MSI X299 XPOWER GAMING AC E-ATX Motherboard

MSI X299 XPOWER GAMING AC E-ATX Motherboard

MSI X299 XPOWER GAMING AC E-ATX Motherboard

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MSI X299 XPOWER GAMING AC E-ATX Motherboard

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Product Highlights

  • E-ATX Form Factor
  • Intel X299 Chipset
  • 2066 Socket
  • 8 x DIMM Slots
  • 4-Channel DDR4 4133+ MHz (OC)
  • 2-Channel DDR4 4500+ MHz (OC)
  • 10 x SATA 6 Gb/s Ports
  • 3 x M.2 Slots & 1 x U.2 Connector
  • 1 x PCIe 3.0 x1 & 4 x PCIe 3.0 x16 Slots
  • Dual Intel LAN + Intel Wi-Fi AC
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MSI X299 XPOWER GAMING AC overview

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Beat your rivals with the X299 XPOWER GAMING AC Motherboard from MSI. Equipped with an Intel X299 chipset and a 2066 socket, this E-ATX motherboard supports Intel X-Series processors, enabling you to create a platform that lives up to your gaming and overclocking needs. Eight DIMM slots with fully isolated circuitry allow you to set up DDR4 RAM configurations running at 4133 MHz and higher in quad-channel mode, or at 4500 MHz and higher in dual-channel mode.

Besides ten SATAIII 6 Gb/s ports, the X299 XPOWER GAMING AC offers three Turbo M.2 SSD slots and one Turbo U.2 connector delivering speeds up to 32 Gb/s per device. Four PCIe 3.0 x16 slots and one PCIe 3.0 x1 expansion slot provide connectivity to graphics cards and other peripheral devices. Dual Gaming LAN lets you control your bandwidth and prioritize gaming traffic while Intel 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi gives you the option to use the LAN ports just for the gaming traffic and let the Wi-Fi handle other traffic in your network.

