You know that we at PC Perspective are very excited to get our hands on the upcoming MSI Big Bang motherboard, the first motherboard to utilize the Lucid HYDRA chip for vendor-agnostic mulit-GPU scaling.  We have been covering the technology for the past year or so and actually saw the motherboard at work at the most recent Intel Developer Forum. 

I just came across some other news about this motherboard in regards to the sound system it will be utilizing.  The Big Bang Fuzion motherboard will be the first to offer THX’s new TruStudio PC technology with Creative EAX Advanced 5.0 support.  TruStudio PC is a collaborative effort between THX and Creative with the goal of creating the best possible audio experience for music, movies as well as games.

MSI Big Bang Fuzion motherboard to offer THX TruStudio, EAS Advanced 5.0 - Motherboards 4
MSI Big Bang Fuzion motherboard to offer THX TruStudio, EAS Advanced 5.0 - Motherboards 5

TruStudio PC offers up the following features and technologies:

THX TruStudio PC Surround
THX TruStudio PC Surround provides immersion control to enhance the natural sense of audio depth and spaciousness by creating virtual surround sound channels. Stereo content or multi-channel content played over stereo speakers and headphones will sound as if it’s coming from all sides while voices remain centered in front and original balance and timbre is preserved.

THX TruStudio PC Crystalizer
THX TruStudio PC Crystalizer restores the natural dynamic range that is lost when iTunes and MP3 music gets compressed. This makes the music sounds as good as the artist originally intended, and adds an enhanced level of realism for movies and games.

THX TruStudio PC Speaker
THX TruStudio PC Speaker fills in the missing low frequency tones and gives the extra impact for a better entertainment experience. Consumers no longer have to tolerate lack of bass in speakers built into notebook PCs, 2.0 speakers or headphones, as THX TruStudio PC Speaker technology dramatically improves the sound experience without a subwoofer.

THX TruStudio PC Dialog Plus
THX TruStudio PC Dialog Plus enhances the voices in movies for clearer dialog, allowing the listener to hear the dialog over the rest of the soundtrack and over ambient noise in the listening environment.

THX TruStudio PC Smart Volume
THX TruStudio PC Smart Volume addresses the problem of abrupt volume level changes during playback and between songs by automatically and continuously measuring volume, and intelligently applying gain and attenuation to compensate for those changes.

MSI Big Bang Fuzion motherboard to offer THX TruStudio, EAS Advanced 5.0 - Motherboards 6
MSI’s upcoming “Big Bang” motherboard

The MSI Big Bang Fuzion motherboard is shaping up to be quite the enthusiast offering with features like this as well as the Lucid HYDRA technology and world-class overclocking features and functionality.  We are eagerly looking forward to testing it soon!!