Tech content trusted by users in North America and around the world
7,216 Reviews & Articles | 52,105 News Posts

MSI X99A Gaming Pro Carbon Motherboard Review

MSI X99A Gaming Pro Carbon Motherboard Review
MSI's X99A Gaming Pro Carbon motherboard gets reviewed as we see if this Intel X99 refresh product is worthy of consideration or not.
By: Steven Bassiri | Socket LGA 2011 in Motherboards | Posted: 1 week, 4 days ago
TweakTown Rating: 91%Manufacturer: MSI

Introduction

 

msi-x99a-gaming-pro-carbon-motherboard-review_01

 

Along with all the other major motherboard vendors, MSI launched a few refreshed X99 based motherboards for Intel's Broadwell-E launch. MSI's X99A Gaming Pro Carbon isn't their top of the line X99-refresh motherboard, but it does carry many of MSI's latest features and aesthetic enhancements. Like MSI's king, the X99A GODLIKE GAMING CARBON, the X99A Gaming Pro Carbon features carbon fiber themed heat sinks and RGB LEDs to illuminate the motherboard exactly to your liking.

 

 

While everyone agrees that RGB LEDs are now everywhere, their implementation varies considerably depending on the make and model of the product. MSI's original X99A GODLIKE GAMING was ahead of its time in regards to RGB LEDs and independent zone control, something that the X99A Gaming Pro Carbon has inherited. Apart from the RGB LEDs on the motherboard, MSI has also added in x4 PCI-E 3.0 M.2 and U.2 ports to support the latest in storage devices. Without further ado, let's take a look at MSI's X99A Gaming Pro Carbon.

 

 

Specifications

 

msi-x99a-gaming-pro-carbon-motherboard-review_02

 

Apart from all the expected features such as quad-channel memory and 4-way SLI/CrossFireX support, the X99A Gaming Pro Carbon also carries USB 3.1 type-A and type-C, and USB 3.0 type-C (called USB 3.1 gen 1). Also included is x4 PCI-E 3.0 M.2, x4 PCI-E 3.0 U.2, upgraded audio, overclocking features, and an Intel NIC.

 

 

Pricing

 

The X99A Gaming Pro Carbon is available from many large retailers for $329.99.

    We at TweakTown openly invite the companies who provide us with review samples / who are mentioned or discussed to express their opinion of our content. If any company representative wishes to respond, we will publish the response here.

Related Tags

Got an opinion on this content? Post a comment below!
loading