Features & Specifications
MEG X299 CREATION - CREATE YOUR MASTERPIECE
STAY COOL FOR ULTIMATE PERFORMANCE
Cooling your PC is essential for reliable performance. MSI motherboards feature excellent power design with a solid and heavy heatsink. We've made sure to include enough fan headers with full control to allow you to cool your system any way you want.
MSI motherboards feature tons of convenient and smart design for DIY users, countless system tuning and troubleshooting tools are at your disposal to push your system to new heights and satisfy even the most demanding tweaker. Makes it so easy to install your own motherboard without any issue.
Every MSI motherboards are certified by a strict mechanic that feature convenient pin-header keep out zone, friendly SATA & USB location for compatibility with the widest range of components and devices, so DIY user can pick and choose the components they want. More than that, we offer a dedicated Qualified Vendor List (QVL) for the most critical part - memory. Combining with MSI DDR4 Boost technology, we provide the maximum compatibility even overclocking, so you confirm and choose any gaming rig as you want.
APPS TO GREATLY IMPROVE EFFICIENCY
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. Moreover, 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.
MSI motherboards featured all the latest solution for enthusiast and prosumers. CPU and memory enhancement and fast storage and USB transfer speed are ready for everything.
LOOKING COOL WHILE KEEPING COOL
High-quality materials and smart fan optimizations contribute to cooling all essential components, which is key to making sure your system runs stable and delivers the best performance at all times.
UNMATCHED MEMORY PERFORMANCE
Optimized layout design and a fully isolated memory circuitry ensure perfect stability and performance. you never have to worry about your system crashing during games with MSI DDR4 BOOST.
FAST AND FUTURE-READY STORAGE
MSI motherboards support all the latest storage standards, which allows users to connect any ultra-fast storage device. Start games faster, load levels faster and have a real advantage over your enemies.
MAXIMIZE YOUR USB DEVICE PERFORMANCE
Read and write your files over USB faster than ever. MSI offers a wide variety of options to connect and boost your USB devices, delivering lightning-fast transfer speeds up to 10Gb/s
MSI motherboards provide the most fascinating in-studio advantages, designed to satisfy any professional workflow. Elevate your listening pleasure and network connection with MSI Audio & LAN. Enjoy extreme sound quality and uninterrupted online experience.
PROFESSIONAL SOUND QUALITY
Deliver the highest sound quality through the use of premium quality audio components and get the most immersive sound experience. MSI motherboards let you enjoy breathtaking sound to create the most dynamic soundscapes.
STABLE, SECURE & FAST NETWORKING
Optimized for content creation, professional and multimedia use, a high-quality network solution is equipped to get ready to serve you with 24/7 reliability and stability when transferring big data.
Good craftsmanship depends on the use of the right tool, this motherboard is tailor-made for designers and content creators, the features and design perfectly meet the demanding requirements for creating your own masterpiece.
EXHILARATING AND INSPIRING
Each MSI motherboard is built based on a specific topic in order to match different tastes and favors. Furthermore, MSI also adopts the modern style to design the heatsink through the huge surface and sleek but simple cuts in order to make the heatsink and appearance look ripped and powerful. Combined with neutral colors, such as black, grey and silver, as the main background, MSI motherboard can perfect fit different RGB LED effects and strongly shows the gamers tunes.
CREATE YOUR MASTERPIECE
MEG X299 CREATION comes with a unique look and feel inspired by the concept of element explosion. Packed with exclusive features to unleash the overall performance for incredible multiple cores CPU.
Tailor-made for designers and content creators, the features and design perfectly meet the demanding requirements for creating your own masterpiece.
MSI Mystic Light provides a complete function to control the RGB light all around the ecosystem. Select the available colors from the palette to match your favorite and mood.
MSI has developed the motherboard market for many years. With rich R&D experience and a long history, the company continuously creates the best performance and humanized motherboard to help users meet the pursuit of high-quality components and the stable, reliable and long-lasting system performance.
BUILT ON EVERLASTING QUALITY
Using only the finest quality components and integrating the latest technological innovations delivers the best possible professional experience. Rigorous quality testing under the most extreme conditions ensures a super reliable, long-lasting and high-performance motherboard.
