MSI Tease Their Upcoming X99S Gaming 9 AC Motherboard

/ 10 years ago


MSI are one of the top motherboard manufacturers around, so imagine my excitement when they decided to show off a teaser for their next-gen motherboard. The new board comes with support for the flagship socket LGA 2011-2, bringing support for the latest and greatest upcoming Intel CPUs such as the Core i7 HAswell-E processors. Not only will new processors be added to the mix, but also support for DDR4 memory interfaces.

The new board goes by the name X99S Gaming 9 AC, and of course that suggests that it will be running on the new Intel X99 Express chipset.

Their are eight DDR4 DIMM slots, allowing for quad-channel DDR 4 memory setups, five PCI-Express 3.0 x16 slots with the ability to drive up to 4-way SLI and CrossFireX.

Storage is taken care of by at least one M.2 slots and SATA Express ports, eight SATA 6GB/s ports, more than enough for any high end system.

Connectivity features 802.11 ac WLAN, Killer E2200 Gigabit Ethernet, eight or more USB 3.0 ports and more.

Obviously expect this board to feature a massive array of overclocking features, this is a flagship motherboard after all and while its performance details remain a mystery, expect great thing and an equally grand price tag.

We expect more details will appear over the coming weeks, so stay tuned for more information.

Thank you TechPowerUp for providing us with this information.

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