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MSI® engineers made sure you can enjoy high speed DDR4 frequency and the best memory compatibility. DDR4 brings higher memory speeds at even lower power usage as low as 1.2v. With 8 memory slots available, MSI supports larger memory configurations up to 128GB.
Taking numerous world records in DDR4 frequency, MSI motherboards have proven great compatibility and performance since the introduction of DDR4 memory.
Customize and set up your own color scheme with Mystic Light. Make your build look on fire or cold as ice. You are in control. You can select any of the colors from the palette to match your systems’ design. Tired of always the same color? Just change it to another one using the easy to use Mystic Light APP available on PC, phone and tablet, and make your PC look & feel brand new!
The MSI® X99 GODLIKE GAMING motherboard is designed to provide gamers with best-in-class features and technology. To cool, protect and highlight these features, heavy plated armor is used. Stunning looks, backed by the MSI Dragon, the X99A GODLIKE GAMING motherboard is an engineering masterpiece tailored to gaming perfection.
The Dragon cover doesn't just look cool with its GODLIKE branding, it also protects I/O devices against Electro Magnetic Interference, ensuring pure signals.
This awesome looking protective shield helps to keep the audio signal pure, preventing interference from other components.
Designed to withstand anything, the heatsinks found on this motherboard truly represent style & performance.
Heavy plated armor makes sure your system stays cool during even the longest gaming sessions or extreme overclocking.
Killer™ DoubleShot-X3 Pro allows the 2x Killer™ Ethernet connectors and the Killer™ Wi-Fi adapter to work together for the ultimate high speed attack. The Killer Network Manager decides which apps runs on which connection for gaming traffic optimization. This will give you the max throughput as high as 2.867 Gbps.
Killer™ Wireless-AC 1535 with ExtremeRange™ Technology delivers industry-leading speed, intelligence and control for PCs. Killer’s Lag and Latency ReductionTM Technology combined with Killer’s ExtremeRange™ Technology revolutionizes the user experience by driving better throughput, lower latencies, and longer WiFi ranges. Play your game, stream your game, and enjoy your HD video – all at the same time and uninterrupted.
Designed with gaming DNA, Killer™ LAN is optimized for championship level online and LAN eSports. This GAMING motherboard features 2 Killer™ dedicated gaming network ports. The Killer E2200 Intelligent Networking Platform, featuring Advanced Stream Detect, is built for maximum networking performance for online games and high-quality streaming media. Killer™ LAN automatically detects and accelerates game traffic ahead of other network traffic for smoother, stutterfree in-game performance and the competitive edge.
Built for a superior online gaming experience with optimized traffic prioritization and low latency, Killer™ Network Manager with Advanced Stream Detect™ automatically classifies and prioritizes the latency-sensitive applications for online games.
The Killer Network Manager
With Audio Boost 3 Pro, powered by Nahimic Sound Technology, we're delivering the highest sound quality through the use of premium quality audio components. That way, you can enjoy crystal clear sound and music through 8-channel HD Audio or high impendence headphones.
With a golden 6.35mm audio connector you get the best possible signal output with less chance of distortion for high quality headset.
Offering immersive virtual 7.1 sound in high definition using exclusive stereo equipment.
With golden audio connectors you get the best possible signal output with less chance of distortion.
Audio Boost 3 Pro is fueled by a EMI-shielded high quality HD audio processor, making sure you enjoy the purest sound quality.
Audio Boost 3 Pro acts like a dedicated soundcard by physically isolating the audio circuitry to give you a more clear audio signal.
Delivering high fidelity crystal clear sound with exceptional acoustics and realism.
The built-in dual headphone amplifiers rewards your high quality headphone with studio level sound quality up to 600Ω delivered from your gaming PC.
The studio-grade ESS ES9018K2M DAC recreates the optimal natural analogue sound with ultra-low distortion to ensure a perfect, realistic display of sound.
Headphone Amplifier Switch Easily switch between the front or rear dedicated headphone out.
Convenient use of the front panel audio output while retaining high quality amplified sound.
