MSI X299 Gaming M7 ACK Intel X299 LGA 2066 Motherboard Review

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Posted by Damon Bailey on Friday, July 28, 2017 - 8:00am

Introduction

MSI X299 Gaming M7 ACK Intel X299 LGA 2066 Motherboard

MSI’s M7 moniker has been anchoring its Enthusiast Gaming line-up of motherboards since the Intel Z170 days of a few years ago, through the more recent Z270 update, and now on to Intel’s top dog X299 Platform. The “M” suffix stands for ‘Master’ and gives everything you need to master the next level in gaming. From supporting the fastest processors, storage and memory, to gaming oriented Audio, WiFi and LAN solutions, MSI’s X299 Gaming M7 ACK provides the basis for the best gaming experience on the market. Should this be the first board you look at on your way to Intel’s X299 platform? We are about to find out.

ProClockers would like to thank MSI for sending us the X299 Gaming M7 ACK to check out.

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MSI’s take on the X299 Gaming M7 ACK

  • 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 safer and faster.
  • 3D Printing Support: Modify and customize your system with the use of special 3D screws.
  • Mystic Light: Personalize your PC with 16.8 million colors / 17 effects controlled in one click with the Mystic Light APP or a mobile device.
  • Audio Boost 4 PRO: Isolated audio with 2x audio processors & Nahimic 2+ for the most immersive gaming experience.
  • Killer DoubleShot PRO: Delivers industry-leading speed using Killer’s Lag and Latency Reduction™ Technology via both Killer Ethernet and WIFI
  • Designed for Extreme Performance: TURBO SOCKET with GAME BOOST, DIGITALL POWER Design
  • Lightning Fast Game experience: TWIN TURBO M.2 and Intel Optane Memory Ready, Turbo U.2, LIGHTNING USB 3.1 GEN2
  • DDR4 Boost with Steel Armor: Fully isolated, shielded and optimized DDR4 PCB design to give your DDR4 memory a performance boost.
  • 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.

Intel’s X299 Platform

Intel’s X299 platform is quite an update to the aging X99 HEDT line released in 2014 for the New KabyLake-X and Skylake-X series CPU’s. Bringing the platform up to date with Intel’s other 200 series chipsets means adding support for things such as Intel Rapid Storage Technology based NVMe SSD RAID, Intel Optane Memory Technologies, and DMI 3.0 to more native high-speed USB 3.1 Gen one ports, Faster DDR4-2666Mhz memory and an updated Turbo Boost 3.0 Technology that identifies the TWO best cores for the very best lightly threaded performance. With a wide range of support for processors ranging from quad core Core i5 series chips up to the new Core i9 series with a staggering 18 cores and beyond, up to 44 PCIe 3.0 lanes and up to Quad channel DDR4-2666Mhz+ memory, this new High-End Desk Top platform can meet any need.

MSI X299 Gaming M7 ACK Intel X299 LGA 2066 Motherboard

MSI X299 Gaming M7 ACK Intel X299 LGA 2066 Motherboard

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