MSI Intel X99 Motherboard Lineup

MSI X99 featured

X99 is officially here and the new tech is as overwhelming as it gets. The new line-up of processors from Intel also bring a lot the new X99 chipset with a massive amount of features included. We are putting together some posts on the new boards coming from the different vendors and first up we are taking a look at the new line-up of X99 boards from MSI.


 

X99S SLI PLUS

X99S SLI PLUS

  • Supports New Intel® Core™ i7 processors Extreme Edition in LGA 2011-3 socket
  • Supports Quad Channel DDR4-3333(OC) Memory
  • Turbo M.2: delivering next generation M.2 Gen3 x4 performance with transfer speeds up to 32 Gb/s
  • SATA Express + USB 3.0 + SATA 6Gb/s
  • Multi-GPU: NVIDIA Quad SLI & AMD Quad CrossFire Support
  • OC Engine: For More Flexible BCLK Adjustments
  • USB Steel Power: Super Stable 5V Power & Better Signal Transmission over USB
  • Intel® Gigabit LAN: Always connected with Intel® Gigabit LAN networking
  • Guard-Pro: Improved Protection and Power Efficiency
  • Military Class 4: Top Quality & Stability
  • OC Genie 4: Overclock in 1 Second
  • Click BIOS 4: Easily Fine-tune Your System
  • Command Center: Control & Customize Your PC Settings

CPU 
• Supports New Intel® Core™ i7 Processor Extreme Edition for LGA2011-3 Socket.
Please refer to CPU Support for compatible CPU; the above description is for reference only.

Chipset 
• Intel® X99 Express Chipset

Main Memory
• Support eight DDR4 DIMMs 2133/2200(OC)/2400(OC)/2600(OC)/2666(OC)/2750(OC)/3000(OC)/3110(OC)/3333(OC) MHz, up to 128GB Max.
– Supports Quad-Channel mode
– Supports non-ECC, un-buffered memory
– Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)

 Slots

• 4 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slots, support up to 3-way mode
– 1-way mode: x16/ x0/ x0/ x0
– 2-way mode: x16/ x16/ x0/ x0*, 16/ x8/ x0/ x0**
– 3-way mode: x16/ x16/ x0/ x8*, x8/ x8/ x8/ x0**
* For the CPU that supports 40 PCIe lanes
** For the CPU that supports 28 PCIe lanes

Multi-GPU Support

• Supports 3-Way NVIDIA® SLI™ Technology
• Supports 3-Way AMD® CrossFire™ Technology*
* Supports Windows 7 and Windows 8/ 8.1

On-Board SATA 
• Intel® X99 Express Chipset

• 10 x SATA 6Gb/s ports (2x ports reserved for SATA Express port)*

– SATA1~6 support RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5 and RAID 10

– SATA7~10 ports only support IDE mode and AHCI mode.

– Supports Intel® Smart Response Technology (Windows 7/ 8/ 8.1)

• 1 x SATA Express port*

• 1 x M.2 port, supports up to 32Gb/s speed**

– M.2 port supports 4.2cm/ 6cm/ 8cm length module

– M.2 PCIe interface does not support RAID 0, RAID1, RAID 5 and RAID 10.

* The SATA Express port or SATA5~6 ports will be unavailable when installing the M.2 SATA interface module in the M.2 port.

** Intel RST does not support PCIe M.2 SSD with Legacy ROM.

 

USB

• Intel X99 Express Chipset

– 6 x USB 3.0 ports (2 ports on the back panel, 4 ports available through the internal USB 3.0 connectors*)

– 6 x USB 2.0 ports (2 ports on the back panel, 4 ports available through the internal USB 2.0 connectors)
• ASMedia ASM1042AE

– 2 x USB 3.0 ports on the back panel

• VIA VL805

– 4 x USB 3.0 ports on the back panel

* Internal JUSB1 connector supports MSI Super Charger.

