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Quick OverviewMSI X299 SLI PLUS DDR4 Intel LGA2066 Socket Mainboard
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Model - MSI X299 SLI PLUS, CPU Sockets - LGA2066, Chipset - Intel X299, Supported CPU - Intel Core X-Series Processor, Memory Type - DDR4, Memory MHz - Core X-series Processors (6-core above): 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/ 2133MHz, Core X-series Processors (4-core): 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/ 2133MHz, Memory Channel - Core X-series Processors (6-core above): Quad, Core X-series Processors (4-core): Dual, Memory Slot - Core X-series Processors (6-core above): 8, Core X-series Processors (4-core): 4, Memory Max. - Core X-series Processors (6-core above): 128GB, Core X-series Processors (4-core): 64GB, Multi-GPU Support - NVIDIA SLI, AMD CrossFire, PCI Express Slot - 4 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slots, 2 x PCIe 3.0 x1 slots, Storage Interface - 6Gb/s, LAN Chipset - Intel I219-V Gigabit LAN, Intel I211 Gigabit LAN, LAN Speed (Mbps) - 2 x 10/100/1000Mbps, Audio Chipset - Realtek ALC1220, Audio Channel - 7.1-Channel, USB Port - 5 x USB3.1 Gen1, 8 x USB2.0, SATA Port - 8 x SATA, Form Factor - ATX, RaidSupport - 0,1,5,10, CrossFire Support - Yes, Sli Support - Yes, Special Features - Dual Intel LAN, M.2 SHIELD, DDR4 BOOST, Designed for Extreme Performance, Lightning Fast Experience, MYSTIC LIGHT, SYSTEM SAVER, AUDIO BOOST 4, VR READY, EZ Debug LED, Golden audio jacks with S/PDIF, Professional I/O cover, Heavy plated heatsinks with RGB Mystic Light, Others - 2 x M.2 slot, 1 x U.2 port, 1 x 4-pin CPU fan connector, 1 x 4-pin Water Pump connector, 4 x 4-pin system fan connectors, 1 x RGB LED connector, 1 x TPM module connector, 1 x Virtual RAID on CPU connector, 1 x Thunderbolt add-on card connector, 9 mounting holes, Warranty - 3 year
Whether you build a new PC or upgrade the existing one, the motherboard is the most vital component to choose when you have already picked the processor of your choice.
It is important to keep a few things in mind while purchasing the mainboard:
You can single out a great CPU from either Intel or AMD, but whatever CPU you choose, make sure your mainboard has the right socket for the selected CPU. The latest mainstream AMD chips use AM4 sockets while current Intel 9th Gen Core CPUs require LGA 1151v2 sockets.
Motherboards typically come in three sizes from largest to smallest: ATX, Micro-ATX, and Mini-ATX motherboards. ATX motherboards offer the highest number of RAM and expansion slots. If you are looking for a budget build, you can use a smaller chassis with the micro or mini boards, but you'll have to settle for fewer PCIe slots, RAM banks, and other connectors.
Most mainstream boards these days have four RAM slots, although Mini-ITX models often have just two, and high-end boards frequently offer eight. The amount of slots, of course, limits the amount of RAM you can install.
It’s essential to check the I/O area on a motherboard to make sure it has the external connection options you need. You may need more USB 3 ports while others may want more audio ports. Among the most common ports, there are USB 3, USB 2, audio, USB type C, USB 3.1 Gen1 and Gen2, HDMI, Display port, PS/2 and Thunderbolt 3 ports. Ports one probably want the most are USB 2 and USB 3 Gen1 ports, as the first one is perfect for keyboard, mouse, and many other devices and the later one work with most peripherals. USB 3.1 Gen2 and USB Type-C ports will come handy in the near future, although most peripherals do not support this standard yet.