MSI X299 Gaming Pro Carbon AC Preview

MSI Features

MSI X299 Gaming Pro Carbon AC Preview

MSI Features

Onboard audio has reached such heights that the need to fit a soundcard into your system budget as a matter of course have long since passed. MSIs Audio Boost collection of caps, breakout circuitry and high quality amplifiers have always been a trademark of theirs and the Audio Boost 4 that you'll find on the X299 Carbon is just another step on towards aural bliss.

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

Most of us run AIO cooling for our CPUs these days and having a dedicated water pump header helps alleviate those sphincter tightening moments when you're booting and can't remember if you disabled PWM on the header you've plugged your pump into.


MSI X299 Gaming Pro Carbon AC Preview  

It doesn't feel that long ago that the only way you could express your individuality was in the colour of the plastics that your chosen motherboard came with. Now RGB bestrides the marketplace like a Colossus and it is something that MSI have invested heavily in, with lighting pretty much everywhere on the Carbon as well as support for RGB strips so beloved of the indecisive. Couple this to the changeable heatsink covers we saw earlier and you can truly make the X299 Carbon your own.


MSI X299 Gaming Pro Carbon AC Preview  
MSI X299 Gaming Pro Carbon AC Preview
  
MSI have always been great overclocking motherboards, largely thanks to the invention of OC Genie which revolutionised overclocking for those of you who were cautious about entering into your BIOS. The X299 Carbon continues this trend by supplying pretty much everything you can think you'd need when it comes to extracting the maximum 'free' performance from your setup. Umpteen power phases, external clock generator, real time overclocking to help get past the OC loading hump, multiple monitoring points and even all the elements necessary to overclock at sub-zero cooling levels, the Carbon promises to be all things to all people.
 
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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
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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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