MSI released the MSI X99S MPOWER motherboard, a custom designed overclocking motherboard designed for enthusiasts and overclockers. The MSI X99S MPOWER motherboard is ready to take the new 8 or 6 core CPU's and DDR4 performance to the limit, proven recently by already breaking 26 records during the finals of MSI's overclocking contest, MOA 2014. The new generation OC Engine helps to push the system to its limits with more flexible bClk overclocking, needed for breaking records. The MSI X99S MPOWER also comes with Quad Multi-GPU support, OC Essentials, Turbo M.2 32 Gb/s, SATA Express, Audio Boost and Intel Gigabit LAN.
Designed to operate using the latest Intel HEDT CPUs, the motherboard is equipped with all the necessary features to make sure you get the most out of your system -- Enhanced PWM with a large amount of power phases and Thermal Design for stability.
The MSI X99S MPOWER motherboard features a next generation Clock Generator for more flexible BCLK adjustments, from 100 / 125 / 167 MHz straps. Using these straps prevents system crashing while overclocking on the edge and opens doors to achieve the maximum. The next generation chip offers even lower jitter and power consumption resulting in even higher stability under the most extreme conditions.
Delivering speeds up to 32Gb/s, Turbo M.2 is more than 5 times faster than a regular SATA III connection. Turbo M.2 32 Gb/s is the successor to M.2 10 Gb/s, offering performance up to 3 times as fast using PCI Express Gen3 x4. M.2 is packed in a small form factor and is compatible with 3 different sizes to fit most storage solutions.
|PWM capacitors||Hi-C CAP|
|Cooling type||Heatsink + PWM|
|Cooling mounting||Metal screws|
|Memory type||DDR4 up to 3333MHz (OC)|
|Memory profile||Intel XMP / MSI OC Presets|
|PCI-E x16 slots||4: (16/8,16,8,8,)|
|PCI-E x1 slots||2|
|Multi-GPU support||4-way SLI / CrossFire|
|Turbo M.2 32 Gb/s||Yes|
|Military Class 4|
|V-Check Points 2|
|OC Engine||Yes, rev 2|
|OC Current Protection||Yes|
|Direct OC||Yes, CPU multiplier|
|Easy Button 4||OC Genie 4 / Go2BIOS / Discharge / ClrCMOS / Power / Reset|
|Delid Die Guard accessory||-|
|OC FAN Stand accessory||-|
Click BIOS 4
|LAN ports||1x Intel Gb LAN|
|USB 2.0 ports (I/O panel / internal)||6: 2 / 4|
|USB 3.0 ports (I/O panel / internal)||12: 8 / 4|
|Audio Boost||Audio Boost|
||Yes, Illuminated PCB line|
||Yes, Illuminated cover|
||Yes, (OPA 1652)|
|Protective I/O cover||-|
|OC Genie 4||Yes|
|S/PDIF I/O (optical / coaxial)||Yes / -|
|Software||Command Center Lite, Intel XTU, Command Center Lite Memory|