MSI launches 5 new mighty X99 motherboards loaded with impressive features

Subject: Motherboards | August 29, 2014 - 04:15 PM |
Tagged: msi, X99, x99s sli plus, X99S GAMING 9 AC, X99S GAMING 7, X99S XPOWER AC, X99S MPOWER

MSI, world leading in motherboard technology, is pleased to announce the launch of the new MSI X99 motherboards line-up. Featuring 5 models, the X99S GAMING 9 AC, X99S GAMING 7, X99S XPOWER AC, X99S MPOWER and X99S SLI PLUS, MSI caters to everyone’s needs. With a long history of unique high performance motherboards under any condition, MSI X99 motherboards are based on Military Class 4 components and come packed with a freight train of features. All MSI X99 motherboards feature Turbo M.2 to maximize M.2 performance up to 32 Gb/s and SATA Express for the latest technology in data storage. MSI X99 also offers full support for Quad SLI and CrossFire configurations, whether you demand the highest performance when GAMING, Overclocking or rendering graphics.

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MSI X99 GAMING for the best gaming experience
Inheriting true GAMING DNA, years of building the best motherboards, closely working with world’s best gamers and collecting over 300 awards from worldwide media, MSI proudly presents the next generation of GAMING motherboards. MSI X99 GAMING motherboard comes equipped with the evolution of the best on-board audio solution called Audio Boost 2, Killer networking and support for Turbo M.2 32 Gb/s and SATA Express devices together with other key gaming features. Its masterpiece is Streaming Engine, featured on MSI X99S GAMING 9 AC, which is a dedicated onboard hardware streaming solution for streaming gaming activities at 1080p 60Mbps without impacting FPS. Time for hi-end GAMING with MSI.

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A new round of breaking world records
The Overclocking Champion returns. After generations of proven world class overclocking performance, MSI is proud to add the X99S XPOWER AC motherboard to this glorious family. Top overclockers around the world relying on nothing but the best were involved in its birth. With each model built with Military Class 4 components and specifically tuned for an overclocking segment, MSI’s OC Certified models deliver stability and top overclocking performance with the latest Intel HEDT CPUs.

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Clever solutions are once again handed to devoted overclockers to help break world records. DirectUSB is available for easy USB flashing and saving scores. This series features a new OC Backplate, a smart solution for overclockers to mount their LN2 pot, and Delid Die Guard to make mounting a cooling solution easier, safer and to help squeeze every last MHz out of the a delidded CPU. The next generation OC Engine is offers a dedicated 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 absolute maximum. The next generation chip offers even lower jitter and power consumption resulting in even higher stability under the most extreme conditions.

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Stable and highly efficient, packed with features
The new MSI X99S SLI PLUS motherboard presents an arsenal of new features and improvements as well as technical ingenuity. Offering reliable and fast Gigabit LAN from Intel and Nvidia SLI support for enthusiasts looking to pair up multiple graphics cards. Delivering speeds up to 32Gb/s, Turbo M.2 is more than 5 times faster than a regular SATA III 6 Gb/s connection. Turbo M.2 32 Gb/s is the successor to M.2 10 Gb/s, offering performance up to 3 times more performance. M.2 is packed in a small form factor and is compatible with 3 different sizes to fit all M.2 devices. SATA Express is supported up to 10 Gb/s. Gamers can enjoy blazing fast system boot up and loading of applications and games. GuardPro and Military Class 4 provide all the stability you need through carefully selected and thoroughly tested components and materials.

Source: MSI
August 29, 2014 | 07:04 PM - Posted by Crazycanukk

Im interested in the MSI gaming X99S XPOWER AC with the built in streaming hardware.

My concern is is it H264 which is inferior to x264 in quality. i have seen numerous times on twitch streams when someone is using their Avermdeia as the encoder instead of their cpu having issues with achieving a quality stream
. I know upload speed is also a big factor but lets assume a maxed upload for twitch of 3500 kbs/s since they dont allow non partners past that limit.

im concerned about the quality of the live stream at the viewers end using the h264 encoder on the MB and not the cpu and x264..

August 30, 2014 | 04:49 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

CAN I GET MORE FROM 167 MHz ?
WITH 167 MHz WHAT I GET ? 4.5/4.6 GH ?

August 31, 2014 | 05:53 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

What are you trying to say? Please rethink and do over...

September 1, 2014 | 12:10 AM - Posted by Penteract (not verified)

In my opinion most people would do better spending the money they would on hardware for streaming on a better CPU and using OBS (Open Broadcaster Software, which is a well supported, powerful, and totally free program). In this day and age dedicated hardware is not required. (By "better" I mean getting at least an i5 4670, which I have used to stream @ 1080p successfully. More is better, but you don't need to buy that 8-core Haswell-E beast. :) )

And, for me, OBS is an excellent solution because it allows me to play at the resolution I want and stream at a lower resolution more suitable for sites like Twitch. A lot of hardware/software solutions don't allow that.

MSI is a great company and I always consider their offerings, but added streaming capabilities built into the mainboard isn't a selling point for me.

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