MSI stands for Micro-Star International. They’re one of the most known companies in the PC market. MSI is a Taiwan-based company that was founded back in 1986 and they make great technological products. MSI makes motherboards, graphics cards, laptops, etc. Their reputation in the PC market is excellent. Today, MSI announced their new LGA-2011-v3 motherboard, called MSI X99A Tomahawk.
The MSI X99A Tomahawk is based on the latest Intel X99-E chipset for the latest Intel Core i7-6800K, i7-6900K, and the mighty i7-6950X. With 8 RAM slots, the MSI X99A Tomahawk supports up to 128 Gigabytes of DDR4 memory. The board also uses an 8-phase VRM.
Talking about the connectivity, the MSI X99A Tomahawk features 8 SATA 6 Gb/s ports and two USB 3.1 ports (one Type-C and one Type-A). The motherboard also has an M.2 slot and U.2 slot. The MSI X99A Tomahawk also has 8 USB 3.0 ports and eight USB 2.0 ports. For ethernet connection, it also has two gigabit ethernet ports powered by Intel controllers.
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This motherboard features all-black PCB along with red and gray accents. The board also has three PCIe 3.0 x16 ports which are reinforced along with 2 PCIe 3.0 x1 ports.