MSI X299 Gaming M7 ACK LGA 2066 ATX Motherboard

MSI X299 Gaming M7 ACK LGA 2066 ATX Motherboard

MSI X299 Gaming M7 ACK LGA 2066 ATX Motherboard

MSI X299 Gaming M7 ACK LGA 2066 ATX Motherboard

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Product Highlights

  • ATX Form Factor
  • Intel X299 Chipset
  • LGA 2066 Socket
  • 8 x Quad-Channel DDR4-4266+ (OC)
  • 8 x SATA III, 2 x M.2, 1 x U.2
  • 4 x PCIe 3.0 x16 Slots
  • 2 x PCIe 3.0 x1 Slots
  • Dual Realtek ALC1220 Audio
  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1
  • NVIDIA SLI/AMD CrossFire Support
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MSI X299 GAMING M7 ACK overview

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The MSI X299 Gaming M7 ACK ATX Motherboard features an LGA 2066 socket and an Intel X299 chipset to support Intel's X-series of processors. Eight DDR4 DIMM slots are on board to provide up to 128GB of memory to your system. For SLI or CrossFire gaming builds, the motherboard comes with four PCIe 3.0 x16 slots. With a capable processor, the motherboard can support quad-channel memory configurations and four PCIe 3.0 x16 slots operating in an x16, x16, x8, and x4 mode. This motherboard can handle PCIe-based SSDs by coming armed with two M.2 slots as well as one U.2 connector. There are also eight SATA ports for your optical CD/DVD burners, spinning hard drives, and SATA-equipped SSDs.

The MSI X299 Gaming M7 ACK motherboard comes armed with two audio processors that enable you experience sounds coming from your speakers and headphones, simultaneously. For connections, it sports one PS/2 combo port, one Gigabit Ethernet port, one optical port, five audio jacks, three USB 2.0 Type-A ports, four USB 3.0 Type-A ports, and two USB 3.1 ports with 10 Gb/s speeds. One of the USB 3.1 ports has a USB Type-C design for easy connections. Other notable interfaces include 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.1 to access speakers and headsets wirelessly. Moreover, two PCIe 3.0 x1 slots are available to handle port expansion cards and NICs.

This motherboard is outfitted with features that help you enhance your internal components by supporting liquid-cooling solutions and offering two BIOS chips for testing out overclocked settings. Software programs are also included, so you can overclock with a single mouse click. Aside from enhancing system performance, onboard LEDs illuminate the insides of your case, while an extension Mystic Light header allows you to add optional LED strips.

