MSI has officially introduced the X299 XPower Gaming AC motherboard, first mentioned at Computex 2017.
The novelty is built on the Intel X299 system logic set and supports operation with Intel Core X-Series processors (LGA2066). There are 8 connectors for DDR4 4133+(OC) memory modules; the maximum RAM volume is 128 GB.
This card is intended for top-level desktop PCs and systems for enthusiasts. Four PCIe 3.0 x16 slots are ready to hold discrete graphics accelerators. One PCIe 3.0 x1 slot can accept an extra expansion card.
X299 XPower Gaming AC lets use up to ten SATA 3.0 ports with the 6 Gbps throughput capability. Moreover, one can link М.2 format SSDs. The product is supplied with a multichannel Realtek ALC1220 audio codec. Other highlights comprise Intel I219-V and Intel I211 gigabit network controllers, as well as Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac and Bluetooth 4.2 support.
Being produced in the E-ATX form factor, this MSI motherboard has the following dimensions: 305 × 272 mm. Interface options include a PS/2 jack for a keyboard and a mouse, a Type-A USB 3.1 Gen2, a Type-C USB 3.1 Gen2, two Type-A USB 2.0, six Type-A USB 3.1 Gen1 ports and two connectors for network cables.