MSI's UEFI on the X99A Gaming Pro Carbon is very similar to that of its other motherboard products. It has been fully updated to support Broadwell-E CPUs and works quite well. I am a fan of the way MSI has laid out their settings, but there were some SATA power savings settings I couldn't find.
Fan control through a GUI is present, as are auto overclocking profiles similar to that from the OC Genie knob located on the motherboard. You can turn off the RGB LEDs through the UEFI, but color control is only provided through a Windows application.
MSI includes many applications. They include Super Charger, Live Update 6, Gaming Lan Manager, LED, Gaming APP, Fast Boot, USB Speed up, Command Center, RAMDisk, M Cloud, Nahimic, XSplit GameCaster, and SteelSeries Engine 3.
PRICING: You can find the MSI X99A Gaming Pro Carbon Motherboard for sale below. The prices listed are valid at the time of writing, but can change at any time. Click the link below to see real-time pricing for the best deal:
United States: The MSI X99A Gaming Pro Carbon Motherboard retails for $330 at Amazon.
United Kingdom: The MSI X99A Gaming Pro Carbon Motherboard retails for £349 at Amazon UK.
- Page 1 [Introduction, Specifications, and Pricing]
- Page 2 [Packaging and X99A Gaming Pro Carbon Overview]
- Page 3 [MSI X99A Gaming Pro Carbon Circuit Analysis]
- Page 4 [MSI X99A Gaming Pro Carbon Circuit Analysis Continued]
- Page 5 [BIOS and Software]
- Page 6 [Test System Setup]
- Page 7 [Overclocking]
- Page 8 [CPU, Memory, and System Benchmarks]
- Page 9 [System IO Benchmarks]
- Page 10 [Thermal Imaging and Power Consumption]
- Page 11 [What's Hot, What's Not & Final Thoughts]
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