MSI X299 Gaming Pro Carbon AC Preview

CPU and Chipset Overview

MSI X299 Gaming Pro Carbon AC Preview

CPU and Chipset Overview

The automatic turbo function is such a part of our lives we can't understand how we lived without it, and the new Skylake-X CPUs come with multiple core turbo by default. No longer do you need to tinker around in the BIOS just to ensure that your dual-CPU programs can run at their optimum. Also the fact that Intel are willing to hand this off to the BIOS indicates great confidence in the yield of their silicon wafers, which is good news for all of us as it should negate a lot of the silicon lottery.

MSI X299 Gaming Pro Carbon AC Preview  
MSI X299 Gaming Pro Carbon AC Preview  

PCI lanes are one of those elements that it is easy to ignore, but once you work out that you need X to run your GPU(s) at their fullest, as well as another X to run your M.2 drives at their fastest, you quickly realise how limiting your current number of PCI Express lanes are. With 24 lanes (count em) on the X299 PCH itself and upto 44 available depending upon which CPU you buy bandwidth shouldn't be an issue for a while.

MSI X299 Gaming Pro Carbon AC Preview  
MSI X299 Gaming Pro Carbon AC Preview  
MSI X299 Gaming Pro Carbon AC Preview  

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Most Recent Comments

07-06-2017, 17:47:50

Wraith
Oh my word! Did MSI just release a board I actually want! Kudos to you boys. Tom grab some tins get those accents painted, white with red stripes Quote

07-06-2017, 20:25:01

Excalabur50
You could probably 3d print replacement parts in the color of choice too, can't wait to see if MSI do this same thing with X399Quote

07-06-2017, 20:59:00

mb67
I really do like the ability to customize the heatsink covers much more easily than what's been possible in the past.Quote

07-06-2017, 21:45:03

Korreborg
Both the 7600k and the 7700k is rated at 91W (Does hypertreading not add heat?)
Do the TDP of 112W for the new kabylake-x hint a higher OC potential? Or does it not work that way Quote

07-06-2017, 23:30:10

Avet
Quote:
Originally Posted by Korreborg View Post
Both the 7600k and the 7700k is rated at 91W (Does hypertreading not add heat?)
Do the TDP of 112W for the new kabylake-x hint a higher OC potential? Or does it not work that way
MSI might be on track with this one. I think Kabby Lake X is complete waste of time and money on X299 platforms. You can't use half of the functions of the boards.Quote
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