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MSI MEG X299 Creation Motherboard

Frys#: 9804345 Model: MEG X299 CREATION
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Unique look and feel inspired by the concept of element explosion tailor-made for designers and content creators. Features Triple Turbo M.2 with Shield Frozr, Mystic Light, Core Boost, Audio Boost 4 with Nahimic and Lightning USB 3.1 Gen2.

  • Supports Intel® Core™ X-series Processors Family
  • Supports DDR4 Memory, 8 DIMMs, Quad Channel Max Frequency DDR4-4200+(OC)
  • Maximum Power: 13+1 phases digital power with heat-pipe heatsink design
  • Maximum Data Transfer: 2.5G LAN + Intel® Gigabit LAN with Intel® WIFI and bandwidth management
  • Maximum Storage: 7 x Turbo M.2 with M.2 XPANDER-AERO
  • Maximum Temperature Control: Full fan control with 8 PWM fan headers and 1 dedicated thermal sensor
  • M.2 Shield FROZR: Strengthened built-in M.2 thermal solution. Keeps M.2 safer and faster
  • Core Boost: With premium layout and full digital power design to support more cores and provide better performance
  • Triple 8 Pin Power Supply: By providing triple 8 pin connectors to ensure adequate power supply to unleash ultimate multi-core CPU performance
  • Mystic Light: 16.8 million colors / 29 effects controlled in one click. Mystic Light Extension supports both RGB and RAINBOW LED strip
  • Audio Boost 4 with NAHIMIC: Reward your ears with studio grade sound quality
  • DDR4 Boost with Steel Armor: Fully isolated, shielded and optimized DDR4 PCB design to give your DDR4 memory a performance boost
  • Multi-GPU: With Steel Armor PCI-E slots. Supports 4-Way NVIDIA SLI™ & 4-Way AMD Crossfire™
  • THUNDERBOLTM3: Exclusive expansion card offering dual DisplayPort and dual Thunderbolt 3 for the full 4K video experience.


Detailed Description
(Manufacturer # MEG X299 CREATION )
Features
MEG X299 Creation
Create Your Masterpiece

1. Clear CMOS & BIOS FlashBack+
2. 2.5G LAN + Intel® Gigabit LAN Ports
3. USB 3.1 Gen2 A+C Ports
4. Intel® WiFi/ Bluetooth Module
5. Golden audio jacks with S/PDIF
6. Full Shield IO cover
Stunning looks, protecting the I/O ports
7.Triple 8 Pin Power Connectors
Ensure adequate power supply to unleash ultimate multi-core CPU performance.
8. Core Boost
With premium layout and digital power design to support more cores and provide better performance.
9. Solid heatsink with RGB LED
Delivers best cooling, with RGB LED to customize colors.
10. Triple M.2 with M.2 Shield FROZR
Keeps 3x M.2 SSDs safe while preventing throttling, making them run faster
11. Turbo U.2 with Steel Armor
NVMe support, up to 32 Gb/s using PCI-Express Gen3 x4
12. Audio Boost 4 with amplifier
Optimized audio solution by best components, with Nahimic support
MEG X299 CREATION comes with a unique look and feel inspired by the concept of element explosion. Packed with exclusive features to unleash the overall performance for incredible multiple cores CPU. Tailor-made for designers and content creators, the features and design perfectly meet the demanding requirements for creating your own masterpiece.
DIY Friendly
MSI motherboards feature tons of convenient and smart design, such as convenient pin-header keep out zone, friendly SATA & USB location and so on, so DIY users can pick and choose any gaming rig they want.
Cooling
Stay Cool For Ultimate Performance
Cooling your PC is essential for reliable performance. MSI motherboards feature excellent power design with solid and heavy heatsink. We've made sure to include enough fan headers with full control to allow you to cool your system any way you want.
Outstanding Temperature Management
Multiple fan connectors and thermal sensors allow you to set up a cool & silent system through automatic or manual control of your FANs.
M.2 Shield FROZR
World’s fastest SSDs can start to lower performance when getting hot. Part of the motherboards heatsink design, M.2 SHIELD FROZR is the next generation M.2 thermal solution to avoid this by offering the best thermal protection to make sure that SSD maintains maximum performance.
Fully Controllable In BIOS And Software
MSI motherboards let you manage speeds and temperatures for all your system and CPU fans. Total Fan Control allows you check your primary system characteristics in a simplified graphical interface. You can also set up to 4 temperature targets for CPU and motherboard, which will adjust the fan speeds automatically.
Autodetect DC Or PWM Mode With Hysteresis
MSI fan headers automatically detect fans running in DC or PWM mode for optimal tuning of fan speeds and silence. Hysteresis also makes your fans spin up fluently to make sure your system stays silent, no matter what.
Optimized For Water Cooling
Designed to support the most popular All-In-One & customized water cooling solutions on the market. A dedicated water pump PIN header supports up to 2 amp, giving you full control of the water pump speed. A clearly marked ‘keep-out-zone’ allows for easy and safe installation and a perfect fit.
Hardware
User Friendly Design
MSI motherboards feature tons of convenient and smart design for DIY users, countless system tuning and troubleshooting tools are at your disposal to push your system to new heights and satisfy even the most demanding tweaker. Makes it so easy to install your own motherboard without any issue.
More For User Friendly
XL Clip


