Product on Review: X299 GAMING PRO CARBON AC
Manufacturer & Sponsor: MSI
Street Price: £330 GBP / $358 USD
As we enter the Summer months, the heat is rising and we’re referring to the CPU/motherboard market. Today marks the release of Intel’s new Core X-Series processors and the introduction of a brand new socket/chipset – LGA2066 – X299. As a direct successor to the now retiring X99 platform, X299 will serve enthusiasts and overclockers looking to maximise productivity and optimise workflow. Among the motherboard manufacturers, in this review we’ll be turning to MSI to carefully analyse the fruits of their labours in the X299 GAMING PRO CARBON AC.
The X299 GAMING PRO CARBON AC is a mid-high end motherboard found within the HEDT platform. MSI has kitted this board out with features which should satisfy both gamers and enthusiasts. For storage needs this board utilises U.2, M.2 and SATA 3 6GB/s. In the USB department USB 3.1 features heavily on the back panel and we even get a new USB 3.1 header for the front panel connectivity.
Throughout this review we’ll be testing X299 GAMING PRO CARBON AC against other X299 motherboards and weighing up whether or not you should pick it up with a new Core X-Series CPU.
MSI in their own words
As a world leading gaming brand, MSI is the most trusted name in gaming and eSports. We’ve dedicated countless hours and committed numerous resources to the eSports community to support the world’s most aspiring and best gamers and use their knowledge and expertise in our products in return. MSI integrated all gamers’ aspirational functions in its gaming rigs, eliminating the tedious trial and error by themselves and pushing the performance beyond limits. The determination to surpass past achievements has made MSI a ‘True Gaming’ brand with gaming spirit throughout the industry!