MSI X299 Gaming Pro Carbon, the motherboard for enthusiasts

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To mount a Pc of super powerful video games it is important to have a motherboard the style of the MSI X299 Gaming Pro Carbon. A reference that apart from performance, sports an attractive design for those gamers to those who MSI X299 Raider They find it bland and without sparkle.

Design and build of the MSI X299 Gaming Pro Carbon

The reference X299 Gaming Pro Carbon of M: YES It is the type of motherboard that is not satisfied with giving the highest performance, but understands the desire of enthusiasts to show off the best equipment.

MSI X299 Gaming Pro Carbon

MSI X299 Gaming Pro Carbon, performance, yes, but with style

A finish to show off PC

The products of M: YES they don’t usually go unnoticed. Therefore, a reference labeled as Gaming Pro He couldn’t disappoint in that regard. The key is the concept Coal of his name. Well, it is what defines its presence, which sports a finish in the purest style of the carbon fiber.

MSI X299 Gaming Pro Carbon

Mystic Light RGB, every corner of the CARBON shines with thousands of customization options

All the details count, which is why the heatsinks not only fulfill their mission of controlling heat, but with their attractive shapes and lighting, they end up shaping the look. gamer of the product. In the bowels of the plate we are going to find a system of 12 power phases (of DrMOS) that indicate its potential for overclocking. Everything in this reference redounds to the quality of a stable system optimized for extreme performance.

MSI X299 Gaming Pro Carbon

Keep the system cool thanks to a series of special connectors and total control

Examples we have many:

  • Fully digital power design, offering lower power consumption and accurate voltage delivery.
  • Steel Armor, which protects the key points of the board from electrical damage, makes them more resistant and prevents twisting due to the weight of the components.
  • Military Class Components 6, which ensure reliable system performance under the most extreme conditions.

Processor and RAM support of the MSI X299 Gaming Pro Carbon

This advanced board is for processors of LGA2066 socket, and has the chipset Intel® X299, as its name indicates. It is a model, therefore, only valid for Intel® Core ™ from the series X. Supports high-end memories, starting from the typical DDR4 RAM of 2133 MHz up to pieces of 4500+ (OC) in dual or quad channel (depending on the processor used). With 8 slots the user can power the machine to taste.

MSI X299 Gaming Pro Carbon connectivity, audio and expansion

Yes, the following table lists all the detailed aspects of the motherboard MSI X299 Gaming Pro CarbonWe do not want to end without pointing out its qualities on the connectivity, expansion and multimedia side.

MSI X299 Gaming Pro Carbon

Slots to configure a beast

It is a model that has a total of four PCIe 3.0 x16, accompanied by two PCIe 3.0 x1, so the user can build a Pc high performance graphics taking advantage of the technologies AMD CrossFire and NVIDIA® SLI. In storage it is equally impressive, since it has 8 SATA 6Gb / s ports; 2 M.2 ports (Key M); and one U.2 port. Regarding the connectors USB we find a lot, highlighting the ports 3.1 Gen 1 and the super fast of Gen 2 type C.

MSI X299 Gaming Pro Carbon

Detail of the external output ports

The sound of the system is provided by the board with the Chipset Audio Realtek ALC1220, with high definition quality 7.1 and departure S / PDIF. Regarding communications, the user has a network controller Intel I219-V Gigabit. This is a model that does not include any wireless option from the factory.

Technical specifications of the MSI X299 Gaming Pro Carbon

Here is a summary table with all the technical details and extras of this motherboard MSI X299 Gaming Pro Carbon:

MSI X299 Gaming Pro Carbon
COMPATIBLE PROCESSORS AND FORMAT
Compatible Processors Intel Core X-series processors
Socket LGA2066
Format
  • ATX Form Factor
  • 12 in. x 9.6 in. (30.5 cm x 24.4 cm)
CHIPSET
Model Intel® X299
Storage interface
  • 8 SATA 6Gb / s ports
  • 2 M.2 slots (Key M)
    • M2_1 valid for storage devices PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA 6Gb / s, 2242/2260/2280
    • M2_2 valid for storage devices PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA 6Gb / s, 2242/2260/2280/22110
    • Intel® Optane ™ Memory valid for slots M2_1, M2_2
  • 1 U.2 port
    • Supports PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe storage
  • Supports Intel® Smart Response Technology
  • Valid for RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5 and RAID 10 on SATA storage devices
  • Valid for RAID 0, RAID 1 on M.2 PCIe storage devices
USB ports ASMedia® ASM3142 Chipset