The enlarged PCI-E clip helps you swap or remove your devices easier. Keep the PCI-E slot stronger and safer.
Easy Button 3


This motherboard features accessible physical buttons for instantly resetting and powering up/down your system. The buttons are illuminated so you can easily spot them in a dark environment.
Debug LED


Run into trouble? The digital LED display will indicate the source of the problem so you know exactly where to look to get up and running again.
EZ Debug LED


Run into trouble? Onboard LEDs for key components will indicate the source of the problem so you know exactly where to look to get up and running again.
Boot Up Guaranteed
Run into trouble when updating your BIOS or somehow corrupted it? Don’t worry, SYSTEM SAVER offers 3 easy to use options to successfully boot your system again.

1. Clear CMOS
Helps to restore the BIOS default settings which helps in 99% of the cases to successfully boot again.

2. BIOS Flashback+
Run into trouble? Simply flash BIOS version and continue gaming within minutes with BIOS Flashback+. (works even without hardware!)
3. Dual BIOS
Having 2 physical BIOS chips allows to have a plan B.
Compatibility
Maximum Compatibility
Every MSI motherboards are certified by strict mechanic that feature convenient pin-header keep out zone, friendly SATA & USB location for compatibility with the widest range of components and devices, so DIY user can pick and choose the components they want. More than that, we offer a dedicated Qualified Vendor List (QVL) for the most critical part - memory. Combining with MSI DDR4 Boost technology, we provide the maximum compatibility even over clocking, so you confirm and choose any gaming rig as you want.
Latest Processors Support
MSI X299 motherboards perfectly support latest Intel® Core X-series processors. Combining MSI Core Boost technology, you can release maximum performance no matter what CPU you use.
Extreme Stability & Compatibility Testing
MSI conducts thorough memory testing with the most popular memory brands under extreme conditions to ensure your system runs stable no matter what. Our memory partners include brands like Corsair, Crucial, Kingston, G.Skill and many more to optimize memory modules, configurations and even improve overclocking.
BIOS and Software
Apps To Greatly Improve Efficiency
With years of experience in creating performance enhancing tools that are easy to use, only the highest quality applications are at your disposal. Use these tools to get the most out of your motherboard. Moreover, we made sure our BIOS contains all the latest options and is easy to use for everyone. The extensive features let you fine-tune your system to deliver reliable maximum performance.
Dragon Center
The exclusive and brand-new UI merges all the MSI software functions into one specific application – MSI Dragon Center. Not only integrates all the MSI software functions, but also sync all the MSI desktop products to work together, providing the best user experience. No more messy programs or ICONs, just one click and you can enjoy all the functions in Dragon Center.
Gaming Mode
MSI Gaming Mode provides the most suitable setting for your whole gaming system, bring you the best gaming experience with one click!
Game Boost
Need more power from your CPU and memory to get more FPS? MSI Game Boost enables one-second overclocking, giving you the performance boost you need.
Gaming Hotkey
Easily program your most-used commands and execute them with a single keystroke. You’re free to choose any key you want, so choose wisely.
USB Speed Up
When enabled, it optimizes your devices for even better transfer speeds and can provide up to 20% increase in USB performance, saving a lot of time when transferring data.
OC Setting
With an intuitive interface, OC Setting allows you to tune settings to increase system stability, maximize performance and optimize your system’s cooling features.
