MSI has recently provided some additional details about the Big Bang, a motherboard that combines innovative features in terms of audio and video. Besides a conventional chipset Intel P55 welcoming recent Lynnfield processors, it is actually equipped with a chip Lucid Hydra and an audio processing circuit QuantumWave now associated with a new software suite.
This combines the THX certification TruStudio PC, meant to ensure a faithful reproduction of music, movies or video games, and depending Creative EAX Advanced HD 5.0 promises "sound more powerful and more realistic video game." The key word of this certification’m fidelity, THX TruStudio PC paradoxically combines several functions triturate the sound. We thus find a function supposed to return the surround feel of multi-channel stereo headphones or a pair of speakers, a function Crystalizer which magically repairs the damage compressed formats like MP3, Speaker function that replaces a real subwoofer and a Smart Volume feature that levels in real-time volume.
Lucid’s Hydra chip, already presented at several occasions, as to allow her to combine two graphics cards of brands and different generations. It thus becomes possible to add the power of an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 to that of an ATI Radeon HD 4870 in a hybrid configuration or really really SLI or CrossFire.
Other technical specifications of the motherboard to the audio tour will wait probably of launch. The Big Bang MSI should also be marketed in late October for an undisclosed price.