Mystic Light
  • Choose from 16.8 million colors and 17 LED effects to customize your gaming rig.
  • An extension pin header provides an intuitive way to control additional RGB strips and other RGB peripherals added to a system, without a separate RGB controller. By connecting any 12V RGB LED strip to the 4-pin extension RGB-strip header you can sync colors to any style you choose.
  • You can control RGB LED solutions from other brands, such as CPU coolers, keyboards & mice, and RGB system fans.
  • The Mystic Light app (available separately) enables remote control from iOS and Android devices.
  • 3D-printable parts (available separately) such as heatsink covers, personalized SLI bridges, name plates, and logos in a variety of colors and materials can be added to the motherboard to match your themed build.
Cooling
  • Multiple fan connectors and thermal sensors allow you to set up a cool and silent system with automatic or manual control of your fans.
  • You can manage speeds and temperatures for all your system and CPU fans. The fan headers are conveniently placed with the most popular CPU coolers in mind.
  • Fan headers run in DC or PWM mode for optimal tuning of fan speeds and sound levels. Hysteresis makes your fans spin up fluently to keep your system silent.
  • Primary fan system characteristics can be checked in a simplified graphical interface via BIOS or software. You can also set up to four temperature targets for CPU and motherboard — fan speeds adjust automatically.
  • The motherboard is designed to support a variety of all-in-one and custom water cooling solutions. A dedicated water pump PIN header supports up to 2A, giving you full control of the water pump speed. A clearly marked 'keep-out-zone' allows for easy and safe installation and a perfect fit.
Gaming Features
  • Easily program your most-used commands and execute them with a single keystroke. You can assign functions to any key to launch your favorite games, load profiles, or do real-time overclocking with the push of a button.
  • The gaming device port is optimized for connecting high-end peripherals. You can customize your mouse DPI to enhance accuracy or program macro combinations by using the Mouse Master software to perform multiple commands with just one click.
  • Game Boost enables one-second overclocking whenever you need extra power from your CPU and memory.
  • The motherboard supports using multiple graphics cards. PCIe slot placement is optimized for thermal performance.
  • The Dragon Eye application allows you to watch a YouTube video or Twitch Stream while playing a game. Simply add a link or stream to Dragon Eye and select size, position, volume, and transparency. The hotkeys allow you to start/pause your video and set the volume.
  • Keep track of your system's performance with the OSD function of the Gaming application. You can customize which statistics are shown on-screen while you play your games. Keep an eye on your CPU speed, fps counter, and GPU temperature without leaving the game.
Storage
  • You can connect most ultra-fast storage devices to the motherboard, which means you can start games fast, load levels fast, and have an advantage over your game opponents.
  • Enjoy the performance of an SSD on your HDD by coupling it with the Intel Optane memory device (available separately). Intel Optane technology provides high throughput, low latency, and endurance.
  • Part of the motherboard's heatsink design, M.2 Shield FROZR offers high thermal protection to make sure the SSD maintains maximum performance.
  • The three-slot Turbo M.2 interface delivers fast system boot up and quick loading of applications and games with up to 32 Gb/s per device using Gen3 x4. Turbo M.2 is over five times faster than a regular SATAIII connection.
  • The U.2 SSD connector delivers performance up to 32 Gb/s per device and is protected by a steel armor.
  • The Intel Virtual RAID on CPU, VROC, unseals the PCIe lanes directly from the processor in order to configure a bootable RAID array. With Intel VROC, you can take advantage of your SSD devices' full speed during game loading.
  • The M.2 Xpander-Z (included) provides two additional M.2 slots, giving the board a total of five M.2 slots. The expander supports VROC, allowing you to configure two M.2 SSDs as RAID 0 directly from the CPU.
  • When enabled, X-Boost optimizes your SSDs to keep your system fast and maximize storage performance.
  • M.2 Genie makes setting up RAID 0 for M.2 and U.2 easier and less time consuming.
  • The motherboard comes with ten SATA ports for long-term HDD storage of large files and system backups.
  • All of the motherboard's storage connectors support the NVMe standard.
Virtual & Mixed Reality
  • The VR Boost smart chip ensures a clean and strong signal to a VR-optimized USB port.
  • A single click of the VR Ready button sets all your key components to their highest performance and makes sure other software applications won't impact your virtual adventure.
  • TriDef VR enables you to play your favorite games in 3D on your HMD (head-mounted display). DirectX 9, 10, and 11 games are pre-configured to generate an optimal 3D experience using GenMe's 2D-to-3D conversion technology. TriDef VR allows to tweak HMD settings and is compatible with both Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. It also offers a head-tracked, hands-free user interface to allow you to launch games freely while wearing HMD.
Audio
  • Audio Boost 4 delivers true Hi-Fi sound high sound for an immersive surround sound experience while gaming.
  • Nahimic sound technology offers a sound tracker which visually shows where enemies are making noise in a game.
  • Audio Boost operates like a dedicated soundcard by being physically isolated from the rest of the motherboard circuitry to ensure a pure audio signal.
  • Separated layers in the PCB ensure equally pristine sound quality for both left and right audio channels.
  • Audio Boost protects your ears by eliminating loud popping sounds when you plug/unplug devices or turn your PC on/off.
  • Audio Boost 4 is powered by an EMI-shielded high-definition 120 dB SNR, 32-bit audio processor with built-in DAC that provides pure sound quality in both stereo and surround sound. The processor supports DSD Super Audio CD playback and recording.
  • The built-in dedicated headphone amplifier rewards audiophiles with up to 600 Ohm headphones by delivering studio-grade sound quality from your gaming PC. Audio Boost 4 automatically detects the optimal impedance for your headphones and adjusts the output.
  • The Chemi-Con golden audio capacitors on the front output ensure a high-fidelity sound experience when using studio level-headphones.
  • Golden audio connectors optimize signal output and minimize the possibility of distortion. Using gold also prevents corrosion and oxidation in the long run, protecting signal quality.
Gaming LAN
  • Intel LAN is optimized for championship-level online and LAN eSports. It reduces CPU overhead and offers high TCP and UDP throughput.