Total Fan Control
Total Fan Control allows you to take control of your fans. You can also set up to 4 temperature targets for CPU and motherboard, which will adjust the fan speeds automatically.
Mystic Light
Create your own colorful masterpiece with ease. Make your PC look and feel brand new with any color you want with just a few clicks!
Live Update
Never miss out on important updates. MSI Live Update automatically downloads and installs the latest drivers, BIOS and software so you can focus on your game.
MSI App Player
Developed under an exclusive partnership with BlueStacks, the MSI APP Player brings seamless gaming experience between mobile games and PC platform, and leverages customized features as specific keyboard lighting and better graphics with multi-task works.
Click BIOS 5
We made sure our BIOS contains all the latest options and is easy to use for everyone. The extensive features let you fine-tune your system to deliver reliable maximum performance.
Game Boost
Safely overclock your CPU with a single button for more performance.
XMP
Extreme Memory Profiles which simplified RAM overclocking on Intel motherboards.
M-Flash
Allows user to conveniently flash, or upgrade the BIOS from the CMOS Setup Utility.
Hardware Monitor
Shows you critical hardware information in real-time; temperature, usage, clock speed, and voltage.
Total Fan Control
Check and manage speeds and temperatures for all your system and CPU fans.
Secure Erase+
Using an optimized formatting algorithm, lets you enjoy your SSD at maximum speed, making your system feel brand new!
Memory Try It
Best way to get maximum speed out of your system memory and gaming performance.
M.2 Genie
Brilliant feature to make setting up RAID 0 for M.2 and U.2 much easier and less time consuming.
Search & Favorites
A permanent search & favorite option in the top right corner can be used to find what you need.
Enhanced Performance
MSI motherboards featured all the latest solution for enthusiast and prosumers. CPU and memory enhancement and fast storage and USB transfer speed are ready for everything.
CPU
Looking Cool While Keeping Cool
High quality materials and smart fan optimizations contribute to cooling all essential components, which is key to making sure your system runs stable and delivers the best performance at all times.
Triple 8-Pin Power Connectors
Tailor-made for designers and content creators, the features and design perfectly meet the demanding requirements for the multiple core processors. MEG X299 CREATION features exclusive 3 x 8 pin CPU power connectors onboard, below PRIME 95 test shows the real benefit with the exclusive feature.

-Triple power connectors reduce the temperature up to 30 degrees for both power cable and power connectors.
-The lower temperature protects all the components on the motherboard, also prevent any dangerous situation on your whole system.
-For high-end multiple core processors, triple power connectors provide the best condition for all cores extreme overclocking and 24/7 working that creators need.
Core Boost
Core Boost technology combines MSI's premium layout and optimized power design which allows for faster and undistorted current delivery to the CPU at pin-point precision. Not only supporting multi-core CPU, also creating the perfect conditions for your CPU overclocking.
13+1 Phases Robust Power Design
Unleash and sustain maximum performance with an aggressive VRM design built with a total of 12 digital CPU power phases. Combining triple power connectors and exclusive Core Boost technology, MEG series motherboard is ready for the challenge of high-end processors.
1-Second Overclocking!
MSI Game Boost enables one-second overclocking, giving you the performance boost you need to get more FPS.
Load-Line Calibration


