MSI exhibits X99 Haswell-E motherboard
The new high-end Haswell-E generation and platform with support for DDR4 SDRAM is just around the corner. Expected in September, the new platform should provide professionals, hardcore gamers and enthusiasts with unseen before power. No wonder then that the first X99 motherboards have started appearing on the market by now.
MSI has not remained behind – the Taiwanese company has exhibited the X99S Gaming 9 AC motherboard, based on the upcoming Intel X99 Wellsburg chipset. The new company product targets people who need as much power as possible and comes with support for the future Haswell-E LGA2011-3 processors, which have TDP of less than 140 watts. The board follows all Military Class 4 standards and uses high quality components including Super Ferrite Choke, Dark Cap solid capacitors and other high quality elements.
The X99S Gaming 9 AC has eight slots for DDR4 memory, four PCI-E 3.0 x16 slots that support four graphics cards in SLI or CrossFire, ten SATA 3.0 ports, six USB 3.0 ports and eight USB 2.0 ports, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, two SATA Express ports and an integrated POST LED display. There’s also protection against electromagnetic interference.
The price of the new MSI motherboard is unknown but it will likely be very high.