Built with a USB 3.1 controller, the X99A Godlike Gaming Carbon LGA 2011-3 Extended ATX Motherboard from MSI is designed to fit in cases that support an Extended ATX (EATX) form factor. This 12.0 x 10.7" motherboard supports Intel Core i7 Extreme Edition processors, the LGA 2011-3 socket, and the Intel X99 Express chipset. The supported operating systems are Windows 10, 8.1, 8, and 7.
The EATX form factor of the X99A Godlike Gaming Carbon has eight DIMM slots that are able to support up to 128GB of non-ECC and unbuffered quad-channel memory, as well as Intel Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) memory modules. While select RDIMM modules are supported, they will operate in non-ECC mode. The supported memory speeds are 3400 (OC), 3333 (OC), 3110 (OC), 3000 (OC), 2800 (OC), 2750 (OC), 2666 (OC), 2600 (OC), 2400 (OC), 2400 (OC), 2200 (OC), and 2133 MHz. There are also a total of ten SATA III 6 Gb/s ports, one SATA Express port, and one M.2 port. Additionally, there are five PCIe 3.0 x16 slots which support 1, 2, 3, and 4-way modes, with the type of support dependent on whether the installed CPU supports 28 or 40 PCIe lanes. USB 3.1 connectivity is integrated with one Type-C port and one Type-A port, both of which are on the back panel. The back panel also has four USB 3.0 ports and internally, there are four USB 3.0 ports available through the internal connector. Using the Realtek ALC1150 8-Channel High Definition audio codec, this motherboard can support 8-channel (7 speakers + 1 subwoofer) HD audio.
The X99A Godlike Gaming Carbon supports multi-GPUs under Windows 8.1, 8, and 7 using 4-Way AMD CrossFire technology, 4-Way NVIDIA SLI technology (for CPUs with 40 PCIe lanes), and 3-Way NVIDIA SLI technology (for CPUs that support 28 PCIe lanes). MSI has also designed this motherboard with features such as Killer Double Shot-X3 Pro Ethernet, Killer Wireless AC 1535 Wi-Fi, Audio Boost 3 Pro, USB audio power, OC Genie 4, MSI's Super Charger and USB Redriver, ESD protection, increased PCB layers, DigitALL Power, overcurrent protection, Military Class 4 components, an unlimited RAMDisk, a gaming device port, and more. Included with this motherboard are I/O panel port labels, a 1-year subscription to XSplit Gamecaster, a two month license to WTFast, and an unlimited RAMDisk. Protection is provided by a limited 3-year warranty.