What you set, is what you get. LLC makes sure your CPU voltage remains 100% stable under any load. This greatly improves stability when demanding more CPU performance.
Overvoltage Protection


Prevents potential short-circuit damage to the CPU and other critical components.
Digitall Power Design


A fully digital power design allows for faster and undistorted current delivery to the CPU at pin-point precision. Creating the perfect conditions for CPU overclocking.
Triple Power Connectors


TRIPLE 8-pin connectors delivering adequate power supply for multi-core CPU, unleash the ultimate performance with the most reliable motherboard for best gaming experience and extreme overclocking.
Memory
Unmatched Memory Performance
Optimized layout design and a fully isolated memory circuitry ensures perfect stability and performance. you never have to worry about your system crashing during games with MSI DDR4 BOOST.
Easy Overclocking With XMP Profile
The XMP (Extreme Memory Profiles) in MSI BIOS are tested and certified by MSI OC lab. It is easy to enable with auto power settings to get the best memory speed and stability.
Storage
Fast and Future-Ready Storage
MSI motherboards support all the latest storage standards, which allows users to connect any ultra-fast storage device. Start games faster, load levels faster and have a real advantage over your enemies.
M.2 Xpander-Aero
You can find Triple Turbo M.2 with Shield FROZR on the MEG X299 CREATION. In addition, another exclusive accessory can be found in the packaging: the M.2 XPANDER-AERO. This PCI-Express card offers four extra M.2 slots to increase your storage capacity at maximum speed.
Optane: Boost Your HDD To Perform Like An SSD
Gamers and PC Enthusiasts can now enjoy the performance of an SSD on their HDD by coupling it with the new Intel® Optane™ Memory device. Intel® Optane™ technology provides an unparalleled combination of high throughput, low latency, high quality of service, and high endurance.
Virtual Raid On CPU
The Intel Virtual RAID on CPU, VROC, unseals the PCIe lanes direct from processor in order to configure a bootable RAID array, rather than the 32Gbps DMI bottlenecks from chipset. With the Intel VROC, you can take advantage from the full speed SSD device during game loading.
VROC With M.2 Xpander-Aero


Build the prompt OS disk with 4x more Turbo M.2 devices in RAID 0 from processors directly.

*Please note that you will need the VROC upgrade key for full function when 90-day trial period expired
Storage Boost Your Storage Performance
This great little tool is very simple to use and automatically detects your storage devices connected to the system. When enabled, Storage Boost optimizes your SSDs to keep your system fast and maximize storage performance, saving you a lot of time when loading or transferring data.
Easy Raid Setup With M.2 Genie
Looking to go all out in terms of raw data speed and put multiple SSDs in RAID 0? Setting this up can prove to be quite the challenge. That's why we created M.2 Genie, a brilliant feature to make setting up RAID 0 for M.2 and U.2 much easier and less time consuming.
USB
Maximize Your USB Device Performance
Read and write your files over USB faster than ever. MSI offers a wide variety of options to connect and boost your USB devices, delivering lightning-fast transfer speeds up to 10Gb/s
Good Craftsmanship Depends On Use Of The Right Tools
A great designer can’t do anything without professional equipment, MEG X299 CREATION featuring Lightning USB, Front Type-C 3.1 gen 2 and tons of USB 3.0 / 2.0, providing excellent performance for your multiple devices.
1. Keyboard
2. Mouse
3. Speaker
4. Headset
5. WebCAM
6. Graphics tablet
7. Printer
8. Scanner
9. Digital camera
10. Pen drive
11. Mobile phone
12. Portable charger
13. Card reader
14. USB light
15. USB fan
Double Bandwidth With Lightning USB 3.1 GEN2
Using multiple USB 3.1 devices has never been faster! Featuring the Lighting ASmedia 3142 USB 3.1 Gen2 controller, MSI motherboards offer never before seen USB speeds when connecting multiple USB devices at the same time. The Lightning USB connectors are covered with gold to ensure a bitter signal and performance.
Faster Performance When Using One Usb Device Or Double When Two
Type-C Reversible Connector For Next-Gen USB


