Built with a USB 3.1 controller and carbon-fiber-reinforced polymer, the X99A Gaming Pro Carbon LGA 2011-3 ATX Motherboard from MSI is designed to fit in cases that support an ATX form factor. This 12.0 x 9.6 motherboard supports Intel Core i7 Extreme Edition processors, the LGA 2011-3 socket, and the Intel X99 chipset.
The ATX form factor of the X99A Gaming Pro Carbon has eight DIMM slots that are able to support up to 128GB of quad-channel memory, as well as Intel Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) memory modules. The supported memory speeds are 3466 (OC), 3400 (OC), 3333 (OC), 3200 (OC), 3000 (OC), 2933 (OC), 2800 (OC), 2666 (OC), 2600 (OC), 2400 (OC), 2200 (OC), and 2133 MHz. There are also a total of ten SATA III 6 Gb/s ports (two available from the SATA Express port), one SATA Express port, one M.2 slot, and one U.2 port. Additionally, there are four PCIe 3.0 x16 slots, with the type of support dependent on whether the installed CPU supports 28 or 40 PCIe lanes, and two PCIe 2.0 x1 slots. 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 four USB 2.0 ports, while internally there are four USB 3.0 ports and four USB 2.0 ports that are available through the internal USB connectors. Using the Realtek ALC1150 audio codec, this motherboard can support 7.1-channel (7 speakers + 1 subwoofer) HD audio.
The X99A Gaming Pro Carbon supports multi-GPUs using 3-Way AMD CrossFire technology and 3-Way NVIDIA SLI technology. MSI has also designed this motherboard with features such as Intel i218 LAN, Audio Boost 3, MSI's Super Charger and USB Redriver, Double ESD protection, Military Class 5 components, an unlimited RAMDisk, a gaming device port, and more. Included with this motherboard are necessary cables and connectors, an I/O shield, and I/O panel port labels. Protection is provided by a limited 3-year warranty.