MSI X99S GAMING 7 Review & Specs

MSI X99S GAMING 7 LGA 2011-3 X99 DDR4 M.2

MSI X99S GAMING 7 LGA 2011-3 X99 DDR4 M.2

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  • Supports New Intel® Core™ i7 processors Extreme Edition in LGA 2011-3 socket
  • Supports Quad Channel DDR4-3333(OC) Memory
  • Turbo M.2: delivering next generation M.2 Gen3 x4 performance with transfer speeds up to 32 Gb/s
  • SATA Express + USB 3.0 + SATA 6Gb/s
  • Multi-GPU: Quad NVIDIA SLI & AMD CrossFire Support
  • OC Engine: Reach higher overclocking results with more flexible BCLK adjustments at 100/125/167MHz.
  • Audio Boost 2: Reward Your Ears with True Quality
  • Killer Ethernet: Kill Your Lag
  • USB Audio Power: Super Stable 5V Power & Better Signal Transmission over USB
  • XSplit Gamecaster: Show off you skills to the world with a six month premium license for this popular streaming software
  • Guard-Pro: Improved Protection and Power Efficiency
  • OC Genie 4: Overclock in 1 Second
  • Gaming App: Boost your framerate
  • Click BIOS 4: Easily Fine-tune Your System
  • Sound Blaster Cinema 2: Benefit from Creative software to get a more realistic surround sound experience
  • Gaming Device Port: Optimized with Triple Gold-plating for High Polling Rate Gaming Devices

Specs Overview

Model
  • X99S Gaming 7
  • 7885-001R
Release Date October 2014

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

Socket LGA2011-3
Form factor ATX
Chipset Intel X99
Supported Memory DDR4:
2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2666Mhz 2800Mhz 3000Mhz
* High clock speeds may require enabling the XMP profile in the motherboard BIOS
** RAM support may also depend on the CPU memory controller
ECC RAM Support
SLI Support
CrossFire Support
RAID Support
Wireless LAN
PCI-Express x16 Slots 4
PCI-Express x4 Slots 0
PCI-Express x1 Slots 2
SATA 6 Gbps Ports 8
SATA Express Ports 1
M.2 Ports 1
RAM Slots 8
Maximum Supported RAM 128GB
Onboard USB 2.0 2
Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 1 2
Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 2 0

CPU 

• Supports New Intel® Core™ i7 Processor Extreme Edition for LGA2011-3 Socket

Please refer to CPU Support for compatible CPU; the above description is for reference only.
 


Chipset

• Intel® X99 Express Chipset
 


Main Memory

• Support eight DDR4 2133/2200*/2400*/2600*/2666*/2750*/3000*/3110*/3333*(*OC)MHz DRAM, 128GB Max

- Quad channel memory architecture
- Supports non-ECC, un-buffered memory
- Supports RDIMM 1Rx8 memory module(Operates in non-ECC mode)

 


Slots

• 4 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slots, support up to 3-way mode

- 1-way mode: x16/ x0/ x0/ x0

- 2-way mode: x16/ x16/ x0/ x0*, 16/ x8/ x0/ x0**

- 3-way mode: x16/ x16/ x0/ x8*, x8/ x8/ x8/ x0**

• 2 x PCIe 2.0 x1 slots
 

* For the CPU that supports 40 PCIe lanes

** For the CPU that supports 28 PCIe lanes
 


Storage

 

• Intel X99 Express Chipset

• 10 x SATA 6Gb/s ports (2 ports reserved for SATA Express port)*

- SATA1~6 support RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5 and RAID 10

- SATA7~10 ports only support IDE mode and AHCI mode.

- Supports Intel® Smart Response Technology (Windows 7/ 8/ 8.1)

• 1 x SATA Express port*

• 1 x M.2 port, supports M.2 SATA 6Gb/s module* or M.2 PCIe module up to 32Gb/s speed**

- M.2 port supports 4.2cm/ 6cm/ 8cm length module

- M.2 PCIe module does not support RAID 0, RAID1, RAID 5 and RAID 10.

 

* The SATA Express port or SATA5~6 ports will be unavailable when installing the M.2 (Gen2 x2 mode) module in the M.2 port.

** Intel RST does not support PCIe M.2 SSD with Legacy ROM.

 


USB

• Intel X99 Express Chipset
- 6 x USB 3.0 ports (2 ports on the back panel, 4 ports available through the internal USB 3.0 connectors*)
- 6 x USB 2.0 ports (2 ports on the back panel, 4 ports available through the internal USB 2.0 connectors)

• ASMedia ASM1042 Chipset
- 2 x USB 3.0 ports on the back panel
 

• VIA VL805

- 4 x USB 3.0 ports on the back panel
* Internal JUSB1 connector supports MSI Super Charger.
 


Audio 

• Realtek® ALC1150 Codec
- 7.1-Channel High Definition Audio
- Supports S/PDIF output

 

 
LAN 

• 1x Killer E2205 Gigabit LAN controller*
* The Killer Network Manager is only available for Windows 7 and Windows 8/8.1 currently. The supported drivers for other operating systems would be available on the website if provided by vendor.
 

 
Multi-GPU

• Supports 3-Way AMD® CrossFireTM Technology*
• Supports 3-Way NVIDIA® SLI™ Technology
* Supports Windows 7 and Windows 8/8.1. 
 

 
Internal I/O Connectors
 

- 1 x 24-pin AT x main power connector

- 1 x 8-pin AT x 12V power connector

- 10 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors

- 1 x SATA Express connector

- 1 x M.2 connector

- 2 x USB 2.0 connectors (supports additional 4 USB 2.0 ports)

- 2 x USB 3.0 connectors (supports additional 4 USB 3.0 ports)

- 2 x 4-pin CPU fan connectors

- 3 x 4-pin system fan connectors

- 1 x Front panel audio connector

- 2 x System 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 OC Genie button

- 1 x Multi-BIOS switch

- 1 x Audio power switch

- 1 x Slow mode booting jumper

 

 
Back Panel I/O Ports
 

- 1 x PS/2 port

- 2 x USB 2.0 ports

- 1 x Clear CMOS button

- 8 x USB 3.0 ports

- 1 x LAN (RJ45) port

- 1 x Optical S/PDIF OUT connector

- 5 x OFC audio jacks

 


BIOS
 

• The motherboard BIOS provides "Plug & Play" BIOS which detects the peripheral devices and expansion cards of the board automatically.
• The motherboard provides a Desktop Management Interface(DMI) function which records your motherboard specifications. 
 


Dimension
 

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


Mounting

 

• 9 mounting holes.


Critic Reviews

85

Asking for an outlay of just £200, the MSI X99S Gaming 7 offers an alluring set of features to warrant its reasonable price tag. But it isn't just features that MSI's X99S Gaming 7 is good for – CPU overclocking performance is impressive, the supplied...

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86

So the MSI X99S Gaming 7 might not be the flagship model in their enthusiast range but since when has that ever stopped MSI from delivering a mid-range (if you can call Haswell-E mid-range) product which exceeds expectations? One of MSI's strong points...

70

If you have a compatible drive, the MSI board has both SATA Express and Turbo M.2, for speeds of up to 10GB/s and 32GB/s respectively. The MSI can run three-way SLI and Crossfire, but shares some of the PCIe pathways with the M.2 slot, so configuration...

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