MSI X58 Eclipse Plus motherboard unveiled

Posted on Tuesday, Apr 14 2009 @ 17:43 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
MSI has presented the Eclipse Plus motherboard for the Core i7 platform, it features 2nd generation MSI DrMOS and APS technology, Split Thermal Heatpipe design, Hi-c CAP solid caps and overclocking buttons. This X58 motherboard also has a nForce 200 chip for quad SLI and Quad CrossFireX in a 16/16/16/4 formation.
For highest performance and power efficiency, MSI Eclipse Plus is equipped with the 2nd generation, true 6-phase MSI DrMOS power design and APS (Active Phase Switching). The board is very power efficient as MSI APS switches the phases of the CPU and also of the QPI, chipset and memory. Besides this it is the only OS independent power saving system on the market.

Quad SLI and Quad CrossFireX support
MSI Eclipse Plus comes with the nvidia NF200 chip to enable 4 PCI-E x16 connectors running at 16 / 16 / 16 / 4 speed. These four slots enable full speed 3-Way SLI setups and Quad SLI. On top of that users can now enjoy the maximum bandwidth possible running true Quad CrossfireX.

Hi-c CAP’s
For the best stability and longest lifespan, MSI Eclipse Plus is equipped with the next generation Solid Capacitor called Highly-conductive polymerized Capacitors (Hi-c caps). This features ensures high voltage derating and they resistant to high temperatures.

Experienced users can boost the performance of MSI Eclipse Plus to extreme levels with help of MSI OC Dial. This special overclocking feature enables real-time overclocking and downclocking of the CPU clockspeed manually. Just turn the OC Dial en start breaking overclock records.

Split Thermal Design
The new heatpipe on the MSI Eclipse Plus is a split thermal cooling. This new cooling prevents the chipset to transfer any heat to the cool running DrMOS PWM. To emphasize the new special heatpipe design MSI Eclipse Plus has a new stunning colour scheme. Since the heat pipe is attached with metal screws to the PCB, it can be easy remove for the extreme liquid nitrogen overclockers.

Improved BIOS
MSI has improved its BIOS a lot with the help of renowned overclockers. New BIOS features have been added such as CPU Specification and M-Flash. MSI’s M-Flash is the world’s first BIOS feature allowing a second BIOS booting up from USB. Users can test-drive the new BIOS before actually flashing it.

Creative X-Fi Audio Hardware
MSI is the only one who bundles the real Creative X-FI audio hardware with their high-end mainboards. The Creative X-Fi audio hardware decoder chip enables the highest quality multi-channel surround sound.

MSI GreenPower Genie
MSI GreenPower Genie can be placed between the power supply and MSI Eclipse Plus mainboard. It is connected via the System Management Bus and can detect real-time 12V, 5V and 3.3V. The voltages are displayed in the BIOS, MSI GreenPower Center software and D-LED 2. It is the only system that real-time shows the true power values and system’s efficiency.

MSI Drive Booster
It is very easy to double your HDD performance with the all new MSI Drive Booster. This feature is OS independent too, which allows you to double improve the RAID speed. MSI Drive booster is easy to use, just plug & play.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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