  • Gaming LAN manager automatically classifies and prioritizes the latency-sensitive applications for online games, giving you an online gaming experience with low latency. It also allows you to change applications' traffic priority and customize bandwidth for each application.
  • The LAN Protect connector features 15kV anti-surge protection to shield your network from lightning strikes and static electricity. It's highlighted with a red LED inside the RJ45 socket to show its functionality.
  • The integrated Intel Wi-Fi and Bluetooth solution uses smart MU-MIMO technology, delivering AC speeds up to 867 Mb/s without cable limitations.
Memory
  • Optimized traces and a fully isolated memory circuitry enhance stability and performance so that you don't need to worry about your system crashing during games.
  • An all-digital power design offers low power consumption and precise voltage delivery for enhanced efficiency.
  • Steel Armor protects your memory and memory slots from both physical damage and electrical overcurrent by adding extra ground points. It also ensures a clean data signal for your memory by shielding it from EMI (electromagnetic interference).
  • The technical enhancements of DDR4 Boost improve stability at high memory speeds, benefiting gaming performance and work with large video and photography files.
  • The XMP LED lights up when your Extreme Memory Profile is active.
Extreme Performance - Overclocking
  • The OC Engine 2 external clock generator increases freedom in BCLK adjustments to help you achieve the maximum overclock for your setup. It also offers low jitter and low power consumption so that your system stays rock solid even under extreme conditions.
  • Equipped with BIOS Flashback+, this motherboard lets you flash whatever BIOS version you have and start overclocking within minutes. BIOS Flashback+ works even without CPU, memory, or graphics card installed.
  • All PCB traces are optimized for overclocking. Power and signal traces are isolated, resulting in higher efficiency and stability.
  • Load-line calibration helps your CPU voltage remain stable under any load. This improves stability when demanding more CPU performance.
  • The motherboard's digital power design allows for fast and undistorted current delivery to the CPU, optimizing conditions for CPU overclocking.
  • The digital debug LED display indicates the source of the problem so you know where to look to get up and running again.
  • This motherboard features accessible physical buttons for instantly resetting and powering up/down your system. The buttons are illuminated so you can easily spot them even in a dark environment.
  • Overvoltage protection prevents short-circuit damage to the CPU and other critical components.
  • PCB design maximizes bandwidth to let you take full advantage of professional graphics cards and high-end storage devices.
USB
  • The Lighting ASmedia 3142 USB 3.1 Gen2 controller offers high speeds for multiple USB 3.1 devices running at the same time. The Lightning USB connectors are covered with gold for enhanced signal and performance.
  • Type-C reversible connector makes connection of USB devices easy.
  • When enabled, X-Boost optimizes your devices for better transfer speeds and can provide up to 20% increase in USB performance, saving a lot of time when transferring data. This tool is easy to use and automatically detects and optimizes the USB devices connected to your system.
  • Super Charger USB ports deliver more power than regular USB ports for fast charging of devices such as your smartphone, tablet, USB game controller, or portable console.
  • The front-mounted USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-A and USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C connectors offer speeds up to 10 Gb/s.
  • The USB ports are shielded by a set of protective ICs to prevent damage caused by electrostatic discharge (ESD) from plugging/unplugging USB devices.
Software
  • The X-Boost software allows you to boost the performance of any storage or USB device connected to your system. Easy and advanced modes tune your system for up to 20% increased speeds, higher system responsiveness, and faster loading of in-game levels.
  • Use the app manager to keep an overview of the available applications for your system to help you configure, tune, and set up your system to your personal preferences. Simply click on icon to install additional apps such as Command Center, Gaming, and Live Update.
  • With an intuitive interface, the Command Center allows you to tune settings to increase system stability, maximize performance, and optimize your system's cooling features.
  • Live Update automatically downloads and installs the latest drivers, BIOS, and software so you can focus on your game.
  • RAMdisk allows you to create a virtual drive from your system RAM memory to speed up your games, apps, and browser — and to increase SSD lifespan.
  • Enable the Fast Boot option either in the BIOS or with the Fast Boot application for quicker booting.
  • Use CPU-Z to gather key information of your system's key components, like CPU speed, memory speed & timings, and motherboard BIOS version.
BIOS
  • A high-resolution, scalable font is used to make Click BIOS 5 easy to read on any type of screen.
  • EZ-mode presents you with basic BIOS settings and functions for some quick adjustments. Advanced mode has fine-tuning options to boost your system's performance.
  • A permanent search option in the top right corner helps you find specific BIOS settings. My Favorites gives easy access to pre-selected settings, supporting up to five groups of favorites.
  • Hardware monitor with fan control lets you take control of your system and check your primary system vitals in a simplified graphical interface.
  • Using an optimized formatting algorithm, Secure Erase+ lets you enjoy your SSD at maximum speed. It prevents performance from decreasing over time as more and more data is written onto the SSD.
  • System Saver offers three easy-to-use options to reboot your system if you run into trouble: ClearCMOS, BIOS recovery with BIOS Flashback+, and secondary BIOS.
    • The ClearCMOS button helps restore the BIOS default settings.
    • BIOS Flashback+ flashes the old BIOS version back and lets you continue gaming.
    • Dual physical BIOS chips give you the option of moving the onboard switch to select the secondary stock BIOS and try booting from there. The second BIOS chip contains the factory default BIOS.
  • Click BIOS 5 provides easy access to XMP memory profiles to optimize your internal memory timings and speeds for maximum stability and performance in-game. Safely overclock your CPU with a single button for more performance using MSI Game Boost.
UPC: 824142148655
In the Box
MSI X299 XPOWER GAMING AC E-ATX Motherboard
  • I/O Shield
  • M.2 Xpander-Z
  • Thermistor Cable
  • SLI Bridge Connector
  • Case Badge
  • 6 x SATA Cables
  • 1 to 2 RGB LED Extension Y-Cable (31.5")
  • Set of SATA Cable Labels
  • 2 x Antennas
  • 12 x 3D X-MOUNTING Screw Pillars
  • Drivers & Utilities Disc
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    MSI X299 XPOWER GAMING AC specs

