Tuesday, September 8th 2009

MSI Announces Xtreme Speed P55 Mainboard

World-renown mainboard and graphics card manufacturer, MSI has just released its Xtreme Speed mainboard series, providing maximum performance with the P55 chipset and support for Intel's Lynnfield Core i7 and Core i5 processors. Additionally, the Xtreme Speed mainboard series integrates three high-power features - OC Genie, SuperPipe, and DrMOS – to provide a one-of-a-kind experience. The OC Genie automatically finds the best BIOS settings to overclock your system and boosts performance with the push of a button. SuperPipe's heat-pipe is made with strictly selected materials for the most effective cooling. The DrMOS power supply's outstanding module design offers enhanced power-saving and stability. In addition, this series equips other unique features such as APS, Direct OC, and V-Kit to let users break through barriers and reach the most extreme speeds.

OC Genie: Auto OC to boost performance in 1 sec
Generally speaking, the major considerations when customers purchase mainboards are the overclocking ability and performance. However, traditional overclocking methods are too complicated for the general public to master. With over 20 years of R&D experience, MSI has released OC Genie technology to make overclocking more accessible; simply by pressing the OC Genie button, the OC Genie automatic overclocking chip detects and sets performance-optimized CPU, RAM, and chipset settings within one second, for easy performance expansion that gets the most out of every part.

SuperPipe: Advanced 8mm Copper Heat-Pipe, An Outstanding Cooling Experience
As the CPUs' thermal design power (TDP) value approaches 150W, efficient cooling technology for mainboards becomes critical as it determines the board's overclocking ability and stability. As such, MSI introduces the SuperPipe cooling design. The 8mm full copper heat-pipe is 60% thicker than traditional pipes, and is also the thickest heat-pipe in the market. According to tests, the MSI mainboards with SuperPipe run 50℃ cooler than those without, proving that MSI's SuperPipe offers the most effective chipset cooling in the market.

DrMOS: 400% faster phase switching, 90% better power efficiency
To provide customers with superior products, MSI has been equipping DrMOS since the introduction of its P45 mainboards. DrMOS technology combines a Driver IC、a Top MOSFET and a Bottom MOSFET into one chip. The shorter distance between every component provides 4 times faster phase switching speed and over 90% better power efficiency. The design not only decreases the working temperature, but also increases the stability of the power supply – especially in high frequencies. For the best stability, DrMOS is essential for professional overclockers and power users. Having become a mainboard manufacturer renown for its performance and overclocking capabilities, MSI's implementation of DrMOS into its high-end mainboards proves that DrMOS is leading the industry in power supply design.
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2 Comments on MSI Announces Xtreme Speed P55 Mainboard

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WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
New proc and new mobos. I love when this happens. MSI is upping its game in more than just the looks department. They really seem to be going for Gigabyte and Asus :)
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The conventional wisdom was always 'go with Asus or Gigabyte', but I got turned on to MSI about a year ago and they're always my first choice if I'm looking for a high-end board. I've had at least 2 Gigabyte boards byte the dust on me and I've a few very flaky Asus boards.

I'll be interested to see how the instant OC feature works and look at the various settings it chooses for a particular configuration.

Sounds very cool.