MSI X99A SLI LGA 2011-3 ATX Motherboard

MSI X99A SLI LGA 2011-3 ATX Motherboard

MSI X99A SLI LGA 2011-3 ATX Motherboard

MSI X99A SLI LGA 2011-3 ATX Motherboard

MSI X99A SLI LGA 2011-3 ATX Motherboard

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Product Highlights

  • ATX Form Factor
  • Intel X99 Chipset
  • LGA 2011-3 Socket
  • 8 x Quad-Channel DDR4-3333 (OC)
  • 10 x SATA III, 1 x SATA Express, 1 x M.2
  • 3 x PCIe 3.0 x16 Slots
  • 2 x PCIe 2.0 x1 Slots
  • Realtek ALC1150 7.1-Channel Audio Codec
  • Intel Gigabit LAN Controller
  • AMD CrossFire & NVIDIA SLI Support
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MSI X99A SLI overview

  • 1Description

Built with performance and business solutions in mind, the X99A SLI 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 for the LGA 2011-3 socket and the Intel X99 chipset.

The ATX form factor of the X99A Workstation has eight DIMM slots that are able to support up to 128GB of quad-channel unbuffered ECC or non-ECC memory, or registered (buffered) ECC memory, plus Intel Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) memory modules. The supported memory speeds are 3333 (OC), 3200 (OC), 3000 (OC), 2933 (OC), 2800 (OC), 2666 (OC), 2600 (OC), 2400, 2200 (OC), and 2133 MHz. There are a total of ten SATA III 6 Gb/s ports, one M.2 slot (Key M) that supports PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA III 6 Gb/s devices with form factors of 2242, 2260, 2280, and 22110, one U.2 port that supports PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe storage, and one SATA Express port that supports PCIe 2.0 x2. Additionally, there are three PCIe 3.0 x16 slots that support x16, x16/x16, and x8/x16/x8 with 40-lane CPUs, as well as x16, x16/x8, and x8/x8/x8 modes with 28-lane CPUs, and two PCIe 2.0 x1 slots. There is one 10 Gb/s USB 3.1 Type-C port, one 10 Gb/s USB 3.1 Type-A port, four 5 Gb/s USB 3.0 Type-A ports, and four 480 Mb/s USB 2.0 Type-A ports on the back panel, while internally, there are four USB 3.0 ports and four USB 2.0 ports 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, and network connectivity is achieved using Intel's Gigabit LAN controller.

Graphically, the X99A SLI has integrated multi-GPU support for 3-way AMD CrossFire technology and 3-way NVIDIA SLI technology. While it is not equipped with an integrated graphics controller, this will allow users to purchase a compatible dedicated graphics card of their choice.

The X99A SLI LGA 2011-3 ATX Motherboard has been designed with features such as CLICK BIOS 5, M-Cloud, Audio Boost, Total Fan Control, reinforced PCIe slots, CPU overvoltage protection, Military Class 5 components, double ESD protection, and more. Protection is provided by a limited 3-year warranty.