Audio
• Realtek® ALC892 Codec

– 7.1-Channel High Definition Audio

– Supports S/PDIF output

LAN 
• 1 x Intel I218 Gigabit LAN

Internal I/O Connectors

– 1 x 24-pin AT x main power connector

– 1 x 8-pin AT x 12V power connector

– 10 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors

– 1 x SATA E xpress connector

– 1 x M.2 connector

– 2 x USB 2.0 connectors (supports additional 4 USB 2.0 ports)

– 2 x USB 3.0 connectors (supports additional 4 USB 3.0 ports)

– 2 x 4-pin CPU fan connectors

– 3 x 4-pin system fan connectors

– 1 x Front panel audio connector

– 2 x System panel connectors

– 1 x TPM module connector

– 1 x Chassis Intrusion connector

– 1 x Clear CMOS jumper

– 1 x Slow mode booting jumper

– 1 x Power button

– 1 x Reset button

– 1 x OC Genie button

– 1 x Multi-BIOS switch

Back Panel I/O Ports <– 1 x PS/2 keyboard/ mouse combo port

– 2 x USB 2.0 ports

– 1 x Clear CMOS button

– 8 x USB 3.0 ports

– 1 x LAN (RJ45) port

– 1 x Optical S/PDIF OUT connector

– 5 x OFC audio jacks

BIOS• The motherboard BIOS provides “Plug & Play” BIOS which detects the peripheral devices and expansion cards of the board automatically.
• The motherboard provides a Desktop Management Interface(DMI) function which records your motherboard specifications.

• 12 in. x 9.6 in. (30.5 cm x 24.4 cm) ATX Form Factor

Mounting• 9 mounting holes


 

MSI X99S Gaming 7

X99S Gaming 7

  • Supports New Intel® Core™ i7 processors Extreme Edition in LGA 2011-3 socket
  • Supports Quad Channel DDR4-3333(OC) Memory
  • Turbo M.2: delivering next generation M.2 Gen3 x4 performance with transfer speeds up to 32 Gb/s
  • SATA Express + USB 3.0 + SATA 6Gb/s
  • Multi-GPU: Quad NVIDIA SLI & AMD CrossFire Support
  • OC Engine: Reach higher overclocking results with more flexible BCLK adjustments at 100/125/167MHz.
  • Audio Boost 2: Reward Your Ears with True Quality
  • Killer Ethernet: Kill Your Lag
  • USB Audio Power: Super Stable 5V Power & Better Signal Transmission over USB
  • XSplit Gamecaster: Show off you skills to the world with a 2 year premium license for this popular streaming software
  • Guard-Pro: Improved Protection and Power Efficiency
  • OC Genie 4: Overclock in 1 Second
  • Gaming App: Boost your framerate
  • Click BIOS 4: Easily Fine-tune Your System
  •  Sound Blaster Cinema 2: Benefit from Creative software to get a more realistic surround sound experience
  • Gaming Device Port: Optimized with Triple Gold-plating for High Polling Rate Gaming Devices

CPU 
• Supports New Intel® Core™ i7 Processor Extreme Edition for LGA2011-3 SocketPlease refer to CPU Support for compatible CPU; the above description is for reference only.
 

Chipset
• Intel® X99 Express Chipset

Main Memory

• Support eight DDR4 2133/2200*/2400*/2600*/2666*/2750*/3000*/3110*/3333*(*OC)MHz DRAM, 128GB Max

– Quad channel memory architecture
– Supports non-ECC, un-buffered memory
 

Slots
• 4 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slots, support up to 3-way mode

– 1-way mode: x16/ x0/ x0/ x0
– 2-way mode: x16/ x16/ x0/ x0*, 16/ x8/ x0/ x0**
– 3-way mode: x16/ x16/ x0/ x8*, x8/ x8/ x8/ x0**
* For the CPU that supports 40 PCIe lanes
** For the CPU that supports 28 PCIe lanes
 

Storage

• Intel X99 Express Chipset

• 10 x SATA 6Gb/s ports (2 ports reserved for SATA Express port)*
– SATA1~6 support RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5 and RAID 10
– SATA7~10 ports only support IDE mode and AHCI mode.
– Supports Intel® Smart Response Technology (Windows 7/ 8/ 8.1)
• 1 x SATA Express port*
– 1x M.2 port, supports up to 32Gb/s speed**
– M.2 port supports 4.2cm/ 6cm/ 8cm length module
– M.2 PCIe interface does not support RAID 0, RAID1, RAID 5 and RAID 10.
 
