidia card for Physx but then again too bad Nvidia locks out it's cards when a AMD card is used for graphics so Hydra is shitty and worthless.

8 PCI-e slots yeh..... this would allow for a nice CF or SLi set up and leaving you with 4 empty slots

PCi-E Cease Fire sounds great if it allows you to disable/enable your GPU when your not gaming at the click of a button on the fly with no reset/bios and all that crap. i would love to see MOBO manufactures implement this as an energy saving feature. DO IT DO IT NOW!! (or if already done someone please inform me)

Other than that nice MOBO, now sit
bulldogjeff 31st December 2010, 20:38 Quote
I'll put my hand up to doing the doctor Moss thing as well.

That board looks like serious over kill for whats being touted as the run of the mill CPU range.
Publ!c Enemy 31st December 2010, 21:49 Quote
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Originally Posted by bulldogjeff
I'll put my hand up to doing the doctor Moss thing as well.

That board looks like serious over kill for whats being touted as the run of the mill CPU range.

i think it's a bit of clue towards the performance more than anything;)
HandMadeAndroid 1st January 2011, 04:08 Quote
Looks like a gillette razor blade pack
Bindibadgi 1st January 2011, 05:19 Quote
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Originally Posted by FullThrottleRic
It's bigger than standard ATX, an ATX board would end just after PCI-E slot 6 ;)

Yes you're right. I completely missed the screw holes slightly above the bottom set!

Article amended!
schmidtbag 1st January 2011, 16:06 Quote
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Originally Posted by bulldogjeff
I'll put my hand up to doing the doctor Moss thing as well.

That board looks like serious over kill for whats being touted as the run of the mill CPU range.

i 100% agree.

i can't believe the power consumption on this thing and what the hell is the point of 3 bios chips? 2 is completely understandable and i think that was a great idea but 3? really? thats just dumb.
i found it a bit strange to see 6 usb 3.0 ports on the back, but i see that as a good thing.

what i really don't understand is why did they stop at 8 pci-e ports? don't full-towers support 10 ports? i'm actually not sure, i never build computers with full towers. i do think the fact that msi and gigabyte are creating mobos that (should) fit in full towers is a great idea tho, i always disliked the idea of having the bottom of the case being empty.
Fizzban 1st January 2011, 17:46 Quote
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Originally Posted by Zurechial
Does anyone else read DrMOS as "Doctor Moss" in their minds?
No?

Just me, then?

Yeah I do as well.

--

8 PCI-E? That's massive overkill. Like totally ridicules kinda overkill.
Instagib 1st January 2011, 18:02 Quote
So folding@home has gotten to the point where MSI are actually designing boards with this in mind? I really can't see any other application for so many PCI-E slots.
Pete J 1st January 2011, 18:50 Quote
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Originally Posted by Zurechial
Does anyone else read DrMOS as "Doctor Moss" in their minds?
Another one here. In fact, until you pointed it out, I thought that's what it stood for!
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Originally Posted by Instagib
So folding@home has gotten to the point where MSI are actually designing boards with this in mind? I really can't see any other application for so many PCI-E slots.
Quad SLI/Crossfire? It'd be a bit of a crazy feature to support though.
Picarro 1st January 2011, 19:13 Quote
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Originally Posted by Pete J
Another one here. In fact, until you pointed it out, I thought that's what it stood for!

Quad SLI/Crossfire? It'd be a bit of a crazy feature to support though.

Quad SLI and Quadfire - for those times when you really need powwaaahhh.
Ninja_182 2nd January 2011, 01:47 Quote
I was always under the impression that 'Military Grade' meant a few generations old and through soldered, not fancy and surface mount. Im calling misrepresentation on this!
Anfield 2nd January 2011, 16:46 Quote
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Originally Posted by jimmyjj
Excuse me for my ignorance, but I thought the Hydra didn't work for sh*t?

It does work, that is as long as you only play games where Lucid made it work in, which can of course take some time after a Games release and as soon as you step away from AAA titles support also gets very spotty, just like with Sli and CF, which according to the pre launch hype was supposed to be different with hydra.
Bindibadgi 3rd January 2011, 04:53 Quote
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Originally Posted by Anfield
It does work, that is as long as you only play games where Lucid made it work in, which can of course take some time after a Games release and as soon as you step away from AAA titles support also gets very spotty, just like with Sli and CF, which according to the pre launch hype was supposed to be different with hydra.

But if you buy those games on launch dates it doesn't work - you have to wait for a driver update. At least SLI/CF kind of work with all new games, regardless.
Hakuren 3rd January 2011, 14:52 Quote
Yes, quad SLI/Fire. Great idea on x67.... NOT. Seriously what is the point of this motherboard? You are - from the start - hampered by 2 channel memory. If you do require powerful system for complicated computations CPU/GPU [BOINC/Folding] then buying X58 is complete no-brainer (or SR-2 if you need more POWHAR with dual CPU).

For gaming rig, you don't need anything more (if ca$h is not the issue) than SLI/CF.
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