General Features

Memory Performance and Stability
With traditional memory design, the memory signals are often distorted by electromagnetic signals from other components, making the system perform slower or become unstable. MSI introduces DDR4 Boost technology with optimized traces and fully isolated memory circuitry. This design ensures the memory signals stay pure for optimal performance and stability.
Turbo U.2
A Turbo U.2 connector delivers performance up to 32 Gb/s and allows support for 2.5" SSDs using the U.2 connector.
Turbo M.2
Delivering speeds up to 32 Gb/s using PCIe Gen3 x4, Turbo M.2 is more than 5 times faster than a regular SATA III 6 Gb/s connection. Enjoy a fast system boot up and loading of applications and games.
SATA Express
SATA Express offers a solution in high speed storage through PCI Express, providing more bandwidth for the SSDs up to 16 Gb/s.
OC Genie 4
OC Genie is a built-in hardware overclocking technology on motherboards. With this one-second overclocking option, MSI is giving you even more performance. Just hit the button and your PC gets another adrenaline shot.
Explore the improved CLICK BIOS 5 and use it to tune your system for increased performance. MSI CLICK BIOS 5 is the next generation UEFI BIOS with optimizations for Windows 10. Control your system in two modes: EZ mode, for the most used settings and functions, and Advanced mode for more detailed settings and fine-tuning options to boost your system's performance.
This motherboard uses an Intel Gigabit network adapter.
MSI's M-Cloud is a convenient and secure way of saving personal files in the cloud. M-Cloud simplifies complicated settings with a user friendly interface and is easy to learn. Build and maintain your personal cloud with ease. M-Cloud can also turn your PC into an Access Point. You can easily share a wireless network or internet signal to other devices through just a few simple steps.
Titanium Choke
Titanium Choke uses a Titanium core that has better abilities in thermal and higher temperature tolerance. This allows the Titanium Choke to run at a temperature of 428°F / 220°C, have a 40% higher current capacity, a 30% improvement in power efficiency, and better overclocking power stability.
With their aluminum core design, Dark CAP's have been a staple in high-end mainboard designs and provides lower Equivalent Series Resistance (ESR), as well as its over-10-year lifespan.
EZ Debug LED
MSI's EZ Debug LED is an easy troubleshooting tool using three LEDs to indicate CPU / Memory / VGA operation every time you boot up your system. Run into trouble? Use the LEDs to easily identify the source of your problem and get back into operation quickly.
Enhanced CPU Overvoltage Protection
Onboard overvoltage protection helps prevent overvoltage and short-circuit damage to the CPU and other components. A red LED near the 24-pin CPU power connector lets you know that overvoltage protection is activated for easier troubleshooting.
Optimized for Multiple Graphics Cards
This motherboard supports SLI and CrossFire, and improved PCIe slot placement allows for better fitting and airflow, allowing users to enjoy higher resolution graphics with increased frame rates when running an NVIDIA SLI or AMD CrossFire setup.
MSI Steel Armor
Worried about damaging the PCI Express slot or your graphics card because of the weight? Steel Armor has more solder points on the PCB for more strength and protects the PCI Express signals against electromagnetic interference for a stutter-free gaming experience and higher GPU overclocking.
Total Fan Control
Total Fan Control gives you complete control of all your fans connected to the motherboard, through an easy to use interface.
  • Full control of fans through 4-pin fan headers
  • Real-time monitor fan speeds & temperatures
  • Intuitive, easy to use application design
  • Set profiles
  • Log fan speed, voltage, and temperature status
  • WHQL Certified, Windows 10 Ready
    Benefit from great compatibility and a worry-free user experience when using Microsoft Windows 8 / 8.1 or Windows 10 with MSI PRO Series motherboards. MSI received official Microsoft Windows 10 WHQL certification. With a true testament to compatibility and performance, the MSI R&D team ensures a worry-free experience when using the latest version of Microsoft Windows on virtually any MSI PRO Series motherboard.
    Audio Boost
    With Audio Boost, MSI delivers high sound quality through the use of premium quality audio components. That way, you can enjoy crystal clear sound and music through 6-channel audio or high impendence headphones and truly dominate the game.
    7.1 Audio Jacks
    With high quality audio connectors you get the strong signal output with less chance of distortion.
    Isolated Audio PCB
    Audio Boost acts like a dedicated soundcard by physically isolating the audio circuitry to give you a clearer audio signal.
    Chemi-Con Audio Capacitors
    Delivering high fidelity crystal clear sound with strong acoustics and realism.
    Front Dedicated Headphone Out
    Convenient use of the front panel audio output while retaining high quality sound.
    Separated Audio Layers
    Equal sound quality for left & right channel audio through the use of separated layers in the PCB.
    Anti-Popcorn Noise
    Audio Boost protects your ears against annoying loud popping sounds when you plug devices in or out or turn your PC on/off.
    10 Gb/s USB 3.1 Type-C & Type-A
    Transferring your favorite games, music, and movies over USB has never been faster. USB 3.1 enables lightning fast transfer speeds up to 10 Gb/s. Its reversible Type-C connector allows for the effortless connecting of compatible USB devices whether oriented right-side up or upside down, while the Type-A connector is compatible with standard Type-A devices and ports.
    Quad Front USB 3.0
    With a cleverly placed 5 Gb/s USB 3.0 front pin header on MSI motherboards, you can connect up to four USB 3.0 devices directly to the front of your PC's chassis. This way, you can easily enjoy fast USB speeds without having to use the hard-to-reach USB ports at the rear.
    Double ESD Protection
    The front USB 3.0 ports on MSI motherboards are protected by a set of protective ICs to help prevent damage caused by Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) from plugging/unplugging USB devices.
    In the Box
    MSI X99A SLI LGA 2011-3 ATX Motherboard
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
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    MSI X99A SLI specs