Nahimic sound technology has been approved for its quality and precision in projects undertaken by the military field and the aeronautics industry. It offers immersive virtual 7.1 sound in high definition using exclusive stereo equipment.
Nahimic lifts your gaming experience to a new level, offering you highly sought-after gaming benefits:
Most motherboards will be unable to deliver a strong 5V power signal to all USB ports at the same time, highly affecting audio output quality. Only MSI USB Audio Power continuously delivers a stable 5V to the USB ports, making sure you can continue to enjoy the crystal clear audio standard you expect.
MSI® USB Audio Power (5V)
Traditional solutions (4.6V)
OC Genie is the world's first built-in hardware overclocking technology on motherboards. With this one-second overclocking option we're giving you even more performance. Just hit the button and your PC gets another adrenalin shot. Delivering up to 20% of free extra performance for the CPU and memory.
PERFORMANCE BOOST MODES
*Features may vary according to your platform and model
Transferring your favorite games, music and movies over USB has never been faster. USB 3.1 Gen2 enables lightning fast transfer speeds up to 10Gb/s!
Type-C with reversible design
Get all the performance benefits from USB 3.1 Gen2 combined with the convenience of the USB Type-C connector. This reversible connector allows for effortless connecting of USB devices.
With MSI Super Charger you can deliver more power than regular USB chargers to your smartphone, tablet, USB game controller or portable console. You can quickly charge these devices when you're not gaming on your PC, eliminating the need for wall power sockets.
USB 3.1 Gen1 signal integrity suffers with longer cables. The special USB 3.1 Gen1 Redrivers connected to the internal USB 3.1 Gen1 ports on MSI motherboards, enable you to use longer USB 3.1 Gen1 cables, especially in larger chassis.
With a cleverly placed USB 3.1 Gen1 front pin header on MSI motherboards, you can connect up to 4 USB 3.1 Gen1 devices directly to the front of your PC Chassis. This way you can easily enjoy fast USB speeds without having to use the hard-to-reach USB ports at the rear.
The front USB 3.1 Gen1 ports on MSI motherboards are protected by a set of protective ICs to prevent damage caused by Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) from plugging/unplugging USB devices.
SATA Express offers a solution in high speed storage through PCI-Express, providing more bandwidth for the latest generation SSDs up to 10 Gb/s.
Delivering speeds up to 32Gb/s using Gen3 x4, Turbo M.2 is more than 5 times faster than a regular SATA III connection! Enjoy a blazing fast system boot up and insanely fast loading of applications and games with MSI motherboards.
The U.2 Host Card delivers performance up to 32 Gb/s and allows support for next gen 2.5-inch SSDs using the U.2 connector. A redriver chip is added to increase data transfer speed.
With a rich history of breaking world records inherited from MSI’s legendary Overclocking motherboards, this motherboard has OC running through its veins. Built from the ground up with a goal to support heavy overclocking, from it’s OC PCB to Military Class components, you know this MSI motherboard is ready to push to the limit!
This MSI motherboard features 50% more PCB layers. This to remove interference and deliver the most stable signals with improved efficiency, even in the most extreme overclocking conditions:
DigitALL Power digitally steers and receives feedback through a DigitALL PWM controller. This allows for pinpoint voltage delivery and lower power consumption.
With a large number of premium power phases to support heavy overclocking with highly increased voltages, you are sure your system remains stable under the most extreme circumstances.
Pushed your overclocking endeavors too far? No worries, the Overcurrent Protection featured on this motherboard ensures you won’t damage it, so you can easily start again where you left off.
OC Thermal Design was developed to deliver the highest cooling potential in even the most extreme conditions. It’s optimized to work in low-airflow situations, making it the ideal cooling to use with your water cooling setup.
Extreme OC Socket Design makes sure you can fit any cooling solution. Using less components around the socket makes it easier to insulate the motherboard for use with LN2 and improves PCB signal tracing to deliver better efficiency and higher OC results.
Thanks to the OC Engine, MSI motherboards support more flexible BCLK adjustments, from 100 / 125 / 167 MHz straps. Using these straps opens doors to achieve the absolute maximum in overclock. All MSI X99 motherboards come with the next generation Clock Generator offering even lower jitter and power consumption resulting in even higher stability under extreme conditions.