* The SATA Express port or SATA5~6 ports will be unavailable when installing the M.2 SATA interface module in the M.2 port.
** Intel RST does not support PCIe M.2 SSD with Legacy ROM.
 

USB
• Intel X99 Express Chipset
– 6 x USB 3.0 ports (2 ports on the back panel, 4 ports available through the internal USB 3.0 connectors*)
– 6 x USB 2.0 ports (2 ports on the back panel, 4 ports available through the internal USB 2.0 connectors)

• ASMedia ASM1042 Chipset
– 2 x USB 3.0 ports on the back panel

• VIA VL805

– 4 x USB 3.0 ports on the back panel
* Internal JUSB1 connector supports MSI Super Charger.
 

Audio 
• Realtek® ALC1150 Codec
– 7.1-Channel High Definition Audio
– Supports S/PDIF output

 

 LAN 

• 1x Killer E2205 Gigabit LAN controller*
* The Killer Network Manager is only available for Windows 7 and Windows 8/8.1 currently. The supported drivers for other operating systems would be available on the website if provided by vendor.
 

 Multi-GPU 
• Supports 3-Way AMD® CrossFireTM Technology*
• Supports 3-Way NVIDIA® SLI™ Technology
* Supports Windows 7 and Windows 8/8.1. 
 

Internal I/O Connectors

– 1 x 24-pin AT x main power connector
– 1 x 8-pin AT x 12V power connector
– 10 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
– 1 x SATA Express connector
– 1 x M.2 connector
– 2 x USB 2.0 connectors (supports additional 4 USB 2.0 ports)
– 2 x USB 3.0 connectors (supports additional 4 USB 3.0 ports)
– 2 x 4-pin CPU fan connectors
– 3 x 4-pin system fan connectors
– 1 x Front panel audio connector
– 2 x System panel connectors
– 1 x TPM module connector
– 1 x Chassis Intrusion connector
– 1 x Clear CMOS jumper
– 1 x Power button
– 1 x Reset button
– 1 x OC Genie button
– 1 x Multi-BIOS switch
– 1 x Audio power switch
– 1 x Slow mode booting jumper

Back Panel I/O Ports

– 1 x PS/2 port
– 2 x USB 2.0 ports
– 1 x Clear CMOS button
– 8 x USB 3.0 ports
– 1 x LAN (RJ45) port
– 1 x Optical S/PDIF OUT connector
– 5 x OFC audio jacks
 

BIOS
• The motherboard BIOS provides “Plug & Play” BIOS which detects the peripheral devices and expansion cards of the board automatically.

• The motherboard provides a Desktop Management Interface(DMI) function which records your motherboard specifications. 

Dimension

• 12 in. x 9.6 in. (30.5 cm x 24.4 cm) ATX Form Factor

Mounting

• 9 mounting holes.


 

MSI X99S MPower

X99S Mpower

  • Supports New Intel® Core™ i7 processors Extreme Edition in LGA 2011-3 socket
  • Supports Quad Channel DDR4-3333(OC) Memory
  • Turbo M.2: delivering next generation M.2 Gen3 x4 performance with transfer speeds up to 32 Gb/s
  • SATA Express + USB 3.0 + SATA 6Gb/s
  • Multi-GPU: NVIDIA Quad SLI & AMD Quad CrossFire Support
  • OC Engine: For More Flexible BCLK Adjustments
  • OC Certified: Military Class Burn-in Test Passed
  • Enhanced Thermal Design
  • Easy to Disable the VGA Card
  • Guard-Pro: Improved Protection and Power Efficiency
  • Military Class 4: Top Quality & Stability
  • OC Essentials: Convenient Set Of Overclocking Tools While Breaking World Records
  • Intel® Gigabit LAN: Always connected with Intel® Gigabit LAN networking
  • OC Genie 4: Overclock in 1 Second
  • Click BIOS 4: Easily Fine-tune Your System

CPU 

• Supports New Intel® Core™ Processors for the Socket LGA2011-3
Please refer to CPU Support for compatible CPU; the above description is for reference only.

