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MSI Announces Big Bang Motherboard to Also Include THX TruStudio PC with EAX 5.0 HD

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MSI, a world-wide leading manufacturer of computer components and systems, today in conjunction with THX and Creative announced its new Big Bang gaming motherboard, the first ever to implement THX TruStudio PC with Creative EAX ADVANCED HD 5.0 audio technology.

Big Bang features QuantumWave audio processing, combining THX TruStudio PC with Creative EAX ADVANCED HD 5.0 to deliver the most powerful and realistic gaming audio performance available from any motherboard.

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Great stuff :)
I really hope that they will make an AMD mobo as well with these specs and that Hydra chip.
Next year when AMD launches there 6-core phenom I want to make an AMD board with probably an Nvidia card.
 

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Wait, Hydra + THX? Teh AWESOME! :D
 

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Weird they talk all about the THX, then mention big bag fuzion at the bottom. Is the fuzion another mobo, or is this the mobo with lucid or what?
 

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Weird they talk all about the THX, then mention big bag fuzion at the bottom. Is the fuzion another mobo, or is this the mobo with lucid or what?
They've already announced that it has Hydra (maybe not via a PR). This one is about roping in Creative/THX
 
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cant wait to see a full review on it... hopefuly tech powerup has one in the works ??? :)
 
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Can't wait to see if the multi gpu chip thing works well :D
 
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This motherboard is looking better and better everyday.
 

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ID like this to be their ROG boards like Asus. Maybe make it for the AMD platform as well.
 

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Maybe make it for the AMD platform as well.
It would be nice, but it seems as if LucidLogix has a close releationship with Intel so I don't think we'll see one for AMD for quite a while. :ohwell:
 
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So, considering I see no mention or hardware, or actual specs, I'm assuming this is nothing more than fancy software on an otherwise pedestrian audio codec? No thanks, Ill stick with real audio cards. No amount of processing can make up for inferior physical components.

Hydra is an awesome idea, however. I fully support it as an integrated add on for a mobo.
 

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Maybe they're using a decent 100+ dBA SNR DAC by Analog Devices. The crappy part however, is that they can't cram a decent AMP circuit on a mobo due to space constraints, so they end up using those weak surface-mounted capacitors in bunches. That's one reason why ASUS spun-out the audio into SupremeFX series audio risers.

Edit: As you can see in this pic, there's no audio cluster connector. So there should be an X-Fi audio riser similar to the one MSI has been using on several of its high-end boards. Those cards use Creative CA0110 chipset.
 

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Maybe they're using a decent 100+ dBA SNR DAC by Analog Devices. The crappy part however, is that they can't cram a decent AMP circuit on a mobo due to space constraints, so they end up using those weak surface-mounted capacitors in bunches. That's one reason why ASUS spun-out the audio into SupremeFX series audio risers.

Edit: As you can see in this pic, there's no audio cluster connector. So there should be an X-Fi audio riser similar to the one MSI has been using on several of its high-end boards. Those cards use Creative CA0110 chipset.
You may be right. If that be the case, it may be a decent solution, given that they selected good filtering and opamps. A proper sound card would still outperform it I would bet, tho.
 

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I want one on day 1. The sound should be good enough (at least better than other onboard) and it gives me a reason not to get rid of my current video card and just add something newer to work with it.
 
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I wish we could get ahold of the drivers for this board because then we could see if its based on the CAO111, the CAO110, CAO106, CAO2KX, or the X-Fi MB Software

If its for the CAO 110 or CAO106 then we could probably get the drivers to run on the Audigy SE, Audigy Value, and X-Fi Xtreme Audio

If its CAO2KX, we should be able to get them to run on the X-Fi Xtreme Music and higher.

It its based on the X-Fi MB then the drivers might be tweakable to run on newer codecs.(more than likely)
 

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Anyone else find it odd that the term "Big Bang" has been coming up a lot in the computer world recently?
 

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Awesome, THX is the premium sound with high-quality, predictable playback environment. Sounds MSI is certified by THX in PC Industry. Definitely get one to try it out. This model does support EAX what !!!!!!!!!!" EAX 5.0 HD " the one I used to it from SoundCard. Gee.
 
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Awesome, THX is the premium sound with high-quality, predictable playback environment. Sounds MSI is certified by THX in PC Industry. Definitely get one to try it out. This model does support EAX what !!!!!!!!!!" EAX 5.0 HD " the one I used to it from SoundCard. Gee.
Is it true that you get 0.02 USD for every ad post?:shadedshu:rolleyes:
 
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THX is the premium sound with high-quality, predictable playback environment..
I might have that as my sig!