Meet the overclockers' swiss army knife; OC essentials is a set of tools that are essential to get the best performance out of your motherboard. These features increase stability, assist in trouble shooting, allow you to keep your complete system in check and allow for simple management. This way you can keep your mind on overclocking.
Allowing fast and easy reset and power up / power down of your system while overclocking. The buttons are conviently placed and light up so you can easily find them in a dark environment.
A 2-Digit Debug LED is present for easy diagnostics. While operational it also displays the CPU package temperature.
Accurately monitor your voltages while overclocking. V-Check points 2 supports up to 3 multimeters at once for optimal monitoring of voltages.
Conveniently placed on the backside of the motherboard, the Clear CMOS button lets you easily reset the BIOS when your overclocking attempts failed. Saving you the hassle from opening your case and removing the jumper.
With a flick of the switch you can change between different BIOS chips for testing or recovery when one BIOS crashes. An easy LED next to the chip shows which BIOS is active.
Get ready to enjoy the best gaming experience with MSI & SteelSeries!
Enthusiast gaming gear brand SteelSeries has officially approved MSI GAMING motherboards as ‘SteelSeries Certified (SSC)’. This certification is based on the performance demands and stability of MSI GAMING motherboards and SteelSeries products. Your SteelSeries headset, mouse and other top quality gaming gear works best on MSI GAMING motherboards.
Providing extra pins (2036 in total) opens doors for better overlocking of Intel® Extreme processors and DDR4 memory. Turbo socket allows for additional tuning of DDR4 memory and Ring voltages, resulting in record breaking DDR4 memory overclocking performance, lower latencies and enhanced stability while overclocking.
Military Class 4 is the next step in high quality components. The Hi-c CAP, Super Ferrite Choke and Dark CAP will make sure that your PC runs more stable under extreme gaming conditions.
DrMOS is the next-gen Mosfet which is used to deliver the power for the CPU. MSI DrMOS does not waste much power, stays cool and is more power efficient than other powersaving solutions. Because DrMOS is a 3-in-1 chip it delivers much more power with less components needed. This solution gives you the power to break world records.
A Hi-c CAP is a very small, but super-efficient capacitor. Besides ensuring enough spacing around a CPU socket to install large coolers, it also allows for 93% energy efficiency. Thanks to Hi-c CAP`s MSI mainboards are the most energy efficient in the market.
Super Ferrite Choke uses a Ferrite core that is Super-Permeable. This allows the Super Ferrite Choke to run at a 35 degree Celsius lower temperature, have a 30% higher current capacity, a 20% improvement in power efficiency and better overclocking power stability.
With their aluminum core design, Dark CAP`s has been a staple in high-end design mainboard designs and provides lower Equivalent Series Resistance (ESR)as well as its over-10-year lifespan.
Reduction in moisture absorption helps prevent "Conductive Anodic Filament". Untreated PCB's can have 10x higher failure rate.
All key components used in MSI motherboards have all passed military testing ensuring stable operation in the harshest environments.
Carefully selected materials, multiple PCB layers and shielding result in the best circuit protection for our GAMING motherboards.
Each and every I/O port is protected against the hazards of Electro Static Discharge.
All MSI motherboards comply with strict American FCC regulations and reduce the impact of Electromagnetic Interference.
SLI /CrossFire support
This motherboard supports SLI / CrossFire. Optimal PCI-Express slot placement allows for better fitting and airflow.
That way, you can enjoy the best graphics at the highest framerate jumping from your screen when running an NVIDIA® SLI™ or AMD CrossFire™ setup.
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.
MSI® Steel ArmorReinforced, heavy soldered connections
The MSI Click BIOS 4 is the latest UEFI BIOS with optimizations for Windows 8.1 / Windows 10. Not only that it also reacts faster, runs smoother and has better mouse support. And this all comes with many cool features. Click on the button on the right to visit our dedicated BIOS page and learn more.
