MSI X99A XPower Gaming Titanium review – the king of LGA2011

Along with the new Intel Broadwell-E processors, some of the motherboard manufacturers decided to renew their X99 portfolio and released new boards. Yet, not all of them unveiled new flagships, and actually only Asus and MSI did. For the former, you can read our Asus Rampage V Edition 10 review, while for the later I have this very article.

The subject for today is MSI X99A XPower Gaming Titanium review. We are used to the silver style from the Z170A XPower Titanium, but MSI decided to have one similar flagship for their X99 family. And that can only be great!

MSI-X99A-XPower-Titanium-set

Having the X99A XPower AC for some time and knowing its potential, made me very anxious to test the new Titanium.

 

Specs:

MSI X99A XPower Gaming Titanium

CPU

- Intel Socket 2011-v3 Core i7 X-Series Processors

- Supports Intel 14 nm CPU

- Supports Intel Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0

Chipset

- Intel X99

Memory

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

- Supports DDR4 3466+

- Quad channel memory architecture

- DDR4 Boost

Storage

Intel® X99 Chipset

- 10x SATA 6Gb/s ports (2 ports from SATAe port)

- 1x M.2 slot (Key M)

- Supports up to PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA 6Gb/s

- Supports 2242/ 2260 /2280/ 22110 storage devices

- 1x U.2 port

- Supports PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe storage

- 1x SATAe port (compatible with 2 SATA ports)

- Supports up to PCIe 2.0x2

- Supports Intel® Smart Response Technology

Audio

- Realtek ALC1150 Codec

- 7.1-Channel High Definition Audio

- Supports S/PDIF output

LAN

- Intel I218V Gigabit LAN

Slots

- 5 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slots (PCI_E1~PCI_E4 & PCI_E6*), support up to 4-way mode.

- x16/x0/x0/x0/x0; x16/x0/x0/x16/x0; x16/x0/x0/x16/x8; x8/x8/x0/x16/x8

- 1x PCIe 2.0 x1 slot (PCI_E5)

USB ports

Intel X99 Chipset

- 5x USB 3.1 Gen1 (SuperSpeed USB) ports (2 Type-A ports on the back panel, 1 internal Type-C port on the board, 2 ports available through the internal JUSB3 connector)

- 7x USB 2.0 (High-speed USB) ports (3 ports on the back panel, 4 ports available through the internal USB connectors)

 

ASMedia ASM1142 Chipset

- 2x USB 3.1 Gen2 (SuperSpeed USB 10Gbps) ports (1 Type-A port and 1 Type-C port on the board)

- 2x USB 3.1 Gen1 (SuperSpeed USB) ports available through the internal JUSB4 connector.

 

VIA VL805 Chipset

- 4x USB 3.1 Gen1 (SuperSpeed USB) ports on the back panel

Form Factor

- ATX Form Factor
- 12 x 10.7 inch (30.5 x 27.2 cm)

 

 

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