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.


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



MSI X99S SLI Krait


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


- Intel X99


- 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)


- Realtek ALC1150 Codec

- 7.1-Channel High Definition Audio

- Supports S/PDIF output


- Intel I210-AT Gigabit LAN


- 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


- 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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