At this year’s CES, an MSI board carrying the unreleased AMD 990FX chipset was spotted. This chipset will be based on the new AM3+ platform, and will be the most high end chipset AMD has to offer to overclocking enthusiasts.
An MSI motherboard (codenamed Big Bang Conqueror) carrying the future AMD 990FX chipset was spotted in the MSI Suite at the CES.
Here, we can see the Military Class II logo which refers to the use of high quality components to manufacture the chip, such as the use of Super Ferrite Chokes to provide higher power efficiency and capacity than normal ones, and solid capacitors for higher levels of stability etc.
From here, we can deduce that the company is going with an 8+2 Power Phase design.