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MSI Creator TRX40 vs X99S SLI PLUS


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MSI Creator TRX40

MSI X99S SLI PLUS

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Brand
MSI
Brand
MSI
Model
Creator TRX40
Model
  • X99S SLI Plus
  • 7885-002R
Release Date
📅 November 2019

* First availability for purchase, it may not correspond to the actual market launch date.

Release Date
📅 October 2014

* First availability for purchase, it may not correspond to the actual market launch date.

TDP
🔌 100 Watts
TDP
🔌 70 Watts
Recommended supported parts
Recommended supported parts
Series
-
Series
-
Socket
sTRX4
Socket
LGA2011-3
Form factor
EATX
Form factor
ATX
Chipset
AMD TRX40
Chipset
Intel X99
Supported Memory
DDR4:
2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2666Mhz 3200Mhz 3600Mhz 4000Mhz 4666Mhz
* High clock speeds may require enabling the XMP profile in the motherboard BIOS
** RAM compatibility support may also depend on the CPU memory controller
Supported Memory
DDR4:
2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2666Mhz 2800Mhz 3000Mhz
* High clock speeds may require enabling the XMP profile in the motherboard BIOS
** RAM compatibility support may also depend on the CPU memory controller
ECC RAM Support
Yes
ECC RAM Support
No
Audio Chipset
1 x Realtek ALC1220 Codec
1 x Realtek ALC4050H Codec
Audio Chipset
-
Audio Channels
7.1 Channels
Audio Channels
-
LAN Chipset
AQUANTIA AQC107
LAN Chipset
-
Max LAN Speed
10Gbps + 10/100/1000Mbps
Max LAN Speed
-
SLI Support
Yes
SLI Support
Yes
CrossFire Support
Yes
CrossFire Support
Yes
RAID Support
Yes
RAID Support
Yes
Back I/O Ports
  • 1 x Optical S/PDIF Out
  • 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 Type-C
  • 2 x LAN (RJ45)
  • 4 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A
  • 5 x Audio Jacks
  • 5 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A
Back I/O Ports
-
Wireless LAN
Yes
Wireless LAN
No
PCI-Express x16 Slots
4
PCI-Express x16 Slots
4
PCI-Express x4 Slots
0
PCI-Express x4 Slots
0
PCI-Express x1 Slots
0
PCI-Express x1 Slots
2
SATA 6 Gbps Ports
6
SATA 6 Gbps Ports
8
SATA Express Ports
0
SATA Express Ports
1
M.2 Ports
4
M.2 Ports
1
RAM Slots
8
RAM Slots
8
Maximum Supported RAM
256GB
Maximum Supported RAM
128GB
Onboard USB 2.0
2
Onboard USB 2.0
2
Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 1
2
Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 1
2
Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 2
1
Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 2
0
Critic Reviews

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Critic Reviews

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What are the differences between MSI Creator TRX40 🆚 X99S SLI PLUS? Analyze head-to-head all specifications and features to find out the better Motherboard.

Comparison summary

Reasons to pick the MSI Creator TRX40:

  • MSI X99S SLI PLUS is not available anymore in the selected store.
  • Newer Product, it was released around 5 years later.
  • Wireless LAN Integrated.
  • Supports the following RAM types not supported by counterpart: DDR4 3200MHz, 3600MHz, 4000MHz, 4666MHz
  • +3 Ports M.2.
  • +128GB maximum RAM supported.
  • +1 Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 2.

Reasons to pick the MSI X99S SLI PLUS:

  • Around 30% lower thermal design power.
  • +2 Slots PCI-E x1.
  • +2 Ports SATA 6Gb/s.
  • +1 Ports SATA Express.
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