Get all the performance benefits from USB 3.1 combined with the convenience of the USB Type-C connector. This reversible USB connector allows for effortless connecting of USB devices.
In-Studio Advantage
MSI motherboards provide the most fascinating in-studio advantages, designed to satisfy any professional workflow. Elevate your listening pleasure and network connection with MSI Audio & LAN. Enjoy extreme sound quality and uninterrupted online experience.
Audio
Professional Sound Quality
Deliver the highest sound quality through the use of premium quality audio components and get the most immersive sound experience. MSI motherboards let you enjoy breathtaking sound to create the most dynamic soundscapes.
Audio Boost 4
High Definition ALC1220 Audio Processor


Supports DSD Super Audio CD playback & recording (64x better than regular CD quality)
*120dB SNR / 32-bit
High Quality Audio Capacitors


A high fidelity sound experience with exceptional acoustics and realism for studio level headphones is ensured.
Golden Audio Jacks With S/PDIF


Keep your sound perfect by transmit your audio with pure digital signal
Isolated Audio Design


EMI-shielded HD audio processors let you enjoy the purest sound quality in front and rear connectors.
Separated Audio Layers For Clean Left & Right Channels


Using separated layers in the PCB ensures equally pristine sound quality for both left and right audio channels.
Nahimic 3
All New Nahimic 3 - For Next Level Audio Immersion
Get ready to be amazed by the all new Nahimic 3 and live the gaming immersion like never before! With simple and intuitive new UI, the Nahimic 3 not only further enhances in game 3D surround sound, but also offers even more finite control over your music, movies, and conference calls.
Get Clearer Order With Voice Boost
Hear your teammates perfectly but still enjoy your audio. Voice Boost automatically reduces the game’s audio when teammates speak, and sets volume back when no one speaks.
De-Pop Protection
Audio Boost protects your ears by eliminating those annoying loud popping sounds when you plug/unplug devices or turn your PC on/off.
Dedicated Headphone Amplifier That Auto-Detects Impedance
The built-in dedicated headphone amplifier rewards audiophiles with headphones up to 600Ω impedance by delivering studio-grade sound quality from your gaming PC. Audio Boost 4 automatically detects the optimal impedance for your headphones and adjusts the output for the best sound quality.
Connectivity
Stable, Secure & Fast Networking
Optimized for content creation, professional and multimedia use, a high quality network solution is equipped to get ready to serve you with 24/7 reliability and stability when transferring big data.
Maximium Data Transfer With 2.5G LAN
MEG X299 CREATION features high-bandwidth and low-latency dual Ethernet networks for demanding creators and power users. Onboard 2.5Gbps connectivity provides incredible data transfer speed faster than ever before. MSI LAN Manager automatically classifies and prioritizes the latency-sensitive for your applications, giving you the best online experience with low latency.
Low Latency LAN Powered By Intel®
This model comes equipped with a premium network solution from Intel®. The high quality Gigabit LAN networking component is optimized for professional and multimedia use with outstanding performance to deliver a secure, stable and fast network connection.
Next-Gen Intel® Wi-Fi AC & Bluetooth
This next-generation Intel® Wi-Fi / Bluetooth solution uses smart MU-MIMO technology, delivering AC speeds up to 1.73Gbps without any cable
Creation
Good craftsmanship depends on use of the right tool, this motherboard is tailor-made for designers and content creators, the features and design perfectly meet the demanding requirements for creating your own masterpiece.
Full 4K Video Experience
MEG X299 CREATION features exclusive expansion card, THUNDERBOLT M3. Offering dual DisplayPort and dual Thunderbolt 3 for the full 4K video experience, accelerate content creation workflow and team productivity with the ability to move massive files, images and video unrivaled for new uses Daisy-chain connect up to 6 Thunderbolt™ devices with a single wire speeds 8X faster than USB 3.0.

