MSI X299 Tomahawk Arctic Intel Motherboard Review: Page 2 of 9

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Posted by Damon Bailey on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 8:00am

Features & Specifications

 

Features

 

  • Conquer the Battlefield
    • Featuring heavy plated heat sinks and fierce looks, MSI ARSENAL GAMING motherboards are packed with gaming features for a refined gaming experience.
  • Mystic Light - Personalize your gaming rig
    • Customize and set up your own color scheme with RGB Mystic Light. Select any of the colors from the palette using your smartphone or the Mystic Light App to match your system style. Bored of the same colors? Simply change the complete look of your system in 1 second!
  • Cooling - Stay cool while gaming
    • Cooling your PC is essential for reliable performance. We've made sure to include enough fan headers with full control to allow you to cool your system any way you want.
  • Gaming features - Your in-game advantage
    • Outsmart and outperform your opponent’s in-game using an array of unique MSI GAMING tools. Clever hardware & software tools, created to keep you one step ahead of the competition and boost your skills.
  • Storage - Be the first on the battlefield
    • This MSI GAMING motherboard supports all the latest storage standards. This allows you to connect any ultra-fast storage device, giving you in-game benefits. Start games faster, load levels faster and have a real advantage over your enemies.
  • VIRTUAL & MIXED REALITY - IMMERSE YOURSELF INTO VIRTUAL WORLDS
    • Integrating the very best of cutting edge technologies on MSI hardware provides a smooth VR ride. Through joint efforts with major VR brands, combined with unique MSI features geared to VR, MSI brings gamers and VR professionals a vivid and realistic experience in which content truly comes alive.
  • Audio - Sound that pulls you into the game
    • Get the most immersive sound experience when gaming. MSI Audio Boost delivers the highest sound quality through the use of premium quality audio components. This lets you enjoy breathtaking, game-changing sound to create the most exciting gameplay.
  • Gaming LAN - Dominate the game with the lowest latency
    • Get ready to crush your enemies on the battlefield with MSI GAMING LAN. Featuring the highest quality components tuned to deliver the best online gaming experience without lag.
  • Memory - Unmatched memory performance
    • MSI motherboards are crammed with features to fuel your gaming rig's memory with more speed, higher overclock ability, and increased stability.
  • EXTREME PERFORMANCE - DESIGNED FOR OVERCLOCKING
    • Combining industries best components with MSI’s top notch R&D design, you can count on this motherboard to deliver world class performance. System tuning and troubleshooting tools are at your disposal to push your system to new heights.
  • USB - Maximize your USB device performance
    • Transfer your favorite games, music, and movies over USB faster than ever. MSI offers a wide variety of options to connect and boost your USB 3.1 devices, delivering lightning-fast transfer speeds up to 10Gb/s!
  • Software - Apps to help you win
    • With years of experience in creating performance enhancing tools that are easy to use, only the highest quality applications are at your disposal. Use these tools to get the most out of your motherboard and achieve victory when gaming.
  • Quality & Protection - Built on everlasting quality
    • Using only the finest quality components and integrating the latest technological innovations delivers the best possible gaming and professional experience. Rigorous quality testing under the most extreme conditions ensures a super reliable, high-performance motherboard.
  • BIOS – A GAMERS’ BIOS
    • We made sure our BIOS contains all the latest options and is easy to use for everyone. The extensive features let you fine-tune your system to deliver reliable maximum performance when gaming.

 

• Supports New Intel® Core™ X-series Processor Family for LGA 2066 socket.

• Support Quad Channel DDR4-4133(OC)+, Dual Channel DDR4-4500(OC)+

• M.2 SHIELD FROZR: Strengthened built-in M.2 thermal solution. Keeps M.2 SSDs safe while preventing throttling, making them run faster.

• Designed for Extreme Performance: TURBO SOCKET with GAME BOOST, DIGITAL POWER Design

• Lightning Fast Game experience: TWIN TURBO M.2 with M.2 Shield FROZR and Intel Optane Memory Ready, Turbo U.2, LIGHTNING USB 3.1 GEN2

• GAMING LAN with LAN Protect, powered by Intel: The best online gaming experience with the lowest latency and bandwidth management

• AUDIO BOOST 4 with NAHIMIC 2+: Reward your ears with studio grade sound quality for the most immersive gaming experience

• MULTI-GPU: With STEEL ARMOR PCI-E slots. Supports 3-Way NVIDIA SLI™ & 3-Way AMD Crossfire™

• SYSTEM SAVER: 3 easy to use options to successfully boot your system again.

• VR READY and VR BOOST: Best virtual reality game experience without latency, reduces motion sickness. Supports Nahimic VR &TriDef VR.

• DDR4 BOOST with STEEL ARMOR: Give your DDR4 memory a performance boost

• In-Game Weapons: GAME BOOST, GAMING HOTKEY, X-BOOST, XSPLIT GAMECASTER, APP MANAGER

• GAMING CERTIFIED: 24-hour on- and offline game and motherboard testing by eSports players

• Click BIOS 5: Award-winning BIOS with high-resolution scalable font, favorites, and search function

• WHQL certified for Windows 10

 

Specifications

  • Socket

2066

  • CPU (Max Support)

X-Series

  • Chipset

Intel® X299 Chipset

  • DDR4 Memory

- Quad channel memory support DDR4 4133+(OC)/4000(OC)/3866(OC)/3800(OC)/3733(OC)/3600(OC)/3466(OC)/3400(OC)/3333(OC)/3200(OC)/3000(OC)/2933(OC)/2800(OC)/2667/2400/2133 MHz*
- Dual channel memory support DDR4 4500+(OC)/4400(OC)/4333(OC)/4266(OC)/4200(OC)/4133(OC)/4000(OC)/3866(OC)/3800(OC)/3733(OC)/3600(OC)/3466(OC)/3400(OC)/3333(OC)/3200(OC)/3000(OC)/2933(OC)/2800(OC)/2667/2400/2133 MHz*

  • Memory Channel

Quad

  • DIMM Slots

8

  • Max Memory (GB)

128

  • PCI-Ex16

4

  • PCI-E Gen

Gen3

  • PCI-Ex1

2

  • SATA III

8

  • M.2 Slot

2

  • U.2

1

  • RAID

0/1/5/10

  • TPM (header)

1

  • LAN

10/100/1000*1

  • USB 3.1 ports(Front)

1(Gen2, Type C), 4(Gen1, Type A)

  • USB 3.1 ports (Rear)

1(Gen2, Type C), 1(Gen2, Type A), 4(Gen1, Type A)

  • USB 2.0 ports (Front)

4

  • USB 2.0 ports (Rear)

3

  • Audio ports (Rear)

5+Optical SPDIF

  • Form Factor

ATX

  • SLI

Y

  • CrossFire

Y

 

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