WTFast is the Gamers Private Network ; like a global automated army of IT specialists all working together to optimize your game connection from end to end. WTFast reports rich connection stats for your online game, so you can see exactly what is happening with your game connection.
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XSplit Gamecaster & Broadcaster V2 lets you easily record your gaming moments and broadcast your live gameplay sessions to Twitch, YouTube, UStream and more.
It's simple, easy to use and ideal for sharing your gameplay with friends, family or the world - or for capturing those perfect gaming moments, just for the heck of it.
RECORD & STREAM
Use XSplit Gamecaster to stream all of your gaming activities
Edit your recordings and conquer the world
Draw attention whilst casting with in-game annotations
Fully automatic chroma key that can work on any background
Automatically adjusts your bitrate according to your network conditions
Game Capture Auto Detect allows for automatic streaming when starting a game
Outperform your competition with the MSI® GAMING APP which allows simultaneous control of both your Graphics Card's overclocking.
Simply select your preferred mode with the click of a button:
MSI Dragon Eye allows you to watch a YouTube video or Twitch Stream while playing a game simultaneously. Simply add a link or stream to the Dragon Eye application and select the size, position, volume and transparency and start gaming. With a few hotkeys you can start/pause your video or set the volume.
MSI has worked closely with CPUID to develop this special edition of CPU-Z featuring the famous MSI GAMING dragon. Use CPU-Z to gather key information on the main devices of your system, such as your CPU speed, Memory speed and timings, motherboard BIOS version and much more.
Get an unlimited RAMDisk for free (worth $35) with MSI GAMING motherboards. RAMDisk allows you to create a virtual drive from your system memory, enabling speeds up to 25x faster than a modern SSD. You can load complete games, speed up your browser or your page file significantly increasing system performance! You even increase your SSD's lifespan by using RAMDisk as it reduces unnecessary read and write operations to your SSD.
MSI Gaming Device Port is optimized to deliver the best connectivity for high end gaming mice to fully utilize its speed. This results in a much faster and smoother mouse response in games.
What's in the box? Check it out for yourself! Besides an abundance of necessary cables and connectors, you also get a cool Do-Not-Disturb door-hanger, a slick GAMING case badge and a stylish all black GAMING I/O shield.
FRONT SIDE OF I/O PANEL
Be sure to take full advantage of all the GAMING weapons by connecting your devices to the optimized ports.
• Supports New Intel® Core™ i7 Processors Extreme Edition for LGA 2011-3 Socket
• Support lntel® Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0
* Please refer to CPU Support for compatible CPU; the above description is for reference only.
• Intel® X99 Express Chipset
• Support eight DDR4 DIMMs 2133/2200(OC)/2400(OC)/2600(OC)/2666(OC)/2750(OC)/2800(OC)/3000(OC)/3110(OC)/3333(OC)/3400(OC)DRAM (128GB Max)
- Supports Quad-Channel mode
- Supports non-ECC, un-buffered memory
- Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
- Supports RDIMM 1Rx8 memory module(Operates in non-ECC mode)
* Hyper DIMM support depends on the individual CPU physical characteristics
• 5 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slots (PCI_E1~E4, PCI_E6), support up to 4-way mode
- 1-way mode: x16/ x0/ x0/ x0/ x0
- 2-way mode: x16/ x0/ x0/ x16/ x0*, x16/ x0/ x0/ x8/ x0**
- 3-way mode: x16/ x0/ x0/ x16/ x8*, x8/ x8/ x0/ x8/ x0**
- 4-way mode: x8/ x8/ x0/ x16/ x8*, x8/ x8/ x0/ x8/ x4**
* For the CPU that supports 40 PCIe lanes
** For the CPU that supports 28 PCIe lanes
• Supports 4-Way AMD® CrossFire™ Technology*
• Supports 4-Way NVIDIA® SLI™ Technology (For the CPU that supports 40 PCIe lanes)
• Supports 3-Way NVIDIA® SLI™ Technology (For the CPU that supports 28 PCIe lanes)
* Supports Windows 7 and Windows 8/ 8.1
• Intel X99 Express Chipset
•10x SATA 6Gb/s ports (2 x ports compatible with 1 x SATA Express port)*
- SATA1~6 support RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5 and RAID 10
- SATA7~10 ports only support IDE mode and AHCI mode
- Supports Intel® Smart Response Technology (Windows 7/ 8/ 8.1)
• 1 x SATA Express port*
• 1 x M.2 port, supports M.2 SATA 6Gb/s module* or M.2 PCIe module up to 32Gb/s speed**
- M.2 port supports 4.2cm/ 6cm/ 8cm length module
- M.2 PCIe module does not support RAID 0, RAID1, RAID 5 and RAID 10
* The SATA Express port or SATA5~6 ports will be unavailable when installing the M.2 (Gen2 x2 mode) module in the M.2 port.