1. Thunderbolt 3 Ports/USB3.1 Type-C
2. Displayport In Ports
3. J1 Connector
Exhilarating And Inspiring
Each MSI motherboard is built based on the specific topic in order to match different tastes and favors. Furthermore, MSI also adopts the modern style to design the heatsink through huge surface and sleek but simple cuts in order to make the heatsink and appearance looks ripped and powerful. Combined with neutral color, such as black, grey and silver, as the main background, MSI motherboard can perfect fit different RGB LED effects and strongly shows the gamers tunes.
Industrial Design
Create Your Masterpiece
MEG X299 CREATION comes with a unique look and feel inspired by the concept of element explosion. Packed with exclusive features to unleash the overall performance for incredible multiple cores CPU.
Tailor-made for designers and content creators, the features and design perfectly meet the demanding requirements for creating your own masterpiece.
Mystic Light
MSI Mystic Light provides a complete function to control the RGB light all around the ecosystem. Select the available colors from the palette to match your favorite and mood.
Mystic Light on Motherboard


MSI Motherboard offers multiple colors and variety effects for you to set up the whole rig by your own way.
Mystic Light Extension
Still not satisfied with the decoration on the ecosystem? The Mystic Light Extension will help you to have more attractive way to decorate you gaming rig by the LED Strips and still under controlled by the Mystic Light application.
JRGB
The JRGB pin header provides the max 3A(12V) power supply for the up to 3 meters 5050 RGB LED strips showing single color.
Mystic Light SYNC
MSI Mystic Light SYNC built with open SDK for all the peripherals. With Mystic Light application, you can easily control all the color and effect in one application.
Loyal Comrade
MSI has developed the motherboard market for many years. With rich R&D experience and a long history, the company continuously creates the best performance and humanized motherboard to help users meet the pursuit of high quality components and the stable, reliable and long-lasting system performance.
Components
Built On Everlasting Quality
Using only the finest quality components and integrating the latest technological innovations delivers the best possible professional experience. Rigorous quality testing under the most extreme conditions ensures a super reliable, long-lasting and high performance motherboard.
Shield Your Memory Signal With Steel Armor
Steel Armor protects your memory and memory slots from both physical damage and electrical overcurrent by adding extra ground points. But it also ensures a clean data signal for your memory by shielding it from electromagnetic interference (EMI), for a smooth gaming experience.
Fortify Your System With PCI-E Steel Armor
MSI PCI Express Steel Armor slots are armed with more solder points on the motherboard for a stronger hold, preventing any damage due to heavy-weight graphics cards. Steel Armor also protects PCI Express signals against electromagnetic interference for a pure gaming experience and even higher overclocking.
Ultimate Motherboard Protection
We’ve made sure you can enjoy your system endlessly. MSI motherboards feature Double ESD protection with double layer grounding around the motherboard mounting holes, preventing Electrostatic discharge (ESD) surges from damaging the motherboard.
