Monday, August 14th 2017

MSI Announces X299M Gaming Pro Carbon AC Motherboard

MSI, the leading gaming motherboard brand, is proud to announce the X299M GAMING PRO CARBON AC, world's fastest microATX X299 motherboard. Built on the Intel LGA Socket 2066 means it offers up to 44 PCIe lanes and Quad Channel DDR4 memory support. This model is specifically designed for Intel Skylake-X processors to ensure a flawless operation of any heavy gaming rig during long gaming sessions. The new X299M GAMING PRO CARBON AC is future-proof, ready for the upcoming 12,14,16 and 18-core Intel Core-X Series CPUs.

By adding a 16 GB Intel Optane Memory device on the 2 new OPT BOOST motherboards, MSI not only delivers support for the latest Intel technology, besides this you get an added value of $50,-. Optimize your computer by delivering a responsive computer experience with short boot times, fast application launches, extraordinary gaming, and responsive browsing. Gamers can now enjoy SSD levels of high performance and have a large storage capacity at the same time.
Inheriting the stylish look and feel from the X299 GAMING PRO CARBON AC with similar IO cover shape and hydro dip painted carbon pattern, the X299M GAMING PRO CARBON AC is clearly a member of the CARBON family and definitely has something unique to offer in terms of design and customization options. Perfect for a smaller form factor gaming rig, the MSI X299M GAMING PRO CARBON AC motherboard still offers nearly all features its big brother has to offer, such as multiple PCI-Express x16 slots for Multi GPU support, plenty of SATA ports, Dual Intel LAN with WiFi and Twin Turbo M.2 with one of them protected by M.2 Shield v2.

Besides features, like its big brother, the X299M GAMING PRO CARBON AC is ready for PC Enthusiasts and overclockers who focus more on performance. That's why it's built on a DigitALL power design and comes equipped with a 10 phase DrMOS PWM (8+1+1), Loadline Calibration and Turbo Socket.

So whether you are a heavy gamer, pc enthusiast or modder, the X299M GAMING PRO CARBON AC is the perfect X299 motherboard when looking to build a mATX rig

Perform in Style
With unlimited customization options and packed with exclusive gaming features, X299M GAMING PRO CARBON AC is equipped with an exchangeable IO cover, with a golden and silver one included in the box, and X-MOUNTING accessories to support 3D printing and modding to further build a dream PC. The new X299M GAMING PRO CARBON AC wouldn't be complete without Mystic Light RGB LED. Serving PC enthusiasts and modders around the world, MYSTIC LIGHT RGB is present on the cover, around the motherboard edges and in the Audio Line. With 16.8 million colors and 17 LED effects to be completely customized, there's limitless personalization to be enjoyed. The X299M GAMING PRO CARBON AC is also capable of controlling additional RGB strips and other RGB peripherals by MYSTIC LIGHT EXTENSION and SYNC. Just change the color via one click within seconds in the MSI MYSTIC LIGHT APP.

Lightning Fast Storage Interfaces
Enjoy a blazing fast system boot up and insanely quick loading of applications and games, TWIN TURBO M.2 delivers PCI-E Gen3 x4 performance with transfer speeds up to 64 Gb/s for the latest SSDs. X299M GAMING PRO CARBON AC features patented M.2 Shield v2 as the best thermal solution to keep the M.2 devices safe and cool to prevent harm and thermal throttling. Powered by ASMedia 3142 USB 3.1 controller, MSI X299M GAMING PRO CARBON AC features LIGHTNING USB 3.1 GEN2 which offers performance enhancement and achieves higher energy efficiency, consuming at least 50% less energy than former USB solutions ASMedia ASM2142 USB 3.1 Gen2 controller. USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C ready on front USB panel, makes the way easier and more convenient.

X299 mATX Crammed with Features
The X299M GAMING PRO CARBON AC is world's fastest mATX X299 model, offering all the high end features one expects from the X299 platform. For gamers, 2x GAMING LAN powered by Intel and Intel WiFi/Bluetooth ensures the best online gaming experience, while Audio Boost 4 further enhances sound. A dedicated VR BOOST chip improves VR signal strength and reduces motion sickness. For modders, Mystic Light RGB and a swappable IO Cover is available, as well as 3D X-Mounting screws to easily connect own 3D printed designs. And last but not least, even the most extreme overclockers can enjoy the X299M GAMING PRO CARBON AC with its DigitALL power design with 10 phase DrMOS PWM. Moreover, the X299M GAMING PRO CARBON AC features all the latest MSI exclusive items such as UEFI CLICK BIOS 5, DDR4 BOOST, STEEL ARMOR and much, much more. So if you're looking to perform in style, be sure to check out the new X299M GAMING PRO CARBON AC motherboard.
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2 Comments on MSI Announces X299M Gaming Pro Carbon AC Motherboard

#1
mnemo_05
i have a feeling that the vrm heatsink on this board will not be enough.

great looking board though! and i like that they managed to put both the m.2 slots where they are rather that cramming them behind.
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#2
blobster21
GAMING PRO CARBON AC
Not impressed. I'll wait for the NFinite Elite Extrem.

edit: i can't help but notice how we went from the old "Diamond" marketing gimmick to the present "Carbon" nickname to convey top notch quality and performance feelings. What's next ? Coal ? Graphen ??
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