    Form Factor E-ATX
    CPU Supports Intel Core X-Series processors
    Socket LGA 2066
    Chipset Intel X299 Chipset
    Memory Intel Core X-series Processors (6-Core Above CPU 78XX/79XX):
    8 x DIMM, 128 GB max
    DDR4 4133+ (OC) / 4000 (OC) / 3866 (OC) / 3800 (OC) / 3733 (OC) / 3600 (OC) / 3466 (OC) / 3400 (OC) / 3333 (OC) / 3200 (OC) / 3000 (OC) / 2933 (OC) / 2800 (OC) / 2667 / 2400 / 2133 MHz
    Quad-channel memory architecture

    Intel Core X-series Processors (4-Core CPU i7-7740X/i5-7640X):
    4 x DIMM, 64 GB max
    DDR4 4500+ (OC)/ 4400 (OC) / 4333 (OC) / 4266 (OC) / 4200 (OC) / 4133 (OC) / 4000 (OC) / 3866 (OC) / 3800 (OC) / 3733 (OC) / 3600 (OC) / 3466 (OC) / 3400 (OC) / 3333 (OC) / 3200 (OC) / 3000 (OC) / 2933 (OC) / 2800 (OC) / 2667 / 2400 / 2133 MHz
    Dual-channel memory architecture
    Supports Intel Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
    Expansion Slots 4 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slots (x16/x0/x16/x8, x8/x8/x16/x8 modes with 44-lane CPU, x16/x0/x8/x4, x8/x8/x8/x4 modes with 28-lane CPU, and x8/x0/x4/x4 modes with the 16-lane CPU)
    1 x PCIe 3.0 x1 slot
    Multi-GPU Support AMD CrossFire technology
    NVIDIA SLI technology
    RAID Intel X299 Chipset:
    RAID 0, 1, 5, and 10 for SATA storage devices
    RAID 0 and 1 for M.2 PCIe storage devices
    USB ASMedia ASM3142 Chipset:
    3 x USB 3.1 Gen2 (SuperSpeed USB 10 Gbps) ports (1 x Type-A port and 1 x Type-C port on back panel, 1 x Type-C internal port)

    ASMedia ASM1074 Hub:
    6 x USB 3.1 Gen1 (SuperSpeed USB) ports on back panel

    Intel X299 Chipset:
    4 x USB 3.1 Gen1 (SuperSpeed USB) internal ports
    6 x USB 2.0 (high-speed USB) ports (2 x Type-A ports on back panel, 4 x internal ports)
    Audio Realtek ALC1220 Codec:
    7.1-Channel high-definition audio
    Supports S/PDIF output
    LAN 1 x Intel I219-V Gigabit LAN controller
    1 x Intel I211 Gigabit LAN controller
    Wireless LAN & Bluetooth Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265 Module:
    Pre-installed in M2_3 (Key-E) slot
    Supports Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual band (2.4 GHz, 5 GHz) up to 867 Mb/s speed
    Supports dual-mode Bluetooth 2.1, 2.1+EDR, 3.0, 4.0, BLE, 4.2
    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 ATX 12 V power connector
    1 x flat 4-pin ATX 12 V power connector
    10 x SATA 6 Gb/s connectors
    3 x M.2 slots (Key M x2, Key E x1)
    1 x U.2 port
    2 x USB 2.0 connectors (supports additional 4 x USB 2.0 ports)
    2 x USB 3.1 Gen1 connectors (supports additional 4 x USB 3.1 Gen1 ports)
    1 x USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C port
    1 x 4-pin CPU fan connector
    1 x 4-pin water pump connector
    4 x 4-pin system fan connectors
    4 x 4-pin extend fan connectors
    1 x front-panel audio connector
    1 x RGB LED connector
    1 x TPM module connector
    1 x virtual RAID on CPU connector
    1 x 2-pin thermal sensors connector
    Back Panel I/O Ports 1 x clear CMOS button
    1 x BIOS Flashback+ button
    1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse combo port
    2 x USB 2.0 Type-A ports
    1 x BIOS Flashback+ port
    6 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A ports
    2 x LAN (RJ45) ports
    1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A port
    1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C port
    2 x Wi-Fi antenna connectors
    1 x optical S/PDIF out connector
    5 x OFC audio jacks
    Mounting 9 x mounting holes
    Storage Intel X299 Chipset:
    10 x SATA 6 Gb/s ports
    3 x M.2 slots (Key M)
    M2_1, M2_2 slots support 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices (up to PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA 6 Gb/s)
    M2_3 slot supports 2242/2260/2280 storage devices (up to PCIe 3.0 x4)
    Intel Optane memory ready for M2_1, M2_2 slots
    1 x U.2 port (supports PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe storage)
    Supports Intel Smart Response Technology
    Operating System Support for Windows 10
    Dimensions 12.0 x 10.7" (30.5 cm x 27.2 cm)
    Weight Not specified by manufacturer
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    Package Weight 6.05 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 13.8 x 11.9 x 4.5"

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