Super Stable Gaming With The Highest Quality Components
MSI uses the high quality components , which is shielded by the best protection to make sure your system runs smoothly under the most extreme conditions.
Titanium Choke II
Ti choke II is smaller in size and has improved a 30% power efficiency and power delivering, allowing for better overclocking and stability
DRMOS
DrMOS is the next-gen Mosfet which is a 3-in-1 chip that delivers much more power with less components needed. This solution gives you the power to break world records.
Hi-C Cap
Hi-C CAP is a very small, but super-efficient capacitor. Besides ensuring enough spacing around a CPU socket to install large coolers, it also allows for 93% energy efficiency.
Solid Cap
With their aluminum core design and Japanese made quality, Solid CAPs are made for high-end design motherboard. Not only do Solid CAPs could provide lower Equivalent Series Resistance (ESR), but also work firmly for over-10-year.
Windows 10 Certified
With MSI you benefit from great compatibility and a worry-free user experience when using Microsoft Windows 10.
With a true dedication to performance, our R&D team has made sure everything works as intended when using the latest version of Microsoft Windows on any MSI product.
Back panel ports
1. Clear CMOS Button
2. PS/2 Port
3. USB 3.1 Gen1 Ports
4. 2.5G LAN Port
5. Intel® LAN Ports
6. Intel® WiFi/ Bluetooth Module
7. HD Audio Connectors
8. BIOS FLASHBACK+
9. USB 2.0 Ports
10. USB 3.1 Gen1 Ports
11. Intel Turbo USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type A + C
12. Optical S/PDIF-Out
Specifications
Socket LGA2066
CPU (Max Support) i9
Chipset Intel® X299 Chipset
DDR4 Memory Quad channel
- X-series processor support DDR4 4200(OC)/ 4100(OC)/ 4000(OC)/ 3800(OC)/
3733(OC)/ 3600(OC)/ 3466(OC)/ 3400(OC)/ 3333(OC)/ 3200(OC)/ 3000(OC)/
2933(OC)/ 2800(OC)/ 2666/ 2400/ 2133 MHz
Dual channel
- X-series processor support DDR4 4133(OC)/ 4000(OC)/ 3866(OC)/ 3800(OC)/
3733(OC)/ 3600(OC)/ 3466(OC)/ 3400(OC)/ 3333(OC)/ 3200(OC)/ 3000(OC)/
2933(OC)/ 2800(OC)/ 2666/ 2400/ 2133 MHz*
Memory Channel Quad / Dual
DIMM Slots 8
Max Memory (GB) Quad: 128GB
Dual: 64GB
PCI-E x16 4
PCI-E Gen Gen3
PCI-E x1 1
SATAIII 8
M.2 Slot 3
U.2 1
RAID 1
TPM (header) 0/1/5/10
LAN 1
USB 3.1 ports (Front) 10/100/1000/2500*1+10/100/1000*1
USB 3.1 ports (Rear) 4(Gen1, Type A), 1(Gen2, Type C)
USB 2.0 ports (Front) 1(Gen2, Type C), 1(Gen2, Type A), 6(Gen1, Type A)
USB 2.0 ports (Rear) 4
Audio ports (Rear) 2
DirectX Realtek® ALC1220 Codec
Form Factor 12
SLI E-ATX
CrossFire Y
Operating System Y
Detail
Processor Supports Intel® Core™ X-Series Processor Family for LGA2066 Socket
Chipset Intel® X299 Chipset
Memory - 8 x DDR4 memory slots, support up to 128GB
- Quad channel memory architecture with the CPU that supports up to
4-channels DDR4
X-series processor support DDR4 4200(OC)/ 4100(OC)/ 4000(OC)/ 3800(OC)/
3733(OC)/ 3600(OC)/ 3466(OC)/ 3400(OC)/ 3333(OC)/ 3200(OC)/ 3000(OC)/
2933(OC)/ 2800(OC)/ 2666/ 2400/ 2133 MHz
- Dual channel memory architecture with the CPU that supports up to
2-channels DDR4
X-series processor support DDR4 4133(OC)/ 4000(OC)/ 3866(OC)/ 3800(OC)/
3733(OC)/ 3600(OC)/ 3466(OC)/ 3400(OC)/ 3333(OC)/ 3200(OC)/ 3000(OC)/
2933(OC)/ 2800(OC)/ 2666/ 2400/ 2133 MHz
- Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
