MSI Teases X99S Gaming 9 AC Motherboard

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MSI is teasing a new Intel X99 chipset based motherboard, this round it is the MSI X99S Gaming 9 AC series themed with the Red Dragon looks. Check out the clean I/O ports with the dark shield and all red and black connectors. Nice.

The company mentions that this motherboard will feature a "Hardware Streaming Engine". As you guys kn ow you can pair X99 with Intel's upcoming 6 and 8 core CPU series for desktops in 2014 for the enthusiast grade Haswell-E platform.  With Haswell-E, Intel will do away with 4-core configurations of these GPU-less dies and offer users a choice of 6 and 8 core CPUs, with up to 20 MB of L3 cache. Of course, Hyper Threading isn’t going anywhere giving the CPU a maximum of 16 logical cores. Maximum TDP for the platform will lie in the range of 130W to 140W and the processors itself will be built on 22nm 2nd generation Hi-k process. A big new feature is the support for DDR4 RAM clocked up to 2133 MHz. The Wellsburg X-PCH (X99) will support a number of connectivity options:

  • Up to 6 x USB 3.0 ports
  • Up to 8 x USB 2.0 ports
  • Up to 10 x SATA 6 Gbps ports
  • Integrated Clock support
  • TDP of 6.5W

Haswell-E will bring a new version of your same old LGA 2011 socket with it. Dubbed LGA 2011-3, the derived socket has the same dimensions and ball pattern pitch as LGA 2011. We spot E-ATX, 4way SLI/CFX, ten SATA 6 Gbps ports with inclided 2x SATA Express, A diagnostic POST LED and 8 DIMM slots. AC indications a Wireless WIFI AC compatible module is included as well.

MSI Computer U.S. Fancy red and black? Check out the new I/O panel for our new Gaming motherboard. Can you tell which model this is? #GamingStartsHere #MSI

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