** Intel RST does not support PCIe M.2 SSD with Legacy ROM.
• Intel X99 Express Chipset
- 6 x USB 3.1 Gen1 (SuperSpeed USB) ports (4 ports on the back panel, 2 ports available through the internal USB 3.1 Gen1 connector (JUSB3)*)
- 6 x USB 2.0 ports (2 ports on the back panel, 4 ports available through the internal USB 2.0 connectors)
• ASMedia ASM1142 Chipset
- 1 x USB 3.1 Gen2 (SuperSpeed USB 10Gbps) port on the back panel
- 1 x USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C port on the back panel
• ASMedia ASM1042AE Chipset
- 2 x USB 3.1 Gen1 (SuperSpeed USB) ports available through the internal USB 3.1 Gen1 connector (JUSB4)
* Internal JUSB3 connector supports MSI Super Charger.
• Realtek® ALC1150 Codec
- 7.1-Channel High Definition Audio
- Supports S/PDIF output
• 2 x Killer E2400 Gigabit LAN controller
• Killer Wireless 1535 module.
- Supports 2x2 802. 11a/b/g/n/ac with advanced features
- Supports 20/40 MHz at 2.4 GHz and 20/40/80 MHz at 5GHz
- 1 x M.2 Key M Socket supports type 2280/2260/2242 storage devices in both PCIE Gen3 x4 & SATA mode
• Killer Wireless 1535 module.
- Supports Bluetooth v4.0 (includes BLE* and Bluetooth 3.0+HS)
* BLE: Bluetooth Low Energy
Internal I/O Connectors
- 1 x 24-pin AT x main power connector
- 1 x 8-pin AT x 12V power connector
- 1 x 4-pin AT x 12V power connector
- 10 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
- 1 x M.2 connector
- 1 x SATA Express connector
- 2 x USB 2.0 connectors (supports additional 4 USB 2.0 ports)
- 2 x USB 3.1 connectors (supports additional 4 USB 3.1 Gen1 ports)
- 2 x 4-pin CPU fan connectors
- 3 x 4-pin system fan connectors
- 1 x Front panel audio connector
- 2 x System panel connectors
- 1 x TPM module connector
- 1 x Chassis Intrusion connector
- 9 x V-Check connectors
- 1 x Clear CMOS jumper
- 1 x Power button
- 1 x Reset button
- 1 x OC Genie button
- 1 x Multi-BIOS switch
- 1 x OC Genie mode switch
- 1 x Audio selection switch
- 1 x Slow mode switch
- 1 x 2-Digit Debug Code LED
- 1 x Wi-Fi/Bluetooth module connector
Back Panel I/O Ports
- 1 x PS/2 port
- 2 x USB 2.0 ports
- 1 x Clear CMOS button
- 1 x USB 3.1 Gen2 port
- 1 x USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C port
- 4 x USB 3.1 Gen1 ports
- 2 x LAN (RJ45) ports
- 1 x 6.3mm Gold-plated stereo headphone jack
- 1 x Optical S/PDIF OUT connector
- 5 x OFC audio jacks
• The motherboard BIOS provides "Plug & Play" BIOS which detects the peripheral devices and expansion cards of the board automatically.
• The motherboard provides a Desktop Management Interface(DMI) function which records your motherboard specifications.
• 12 in. x 10.7 in. (30.5 cm x 27.2 cm)
• E-ATX Form Factor
• 9 mounting holes