Thursday, March 31st 2016

MSI Announces the X99A GODLIKE Gaming Carbon Motherboard

MSI is proud to announce the world's ultimate GAMING motherboard, the X99A GODLIKE GAMING CARBON, is now available in stores. Besides being the pinnacle of GAMING in terms of performance and features, the new X99A GODLIKE GAMING CARBON also raises the bar higher in motherboard aesthetics. The CARBON motherboards full black color scheme featuring the improved Mystic Light RGB LEDs controlled through your smartphone, it combines flashiness with sophistication that is sure to make your pc stand out. Besides its strength and futuristic looks, carbon-fiber is also very light to represent the ultimate performance the new GODLIKE CARBON motherboard delivers. Last but not least, the new X99A GODLIKE GAMING motherboard is ready for next-generation Intel 'Broadwell-E(P)' processors.

The most powerful gaming solution in the world just got better. The X99A GODLIKE GAMING CARBON Edition motherboard features the improved Mystic Light RGB LED feature, supporting up to 2048 colors and 8 LED effects to style your rig in any way possible. With Audio Boost 3 Pro, Killer DoubleShot-X3 Pro, Turbo M.2 connectivity, 2X Faster USB 3.1 Type-A & Type-C, the X99A GODLIKE GAMING CARBON Edition is the most powerful motherboard to serve you in battle. Besides gaming, the X99A GODLIKE GAMING motherboard already proved itself in the world's top overclocking ranks and carries a rich history of breaking world records inherited from MSI's legendary Overclocking motherboards.
Featuring the patented Turbo Socket, the X99A GODLIKE GAMING CARBON Edition removes all limits by providing extra pins (2036 in total) for better overlocking of the Intel extreme processors. Dominate the world of gaming and overclocking while looking awesome with the new X99A GODLIKE GAMING CARBON Edition motherboard.

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 2867 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.

The ultimate audio solution with Audio Boost 3 PRO featuring Nahimic
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. 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. Audio Boost 3 PRO with Nahimic makes sure you dominate the battlefield through crystal clear sound and pin-point precision.

Take advantage of 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. Innovative engineering on the X99A GODLIKE GAMING motherboard also allows the use of both a USB 3.1 Type-A and Type-C interface for the most convenient and fast mobile storage solutions.

For more information, visit the product page.
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35 Comments on MSI Announces the X99A GODLIKE Gaming Carbon Motherboard

#1
eidairaman1
The Exiled Airman
Sounds like a ASRock Fatality board, or an Asus board. Looks like a Sabertooth...
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#2
Nokiron
Noo! MSI, drop that stupid Killer-network rubbish and get proper Intel NICs.
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#3
RMX
eidairaman1 said:
Sounds like a ASRock Fatality board, or an Asus board. Looks like a Sabertooth...
Really? I think it doesn't look anything like them tbh, I think it looks good..shame I already have an X99 board which I am happy with. Can't be arsed to tear it down, sell it and pay more for this one.
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#4
Caring1
Nice board, but I'm not even going to ask the price, I know I can't afford it.
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#5
chlamchowder
This will give you the max throughput as high as 2867 Gbps
How was that speed achieved? 2867 Gbps / (8 bits/byte) = 358 GB/s. System memory has less bandwidth than that.

Or was that a typo in their press release?
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#6
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
chlamchowder said:
How was that speed achieved? 2867 Gbps / (8 bits/byte) = 358 GB/s. System memory has less bandwidth than that.

Or was that a typo in their press release?
The add all of the ethernets together and use funny math.
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#7
chlamchowder
cdawall said:
The add all of the ethernets together and use funny math.
Ok after reading it again I'm 99% sure it's a typo. From wiki a 802.11ac wireless card can do 866.7 Mbps using 256-QAM, a 160 MHz channel, and a 400 ns guard interval. I assume each Killer NIC is a GbE NIC, which means 1000 Mbps each. 1000 * 2 + 866.7 = 2866.7. Round that up and you get 2867 Mbps.
Change Mbps to Gbps and you get the 2867 Gbps in the article.

