MSI X99A Gaming Pro Carbon motherboard X99 all dark and mystified
We review the MSI X99A Gaming Pro Carbon, this motherboard from the Gaming series is among the best X99 chipset based motherboards we have tested to date. Not just that, it looks pretty awesome as well in an all dark design with carbon elements and a color configurable LED system. Obviously it is loaded with features so much more in regards to SLI/Crossfire support, SATA3 connectors, M.2., overclock features, a very nice audio solution and much more. Join us in a the MSI X99A GODLIKE review, a product that is bound to please the PC gamer.
This X99 motherboard can house The Intel Core i7-5960X and other Haswell-E chips as well as the new Broadwell-E processors. Both are based on socket LGA2011-V3 infrastructure with DDR4 quad channel memory. DDR4 memory allows for lower voltage memory modules, this memory defaults towards 2133 MHz at 1.2 Volts. However the memory controller is quad-channel compatible. As a result with overclocked memory at roughly 3 GHz, you can reach 70 maybe 80 GB/sec on your memory bandwidth, which are insane numbers. In this article we'll have a chat about a X99 motherboard in terms of the chipset and then will throw a decent photo-shoot and a benchmark suite at the products and get an indication what performance is like with the new 10-core Intel Core i7-6950 and X99 Platform.
Yes recently the MSI X99A Gaming Pro Carbon motherboard was released in the 300 euro price bracket. This MSI motherboard will come with nice PC options like 8-pin EPS connectors, a hefty VRM design (8 phases) for the processor and 2+2 for memory, four PCI-Express x16 slots . There is an extra shield that covers the rear-panel I/O on-board, and audio is shielded as well. The board comes with two Killer gigabit Ethernet controllers and storage wise you will get ten SATA 6 Gb/s and of course an M.2 slot (PCIe x4 linked for maximum bandwidth). There are many overclocking features inside the BIOS and to top things off, a diagnostic POST LED display. Other keywords for this product are OC Engine, Military Class IV components and intricate Audio Boost 3 technology. This new Audio Boost 3 running over the Realtek ALC1150 Codec.
The X99-Series motherboard is merged under that large Dragon/Dragoon style Gaming Series heatsink. It doesn't stop there though, you get USB 3.1 (Gen2) connectors as well including Type-A and Type-C and a new gaming oriented LED feature. The motherboard is loaded with RGB LEDs that you can control in color and animation. Also included is a Turbo U.2 connector for the 0.00001% that uses it.
Have a peek below at the motherboard and then lets fire up an extensive review and overview of what MSI has to offer with the MSI X99A Gaming Pro Carbon motherboard. Next page please.
MSI X99A Gaming Pro Carbon Motherboard Review We review the MSI X99A Gaming Pro Carbon, this motherboard from the Gaming series is among the best X99 chipset based motherboards we have tested to date. Not just that, it looks pretty awesome as wel...
MSI X99A GODLIKE Gaming Motherboard Review We review the MSI X99A GODLIKE motherboard, this motherboard from their Gaming series isn't shy when it comes to naming. But truth be told, this is among the best X99 chipset based motherboards we ha...