  • 1 USB 3.1 Gen2 (SuperSpeed ​​USB 10Gbps) Type-A port on the rear panel
  • 2 USB 3.1 Gen2 (SuperSpeed ​​USB 10Gbps) Type-C ports (1 on rear panel, 1 on internal connector)

Intel® X299 Chipset

  • 5 USB 3.1 Gen1 (SuperSpeed ​​USB) ports (1 on rear panel, the rest on internal connectors)
  • 7 USB 2.0 (High-speed USB) ports (3 on rear panel, 4 on internal connectors)

ASMedia® ASM1074 Hub

  • 3 USB 3.1 Gen1 (SuperSpeed ​​USB) Type-A ports on the rear panel
RAM MEMORY SUPPORT
Memory type / maximum frequency (official) 6-core or better processors

  • 4133+ (OC) / 4000 (OC) / 3866 (OC) / 3733 (OC) / 3600 (OC) / 3466 (OC) / 3400 (OC) / 3333 (OC) / 3300 (OC) / 3200 (OC) / 3000 (OC) / 2800 (OC) / 2667/2400/2133 MHz

4 core processors

  • 4500+ (OC) / 4400 (OC) / 4333 (OC) / 4266 (OC) / 4133 (OC) / 4000 (OC) / 3866 (OC) / 3800 (OC) / 3733 (OC) / 3600 (OC) / 3466 (OC) / 3400 (OC) / 3333 (OC) / 3200 (OC) / 3000 (OC) / 2933 (OC) / 2800 (OC) / 2667/2400/2133 MHz
Maximum allowed quantity 6-core or better processors

  • 8 DDR4 memory slots
  • Up to 128GB

4 core processors

  • 4 DDR4 memory slots
  • Up to 64GB

Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)

Architecture Quad channel or Dual channel, depending on processor
CONNECTORS
Internal
  • 24-pin ATX main power connector
  • 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
  • 4-pin ATX 12V power connector
  • 8 x SATA 6Gb / s connectors
  • 3 x M.2 slots (Key M x2, Key E x1)
  • U.2 port
  • 2 x USB 2.0 connectors (supports additional 4 USB 2.0 ports)
  • 2 x USB 3.1 Gen1 connectors (supports additional 4 USB 3.1 Gen1 ports)
  • USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C port
  • 4-pin CPU fan connector
  • 4-pin Water Pump connector
  • 4 x 4-pin system fan connectors
  • Front panel audio connector
  • 2 x Front panel connectors
  • TPM module connector
  • Chassis Intrusion connector
  • Clear CMOS jumper
  • Slow mode booting jumper
  • GAME BOOST knob
  • Power button
  • Reset button
  • Multi-BIOS switch
  • RGB LED connector
  • Virtual RAID on CPU connector (VRAID1)
External
  • 3 USB 2.0 ports
  • 4 USB 3.0 Type-A ports (3.1 Gen 1)
  • USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-A ports
  • USB 3.1 Type-C port (3.1 Gen 2)
  • Ethernet LAN (RJ-45)
  • PS / 2 mouse port
  • S / PDIF out
AUDIO
specs
  • Realtek® ALC1220 Codec
  • 7.1-Channel High Definition Audio
  • Supports S / PDIF output
CONNECTIVITY
LAN Intel I219-V Gigabit LAN Controller
Wifi No
Bluetooth No
EXPANSION SOCKETS
  • 4 PCIe 3.0 x16 slots
  • 2 PCIe 3.0 x1 slots
GRAPHICS
Multi-GPU
  • Supports NVIDIA® SLI ™ technology
  • Compatible with AMD CrossFire ™ technology
Others
illumination MSI Mystic Light

Conclusions, availability and price of the MSI X299 Gaming Pro Carbon

MSI X299 Gaming Pro Carbon

MSI X299 Gaming Pro Carbon, unlimited possibilities to play

This motherboard is impressive in every respect. Its qualities leave no doubt of the excellent performance it can provide to the user and the great advantage that it can get from each of the components it manages.

PROS:
  • Excellent quality of components.
  • Exclusive design.
  • Illumination.
  • Multiple protection and heat dissipation technologies.
  • Great expansion possibilities.

CONS:
  • Price.
  • No wireless connectivity.
9
Total Score

Design and constructive quality
9.5

Feeding
9

Connectivity
8

Expandability
9.5

Ventilation
9

Chipset performance
9

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