Wednesday, July 8th 2015

MSI Unleashes the X99A GODLIKE Gaming Motherboard

MSI, world leading in motherboard technology, announces the most powerful X99 gaming solution, the X99A GODLIKE GAMING motherboard. Featuring Killer DoubleShot-X3 Pro, Turbo M.2 connectivity, 2X Faster USB 3.1 Type-A and Type-C and a whole new gaming oriented LED feature, MYSTIC LIGHT, the X99A GODLIKE GAMING is the most powerful motherboard to serve you in battle.

The X99A GODLIKE GAMING is world's first RGB LED motherboard, supporting more than 2000 colors and many style presets such as breathing, flashing and waving. Make your build look on fire or cold as ice. You are in control. Simply select any of the colors from the palette to suit the systems' design. Just change it to another one using the easy to use Mystic Light APP available on PC, phone and tablet, and make your PC look & feel brand new! With 2048 different colors and 7 different LED modes, the Mystic Light provides infinite possibilities for gamers to personalize their gaming rig.
DoubleShot-X3 PRO, team up latest Killer 1535 Wi-Fi with Dual-LAN
Killer DoubleShot-X3 Pro allows the 2x killer Ethernet connectors and the Killer 1535 Wi-Fi adapter to work together for the ultimate high speed lan solution. The Killer Network Manager decides which apps runs on which connection for gaming traffic optimization. This will give you the max throughput as high as 2.867 Gbps. In addition, the latest Killer 1535 Wi-Fi AC provides a significant technology for gamers, the ExtremeRange Technology. The ExtremeRange Technology includes Transmit Beamforming, MU-MIMO Support and External Amplifiers and benefits gamers 2.4x of networking stability and 25% more of wireless performance. With the latest Killer 1535 Wi-Fi AC, gamers could take advantage of the various network usages in both gaming and streaming.

Heavenly sound with Audio Boost 3 PRO
Enjoy the best and purest sound through Audio Boost 3 PRO. New Audio Boost 3 PRO comes with a luxurious Hi-Fi ESS 9018K2M DAC, delivering studio-grade audio quality, onboard! This high-end dedicated onboard sound card delivers 120dB SNR 192 kHz/32-bit of purest sound quality via a dedicated 6.3mm stereo headphone out. Audio Boost 3 PRO makes sure you dominate the battlefield through crystal clear sound and pin-point precision.

With Nahimic, enjoy sound that pushes the limits of reality
At the very cutting edge of innovation, Nahimic sound technology has been approved for its quality and precision in projects undertaken by the militaryfield, and also the aeronautics industry. Now, they are looking to make some serious noise in the world of gaming by becoming the next piece of your lethal arsenal. Nahimic places your user experience right at the heart of their software, offering you highly sought-after gaming benefits: Virtual Sound, Voice Leveler, Bass Boost, Noise Gate & Reduction and HD Audio Recorder. Lastly, Nahimic is unveiling their HD Audio Recorder for the very first time: this function will enable you to enjoy studio quality sound to immortalize your streamed games - all in one click.

Take advantage from next-gen storage solutions
Enjoy a blazing fast system boot up and insanely fast loading of applications and games with MSI GAMING motherboards. Since SATA-Express is dead because there are still no devices on the market, MSI offers a whole new generation of high speed storage support through Turbo M.2, Turbo U.2 and 2X FASTER USB 3.1. Turbo M.2 transfers data through a PCI Express 3.0 x4 interface up to 32 Gb/s, making it 5x faster than SATA 3.0 solutions. With a Turbo U.2 Host Card which fits in a M.2 slot, the X99A GODLIKE GAMING also supports the latest and greatest high performance SSDs such as the new Intel 750 series. With support for NVMe, data transfer speeds have never been faster. As a result of innovative engineering the X99A GODLIKE GAMING motherboard also offers both USB 3.1 Type-A and Type-C interface for the most convenient and fast mobile storage solutions.

Designed for overclocking with patented Turbo Socket
With a rich history of breaking world records inherited from MSI's legendary Overclocking motherboards and the presence of unique OC features, the X99A GODLIKE GAMING has OC running through its veins. The patented Turbo Socket is one of the features that removes all limits by providing extra pins (2036 in total) for better overlocking of the Intel extreme processors. Turbo Socket allows for higher DDR4 memory frequencies, lower latencies and enhanced stability while overclocking.
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40 Comments on MSI Unleashes the X99A GODLIKE Gaming Motherboard

#1
RCoon
It's certainly very red.
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#2
rooivalk
lol they're running out of words?

