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MSI Big Bang Marshal review

Everything you could ever want in a P67 motherboard?

Our Verdict

A great multi-GPU board, though despite incredible OC scores can't best the competing Asus mobo in straight performance terms.

For

  • Feature-packed
  • Multi-GPU friendly
  • Great overclocker

Against

  • Can't beat the Asus RoG board

Benchmarks


As you can see the stock performance of the Big Bang Marshal isn't quite up there with the Asus Maximus IV Extreme competition, but you're not going to be spending this much on a board to leave it at stock speeds.

The 5.2GHz result is frankly incredible, but when the CPU is seriously stressed it can downclock itself. That said in gaming terms it still maintains that lead.

The Just Cause 2 benchmark was run with two GeForce GTX 560 Ti cards in SLI, and at 1680x1050 so as not to be limited by the graphics cards themselves. With a healthy overclock on the CPU the games still fly along.

CPU Rendering performance

MSI big bang marshal - benchmarks

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CPU video encoding performance

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1080P gaming performance

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Tech Specs

Product TypeDesktop Motherboard
Chipset ManufacturerIntel
Chipset ModelP67 Express
Multi GPU SupportedSLI, CrossFireX, HydraLogix
Onboard VideoCPU Dependent Video
Number of PCI Express x16 Slots8
Memory TechnologyDDR3 SDRAM
Processor SocketSocket H2 LGA-1155
Brand NameMSI
Form FactorXL-ATX
Processor SupportedCore i5, Core i7, Core i3, Pentium, Celeron
Total Processor Supported1
Maximum Memory32 GB
Green CompliantYes
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityWEEE
64-bit ProcessingYes
Number of Memory Slots4
Audio Channels7.1
Gigabit EthernetYes
Number of SATA Interfaces8
RAID SupportedYes
Number of Total Expansion Slots8
eSATAYes
Number of Network (RJ-45) Ports2
Network (RJ-45)Yes
Total Number of USB Ports10
Number of USB 3.0 Ports8
PS/2 PortYes
Number of PS/2 Ports1
Total Number of Onboard USB Ports5
Number of Onboard USB 2.0 Ports3
Total Number of Onboard FireWire/i.LINK Ports1
PCI Express StandardPCI Express 2.0
Total Number of PCI Express Slots8
Memory Form FactorDIMM
Number of eSATA Ports2
Processor TechnologyEnhanced SpeedStep Technology, Hyper-Threading Technology, Turbo Boost Technology
Width345 mm
Depth264 mm
ManufacturerMicro-Star International Co., Ltd
Product ModelBig Bang-Marshal (B3)
Product NameBig Bang-Marshal (B3) Desktop Motherboard
Product LineBig Bang
Controller TypeSerial ATA/300, Serial ATA/600
Manufacturer Part NumberBIG-BANG-MARSHALL-B3
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.msicomputer.com
Marketing Information

Thank you for choosing the BIG BANG - MARSHAL (B3) Series (MS-7670) ATX main board. The BIG BANG-MARSHAL (B3) series main boards are based on Intel P67 chipsets for optimal system efficiency. Designed to fit the advanced Intel LGA1155 processor, the series deliver a high performance and professional desktop platform solution.