- 2 x M.2 Socket 3 connectors
- 6 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
The audio solution is based on a Realtek ALC 1220 CODEC and a combination of Nahimix 2 software suite. You can spot Nichicon audio grade Fine Gold capacitors. Nichicon Fine Gold capacitors are suited for high-grade audio equipment to provide rich sound in the bass and clearer high frequencies. There's little else to say really, the audio solution is fine.
Check the heatsinks, pretty cool design. All the way upwards you can spot two M.2 slots and also take note of the metal covers on the two primary x16 PCI-Express slots as well as the DIMM slots now also. They provide sturdier and stronger slots, handy for very heavy graphics cards.
Just one 8-pin connector to power that processor of yours, but it should be plenty though. The motherboard has a 10-Phase Power delivery design for the processor based on digital power controllers. MSI, as always, follows their stringent component selection, now dubbed as Military Class revision V.