Supports Intel® Core™ X-Series Processor Family for LGA2066 Socket
Intel® X299 Chipset
8 x DDR4 memory slots, support up to 128GB
Quad channel memory architecture with the CPU that supports up to 4-channels DDR42
X-series processor support DDR4 4200(OC)/ 4100(OC)/ 4000(OC)/ 3800(OC)/ 3733(OC)/ 3600(OC)/ 3466(OC)/ 3400(OC)/ 3333(OC)/ 3200(OC)/ 3000(OC)/ 2933(OC)/ 2800(OC)/ 2666/ 2400/ 2133 MHz1
Dual channel memory architecture with the CPU that supports up to 2-channels DDR42
X-series processor 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)/ 2666/ 2400/ 2133 MHz1
Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
Please refer to Compatibility for more information on compatible memory
Please refer the DIMM Slots section for more details.
4 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slots
Support x16/x0/x16/x8, x8/x8/x16/x8 mode with the 44-lane CPU.1
Support x16/x0/x8/x4, x8/x8/x8/x4 mode with the 28-lane CPU.1
Support x8/x0/x4/x4 mode with the 16-lane CPU.1
1 x PCIe 3.0 x1 slot
Supports NVIDIA® SLI™ Technology
Supports AMD CrossFire™ Technology
Intel® X299 Chipset
8 x SATA 6Gb/s ports1,2
3 x M.2 slots (Key M)
M2_1 & M2_2 support up to PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA 6Gb/s, 2242/ 2260/ 2280/ 22110 storage devices
M2_3 supports up to PCIe 3.0 x4, 2242/ 2260/ 2280 storage devices3
Intel® Optane™ Memory Ready for M2_1, M2_2 slots4
1 x U.2 port
Supports PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe storage
The SATA1 connector will be unavailable when a SATA M.2 SSD has been installed in the M.2_1 slot.
The SATA2 connector will be unavailable when a SATA M.2 SSD has been installed in the M.2_2 slot.
M2_3 slot and PCIe slots share the bandwidth.
Before using Intel® Optane™ memory modules, please ensure that you have updated the drivers and BIOS to the latest version from MSI website.
Intel® X299 Chipset
Supports RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5 and RAID 10 for SATA storage devices
Supports RAID 0, RAID 1 for M.2 PCIe storage devices
Intel® X299 Chipset
4 x USB 3.1 Gen1 (SuperSpeed USB) ports available through the internal USB connectors
6 x USB 2.0 (High-speed USB) ports(2 ports on the back panel, 4 ports available through the internal USB connectors)
ASMedia® ASM3142 Chipset
3 x USB 3.1 Gen2 (SuperSpeed USB 10Gbps) ports (1 Type-C and 1 Type-A port on the back panel, 1 Type-C internal connector)
ASMedia® ASM1074 Chipset
6 x USB 3.1 Gen1 (SuperSpeed USB) ports on the back panel
Realtek® ALC1220 Codecs
7.1-Channel High Definition Audio
Supports S/PDIF output
1 x Intel I219-V Gigabit LAN controller
1 x Realtek RTL8125-CG 2.5G LAN controller
Intel® Wireless-AC 92601
Supports 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, MU-MIMO Rx, 2.4GHz/ 5GHz (160MHz) up to 1.73Gbps
Supports Bluetooth® 2.1, 2.1+EDR, 3.0,4.0, 5
Only support windows 10 64-bit
1 24-pin ATX main power connector
3x 8-pin ATX 12V power connectors
1x flat 4-pin ATX 12V power connector1
8x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
1x U.2 port
2x USB 2.0 connectors (supports additional 4 USB 2.0 ports)
2x USB 3.1 Gen1 connectors (supports additional 4 USB 3.1 Gen1 ports)
1x USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C port
1x 4-pin CPU fan connector
1x 4-pin Water Pump connector
4x 4-pin system fan connectors
2x 4-pin extend system fan connectors
1x 3-pin Water Flow connector
1x Front panel audio connector
2x System panel connectors
1x TPM module connector
1x Chassis Intrusion connector
1x 2-pin Thermal Sensors connector
1x Virtual RAID on CPU connector
1x Thunderbolt Add-on Card Connector
Provides additional power to PCIe x16 slots
BACK PANEL PORTS
- Clear CMOS Button
- PS/2 Port
- USB 3.1 Gen1 Ports
- 2.5G LAN Port
- Intel® LAN Ports
- Intel® WiFi/ Bluetooth Module
- HD Audio Connectors
- BIOS FLASHBACK+
- USB 2.0 Ports
- USB 3.1 Gen1 Ports
- Intel Turbo USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type A + C
- Optical S/PDIF-Out
12 in. x 10.7 in. (30.5 cm x 27.2 cm)
E-ATX Form Factor
9 mounting holes
Support for Windows® 10 64-bit