MSI X299 TOMAHAWK AC Review & Specifications

MSI X299 TOMAHAWK AC Arsenal Gaming Intel X299 LGA2066 DDR4 SLI ATX

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Supports Intel Core X-Series Processor Family for LGA2066 Socket
Supports DDR4-4266+(OC) Memory
M.2 Shield: Keep M.2 SSDs safe while preventing throttling, making them run cooler & faster
VR Ready: best virtual reality experience without latency, reduces motion sickness
Gaming LAN and Wireless support, powered by Intel

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CPU

• Supports Intel® Core™ X-Series Processor Family for LGA2066 Socket
* This function will be supported depend on the CPU.
 


Chipset

• Intel® X299 Chipset
 


Main Memory

• 8 x DDR4 memory slots, support up to 128GB*
• Quad channel memory architecture with the CPU that supports up to 4-channels DDR4**
- X-series processor support DDR4 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*
• Dual channel memory architecture with the CPU that supports up to 2-channels DDR4**
- X-series processor support DDR4 4500+(OC)/4400(OC)/4333(OC)/4266(OC)/4200(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* 
• Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
* For the latest information about memory, please visit http://www.msi.com
** Please refer the DIMM Slots section for more details.
 


Slots

• 4 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slots
- Support x16/ x4*/ x16/ x8 mode with the 44-lane CPU.
- Support x16/ x4*/ x8/ x4 modes with the 28-lane CPU.
- Support x8/ x4*/ x8/ x0, x8/ x4*/ x4/ x4 modes with the 16-lane CPU.
• 2 x PCIe 3.0 x1 slots
* The PCI_E3 lanes are supported by PCH.
 

 
Multi-GPU


• Supports 3-Way AMD® CrossFire™ Technology
• Supports 3-Way NVIDIA® SLI™ Technology
 

Storage

• Intel® X299 Chipset
• 8 x SATA 6Gb/s ports*
• 2 x M.2 slots (Key M)*
- Supports up to PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA 6Gb/s
- M2_1 slot supports 2242/ 2260 /2280 storage devices
- M2_2 slot supports 2242/ 2260 /2280/ 22110 storage devices
- Intel® Optane™ Memory Ready**
• 1 x U.2 port *
- Supports PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe storage
• Supports Intel® Smart Response Technology***
* PCI_E3 slot, M.2 slots, U.2 port and SATA ports share the same bandwidth. Please refer to manual for PCI_E3/ U.2/ M.2/ SATA Combination table .


 

RAID

• Intel® X299 Chipset
• Supports RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5 and RAID 10 for SATA storage devices
• Supports RAID 0 and RAID 1 for M.2 storage devices*
* M.2 PCIe RAID volume can be created with M.2/Optane Genie. Please refer to manual for M.2 PCIe SSD RAID.
 

 

USB

• ASMedia® ASM3142 Chipset
- 1 x USB 3.1 Gen2 (SuperSpeed USB 10Gbps) Type-A port on the back panel
- 2 x USB 3.1 Gen2 (Super Speed USB 10Gbps) Type-C ports(1 port on the back panel, 1 port available through the internal USB connector)
• ASMedia® ASM1074 Chipset
- 3 x USB 3.1 Gen1 (SuperSpeed USB) Type-A ports on theback panel
• Intel® X299 Chipsett
- 5 x USB 3.1 Gen1 (SuperSpeed USB) ports (1 port on the back panel, 4 ports available through the internal USB connectors)
- 7 x USB 2.0 (High-speed USB) ports (3 ports on the back panel, 4 ports available through the internal USB connectors)

 


Wirsless LAN & Bluetooth®

• Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265 module (optional)
- The Wireless module is pre-install in the M2_3 (Key-E) slot.
- Supports Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual band (2.4GHz, 5GHz) up to 867 Mbps speed.
- Supports Dual Mode Bluetooth® 2.1, 2.1+EDR, 3.0, 4.0, BLE, 4.2
 


Audio

• Realtek® ALC1220 Codec
- 7.1-Channel High Definition Audio
- Supports S/PDIF output
 

 
LAN 

• 1 x Intel® I219-V Gigabit LAN controller
 

 
Internal I/O Connectors

- 1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector
- 1 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
- 1 x 4-pin ATX 12V power connector
- 8 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
- 3 x M.2 slots (Key M x2, Key E x1)
- 1 x 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)
- 1 x USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C port
- 1 x 4-pin CPU fan connector
- 1 x 4-pin Water Pump connector
- 4 x 4-pin system fan connectors
- 1 x Front panel audio connector
- 2 x Front panel connectors
- 1 x TPM module connector
- 1 x Chassis Intrusion connector
- 1 x Clear CMOS jumper
- 1 x Power button
- 1 x Reset button
- 1 x Multi-BIOS switch
- 1 x RGB LED connector
- 1 x Virtual RAID on CPU connector
- 1 x Thunderbolt Add-on Card Connector
 

 
Back Panel I/O Ports

- 1 x Clear CMOS button
- 1 x BIOS FLASHBACK+ button
- 1 x PS/2 keyboard/ mouse combo port
- 3 x USB 2.0 Type-A ports
- 4 x USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-A ports
- 1 x LAN (RJ45) port
- 1 x USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-A port
- 1 x USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C port
- 1 x Optical S/PDIF OUT connector
- 5 x OFC audio jacks
 


Dimension

• 12 in. x 9.6 in. (30.5 cm x 24.4 cm)
• ATX Form Factor
 


Mounting

• 9 mounting holes

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