MSI X99S SLI Krait review – great for gaming

The X99 platform continues its saga as the most powerful desktop platform, especially that Intel just announced Broadwell-E CPUs to come this year. Basically all X99 motherboards will support the new processors just by a BIOS update. After the reviews of Haswell-E overclocking motherboards, the pack being led by MSI X99A Xpower, it’s time to check out gaming solutions.

That brings us to our subject for today: MSI X99S SLI Krait review. It’s a motherboard oriented to performance gaming, so let’s find out together all the capabilities and features MSI bundled it with.

MSI-X99S-SLI-Krait-set

The name already says that SLI is an important POI here, but what more is MSI offering than other motherboards?

 

Specs:

MSI X99S SLI Krait

CPU

Supports New Intel Core i7 Processor Extreme Edition for LGA2011-3 Socket

Chipset

- Intel X99

Memory

- 8x DDR4 memory slots, support up to 128GB

- Supports DDR4 3333 MHz

- Quad channel memory architecture

- Supports ECC, un-buffered memory

- ECC UDIMM memory (non-ECC mode)

Audio

- Realtek ALC1150 Codec

- 7.1-Channel High Definition Audio

- Supports S/PDIF output

LAN

- Intel I210-AT Gigabit LAN

Slots

- 4x PCIe 3.0 x16 slots (PCI_E1,3,5,6), support up to 3-way mode

- 2x PCIe 3.0 x1 slots

- 1x M.2 Key E Socket

Storage

- 10x SATA 6Gb/s ports

- 1x Turbo M.2

Form Factor

- ATX Form Factor
- 12 x 9.6 inch (30.5 x 24.4 cm)

 

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