MSI X99A XPOWER Gaming Titanium Review

Introduction and Technical Specifications

MSI X99A MPOWER Gaming Titanium Review

Introduction

The X99A XPOWER Gaming Titanium, hereafter the Titanium, has been around for a couple of months, so you might be wondering why we're so late to the party when it comes to reviewing it. The early version came with a distinctly immature BIOS and we never want to give hardware a chance to perform to its capabilities, so we held off reviewing until a more refined BIOS was available. 

Eventually though, despite waiting an age, we do have to review it. So whilst the BIOS is nowhere near where it should be, time and tide wait for no man and so here is the Titanium review.

MSI have gone to great lengths with their latest range topping motherboards to make them stand out from the crowd. Rather than stick to the black and red of most popular motherboards, or even the black and yellow that we've seen from the majority of their XPOWER offerings, the Titanium range combines a silver PCB with silver heatsinks and slot reinforcement to stand apart from the rest of the marketplace.

Are those gorgeous silver looks enough to make you part with your cash? Does the performance match the high spec sheet? Let's find out.

Technical Specifications

If it is available then you can be certain that MSI have equipped the Titanium with it. The X99 chipset is already bristling with high bandwidth options, and to those quality features MSI have added their Audio Boost 3 and Nahimic sound technologies, alongside the Game Boost auto-overclocking and the fifth generation of both their Click BIOS and Military Class components. 

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Most Recent Comments

19-08-2016, 16:15:05

Thelosouvlakia
Great move to use the public bios to test this board else everything might have worked fine and you would be like "Hey this is one damn great board".Quote

20-08-2016, 00:56:25

Excalabur50
Awesome review Guv and Kudos to you for working with MSI to get those issues sorted as it's a nice looking board and needs to perform as good as it looksQuote

20-08-2016, 05:06:58

Mysterae
This will be why OverclockersUK have this mobo with "free" ram and M.2 drive bundle for £350. They've picked the ram for you to save on all the returns!Quote

20-08-2016, 05:31:01

AlienALX
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Originally Posted by Mysterae View Post
This will be why OverclockersUK have this mobo with "free" ram and M.2 drive bundle for £350. They've picked the ram for you to save on all the returns!
Any money it either gets more expensive or the free ram disappears

IIRC I paid about £230 for my Big Bang Xpower II, which is what this sort of replaces.Quote

20-08-2016, 05:52:10

tinytomlogan
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Originally Posted by Mysterae View Post
This will be why OverclockersUK have this mobo with "free" ram and M.2 drive bundle for £350. They've picked the ram for you to save on all the returns!

Crappy speed - so it faffing should work

Pointless getting 2400mhz with this mobo tbhQuote
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