LGA 2066 Socket
The LGA 2066 socket supports Intel Core X-series processors that sport four, six, and higher core counts. With different core counts from X-Series processors, this motherboard is able to accommodate quad- or dual-memory configurations. The X-Series processors can have up to 44 PCIe lanes to provide performance to the motherboard's PCIe slots.
Intel X299 Chipset
The Intel X299 chipset provides USB 3.0 ports, SATA 6 Gb/s ports, and other essential features for a computer system.
X299 Gaming M7 ACK Features
  • RGB Mystic Light offers 16.8 million colors and 17 effects to personalize the insides of the case
  • Mystic Light Extension pinheader controls additional RGB strips and other RGB peripherals, without needing a separate RGB controller
  • 31.5" (80cm) RGB extender cable with splitter included
  • Supports 3D-printable parts, such as heatsink covers and personalized SLI bridges
  • MSI fan headers running in DC or PWM mode for optimal tuning of fan speeds and silence
  • Hysteresis makes your fans spin up fluently to make sure your system stays quiet
  • A dedicated water pump PIN header supports up to 2A, giving you full control of the water pump's speed
  • GAMING Device Port is optimized to fully utilize your device's special features
  • Intel Optane technology compatible
  • M.2 Shield FROZR is a thermal solution for M.2 drives
  • Two M.2 slots and one U.2 connector to accommodate PCIe-based SSDs
  • Supports NVMe drives
  • VR ready
  • VR Boost is a smart chip that ensures a clean and strong signal to a VR optimized USB port
  • Audio Boost 4 PRO comes with 2 dedicated HD audio processors with dedicated amplifiers, so you can use headphones and speakers at the same time
  • Nahimic Sound technology for enhancing sounds
  • Isolated audio design with LED border
  • Separate audio layers for clean left and right audio channels
  • De-Pop protection
  • Golden audio ports
  • Killer Double Shot Pro combines Wi-Fi and Gigabit Ethernet signals to provide throughputs up to 1.867 Gb/s
  • LAN Protect reduces CPU overhead and high TCP and UDP throughputs
  • Optimized traces and isolated circuitry help ensure memory stability and performance
  • All-digital power design offers lower power consumption and precise voltage delivery
  • Steel Armor protects your memory and memory slots from both physical damage and electrical overcurrent by adding extra ground points
  • OC Engine 2 is an external clock generator that gives you higher BCLK adjustments
  • BIOS Flashback+ lets you flash the BIOS without a CPU, memory, or graphics card installed
  • Optimized PCB design and added layers allow MSI to optimize all traces for overclocking
  • Multiple readout points are available to measure the exact voltages of the CPU and memory
  • Power phases provide stable, optimized power delivery
  • Load-Line Calibration makes sure the CPU voltage remains 100% stable under different loads
  • Digital LED display notifies you of the source of the problem so you know exactly where to look
  • Easy Button 3 offers illuminated physical buttons for resetting and powering up or down the system
  • Clear CMOS button lets you instantly reset the BIOS
  • Overvoltage protection prevents potential short-circuit damage to the CPU and other critical components
  • USB 3.1 Type-C port transfers data at up to 10 Gb/s and features a reversible connection design
  • MSI Super Charger USB ports charge power-hungry devices quickly
  • USB ports on MSI motherboards are shielded by a set of protective ICs to prevent damage caused by Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) from plugging/unplugging USB devices
  • MSI PCI Express Steel Armor slots are armed with more solder points on the motherboard for a stronger hold and protects PCI Express signals against electromagnetic interference
  • Dual BIOS setup with onboard switch
Software Features
  • Mystic Light App for your smartphone from Google Play or App Store to control LED lights
  • Total Fan Control allows you to take control of your fans and check your primary system characteristics in a simplified graphical interface
  • Gaming Hotkey for assigning functions to any key to launch your favorite games, load profiles, or perform real-time overclocking
  • Mouse Master software performs multiple commands with just one click
  • MSI Dragon Eye allows you to watch an online video stream while playing a game simultaneously
  • OSD function in Gaming App lets the system display CPU speed, FPS counter, GPU temperature, and other statistics while playing a game
  • WTFast and Xsplit Gamecaster included
  • X-Boost optimizes your SSDs
  • Configure PCIe, M.2, and U.2 SSDs in RAID 0 with M.2 Genie
  • One Click to VR sets all your key components to their highest performance and makes sure other software applications won't impact your virtual adventure
  • TriDef VR uses 2D-to-3D conversion technology to play your favorite games in 3D on your HMD (head mounted display)
  • MSI GAMING LAN Manager automatically classifies and prioritizes the latency-sensitive applications for online games
  • DDR4 Boost allow for more stability at higher memory speeds when compared to other motherboards
  • XMP LED lights up when an Extreme Memory Profile is active
  • App Manager to keep an easy overview of available applications for your system to help you configure, tune, and set up your system to your personal preferences
  • MSI's Command Center software allows you to tune settings to increase system stability, maximize performance, and optimize your system's cooling features
  • MSI Live Update automatically downloads and installs the latest drivers, BIOS and software
  • RAMDisk lets you to create a virtual drive from your system RAM memory
  • Hi-res BIOS fonts
  • With an optimized formatting algorithm, Secure Erase+ restores your SSD's performance<
  • System Saver offers 3 easy-to-use options to successfully boot your system again
  • CLICK BIOS 5 provides easy optimizations to the memory and processor
UPC: 824142148648
In the Box
MSI X299 Gaming M7 ACK LGA 2066 ATX Motherboard
  • Drivers & Utilities Disc
  • 4 x SATA Cables
  • I/O Shield
  • SATA Cable Label Set
  • SLI HB Bridge M
  • 31.5" (80cm) 1 to 2 RGB LED Extension Y Cable
  • Package of 3D X-MOUNTING Screw Pillars
  • Case Badge
  • 2 x Antennas
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
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    MSI X299 GAMING M7 ACK specs

    Chipset Intel X299
    CPU Socket LGA 2066
    Back Panel I/O
    USB 3 x USB 2.0 Type-A
    4 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A
    1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A
    1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C
    Display None
    Audio 5 x 3.5 mm
    1 x S/PDIF
    Ethernet / Controller 1 x Killer E2500 Gigabit
    PS/2 1 x Combo
    Wi-Fi Antenna 2 x Connector
    Buttons BIOS Flashback, Clear CMOS
    Memory Slots 8 x 288-Pin
    Memory Support DDR4  MHz
    Maximum Capacity 128 GB
    Channel Architecture Quad Channel
    Storage Expansion
    M.2 1 x M Key 2242, 2260, 2280 (PCIe 3.0 x4, SATA III)
    1 x M Key 2242, 2260, 2280, 22110 (PCIe 3.0 x4, SATA III)
    U.2 1
    RAID Support RAID 0, 1, 5, 10
    Internal I/O
    Expansion Slots 4 x PCIe 3.0 x16
    2 x PCIe 3.0 x1
    USB 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Header (Supports 1 USB Type-C Ports)
    2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Header (Supports 4 USB Type-A Ports)
    2 x USB 2.0 Header (Supports 4 USB Type-A Ports)
    Multi-GPU Support 2-Way 
    3-Way AMD CrossFireX
    3-Way NVIDIA SLI
    Air Cooling 1 x 4-Pin CPU
    4 x 4-Pin System
    Liquid Cooling 1 x 4-Pin Pump
    Power Connectors 1 x 24-Pin Mainboard
    1 x 8-Pin CPU
    1 x 4-Pin CPU
    Security TPM Module
    LED Header 1 x RGB
    Diagnostics 2-Digit Debug LED, BIOS Selection, Clear CMOS, CPU Overclock, Power, Reset, Slow Mode
    Front Panel I/O
    I/O Connection Headers AAFP
    Audio Codec Realtek ALC1220 (8-Channel)
    Bluetooth Version 4.1
    Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 5 
    Form Factor ATX
    Dimensions 12.0 x 9.6" / 30.5 x 24.4 cm
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 4.75 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 13.6 x 10.6 x 3.5"

    MSI X299 GAMING M7 ACK reviews

    X299 Gaming M7 ACK LGA 2066 ATX Motherboard is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1.
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    Date published: 2018-05-11
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