Chipset
• Intel® X99 Express Chipset
 

Main Memory
• Support eight DDR4 DIMMs 2133/2200*/2400*/2600*/2666*/2750*/3000*/3110*/3333*(OC) DRAM (128GB Max)
– Supports Quad-Channel mode
– Supports non-ECC, un-buffered memory
– Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
 

Slots

• 4 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slots
• 2 x PCIe 2.0 x1 slots  

On-Board SATA 
• Intel X99 Express Chipset
– 10 x SATA 6Gb/s ports (SATA1~6)
– 1 x M.2 port*
– M.2 port supports M.2 SATA 6Gb/s module
– M.2 port supports M.2 PCIe module up to 10Gb/s speed**
– M.2 port supports 4.2cm/ 6cm/ 8cm length module
– Supports RAID 0, RAID1, RAID 5 and RAID 10***
– Supports Intel Smart Response Technology, Intel® Rapid Start Technology and Intel Smart Connect Technology****

* The SATA5 and SATA6 ports will be unavailable when installing a module in the M.2 port.
** M.2 PCIe interface only supports UEFI option ROM, NOT support legacy option ROM.
*** M.2 PCIe interface does not support RAID 0, RAID1, RAID 5 and RAID 10.
**** Supports Intel Core processors on Windows 7 and Windows 8/ 8.1

 

USB

• Intel X99 Express Chipset
– 6 x USB 3.0 ports (2 ports on the back panel, 4 ports available through the internal USB connectors)
– 6 x USB 2.0 ports (2 ports on the back panel, 4 ports available through the internal USB connectors**) 

• VIA VIA805 Chipset
– 4 x USB 3.0 ports on the back panel

• ASMedia ASM1024AE Chipset
– 2 x USB 3.0 ports on the back panel

Audio
• Realtek® ALC1150 Codec
– 7.1-Channel High Definition Audio
– Supports S/PDIF output 

LAN 
• 1x Intel I210 Gigabit LAN controller 

 Multi-GPU 
• Supports 3-Way AMD CrossFire™ Technology*
• Supports 3-Way NVIDIA® SLI™ Technology
*Supports Windows 7 and Windows 8/8.1.
 

 
Internal I/O Connectors 

– 1 x 24-pin ATX power connector
– 1 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
– 1 x 4-pin ATX 12V power connector
– 10 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
– 2 x USB 2.0 connectors (supports additional 4 USB 2.0 ports)
– 2 x USB 3.0 connector (supports additional 4 USB 3.0 ports)
– 2 x 4-pin CPU fan connectors
– 3 x 4-pin system fan connectors
– 1 x Clear CMOS jumper
– 1 x Front panel audio connector
– 2 x System panel connectors
– 1 x TPM module connector
– 1 x Chassis Intrusion connector
– 7 x V-Check connectors
– 1 x GO2BIOS button
– 1 x Power button
– 1 x Reset button
– 2 x Base Clock control buttons
– 1 x OC Genie button
– 1 x Multi-BIOS switch
– 1 x OC Genie mode switch
– 1 x Slow mode switch
– 1 x 2-Digit Debug Code LED
* Provides additional power to PCIe x16 slots

Back Panel I/O Ports

– 1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse combo port
– 1 x Clear CMOS button
– 1 x Optical S/PDIF-out  port
– 2 x USB 2.0  ports
– 8 x USB 3.0  ports
– 1 x RJ45 LAN jack
– 1 x 5 in 1 OFC audio jack

BIOS

• The motherboard BIOS provides “Plug & Play” BIOS which detects the peripheral devices and expansion cards of the board automatically.
• The motherboard provides a Desktop Management Interface(DMI) function which records your motherboard specifications. 
 

Dimension

• 30.48cm(L) x 24.38cm(W) ATX Form Factor

 

Mounting
• 9 mounting holes.


 

MSI XPower AC

X99S Xpower

 

  • Supports New Intel® Core™ i7 processors Extreme Edition in LGA 2011-3 socket
  • upports Quad Channel DDR4-3333(OC) Memory
  • Turbo M.2: delivering next generation M.2 Gen3 x4 performance with transfer speeds up to 32 Gb/s
  • SATA Express + USB 3.0 + SATA 6Gb/s
  • 4-way Multi-GPU: 4-way NVIDIA SLI & AMD CrossFire Support
  • OC Engine: For More Flexible BCLK Adjustments
  • OC Certified: Military Class Burn-in Test Passed
  • Enhanced Thermal Design
  • V-Check Points 2: 3 multi-meters at the same time
  • Delid Die Guard: Way to Break World Record
  • CeaseFire: Easily Disable PCI Express Slots Using An Onboard Switch
  • Guard-Pro: Improved Protection and Power Efficiency
  • Military Class 4: Top Quality & Stability
  • OC Essentials: Convenient Set Of Overclocking Tools While Breaking World Records
  • OC Genie 4: Overclock in 1 Second
  • Click BIOS 4: Easily Fine-tune Your System
  • Wi-Fi 802.11AC with speeds up to 867Mbps, Bluetooth 4.0

