MSI released two new motherboards with the Lucidlogix Lucid KT22102 processor and Fuzion Technology to enable cross-brand, asymmetrical multi-GPU setups. Pricing and availability is unknown.
MSI's Big Bang-Fuzion, the first mainboard in the industry to feature Fuzion Technology, has received universal praise in the media since its release and has been a hot topic on the internet. Celebrated motherboard and graphics card manufacturer MSI today introduces its mainstream Fuzion Series motherboards; the P55A Fuzion for the Intel platform and 870A Fuzion for the AMD platform. The boards feature the same integration of military class materials. Additionally, the 870A Fuzion is the first AMD platform board capable of simultaneously operating dual NVIDIA graphics cards; an industry first, and a testament to MSI's strength in research and development.
Fuzion Technology: Conquer Your Enemy with Ease
Allowing users to experience the performance upgrade and convenience of multiple graphics cards, MSI Fuzion series motherboards come with Lucidlogix's Lucid LT22102 processor and exclusive graphics card Fuzion Technology that enables parallel processing of multiple cross-brand, asymmetrical GPUs. In A-Mode and N-Mode, when coupled with dual PCI-E ×16 Gen2 expansion sIots, they provide parallel operating capabilities for any two ATI or two NVIDIA graphics cards, while still supporting ATI's or NVIDIA's own unique technologies, letting you effortlessly enjoy the sensation of accelerated garning!
In addition, with the exclusive X-Mode, you can configure any brand or class of graphics card, providing the Iowest cost and highest flexibility for upgrades while enhancing performance. At the same time, it can take the primary graphics card as the benchmark (the graphics card installed in the first PCI-E x 16 expansion slot) and support exclusive NVIDIA or ATI techlogies while possessing multiple display output capabilities, so you can play games and study strategy guides at the same time—or, during an online battle, discuss tactics with your teammates and vanquish your enemies that much easier!
Military Class materials for Shocking Performance and Stability
MSI Fuzion series motherboards utilize military class components, including the 3 main specialized components Hi-c CAP, Solid CAP, and Icy Ch0ke. In CPU power supply modules, Hi-c CAP is the primary component widely used in notebooks and servers that must endure extended periods of use and severe operating environments to provide even higher power supply efficiency and lower operating temperatures. A flat exterior is advantageous for gamers who want to install their favourite CPU cooler, taking temperature reduction a step further while enhancing overclocking potential!
The 8+2 phase DrMOS power supply module design uses MSI's current DrMOS for even higher unit power supply efficiency to shatter the misconception that 'multi-phase power supply is better’. Fuzion series motherboards all feature one 6-pin VGA power supply connector, which compared to the 24-pin power supply input of average graphics cards, is capable of providing up to 70% additional power. Even with two high-end graphics cards, you can still significantly enhance overclocking performance and operating stability—a vital design requirement for high-end motherboards.
OC Genie: Overclocking Made Even Easier
The MSI P55A Fuzion and 870A Fuzion motherboards also feature the exclusive OC Genie 1 Second Overclocking Technology. With just one push of the OC Genie button on the motherboard, the automatic optimization of CPU, RAM, and chipset frequency and voltage settings begins. The P55A Fuzion supports the Intel Unlocked series processor, which can initiate MSI's exclusive Super Unlock technology, allowing overclocking clock rates to reach an astonishing 4GHz! Performance of the 870A Fuzion can be enhanced by up to 148% by simultaneously activating its core unlock function! For newbie gamers, these easy to activate performance enhancements are definitely the most intuitive and practical functions.
USB3.0 & SATA 6 GB/s: Ultra High-speed Transfer Bandwidth
The MSI P55A Fuzion and 870A Fuzion motherboards both come with the latest USB3.0 and SATA 6 GB/s transfer standards. Compared to the 480Mbps provided by traditional USB2.0, the all-new USB3.0's 5GB/s offers 10 times the transfer bandwidth. Transferring a Blu-ray rnovie takes less than one minute with the USB3.0 interface and with MSI's pioneering introduction of a chassis with a front panel USB3.0 port, using an external USB 3.0 device is even more convenient. Furthermore, the SATA 6 GB/s not only provides double the bandwidth of traditional SATA 3GB/s, but also increases data transfer speeds, in line with the current trends for high-speed external storage devices.
MSI's Fuzion series motherboards not only offer the most stable power supply capabilities and outstanding performance; the exclusive graphics card Fuzion Technology allows for more diverse choices when upgrading a graphics card. With an intuitive overclocking design and complete peripheral expansion capabilities, it is the number one choice for buyers looking for flexible graphics card upgradability.