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Product Id: 02.01.033.195
Quick OverviewModel - MSI X299 SLI PLUS
Network & Connectivity
CUSTOMIZE YOUR RIG
Personalize your PC with 7 colors and 5 effects through Mystic Light RGB LED. Controlled in one click with the Mystic Light APP or a mobile device.
Works with certified Mystic Light Sync products:
DESIGNED FOR OVERCLOCKING
Combining the industry's best components with MSI's top-notch R&D design, you can count on this motherboard to deliver world-class performance. By adding plenty of premium power phases, Loadline Calibration, DigitALL CPU PWM and a dedicated ClockGen, MSI X299 models ensure a clean, stable and optimized power delivery for the best performance when pushed to the max.
UNMATCHED MEMORY PERFORMANCE
MSI motherboards are crammed with features to fuel your gaming rig's memory with more speed, higher overclockability and increased stability.
Optimized traces and a fully isolated memory circuitry ensures perfect stability and performance, so you never have to worry about your system crashing during games.
PROFESSIONAL NETWORKING WITH BANDWIDTH MANAGEMENT
With Dual Intel® LAN, content creation and sharing has never been easier. The high quality Gigabit LAN adapter is optimized for professional and multimedia use with outstanding performance to deliver a secure, stable and fast network connection.
M.2 SHIELD: MAXIMIZE SSD PERFORMANCE, PREVENT SLOW DOWNS
World's fastest SSDs can start to lower performance when getting hot. The new onboard M.2 Shield is the next generation M.2 Thermal solution avoiding this by offering the best thermal protection to make sure the SSD maintains maximum performance.
EXTREME STORAGE PERFORMANCE: 2X TURBO M.2
Enjoy a blazing fast system boot up and insanely quick loading of applications and data. Delivering speeds up to 32Gb/s per device using Gen3 x4, Turbo M.2 is over 5 times faster than a regular SATA III connection! You can even mix up devices and set up RAID easily using M.2 Genie, for even better performance.
MAXIMIZE YOUR USB DEVICE PERFORMANCE
Transfer your favorite games, music and movies over USB faster than ever. MSI offers a wide variety of options to connect and boost your USB 3.1 devices, delivering lightning-fast transfer speeds!
PROFESSIONBAL SOUND QUALITY
Like a dedicated sound card Audio Boost offers a HD audio processor, a dedicated amplifier and high quality audio capacitors, all physically isolated from the rest of the motherboard circuitry to ensure the purest HI-FI audio signal.
IMMERSE YOURSELF INTO VIRTUAL WORLDS
Integrating the very best of cutting edge technologies on MSI hardware provides a smooth Mixed Reality, Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality ride. Through joint efforts with major VR brands, combined with unique MSI features to optimize VR, MSI brings gamers and professionals a vivid and realistic experience in which content truly comes alive.
AMPLIFY AND OPTIMIZE YOUR VR EXPERIENCE
Traditional USB ports can suffer signal drops, significantly impacting performance of connected devices. VR Boost, only on MSI, is a smart chip that ensures a clean and strong signal to a VR optimized USB port, giving you an enjoyable VR experience.
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, Optane Memory Support - Yes, 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, M.2 Slot - 1 x U.2 (Supports PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe storage), 2 x M.2 (Supports up to PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA 6Gb/s, supports 2242/ 2260 /2280/ 22110 storage devices), 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, WiFi - No, Bluetooth - No, USB Port - 5 x USB3.1 Gen1, 8 x USB2.0, VGA Port - No, DVI Port - No, HDMI Port - No, DisplayPort (DP) - No, IDE Port - No, SATA Port - 8 x SATA, FireWire - No, CrossFire Support - Yes, Sli Support - Yes, RaidSupport - 0,1,5,10, Thunderbolt - 1 x Thunderbolt, TPM Port - Yes, COM Port - No, Form Factor - ATX, 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.