MSI X99A Gaming Pro Carbon
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MSI X99A Gaming Pro Carbon


8.5/10
Overall rating 8.5/10

The MSI X99A Gaming Pro Carbon comes decked out in a stealthy carbon fiber finish and MSI's Mystic Light RGB lighting.

Performance:
9
Features:
8.5
Value:
8
THE GOOD
Metal reinforced PCIe, DIMM, and M.2 slots
Wide range of LED customization options
Value-added features like Game Boost knob and EZ debug LED
Dual BIOS
THE BAD
No onboard Wi-Fi
Location of M.2 socket may expose it to heat from GPU

Product Specification

Processor Support and Chipset Type
  • Supports Intel Core i7 Processors in the LGA2011-3 package
  • Intel X99 Chipset
Memory
  • Quad Channel DDR4 memory technology
  • 8 x DIMM slots
  • DDR4 3466(OC)/ 3400(OC)/ 3333(OC)/ 3200(OC)/ 3000(OC)/ 2933(OC)/ 2800(OC)/ 2666(OC)/ 2600(OC)/ 2400/ 2200(OC)/ 2133 MHz Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory
  • Supports Intel Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
  • Max. capacity of system memory: 128GB
Storage
  • Intel® X99 Chipset:
  • 10 x SATA 6Gb/s ports (2 ports from SATAe port)
  • - SATA1~6 support RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5 and RAID 10
  • - SATA7~10 only support IDE mode and AHCI mode
  • 1 x M.2 slot (Key M)*
  • - Supports up to PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA 6Gb/s
  • - Supports 2242/ 2260/ 2280 storage devices
  • 1 x U.2 port */ **
  • - Supports PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe storage
  • 1 x SATAe port* (compatible with 2 SATA ports)
  • - Supports up to PCIe 2.0x2
  • Supports Intel® Smart Response Technology
Audio
  • Realtek® ALC1150 Codec
  • - 7.1-Channel High Definition Audio
  • - Supports S/PDIF output
Video
  • Supports 3-Way AMD® CrossFire™ Technology
  • Supports 3-Way NVIDIA® SLI™ Technology
Networking Intel I218-V Gigabit LAN Controller
FireWire (IEEE 1394) N.A.
Rear I/O
  • 1 x PS/2 keyboard/ mouse combo port
  • 4 x USB 2.0 ports
  • 1 x Clear CMOS button
  • 4 x USB 3.1 Gen1 ports
  • 1 x LAN (RJ45) port
  • 1 x USB 3.1 Gen2 port
  • 1 x USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C port
  • 1 x Optical S/PDIF OUT connector
  • 5 x OFC audio jacks
Internal Connectors
  • 1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector
  • 1 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
  • 10 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
  • 1 x SATA Express connector
  • 1 x M.2 slot
  • 1 x U.2 port
  • 2 x USB 2.0 connectors (supports additional 4 USB 2.0 ports)
  • 2 x USB 3.1 Gen1 connectors (supports additional 4 USB 3.1 Gen1 ports)
  • 1 x USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-C port
  • 1 x 4-pin CPU fan connector
  • 1 x 4-pin Water Pump connector
  • 3 x 4-pin system fan connectors
  • 1 x Front panel audio connector
  • 2 x Front 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 GAME BOOST knob
  • 1 x Power button
  • 1 x Reset button
  • 1 x Multi-BIOS switch
  • 1 x RGB LED connector
Expansion Slots
  • 4x PCIe 3.0 x16 slots
  • - Support x16/ x0/ x0/ x0, x16/ x16/ x0/ x0, x16/ x16/ x0/ x8, x8/ x16/ x8/ x8 with the CPU that supports 40 PCIe lanes.
  • - Support x16/ x0/ x0/ x0, x16/ x8/ x0/ x0, x8/ x8/ x8/ x0, x8/ x8/ x8/ x4 with the CPU that supports 28 PCIe lanes.
  • 2 x PCIe 2.0 x1 slots
Form Factor ATX Form Factor, 30.5 x 24.4cm

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