Slots - 4 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slots
Support x16/x0/x16/x8, x8/x8/x16/x8 mode with the 44-lane CPU
Support x16/x0/x8/x4, x8/x8/x8/x4 mode with the 28-lane CPU
Support x8/x0/x4/x4 mode with the 16-lane CPU
- 1 x PCIe 3.0 x1 slot
Multi-GPU - Supports NVIDIA® SLI™ Technology
- Supports AMD CrossFire™ Technology
Storage Intel® X299 Chipset
- 8 x SATA 6Gb/s ports
- 3 x M.2 slots (Key M)
M2_1 & M2_2 support up to PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA 6Gb/s, 2242/ 2260/
2280/ 22110 storage devices
M2_3 supports up to PCIe 3.0 x4, 2242/ 2260/ 2280 storage devices
Intel® Optane™ Memory Ready for M2_1, M2_2 slots
- 1 x U.2 port
Supports PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe storage
1. The SATA1 connector will be unavailable when a SATA M.2 SSD
has been installed in the M.2_1 slot.
2. The SATA2 connector will be unavailable when a SATA M.2 SSD
has been installed in the M.2_2 slot.
3. M2_3 slot and PCIe slots share the bandwidth.
4. Before using Intel® Optane™ memory modules, please ensure that you have
updated the drivers and BIOS to the latest version from MSI website.
RAID Intel® X299 Chipset
- Supports RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5 and RAID 10 for SATA storage devices
- Supports RAID 0, RAID 1 for M.2 PCIe storage devices
USB Intel® X299 Chipset
- 4 x USB 3.1 Gen1 (SuperSpeed USB) ports available through the
internal USB connectors
- 6 x USB 2.0 (High-speed USB) ports(2 ports on the back panel,
4 ports available through the internal USB connectors)
ASMedia® ASM3142 Chipset
- 3 x USB 3.1 Gen2 (SuperSpeed USB 10Gbps) ports (1 Type-C and 1 Type-A
port on the back panel, 1 Type-C internal connector)
ASMedia® ASM1074 Chipset
- 6 x USB 3.1 Gen1 (SuperSpeed USB) ports on the back panel
Audio Realtek® ALC1220 Codecs
- 7.1-Channel High Definition Audio
- Supports S/PDIF output
LAN - 1 x Intel I219-V Gigabit LAN controller
- 1 x Realtek RTL8125-CG 2.5G LAN controller
Wireless Intel® Wireless-AC 9260
- Supports 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, MU-MIMO Rx, 2.4GHz/ 5GHz (160MHz) up to 1.73Gbps
- Supports Bluetooth® 2.1, 2.1+EDR, 3.0,4.0, 5
Internal connectors - 1 24-pin ATX main power connector
- 3x 8-pin ATX 12V power connectors
- 1x flat 4-pin ATX 12V power connector
- 8x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
- 1x U.2 port
- 2x USB 2.0 connectors (supports additional 4 USB 2.0 ports)
- 2x USB 3.1 Gen1 connectors (supports additional 4 USB 3.1 Gen1 ports)
- 1x USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C port
- 1x 4-pin CPU fan connector
- 1x 4-pin Water Pump connector
- 4x 4-pin system fan connectors
- 2x 4-pin extend system fan connectors
- 1x 3-pin Water Flow connector
- 1x Front panel audio connector
- 2x System panel connectors
- 1x TPM module connector
- 1x Chassis Intrusion connector
- 1x 2-pin Thermal Sensors connector
- 1x Virtual RAID on CPU connector
- 1x Thunderbolt Add-on Card Connector
Provides additional power to PCIe x16 slots
Dimensions 12 in. x 10.7 in. (30.5 cm x 27.2 cm)
E-ATX Form Factor
Mounting 9 mounting holes
Operating System Support for Windows® 10 64-bit
What's in the Box
  • MSI MEG X299 Creation Motherboard
  • Cables
  • User Mannual
  • CD
Specifications
Brand MSI
Condition New
UPC 824142169872
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User Information
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