 

CPU
• Supports New Intel® Core™ i7 Processors Extreme Edition for LGA 2011-3 SocketPlease refer to CPU Support for compatible CPU; the above description is for reference only.
Chipset
• Intel® X99 Express Chipset

Main Memory
• Support eight DDR4 DIMMs 2133/2200(OC)/2400(OC)/2600(OC)/2666(OC)/2750(OC)/3000(OC)/3110(OC)/3333(OC)DRAM (128GB Max)

– Supports Quad-Channel mode
– Supports non-ECC, un-buffered memory
– Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)

Slots
• 5 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slots (PCI_E1~E4, PCI_E6), support up to 4-way mode– 1-way mode: x16/ x0/ x0/ x0/ x0– 2-way mode: x16/ x0/ x0/ x16/ x0*, x16/ x0/ x0/ x8/ x0**– 3-way mode: x16/ x0/ x0/ x16/ x8*, x8/ x8/ x0/ x8/ x0**

– 4-way mode: x8/ x8/ x0/ x16/ x8*, x8/ x8/ x0/ x8/ x4**

• 1 x PCIe 2.0 x1 slot (PCI_E5)

* For the CPU that supports 40 PCIe lanes

** For the CPU that supports 28 PCIe lanes

 

Storage• Intel X99 Express Chipset
•10x SATA 6Gb/s ports (2x ports reserved for SATA Express port)*– SATA1~6 support RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5 and RAID 10– SATA7~10 ports only support IDE mode and AHCI mode.– Supports Intel® Smart Response Technology (Windows 7/ 8/ 8.1)

• 1 x SATA Express port*

• 1 x M.2 port, supports M.2 SATA 6Gb/s module* or M.2 PCIe module up to 32Gb/s speed**

– M.2 port supports 4.2cm/ 6cm/ 8cm length module

– M.2 PCIe module does not support RAID 0, RAID1, RAID 5 and RAID 10.

* The SATA Express port/ SATA5~6 ports will be unavailable when installing the M.2 SATA interface module in the M.2 port.

** Intel RST does not support PCIe M.2 SSD with Legacy ROM.

USB

 Intel X99 Express Chipset

– 4 x USB 3.0 ports available through the internal USB connectors*

• 2 x ASMedia ASM1074 Chipset
– 8x USB 3.0 ports on the back panel

• ASMedia ASM1042 Chipset
– 2x USB 3.0 ports on the back panel
* Internal JUSB1 connector supports MSI Super Charger.

 

Audio

• Realtek® ALC1150 Codec
– 7.1-Channel High Definition Audio
– Supports S/PDIF output
 

 LAN 
• 1 x Intel I218-V Gigabit LAN – Dual interconnect between the integrated Media Access Controller (MAC) and physical layer (PHY)

• 1 x Intel I210-AT Gigabit LAN controller
WIreless LAN • Wi-Fi/Bluetooth expansion module with Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 chip.
–  Supports Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual band (2.4GHz, 5GHz) up to 867 Mbps speed.
Bluetooth • Wi-Fi/Bluetooth expansion module with Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 chip.
– Supports Bluetooth v4.0 (includes BLE* and Bluetooth 3.0+HS)* BLE: Bluetooth Low Energy

 Internal I/O Connectors 

– 1 x 24-pin AT x main power connector

– 1 x 8-pin AT x 12V power connector

– 1 x 4-pin AT x 12V power connector

– 1 x 4-pin flat AT x 12V power connector*

– 10 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors

– 3 x USB 2.0 connectors (supports additional 5 USB 2.0 ports)

– 2 x USB 3.0 connectors (supports additional 4 USB 3.0 ports)

