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MSI’s New X99A Gaming Pro Carbon Motherboard Looks Amazing!

MSI recently released the X99A GODLIKE GAMING CARBON motherboard which sports an astounding specification and unbelievable RGB technology. Unfortunately, this flagship comes at a hefty price and most enthusiasts wouldn’t be prepared to spend so much on a motherboard. Thankfully, MSI has created a more budget-friendly model which still maintains the premium design and incredible stability. The new X99A GAMING PRO CARBON includes the company’s spectacular Mystic Light RGB illumination which can be controlled over WiFi with a smartphone using an extension cable.  On another note, the motherboard supports Turbo U.2, DDR4 Boost and steel armor memory to protect the DIMM contacts. This model is the first X99 motherboard from MSI to use the Game Boost overclocking feature which contains 8 presets. The Game Boost is a really useful addition and provides the tools to overclock your CPU in a single click all the way up to 5GHz.

Of course, this latest X99 motherboard natively supports upcoming Broadwell-E processors and we’ll be requesting a review sample very soon.

 

Let’s take a look at the motherboard’s other key features:

World’s first motherboard offering front USB 3.1 Type-C
Direct USB Type-C is compatible with next generation PC chassis, perfect for the latest smartphones and great for next generation mobile storage devices, the X99A GAMING PRO CARBON is world’s first motherboard to feature front USB 3.1 Type-C.

Perfect for gamers who love customization and demand great performance
One of the features of the X99A GAMING PRO CARBON motherboard is its Mystic Light RGB LED feature, supporting up to 16.8 million colors and 17 LED effects to style your rig in any way possible. You can now even do it simply through WIFI by using your smartphone as you skip through all the colors.

Mystic Light Extension, dedicated pin header for 4-pin RGB-strip & lighting control, extends your style to everything.

Game changing sound experience with Audio Boost 3 featuring Nahimic
Enjoy the best and purest sound through Audio Boost 3. Audio Boost 3 comes with a selection of best audio components to deliver a studio-grade sound experience, onboard! This high-end dedicated onboard sound card delivers game changing sound quality. Nahimic places your user experience right at the heart of their software, offering you highly sought-after gaming benefits: Virtual Sound, Voice Leveler, Bass Boost, Noise Gate & Reduction and HD Audio Recorder. Audio Boost 3 with Nahimic makes sure you dominate the battlefield through crystal clear sound and pin-point precision. Sound tracker let you dominate enemies in every game and Audio Launchpad make you interact easily with your audience when streaming awesome gameplay.

Take advantage from next-gen storage solutions
Enjoy a blazing fast system boot up and insanely fast loading of applications and games with MSI GAMING motherboards. MSI offers a whole new generation of high speed storage support through onboard Turbo M.2 and now also onboard Turbo U.2, transfer data through a PCI Express 3.0 x4 interface up to 32 Gb/s, making it 5x faster than SATA 3.0 solutions. By offering this wide variety of storage solutions the X99A GAMING PRO CARBON motherboard supports the latest and greatest high performance SSDs such as the new Intel 750 series with support for NVMe. USB 3.1 Gen2 is 2x faster than USB 3.0 and as a result of innovative engineering the X99A GAMING PRO motherboard offers both a USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A and Type-C interface for the most convenient and fast mobile storage solutions. The X99A GAMING PRO CARBON is ready to satisfy even the most demanding gamer and power user.

In terms of pricing, the X99A GAMING PRO CARBON is currently available from Overclockers UK for £274.99.

Do you think RGB lighting on motherboards is a good idea, or simply the latest fad?

John Williamson

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