Monday, January 10th 2011

Bulldozer-Ready AMD 990FX Based MSI Big Bang Conqueror Motherboard Pictured

MSI let its latest motherboard for the AMD Zambezi platform face the lens. The Big Bang Conqueror is based on the AMD 990FX chipset, and features the latest AM3+ socket to connect to processors based on AMD's Bulldozer architecture. The first set of processors will feature 8 cores, 16 MB cache, and dual-channel DDR3 memory with default DRAM speeds to match bandwidth provided by slower triple-channel DDR3 memory on current Intel Core i7 LGA1366 processors.

The Big Bang Conqueror uses a 10-phase VRM to power the CPU. The CPU is wired to four DDR3 DIMM slots for dual-channel memory. Expansion slots include three PCI-E 2.0 x16 (electrical x16/16/NC or x16/x8/x8), one PCI-E x16 (electrical x4), two PCI-E x1, and a PCI. Storage includes six internal SATA 6 Gb/s, two eSATA. Other connectivity includes USB 3.0, gigabit Ethernet, 8-channel audio with optical and coaxial SPDIF, and FireWire. Various overclocker-friendly features are also present.

Source: Tweaktown
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90 Comments on Bulldozer-Ready AMD 990FX Based MSI Big Bang Conqueror Motherboard Pictured

#1
craigo
JrRacinFan said:
This particular board can do a "mix n match" scheme. Basically you can fill the 3 PCI-e 16x slots and run ANY cards together with a matching shader model/directx. 1x gtx460+hd6850? It's possible.
does this board have a lucid chip or does the 990 chipset support this or does it have nvidia bridge chips on it like a skulltrail?
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#2
JrRacinFan
Served 5k and counting ...
craigo said:
does this board have a lucid chip or does the 990 chipset support this or does it have nvidia bridge chips on it like a skulltrail?
Lucid chip. The 990fx chipset is native crossfire only.
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#3
A Cheese Danish
Oh Bulldozer; How I can not wait for thee.
Do want to see what others come out with.
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#4
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
Lol pm'd you bout this last week probably has a hydra chip
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#5
ToTTenTranz
Are we sure the Bulldozers can't be used in regular AM3 boards with an ACC-enabled southbridge?
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#6
wahdangun
ToTTenTranz said:
Are we sure the Bulldozers can't be used in regular AM3 boards with an ACC-enabled southbridge?
i think we need AMD confirmation on this thing because the motherboard spec really look identical.
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#7
assaulter_99
1Kurgan1 said:
Wow, now thats a Name, Bulldozer, Big Bang, Conqueror. Is there any more dominant names they could toss in there?
Hell yeah, this platform should be named MACHO!
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#8
Lionheart
Hmmmmm aren't Bulldozers really slow:p............... but then again they pack alot of punch (horsepower):rockout: at the same time, so maybe these processors will operate at a low GHZ frequency but have alot more clock cycles & cache..:D:D
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#9
assaulter_99
Lionheart said:
Hmmmmm aren't Bulldozers really slow:p............... but then again they pack alot of punch (horsepower):rockout:
At the same time, you are less likely to die in a Bulldozer than in a sportscar! I guess it works both ways! :p
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#10
jasper1605
1Kurgan1 said:
Wow, now thats a Name, Bulldozer, Big Bang, Conqueror. Is there any more dominant names they could toss in there?
follow the Big 10 strategy and add legends and leaders and you're all set. :slap: to the Big 10 for such an idiotic move. Though going back OT I am excited to see how Bulldozer performs.
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#11
Lionheart
assaulter_99 said:
At the same time, you are less likely to die in a Bulldozer than in a sportscar! I guess it works both ways! :p
Lol yeah true, intermaresting concept:toast:
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#12
assaulter_99
Lionheart said:
Lol yeah true, intermaresting concept:toast:
A bit out of subject : I thought it was you chaos from your avatar, but I didn't know you could change your username, how do you do it? :laugh:
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#13
Hunt3r
Nice very nice..i go buy
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#14
sunil
Bulldozer is gonna 'bulldoze' the Sandy Bridge. That's for sure :rockout:
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#15
Hunt3r
sunil said:
Bulldozer is gonna 'bulldoze' the Sandy Bridge. That's for sure :rockout:
Sandy brigde born dead. no have future.
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#16
johnnyfiive
1Kurgan1 said:
Wow, now thats a Name, Bulldozer, Big Bang, Conqueror. Is there any more dominant names they could toss in there?
MSI Ghengis Khan
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#17
Wile E
Power User
I just hope they can compete at the top end this time.
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#18
jmcslob
I'm hoping this will be available with an AM3+ cpu by tax return time...or about Feb.07....
AMD...Pretty Please with a Cherry on Top?
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#19
scazbala86
Why?

Is anyone else getting sick of the whole black and blue PCB scheme on AMD boards? Yes I know aesthetics mean very little to some people, and yes performance is key, but for those of us with a side window case, looks do mean something. Just look at all the new Intel boards coming out, they look cool AND have lots of great features. I'm just sayin, AMD motherboard manufacturers need to put out some variety.
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#20
blu3flannel
scazbala86 said:
Is anyone else getting sick of the whole black and blue PCB scheme on AMD boards? Yes I know aesthetics mean very little to some people, and yes performance is key, but for those of us with a side window case, looks do mean something. Just look at all the new Intel boards coming out, they look cool AND have lots of great features. I'm just sayin, AMD motherboard manufacturers need to put out some variety.
I personally love the black and blue theme, but they do need some variety. It's either black and blue with MSI and Gigabyte or black and blue/black and red with ASUS/ROG.
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#21
jmcslob
scazbala86 said:
Is anyone else getting sick of the whole black and blue PCB scheme on AMD boards? Yes I know aesthetics mean very little to some people, and yes performance is key, but for those of us with a side window case, looks do mean something. Just look at all the new Intel boards coming out, they look cool AND have lots of great features. I'm just sayin, AMD motherboard manufacturers need to put out some variety.
Actually of all the new P-67 boards I think the Best looking board is the ECS and it's black
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#22
scazbala86
blu3flannel said:
I personally love the black and blue theme, but they do need some variety. It's either black and blue with MSI and Gigabyte or black and blue/black and red with ASUS/ROG.
Exactly, nothing against blue and black, but for those of us who wouldn't mind some red, without having to spend $100 more for crosshair board, some variety would be nice, a green, or even yellow would be great. Well I suppose you could go with a biostar 890fx, but that board is just lacking in features.
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#23
jmcslob
Anyone hear about when to expect Bulldozer?
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#24
inferKNOX
Can't wait for MSI's 990FX-GD70 or whatever the last number will be. It'll be the one that my 790FX-GD70, which has been in my system for what is starting to become a while now, will probably be passing it's crown to.
I'm against having a multi-card setup, so something carrying Hydra would be wasted on me. Gr8 board though. MSI is listed on my (relatively) bandwagon free brands of choice list, LOL!
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#25
Completely Bonkers
Big Bang Conqueror

ROFL

For once, I score the marketing department 10/10! I like it :pimp:
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