    CPU - Supports Intel Core i7 Extreme Edition processors for the LGA 2011-3 socket
    - Supports Intel Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 (depending on the CPU)
    Chipset Intel X99 chipset
    Memory 8 x DDR4 memory slots, supports up to 128 GB
    - Supports DDR4 3333 (OC), 3200 (OC), 3000 (OC), 2933 (OC), 2800 (OC), 2666 (OC), 2600 (OC), 2400 (OC), 2200 (OC), and 2133 MHz
    Quad-channel memory architecture
    Supports ECC/non-ECC unbuffered memory
    Supports DDR4 ECC RDIMM memory
    Supports Intel Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
    * Hyper DIMM support depends on the individual CPU physical characteristics
    Slots 3 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slots
    - Supports x16, x16/x16, x8/x16/x8 with 40-lane CPUs
    - Supports x16, x16/x8, x8/x8/x8 with 28-lane CPUs
    2 x PCIe 2.0 x1 slots
    Multi-GPU Support - Supports 3-Way AMD CrossFire Technology
    - Supports 3-Way NVIDIA SLI Technology
    USB ASMedia ASM1142 Chipset
    - 1 x 10 Gb/s USB 3.1 Type-C port (back panel)
    - 1 x 10 Gb/s USB 3.1 Type-A port (back panel)

    ASMedia ASM1074 Chipset
    - 4 x 5 Gb/s USB 3.0 Type-A ports (back panel)

    Intel X99 Chipset
    - 4 x 5 Gb/s USB 3.0 ports available through the internal USB 3.0 connectors
    - 8 x 480 Mb/s USB 2.0 ports (four on the back panel, four available through the internal USB 2.0 connectors)
    Storage Intel X99 Chipset
    - 10 x SATA III 6 Gb/s ports (2 ports from the SATA Express port)
    - SATA1~6 supports RAID 0, 1, 5, and 10
    - SATA 7~10 only supports IDE and AHCI modes

    1 x M.2 Slot (Key M)
    - Supports up to PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA III 6 Gb/s
    - Supports 2242, 2260, 2280, and 22110 storage devices

    1 x U.2 port
    - Supports PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe storage

    1 x SATA Express port (compatible with two SATA ports)
    - Supports up to PCIe 2.0 x2

    - Supports Intel Smart Response Technology

    *The SATA Express port (including SATA5~6) will be unavailable when installing an M.2 SATA storage device in the M.2 slot (for 40-lane CPUs only). The SATA Express port (including SATA5~6) is also unavailable when installing an M.2 storage device in the M.2 port (for 28-lane CPUs only)
    **U.2 and Intel Smart Response Technology support is dependent upon the CPU
    * 40-lane CPUs support up to PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA III 6 Gb/s
    * 28-lane CPUs (i7-5820K / i7-6800K) support up to PCIe 2.0 x2 and SATA III 6 Gb/s
    Audio Realtek ALC1150 Codec
    - 7.1-channel HD audio
    - Supports S/PDIF output
    LAN 1 x Intel Gigabit LAN controller
    Internal I/O Connectors - 1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector
    - 1 x 8-pin ATX 12 V power connector
    - 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 Power button
    - 1 x Reset button
    - 1 x Multi-BIOS switch
    - 1 x RGB LED connector
    - 1 x Slow mode booting jumper
    Back Panel I/O Ports - 1 x PS/2 keyboard/ mouse combo port
    - 1 x Clear CMOS button
    - 1 x Optical S/PDIF OUT connector
    - 5 x OFC audio jacks
    Mounting Nine mounting holes
    Dimensions - 12.0 x 9.6" / 30.5 x 24.4 cm
    - ATX form factor
    Weight Not specified by manufacturer
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 4.1 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 13.9 x 10.6 x 3.2"

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