Friday, August 29th 2014

MSI X99S GAMING 9 AC Motherboard Features Onboard Streaming Engine

MSI, world leading in motherboard technology, is pleased to announce its release of the MSI X99S GAMING 9 AC motherboard. The MSI X99S GAMING 9 AC is a custom designed motherboard, specifically for gamers who demand the best onboard gaming features, ready to e0-mbrace all new DDR4 memory and 8 core CPU power. The imposing heatsinks and Dragon Armor on the MSI X99S GAMING 9 AC motherboard highlight its unique features. Its masterpiece is Streaming Engine, a premium dedicated onboard hardware streaming solution for streaming gaming activities at 1080p 60Mbps without impacting FPS and gameplay. The MSI X99S GAMING 9 AC also comes with Audio Boost 2, USB Audio Power, Killer LAN, Turbo M.2 32Gb/s, SATA Express, Intel Wi-Fi AC and 4-way Multi-GPU support.

MSI introduces the world's first onboard hardware streaming solution, called Streaming Engine. A dedicated onboard hardware card which delivers even better performance and quality than Intel Quick Sync (which is not supported on the X99 platform), because having superior video quality and streaming performance is essential when sharing gaming activities with the world. Gamers can stream at amazing 1080p 60 Mbps quality using HD H.264 hardware compression.

Professional streaming
Driving Streaming Engine is an AVerMedia encoding chip, designed only for the X99S GAMING 9 AC motherboard delivering ultra-smooth streaming at stunning Full HD video quality at 60 Mbps. Optimized for XSplit Gamecaster, Streaming Engine allows for easy utilization when recording and streaming virtual playgrounds, making sure everyone can enjoy.

Record and stream gaming activity without impacting FPS
Other applications demand vital resources from the CPU highly impacting FPS performance. Streaming Engine is a dedicated hardware solution that preserves FPS at any time.

Audio Boost 2, powered by Creative Sound Blaster Cinema2
Powered by Creative Sound Blaster Cinema2, Audio Boost 2 combines a revolutionary hardware layout for audio on the motherboard with the best customizable audio options like Multi-Channel Speaker Calibration and headphone profiles that dramatically enhance the audio experience.

The sound hardware is not only EMI shielded and separated from the motherboard, the power to the high quality amplifiers and audio components is delivered through a unique Direct Audio Power connector. This ensures clean power delivery for the audio components and combined with the electrical shielding it provides the highest level of onboard audio.

OC Engine
The MSI X99S GAMING 9 AC motherboard features a next generation Clock Generator for more flexible BCLK adjustments, from 100 / 125 / 167 MHz straps. Using these straps prevents system crashing while overclocking on the edge and opens doors to achieve the absolute maximum. The next generation chip offers even lower jitter and power consumption resulting in even higher stability under the most extreme conditions.

Turbo M.2 32 Gb/s
Delivering speeds up to 32Gb/s, Turbo M.2 is more than 5 times faster than a regular SATA III connection. Turbo M.2 32 Gb/s is the successor to M.2 10 Gb/s, offering performance up to 3 times as fast using PCI Express Gen3 x4. M.2 is packed in a small form factor and is compatible with 3 different sizes to fit most storage solutions. Gamers can enjoy a blazing fast system boot up and loading of applications and games

Speed, Sound, Stability; SATA Express, USB Audio Power, Killer LAN & More
With the focus on Speed, Sound and Stability, MSI GAMING motherboards provide every essential component of a true gaming system. Audio Boost 2 and USB Audio Power give your ears the detailed and richness in sound they need. 4-way Multi-GPU support ensures extreme gaming configurations for supreme frame rates.

Onboard M.2 32 Gb/s, SATA Express and Killer LAN provide the best networking and storage performance through unprecedented transfer speeds and extremely low latency while gaming online. GuardPro and Military Class 4 e all the stability you need through carefully selected and thoroughly tested components and materials. To top this off, the MSI X99S GAMING 9 AC motherboard comes with a 2 year premium license of XSplit Gamecaster to kickstart your online streaming of gameplay for both young and aspiring, and seasoned professional gamers.

Intel Wi-Fi AC & Bluetooth 4.0
The MSI X99S GAMING 9 AC comes with an easily unpluggable Intel Wi-Fi / Bluetooth module. The support of 802.11 AC and Bluetooth 4.0 ensures the fastest available transfer speeds with up to 867 Mbps for Wi-Fi and 25 Mbps for BT 4.0. A black design I/O cover with GAMING 9 imprinted doesn't only look cool, but it also protects against Electro Magnetic Interference, making sure whatever device is connected, the user will always receive a pure signal.

Dragon Armor
Much like the design of the I/O cover, this awesome looking piece of Dragon Armor isn't just for great looks but also works as a protective shield to keep the audio signal pure, preventing interference from other components. This is vital when it comes to delivering high quality sound.
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5 Comments on MSI X99S GAMING 9 AC Motherboard Features Onboard Streaming Engine

#1
kaellar
yep.
been always waiting for a solution to let me stream with 60mbps bitrate.
marketing is so silly these days..
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#2
bogami
Does not seem to have as good AUDIO support as his smaller brother 9 series .And again too many USB outputs and no eSATA :( and it stretched to fill a space, no thunderboald regardless of the option ,and the on the offer is very difficult to find sata expres disks for normal price.It would be better to give you thunderboald output in addition to SATA 3 and the space would be obtained, of course, also on SSD disck!:p
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#3
Steevo
How many people actually use onboard audio anymore? I either use my HDMI output, or a USB mic with built in amp.
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#4
LeonVolcove
I do, i am using onboard audio.

I am too cheap to buy dedicated sound card, since the onboard audio is good enough for me
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#5
GhostRyder
I am pretty fine with in board audio so long as they support surround and have decent hook ups.

I am not an audiophile though...I have tried a dedicated sound card before and it honestly did not improve anything I could notice.

This board is the one in getting and it looks legit!

I am so curious about the streaming engine!
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