Better than ECS GANK MACHINE though xD
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#4
Caring1
"With 2048 different colors and 7 different LED modes, the Mystic Light provides infinite possibilities for gamers to personalize their gaming rig."
You can have a rave in your case.
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#6
lZKoce
I sense a new naming scheme...next in line is Beyond Godlike! , Ownage, Monster Kill, Wicked Sick, Unstopable, Mega Kill, Dominating, Killing Spree.....
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#7
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
lZKoce
I sense a new naming scheme...next in line is Beyond Godlike! , Ownage, Monster Kill, Wicked Sick, Unstopable, Mega Kill, Dominating, Killing Spree.....
Name it X99 Hello Kitty, and watch people queue up like Apple iZombies to buy it.
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#8
Haytch
This certainly is a way to put down 'God'. Might as well call it, 'MSi Blasphemy X99A'.
I guess this means that anyone religious or atheist should not buy this board ?
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#9
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
Haytch
This certainly is a way to put down 'God'. Might as well call it, 'MSi Blasphemy X99A'.
I guess this means that anyone religious or atheist should not buy this board ?
"Godlike" is an Unreal Tournament killstreak award.
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#10
Caring1
lZKoce
I sense a new naming scheme...next in line is Beyond Godlike! , Ownage, Monster Kill, Wicked Sick, Unstopable, Mega Kill, Dominating, Killing Spree.....
I'll wait for The Dominatrix complete with black leather trim :pimp:
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#11
bogami
Announces the most powerful X99 gaming m.. ! what a load of crap! ASROCKx11 and all WS :They are better options. They have 80 available PCI-E direct lines with 2x PLX on board. How well has proved AUDIO onboard we hev see here on test with MSI Z97 GAMING 9 AC .32 bit DAC is a nice upgrade . to provide 3 USB3.1 is being linked 6 USB3 exits . controllers are others .79 series also did not have initially USB3 support .of course, it is not said that when using M.2 will lose PCI-e slot,etcetera . so much grossing for the normal progress is annoying.
It will be a good competition to the ASUS ,GIGABYT gameing X99 board. I see only an improved model 9.
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#13
FordGT90Concept
"I go fast!1!11!1!"
What does that even mean? Is there even 2036 contacts on the Intel CPUs? Also, why would they put such a low quality image on their website. I wonder if MSI's web designer is having a laugh.
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#14
buildzoid
FordGT90Concept
What does that even mean? Is there even 2036 contacts on the Intel CPUs? Also, why would they put such a low quality image on their website. I wonder if MSI's web designer is having a laugh.
Yep the chips do have 2036 contacts. The extra contacts allow you to change 6 extra voltages that would otherwise be unavailable. These voltage really help with uncore overclocking.
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#16
Jborg
Caring1
"With 2048 different colors and 7 different LED modes, the Mystic Light provides infinite possibilities for gamers to personalize their gaming rig."
You can have a rave in your case.
Drugs not included.
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#17
Hood
What are they calling the mini-ITX version - Baby Jesus Edition?
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#18
AsRock
TPU addict
Caring1
"With 2048 different colors and 7 different LED modes, the Mystic Light provides infinite possibilities for gamers to personalize their gaming rig."
You can have a rave in your case.
I can deal with it when people have a single color in the case it can look dam out right awesome, the part i don't get is the red theme of the motherboard with all these color options.

They should of done it all white with the color options lol.

And they have to put names like this on it so it sounds like it's a $300 motherboard.


Only thing i like about it is how many SATA and USB connections it has the res seems not needed for my needs even more so price tag.
Hood
What are they calling the mini-ITX version - Baby Jesus Edition?
Little Devil sounds better to me even more so if it's red.


I wishing we could have the X38 days back with naked ass copper which is the only time i like any motherboards
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#19
GhostRyder
I am laughing so hard at that name, though it is a very good looking board in my book (Makes me almost want to sell my current board and swap out to this one).

I think the adjustable LED's is a great thing but has a bit of a problem when you consider the board is painted red (err, the heatsinks at least).
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#20
deemon
Haytch
This certainly is a way to put down 'God'. Might as well call it, 'MSi Blasphemy X99A'.
I guess this means that anyone religious or atheist should not buy this board ?
Silly you. I am realist (=atheist), yet in gaming I very much like to play and fantasize about being some superhero or supernatural creature or god or devil or extraterrestrial or whatnot. Does not change the meaning of the word and has nothing to do with any religion really.
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#21
the54thvoid
Haytch
This certainly is a way to put down 'God'. Might as well call it, 'MSi Blasphemy X99A'.
I guess this means that anyone religious or atheist should not buy this board ?
@btarunr gave the actual answer but regardless the term God does not denote a specific religion. It is a noun for a supreme being. I can call myself a God amongst men if i was a super dooper person in my field. To use the term Godlike actually implicitly has no attachment to God but instead alludes to greatness. If people thought it blasphemous, I know a place in Syria/Iraq that would happily take them.

As for the garish branding, it's a bit OTT for my likes and I agree with the general consensus - variable LED's good but why oh why make the damn thing red? Chrome would be far better for multi function LED's.
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#22
INSTG8R
Vanguard Beta Tester
2048 colours but you have to like red....
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#23
123abc
darkangel0504
wating for rampage motherboard
Isn't there already an X99 Rampage board? I haven't been keeping up on news lately.
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#24
buildzoid
123abc
Isn't there already an X99 Rampage board? I haven't been keeping up on news lately.
yep there is. Rampage V Extreme
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#25
cadaveca
My name is Dave
FordGT90Concept
What does that even mean? Is there even 2036 contacts on the Intel CPUs? Also, why would they put such a low quality image on their website. I wonder if MSI's web designer is having a laugh.
Yeha... so get this... CPUs have contacts...and most boards don't use all the contacts.


And just because the OC socket works good on one board, and adds uncore...doesn't mean it will on another. I got a few OC socket board that can't clock worth a damn. MSI is pretty late to the game here, so I have high hopes for this board. I had been asking for such a board since X99 launched, actually. Alas, I didn't get a sample of my own.
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