MSI X299 Gaming M7 ACK Motherboard Review

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MSI X299 Gaming M7 ACK

With the release of the new X-series CPUs from Intel, such as the blazing fast (if a little toasty) i9-7900X, and the fantastic i7-7740X, comes a new range of motherboards. One of the latest is the gorgeous new X299 Gaming M7 ACK from MSI, and we’ve got it in the eTeknix office today.

Equipped with support for the latest LGA2066 socket processors, the M7 ACK is packed full of features. Obviously, this board is tailored towards the gaming market, so blazing fast storage and memory performance are on-board. Of course, you’ll also find robust overclocking features, high-end audio and more to suit the needs of the enthusiast gaming market.

With support for upto 4133 and 4500 MHz DDR4 in quad-channel and dual-channel respectively, FROZR heat shields, TURBO SOCKEt, GAME BOOST, DIGITALL POWER, and more, you can expect this board to be pretty fast. Well, at least we hope it’s fast given the specifications. Add to that some fun features like Mystic Light for your RGB thrills, Steel Armor for durability and aesthetics, and you’ve got a complete package. Now, let’s take a closer look then get it on the test bench!

Master the Game

  • Supports New Intel® Core X-series Processor Family for LGA 2066 socket
  • Support Quad Channel DDR4-4133(OC)+, Dual Channel DDR4-4500(OC)+
  • M.2 SHIELD FROZR: Strengthened built-in M.2 thermal solution. Keeps M.2 safer and faster.
  • 3D Printing Support: Modify and customize your system with the use of special 3D screws.
  • Mystic Light: Personalize your PC with 16.8 million colors / 17 effects controlled in one click with the Mystic Light APP or a mobile device.
  • Audio Boost 4 PRO: Isolated audio with 2x audio processors & Nahimic 2+ for the most immersive gaming experience.
  • Killer DoubleShot PRO: Delivers industry-leading speed using Killer’s Lag and Latency Reduction™ Technology via both Killer Ethernet and WIFI
  • Designed for Extreme Performance: TURBO SOCKET with GAME BOOST, DIGITALL POWER Design
  • Lightning Fast Game experience: TWIN TURBO M.2 and Intel Optane Memory Ready, Turbo U.2, LIGHTNING USB 3.1 GEN2
  • DDR4 Boost with Steel Armor: Fully isolated, shielded and optimized DDR4 PCB design to give your DDR4 memory a performance boost.
  • MULTI-GPU: With STEEL ARMOR PCI-E slots. Supports 3-Way NVIDIA SLI™ & 3-Way AMD Crossfire™
  • SYSTEM SAVER: 3 easy to use options to successfully boot your system again.

Feature Overview

View the complete specifications here.

“With a unique look and feel, packed with exclusive gaming features, MSI ENTHUSIAST GAMING motherboards offer the best possible gaming experience.” – MSI

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