– 2 x 4-pin CPU fan connectors

– 5 x 4-pin system fan connectors

– 1 x Clear CMOS jumper

– 1 x Front panel audio connector

– 2 x System panel connectors

– 1 x TPM module connector

– 1 x Chassis Intrusion connector

– 9 x V-Check connectors

– 1 x GO2BIOS button

– 1 x Power button

– 1 x Reset button

– 2 x Base Clock control buttons

– 2 x CPU Ratio control buttons

– 1 x OC Genie button

– 1 x Discharge button

– 1 x Multi-BIOS switch

– 1 x OC Genie mode switch

– 1 x Slow mode switch

– 1 x Base Clock step swtich

– 1 x PCIe CeaseFire switch

– 1 x 2-Digit Debug Code LED

– 1 x Wi-Fi/Bluetooth module connector

* Provides additional power to PCIe  x16 slots

 Back Panel I/O Ports 

– 1 x PS/2 port

– 2 x USB 2.0 ports

– 1 x Clear CMOS button

– 10 x USB 3.0 ports

– 1 x Optical S/PDIF OUT connector

– 2 x LAN (RJ45) ports

– 5 x OFC audio jacks

BIOS

• The motherboard BIOS provides “Plug & Play” BIOS which detects the peripheral devices and expansion cards of the board automatically.
• The motherboard provides a Desktop Management Interface(DMI) function which records your motherboard specifications. 
 

Dimension

• 12.0 in. x 10.7 in. (30.5 cm x 27.2 cm) E-ATX Form Factor

Mounting

• 9 mounting holes.


 

MSI X99S Gaming 9 AC

MSI Gaming 9 AC

  • Supports New Intel® Core™ i7 processors Extreme Edition in LGA 2011-3 socket
  • Supports Quad Channel DDR4-3333(OC) Memory
  • Turbo M.2 : Delivering next generation M.2 Gen3 x4 performance with transfer speeds up to 32 Gb/s
  • SATA Express + USB 3.0 + SATA 6Gb/s
  • Streaming Engine: Fantastic Full HD hardware streaming at 60 Mbps without impacting CPU performance
  • Multi-GPU: 4-Way NVIDIA SLI & AMD CrossFire Support
  • OC Engine: Reach higher overclocking results with more flexible BCLK adjustments at 100/125/167MHz.
  • Audio Boost 2: Reward Your Ears with True Quality
  • Killer Ethernet: Kill Your Lag
  • USB Audio Power: Super Stable 5V Power & Better Signal Transmission over USB
  • XSplit Gamecaster: Show off you skills to the world with a 2 year premium license for this popular streaming software
  • Guard-Pro: Improved Protection and Power Efficiency
  • OC Genie 4: Overclock in 1 Second
  • Gaming App: Boost your framerate
  • Click BIOS 4: Easily Fine-tune Your System
  • Sound Blaster Cinema 2: Benefit from Creative software to get a more realistic surround sound experience
  • Gaming Device Port: Optimized with Triple Gold-plating for High Polling Rate Gaming Devices
  • Wi-Fi 802.11AC with speeds up to 867Mbps, Bluetooth 4.0

CPU 

• Supports New Intel® Core™ i7 Processor Extreme Edition for LGA2011-3 Socket
Please refer to CPU Support for compatible CPU; the above description is for reference only.
 

Chipset
• Intel® X99 Express Chipset

Main Memory
• Support eight DDR4 2133/2200(OC)/2400(OC)/2600(OC)/2666(OC)/2750(OC)/3000(OC)/3110(OC)/3333(OC) MHz DRAM, 128GB Max

– Quad channel memory architecture
– Supports non-ECC, un-buffered memory
 

Slots
• 5 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slots, support up to 4-way mode

– 1-way mode: x16/ x0/ x0/ x0/ x0
– 2-way mode: x16/ x0/ x0/ x16/ x0*, 16/ x0/ x0/ x8/ x0**
– 3-way mode: x16/ x0/ x0/ x16/ x8*, x8/ x8/ x0/ x8/ x0**
– 4-way mode: x8/ x8/ x0/ x16/ x8*, x8/ x8/ x0/ x8/ x4**
* For the CPU that supports 40 PCIe lanes
** For the CPU that supports 28 PCIe lanes
 

