MSI X99S Gaming 7 Review

Introduction and Technical Specifications

MSI X99S Gaming 7 Review


The latest Haswell-E CPUs have certainly proved popular, with the massive leap forwards in performance they afford causing many of us to consider how many kidneys we actually need and if living in a shed is something we could tolerate. So far the motherboards we've reviewed have all been up at the heavy end of the price scale. Enter the MSI X99S Gaming 7, a much more affordable offering that promises to bring the world of 8-core awesomeness just a little bit closer to those of us who don't own large media companies or work in the city.

It's also a great opportunity to discover if the ASUS OC socket really makes a difference to the overclocking capabilities of those motherboards, or if it's just hype.

Time to pull up a chair, silence the dog with a juicy bone and see what the MSI X99S Gaming 7 brings to the party.

Technical Specifications

Casting our well-trained eye down the specifications list for the Gaming 7 it appears that everything is in order. Huge memory speeds and capacity and readily available, there are plenty of USB sockets, and four PCI Express slots. There are also, as is proving more and more common, a wealth of SATA 6Gb/s ports and even SATA Express support.

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Most Recent Comments

15-09-2014, 08:40:25

Great review, finally a board that's bit more affordable for mere mortals. But would like to see some figures with an M.2 SSD.Quote

15-09-2014, 15:09:29

NO VIDEO... *Intense breathing*

Sweet review regardless.Quote

15-09-2014, 20:50:41

Give the lad a chance! He does have to eat, sleep, and have Time To Live you know !Quote

15-09-2014, 23:16:02

That was an awesome review and a video would be nice but can only do so much, this board would of been perfect for me if i didnt just buy the Z97 versionQuote

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