Or maybe they talked to aliens and found a way to get a 1000x increase in performance using exisisting GbE and 802.11ac hardware. Then this might end up being a great deal. :)
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#8
JohnnyBlues
Well I am in love.
But it will be shitload expensive!
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#9
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
chlamchowder said:
Ok after reading it again I'm 99% sure it's a typo. From wiki a 802.11ac wireless card can do 866.7 Mbps using 256-QAM, a 160 MHz channel, and a 400 ns guard interval. I assume each Killer NIC is a GbE NIC, which means 1000 Mbps each. 1000 * 2 + 866.7 = 2866.7. Round that up and you get 2867 Mbps.
Change Mbps to Gbps and you get the 2867 Gbps in the article.

Or maybe they talked to aliens and found a way to get a 1000x increase in performance using exisisting GbE and 802.11ac hardware. Then this might end up being a great deal. :)
Ha I didn't even pay attention to the Mb vs Gb
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#10
techy1
"Last but not least, the new X99A GODLIKE GAMING motherboard is ready for next-generation Intel 'Broadwell-E(P)' processors"... now that is an indicator that Broadwell-E is close
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#11
alucasa
So, we have "Godlike" mobo. When are we going to see God mobo?
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#12
Sasqui
alucasa said:
So, we have "Godlike" mobo. When are we going to see God mobo?
LOL. I'd prefer they lose that moniker too. At least call it "God's"
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#13
Solaris17
Creator Solaris Utility DVD
Maybe im out of touch but apparently x99 still has life? I was under the impression that its successor would come out sometime next year? Please enlighten me.
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#14
Basard
They should have made it pure white... it's more Satin-like....
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#15
Solaris17
Creator Solaris Utility DVD
Basard said:
They should have made it pure white... it's more Satin-like....
me and you should be friends
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#16
ThE_MaD_ShOt
Solaris17 said:
Maybe im out of touch but apparently x99 still has life? I was under the impression that its successor would come out sometime next year? Please enlighten me.
Well Sol ol' buddy seems mobo companies are still breathing life into Am3 so x99 may live for a couple more years.
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#17
Solaris17
Creator Solaris Utility DVD
ThE_MaD_ShOt said:
Well Sol ol' buddy seems mobo companies are still breathing life into Am3 so x99 may live for a couple more years.
I guess if it gets broadwell e it's a new lease on life. I keep forgetting HEDT usually have longer life cycles than consumer grade.
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#18
PP Mguire
Solaris17 said:
Maybe im out of touch but apparently x99 still has life? I was under the impression that its successor would come out sometime next year? Please enlighten me.
Skylake-E was last quoted to me coming this year. Haven't heard of a delay yet.
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#19
night.fox
Nokiron said:
Noo! MSI, drop that stupid Killer-network rubbish and get proper Intel NICs.
believe the reason for choosing killer is for teaming between wifi and lan.

or does intel allow this kind of teaming?
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#20
Dj-ElectriC
I'm just tired of the old 90s type naming scheme asian companies have. Stop it with all the stupid "godlike" "killer" and other rubbish and start treating your customers with some respect. Asus' naming is so far the most tolerable.
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#22
AsRock
TPU addict
OOh wow MSI and their expensive jokes, sorry but if i went a friends house and noticed he had a mobo that said Godlike on it i would have to crack up laughing again.

And not this plastic crap Bah more crap to take of the mobo before installing it, and like some one else said Intel nic and not some killer nic BS.

Other wise it looks like a nice mobo but it's made by MSI and MSI gear always screw around with RMA's for me. never mind the BS they said about another mobo and support for AM3+ being added to it then they changed their minds so screw'm anyways.
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#23
Nokiron
night.fox said:
believe the reason for choosing killer is for teaming between wifi and lan.

or does intel allow this kind of teaming?
I don't know and I don't really know why you would even want that.

You get better throughput, but the bandwidth stays the same. Just like teaming regular NICs.
This would only result in higher latency and probably syncing issues.
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#24
zargana
Nice board specs but the carbons looks like patches on the hood.
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