MSI X299 Tomahawk Arctic
MSI X299 Tomahawk Arctic
Top 21%809 points
Top 21%
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MSI X299 Tomahawk Arctic: 56 facts and highlights

1. RAM speed

It can support faster memory, which will give quicker system performance.
2667MHz
ASRock Z270 Taichi: 21233MHz

2. overclocked RAM speed

The motherboard supports overclocking the RAM to a higher speed. By increasing the speed at which the memory runs, you can boost the performance of your computer.
4133MHz
ASRock X299 OC Formula: 4600MHz

3. Easy to overclock

Overclocking your system is normally quite a complicated procedure, but some manufacturers provide a button or a program where one click will automatically overclock your computer, giving you increased performance.
MSI X299 Tomahawk Arctic
17% have it

4. Signal-to-Noise ratio (DAC)

When an audio chipset converts a digital audio signal to an analogue one (for example when playing an MP3 on your speakers), a certain amount of noise is added. A higher SNR means that there is less added noise and the audio quality is better.
120dB
Gigabyte G1.Sniper 5: 123dB

5. maximum memory size

The maximum amount of memory (RAM) supported.
128GB
Asus Z10PE-D16 WS: 1024GB

6. PCIe 3.0 x16 slots

PCIe slots allow you to connect peripherals to the motherboard, most commonly graphics cards but also others such as sound cards and network cards. The ‘x16’ represents the number of lanes it has, with more lanes supporting higher data transfer rates. PCIe 3.0 offers higher transfer rates than PCIe 2.0, and can give increased performance.
4
Gigabyte GA-7PESH3: 8

7. fan headers

Fan headers are connection points on the motherboard that cooling fans can be connected to. Fans can also be connected straight to the power supply, but when connected to the motherboard you gain much finer control over them through software.
5
Asus Sabertooth X99: 12

8. has a HDMI output

Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.
MSI X299 Tomahawk Arctic
74% have it

9. memory slots

More memory slots (also known as DIMM slots) allow you to add more RAM to your computer. It is also useful when upgrading, as you can add RAM to an empty slot instead of replacing an existing memory module.
8
Asus Z10PE-D16 WS: 16

10. Supports RAID 1

RAID is a storage technology that combines multiple disks into one unit. RAID 1 mirrors the data across the drives. This gives you greater data security as if one drive fails, the data will still be accessible from another.
MSI X299 Tomahawk Arctic
78% have it

11. SATA 3 connectors

SATA is an interface used to connect mass storage devices such as hard drives and Blu-ray drives. SATA 3 has a native transfer rate of 6 Gbit/s, which is twice as fast as SATA 2, the previous revision. This is particularly useful if you use an SSD as it can perform at higher speeds.
8
MSI 990FXA-GD80: 12

12. PCIe 2.0 x16 slots

PCIe slots allow you to connect peripherals to the motherboard, most commonly graphics cards but also others such as sound cards and network cards. The ‘x16’ represents the number of lanes it has, with more lanes supporting higher data transfer rates.
0
Asus P9X79-E WS: 7

13. USB 2.0 ports (through expansion)

The motherboard has USB 2.0 headers, which are pin connections that you can connect additional USB ports to.
4
Asus P8Z77-V Pro/Thunderbolt: 10

14. USB 3.0 ports

More USB 3.0 ports allow you to connect more devices to your computer that support USB 3.0. USB 3.0 is an improved version of USB 2.0 which offers faster transfer rates.
6
Asus Z87-Pro: 14

15. Supports USB charging boost

This feature allows you to charge your devices (such as smartphones and tablets) faster than a regular USB port. Some implementations also let you charge through the USB port even when the computer is in sleep mode or off.
MSI X299 Tomahawk Arctic
58% have it

16. Has WiFi

The device can connect to WiFi.
MSI X299 Tomahawk Arctic
18% have it

17. Supports RAID 5

RAID is a storage technology that combines multiple disks into one unit. RAID 5 stripes the data across the drives, giving increased performance compared to a single disk. It also provides greater data security as if one drive fails, the data will still be accessible from another due to the use of parity.
MSI X299 Tomahawk Arctic
70% have it

18. USB 3.0 ports (through expansion)

The motherboard has USB 3.0 headers, which are pin connections that you can connect additional USB ports to.
4
Asus X79 Deluxe: 8

19. height

244mm
Asus Tinker Board: 53.3mm

20. memory channels

More memory channels increases the speed of data transfer between the memory and the CPU.
4
MSI 990FXA-GD80: 8

21. Has Bluetooth

Bluetooth is a wireless technology that allows you to easily transfer data between different devices, such as smartphones, tablets and computers.
MSI X299 Tomahawk Arctic
18% have it

22. USB 2.0 ports

More USB 2.0 ports allow you to connect more devices to your computer that support USB 2.0.
3
Asus Sabertooth 990FX: 10

23. Has S/PDIF Out port

S/PDIF is an interface used to transmit digital audio with high fidelity.
MSI X299 Tomahawk Arctic
65% have it

24. Supports ECC memory

Error-correcting code memory can detect and correct data corruption. It is used when is it essential to avoid corruption, such as scientific computing or when running a server.
MSI X299 Tomahawk Arctic
12% have it

25. DisplayPort outputs

Allows you to connect to a display using DisplayPort.
0
Asus Z97-Deluxe/USB 3.1: 2

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