Streaming Engine

• Supports H.264 hardware video/ audio encoding up to 1920×1080@ (24p/25p/30p)

 
 

Multi-GPU Support

• Supports 4-Way AMD® CrossFireTM Technology*
• Supports 4-Way NVIDIA® SLI™ Technology (For the CPU that supports 40 PCIe lanes)
• Supports 3-Way NVIDIA® SLI™ Technology (For the CPU that supports 28 PCIe lanes)
* Supports Windows 7 and Windows 8/ 8.1

 

Storage

• Intel X99 Express Chipset
• 10 x SATA 6Gb/s ports (2 ports reserved for SATA Express port)*
– SATA1~6 support RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5 and RAID 10
– SATA7~10 ports only support IDE mode and AHCI mode.
– Supports Intel® Smart Response Technology (Windows 7/ 8/ 8.1)

• 1 x SATA Express port*
• 1 x M.2 port, supports up to 32Gb/s speed**
– M.2 port supports M.2 SATA 6Gb/s module
– M.2 PCIe interface does not support RAID 0, RAID1, RAID 5 and RAID 10.

*The SATA Express port or SATA5~6 ports will be unavailable when installing the M.2 SATA interface module in the M.2 port.
** Intel RST does not support PCIe M.2 SSD with Legacy ROM.

 

USB
• Intel® X99 Express Chipset

– 6x USB 3.0 ports (2 ports on the back panel, 4 ports available through the internal USB 3.0 connectors*)
– 6x USB 2.0 ports (2 ports on the back panel, 4 ports available through the internal USB 2.0 connectors)

• AsMedia ASM1042AE
– 2 x USB 3.0 ports on the back panel

• VIA VL805
– 4x USB 3.0 ports on the back panel
* Internal JUSB3 connector supports MSI Super Charger.
 

Audio 
• Realtek® ALC1150 Codec
– 7.1-Channel High Definition Audio
– Supports S/PDIF output

LAN 
• 1 x Killer E2205 Gigabit LAN controller*
*The Killer Network Manager is only available for Windows 7/ 8/ 8.1 currently. The supported drivers for other operating systems would be available on the website if provided by vender.

Wireless LAN • Wi-Fi/Bluetooth expansion module with Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 chip.
– Supports Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual band (2.4GHz, 5GHz) up to 867 Mbps speed.
 
Bluetooth 
• Wi-Fi/Bluetooth expansion module with Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 chip.
–  Supports Bluetooth v4.0 (includes BLE* and Bluetooth 3.0+HS)
* BLE: Bluetooth Low Energy

 Internal I/O Connectors

– 1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector

– 1 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
– 1 x 4-pin ATX 12V power connector
– 10 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
– 1 x M.2 connector
– 1 x SATA Express connector
– 2 x USB 2.0 connectors (supports additional 4 USB 2.0 ports)
– 2 x USB 3.0 connectors (supports additional 4 USB 3.0 ports)
– 2 x 4-pin CPU fan connectors
– 3 x 4-pin system fan connectors
– 1 x Front panel audio connector
– 2 x System panel connectors
– 1 x TPM module connector
– 1 x Chassis Intrusion connector
– 9 x V-Check connectorsts
– 1 x Clear CMOS jumper
– 1 x Power button
– 1 x Reset button
– 1 x OC Genie button
– 1 x Multi-BIOS switch
– 1 x OC Genie mode switch
– 1 x Audio power switch
– 1 x Slow mode booting switch
– 1 x 2-Digit Debug Code LED
– 1 x Wi-Fi/Bluetooth module connector

 
Back Panel I/O Ports
– 1 x PS/2 keyboard/ mouse combo port

– 2 x USB 2.0 ports
– 1 x Clear CMOS button
– 8 x USB 3.0 ports
– 1 x LAN (RJ45) port
– 1 x Optical S/PDIF OUT connector
– 5 x OFC audio jacks

BIOS

• The motherboard BIOS provides “Plug & Play” BIOS which detects the peripheral devices and expansion cards of the board automatically.
• The motherboard provides a Desktop Management Interface(DMI) function which records your motherboard specifications. 
 

Dimension
 • 12 in. x 10.4 in. (30.5 cm x 26.4 cm) EATX Form Factor

 

Mounting

 • 9 mounting holes.

 

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