Monday, May 15th 2017

MSI Continues Teasing High-End, X299 Motherboard - It's GODLIKE

The folks at MSI seem to be particularly fond of puzzles at this point in time, for no discernible reason. I say so because they've been giving us snippets of an upcoming high-end motherboard, which we have previously covered. At the time, we posited it would fall somewhere along the X299-end of the spectrum, considering the huge amount of PCIe x16 ports on-board.

It would seem those suspicions were founded, since MSI's other GODLIKE branded motherboards (which means they have all the bells & whistles available on time of their release) were X99-based, so it would follow that the new GODLIKE would usher in their footsteps as well. From the new piece of the puzzle, we can glean that this motherboard will offer, in addition to its 4x PCIe x16 ports and 3x M.2 slots over the X299's 44 PCIe lanes, 3x Ethernet connectors, 6x USB 3.1, and 2x Wi-Fi antennas. Expect this motherboard to be one of the most feature-packed offerings for Intel's expected ninth coming (of their Core i9-branded HEDT processors, that is.)
Source: MSI via Facebook
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21 Comments on MSI Continues Teasing High-End, X299 Motherboard - It's GODLIKE

#1
Cybrnook2002
2 x 2 capped 866 onboard wifi. Let's get with the 3 x 3 AC1300 already :) (routers are at 4 x 4 already)
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#2
EarthDog
LOL, MOAR!

Also, this needs edited for typos... :)
(i = I, posited = posted, BELLS and whistles)
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#3
Raevenlord
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EarthDog
LOL, MOAR!

Also, this needs edited for typos... :)
(i = I, posited = posted, BELLS and whistles)
It's the second time I make that bangs & whistles gaffe, it's pretty shameful.

However, posited is correct, as in, we assumed, we put forth.

Thanks for the heads-up =)
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#4
Anggoro
Raevenlord
It would seem those suspicions were founded, since AMD's other GODLIKE branded motherboards (which means they have all the bells & whistles available on time of their release) were X99-based, so it would follow that the new GODLIKE would usher in their footsteps as well.

Source: Videocardz
I believe you meant Intel not AMD, Raevenlord?
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#6
nickbaldwin86
MARKETING MARKETING MARKETING!!! GOD LIKE MARKETING!!!

how much does MSI pay for a marketing team, because they do an outlandish job of blah blah blah GOD LIKE blah blah blah Gaming BLAH BLAH BLAH "Super Bestest gaming God like Super PC for gaming EVAR!!!"

blah
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#7
noname00
I have one problem with this motherboard - why does it have a 6 pin power connector in the middle of the board? Anyone that wants a good cable management won't be pleased.
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#8
TheLostSwede
nickbaldwin86
MARKETING MARKETING MARKETING!!! GOD LIKE MARKETING!!!

how much does MSI pay for a marketing team, because they do an outlandish job of blah blah blah GOD LIKE blah blah blah Gaming BLAH BLAH BLAH "Super Bestest gaming God like Super PC for gaming EVAR!!!"

blah
Like most Taiwanese companies, MSI is paying the marketing team shit and that's why they receive the amazing results that we can all see...
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#9
Ubersonic
Hey you... YOU!

Are you tired of using multiple 2.5" or PCI-E SSDs?

Do you have a burning desire to fit more than two laptop SSDs to your motherboard and turn it into a small scale fusion reactor?

Well at MSI we have you covered!
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#10
Raevenlord
News Editor
Anggoro
I believe you meant Intel not AMD, Raevenlord?
Actually meant MSI :) Lesson to take away: do not multitask if you have a single-core biological processor!
TheLostSwede
Looks like I might've been right then. So much for the nay sayers ;)

So can we expect 5Gbps Ethernet (maybe even 10Gbps?) as well? And that 6.35mm audio jack is interesting too.

Oh and here's the Facebook link to MSI's post www.facebook.com/MSIHQFANCLUB/photos/a.190232534331918.41259.123693947652444/1474101592611666/?type=3&theater
Thank you for the link, updated the story with your given source.
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#11
erixx
I was wrong, anyway, Intel is pushing everything forward now that Ryzen is fresh
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#12
Nkd
Add more lights and add even more lights. Seriously lets make one light go around the board that we can change. Whats the point of sticking it everywhere on board.
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#13
Chloe Price
I'm starting to miss those "old-school" motherboard names, like "P6T Deluxe, P8P67" etc..
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#14
LAN_deRf_HA
I'd trade one of those lan ports for another usb.
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#15
Darksword
I'd trade the stupid RGB lighting for a $10.00 lower price tag.
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#16
MrGenius
noname00
I have one problem with this motherboard - why does it have a 6 pin power connector in the middle of the board? Anyone that wants a good cable management won't be pleased.
I'm not sure if you're asking "why is it there?" or "why is it there?". Or if you already know the answer to both and just disagree with its placement(in regards to cable management purposes)? Anyway...just in case...
  1. Why it's there is to provide more power to the PCIe slots
  2. It's there, in that specific location, because it's better to place it close to the PCIe slots.
  3. They probably could have put it somewhere else, for better cable management. There's also an argument to be made for not having it anywhere on the board too. Since for most folks, in most use cases, it's pointless.
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#18
jiruna


It turned out to be Z270, not X299...
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#19
Chloe Price
Have they even improved those M2 shields, those previous ones used to heat drives up instead of cooling them.
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#20
Shinjuka
noname00
I have one problem with this motherboard - why does it have a 6 pin power connector in the middle of the board? Anyone that wants a good cable management won't be pleased.
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