MSI X99S XPOWER

MSI X99S XPOWER

MSI X99S XPOWER

 

MSI X99S XPOWER

 

 X99 will be upon us very soon, many manufacturers have been showing off their motherboards, DDR4 memory is now available and the specs of the upcoming CPUs are known

MSI have been teasing their motherboards one feature at a time, but now images of their entire XPOWER X99 board have been made available from the Chinese website chipell. Lets have a look.

  

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From what we can see from the box this motherboard will have MSI's typical OC series XPOWER styling. We can also see hat every XPOWER board made will have to pass a "Military Class Burn-in Test", where the board will be forced to run a highly overclocked CPU while water cooled. This means we can rest assured that our motherboards will not be dead on arrival.

 

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From the remaining leaked pictures we can see many things, first is an 8-pin and a 4-pin CPU power inputs, which will allow additional power to be delivered to your CPU for some insane overclocks. I doubt this will help users outside of LN2 or other sub-zero overclocking methods.

At the bottom of the board we can also see a single molex power connection, which should provide extra power to the PCI lanes. Again this extra power only applies to super heavy overclockers using 4 GPUs in their system. We also see two SATA ports here, which is an unusual location to say the least.

Like any good overclocking board there is plenty of voltage check points, overclocking buttons and even a USB connector directly attached to the board (not the back panel). 

 

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Simply put the upcoming MSI X99 XPOWER motherboard could be the weapon of choice for the heavy overclockers out there and especially to those who love MSI's yellow lightning colour scheme.

Provided with this board will be a load of accessories, from a heavy duty backplate, extra USB headers, all the SATA cables you could possibly need, driver CDs, stickers and several user manuals. 

We at OC3D hope MSI will be letting us have a look at these enthusiast overclocking motherboards in the near future, as we are OC3D afterall. Lets hope Haswell-E can overclock well enough to justify such a heavy duty motherboard.

Join the discussion on the MSI X99S XPOWER motherboard on the OC3D Forums.

 

 

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