MSI X99S SLI PLUS Review & Specs

MSI X99S SLI PLUS LGA 2011-3 X99 DDR4 M.2

MSI X99S SLI PLUS 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: NVIDIA Quad SLI & AMD Quad CrossFire Support
  • OC Engine: For More Flexible BCLK Adjustments
  • USB Steel Power: Super Stable 5V Power & Better Signal Transmission over USB
  • Intel® Gigabit LAN: Always connected with Intel® Gigabit LAN networking
  • Guard-Pro: Improved Protection and Power Efficiency
  • Military Class 4: Top Quality & Stability
  • OC Genie 4: Overclock in 1 Second
  • Click BIOS 4: Easily Fine-tune Your System
  • Command Center: Control & Customize Your PC Settings

Specs Overview

Model
  • X99S SLI Plus
  • 7885-002R
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 DIMMs 2133/2200(OC)/2400(OC)/2600(OC)/2666(OC)/2750(OC)/3000(OC)/3110(OC)/3333(OC) MHz, up to 128GB Max.
- Supports Quad-Channel mode
- Supports non-ECC, un-buffered memory
- Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
 

 
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**
* For the CPU that supports 40 PCIe lanes
** For the CPU that supports 28 PCIe lanes

 


Multi-GPU Support

 

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


On-Board SATA

Intel® X99 Express Chipset

• 10 x SATA 6Gb/s ports (2x 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 up to 32Gb/s speed**

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

- M.2 PCIe interface 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 SATA interface 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 ASM1042AE

- 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® ALC892 Codec

- 7.1-Channel High Definition Audio

- Supports S/PDIF output

 


LAN 

• 1 x Intel I218 Gigabit LAN 
 


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 E xpress 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 Slow mode booting jumper

- 1 x Power button

- 1 x Reset button

- 1 x OC Genie button

- 1 x Multi-BIOS switch

 


Back Panel I/O Ports <

 

- 1 x PS/2 keyboard/ mouse combo 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.
 


 

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

 
Mounting

 

• 9 mounting holes


Critic Reviews

100

Bien; es difícil encontrar algo malo a la plataforma Intel X99 para equipos de gama alta. MSI dispone de varios modelos de placa; éste en concreto nos ofrece la posibilidad de montar un total de 8 módulos de memoria RAM DDR4, con soporte total para 128...

84

So now it has come the time to wrap the review up. I am having a bit of a hard time with this one. Normally when I review a motherboard it is just the motherboard I have to get used to, I already know what my RAM and CPU are capable off. However, this is...


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